Self-Driving Tours

Wellness retreat in Bulgaria

Own Transport
8 days / 7 nights
Departure dates
14.07.2024, 18.08.2024, 15.09.2024, 20.10.2024
Sofia – Rila Monastery – Plovdiv – Hisarya – Kazanlak – Koprivshtitsa - Sofia
Price per person
Wellness retreat to one of the most iconic Roman baths in Bulgaria

Day 1: Sofia
Arrival to Sofia International Airport and pick up your rental car. Drive to your hotel in Sofia.
Night in Sofia.

Day 2: Sofia – Rila Monastery – Sofia (220 km)
Guided sightseeing tour of Sofia – University of St Kliment Ohridski, Cathedral of St Alexander Nevski, Parliament, Church of St Sophia, Russian Church of St Nicolas the Miracle-Maker, National Theatre, National Bank, Presidency, Rotunda of St George, Banya Bashi Mosque, Catholic Church of St Joseph, Central Market Hall.
In the afternoon, drive to the Rila mountains and the magnificent Rila Monastery (UNESCO), one of the symbols of Bulgaria. Founded in the 10th century by the hermit Ivan of Rila, this is a true example of the Bulgarian Renaissance.
Night in Sofia.

Day 3: Sofia – Plovdiv – Hisarya ( 190 km)
Drive to Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe and former European capital of Culture (2019). Enjoy the Old Plovdiv – Roman theatre (UNESCO), Balabanova house, Ethnographic Museum, its cobbled streets and authentic houses from Bulgarian Revival, and spend some time in the colorful and vivid Kapana quarter. Continue to Hissarya. Night in Hisarya.

Day 4: Hisarya
Hisarya is a well-renown for its thermal springs from Roman times to nowadays. One upon a time, this place was an active Roman SPA resort and point for rehabilitation for wounded Roman soldiers. Today, this is a fantastic holiday location with professional SPA hotels, exquisite local cuisine, remarkable sights and historical landmarks, and panoramic scenery. Enjoy your day in the Spa center of your hotel. Night in Hisarya.

Day 5: Hisarya
Enjoy your day in the Spa center of your hotел. Night in Hisarya.

Day 6: Hisarya – Kazanlak – Koprivshtitsa (180 km)
Drive to the Valley of Thracian Kings, and visit its capital – Kazanlak. The city is also known as Capital of Roses. Rose oil extraction is an authentic local craft since 18th century.  Visit of the Thracian Tomb if Kazanlak (UNESCO), and the Museum of Roses. Continue to Koprivshtitsa, one of the most romantic authentic cities in Central Bulgaria.
Night in Koprivshtitsa.

Day 7: Koprivshtitsa – Sofia (110 km)
Walk along the cobbled streets of Koprivshtitsa and visit the local house to feel the spirit of the Bulgarian Revival period.
Drive back to Sofia. Free time in the Bulgarian capital. Night in Sofia.

Day 8: Sofia
Drive to Sofia International Airport, and flight back to your destination, depending on your flight schedule.  


More Info
Bulgaria is renowned for its thermal springs since ancient times to present days. This trip offers a fantastic combination of spa retreats and cultural escapes, to which you could add unforgettable gastronomic experiences as well.

Price includes:
> Rental car (Renault Clio V + NAVI or similar)
Higher class vehicles available with supplement
> 3 nights in Sofia, hotel Hilton Sofia 5* or similar, breakfast included
> 3 nights in Hisarya, Spa Hotel Hissar 4* or similar, breakfast included
> 1 night in Koprivshtitsa, family hotel Father’s House or similar, breakfast included
> Guided one-day sightseeing tour of Sofia (English speaking guide) and visit of Rila Monastery
Other languages are available upon request and with supplement
> Entrance fees to Thracian Tomb and Museum of Roses in Kazanlak,
> Local taxes

Price does not include:
> Meals, drinks, and any personal charge
> Services, not mentioned in the offer
> Travel Insurance
> Optional visits and tours