All UNESCO sites in Bulgaria are included in the program!
We offer you a journey that will allow you to discover the most important sites in Bulgaria. Listed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO, these places will expose you to the history, culture, amazing monasteries and churches richly decorated with frescoes, picturesque villages from the Bulgarian Revival era, ancient traditions still alive today, medieval fortresses, Thracian temples and domed tombs. Above all, you will be able to familiarize yourself with a hearty and hospitable people.
The route, despite its short duration will allow you to visit numerous sites, such as:
- The Bulgarian capital Sofia and its architectural and historical wealth (Boyana Church –UNESCO site)
- Rila Monastery (UNESCO site)
- Picturesque Rhodope villages and the centuries-old traditions (Kovachevitsa and Shiroka Laka- overnight stay)
- Bachkovo Monastery
- Old Town of Plovdiv
- Kazanlak and the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak (UNESCO site), located in the Valley of the Thracian Kings and the Valley of the Roses.
- The beautiful mountain village of Zheravna (overnight stay)
- Walk along the southern coast in the Old Town of Nesebar (UNESCO site – overnight stay)
- Walk along the northern coast in Varna and Balchik (overnight stay)
- The Shumen region and the Madara Horseman (UNESCO site)
- Ruse and the Danube River
- Ivanovo Rock Churches (UNESCO site)
- Veliko Tarnovo, the previous capital of Bulgaria, rich in antiquities (overnight stay)
- The pretty village of Koprivshtitsa and its many house museums.
We remind you that the proposed trips are created by our team. Feel free to contact us if you wish to make corrections to either the route or its duration. We are at your disposal to answer all your questions about the trip or any possible changes (if you want to make changes to the trip, please fill out the Tailor-Made Request form).Thoughts from Balkania Tour:
|Period||per person in double room||per person in single room|
|from 01 April from 30 April||630 €||990 €|
|from 01 May from 30 June||720 €||1150 €|
|from 01 July from 31 August||770 €||1190 €|
|from 01 September from 30 September||720 €||1150 €|
|from 01 October from 31 October||630 €||990 €|
No maximum number of participants. For groups larger than 6 people, please send us an inquiry to make you a custom offer for your group. If you do not use the designated hotels in the program, there will be no compensation and hotels will be at your expense.
A depost of 100 € to 300 € must be paid upon delivery of the car, depending on the category of the car. It will be refunded upon return of the vehicle, if there are no damages to it.
Rental car with a driver or with a driver/guide
In the case of traveling with a driver/guide, they are responsible for the vehicle, and no deposit is required.
Tour with rental car with driver
Driver services are limited according to the instructions previously specified by Balkania Tour and the customer. Drivers speak the language of the destination and English.
Tour with rental car with driver/guide
In addition to driving throughout the journey, the guide will provide you with information on the different aspects of life in the destination you are interested in, and provide you with tips for a more rational and succesful trip.
IMPORTANT: In the event of a failure or problem with a GPS during the journey, Balkania Tour does not replace the faulty unit with a new one.
The proposed hotels can be replaced with others of the same category.
The proposed route may be changed without notice in the event of unforseen circumstances, bad weather conditions, or local circumstances. During national or religious holidays, some visits may be limited or eliminated, and will not be eligible for compensation.
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National Museum of History - Sofia
You will leave towards the capital to visit the largest and most famous monastery in the Balkans, the Rila Monastery.
You will reach the small town of Melnik. The natural pyramids that surround it are unique natural phenomenon. The nature as a prime contractor has created a picture that reminds us of an unusual succession of pyramids, formed at the mercy of the weather.
The town is centered around a single main street running alongside the riverbed from where you can admire the special architectural style of this region. You can visit house- museums, especially the one of Kordopulov ; also stop in the friendly taverns and leave yourself to be carried away by this detached atmosphere.
Melnik is a town with traditions in wine-making. The winery of Damyanitsa will offer you full-bodied red wine which will surprise you by its quality...
Rila Monastery Museum
Cave of St. John of Rila
Eagle's Eye Panoramic Terrace
Struilitsa Kaleto Lakata Eco-trail
Church of the Assumption - Shiroka Laka
Ancient Forum and Odeon - Plovdiv
Ancient Stadium - Plovdiv
Saints Konstantin and Elena Church - Plovdiv
Hisar Kapia (Fortress Gate)
Ancient Roman Amphitheater - Plovdiv
Pamporovo enjoys an exceptional climate, mild winters, and 120 sunny days during the ski season. The average temperature during the season is -3 Celsius, and 5.5 Celsius annually. The many slopes in Pamporovo are ideal for both beginners and advanced riders. All runs have been checked for safety, and are maintained in excellent condition. Over 100 high-level instructors fluent in several languages are available for beginner skiers and snowboarders.
The runs in Pamporovo are located at an altitude of 1444 to 1930 meters, east and west of Snezhanka Peak, with the toughest track called The Wall. The longest run is 5.1 kilometers and the maximum height is 476 meters. There are 9 ski lifts and 6 chair lifts available, as well as a track that is illuminated at night by 28 spotlights. The Snezhanka 2, with a length of 1176 meters and a width of 60 meters, allows riders to experience a different feeling. Snowmobiles are also available.
Pamporovo is recommended for family holidays or for those seeking a relaxing vacation in the mountains. Activities besides skiing in Pamporovo begin much earlier than sunset. The Rhodope Mountains are renowned for their local cuisine and folk traditions. Most of the hotels in the resort have at least one restaurant and bar. At the station and near the tracks, you will find various types of restaurants, each serving their own specialties. Don’t forget to try the culinary delights of the region, such as Kavarma, Banitsa, and Cheverme, and if you still have energy, the resort offers lots of night life.
Although Pamporovo is known mainly for its winter attractions, it also offers many activities in the summer. There are many marked hiking trails in the vicinity. The Tava trail for instance leads to Shiroka Laka, which can be reached on foot or by bicycle. There is also horseback riding. The Buynov Gorge, Trigrad, Yagodina and Devil’s Throat caves, Uhlovitsa, Rozhen Observatory and Planetarium, Shiroka Laka, Gela, Stoykite, Smilyan, and Arda are some of the many attractions that make the region popular during the summer season.
Karst Museum of the Rhodopes - Chepelare
Fortress of Ivan Asen - Asenovgrad
Plovdiv Ethnographic Museum
Stara Zagora History Museum
Neolithic Dwellings Museum - Stara Zagora
Sliven Regional History Museum
Blue Rocks Nature Park - Sliven
Rusi Chorbadzhi House - Zheravna
Sava Filaretov House - Zheravna
Church of St. Nicholas - Zheravna
Zheravna Art Gallery
Yordan Yovkov House - Zheravna
Minkov Brothers Winery - Venets
Burgas Archaeological Museum
Ethnographic Museum - Burgas
Antique Beehive Tomb - Pomorie
Salt Museum - Pomorie
Pomorie Natural Reservation
Nesebar Archaeological Museum
Church of the Holy Saviour (St. Spas) - Nesebar
Church of Christ Pantocrator
Ethnographic Museum - Nesebar
Varna - The Pearl of the Black Sea
Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral
Varna Archaelogical Museum
Kamchia Nature Preserve
Roman Baths (Thermae) - Varna
Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
Tomb of Demir Baba Tekke
Just 2 miles West of Sveshtari, you can visit Demir Baba Tekke, the shrine of a 16th -century Muslim holy man.
It has a simple structure, a seven-sided temple topped by a dome. A Neolitic settlement has been discovered, and the site was subsequently home to a Thracian sanctuary, so the place’s importance as a spiritual centre predates the arrival of Islam in the 14th century.
You will continue to the Danube, which forms the border with Romania to discover the town of Rousse.
The city is surprisingly multi-ethnic, it has the blend of ancient traditions and modern European spirit, of Bulgarian and Romanian cultures. Its fascinating architecture, historical monuments and beautiful buildings pay tribute to the varied mix of architectural styles: Classical, Baroque, Renaissance, Gothic and Rococo.