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Cultural heritage and UNESCO sites in Bulgaria


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Avis Balkania Tour

Avis Balkania

The trip will allow you to discover the great treasures of Bulgaria, its roots, traditions, and way of life which crosses regions with highly developed cultural identities. You will get a taste of Bulgarian heritage and visit protected sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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)
-    Glozhene Monastery
-    Troyan Monastery
-    Koprivshtitsa and its many house museums.
-    The Thracian sanctuary of Starosel
-    Hisar and its Roman ruins
-    The Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak (UNESCO site)
-    The Russian Church in Shipka
-    Etar Open Air Museum
-    Sokolovo Monastery
-    Tryavna, a town with rich traditions and history
-    The old capital of Veliko Tarnovo and the Tsarevets Fortress
-    The Transfiguration Monastery
-    Ivanovo Rock Monasteries (UNESCO site)
-    Basarbovo Monastery
-    The pretty mountain village of Zheravna
-    Old Town of Nesebar (UNESCO site)
-    Bachkovo Monastery
-    The picturesque Rhodope village of Shiroka Laka
-    Pirin National Park (UNESCO site)
-    Old Quarter of Bansko
-    Melnik, with great wine, nature and history
-    Melnik Pyramids
-    Rozhen Monastery
-    Rila Monastery (UNESCO site)

The route can be changed according to places of your interest and the time you wish to spend there. You will no doubt be surprised by the wealth of the country and the diversity of cultural and natural sites. For more information, take a look at the destinations listed below. You can also download and print a detailed program of the trip by clicking on the Download button.

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:
This trip can be viewed as an extension of the self-drive tour Walk in the Heart of the Balkans (12 days/11 nights). It is a similar route that will allow you to discover not only the Balkan region but also the Rhodopes in the South, the Black Sea in the East, and the Danube River in the North, all at a relaxing pace thanks to the duration of the trip. The additional three days are cleverly distributed along the route to let you get better acquainted with the visited regions. In addition to all Bulgarian cultural sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list, you will have the opportunity to visit a number of other cultural and natural sites, the hinterland with its pretty villages and monasteries, some of which you can choose to spend the night in.
In conclusion, the proposed route has a strong cultural emphasis, and nature lovers will have some chances to take some short walks in the mountains. Because of the nature of the self-drive tour, you will have the ability to customize and adapt the trip according to your personal preferences.

Vous decouvriez...

  • Sofia
  • Koprivshtitsa
  • Sokolovo monastery
  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Monastery of the Transfiguration
  • Nesebar
  • Plovdiv
  • Melnik

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15 days/ 14 nights

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1050 €

par personne, hors vols internationaux
Price Details
Period per person in double room per person in single room
from 01 April from 30 April 1050 € 1690 €
from 01 May from 30 June 1140 € 1890 €
from 01 July from 31 August 1290 € 2190 €
from 01 September from 30 September 1140 € 1890 €
from 01 October from 31 October 1050 € 1690 €
Price includes
- Private Transfer Airport > Hotel > Airport- Delivery of the car on the day of departure from Sofia and return of the car at the hotel the night before departure.- Rental Car - Economy class (2 passengers - example Opel Corsa , Ford Fiesta , etc . ) , Middle class (3 passengers - example Opel Astra, Renault Megane , Ford Focus , etc . ) Or high class (4 passengers - Ford Mondeo example , Skoda Octavian , Opel Vectra and others. ) , unlimited mileage , insurance Auto Casco , vignette for Bulgaria, included option for a second driver , emergency line 24/24 ) - Accommodation (based on accommodation - double room) .- Board - Breakfast- Electronic guide with practical tips- Access to the Balkania Tour team 24 hours a day- Exclusive special discounts for customers of Balkania Tour
Price does not include
- Visits to sites mentioned in the program- Fuel- Parking fees for sites mentioned in the program- Travel expenses- Drinks and personal expenses- Flight ticket / return (check the price of flights in real time and book directly on our website)- Airport taxes- Cancellation insurance, repatriation and medical expenses ( Cancellation - 3.3% of the travel price with a minimum of 16 € / person ; all risks - 4.8% of the travel price with a minimum of 32 € / person).- Local guides - We can offer you a guided tour in Bulgarian of the following cities - Sofia, Plovdiv , Veliko Tarnovo 120 lev for half a day and 200 lev for all day.
Additional information
Discounts for Children
Children under 2 years - free. Does not include child seat. Children will share a room with parents (crib or extra bed).
- Children from 2 to 12 years - 20% discount. Children will share a room with parents (extra bed).
- Maximum of 2 children can share a room with 2 adults.

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.

Rental car
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.

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.

Day 1

Arrival at the Bulgarian capital

Day 2

Along the Iskar Gorge

SofiaSvogeCherepishki manastirGlozhenski manastir
Day 3

Traditions and crafts

Glozhenski manastirOreshakBeklemetoKoprivshtitsa
Day 4

Day 5

TryavnaVeliko TarnovoArbanasi
Day 6

Day 7

In the land of the Bulgarian Khans

Day 8

Charm of Old Nessebar