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Historic Bulgaria (Sofia - Veliko Tarnovo - Plovdiv)
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Bulgaria is widely considered for its beauty, history and energy. These cities highlight that reputation well!. Start your adventure in: Sofia (Bulgaria’s capital and largest city. Situated in the very heart of the Balkan peninsula, it is one of Europe’s oldest cities. Founded thousands of years ago, today the city continues to develop as the country’s cultural and economic center), next, continue to Veliko Tarnovo (known as the "City of the Tsars". It is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, its many churches and as the former main residence of the nobility), after that, visit: Plovdiv built on top of seven hills around the Maritsa River, in the Southern region which is an official winemaking district called 'The Thracian Valley', famous for its red wine production as well as for its massive amphitheater in the center of its Old Town, built nearly 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Finally stay one last night again in Sofia before heading back home!. Combine those between cities in private transfers. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into and out of Sofia
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Sofia
  • Transfer from Hotel in Sofia to Hotel in Veliko Tarnovo
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Veliko Tarnovo
  • Transfer from Hotel in Veliko Tarnovo to Hotel in Plovdiv
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Plovdiv
  • Transfer from Hotel in Plovdiv to Hotel in Sofia
  • Hotel for 1 night in Sofia

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Sofia (40)     Plovdiv (6)     Veliko Tarnovo (3)    
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2. Veliko Tarnovo
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3. Plovdiv
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4. Sofia
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2 nights in Sofia

One of the oldest capital cities in Europe, Sofia dates back to the 8th century BCE. Its landmarks reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet occupations. Sofia houses numerous museums, notably the National Historical Museum which has a vast collection of more than 650,000 historical items. Sofia is one of the hippest cities in Bulgaria, boasting a lively nightlife scene with many different nightclubs, live venues, pubs, mehani (Bulgarian traditional taverns), and restaurants. The city also offers large green spaces and manicured gardens, and the ski slopes and hiking trails of mighty Mount Vitosha are just a short bus ride away.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Boyana Church, National Historical Museum, Banya Bashi Mosque, Church of St. George, Vitosha Boulevard, Mount Vitosha, National Palace of Culture, St. Sophia Church, St. Nedelya Church, National Art Gallery, Central Sofia Market Hall, Cherni Vrah, Sofia Synagogue, Church of St. Petka of the Saddlers, Museum of Socialist Art, and so much more!



2 nights in Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo is a cozy town that is integral to Bulgarian history. The tsars of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, who ruled from the late 12th century to the turn of the 15th century, made Veliko Tarnovo their capital and lived inside the mammoth fortress named for the hill on which it was built, Tsarevets. The rest of the town is built on surrounding hills, and in the Old Town you will find many churches as well as examples of religious and everyday architecture built in the distinct Tarnovo Artistic School style. Twelve miles outside of town, you will find the ruins of the Roman and Byzantine city Nicopolis ad Istrum.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God, Monument of Mother Bulgaria, ruins of Nicopolis ad Istrum, Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, Holy Forty Martyrs Church, Samovodska Charshiya Ethnographic Complex, Baldwin`s Tower, and so much more!



2 nights in Plovdiv

Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in the country. Founded on seven hills around 4000 BCE, Plovdiv was originally a Thracian settlement. No fewer than twelve different ethnic groups conquered Plovdiv over the centuries, and the various groups` influences can be seen in such areas as the Old Town, with its Bulgarian Renaissance architecture; and the Roman City, centered on the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, which is still in use today. The city`s beautiful history and culture are on display everywhere you turn, and once you`re there, you will see why the European Union named Plovdiv a European Capital of Culture for 2019.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, Plovdiv Roman Stadium, Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic Museum, Nebet Tepe, Alyosha Monument, Dzhumaya Mosque, Singing Fountains, Balabanov`s House, Garden of Tsar Simeon, Hills of Plovdiv, and so much more!



1 nights in Sofia

One of the oldest capital cities in Europe, Sofia dates back to the 8th century BCE. Its landmarks reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet occupations. Sofia houses numerous museums, notably the National Historical Museum which has a vast collection of more than 650,000 historical items. Sofia is one of the hippest cities in Bulgaria, boasting a lively nightlife scene with many different nightclubs, live venues, pubs, mehani (Bulgarian traditional taverns), and restaurants. The city also offers large green spaces and manicured gardens, and the ski slopes and hiking trails of mighty Mount Vitosha are just a short bus ride away.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Boyana Church, National Historical Museum, Banya Bashi Mosque, Church of St. George, Vitosha Boulevard, Mount Vitosha, National Palace of Culture, St. Sophia Church, St. Nedelya Church, National Art Gallery, Central Sofia Market Hall, Cherni Vrah, Sofia Synagogue, Church of St. Petka of the Saddlers, Museum of Socialist Art, and so much more!




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Flexible Itinerary
Sofia
Day 1
Arrive to Sofia
Overnight in Sofia   43 hotels offered
Optional   120 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Sofia   43 hotels offered
Optional   120 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Sofia
Transportation to next city by: ZZZ_Hotel in Sofia to Hotel in Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo
Day 3
Arrive to Veliko Tarnovo
Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo   21 hotels offered
Day 4
Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo   21 hotels offered
Day 5
Departing from Veliko Tarnovo
Transportation to next city by: ZZZ_Hotel in Veliko Tarnovo to Hotel in Plovdiv
Plovdiv
Day 5
Arrive to Plovdiv
Overnight in Plovdiv   22 hotels offered
Optional   24 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Plovdiv   22 hotels offered
Optional   24 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Plovdiv
Transportation to next city by: ZZZ_Hotel in Plovdiv to Hotel in Sofia
Sofia
Day 7
Arrive to Sofia
Overnight in Sofia   43 hotels offered
Optional   120 Things to do
Day 8
Departing from Sofia

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Sofia Hotels (43 total)
Veliko Tarnovo Hotels (21 total)
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Bulgaria

Located in Southeastern Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula, Bulgaria is the result of the evolution of ancient civilizations and the activity of great people who wrote its turbulent history. Bulgaria is known for its picturesque beauty and for its variety of natural landscapes: vast plains, to areas of rolling hills and high mountains. Large beaches and beautiful rocky shores stretch out along the Bulgarian Black sea coast. Here, you will find ski resorts, deep forests, ancient monasteries, greek and roman remains and the fascinating capital Sofia is a must for Bulgaria travelers. Veliko turnovo, the ancient capital, is a young and vibrant city that deserves a visit as well. Vratza is one of the most picturesque cities in Bulgaria, and important tourist and cultural center.
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Sofia
One of the oldest capital cities in Europe, Sofia dates back to the 8th century BCE. Its landmarks reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet occupations. Sofia houses numerous museums, notably the National Historical Museum which has a vast collection of more than 650,000 historical items. Sofia is one of the hippest cities in Bulgaria, boasting a lively nightlife scene with many different nightclubs, live venues, pubs, mehani (Bulgarian traditional taverns), and restaurants. The city also offers large green spaces and manicured gardens, and the ski slopes and hiking trails of mighty Mount Vitosha are just a short bus ride away.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Boyana Church, National Historical Museum, Banya Bashi Mosque, Church of St. George, Vitosha Boulevard, Mount Vitosha, National Palace of Culture, St. Sophia Church, St. Nedelya Church, National Art Gallery, Central Sofia Market Hall, Cherni Vrah, Sofia Synagogue, Church of St. Petka of the Saddlers, Museum of Socialist Art, and so much more!
Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo is a cozy town that is integral to Bulgarian history. The tsars of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, who ruled from the late 12th century to the turn of the 15th century, made Veliko Tarnovo their capital and lived inside the mammoth fortress named for the hill on which it was built, Tsarevets. The rest of the town is built on surrounding hills, and in the Old Town you will find many churches as well as examples of religious and everyday architecture built in the distinct Tarnovo Artistic School style. Twelve miles outside of town, you will find the ruins of the Roman and Byzantine city Nicopolis ad Istrum.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God, Monument of Mother Bulgaria, ruins of Nicopolis ad Istrum, Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, Holy Forty Martyrs Church, Samovodska Charshiya Ethnographic Complex, Baldwin`s Tower, and so much more!
Plovdiv
Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in the country. Founded on seven hills around 4000 BCE, Plovdiv was originally a Thracian settlement. No fewer than twelve different ethnic groups conquered Plovdiv over the centuries, and the various groups` influences can be seen in such areas as the Old Town, with its Bulgarian Renaissance architecture; and the Roman City, centered on the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, which is still in use today. The city`s beautiful history and culture are on display everywhere you turn, and once you`re there, you will see why the European Union named Plovdiv a European Capital of Culture for 2019.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, Plovdiv Roman Stadium, Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic Museum, Nebet Tepe, Alyosha Monument, Dzhumaya Mosque, Singing Fountains, Balabanov`s House, Garden of Tsar Simeon, Hills of Plovdiv, and so much more!
Sofia
One of the oldest capital cities in Europe, Sofia dates back to the 8th century BCE. Its landmarks reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet occupations. Sofia houses numerous museums, notably the National Historical Museum which has a vast collection of more than 650,000 historical items. Sofia is one of the hippest cities in Bulgaria, boasting a lively nightlife scene with many different nightclubs, live venues, pubs, mehani (Bulgarian traditional taverns), and restaurants. The city also offers large green spaces and manicured gardens, and the ski slopes and hiking trails of mighty Mount Vitosha are just a short bus ride away.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Boyana Church, National Historical Museum, Banya Bashi Mosque, Church of St. George, Vitosha Boulevard, Mount Vitosha, National Palace of Culture, St. Sophia Church, St. Nedelya Church, National Art Gallery, Central Sofia Market Hall, Cherni Vrah, Sofia Synagogue, Church of St. Petka of the Saddlers, Museum of Socialist Art, and so much more!

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