7-Day Private Boutique Tour: Wine And History Of Bulgaria - Sofia

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Sofia, Bulgaria, , Traveler pickup is offered, We can pick up the clients from any location in Sofia, ,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

By this, carefully selected itinerary, you will stay a bit out of the most touristic places of Bulgaria and get deeper in the atmosphere of our history, culture, the way of living in different time periods and, of course, the wine, which is seriously involved in it. We can say that this tour is more like a boutique one because it is a wonderful combination of nature, sightseeing, traditions with 2 overnights in some of the best chateau in Bulgaria, where you will enjoy great food, served with the appropriate wine.
The rest of the evenings you will enjoy beautiful towns and cities, like Tryavna, the Medieval capital of Bulgaria Veliko Tarnovo and the pearl on the Danube river - Ruse.

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Itinerary

Day 1: The Central Balkan Range

Stop At: Municipality Koprivshtitsa
In the morning your guide will pick you up from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia or from Sofia airport and the journey begins. We will drive on one of the most beautiful and scenic roads in Bulgaria. Our first stop will be a place of respect to the Bulgarians heroes from the struggle against the Ottomans, which has a wonderful view to the Central Balkan mountain. After that, we will visit an architectural reserve called Koprivshtica, with its amazing buildings from the late 18th and 19th century. It is like a time machine because it is perfectly preserved. You will learn a lot for our Revival period and uprisings against the foreign rule. We will have lunch in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Chateau Copsa Complex
Our journey will continue toward the place where we will overnight- chateau Copsa, with its very good restaurant. You will be able to taste the wines that they are making and enjoy the nature around the place.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at chateau Copsa

Day 2: The Rose Valley

Stop At: Municipality Kazanlak
After breakfast, we will check out and continue our trip. Our stop will be the capital of the Rose valley Kazanlak. We will visit the museum of Rose production, where you will learn about the process of making this precious oil. After that, you will be introduced to the history of the Thracians and the heritage which they have bequeathed to us from the Antiquity. We will visit one royal tomb from IV century BC, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Shipka Memorial Church
The building is dedicated to those soldiersRussian, Ukrainian, and Bulgarianwho lost their lives fighting to free Bulgaria in the Russo-Turkish War from 1877-78
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tryavna Art
Our final stop will be Tryavna, a town from the Revival period, where we will overnight and enjoy the authentic atmosphere.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Tryavna

Day 3: The Medieval Capital

Stop At: Veliko Tarnovo municipality
This day is dedicated to the exploration of the city of Veliko Tarnovo. First, we will visit the main Medieval Fortress, then we will move in time and see the development of trade streets and craftsmens workshops from 18th 19th century. We will visit a monastery outside of the city with amazing view and paintings then we will explore the hill of Arbanasi, where we will have lunch and a nice walk around the old houses. Then we will go back to Veliko Tarnovo and you will have a relaxed afternoon.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in the central part of Veliko Tarnovo

Day 4: Danube valley

Stop At: Nicopolis ad Istrum, Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo Province
After breakfast, our journey will continue north. Our first stop will be one of the best preserved Roman cities in Bulgaria.
The remains of a cannonade, a small theater, public buildings and shops were found around the central square the agora. There were also public baths, and the remains of floor heating in some of the buildings had been found. There are suppositions that there was even a heated path for walks during the winter.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ivanovo Monastery
Our next site will be a bridge from the middle of 19th century, built by a very interesting and famous Bulgarian architect. In the plan for the day is a visit to a beautiful cave. Then we will get back in the Middle Ages by visiting another UNESCO site Ivanovo cliff monastery an example of 14th-century Bulgarian art with a beautiful view of nature.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: " / Seven Generations Winery
Our next stop will be the place, where we will overnight chateau Seven generations, situated close to the Danube river. You can have a good massage and a great dinner at the restaurant, enjoying the nice view of the Danube. This chateau is producing wonderful wines, which you can taste.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at chateau Seven generations

Day 5: The Small Vienna

Stop At: "Anna Palace"
After a good breakfast, we will have a short ride to Ruse the most beautiful city on the Danube river, called in 19th century the small Vienna. We will visit the Regional History Museum, the citys pedestrian boulevard to enjoy the monumental architecture, the river site alley, National Museum of transport and much more. In the evening you will have dinner in the old Ottoman fortress, guarding the Danube, where you can taste some of the good regional wines. We will overnight in the citys historical center.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in the center of Ruse

Day 6: Going back to Sofia

Stop At: Krushunskiye Waterfalls, Krushuna, Lovech Province
After breakfast, we will start our journey back to Sofia. On the way we will visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls Krushuna falls.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Devetashka Cave, Devetaki, Lovech Province
We will also visit a cave Devetaki cave, which was used during the cold war for secret fuel storage and nowadays it is a movie site (Expendables II was shot there).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Covered Bridge, Lovech, Lovech Province
After that we will stop in a town called Lovech, to see the famous covered bridge, medieval fortress and a lot of old beautiful houses. We will have our lunch there and we will continue back to the capital.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Sofia city center

Day 7: Farewell

Stop At: Sofia Airport Transfer, Sofia, Sofia Region
You will have a transfer to Sofia airport. If you are flying on another date you can still use this service.
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

7x Breakfast

Accommodation included: 6 nights

All Fees and Taxes

Entrance fees

6 overnights at recommended hotels

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Municipality Koprivshtitsa

Entry/Admission - Chateau Copsa Complex

Entry/Admission - Municipality Kazanlak

Entry/Admission - Veliko Tarnovo municipality

Entry/Admission - Nicopolis ad Istrum

Entry/Admission - Ivanovo Monastery

Entry/Admission - "Anna Palace"

Entry/Admission - Krushunskiye Waterfalls

Entry/Admission - Devetashka Cave

Entry/Admission - The Covered Bridge

Entry/Admission - Sofia Airport Transfer

Exclusions

Lunches, dinners & beverages

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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