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Round Trip

Bulgaria - round trip

Bulgaria - round trip

Varna/Burgas - Arbanassi - Veliko Tarnovo - Tryavna - Gabrovo - Etara - Koprivstitsa - Sofia - Rila Monastery - Bansko - Plovdiv - Bachkovo monastery - Nessebar - Burgas/Varna

Day 1

Arrival at Varna or Burgas airport. Transfer to a hotel in Varna, Bulgaria's "Black sea capital". Accommodation, dinner and overnight.

Day 2

Breakfast. Drive to Arbanassi, one of the most picturesque villages in Bulgaria with unique architecture and atmosphere. Free time for lunch. Short drive to Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of the Bulgarian Kingdom during the Middle Ages. A walking tour of Tsarevets fortress and Samovodene market-place. Continue to Tryavna, a very nice mountain town, famous for its woodcarving traditions. A walking tour with visit to a Bulgarian Ethnographic house – the Daskalov house. Accommodation in a hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3

Breakfast. Drive to Gabrovo and visit the open-air ethnographic museum Etara, where you will see workshops of the Bulgarian handicrafts from the 18th and 19th century. A stopover for visiting the memorial church of Shipka. Continue to Koprivshtitsa, the best preserved architectural reserve in Bulgaria, which played a key role in the great uprising against Ottoman rule at the end of the 19th century. Drive to Sofia and accommodation in a hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Breakfast. A walking tour in the city center with visit to Alexander Nevski cathedral, the St. George Rotunda – the oldest Christian church in the city, the St. Sofia Church which gave its name to the Bulgarian capital, the Parliament and many other sights. Free time for a walk and shopping on the main pedestrian street. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5

Breakfast. Drive to Rila monastery – the largest and the most beautiful monastery in Bulgaria, located in the highest mountain on the Balkan peninsula and included in UNESCO World Heritage list. Continue to Bansko, a popular mountain resort and a town with unique architecture and atmosphere. Accommodation in a hotel. A walking tour with visit to Holy Trinity Church, the biggest and the richest in the region of Pirin mountain. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6

Breakfast. Drive to Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second largest city with a wealth of history and culture. Accommodation in a hotel. A walking tour in the Old Town of Plovdiv where you will see well preserved historical sights from different periods – the Roman amphitheatre, numerous houses and churches from the Bulgarian Renaissance, the Ethnographic museum and St. Konstantin and Elena church. Dinner in a typical Bulgarian restaurant. Overnight.

Day 7

Breakfast. Drive to Bachkovo monastery – the second largest in Bulgaria. Departure for the seaside. A stopover in Nessebar, one of the most popular resorts. A walking tour in the Old town, included in UNESCO World Heritage List, which still keeps its original romantic atmosphere with its narrow cobblestoned  streets and beautiful houses in old style. Drive to Burgas, Bulgaria's main port located on the Black Sea as well as a beautiful city with nice Sea garden. Accommodation in a hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8

Breakfast. Transfer to the Varna or Burgas Airport or to another hotel.

Arbanasi Archeological Reserve

    The village of Arbanasi is located on a high plateau 4 km from the city of Veliko Tarnovo. It is known that the village existed during the time of the Second Bulgarian State (1185 - 1393).

Architecture Reserve Tsarevets

    Architectural and Museum Reserve Tsarevets is one of the most frequented tourist sites in Bulgaria. It is located on Tsarevets Hill in the old part of the town of Veliko Tarnovo.

Architectural Complex Etar

    The Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex (usually referred to as Etara) is an open-air museum and a neighbourhood of Gabrovo (8 km south of its center) in northern Bulgaria.

Rila Monastery

    Rila Monastery is one of the symbols of Bulgaria and is also a popular tourist destination. The monastery lies in the recesses of Rila Mountain, between Rilska and Drushlyavitsa Rivers, at 1147 m.

The Bachkovo Monastery

    The Bachkovo Monastery "Assumption of the Virgin" is located in the southern part of the village Bachkovo, 10 kilometers south of Asenovgrad.

City of Varna

    Varna (Bulgarian: Варна, pronounced [ˈvarnɐ]) is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, classified the third and the second largest city in Bulgaria. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous province and Varna Municipality and the tenth-largest city in the Balkans after Istanbul, Athens, Bucharest, Belgrade, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Zagreb, Skopje and Tirana.

Veliko Tarnovo

    Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famous as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture.


    Placed along the northern slopes of the Tryavna Balkan Mountain and Fore-Balkans. The relief is diverse - from mountain to river valleys, hills and gorges.


    Sofia is Bulgaria's capital and its largest city. Founded thousands of years ago, today the city continues to develop as the country's cultural and economic center.


    One of the largest winter resorts of Bulgaria is situated on 925 meters above the sea level at the foot of the Pirin mountain – at a distance of 150 km from Sofia and 96 km from Blagoevgrad.

Plovdiv City

    The town in its present appearance was built around seven hills – the hills of Plovdiv (Plovdiv Tepes) which are an inseparable part of the city's history. Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe.


    The town of Nesebar (with a population of 10 000 people) is situated on the Black Sea Shore, 36 km northeast of Burgas. It is in close proximity to another big Bulgarian resort – Slanchev bryag (Sunny Beach).


    Burgas is one of the largest cities in the country. It is situated on the Black Sea shore, in the Burgas Bay, at a distance of 400 km from Sofia and 130 km from Varna. Burgas is an administrative center.










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