Bulgaria in short

Wanna hear a story? A story about turbulent history and unique culture? Story about kings and empires and arts and crafts, legends and myths . . . . It begins in the medieval capital Veliko Tarnovo and climbs the imposing Tsarevets Hill, where the Bulgarian Kings raised their palaces surrounded by mighty walls overlooking the meanders of Yantra river.

It visits the shops of the local artisans still practicing the old crafts of making pottery and knives. Then the story goes through the village of Arbanassi and its famous churches covered with frescoes of amazing artistic value, along the labyrinth of cobbled streets shaded by charming overhanging buildings in the old town in Plovdiv, it strolls through the well preserved Roman theater and the great basilica with its fantastic "in situ" mosaics, until finally takes a seat in one of the charming trendy restaurants and cafes in "Kapana" area.

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Day 1: Departure to Veliko Turnovo - the medieval Bulgarian capital. City tour upon arrival including a walk to Tsarevets the hill of the Bulgarian Kings and the old crafts street. Afternoon visit to the Archangels church in Arbanassi village.

Day 2: Departure to Plovdiv. En route we will visit ethnographic complex "Etara" (typical Bulgarian crafts open air museum), the small picturesque town of Tryavna (famous for the authentic Revival architecture), the heroic Dryanovo monastery, as well as some of the over 2000 years old tombs in the Valley of Thracian Kings

Day 3: Old Plovdiv tour including the Roman theater and the stadium, the Archaeological museum, the great basilica, Dzhumaya mosque, etc. etc.
Afternoon departure to Sofia

Shipka church

Old Plovdiv

Kazanlak Thracian tomb

Textile workshop in Etara

The old bridge in Tryavna

Veliko Tarnovo

Old Plovdiv

Plovdiv small basilica mosaic

Plovdiv great basilica mosaic

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