COMBO MOVIE TOUR
COMBO TOUR: Bulgaria – 6 nights / 7 days
Film Tour (Shivaay/Dilwale/Baahubali)
Day 1 : Sofia (D)
Arrival in Sofia. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Sofia.
Day 2 : Sofia (B,D)
Breakfast. Day Sightseeing Tour of Sofia – Visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral / Ivan Vazov Theatre / Central Sofia Hall Market / National Library / Russian Church / Monument to the Tsar Liberator.
City tour of Sofia: walking tour with English – speaking guide:
– Central Sofia Market Hall – shooting location;
– Ivan Vazov National Theatre – shooting location;
– St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – shooting location;
– National Library – shooting location;
*Optional: Lunch in Indian restaurant @ extra charge.
Continue to the Boyana district on the outskirts of Sofia and explore the medieval Church of Boyana. Admire Boyana Church’s famous pre-renaissance frescoes, which date back to the year 1259. The frescoes in the Boyana Church bring epochal change in the mural painting and are considered to be predecessors of the European Renaissance. The majority of the 240 figures depicted there have individuality and vitality.
Dinner at a local restaurant with folklore program. You can explore the Nightlife of Sofia.
Overnight in Sofia.
Day 3 : Sofia – Veliko Tarnovo (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Departure to Veliko Tarnovo – the medieval capital of Bulgaria (3 hours).
Lunch at Veliko Tarnovo.
Visit the Tsarevets Hill – a medieval stronghold that served as the Second Bulgarian Kingdom’s primary fortress and strongest bulwark from 1185 to 1393. Continue to the Church of St. Peter and Pavel. After that – free time to explore the Samovodshka charshiya – a street with many shops for traditional hand – made souvenirs and other crafts.
Dinner and overnight in Veliko Tarnovo.
Day 4 : Veliko Tarnovo – Plovdiv (B,D)
Breakfast. Departure to Plovdiv (3 hours) – a town that was built around seven hills, which is a feature that is a distinct part of the city’s history. The beginning of its history dates back to 4,000 years BC making it one of the oldest cities in Europe. In the 4th century BC it was conquered by Phillip of Macedonia. Visit the old town (shooting location) situated on Nebet Tepe hill to see the Ethnographic Museum, the Roman Theater and the Church of SS Kostantino and Elena. See the Roman Stadium and the Mosque situated in the city center.
Plovdiv city tour:
– Roman Stadium – shooting location
– The Old town and Houses – shooting location
– The Hills – shooting location
Dinner and overnight in Plovdiv.
Day 5 : Plovdiv – Bansko (B,D)
Breakfast. Morning departure to Bansko (3 hours). Visit the Ski Resort Bansko – the spots where Shivaay and Baahubali were shot.
The city and its mountains was featured in the Indian films like BAAHUBALI (Prabhas), SHIVAAY (Ajay Devgn) , DILWALE (Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan) in 2014,2015 and 2016.
Bansko is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, located at the foot of the Pirin Mountains at an elevation of 927 m above sea level. It is the most popular ski resort.
The Pirin national Park is the largest protected site in Bulgaria with total territory of 40 455,9 ha.
Dinner and overnight in Bansko.
Day 6: Bansko – Sofia (B,D)
Breakfast. Departure to the magnificent Rila Monastery (1 hour and 30 min) – the most important monument of the Orthodox faith in the Balkans (UNESCO). Rila holy cloister was founded in the first half of the 10th century. Its history is directly related to St Ivan of Rila, a Bulgarian hermit who settled in the region and devoted his life to fasting and prayers. The monastery was initially situated near the cave where the saint dwelled. After he passed away in 946, St Ivan was buried in the cave in which he found solitude. Throughout the centuries Rila Monastery has always been the spiritual, educational and cultural center of Bulgaria. Return to Sofia. Dinner and overnight in Sofia.
Day 7 – Departure (B)
Breakfast. Transfer to Sofia Airport according the flight schedule. Have a safe flight back home!