In the footsteps of DICTATOR

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Popular film star and Hindupur MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna.
Visit Dictator Movie’s Shooting Locations in Bulgaria: Sofia, Sozopol and Sunny Beach.

 

TOUR “DICTATOR

8 days / 7 nights from June to September only

Day 1 : SOFIA
Arrival in Sofia. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: SOFIA (B,D)
Breakfast. City tour of Sofiawalking tour with English –  speaking guide (2 hours).
– Central Sofia Market Hall – shooting location
– Ivan Vazov National Theatre – shooting location
– St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – shooting location
– National Library – shooting location – Sofia University
Free time for lunch at Vitosha Bul. – Vitosha Boulevard is the most famous pedestrian and commercial street in Sofia’s city. The boulevard іs abundant іn many posh stores, restaurants and bars.
Continue to Nu Boyana Film Studio ( depends on availability ). The second option is to continue to Boyana district on the outskirts of Sofia and explore the medieval Church of Boyana. Built in the 10th and 11th century, the 2-story church was expanded in the 13th-century Second Bulgarian Empire, and again in the 19th century. It owes its fame to the 13th-century frescoes depicting scenes from Bulgarian and biblical history. Over the years Nu Boyana Film Studio has serviced hundreds of feature films, including big-budget movies like Criminal, The Expendables, London Has Fallen, Killing Season, Conan, The Way Back and of course Shivaay, Dilwale and many others.
Dinner in a typical restaurant with folklore program.
Overnight in Sofia.

Day 3: SOFIA  – BURGAS (B,L)
Breakfast. Early morning departure to Burgas (3 hours and 30 min). Burgas is one of the largest cities in the country. The city is a host of multiple literature, musical and folklore festivals, as their culmination is traditionally during the summer season. Lunch in Burgas and city tour.
Overnight in Burgas.

Day 4: BURGAS (B,L) – ONE DAY TOUR TO SOZOPOL AND “IN LOVE WITH THE WIND” CASTLE
Breakfast. Early morning departure to “In love with the wind” castle, Ravadinovo (40 min). The construction of the Castle was inspired from a dream from the childhood – to build own magic Castle, the same as in the fairy tales. That’s why nevertheless the style is so close to the similar buildings from the Renaissance and Romantic period the real style of the Castle is Magic Style. The nickname of the Castle is “In love with the wind”, which comes from the extremely phenomena of the nature: the sun shines only when the wind blows. The Castle is the biggest tourist attraction in Bulgaria with more than 1 million tourists every year.
Lunch at “In love with the wind” castle.
Continue to Sozopol (shooting location). It is just 5 km away from The castle. We will explore the Old Town of Sozopol with its Revival period houses adorned by aromatic flower gardens, narrow cobbled streets, tiny art galleries and inviting taverns.
Return in Burgas.
Overnight in Burgas.

Day 5:  BURGAS – PLOVDIV (B,L)
Breakfast. Departure to Plovdiv  (2 hours and 40 min). It is the oldest still living city in Europe continuously inhabited since 6000 years BC. In 2014 Plovdiv was selected as the Bulgarian host of the European Capital of Culture 2019.
Lunch in Plovdiv and city tour:
*Graffiti on Sahat Hill;
*Statue of Milyo the Crazy;
*Roman Stadium – shooting location;
*Maina, Aylyak and Kapana;
*The Old town and Houses – shooting location;
*Balabanov’s house and Hisar Kapia;
*Ethnographic Museum (Kîyumdzioglu House);
*The Hills – shooting location;
*Maritza river;
*Constantine and Helena Church and Mevlevi Haane;
*Panel flats and Lamartine’s House;
*Ancient Theatre;
*Yellow School and Sasho the Sweetheart;
*Tsanko Lavrenov;
*Cathedral “Assumption of Mary”

Overnight in Plovdiv.
Day 6: PLOVDIV – SOFIA (B,L,D) –  through KOPRIVSHTITSA
Breakfast. Departure to Koprivshtitsa (1 hour and 40 min) – one of the Bulgarian towns that have the best preserved architectural heritage. Its shelters are almost 400 untouched buildings of the Bulgarian National Revival period. It seems that the time has stopped there, especially because it is still flecked with the rhythms and traditions of the country life. Visit the historical center of this city, which hosts some of the most beautiful historic houses throughout Bulgaria. Even today, there are over sixty of these houses, built between 1700 and 1800. Free time to feel the spirit of Koprivshtitsa. Lunch in Koprivshtitsa.
Continue to Sofia.
Dinner in Sofia. Overnight in Sofia.
Day 7: SOFIA (B)
 Breakfast. Shopping tour in Sofia. When abroad everyone wants to buy something new from the country he is visiting. The shopping is a very important task for every journey. That is why we have selected one of the best shopping malls in Sofia.
Overnight in Sofia.

Day 8: Departure (B)
Breakfast. Transfer to Sofia Airport according the flight schedule. Have a safe flight back home!