SOFIA AND PLOVDIV

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SOFIA AND PLOVDIV

Duration: 7 days / 6 overnights
Route: Sofia – Rila monastery – Tsari Mali fortress -Plovdiv -Sofia
Info: For those who don’t want to travel much but still want to touch piece of Bulgaria

*** The program can be changed upon client’s request.

Day 1:  Welcome at Sofia airport. Meet your guide and transfer to the hotel, Sofia. Check-in into the hotel and free time.
Overnight in Sofia.

Day 2: SOFIA – RILA MONASTERY – TSARI  MALI  FORTRESS –PLOVDIV (B)
Breakfast
Drive for the day:  360 km.
Following an early morning pick-up from your hotel, drive to Rila Monastery (entrance fee included), the largest monastery complex in Bulgaria. It takes its name from the hermit, St. Ivan Rilski, and is located in the middle of the fragrant forests of the Rila Mountains. A characteristic example of the Bulgarian Renaissance, the stunning complex reveals the creative skills of Bulgaria, and features Byzantine-style porticoes, gold-plated iconostasis, and outstanding wood carvings. Continue to Tsari Mali fortress. A fully restored fortress from the IV-V century and a church from the XVII century.


Drive to Plovdiv. Check-in into the hotel and free time for dinner.
Overnight in Plovdiv.

Day 3: PLOVDIV (B)
Breakfast
Drive for the day:  0 km.
After breakfast we will visit some places which been shooting set of numerous film productions as Shivaay and Dilwale. Free time for walks and shopping in Plovdiv.  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.

                       
Overnight  in Plovdiv.

Day 4: PLOVDIV – SOFIA (B)
Breakfast
Drive for the day:  140 km.
It is time to go back in Sofia and visit Boyana district on the outskirts of Sofia to  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.
Overnight  in Sofia.

Day 5: SOFIA  (B)
Breakfast
Drive for the day:  20 km.
Following  pick-up from your hotel and sightseeing of Sofia incl. shooting location of Jaguar, Dictator, Shivaay and Dilwale.


Overnight in Sofia.
Day 6: SOFIA (B)
Breakfast

ACTIVITIES @  EXTRA CHARGE:
*Room Escape Games
*Golf at St. Sofia golf club
*Paragliding Sofia from Above – Goli Peak is the place where you’ll start to fly in tandem with your pilot-instructor. It will take 40-50 minutes drive to get there, followed by a 15 minute walk. Landing is at the meadows around Dragalevtsi. The flight itself lasts about 10–30 minutes, depending on the weather conditions.
*Paragliding Sofia from Above – Goli Peak is the place where you’ll start to fly in tandem with your pilot-instructor. It will take 40-50 minutes drive to get there, followed by a 15 minute walk. Landing is at the meadows around Dragalevtsi. The flight itself lasts about 10–30 minutes, depending on the weather conditions.
*1-Day Kayak Tour at Skar Lake – Iskar Dam is the largest water reservoirs in Bulgaria, located 50 to 80 kilometers away from the capital city.
*One-Day Tour of Vitosha Mountain – The imposing Vitosha mountain stands next to the capital city of Sofia.Green pine and oak forests, moraine rivers and stunning views are what’s in store for the tourists, who chose to explore this extinct volcano. Hike trough the beautiful Vitosha mountain, and climb of the highest point of the mountain to visit the Boyana waterfall. This walking tour is for the admirers of wild nature and crystal-clear air.

Day 7:  Departure (B)
Breakfast. Transfer to Sofia Airport according the flight schedule. Have a safe flight back home!