The Bulgarian Adventure Tour – 7 days

Spend 7 days on your tour of Bulgaria and you’ll have a real adventure. You’ll have enough time to meet the local people, experience the amazing culture and cuisine – and even hit some sights and unique local towns and villages that are a little off the beaten path.

Your friendly, fully licensed guide will be there to explain the history and lend some cultural insight wherever you go, as well as to do all of the translating and offer some extra recommendations whenever you call for them.

Here’s what you’ll see:

Highlights

Sofia, Rila monastery, Melnik, Plovdiv, Bachkovo monastery, Asen’s fortress, the mountain villages Gela and Shiroka Laka, The Rhodope mountains, The Marvelous bridges; The Rose Valley, Kazanlak, Thracian Tomb, Shipka pass and Church, Buzludzha monument (optional), Veliko Tarnovo, Koprivshtitsa, Varna, Shumen monument, Madara rider, Nessebar Old town and Sozopol.

7-Day Bulgaria Tour Itinerary:

Day 1:

Arrive in Sofia
→ Transfer from the airport to the hotel

→ City tour of Sofia and free time
Visit the: St. Nedelya square; Nedelya church; St Sofia Monument; St. Petka Church; The old Serdika Ruins; The mineral springs; The council of ministers; The Rotunda “Saint George”; The Presidency; The mosque “Banya Bashi”; The National archaeology museum (not going inside); The National Bank of Bulgaria; Knyaz Alexander Battenberg Square; The King’s palace; The Russian church; St. Sofia Church; The National Theater; The Monument of the “unknown soldier”; The Alexander Nevski Memorial Church; The city garden; The museum of Sofia.

Overnight in Sofia

Day 2:

→ Depart from Sofia in the morning

→ Transfer to the Rila monastery (2-2:30 hours)

→ Guided tour of the monastery
Visit the rila monastery museum and complex

→ Transfer to Melnik (the smallest city in Bulgaria a.k.a. The Bulgarian Wine Capital)
Sightseeing and wine tasting in local winery (optional)

Overnight in Melnik

Day 3:

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, The European Capital of Culture (4 hours)

→ Walking city tour of Plovdiv
Visit The Old Town (dating from the 19th century); the exterior of the Ethnographic museum; Balabanov house; the Ancient theatre of Philippopolis; the Ancient stadium of Philipopolis; the St. Constantin and Elena church; the Djumaya Mosque and square; the building of the Regional Historical Museum; Saint Ludvik Cathedral; the Agara (Marketplace); the famous main pedestrian street; “The Trap” neighbourhood and Nebet Tepe.

→ Free time in Plovdiv in the afternoon
Overnight in Plovdiv

Day 4:

→ Depart from Plovdiv after breakfast

→ Transfer to Bachkovo Monastery (30-40 min)
Explore the monastery complex

→ Visit the Asen’s Fortress

→ Transfer to the mountain villages of Gela and Shiroka Laka

→ Visit the marvelous bridges on the way back

Overnight in Plovdiv or in a traditional house in a mountain village

Day 5:

→ Transfer to the Rose Valley and Kazanlak area
Explore the Thracian Tomb in Kazanlak

→ Transfer to Koprivshtitsa mountain village (2 hours)

→ Walking city tour of Koprivshtitsa
Visit the exterior of Dimchodebelyanov house, Uspenie Bogorodichno Church, the first Bulgarian school from 1843, The Forestry House, the exterior of the Georgi Benkovski House, the library, Todor Kableshkov’s house from the outside, the liberation square and the “First Gun” bridge.

Overnight in Koprivshtitsa.

Day 6:

→ Depart after breakfast from your hotel in Koprivshtitsa

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo via Shipka pass (1.5- 2 hours)

→ Short city tour of Veliko Tarnovo
Visit the Tsarevets Fortress and the famous craft street

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 7:

→ Transfer to Shumen area (2 hours)

→ Visit the Shumen monument “300 Years Bulgaria” and the Madara rider

→ Transfer to Varna (1-1:30 hours)
Free time in Varna

Overnight in Varna

Day 8:

→ Walking city tour of Varna in the morning
Visit the “The Dormition of the Mother of God” Cathedra; The Roman Thermaes, St. Nikolas church The sea garden, The port, The main shopping street.

→ Free time in the afternoon

Overnight in Varna

Day 9:

→ Transfer to Nessebar (2-2:30 hours)

→ Explore the Nessebar Old Town included in the UNESCO list of world heritage
Visit the Nessebar Archaelogical museum, the “Hagia Sophia” church, the church of Christ Pantocrator; the church of St Stephen, the church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, the church of St John Aliturgetos.

→ Transfer to Sozopol (1:00-1:30 hours)
Free time in Sozopol

Overnight in Sozopol

Day 10:

→ Transfer to Sofia

→ Drop off at any location in the city or at the airport

End of the tour

What your tour price includes

  • Flavour, insight and character – this is a more personal experience than other tours you’ll find, giving you a chance to get a real feel for the true Bulgaria.
  • A tailored tour – we’re happy to make any changes to your itinerary that you want to see. Add stops, extra sights and more – we always send you a personalised itinerary.
  • All displayed costs – you’ll get a cost and commitment-free quote before your tour starts, giving you all of the details of precisely what’s included (it’s normally everything but your food and drinks!).
  • Privacy and care – we regularly care for small groups as well as large group bookings of up to fifty. All tours are always private.
  • Travel in air-conditioned comfort – all of our modern minivans have air conditioning and plenty of leg room.

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We’ll send you back a free, no-obligation quote and your personalised itinerary.

Benefits

Private tour! No other tourists!
Friendly local tour guide
Starting point and time at your convenience
Breaks and photo stops at your convenience
Pay cash at the end of the tour

Private tour! No other tourists!
Friendly local tour guide
Starting point and time at your convenience
Breaks and photo stops at your convenience
Pay cash at the end of the tour

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Includes

  •  Licensed local tour guide
  • Entrance for the museums (upon request)

Excludes

  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Good to Know

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes is recommended
Don’t forget your camera