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Bulgaria, Balkan & Thracian Treasures

Heritage
  • Starts Sofia
  • +3 destinations
  • Ends Koprivshtitsa

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9 Days / 8 Nights
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Day-to-Day Itinerary

Stay - Sofia

On the day of arrival at Sofia International Airport, Alkof Holidays local representative will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Accommodation, Transfers

Stay - Sofia

After breakfast at the hotel, take a walking tour of Sofia. Visit the impressive Alexander Nevski Memorial Cathedral, built to commemorate the Russian soldiers who fought and died in Bulgaria’s war of independence in 1877-78, and the churches of St Sophia and St George, both dating from the late Roman and early Byzantine period. Pass the former royal palace, now the National Art Gallery and Ethnographic Museum. In the afternoon, visit the National Historical Museum, recently re-located to the former president’s palatial residence on the slopes of Mount Vitosha to the south of the city. The museum contains the celebrated Thracian treasures - beautiful silver and gold vessels from prehistoric Bulgaria, contemporary with classical Greece. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Veliko Tarnovo

After breakfast at the hotel, drive north-east over the Balkan mountain range to Troyan monastery. One of the country’s most renowned, it has fine timbered courtyards and a beautiful frescoed church. In the afternoon, continue to Veliko Tarnovo, the 13th and 14th century capital of Bulgaria, where there will be time for a walk through the old streets. Overnight stay at the hotel in Veliko Tarnovo.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Veliko Tarnovo

In the morning walk up to the Tsarevets, the old royal citadel, with impressive fortifications overlooking the gorge of the River Yantra on three sides, and to the restored patriarchate at the summit. Continue to Arbanasi village, where the highlights are the Church of the Nativity, with its complete set of 17th century frescoes, perhaps the finest set in any church in Bulgaria; and the Konstantsalieva House, a ‘museum house’, formerly the home of one of the village’s wealthy merchants. In the afternoon, return to Veliko Tarnovo to visit the restored medieval Church of St Peter and St Paul. Overnight stay at the hotel in Veliko Tarnovo.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Plovdiv

After breakfast at the hotel, drive south into the Balkan range to the dramatic summit of the Shipka Pass, the site of a crucial battle in Bulgaria’s war of independence. At the foot of the mountain, pass the Shipka Memorial Church, built in colourful Russian style in the memory of those who died in the struggle. Proceed to nearby Kazanluk to visit the Thracian tomb and visit the Archaeological Museum, where some spectacular, recently excavated finds from nearby Thracian royal tombs are displayed. Later in the afternoon drive to Plovdiv, upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Plovdiv

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a walking tour through the picturesque cobbled streets of old Plovdiv. See the remains of the Byzantine city walls and well-preserved timbered town houses dating from the end of the Ottoman period. Visit the Church of St Constantine and St Helena, beautifully refashioned in the 19th century; the restored Roman theatre, impressively situated overlooking the main city centre; and one of the elegant ‘museum houses’. Later in the afternoon, drive to the Rhodope mountains to the 11th-century Bachkovo monastery, an attractive ensemble of buildings, where the refectory and the ossuary will be specially opened to show the wonderful medieval frescoes. Evening visit to a local winery for wine tasting and dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel in Plovdiv.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Sofia

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Koprivshtitsa, a conservation village situated among the wooded hills of the Sredna Gora, where the April Uprising of 1876 began. Explore the traditional streets on foot and visit one or two of the numerous 19th-century wooden museum houses. Later in the afternoon, drive back to Sofia. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Sofia

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day visit to Rila Monastery, beautifully situated in a forested mountain valley to the south of Sofia. Founded in the 10th century, this monastery has a wonderful church and an imposing, arched courtyard with fine wooden galleries and balconies. Farewell dinner in a local restaurant accompanied by a lively folklore display and traditional music. Overnight stay at the hotel in Sofia.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing


After breakfast at the hotel, visit to the tiny, medieval church at Boyana, on the southern outskirts of Sofia. Later our local representative will transfer you to the Sofia Airport to board the flight to your home or onward destination.


Includes: Breakfast, Transfers, Sightseeing

Inclusions

  • 8 Nights accommodation based on double/twin sharing basis
  • Meals - Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel
  • Transportation - Entire Trip, Including Airport Transfers, Sightseeing by an AC Car MUV/SUV/Sedan car.
  • Sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • 2 Mineral water bottles per person per day

Exclusions

  • Visas Fee (if applicable)
  • Beverages other than drinking water & any costs of a personal nature
  • Any International or Domestic Flight
  • Porterage, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines and alcoholic beverages, mineral water, items of personal nature and food or drink which is not part of the itinerary
  • Guide Charges & Entrance Fees
  • Anything not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • 5% Goods & Service Tax (GST)

How to book a trip?

  • 30 days or more before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
  • 29 - 20 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • 19 - 16 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost

Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 16 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.

Cancellation

If you cancel your holiday:

You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges per person applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:


  • 30 days or more before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
  • 29 - 20 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • 19 - 10 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday:

We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.


Travel Documents

Documents to be submitted:

  • Photo ID proof.
  • Passport (Only for Foreign Tourists / NRI).
Payment & Collect:

Pay the registration amount / full tour price by Cheque, Demand Draft, Online and collect:


  • Tour itinerary, travel and hotel details (On Email & Hard Copy)
  • Receipt of payment (On Email & Hard Copy)
  • Visa folder for World Tour(s) (Hard Copy)

Note: After the payment is successful, an acknowledgement message is sent to the guest's registered email ID. This message contains the bank details, the amount credited along with the date and place of payment. In case the message is not received, you are requested to contact your dedicated tour manager or call Alkof Holidays corporate office immediately on +91-11-29554826


Questions & Answers

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