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Bulgaria

DAY 1 MADRID – SOFIA Meeting in the airport at the scheduled time to embark on a scheduled flight for Sofia. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 2 SOFIA – PLEVEN – VELIKO TARNOVO Breakfast. Morning panoramic tour of the city : The Cathedral Alexander Nevsky, the building and Parliament Square, the National Archaeological Museum, the National Theater, the Russian Church, St Sofia, the National Palace of Culture. Departure for Pleven, Lunch. Pleven has numerous monuments, like the Church of Saint Nicholas and the Museum dedicated to the great Battle between Turkish and Russian Armadas for the liberation of Bulgaria. Departure for Veliko Tarnovo. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 VELIKO TARNOVO – ARBANASSI- ETARA – VELIKO TARNOVO Breakfast. Tour of Veliko Tarnovo, considered one of the lovliest cities in the country. We highlight the medieval ruins of the hill of Tzarevetz with the Baldwin Tower and small churches. Departure for Arbanassi, a cultural and architectural reserve with traditional Bulgarian houses and churches. Lunch. Outdoor museum in Etara. Return to Veliko Tarnovo. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 VELIKO TARNOVO – Excursion to Shoumen and Madara Breakfast and departure for Shoumen and Madara. Tour of Madara, Historic city of great importance, declared by UNESCO Monument of Interest. Considered a sacred place because it was one of the first towns inhabited in this area. The most representative monument is a soldier with a lance in the rock. Departure for Shoumen. Lunch. Shoumen is a modern city with a great history. Tour of Tombul Jamia, the round mosque, one of the largest in use in the Balkan Penninsula. Return to the hotel in Veliko Tarnovo. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 VELIKO TARNOVO – PLOVDIV Breakfast and morning departure for Plovdiv. En route,t our of the monument of Shipka, monument that commemorates the Russian troops and the 108 Bulgarian volunteers who withstood numerous attacks by very superior Turkish forces who were attempting to liberate the Turks besieged in Pleven. We will pass through the Valley of the Thracian Kings with innumerable archaeological remains . Tour of Kazanlak, city famous for the cultivation of roses and the production of rosa aroma oils. Lunch and Arrival in Plovdiv. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 6 PLOVDIV Breakfast. Tour of the Old City, with its narrow cobbled streets and houses in the most pure Balkan baroque style. We highlight the churches of Saints Constantine and Helen, the Roman Amphitheater, the Roman stadium. Lunch. Departure for the Monastery of Bachkovo, the second largest monastery in Bulgaria. Return to Plovdiv. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 7 PLOVDIV – BANSKO – RILA – SOFIA Breakfast and departure for Bansko. Tour on foot through the center of the city. The city itself attracts visitors due to its monuments, its museums and the school of icons. Lunch and departure for the Monastery of Rila, the most important monastery in Bulgaria. Arrival in Sofia. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 8 SOFIA – MADRID Breakfast. and transfer at the scheduled time to the Airport of Sofia to board the regular flight to for Madrid. Arrival and END OF TRIP