Day 1: Arrival at Sofia Airport. Transfer to the hotel, short rest or we will pick you up directly from your hotel. Walking tour in the center - visit to the Saint, the Statue of St Sofia – the symbol of the city, the Parliament square, the Presidency, the National Theater, the Ruins of Serdica and the Rotonda St George 4th c. AC, the Russian Church, the St. Sophia early Christian basilica, which has given the city its name, the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – the biggest and the most beautiful on the Balkan Peninsula, the Monument of Alexander II – Tzar Liberator (1902), the Parliament. In the afternoon – time at leisure. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Departure to Kazanlak. Visit the Tracian Tomb of Kazanlak Rose Festival - the monument dates. Back to the 4th century BC and has been on the UNESCO protected World Heritage Site list since 1979. Visit of the Russian Church (12 km of Kazanlak) in the foothills of Stara Planina. Its golden domes and the green and pink colored facade loom against the mountains and attract the attention of the travelers in the Shipka pass. Return to Kazanlak. Visit the Museum of Rose. In the evening – Concert with Church Choir. Includes: (D).
Day 3: Three main events mark the celebrations - electing of Queen Rose, harvesting ritual in the rose gardens and the parade along the streets of the town. After breakfast we will visit the Rose fields. The tourist will take part in rose picking and rose boiling in the rose valley. Afterwards we will follow the Carnival parade and closing of the Festival. Official lunch with traditional folklore program. In the afternoon – departure to Sofia. Overnight. Optional: On day 3 there is a possibility to spend the overnight in Kazanlak. On day 4 – departure to Sofia and transfer to airport.
Day 5: Departure to Sofia. Transfer to the airport.
Note: We can modify every itinerary according to your disposal, budget and interests. That is why the price is variable.
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