Day 1: Departure to Veliko Turnovo - the medieval Bulgarian capital. City tour upon arrival including visit to "Tsarevets" the hill of the Bulgarian kings and a walk around the Old Crafts street. Tour of Arbanassi where you can see some of the most exquisite monuments of Bulgarian art like "Nativity" church, "St's Archangels Michael and Gabriel" church, "Konstancialieva" house, etc.
Day 2: Departure to Plovdiv. En route we will visit ethnographic complex "Etara" (open air museum featuring typical Bulgarian crafts), the small picturesque town of Tryavna (famous for the authentic Revival architecture, the Clock tower and the wood-carved sun-ceilings of "Daskalova" house), the heroic Dryanovo monastery (the Bulgarian Alamo), Shipka monument of freedom, the Russian church in Shipka village, the famous Thracian tomb in Kazanlak (included in UNESCO heritage list), the tomb of Seuthus III and the museum of roses.
Day 3: Pleasant morning walk along the labyrinth of cobbled streets shaded by charming overhanging buildings in Old Plovdiv, including the Roman theater and the stadium, the Archaeological museum, "Trakart" private museum (where you can see the famous Millefiori glass work technique applied on Thracian ritual phials and Roman mosaics "in situ"), Nedkovich house (typical Revival period house, influenced by the European classicism and preserving the original furniture and mural paintings), etc.
Departure to Sofia.
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