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Bulgarian Churches and Monasteries Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 - 12 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 4 people
Destination(s): Bulgaria  
Specialty Categories: Church Tours   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 10 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 10 Euro (EUR)

Private tours visiting the most emblematic and famous Christian temples in Bulgaria and introducing you to basic facts about the Orthodox religion, architecture and art. As Bulgaria is known for its Jewish and Muslim heritage too, so private visits to synagogues and mosques are also possible upon a request.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Sofia city tour including 'Alexander Nevski' Patriarchal Cathedral, Boyana church - one of the most remarkable monuments of Bulgarian medieval painting art and the "St. George" rotunda

Day 2: Departure to Rila Monastery - the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. Afternoon tour of Rozhen monastery.

Day 3: Visits to "St. Trinity" church in Bansko and the “St. St. Theodor Tiron & Theodor Stratilat” church in Dobarsko.

Day 4: Departure to Plovdiv. On the way we will visit Bachkovo monastery - second largest in Bulgaria. The Renaissance town of Old Plovdiv afternoon tour including the 'St. Constantin and Helena' church.

Day 5: Visits to the Russian church in Shipka and "St. Nicholas" church in the mountain village of Jeravna.

Day 6: Departure to Varna. City tour of Old Nessebur on the way, including the famous medieval churches - the Old Bishopric (St Sophia), the New Bishopric (of St Stephan), the 'St. Spas' Church, etc.

Day 7: Varna city tour including the imposing Cathedral and the mysterious 'Virgin Mary Panagia' orthodox church. Departure to the Medieval Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo.
City tour upon arrival.

Day 8: Day tour to the unique Ivanovo Rock Monastery - beautiful mural paintings dating from the 13th and 14th century. the Arbanassi churches ("The Nativity Church" and the "St's Archangels Michael and Gavril") and to Preobrajenski monastery.

Day 9: Departure to the village of Oreshak close to the legendary Troyan Monastery. On the way tour of the St 'Archangel Michael' church in Tryavna, the heroic Dryanovo monastery and Sokolovski monastery.

Day 10: Troyan Monastery tour - the third largest and most significant monastery in Bulgaria and the 'St. Nikola' chapel.

Day 11: Hiking tour to the hidden Zelenikovski Monastery. Situated up in the Troyan Balkan mountains in the middle of nowhere, built in 1832 for privacy as a branch of the Troyan Monastery and named after St. Joan the Precursor.

Day 12: Departure to Sofia.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

My price is 10 Euro per hour + petrol costs (air-conditioned car)

- Customized itinerary
- Personal tour guide service
- English/Spanish speaking guide
- Driving service
- Travel insurance

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- Petrol costs
- Entrance fees
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- Food and drinks