Bulgaria at a glance

In this beautifully curated, compact tour, discover the essentials of old Bulgaria: historic architecture, vibrant traditional arts and crafts, sweeping panoramic vistas, medieval monasteries and fortresses, and Roman traces and Thracian culture.

Begin your tour in the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia, where you’ll stroll along the famed yellow-paved streets to explore major landmarks such as the Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral and the covered food market. At the 11th-century Boyana Church (UNESCO World Heritage Site), explore the priceless treasures at your leisure.

Drive into the mountains to the Bulgarian Orthodox Rila Monastery, built a full 1147 meters above sea level. In the picturesque, artistic Plovdiv, tour the Old Town, Antique Theater, and Roman Stadium. In Kazanlak, home of Bulgarian rose oil more valuable than gold, visit the celebrated UNESCO World Heritage, 4th-century B.C. Thracian Tomb.

On the way to Veliko Tarnovo, drive through the breathtaking Shipka Pass, the site of the final Bulgarian victory over the Ottoman Turks. Visit the soaring Tsarevets Fortress, and take in the spectacular view of the Old Town. Explore Samovodene Street, a mecca for folkloric Bulgarian arts and crafts.

Next, visit the architecturally significant village of Arbanassi. Tour Konstantzalieva House, where you’ll explore the daily realities of a well-to-do 17th-century family. You will also explore the Nativity Church, built when Christian architecture in Bulgaria was subject to restrictions imposed by the Ottoman Turks.

If this particular tour does not meet your expectations, please explore alternative tours in Bulgaria or contact us for a personalized request.

Tour Length:
4 nights
Places Visited:
Sofia | Boyana church | Rila monastery| Plovdiv | Kazanlak Thracian Tomb| Veliko Tarnovo | Arbanassi | Sofia
Total Distance Traveled:
850 km / 530 mi
Tour Price:

Single traveler: from 1515 euros pp

2 travelers: from 810 euros pp

3 travelers: from 610 euros pp

4 travelers: from 625 euro pp

For a different number of travelers, please contact us.