Highlights of Bulgaria and Transylvania

Begin your tour in the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia. Visit the 11th-century Boyana Church before venturing into the mountains to the Eastern Orthodox Rila Monastery, built 1147 meters above sea level.

In Plovdiv, the site of an ancient Thracian settlement, you’ll tour the Old Town, Roman Stadium, and Antique Theater. In Kazanlak, a significant producer of precious Bulgarian rose oil, visit the celebrated 4th-century B.C. Thracian Tomb.

On the way to Veliko Tarnovo, traverse the breathtaking Shipka Pass. Visit the medieval Tsarevets Fortress, and explore Samovodene Street, a treasure trove of local Bulgarian crafts.

Next, tour the village of Arbanassi, filled with houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. Tour Konstantzalieva House and learn about the daily life of a wealthy 17th-century family.

Cross the Romanian border to Bucharest for a city tour, then visit the 14th-century Curtea de Arges monastery, haunted by tragic legends. At Poienari Fortress, take photos of Vlad the Impaler's actual castle.

In Sibiu, tour the quintessential Saxon city, known for its extensive fortifications. In Sighisoara, a beautifully-preserved medieval citadel, enjoy the view from the 13th-century Clock Tower. Take a picturesque covered staircase to the Gothic Church on the Hill. Discover the ancient village life and long-forgotten crafts brought back to life in the exquisite Transylvanian village of Viscri.

Proceed to legendary Bran Castle, then visit Sinaia Monastery and Peles Castle, the extravagant 19th-century royal residence. Wind up your tour at the mysterious island monastery of Snagov.

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Tour Length:
8 nights
Places Visited:
Sofia | Rila monastery | Plovdiv | Kazanlak Thracian Tomb | Shipka Pass | Veliko Tarnovo | Bucharest | Curtea de Arges monastery | Poienari Ruins | Sibiu | Biertan & Viscri fortified churches | Sighisoara | Viscri | Bran & Peles Castles | Brasov | Sinaia monastery
Total Distance Traveled:
1600 km / 990 mi
Tour Price:

Single traveler: from 3540 euro pp

2 travelers: from 1880 euro pp

3 travelers: from 1435 euro pp

4 travelers: from 1450 euro pp

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