City break in Sofia

Day trip to Rila monastery (UNESCO site) The most exquisite example of the monastery art and architecture in Bulgaria. Guided tour of the monastery complex. Visit to Nativity of the Virgin Church with its miracle icon of the Virgin and splendid gilded iconostasis, the old kitchen, Hrelyo’s Tower and many spectacular views from the mountain and the surrounding nature.

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Overview

City break in Sofia

Name: Albania Explorer Tour City Break in Sofia

Code: AECBS

Duration: 4 Days 

Type: General, Cultural, Archeology, Nature, Gastronomy, Multi religious harmony, etc.  
 

DATES (2019): 8 Mar ; 22 Mar ; 5 Apr ; 19 Apr ; 10 May ; 7 Jun ; 21 Jun ; 05 Jul ; 19 Jul ; 27 Sept ; 18 Oct

                                                 

1 DAY SOFIA

Arrival in Sofia. Transfer to the city center. Guided sightseeing tour of the city centre, including visit to Alexander Nevski Cathedral - one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in Europe, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and a primary tourist attraction; St. George Rotunda, St. Sophia Church, built by the Roman Emperor Justinian in the 6th century, National Theatre, former Royal Palace, today housing the National Revival Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum, Presidency, etc. (about 3 hours walking tour). Optional dinner at traditional restaurant with folklore show. Overnight in Sofia.

 

2 DAY SOFIA / OPTIONAL DAY TOUR TO PLOVDIV

Breakfast. Free day in Sofia or optional:

Day trip to Plovdiv – European capital of culture 2019. (150 km) (2 hours drive) Sightseeing tour in the Old Town, the Roman Ancient Theatre, built in the 1st century AD, nowadays considered to be the largest surviving Roman construction in Bulgaria, Ethnographic Museum, Roman Stadium, old churches, etc. (about 2 hour walking tour, 2 hours free time). (Drive back to Sofia 2 hours). Overnight in Sofia.

 

3 DAY SOFIA / OPTIONAL DAY TOUR TO RILA MONASTERY

Breakfast. Free day in Sofia or optional:

Day trip to Rila monastery (UNESCO site) (130 km). (2 hours drive) The most exquisite example of the monastery art and architecture in Bulgaria. Guided tour of the monastery complex. Visit to Nativity of the Virgin Church with its miracle icon of the Virgin and splendid gilded iconostasis, the old kitchen, Hrelyo’s Tower and many spectacular views from the mountain and the surrounding nature. Lunch local food. (1,5 hour walking tour and visits, 1,5 hour free time) (2 hours drive back). Overnight in Sofia.

 

4 DAY SOFIA DEPARTURE

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and departure.

Guaranteed departure rate per person in DBL room 3* hotel: 185 EUR

Guaranteed departure rate per person in DBL room 4* hotel: 230 EUR

 

INCLUDED SERVICES:

·         Arrival and departure airport transfers; 

·         3 overnights at 3*/4* hotel in Sofia in DBL standard room;

·         Sightseeing tour of Sofia with professional English speaking guide.

 

EXCLUDED SERVICES: 

·         Luggage porterage and tips;

·         Agent commission;

·         One day tour to Plovdiv – 77 euro per person (includes: car and driver, all road and parking fees, visit of Old town of Plovdiv with entrance fees, English speaking licensed guide);

·         One day tour to Rila Monastery – 77 euro per person (includes: car and driver, all road and parking fees, visit of Rila Monastery with entrance fees, English speaking licensed guide);

·         Dinner at traditional restaurant with folklore show – 59 euro per person (includes: transfer to and from restaurant, 4-course menu – salad, starter, main, dessert, water, bread, local wine and rakia, folklore live show); 

·         Standard lunch – 15 euro per person per meal (3-course set menu – salad/soup, main, dessert, table water, bread); 

·         Standard dinner – 15 euro per person per meal (3-course set menu – salad/soup, main, dessert, table water, bread).

 

SUPPLEMENT:

  • Single room: 60 Euro
  • Upgrade in 5* hotel – rate on request and availability.

*NOTE: Arrival and departure airport transfer will be arranged on private basis

**NOTE: City tour of Sofia will be arranged on shared basis - your tourists will join in a small international group

***NOTE: Day tours to Plovdiv and Rila Monastery will be arranged on shared basis - your tourists will join in a small international group

****NOTE:  Depending on flight arrival and departure time the City tour of Sofia will be provide on the first or last day of the program

 

·         Full payment (100%) to be done at the time of booking confirmation.

·         All tours/excursions are quoted based on minimum 2 persons.

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  • Land Activity