Bulgaria for Explorers

5-Day trip


Coach from / to Sofia airport
English speaking guide
4x BB in a 4* hotels
1x dinner at the hotel
2x dinner in restaurants in Plovdiv
1x wine tasting with dinner
1x train ride with the narrow-gauge Railway

Best time to travel

April - October

Tour itinerary

1. Day: Arrival Sofia – Plovdiv

Arriving at the airport where our guide awaits us, then heading straight to the hotel in Plovdiv. In the evening, we are welcomed  by a traditional dinner with music in a restaurant.

2. Day: Plovdiv – Weingut Todoroff – Plovdiv

Full day city tour of Plovdiv, one of the biggest and most beautiful cities in Thracia area, particularly noteworthy because of the national rebirth in the middle of the 19th century. Here we observe the typical Plovdiv houses, decorated with paintings and carvings. Afterwards we drive to a winery for wine tasting followed by a dinner.

3. Day: Plovdiv – Rhodopenbahn – Rila – Plovdiv

In the morning we will experience a unique train ride with the narrow-gauge railway in the Rhodope Mountains. At the end of the trail, our bus awaits to take us to UNESCO’s protected Rila Monastery, then back to the hotel in Plovdiv.

4. Day: Plovdiv – Karlovo – Plovdiv

Morning drive from Plovdiv to Karlovo, where the annual Rose festival takes place, visit the city and a rose oil manufactory. Then, a farewell dinner with traditional food with music in Plovdiv.

5. Day: Plovdiv – Sofia – Flughafen

After breakfast, we head to Sofia for a sightseeing. We see the Sofia’s highlights such as the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the government quarter and more, then transfer to Sofia airport.

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