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The Blue Tour

This lavish, eight-day tour, introduces some of the most beautiful natural phenomena and museum towns of Bulgaria. If you are history or nature connoisseur, consider the program especially designed for you.

The program by days:

First day – arrival in Sofia (folk-style dinner)
Second day – tour of Sofia, Troyan (rakiya tasting)
Third day – Troyan Monastery – Oreshaka – Chiflik village (hot mineral water pool)
Forth day – Lovech – Kroshuna – Veliko Tarnovo (Sound and Light Show)
Fifth day – Tsarevets – Arbanassi village – Dryanovo – Tryavna
Sixth day – Etara – Gabrovo – Shipka village – Kazanlak
Seventh day – Kazanlak Tomb – Museum of the Rose – Sofia
Eight day – departure with wonderful memories and new friends.

Highlights of the tour:

Troyan Monastery - one of the biggest Bulgarian monasteries, the Troyan Monastery is founded in the end of 16th century and is noteworthy for its architecture, woodcarving and mural paintings. The miraculous icon of Saint Virgin with the three hands is preserved there.

Within few kilometers, the village of Oreshak is situated with its marvelous National Artistic Crafts Exhibition. Bulgarian and foreign masters show their works of pottery, jewelry, arms and woodcarving there annually. Great place for some souvenirs shopping!

Lovech (The Hunter – the city of hunters) is picturesquely situated on both banks of Osam River and is famous for its 18th – 19th century architecture and atmosphere, preserved in the Varosha District. You should take a walk along the covered bridge over Osam River – built by great Bulgarian master Kolyo Fitcheto in 1874. It was constructed and destroyed three times. Now it is one of city’s main landmarks and attracts the interest with its multiple shops and a unique view to the city.

Kroshun Waterfalls – the biggest water cascade with multiple shoots, small pools and rich flora and fauna, known as Bulgarian tropics. Incredibly beautiful!

Veliko Tarnovo (Tarnovgrad) – is the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, heir of millenary culture. The medieval city was situated on four hills in the valley of Yantra River. The two main medieval fortresses had been constructed on Tsarevets and Trapezitsa Hills. The town is known for its Sound and Light Show – dramatic music, colorful lights, lasers and church bells, all together, tell the glorious and tragic history of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom /1185-1396/. The medieval fortress opens its doors, Tsarevets Hill revives and tells the glorious story of Tarnovgrad.

Arbanassi - this ancient settlement is situated on a high plateau with a magnificent view to Veliko Tarnovo. It was the place of royal and nobles’ residences. It is known for its old houses, churches and monasteries richly decorated, woodcarving and mural painting, all made in 16th – 17th centuries. 

Tryavna is famous for its unique painting school of 17th through 19th centuries. Following National Revival style carved suns are shining on houses’ ceilings. The town has excellent Icon Painting School Museum, Woodcarving Museum and Fine Arts Gallery with permanent exhibition of Dimitar Kazakov, a contemporary Bulgarian painter.

Etara is the best Bulgarian open-air crafts museum. The architectural and ethnographic complex is a wonderful ensemble of residential buildings and workshops demonstrating 20 crafts. The every day life of a 19th century mountain settlement is reproduced there. The stone paved street – Charshiya, smells of warm bun, coffee and white jam. Rugs in earthly colors shine on the balconies. Stone fountains and gas street lamps create unique old time atmosphere.

The city of Kazanlak is situated in the pretty Rose Valley, the valley of roses and Thracian kings, hidden in the foot of Stara Planina and Sredna Gora Mountains. The first settlement here was the ancient Thracian city of Sevtopolis.
The oleaginous rose has been brought from India through Syria and Turkey and has found all favorable conditions for its growth. Much more about its history and application , you will learn in the Museum of the Rose.

Mysteries’ Eve in the Valley is a unique performance showing ancient Thracians’ rite from 4th – 3rd centuries B.C. The performance takes place after sunset. The place is sacred and fills one with positive energy. You’ll have the chance to participate in the show and to try rose rakiya, wine and relishes made under original Thracian recipes.

The Kazanlak Tomb of 4th – 3rd century B.C. is included into UNESCO’s List of World Cultural and Historic Heritage as one of nine Bulgarian World Heritage places.



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