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The Orange Tour

Take a one week vacation and discover some of the most beautiful Bulgarian lands with this tour.
The wine enthusiasts and those, in love with the sea are most-cordially invited.

Program by days

First day: arrival to Sofia (folk-style dinner)

Second day: Sofia - Plovdiv – Brestovitza village (wine-tasting)

Third day: Plovdiv - Burgas

Forth day: Burgas - Nessebar and Pomorie (wine-tasting) - Burgas

Fifth day: Burgas - Kotel – Jeravna - Kazanlak

Sixth day: Kazanlak - Koprivshtitza – Sofia - departure

Highlights of the tour

Sofia – the Bulgarian capital has much to offer with its well-preserved ancient history and modern spirit.
The walking tour along the central part introduces: Saint Nedelya Church, Saint George Rotonda, National Drama Theatre, National Fine Arts Gallery, Saint Nicolas Russian Church, the Parliament and Saint Alexander Nevski Cathedral with its crypt.

Along the way to Plovdiv, we’ll make a brief romantic escape into the village of Brestovitza to have lunch with Bulgarian wines tasting in authentic winery guided by a sommelier that would show the process of wine preparation. The village has preserved memories of its rich history, of Bulgarian traditions, wonderful surrounding nature, and the famous Brestovitza wine.

Plovdiv is a 3000-years-old city, one of the most ancient cities in Bulgaria and in Europe. It was a city 200 years before Rome was founded; it was standing on its six hills before Troy and Mycenae and after their destruction; it remembers the foundation of Athens and Constantinople.
The Old City District shows all European civilizations starting with the very first one in the frame of typical Bulgarian architecture of 18th and 19th centuries. The most important architectural sites are the Roman Amphitheatre, the Roman Bath and Pretorium, Roman mosaics, Ethnographic Museum, the houses of Balabanov and Hindliyan and many others.

Burgas is the biggest and the most important economic, administrative and cultural center in the southern part of Bulgarian Black Sea coast. On the very seashore the most beautiful Sea garden in the country is situated. The sand there is known to be healing for being ferriferous.
Saints Ciril and Methodius Cathedral preserves valuable mural paintings and authentic wooden altar.
Ethnographic Museum is situated in an architectural masterpiece building and presents a collection of traditional masks, costumes, every day life pieces and ritual objects.
Natural History Museum shows more than 1200 exhibits of the flora and fauna; tells about region’s geological specifics.

Nesebar is one the oldest cities in Europe known for its Hellenistic monuments, medieval architecture and houses of 18th and 19th centuries. Nowadays it is an architectural and archeological reserve and is included into UNESCO World Heritage List.
The road shows nice view to Atanasovsko Lake, which is a part of a biosphere reserve, a nesting place for many marsh and sea birds. Madrensko Lake situated within 10 km from the city is another ornithological reserve.

Pomorie Lagoon Lake is an important balneological center situated within 20 km from Burgas. In Pomorie one can visit the only in the world Museum of Salt and follow the development of salt extracting technologies from Stone Age up to nowadays.
In Pomorie winery you can follow grapes procession and wine, rakiya and cognac production processes and taste selected and aged drinks.

Kotel is a city with revival architecture, which conserved one of the best models of a national wooden house from the late Revival stage. Near it is the small village of Geravna – an architectural reserve, situated in East Stara Planina Mountain. There are more than 200 retained wooden houses that were built before and during the Revival.
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 (4th – 3rd century B.C.) was found 60 years ago. It’s a unique aesthetic and artistic work, a masterpiece of the Thracian creative spirit. This monument is the only one of its kind anywhere in the world. The exceptionally well preserved frescos and the original condition of the structure reveal the remarkable evolution and high level of culture and pictorial art in Hellenistic Thrace.
The tomb is included into UNESCO’s List of World Cultural and Historic Heritage.

Koprivshtitza is a museum 19th century town, the cradle of famous Bulgarian poets and teachers. Scrolling along the cobbled streets, you can feel the national spirit, the heroism of the national liberation fight and the romanticism and beauty of powerful Stara Planina Mountain nature. Koprivshtitza is known for its numerous stone fountains and bridges.



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