6 days/5 nights tour
Sofia – Rila monastery – Plovdiv – Hissar – Karlovo – Koprivshtitsa – Starosel – Sofia
Join-a-group with fixed departure 2023:
21 June – 26 June
Nature and tradition combined in an unforgettable experience – join a small group to travel throughout lavender trail, where Bulgaria is a world leader
- Escorted tour, dedicated to the Lavender, which ranks Bulgaria No1 in the world for its growing and producing lavender-oil
- Feel the genuine lavender aroma in its natural environment
- Experience the newest Festival of Lavender with bazaar, music, dances, cuisine
- Wine tasting giving the opportunity to feel the Bulgarian wine
- Smooth compilation of history, culture, wine-tasting and SPA
Day 121.06 – Sofia (D)
Arrival in Sofia. Transfer to hotel and time for check in and relaxation. Welcome dinner.
Day 222.06 – Sofia – Rila Monastery – Sofia (B)
After breakfast it’s time for some sightseeing. First, we are going to Rila monastery – part of UNESCO heritage list. There we can see the main church, the museum, Hrelio’s tower. After lunch we are heading back to Sofia for a city tour with its most fascinating places to be visited – Alexander Nevski cathedral, basilica St. Sofia, Former Royal Palace, National Theatre Ivan Vazov, St. George Rotunda.
Overnight in Sofia.
Day 323.06 – Sofia – Plovdiv (B)
After breakfast it’s time to head east to Plovdiv – the city of seven hills, fortified by the father of Alexander the Great, King Philip II. After settling in in the hotel we are going to have a city tour of this beautiful city where we will see many of the ancient remains – Antique theatre, Roman Stadium, walking through the cobbled road of the Old Plovdiv and enjoying the view from some of the hills. The afternoon is dedicated to relaxation and time of leisure.
Overnight in Plovdiv.
Day 424.06 – Plovdiv – Karlovo – Koprivshtitsa (B)
After an early breakfast we are going for celebration – Lavender Festival in Karlovo: introduction to the technology for growing the plant and producing the lavender oil. Be witness of the festival program with tastings, folklore program and traditional Bulgarian horo in the town square and not lastly – visit to the lavender fields. Feel the local atmosphere of the feast – music, dances, cuisine.
After all the celebrations we are heading to Koprivshtitsa – small picturesque museum – town for an overnight.
Day 525.06 – Koprivshtitsa – Starosel – Sofia (B, D)
Today we are going to have a walking tour in Koprivshtitsa – this town-museum, nestled in the mountains in the central part of Bulgaria has typical Bulgarian spirit of XIX c. After that we are heading to Starosel where we will have a tour around the cellar and wine tasting. Arrival in Sofia late in the afternoon. Farewell dinner.
Overnight in Sofia.
Day 626.06 – Sofia (B)
After breakfast it’s time to say Goodbye. Transfer from the hotel to the airport.