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Ancient Thracian & Roman History In Bulgarian Lands Tour

Ancient Thracian & Roman History In Bulgarian Lands Tour Packages
Country: Bulgaria
City: Plovdiv
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Heritage Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Bulgarian lands were inhabited for a very long time. Many peoples and tribes lived here and all leaved traces of their life in these lands. In Bulgarian lands, the practice to lay precious metals in graves is older by three millennia than this was practiced in the times of the Trojan War. The earliest, from the end of the 5th millennium BC, are the gold findings at the village of Hotnitsa, the Varna, and Dourankoulak necropolises.

This tour will reveal for you the beauty and uniqueness of the Thracian Golden Treasures that were found in different periods and places in the Valley of the Thracian Kings. The lands of Bulgaria were part of the Roman Empire and a lot of Roman remains can be found in the main cities of Bulgaria. The Romans built a lot of baths as in these lands there are plenty of mineral springs with curative effects of their water.

Remark: The package price is valid for a group of a minimum of 6 pax

Preliminary Program:

Day 1: Sofia

The guests arrive at Sofia Airport. A representative of MIEL and the guide will meet them. Transfer to the hotel. The guests will be accommodated in the hotel and will have a short rest. If the time of arrival allows there will be a short sightseeing tour of the capital city /by foot/. They will have dinner in the restaurant of the hotel. Overnight.

Day 2: Sofia – Panagyurishte - Plovdiv

After breakfast – transfer to Panagyurishte – a small town on the outskirts of the Sredna Gora Mountain. It is the place where the famous Thracian gold treasure was found on December 8th, 1948. The guests will have a short visit to the regional museum where the guests will see the replica of the Treasure. Continue to Plovdiv – the second biggest city in Bulgaria with more than 3000 years of history.

The guests will be accommodated in the hotel and will have a short sightseeing tour of the Old Town of Plovdiv. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight.

Day 3: Plovdiv – Stara Zagora

After breakfast continues the sightseeing tour of Plovdiv. The guests will see the Roman remains discovered in the central part of the city. Continue to Stara Zagora – the city where the oldest prehistoric dwelling in Europe was found. The guests will be accommodated in the hotel and after a short time for relaxing there will be a sightseeing tour around the city of Stara Zagora (Neolithic Dwelling, Roman Forum, an ancient Roman street leading to the Southern Gate of Augusta Trajana, and the Late Antique Public Buildings with Roman’s Mosaics. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 4: Stara Zagora – Kazanlak

After breakfast, the guests will be transferred to the town of Kazanlak. This town is famous for its situation in the so-called Valley of the Thracian kings and also it is the center of the Valley of roses. The guests will be accommodated in the hotel.

Then the guests will visit the Regional Historical Museum. There they will see a collection of golden artifacts and other objects discovered in the valley of the Thracian’s Kings. Visit of the UNESCO World Heritage objects in Bulgaria – the Thracian Tomb in Kazanlak – famous for its frescoes from the 4th century BC. Visit of the Thracian tomb “Golyama Kosmatka”, which was recently unearthed.

A golden mask of a Thracian ruler was found there. On the way back you will stop to see the beautiful church of the Nativity – commemorated to Russian soldiers and Bulgarian voluntaries that had fallen victims during the Russo – Turkish war that brought the liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman oppression in 1877 – 78. Return to the hotel. Dinner in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant with a live folklore show. Overnight.

Day 5: Kazanlak – Hisarya – Starosel

After breakfast, the guests will be transferred to Starosel (a Thracian burial complex). En route, they will visit Hisarya – a small town famous for its Roman remains and mineral springs used in the time of the Roman Empire. In Starosel the guests will be accommodated in the hotel. Time for relaxing in the pools (in and outdoors), spa & wellness. The guests will have their dinner with wine tasting in the restaurant of the complex. Overnight.

Day 6: Starosel – Sofia

After breakfast, visit the Thracian burial complex and continue to Sofia. Arrive in the afternoon and the guests will be accommodated in the hotel. Visit the National Historical Museum and Boyana Church (UNESCO world heritage list). The guests will have dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight.

Day 7: Sofia ‐ Departure

Breakfast in the hotel. Free time for shopping. Transfer to the Sofia Airport for the departure flight.

The package Includes the Following Services:

All transfers as per the itinerary by 1st class A/C coach/minibus/car;

Professional Guide throughout the itinerary /English, French, German, Italian/;

6 nights in 3* and 4* hotels;

6 breakfast;

5 dinners in hotels and local restaurants;

1 dinner in a traditional restaurant with a live folklore show;

1 wine tasting;

4 sightseeing city tours – Sofia, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Kazanlak;

Entrance fees as per program;

All local taxes and VAT.

The Package Does Not Include:

Air tickets to/from Sofia;

Food and beverages not mentioned in the program;

Optional activities;

Personal expenses.


Travel Dates: Upon Request.

Best Travel Period: April to October

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