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Itinerary

Day 1: Sofia.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:  City tour of Sofia 

IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.  

NB:  The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.    


Welcome to SOFIA!!!. Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. After lunch (towards 15.00hrs) we include a panoramic tour of the capital of Bulgaria, where we will see the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Russian church, the mosque, its squares and avenues of Stalinist architecture. Free time.
Day 2: Sofia- Bachkovo- Plovdiv.-
Total distance covered: 205 km.  
Scenery: Large agricultural plains. 
Note: Wear suitable clothing to visit the monastery of Bachkovo.- 

08.30hrs.- Sofía. Departure.-
11.00hrs.-  BACHKOVO MONASTERY, arrival to the Bulgaria’s second most important monastery, founded in the eleventh century, with its three churches and the life of its monks, and we feel it as a place full of peace. 

12.00 hrs.- Bachkovo Monastery. Departure. 
12.45 hrs.- PLOVDIV, After time for lunch, we visit the city with a local guide, which is one of the oldest in Europe. Here we include tickets to the Roman amphitheatre, the ancient chemist’s and the Armenian house.  Free time to stroll in its beautiful historic town centre with its half-timbered houses.  Dinner included.
Day 3: Plovdiv- Kazanluk- Shipka- Etara- Arbanasi- Veliko Tarnovo.-
Total distance covered: 230 km.  
Scenery:  We cross the valley of the roses with great color in season of flowering (May and June). Beautiful scenery across the Balkans mountain range. 
Note: in some cases, Arbanassi visit may take place on Sunday instead of Saturday.

08.00hrs.- Plovdiv. Departure. Nice small roads through the interior of Bulgaria. We arrived to the valley of the roses.

10.00hrs.-  In the valley of the Roses, we will see KAZALNUK, where tickets are included to the replica of the Thracian tomb (Heritage of Mankind) and we will learn about the production of products derived from the roses. 

11.30 hrs.- Kazalnuk. Departure. Amidst the mountains, we stop at the Russian church of SHIPKA, which reminds us the strong links that exist between the Bulgarians and the Russians and the help that Bulgaria received from Russia in its war of independence against the Ottomans.

13.15hrs.- ETARA, arrival at this charming village/ethnographic. We walk between their traditional houses and their artisan workshops. Lunch included in a typical restaurant.

15.30 hrs.- Etara. Departure.
16.45hrs.- ARBANASSI, arrival to the ancient trading city with its fortress-houses, where we visit the Church of the Nativity (entrance included)

17.45hrs.- Arrival in VELIKO TARNOVO, Bulgaria’s former capital, with a very picturesque mediaeval centre, along with its hill. .






Day 4: Veliko Tarnovo- Dimitar Basarbovski- Bucharest.-
Total distance covered: 190 km.  
Scenery: We crossed the Danube on the border.
Note: Keep your passport to hand, as it will be required on the border with Romania.

08.30hrs.- Veliko Tarnovo. Departure.  We travel to Romania,
10.00hrs.- BASARBOVSKI MONASTERY, We stop at a place of pilgrimage dug out of the rock. 

11.00hrs.- Barsabovski. Departure.  We cross the border and the river Danube. 

12.45 hrs.- BUCHAREST, arrival  (variable schedules depending on the border procedures). After time for lunch, we take a panoramic tour of the city with its ancient quarter and the giant Parliament Palace. Free time. Dinner included.
Day 5: Bucharest- Sinaia- Bran- Sighisoara.-
Total distance covered: 325 km.  
Scenery: beautiful landscapes with the Carpathian mountains, remote areas and forests. Small picturesque villages en route.
Note:  Wear suitable clothing. The Sinaia area is located on the mountain, we recommend warm clothes and comfortable shoes.

08.00hrs.- Bucharest. Departure. Today we have a stage of great scenic beauty, travelling to Transylvania across the Carpathian mountains and through forests. 

10.30hrs.- SINAIA, Arrival. We will stroll in the gardens of the Peles and Pelisor castles (visit of the gardens, the interior of the castle is closed on Mondays).

12.00hrs.- Sinaia- Departure. High mountains.
13.00hrs.- BRAN. arrival to the 14th-century  fortress, known as “Dracula’s Castle” (tickets included). Time for lunch and stroll on the beautiful center.

15.30hrs.- Bran - Departure. The architecture of some of the villages shows that these regions were inhabited by people of German origin.

17.45hrs.- SIGHISOARA, arrival to this very beautiful walled mediaeval city and Heritage of Mankind. Tonight we include a very special dinner, in the restaurant of Count Dracula, in the house where Vlad Tepes was born. 

Note: The hotel capacity of Sighisoara is limited. On some date the accommodation can be given in SIBIU (departure from Sighisoara after dinner). In these cases the stop in Biertan is removed and the city of Alba Lulia is visited instead.
Day 6: Sighisoara- Biertan- Sibiu- Hunedoara- Timisoara- .
Total distance covered: 395 km.  
Scenery: beautiful landscapes and towns.

08.30 hrs.- Sighisoara- Departure. In Transylvania there are numerous fortified churches in areas that were inhabited by people of German origin; some of these churches have been declared Heritage of Mankind, and we will see one of them: 
09.00 hrs.- BIERTAN. Arrival to visit the fortified church (tickets included).

10.00hrs.- Biertan, Departure. 
11.15hrs.- SIBIU, arrival to this important economic and cultural centre that was the capital of Transylvania, with its bustling narrow streets and squares. Time for a stroll and for lunch. 

14.15hrs.- Sibiu- Departure. 
16.00hrs.- In the afternoon, we visit the impressive castle of HUNEDOARA (tickets included), which is considered the prettiest castle in Romania.

17.00hrs.- Hunedoara- Departure.
19.30hrs.- TIMISOARA, Arrival.  Time for a stroll in its elegant central squares. 
Day 7: Timisoara- Belgrade.-
Total distance covered: 170 km.  
Note: Keep your passport to hand, as it will be required on the border with Serbia.

08.30hrs.- Timisoara- Departure. Among pleasant landscapes we set off for Serbia and the border pass (border procedures sometimes delayed).

11.30 hrs.- BELGRADE, arrival. We include a panoramic tour of this active capital on the shores of the Danube as it flows into the Sava, where we can admire its busy centre, its parliament, and stroll in the Kalemegdan fortress.  Afternoon free.
Day 8:
After breakfast, end of our services.

Price includes

Included

  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: SOFIA, PLOVDIV, BUCHAREST, BELGRADE
  • Ticket admission: Roman Amphitheater, The Ancient Botica and The Armenian House in Plovdiv in PLOVDIV, Thracian Tomb Replica in Kazalnak in KAZANLAK, Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi in ARBANASSI, Basarbovski Monastery in BASARBOSKI, Bran Fortress in BRAN, Church of Biertan in BIERTAN, Castle of Hunedoara in HUNEDOARA
  • 1 Lunch Included in: ETARA
  • 3 dinner included in: PLOVDIV, BUCHAREST, SIGHISOARA

Planned Hotels

BULGARIA
NOVOTEL SOFIA
****
29043000
H8468-re@accor.com
115 N Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd
1784 SOFIA
BULGARIA
SUITE SOFIA
****
924408080
Reservations@suitehotelsofia.bg
1A Yordan Yossifov Str. 1700 Sofia, Bulgaria
1700 SOFIA
BULGARIA
RAMADA PLOVDIV TRIMONTIUM
****
32605000
trimontium@dedeman.com
KAPITAN ST 2
4000 PLOVDIV
BULGARIA
IMPERIAL
****
32600730

t6, Lev Tolstoy str./ 1A, Arch.Kamen Petkov sr. CP 4017 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
4017 PLOVDIV
BULGARIA
BOLYARSKI MERIDIAN
****
62613200
info@bolyarski.com
ul.
5000 VELIKO TARNOVO
BULGARIA
YANTRA GRAND HOTEL
****
962600607
office@yantrabg.com
ul.
5000 VELIKO TARNOVO
BULGARIA
CENTRAL
***
62521213

Hadzhi Dimiter 17-A
5000 VELIKO TARNOVO
BULGARIA
RAYA GARDEN
***
879107500

Park Sveta Gora, CP 5000 Veliko Tarnovo
5000 VELIKO TARNOVO
BULGARIA
METROPOLITAN SOFIA
****
24247900
sales@metropolitanhotelsofia.com;reservations@metropolitanhotelsofia.com
64, Tsarigradsko shosse blvd. SOFIA
1784 SOFIA
BULGARIA
SANKT PETERBURG
****
32951830
marketing@sphotel.net
97 Bulgaria Blvd
4003 PLOVDIV
BULGARIA
PANORAMA
****
96602600
panorama.vt@abv.bg
63 Stefan Stambolov Str,
5000 VELIKO TARNOVO
BULGARIA
ASENEVTSI PARK
****
62538888
info@asenevtsi.bg
Opalchenska 77
5000 VELIKO TARNOVO
BULGARIA
GUEST HOUSE ASENEVTSI
***
879898316

44, Gurko Str.
5000 VELIKO TARNOVO
BULGARIA
COSMOPOLITAN RUSE
****
82805050

ul. Dobri Nemirov 1, 7000 Ruse Center,
7000 VELIKO TARNOVO
BULGARIA
BEST WESTERN EXPO SOFIA
****
28178151
k.sotirova@hotelexposofia.com;reservations@hotelexposofia.com
149 Tsarigradsko Shosse, Blvd., 1784 Sofia
1784 SOFIA
BULGARIA
GRAND HOTEL PLOVDIV
*****
93293444
reception@synergonhotels.bg
C. PLOVDIV, UL.
4003 Karshia PLOVDIV
BULGARIA
GURKO
***
962627838
hotel_gurko@abv.bg
Veliko Tarnovo 33, Gurko Str.
5000 VELIKO TARNOVO
BULGARIA
TARNOVO
***
962651199

ul.
5000 VELIKO TARNOVO
BULGARIA
SVETA GORA
***
879107500

Sveta Gora, CP 5000 Veliko Tarnovo
5000 VELIKO TARNOVO
BULGARIA
ROMANIA
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON BUCHAREST UNIRII SQUARE
****
212006270
BUHDT_reservations@hilton.com
Bulevardul Nerva Traian 3A,
031041 BUCAREST
RUMANIA
MERCURE BINDERBUBI SIGHISOARA
****
372088888
HB1A9-GM@accor.com
Nicolae Balcescu Street No 8
545400 SIGHISOARA
RUMANIA
CONTINENTAL FORUM
****
372121721

Pia539;a Unirii 10, CP 550173 SIBIU
550173 SIGHISOARA
RUMANIA
TIMISOARA
****
256498852
office@hoteltimisoara.ro
Str Marasesti nr 1-3
300086 TIMISOARA
RUMANIA
CROWNE PLAZA BUCHAREST
****
212240034
violeta.tariceneanu@crowneplaza.ro
Poligrafiei 1, CP 013704 BUCAREST
13704 BUCAREST
RUMANIA
KORONA SIGHISOARA
****
265770480
contact@hotelkorona.ro
Str. Zaharia Boiu 12 - 14
545400 SIGHISOARA
RUMANIA
MERCURE BUCHAREST UNRII
****
215281100
HA1H4-SL@accor.com;Eva.POPOVITS@accor.com
28th Mircea Voda Boulevard 30167 BUCHAREST
30167 BUCAREST
RUMANIA
DOUBLETREE SIGHISOARA CAVALER
****
365085555
rezervari@hotelcavalerul.ro
6, Consiliul Europei St
545400 SIGHISOARA
RUMANIA
SERBIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BELGRADE
****
114144670
info@hiexbelgrade.com
Ruzveltova 23
11000 BELGRADO
SERBIA
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