7 days Bulgarian Thracian Civilization Tour


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Extraordinary spiritual trip in Bulgaria that combines the highlights of the Thracian culture, megalithic sanctuaries and emblematic spiritual sites of Tatul and Perperikon.

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Highlights

  • • Explore the ancient Thracian civilization
  • • Visit to the othe Land of Orpheus
  • • Tatul Sanctuary- reffered as the tomb of Orpheus
  • • Perperikon – Dionysius Sanctuary
  • • Belintash Sanctuary – one of the early Thracian places

Description

DAY 1: Welcome to Bulgaria!Meet and assist at airport and two hours transfer to the Thracian temple of Starosel – one of the most famous Thracian king complex nowadays. Then we proceed to Plovdiv: Cultural visit of the old town of Plovdiv – the ethnographical museum, the church “St Konstantin and Elena”, the art gallery, the Amphitheatre. Dinner in a traditional restaurant. Accommodation: Plovdiv City Included meals: dinner and breakfast DAY 2: Belintash Thracian Sanctuary We start with an intriguing day planned out in the Rhodope Mountains! Visiting Tchotrova Mahala and hiking to the Belintash rock will certainly be an enriching experience. Enjoy your adventure through time and nature in the Rhodope Mountains!Accommodation: Plovdiv City Accommodation: 4* Hotel Included meals: dinner and breakfast DAY 3: The Valley of the Thracian Kings Starting with the Kazanlak Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site from the 4th century BC, you'll be stepping into an iconic piece of Thracian burial architecture and art. After Kazanlak, visiting the recently discovered tombs of 'Ostrusha' and 'Goliama Kosmatka' Accommodation: Stara Zagora City Accommodation: 4* Hotel Included meals: dinner and breakfast DAY 4: Perperikon Thracian Sactuary Your journey continues to be rich with historical and natural wonders! Starting with a visit to “The Stone Mushrooms,” this natural phenomenon will be a spectacular visual treat. Following this, your exploration at Perperikon, promises an incredible walk through history. Perperikon -known for its archaeological significance, the site offers insights into various periods from the 4th century BC to its fall in the 14th century. Accommodation: Zlatograd Town Accommodation: Authentic Guesthouses Included meals: dinner and breakfast DAY 5: Tatul Orpheus Sanctuary Starting your day with a visit to the Ethnographical Complex in Zlatograd will provide a vivid picture of traditional Bulgarian life. After immersing yourself in the local culture, you will transfer to the Thracian temple at Tatul, which is one of the most intriguing archaeological sites in Bulgaria. Believed to be the tomb of the legendary Orpheus, this site offers a profound historical and mythological significance. The connection to Orpheus, famed for his music and tragic story, enriches the site with a deep cultural and spiritual aura. Accommodation: Zlatograd Town Accommodation: Authentic Guesthouses Included meals: dinner and breakfast DAY 6: The Land of Orpheus Continue exploring the heart of the Rhodopi Mountains, often referred to as the 'Land of Orpheus' with your journey to the Orpheus rocks . Accommodation: Smolyan Town Accommodation: 4* Hotel Included meals: dinner and breakfast DAY 7: Departure Today we head back to the capital Sofia (3 hour transfer). Departure from Sofia

Includes

The price includes: 6 nights in 4* Hotels and Authentic Guesthouses Accommodation in double rooms with private facilities 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners Trips/walks according to the itinerary Professional English-speaking tour guide All transfers according to the itinerary

Important Information

  • Duration: 7 days/6 nights Tour starts: September 1st,2024 Type: guided cultural tour Level: easy Guided: yes Transport: transfers by private bus Other dates: Other dates available upon request.

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