From Sofia: 5-Day Balkans Bus Tour to Thessaloniki

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Explore the sights of Bulgaria and Greece on a 5-day bus tour from Sofia to Thessaloniki. Enjoy city sightseeing tours, 4-star accommodation, breakfast daily and free time to explore on your own.

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  • Explore the secrets of the unknown Sofia
  • Transport yourself to the Middle Ages as you tour the Rila Monastery
  • Enjoy the bright Mediterranean colors of Thessaloniki


Day 1 – Arriving in Sofia… Arrival at Sofia airport. Transfer and accommodation at your hotel. Evening - late short walking tour on lovely place - Vitoshka street – orientation tour for opportunities for dinner in one of Sofia's local restaurants, grocers, wineries, or beer pubs. Pickup from your hotel. Overnight stay. Day 2 – Explore Sofia.. Breakfast is served at the hotel. Check – out. After Breakfast at 9:30 a.m - walking tour of Sofia's historic center (duration - about 3). Pick up from your hotel. Landmarks: St. Sophia Church - dating to the 6th century. National Assembly (Parlament) of the Republic of Bulgaria. St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral - (visit inside) Natoinal Gallery – Kvadrat 500 (visit inside) Saint Nikolas Russian Church - with best elegant domes… National Art Gallery - The former Royal Palace... Teatral Garden & National Theater – Research and Feel the aristocratic spirit of Sofia from the 19th century. The Presidency Building - Watch the change of the guards Council of Ministers -. Experience walking on a Roman street from the 6th century. Visit Roman houses and public buildings. Sveta Nedelya Church - (visit inside). Stopover – opportunity for lunch or coffee breaks in Sofia center. Transfer to your hotel. Half day spare time for city discover myself. Enjoy on night life Sofia! Overnight stay. Day 3 – Go to Greece.. Breakfast is served at the hotel. Check - out. On 09:30 – Departure by bus to the Rila Monastery (transfer 2 hours) . Pickup from your hotel. Rila Monastery (visit inside) - biggest and most important orthodox cloister in the country – is, without any doubt, the jewel of. Spare time 1,5 hours and opportunities for lunch. Departure for Thessaloniki (Greece) - approx. 3,5 hours transfer. Accommodation at your hotel. A short walk along Coastal Boulevard. A local favorite place. Spare time and opportunities for dinner in one of local restaurants and taverns. Overnight stay. Day 4 – Thessaloniki treasures.. Breakfast is served at the hotel. Walking tour in Thessaloniki begin at the 10:30. Pick up from your hotel. Landmarks: Including the Church of Saint Demetrius (visit inside) - more information The White Tower (visit inside) - The White Tower was built in the fifteenth century after the fall of Thessaloniki to the Ottomans in 1430. At its location there had been an older tower belonging to Thessaloniki’s Byzantine fortifications, where the eastern wall met the sea wall. The Coastal Boulevard. The Rotunda and Emperor Galerius' Arch. A stroll through Thessaloniki's central district, including Aristoteles Square and the city's most opulent street, Ttsimiski Street. Spare time for lunch, shopping and coffee. Opportunities for dinner in one of local restaurants and Greek taverns. Idea - explore Thessaloniki night life. Overnight stay. Day 5 - Coming home Breakfast at the hotel, followed by spare time before transferring to Thessaloniki Airport for your flight to home. Pickup from your hotel.


4 nights with breakfast in Sofia (2), Thessaloniki (2) - 3* hotels. Individual transfers airport - hotel in Sofia/ hotel – airport in Thessaloniki. Guided tours in Sofia, Rila Monastery, Thessaloniki Transportation by air conditioned bus along the entire route. A bottle of water every day (not including the first day). Tour guide during the entire trip. English. Local tour guides - where necessary. English. All entrance fees and tickets for the sites visited.

Important Information

  • The walking tours are conducted even if it rains. However, if the weather is extreme, we reserve the right to make changes to the program to maintain the quality of the product for the better experience of our guests. Please check before booking whether Bulgaria and Greece do not require entry visas for tourists from your country. Before traveling you should obtain a visa if required. Valid international passport or ID card (EU citizens). This program is not suitable for people with mobility problems. Unfortunately, we cannot accept pets. We recommend get for the travel: - Umbrella or raincoat - Comfortable walking shoes - Sunscreen - Hat with sun visor - Sunglasses - Travel insurance including medical expenses in case of illness or accident - The electrical networks of Bulgaria and Greece have the same standard - 230V. If you are arriving from another continent or the UK, you will need travel adapters.

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