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From Sofia: Valley of the Thracian Kings: Hidden Treasures13 Reviews
During this day tour, you will have the chance to learn more about the mysterious Thracians. You will visit 3 of the masterpieces of the Thracian burial architecture, one of which a UNESCO site.
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- Learn more about the ancient Thracian culture
- Visit a UNESCO site
- Admire the picturesque landscape
- Stop in a rose distillery - the Valley is famous for its rose production as well
DescriptionDuring this day tour you will have the chance to learn more about the mysterious Thracians, best known for the mythical hero Orpheus (ancient musician and thinker), Spartacus (Roman slave and gladiator, and leader of the famous slave revolt), as well as for the oldest golden treasure in the world. You will visit the History Museum in Kazanlak. During our day of Thracian heritage exploration, you will have the chance to admire the picturesque landscape, which obviously was highly valued by the Thracians as well. You will have a stop in a rose distillery, as the Valley is famous for rose production as well. The region of the Valley of the Thracian Kings, also known as the Valley of the roses (center for the production of rose oil) which was the preferred burial ground for Thracian nobility. The most famous ground is the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, recognized as a masterpiece of Thracian artwork. The tomb dates from the end of the 4th century BC and due to its well preserved and original frescoes it has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Another site that you will visit is the Tomb of Seuthes III (Thracian king), known also as the Golyama Kosmatka mound. The tomb dates from 5th century BC. It consists of three chambers and one corridor. Many valuable artefacts and works of art were found at the site. It’s one of the richest Thracian burials found till now. The last stop will be Ostrusha tomb, which dates back to the 4th century. It’s mainly famous for its unique ceiling- a combination of relief and fine decoration - different portraits, colorful figures and floral ornaments.
IncludesHotel pick-up and drop-off Entrance fees Professional guide Transport by private vehicle
- Food and drinks are not included