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8 Day Highlights of Bulgaria Tour
8 Day Highlights of Bulgaria Tour
8 Day Highlights of Bulgaria Tour
8 Day Highlights of Bulgaria Tour
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Duration
8 days
Tour languages
English
Guiding type
Fully guided
Group size
1 - 45
Hygiene protocol
Included
Budget Class
Comfort
Physical Rating
Relaxing
Suitable ages
0 - 99
Pickup Location
Sofia Intern...
Dropoff Location
Sofia Intern...
International & Domestic Flight Tickets Covid-19 PCR Test Tour Itinenary Confirmed Documents are sent by us to include Hotel reservations etc Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly) Passport Validation Terms Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa) If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process Flight details for on time Airport transfer services Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights if any Obtain emergency contact details from our office

Tour overview

Truly the best off-the-beaten path tour in Bulgaria tailored to your needs & wants

Itinerary

Transfer from Sofia to the small town of Razlog. Check in at a local bio hotel. The home-made dinner awaits us.

VISITED PLACES

After a delicious home-made breakfast we start our tour to the village of Dobarsko. The village of Dobarsko is situated in the south foot of the holy Rila Mountains at an altitude of 1070 meters and overlooks Pirin and Rhodope Mountains. Here we get acquainted with numerous Bulgarian traditions, which are so well preserved in Dobarsko. We study and sing local folklore songs together with the famous “Grannies of Dobarsko” who welcome us with fresh baked bread at home. Next on we will visit the old church Theodor Stratilat where we can see the amazing fresco of Jesus who steps off a vehicle, which resembles a space rocket! Back to the farm and time to get acquainted with the whole process of preparing bio products. You will have the chance to milk cows, gather vegetables in the garden, pick up fruits, feed the animals, prepare Bulgarian yogurt and butter by doing it in the old traditional style. There are options to go for horse-riding or shooting. In the evening we enjoy homemade dinner in Bansko style. Overnight stay at our bio hotel in Razlog. Today, we head South to the area where Pirin mountain meets the Rhodope mountains. Outstanding views and special landscapes are waiting for us. We visit a pretty, picture-postcard village with old time Rhodope stone houses leaning over narrow cobbled alleys. Free time for souvenirs or a cup of coffee at the old time café in the middle of the village. After that the tour continues to another exciting architectural and historic reserve – the village of Leshten. The village of Leshten is one of the most attractive and authentic rural spots in Bulgaria. It is situated on the south slope of Rhodope mountains. Here we have a look at the famous mud house and the other rural and eco houses. We travel further to our next stop – a unique bio complex with houses made of mud, tree and stones. We take on our a sightseeing tour of the area. Overnight stay in Leshten. Another exciting day with unforgettable experiences is waiting for us. We leave Pirin mountain area and drive to the East. We pass by the gorgeous Dospat Dam. Our scenic drive goes further to Trigrad gorge – the lovely gorge of Trigrad river cut up to 350 meters into the marble is a nature landmark and probably that’s the most impressive gorge in Bulgaria. Our journey continues through a number of picturesque small villages – one of them is the village of Shiroka Laka – famous for its patriarchal traditions and customs. Here we have a stop and take a look at the astonishing combination of the impressive Rhodope landscapes with authentic architecture. We have a lunch at a typical restaurant called mehana and enjoy the music of a Bulgarian bagpipe. Our journey continues further through Rhodope mountains to another picturesque village – the village of Kosovo.

VISITED PLACES

Kosovo village has conserved its traditional spirit. It is a typical example of the Rhodopean Renaissance architecture, organically linked to nature. Our hosts tried to restore some of the centuries-old houses in the village, using traditional construction techniques and natural building materials. The houses where we stay combine authentic architecture with modern comfort. Here we experience unforgettable moments and the Rhodope mountains nature, customs and history. You will taste the best of the traditional Rhodopean cuisine. Today, we prepare together a typical Rhodopean meal – “patatnik”. We also visit a typical Rhodope mountain shepherd’s house. Then we say good bye to the Rhodope mountain and head east to the picturesque village of Zheravna. On our way we visit Asenova Fortress where we have a last touch with the beauty of the area. After that we take on the road to Stara Planina (Balkan Mountain) and we only stop for lunch. We take a next stop at Stara Zagora and have some free time on disposal. Then we head towards Sliven famous as the “Town of the 100 chieftains” where the beautiful landscape of the Karandila mountain awaits us. We carve our way to the village of Zheravna through the magnificent slopes on the Nature Park Sinite Kamani (The Blue Stones). We pass several mountain villages with great history and traditions. At dusk, we are already breathing the rural air in Zheravna enchanting with its tranquility and picture-postcard architecture of the houses. We are served traditional Bulgarian specialties by the hosts and we are ready to fall asleep by the songs of the numerous crickets. After the yummy breakfast we have enough power to tap into the rural life. Believe it or not we take a horse-cart to get the flavor of the village and feel like locals. The ride takes us to a beautiful landscape towards the village which we call “birds-eye view”. Enchanted enough we take ourselves in hands and visit a traditional rural style making of wine spirits which we have the chance not only to taste but to help making. The hosts provide us with deliciously homemade appetizers which are simply “forget-not”. In the evening there is a special guest – grandmothers from the closest villages who perform traditional Bulgarian folklore. You will be enjoying the performance and eating gourmet cuisine prepared in a typical Zheravna style. On the next morning, you will witness and have the chance to show your skills in weaving traditional carpets from the region which is an absolute attraction to all visitors of the village. The hosts will show the techniques of making the wool so soft and comfortable on touch. After that, we start our journey back to the city of Sofia where we have dinner and stay for our last overnight.

VISITED PLACES

After breakfast, we depart for Sofia airport

VISITED PLACES

Routes

Included

2 nights hotel in Sofia

1 nights hotel in Razlog

1 nights hotel in Leshten

2 nights hotel in Kosovo Village

1 nights hotel in Zheravna

Accommodation at family hotels and bio hotels

Professional English-speaking tour guides

7 open buffet breakfasts

7 dinners

All airport transfer services mentioned inside the itinerary

Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

Visit of Omaya eco complex All mentioned activities

THINGS TO BE CHECKED PRIOR THE TOUR;

Please check the information below before your departure

1- International Flight Tickets

2- Tour itinenary

3- Confirmation received from us to include Hotel reservations etc.

4- Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly)

5- Passport Validation Terms

6- Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa )

7- If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process

8- Flight details for on time Airport transfer services

9- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights ifa ny

10- Obtain emergency contact details from our office

Excluded

International or Domestic flights

Insurance: All types

City Tax Bulgaria entry visa Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry

Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section Personal expenses: extras at hotel or additional meals

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

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  15. 15. From the "wallet" section on the left, you can see and follow if your credit is available or not.

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What is the Travelshopbooking Credits system?

  1. 1. TravelShopBooking Credits is a virtual money application specific to our system that allows our members to pay a portion of their shopping amount for their purchases on travelshopbooking.com

    There are 6 kinds of Credits:

    • a. 20 € Welcome Credit; it can be earned by becoming a member of the system,
    • b. 5% First Booking Credit; you can gain at your first booking from the system and this booking must be at least 500 €,
    • c. 5% Invitation Credit; you gain it after you invite someone and they get an active member of our system, when they book a tour that is 1000 € or more, the price’s 5% will be your credit,
    • d. 2% Guest Credit; you gain it when you become a member by someone else’s invitation,
    • e. 1% Lucky Me Credit; you will be collecting it at your every booking from the system.
    • f. 5% Tag Us Credit; You will gain it when you share 3 actual images or 1 actual video when you join one of our tours and share it on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter (for 6 months) the 5% month of your tour price will be your Tag Us Credit and you can use it on one of our optional tours as a discount.
  2. 2. TravelShop Booking Credits can be collectible and spent within certain rules as a discount for its products.

  3. 3. It is not liquidity and can never be converted into cash. It can only be used as a means of payment within the rules defined in the system.

  4. 4. Travelshopbooking credits can not be transferred to others.

  5. 5. 1 Credit is equal to 1 € (for USD please check the exchange rates)

  6. 6. No matter the way how you get a member of the system, every and each member have 20 € Welcome Credits.

  7. 7. Any kinds of credits can not be used on the first bookings, you can use them at your second and next bookings as a discount.

  8. 8. Travelshopbooking can arrange campaigns about gaining and spending Credits at certain times and keep the right to change the rules of the campaigns.

  9. 9. Above the campaigns and conditions link you can learn more about current campaigns and conditions.

  10. 10. All the Credits have to be used in the following 1 year from the first booking. Unused credits are automatically deleted from the system after 1 year.

  11. 11. Only travelshopbooking.com members can collect and use credits.

  12. 12. The credits assigned to your account after your first booking on the system. They can be used as a discount starting from your second and next bookings.

  13. 13. Each product/tour listed in our online store, has its own credit. Credits have been shown in the price information section on the right side of the product detail page. Every product that has been ordered earns you credits as much as the quantity of your order. So as you shop, your credits will increases.

  14. 14. Only tours departing from Turkey are eligible for Credit offers.

  15. 15. From the "wallet" section on the left, you can see and follow if your credit is available or not.

  16. 16. You will be earning 1% credits at your every booking.

  17. 17. Credits are valid for one year after they are given.

  18. 18. Every and each shopping/booking can use only one kind of credit at a time.

  19. 19. If a traveler cancels his/her booking the credits gained from the canceled booking are eliminated/deleted.

How to gain TravelShop Booking credits?

  1. • In booking payments, TravelShopBooking Credits will be deducted from the payment amount when you wish to use them. But you can prefer not to use them and collect more to use some other time within the year.

  2. • To use the Credits as a discount from the amount to be paid, you have to book/buy at least a 500 € tour, otherwise your Credits will wait for the next bookings.

  3. • Every and each credit that has been gained from the bookings, getting members to the system, campaigns, and invitations, can only be used in the second and next bookings all along 1 year. First bookings cannot use Credits in any conditions.

  4. • Credits are earned only if the referee uses a custom invite link from the referrer, creates a Travelshopbooking account, and has a reservation for Turkey destinations.

How does the invitation system work?

  • • Introduce your family/friend to Travelshopbooking,

  • • Send them the disposable link you received from Travelshopbooking.

  • • We will notify you of your travel credit via email after your friend/family registers a user account and buys a trip.

  • • When your invitation becomes a membership and does their first booking 5% Invitation Credit will be defined on your account,

  • • New member gains 2% Guest Credit at the end of this process automatically.

  • • Book your next trip.

  • • Click the "Use YourWallet" section on the paying stage and use your credits.

Attention:

  • • Invitation credits cannot be earned by married couples, parents, and children or those who live together and are younger than 18 years old. No problem with the cousins, co-workers, second-degree relatives, and else...
  • • As mentioned on the main page ‘Lowest Price Guarantee’ section, if you find a better price for the same services within 24 hours of booking, the difference is refunded as a credit to your account.

Travelshopbooking holds the right to cancel travel credit if suspected of any abuse, gaming or misuse that is contrary to the principles of all kinds of Credit program.