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Bulgaria y Rumania

Duration

12 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Sofia

Available

May 2023 / October 2023

Cities to visit: Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Bucarest, Curtea de Argeș, Sibiu, , , , Bran, Sinaia,

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

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Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

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Day
Arrive in Sofia and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Sofia.
Today you can enjoy a complete city tour of Sofia and get to know the capital's highlights. Among the most emblematic sights are the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral overlooking the city, St. George's Church, considered the best preserved Byzantine church, the Russian Church of St. Nicholas, the Banya Bashi Mosque, and the ruins of ancient Serdica, among others. Next, drive to the Rila Mountains to visit one of the most famous places in Bulgaria - the Rila Monastery. This monastery is a shrine to Bulgarian literature and spiritual life. Founded in the middle of the 10th century by St. Ivan of Rila played a crucial role in preserving the Bulgarian culture and language of the centuries. It is on the UNESCO list. Visit the monastery church with its impressive frescoes, painted by the best and most famous artists in Bulgaria since the 19th century AD, and the museum, which houses a collection of exhibits related to the history of the monastery and the spread of Christianity in the Bulgarian lands. Return to Sofia. Accommodation.
Leaving Sofia behind, we head to the second largest city in Bulgaria - Plovdiv. This is a city with a thousand-year history. Ruins from the Roman, Ottoman, and Bulgarian Renaissance periods have been preserved. During our city tour, we will see the Roman Forum, the stadium, and the Roman amphitheater. Next, we will walk through the cobblestone streets of the small ancient city surrounded by houses and beautiful churches. Next, we will visit the church of St. Konstantine and St. Helen and the Ethnographic Museum in the home of a wealthy merchant from the 19th century BC. After the visit, we will cross the Balkan Mountains through the historical Shipka Pass, which played a vital role in the Russian-Turkish war of Bulgarian Liberation. Arrival in Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria. Accommodation.
(*on certain occasions, the night will be spent in Arbanassi, and the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly).
In the morning panoramic city tour of Veliko Tarnovo with a walk to Tsarevets, where the kings of Bulgaria once lived. Next, we will walk along the oldest street in the city, called Samovodska Charshia. Then, we will proceed to Arbanassi, a small Bulgarian village located 4 km from Veliko Tarnovo. Arbanassi is interesting for its architecture. In the town, we can see the Konstancalieva house and the church of the Nativity, whose wall paintings are a work of art. Return to Veliko Tarnovo. Accommodation in Veliko Tarnovo.
(*on certain occasions, the night will be spent in Arbanassi, and the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly).
Today we head towards Romania, passing through the city of Russe, where we will meet our local Romanian guide. In the afternoon, arrival at the capital of Romania, Bucharest. Accommodation in Bucharest.
We will visit the Romanian capital, once known as "Little Paris." During the tour, we see the Palace of Parliament, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, and the People's Museum. In addition, we will hear how the Romanian people finally managed to overthrow the last communist dictator of Eastern Europe at the Revolution Square. Your trip will also take us to the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the Military Club of the Nation, the Military Academy, and the Arc de Triomphe. Accommodation.
After breakfast, we continue to Curtea de Arges and visit Cozia Monastery, built in 1386. The route to Sibiu crosses the Transylvanian Alps through the scenic Olt river valley. In the afternoon, we will take an extensive walking tour of the town of Sibiu. Here we can see medieval stores and houses and visit the Evangelical Cathedral, where the son of Vlad the Impaler (another of Dracula's nicknames) was murdered. Accommodation.
Departure to Piatra Neamt through the Bicaz Gorge, the immense gorge in Romania, admiring the beauty of the landscape, the Red Lake, and its mountain station. En route, we will visit Sighisoara, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Europe and the birthplace of the famous prince of Wallachia, Vlad Tepes, "the Impaler," who inspired the legend of Dracula. You will visit the old town, including the Clock Tower, which houses the City History Museum, the Museum of Medieval Weapons, and the Torture Chamber. In the afternoon, departure to the city of Piatra Neamt. Accommodation.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the region of Bucovina to visit its monasteries, the most representative monuments of Moldavian art. Declared a World Heritage Site, these monasteries are one of the world's most important legacies of Byzantine art, highlighting its interior and exterior fresco paintings in bright colors. Visit the Sucevita Monasteries and the black pottery workshops of Marginea. In the afternoon, visit the Voronet Monastery, considered the best architectural and pictorial example of the region, called the "Sistine Chapel" of the East. Return to Piatra Neamt. Accommodation.
In the morning, we leave Piatra Neamt and drive south to Brasov. In the afternoon, arrive in Brasov. Accommodation in Brasov.
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a sightseeing tour of the fascinating medieval city of Brasov. Visit the old town, the Black Church, the most representative gothic monument of Romani Continuation to the village of Bran. Visit its famous castle, also known as Dracula's Castle. n the afternoon, arrive in the city of Sinaia, known for its beauty, "the pearl of the Carpathians." In the afternoon, we will visit the fabulous Peles Palace, the former summer residence and retreat of the royal family, built in the second half of the 19th century by the first King of Romania, Charles I. Accommodation.
Transfer to Bucharest airport. End of services.

**Itinerary subject to possible modifications**.

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