Sofia - Veliko Turnovo (The Village Of Arbanassi ) - Shoumen - Veliki Preslav - Pliska - Madara - Sofia
Day 1 - 09:00 h. leaving from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo. In the afternoon arriving at Veliko Tarnovo. Lunch at local restaurant. City tour. Check-in at local hotel (3* or 4*). Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 2 - Breakfast. Check out. Leaving to Shoumen. In the afternoon arriving in Shoumen and lunch at local restaurant. City tour in Shoumen. Chech-in at local hotel (3* or 4*). Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 3 - Breakfast. Check out. Leaving to Veliki Preslav, Pliska and Madara. Lunch at local restaurant. Leaving to Sofia. Dinner at local restaurant on the way to Sofia. Late in the night arriving in Sofia.
Package prices in euro
Price per person
Price per person when travelling two persons
Price per person when travelling three persons
Price per person when travelling four persons
Price is per person, accommodated in single room and includes:
two nights at 3* - 4* hotel on BB basis (bed and breakfast)
three lunches at local restaurants
three dinners at local restaurants
English speaking guide during the whole trip
personal car/bus with driver
Price excludes entrance fees.
During this tour you will see:
City of Veliko Tarnovo
City of Shoumen
City of Pliska - the old capital
City of Veliki Preslav and Madara
VELIKO TURNOVO - the town of Veliko Turnovo is regally situated along the historical hills of Sveta Gora, Tsarevets and Trapezitsa, on the two banks of the Yantra River, cutting a peculiar gorge through Turnovo Hills. The old metropolis of Bulgaria. A regional administrative centre.
Veliko Turnovo is the town with the most glorious historical past in Bulgaria. It is a symbol of Bulgarian statehood and a source of national pride for every Bulgarian. Each little place in it is history.
The village of Arbanassi - Architecture and Historical Reserve located at the distance of 4km north-east of Veliko Turnovo. Its flourishing as a trade and craftsmen’s centre was during the 16th to the 18th century when the monumental houses and churches with a rich interior decoration, woodcarvings and mural paintings were built. These are unique monuments of our architectural and artistic heritage. The Arbanassi type of houses may be defined as dwellings-fortresses.
PLISKA - the town of Pliska is situated in the south end of the Loudogorie Plateau. The first capital of Danubian Bulgaria. Two kilometers away from the present day town are the remains of the imposing construction of Pliska - the first capital of Danube Bulgaria in 681, the year of its foundation by Khan Asparouh until 893-894 when the capital was moved to Preslav by Tsar Simeon I the Great. It is in Pliska that one can trace back the development of Bulgarian architecture from the ancient Bulgarian epoch to the period of adoption of European features.
VELIKI PRESLAV - the town of Veliki Preslav is the second capital of Danubian Bulgaria. Its imposing ruins are to be found 2km south of the present day town. Veliki Preslav was the capital of the Bulgarian kingdom from 893 till 969 in the epoch of its supreme might and in the boom of Old Bulgarian culture (the so called Golden Age). Veliki Preslav grew systematically as a town. It has the same construction of gates, towers and walls as Pliska does.
Distance in kilometers:
Sofia - Veliko Turnovo - 221 km.
Veliko Turnovo - Shoumen - 146 km.
Shoumen - Veliki Preslav - 16 km.
Veliki Preslav - Pliska - 43 km.
Pliska - Madara - 14 km.
Madara - Sofia - 372 km.