Visit Sofia, Rila Monastery & Plovdiv
The city centre of Sofia is a combination of historical sites, bustling local markets, and the modern conveniences of a capital city, including good restaurants, hotels, and shopping areas. A stroll through it reveals traces of Thracians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Turks. More than 250 sites are protected, and hot mineral fountains still flow in its centre. St. George Rotunda is the oldest preserved building, dating back to the 4th century. The impressive gold domed Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Russian Church, the Sofia Synagogue, and the Banya Bashi Mosque are a short walk from each other.
Plovdiv is a remarkable city with a history over 6000 years. The second largest Bulgarian town is also without doubt the most beautiful one.
The Rila Monastery is Bulgaria’s biggest Christian monastery. It has a breathtaking location in Rila Mountains. Its history, architecture, art and setting are really the best Bulgaria can offer.
Day 1: Tour starts in Sofia – the capital of Bulgaria
Day 2: A day for Sofia
Day 3: A day trip to Plovdiv
Day 4: A day trip to Rila Monastery
Day 5: Tour ends in Sofia
• 4 breakfasts
• professional guide service
• transfers by private car
• any meals and drinks not included in the itinerary
• museum fees
• travel insurance