Monastery tour in Bulgaria

If you look on the map you will find out that in Bulgaria nowadays there are more then 120 monasteries. Some of them are closed even for visitors, but some of them have been operating the last several centuries with no interruption. 
 The Bulgarian monasteries are wonderful examples of  rich architecture, unique icons and wall paintings. Visiting them  is actually the best way to meet and understand the local history, traditions, habits and culture!
1. Day Flight to Sofia. Arriving and accommodating in the hotel

2. Day Sofia- Sandanski 210 km. On the way to Sandanski visit to Rozhenski Monastery from 14.c. Lunch.  Stop  in the picturesque town-museum of Melnik famous of its red wine

3. Day Sandanski- Borovets
Travelling to the world famous Rila Monastery fro 10. c. Afretnoon departure to Borovets, one of the best Bulgarian winter resorts

4. Day Borovets- Plovdiv
After breakfast departure to the second largest city Plovdiv. On the way visit to Bachkovo Monastery from 11. c. Arriving in Plovdiv. Sighjtseeing tour in the charming Old town. Dinner in typical Bulgarian restaurant with folklore program.

5. Day Plovdiv- Veliko Tarnovo
Departure to Veliko Tarnovo. Visit to Etara architectural-ethnographic complex announced to be an open air museum. Visit to Sokolski Monastery. Arriving in Veliko Tarnovo and accommodationg in the hotel. Sightseeing tour in the old Bulgarian capital

6. Day Veliko Tarnovo- Koprivshtica
Departure to the Koprivshtica. On the way stop for a visit to Troyan Monastery famous of the beautiful frescoes painted by Zahari Zograph. At the afternoon arriving in the beautiful town of Koprivshtica. Walking tour in the old quarterfeaturing the nicely decorated houses from the Revival's period.

7. Day Koprivshtica- Sofia
Arriving in Sofia. Sightseeing tour in the capital featuring Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Icon museum and the landmarks in the centre. Dinner with folklore program

8. Day Transfer to the airport and flight back home

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