Itinerary: Sofia ► Bansko ► Dospat ► Velingrad ► Sofia
Duration: 8 days
Arrival in Sofia
Meeting on the airport from representative of the agency. Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Sofia and check – in. We’ll have breakfast/lunch according to the time of the flight arrival. After that free time to explore Sofia. This is a great possibility to discover the rich history of this old capital and to get more familiar with its present. Sofia offers its visitors a lot to see – beautiful buildings, Roman remains, old churches, extremely interesting archaeological complexes and of course thousands of shops, bars and restaurants where you can taste traditional Bulgarian cuisine. The day ends with diner and night in the hotel.
Departure from Sofia to Bansko
Breakfast in the hotel and departure from Sofia to Bansko. On the way we’ll stop to visit the famous Rila Monastery. Rilla Monastery is the richest historical and architectural monument of the Orthodox enclave. It was found in 10th century and during the ages was transformed to the most important spiritual and cultural center of Bulgaria and not only. The monastery is included in UNESCO’s world heritage list and attracts millions of international tourists every year. Rilla Monastery is located just in the heart of a mountain wearing the same name – Rilla. The monastery is something spectacular and only watching it will bring you pleasure and calmness. On a number of occasions it was destroyed and burnt down but it raised again like a phoenix from the ashes to be even more beautiful and amazing. The Monastery’s architecture and special secrete spirit will make you feel like reborn new person.
After the visit in Rilla we’ll proceed to Bansko. Bansko is a picturesque town located at the foot of the Pirin Mountains. It is a popular ski resort for both European and Bulgarian tourists. In recent years, the town has gained international popularity as a pop and jazz scene not only as a luxury winter resort. The town hosts the annual Bansko Jazz Festival. We’ll end the day with diner and night in Bansko.
All day in Bansko
Breakfast in the hotel and free time for different activities in Bansko (horse riding, mountain walks, practicing pottery, 4×4 Jeep Safaris, Mountain Biking and etc.) Or just lay on the pool side, relax and breath the extremely clean mountain air while you are watching the breathtaking Pirin Mountain. In the evening we’ll have special traditional Bulgarian evening accompanied by Bulgarian food and music in authentic tavern. We’ll end the day with night in the hotel.
Departure from Bansko to Dospat
Breakfast in the hotel and departure from Bansko to Dospat. The town of Dospat is situated in the middle of the magnificent Rodopi Mountain on the bank of Dospat dam. The dam spreads on 22 000 dca and it is the second biggest dam in Bulgaria. Picturesque asphalt roads connect Dospat with Devin, Smolyan and Pamporovo resort. We’ll have free time to discover as much as we can this really breathtaking place. There is a kind of unreal and magic peace and beauty in this place. But we don’t need to explain you more because you’ll feel the emotion only when you see it for real. We’ll end the day with diner and night in the hotel.
Departure from Dospat to Velingrad
Breakfast in the hotel and departure from Dospat to Velingrad. The town is situated in the picturesque Rodopi Mountains. The town is a notable spa resort, offering a variety of spa procedures. The mineral springs in the area are more than 70, with temperatures, ranging from 22 to 90 C degrees. The climatic treatment, as well as the mud treatment is often practiced too. On the way to Velingrad we’ll have a stop we stop to visit the beautiful Batak Lake. The Batak Lake is located in the Rhodope Mountains and it attracts many tourists and fishermen because of its natural and sometimes unreal beauty. The lake is situated just above the historic town of the same name. We’ll have lunch near the lake and after that we’ll continue to Velingrad. We’ll have diner and night in Velingrad.
All day in Velingrad
Breakfast in the hotel and all day free time for spa and medical treatments with curing mineral water. After the relaxing day we’ll have diner and night in the hotel.
Departure from Velingrad to Sofia
Breakfast in the hotel and departure from Velingrad to Sofia. Arrival in Sofia and free time for shopping. You can enjoy the excitement of shopping in many big malls or on the famous Boulevard Vitosha which is amazing in day time as much as in the evening. After the busy day we’ll have diner and night in the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel and free time till departure. Transfer to the airport.
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