Itinerary: Sofia – Rojen Monastery – Rupite – Petrich – Melnik-Bansko-Rilla Monastery-Sofia
Duration: 3 days
Rojen Monastery, dating from 13th century, is located to the east of the town of Melnik. The iconostasis, the woodcarving and the miraculous Icon of the Virgin in the monastery’s church are true masterpieces. Rupite is a sacred place where You can visit the temple built by the famous Bulgarian clairvoyant and healer Baba Vanga. The town of Petrich is situated at the foot of the Belasitsa Mountain and is proud of its five East Orthodox Christian churches. Near Petrich is the crater of the an extinct volcano, its appearance being shaped by the volcanic hill of Kozhuh. The Samuil Fortress is a national park-museum where You can visit the bronze statue of the Bulgarian ruler, as well as relics from the fortification outfit, built in 11th century by Samuil.
*A three-star-hotel accommodation in Melnik.
The town of Melnik is the smallest town in Bulgaria. Here are preserved original medieval houses along with fortresses relics. Melnik is also known for its wine-cellars, producing the best red wine in the country. The surrounding nature is unique and beautiful – here You can witness the biggest rocky pyramids in Bulgaria.
The most famous winter resort Bansko will surprise You with its rich history. Here You can visit the home houses of the poet Nikola Vaptsarov and that of Neofit Rilski – a 19th century Bulgarian monk, noted teacher and artist. The “Sveta Troitsa” (Holly Trinity) Church is fascinating and the exhibition, dedicated to the most famous citizen of Bansko – Paisii Hilendarski – a Bulgarian clergyman and a key Bulgarian National Revival figure, is remarkable.
*A three-star-hotel accommodation in Bansko.
The price includes:
• English speaking guide during the whole trip
• Transportation with a comfortable air conditioned car/ minibus/ bus
• Entrance fees for the sights included in the trip
• 2 overnights on bed and breakfast basis in 3 stars hotel
The price doesn’t include:
• Meals, drinks etc. not listed on the program
• Other personnel expenses
130 – 132 Aleksandar Stamboliyski Blvd., Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 2 821 0287
+359 883 243 337
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