7 DAYS, 6 OVERNIGHTS
1st day: Arrival at Sofia airport. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight accommodation.
2nd day: After breakfast - sightseeing tour of the Bulgarian capital. A walking tour around architectural and historical sights of one of the oldest towns in Europe, founded more than 5 thousand years ago. A visit to St George rotunda and St Alexander Nevsky cathedral. Lunch. Free time. Dinner and overnight accommodation.
3rd day: Breakfast. Departure to Rila monastery. A visit to the monastery and the museum next to it. Founded in 10th century by a monk Ivan Rilsky Rila Monastery is one of the biggest monastery complexes on the Balkan Peninsula. It became a cultural and educational centre of Bulgaria already in the early Middle Ages. Icons by some of the most famous Bulgarian icon painters from 18th and 19th centuries have been preserved there. A rich collection of golden and silver coins, weapons and church objects is exhibited in the monastery museum. Lunch. Departure to Plovdiv. A short break in the mountain resort Borovets. Accommodation in a hotel in Plovdiv. A walking tour around the Old town. Plovdiv was founded on the place of a prehistoric settlement from the second millennium BC. The old town with its picturesquely decorated houses is a real open-air museum, which creates irresistible ambience. Dinner and overnight accommodation.
4th day: After breakfast - departure to Turkey. Lunch on the way. Arrival in Istanbul. Accommodation in a hotel. A sightseeing tour in the biggest Turkish city, picturesquely situated on two continents - Europe and Asia. A visit to the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Theodosius obelisk, the Asian part of the city over the Bosphorus bridge. Dinner. Overnight accommodation.
5th day: Breakfast. Free time in Istanbul. Optional excursions (for additional payment): a boat trip along Bosporus with a visit to the Egyptian bazar or a visit to Topkapi - Sultans ' palace with the biggest jewellery exhibition from the Ottoman Empire. Dinner. A visit to a night club with a rich variety show and belly dances - on request. Overnight accommodation.
6th day: Breakfast. Free time for shopping. Departure to Bulgaria. Arrival at Sofia. Dinner and overnight accommodation.
7th day: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.