Bulgaria Blitz

Bulgaria Blitz
This is our 'Bulgaria essentials' tour, taking in the absolute must see icons of Bulgaria's Golden Triangle over four days. 

The Golden Triangle
Day 1 Arrival in Sofia, transfer & orientation 16.00 - 18.00
The modern capital of Sofia has a long history literally hidden beneath it. Visit the now revealed Roman ruins in the heart of the city and contrast this with the imposing Soviet buildings atop. Not just a historic city, Sofia embraces the modern and chic. You can stock up for the tour in Prada, Louis Vuitton and Hugo Boss. Sink a few Guinness in JJ Murphy's lively Irish boozer, before whiling away the wee small hours in the bohemian Candle Bar, short on electricity, long on atmosphere. Whatever you choose to do, we are on hand to see you safely there and back. 
  • Vitosha Boulevard

    Vibrant evening culture that will keep you going into the wee small hours

  • Roman Sofia

    Roman Sofia

    The Metro interweaves the ancient into the modern

  • Full of Tradition

    Palace Guards on parade

  • Alexander Nevski Cathedral

    Showpiece Architecture

    Alexander Nevski Cathedral

  • Parklife

    Relaxing comes easily for Bulgarians

Day 2 Sofia - Veliko Tarnovo 9.00 - 15.00
 Veliko Tarnovo (VT) the ancient Capital of Bulgaria, has a rich history, cobbled streets, houses perched impossibly on the edge of the river Yantra, and an imposing fortress. Allow time for a walk around the old town and market. VT provides us with the ideal jumping off point for our morning drive traversing the Shipka Pass, a thoroughly absorbing and exciting drive around hairpin bends up to an altitude of 3820ft. It is famous in Bulgarian culture as the site of a crucial struggle between Bulgarians in their fight for liberation from the Ottoman Empire. 
  • Shipka Monument

    Historic battle site with stunning views

  • Gurko Street

    Veliko Tarnovo old town is full of historic cobbled streets to wander through

  • River Yantra

    The old town layout is dominated by the great swoops of the river Yantra

  • Veliko Tarnovo at Night

    As dusk descends, the town becomes even prettier

  • Tsaravets Fortress

    Impressive, imposing, vast.

Day 3 Veliko Tarnovo - Plovdiv 9.00 - 14.00
Bulgaria’s second city, Plovdiv, is also considered by many to be its most interesting and attractive. It's no surprise therefore that it has the honour of vying for European Capital of Culture in 2019. It has variously been invaded by Persians, Greeks, Celts, Romans, Goths, Huns, Crusaders Turks and now us! Plovdiv provides us with the perfect setting to cut loose and enjoy our final night. There's a host of things to see in Plovdiv, both old and new.  This UNECSO heritage site, particularly the amphitheatre, remains a 'must see'. Ask us for directions and restaurant recommendations, or you'll be bamboozled by what's on offer! 
  • Roman Amphitheatre

    One of the best preserved in the world and It's here in Plovdiv

  • Old Plovdiv

    Cobbled streets lined with bric-a-brac shops can fill hours

  • Philippopolis Stadium

    Unearthed and now presented in fantastic form

  • Roman Plovdiv

    Evidence of previous occupants can be found lying everywhere

  • Plovdiv at Night

    The city loses none of its charm and vibrancy at night

Day 4 Plovdiv - Sofia 9.00 - 11.00
After a hearty last breakfast, we drive back to Sofia for final farewells to new friends, vehicle handover and transfers to the airport.
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