EXCURSIONS PROGRAMME, SUNNY BEACH

Programme:

Including:

1. Sofia – Rila Monastery,  2-Day Excursion.  Day: Mon,Fri.           189LEV

 

1. Day: Early morning departure; Plovdiva walking tour of the Old Quarter, visit to St. Constantine and Helena church; lunch; time at leisure in downtown Plovdiv; early afternoon departure to Sofia; Sofiaa walking tour of the main landmarks of the capital (St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the National Assembly building, St. Nicholas Russian Church, the Summer Palace, the Presidency, the Council of Ministers, St. Petka, St. George and St. Nedelya churches); time at leisure; dinner and overnight;

 

2.  Day: Breakfast; early morning departure to Rila Monasterythe biggest and the most beautiful one in the country, an excellent example of the Bulgarian Revival arts and architecture; monastery sightseeing tour and time at leisure; lunch; early afternoon departure to Borovets – time at leisure;

Late evening return.  

 A/C transportation;

3-star hotel accommodation;

full board (4meals);

admittance/entrance fees;

guiding.

 

NB:

Double or triple room occupancy.

 

 

2. “Treasures of the Orient” – Istanbul, 2-Day Excursion.   Day: Mon,Fri.      169LEV

 

1. Day: Early morning departure; arrival in Istanbul at noon; lunch in a downtown restaurant; city sightseeing tour of Istanbul including visits to “Sultan Ahmet” (Blue) Mosque – the second biggest mosque in the country, famous for it’s elegant minarets and exquisite interior; the Byzantine Hippodrome that has preserved monuments dated to various historical periods; the first courtyard of “Top Kapi” – the former Sultans’ Palace, erected at one of the most beautiful spots in Istanbul, still preserving the atmosphere of the past centuries; overnight.

- Optional tour:Istanbul by Night” – dinner & floor show;

 

2. Day: Breakfast; time at leisure; 

- Optional tour:Asian Coast” – a romantic motor boat cruise along the Bosporus, visit to Beylarbeyi Sultans’ Summer Palace, shopping in the Grand Bazaarthe biggest covered marketplace in the world, offering abundance of Oriental goods; lunch.

Afternoon departure from Istanbul and late evening return.

A/C transportation;

3-star hotel accommodation;

1 half board (2 meals);

sightseeing tour;

guiding.

 

NB:

Visa fee (if needed) is not included;

Optional tours paid in situ.

Double or triple room occupancy.

 

 

 

3. “City on Two Continents” – Istanbul, 2-Day Excursion.   Day: Wed.     169LEV

 

1. Day: Early morning departure; arrival in Istanbul at noon; lunch in a downtown restaurant; city sightseeing tour of Istanbul including visits to the sophisticated “Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome – the thriving center of Old Constantinople, panoramic bus tour to the Asian side via the Bosphorus Bridge; overnight.

- Optional tour:Istanbul by Night” – dinner & floor show;

 

2. Day: Breakfast; time at leisure; 

- Optional tour:Asian Coast” – a romantic motor boat cruise along the Bosporus, visit to the Cisterns also known as the “Underground Palace”, shopping in the Grand Bazaarthe biggest covered marketplace in the world, offering abundance of Oriental goods; lunch;

Afternoon visit to “Forum Istanbul” Trade Center, representing over 280 world and local brands as well as “Turkuazoo” – the third largest aquarium in the world;

Late afternoon departure from Istanbul and late evening return.

A/C transportation;

3-star hotel accommodation;

1 half board (2 meals);

sightseeing tour;

guiding.

 

NB:

Visa fee (if needed) is not included;

Optional tours paid in situ.

Double or triple room occupancy.

 

 

 

4. Dracula’s Castle – Bucharest, Bran and Sinaia, 2-Day Excursion    Day: Mon.     -

 

1. Day: Early morning departure; arrival in Bucharest at noon; panoramic bus tour of downtown Bucharest and sightseeing of Uniri Square, University Square, Victoria Square and Square of the Revolution; time at leisure for lunch; departure to Sinaia/Bran for overnight;

 

2. Day: Breakfast; visit to Peles Castle in Sinaia – the former summer residence of Romanian kings; time at leisure for lunch; visit to the Hunting Residence of the Romanian Prince Vlad in Bran, built in 14th century upon a 60-m high rock, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle;

Late evening return.

A/C transportation;

3-star hotel accommodation;

breakfast;

admittance/entrance fees;

guiding.

 

NB:

Visa fee (if needed) is not included;

Double or triple room occupancy.

 

 

5.-6.  Istanbul, 1-Day Excursion.    Day: Thu,Sat.   79.-99LEV

 

Early morning departure; arrival in Istanbul before noon; time at leisure; opportunity for optional sightseeing tours;

- Optional tour: “The Classic Sightseeing Tour” – lunch and city tour including visits to Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque, the most visited and famous mosque in town, dating back to 17-th century, the Byzantine Hippodrome that has preserved monuments dated to various historical periods; the first courtyard of the former Sultans’ Palace “Topkapi” – the biggest and oldest palace that has been preserved in the world;

- Optional tour: “Asian Coast” – an exciting boat cruise on the Bosporus along Ottoman palaces, old wooden houses and modern residential complexes, time at leisure in the covered Grand Bazaar, featuring over 3000 shops;

Late afternoon departure from Istanbul and late evening return.

A/C transportation;

guiding.

 

NB:

Visa fee (if needed) is not included;

Optional tours paid in situ.

 

 

 

7. “The Land of Orpheus and Spartacus” – Perperikon and Tatoul, 1-Day Excursion.   Day: Fri.   89LEV

 

Early morning departure; a trip through the picturesque hills of Rhodopa Mountains; a visit to the ancient Perperikon town, dating back to the 1-st millennium BC; departure to Kurdzhali – time at leisure; a visit to the megalithic monument, over 4000 years old, in the village of Tatoul – allegedly the grave of the mythical Orpheus; late evening return.

A/C transportation;

admittance fees;

guiding.

 

 

 

8. “Bulgarian strongholds” – Veliko Turnovo and Arbanassi, 1-Day Excursion.    Day: Wed.   89LEV

 

Early morning departure; panoramic trip through the Balkan Mountains to Veliko Turnovo – the mediaeval capital of Bulgaria; visit to Samovodene Market Street – an opportunity to see the craftsmen at work; time at leisure for lunch; a visit of the historical Tsarevets Hill – a walk around the mediaeval fortress walls and palaces, witnesses of the old Bulgarian capital glory; late afternoon visit to Arbanassi architectural reserve; a walk through the village and visit “Virgin Mary” Monastery, founded during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, treasuring the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, and Konstantsaliev’s House – dating back to 17-th century, a present-day ethnographic museum; late evening return.

A/C transportation;

admittance fees;

guiding.

 

 

 

9. “The Valley of Roses and Thracian Kings” – Kazanluk, 1-Day Excursion.    Day: Wed.     89LEV

 

Early morning departure; Kazanluk – a visit to the Thracian Tomb on Tyulbeto Hill, dating back to 3-4 century BC; a visit to an ethnographic complex and a rose oil distillery – an opportunity to watch rose oil distillation in an authentic old-time distillery; aromatic oil testing; lunch; a visit to the Memorial Church in the village of Shipka; picturesque drive via Shipka Pass and visit to the monument at the Mount of Stoletov; continue to Etura – an open-air ethnographic museum; late evening return.

A/C transportation;

lunch;

admittance/entrance fees;

guiding.

 

 

 

10.  “Bulgarian Rome & Vatican” – Plovdiv & Bachkovo Monastery, 1-Day Excursion.    Day: Fri.  69LEV

 

Early morning departure; drive across the countryside to Plovdiv; walking sightseeing tour along the cobbled street of the Old Quarter and a visit to “St. Constantine & Helena” church; time at leisure in downtown Plovdiv for lunch; a visit to Bachkovo Monastery – the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria and a spiritual centre of the country boasting traditions dating back to 11 century; late evening return. 

A/C transportation;

admittance/entrance fees;

guiding.

 

 

11. “Blue Mountains” – Sliven & Zheravna, Full-Day.  Day: Mon,Thu.     66LEV

 

Morning departure; drive across the picturesque hills of the Balkan Mountains; a visit to the village of Zheravna that has preserved a multitude of 18th and 19th century architectural ensembles; walking tour of Zheravna and a visit to “St. Nicholas” church with an icon exhibition; departure to Sliven; an opportunity for an open-air chair lift ride down the slopes of the Blue Rocks nature reserve; lunch; Sliven – a visit to a specialized glassware outlet and shopping opportunities; time at leisure in Sliven; late afternoon return.

A/C transportation;

lunch;

admittance/entrance fees;

guiding.

 

NB:

Lift ride optional against additional fee.

 

 

12.-13.  “Bulgarian Riviera” – Varna & Aladzha, Full-Day.    Day: Wed,Sat.         60.-76LEV

 

Morning departure; a drive along the picturesque Northern Black Sea Coast; a visit to Aladzha Rock Monastery, dating back to 13 century, dug out in 40 m high lime rock; departure to Varnathe Black Sea capital of Bulgaria; lunch; time at leisure in downtown Varna; optional visit to the dolphinarium; late afternoon return.

A/C transportation;

lunch;

admittance/entrance fees;

guiding.

 

 

14. Shopping in Varna, Full-Day.    Day: Wed,Sat.    39LEV

 

Morning departure; time for shopping in downtown Varna – the most attractive city on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast; late afternoon return.

A/C transportation;

guiding.

 

 

15. “Black Sea Pearls” – Balchik & Aladzha, Full-Day.  Day: Thu,Sat.  76LEV

 

Morning departure; picturesque drive along the Northern Black Sea Coast through the hills of the Balkan Mountains; Balchika visit to the Botanical Garden and the summer palace of the Romanian Queen Mary, known as “The Quiet Nest”; lunch; a visit to Aladzha Rock Monastery dating back to 13. century, set amidst picturesque scenery; lunch; brief stop in central Varna; late afternoon return.

A/C transportation;

lunch;

admittance/entrance fees;

guiding.

 

 

16.-17. “Southern Coast”Sozopol & Ropotamo, Full-Day.   Day: Tue,Fri.         57-62LEV

 

Morning departure; drive along the picturesque Southern Black Sea Coast; motor boat cruise to the Ropotamo River mouth – a nature reserve; departure to Sozopol; walking tour along the winding streets of the old quarter of Sozopol and a visit to Holy Mother of God church (18-19 century) featuring an exquisitely carved iconostasis; time at leisure in the Old Quarter; lunch; departure to Burgas, the fourth biggest town in Bulgaria; time at leisure in central Burgas; continue to Pomorie for a visit of “St. Georgi” Monastery; late afternoon return.

A/C transportation;

lunch;

motor boat cruise;

guiding.

 

 

18. Shopping in Burgas, Half-Day.    Day: Sun.  20LEV

 

Morning departure; trip to Bourgas the fourth biggest town in Bulgaria аnd the capital city of the Southern Black Sea Coast; time at leisure for shopping in downtown Burgas; afternoon return. 

A/C transportation;

guiding.

 

 

19. Catholic Mass, Half-Day.   Day: Sun.    20LEV

 

Morning departure; attendance of the Sunday Mass in “Virgin Mary” Catholic church in Burgas; afternoon return. 

A/C transportation;

guiding.

 

 

20. “Strandzha Re-Discovery Tour” – Jeep Safari, Full-Day.   89LEV

 

Morning departure; a drive through cross mountainous country in a 4WD vehicle; the route follows picturesque mountain roads through the Strandzha Mountains Nature Park; visits to historical and nature sites (waterfalls and caves); sunbathing and picnic along the bank of the picturesque Veleka river; visits to authentic Strandzha hamlets, including the village of Brashlyan – an architectural and historical reserve; late afternoon return.

 

transportation  with 4WD vehicles –

    professional drivers;

refreshments, lunch and beverages;

admittance/entrance fees;

guiding.

 

 

21. Bulgaria Indeed!, Half-Day.   Day: Tue.    50LEV

 

Morning departure; a journey through the scenic countryside to several rural villages; visit to a typical Bulgarian family home –  home-made treats and discussion with the hosts; brief visit to the local East-Orthodox church and the village school; a walk through the village streets and donkey-carts ride; Bulgarian cuisine culinary lessons and tasting of traditional meals and drinks; afternoon return. 

A/C transportation;

treats and beverages;

admittance fees;

donkey-cart riding;

guiding.

 

 

22. The Taste of Bulgaria, Half-Day    Day: Tue.

 

TBD

TBD

 

 

23. Nessebar Panorama, Half-Day.     Day: Fri.    25LEV

 

Afternoon departure by bus; departure to Nessebar, the Old Quarter – one of the most ancient settlements in the country and a part of UNESCO World Heritage; walking sightseeing tour featuring old period houses and churches; time at leisure; late afternoon return.

A/C transportation;

guiding.

 

 

24. Sunny Beach by Night, Evening.   Day: Thu.

 

Afternoon departure by bus; sightseeing tour of Nessebar – a walk through the winding cobbled streets of the Old Quarter past historic churches and old houses; time at leisure; dinner and floor show at a theme restaurant; late evening return.

A/C transportation;

dinner and floor show;

guiding.

 

 

25. Wine Tasting, Half-Day.    Day: Sun.    69LEV

 

Late afternoon departure; visit to a local winery – tour of the wine cellar and wine tasting session; dinner & floor show; late evening return.

A/C transportation;

wine tasting and dinner;

floor show;

guiding.

 

 

26. Bulgarian Evening, Half-Day.   Day: Tue,Fri.     49LEV

 

Late afternoon departure; drive through the countryside, dinner at an open-air theme restaurant – four courses from the traditional cuisine, wine – unlimited, draught from the barrels; folklore show and “nestinarski” fire-dances; fun and games for the children; late evening return.

A/C transportation;

dinner and beverages;

folklore show and fire dances;

guiding.

 

 

27. Fishing in the Sea, Half-Day.                   55LEV

 

Early morning bus transfer to Nessebar Port; cruising in the bay of Sunny Beach to the fishing site; fishing gear and bait provided; hot drinks on board; late morning return and bus transfer.

bus transfer;

motor boat cruise

(approx. 2 hours);

fishing gear and bait;

 

NB: Maximum 8-10 persons

on board.

 

 

28. Yacht Picnic.               65LEV                       

 

Morning departure by bus to Nessebar Port; yacht cruise – panorama cruise in the bay of Sunny Beach; fishing, swimming and sunbathing opportunities; picnic-lunch fish & chicken menu; afternoon return to Nessebar Port and bus transfer.

bus transfer;

yacht cruise (approx. 4 hours);

lunch and beveragesall inclusive;

 

NB: Max. 20 or 35 persons

on board.

The afternoon program

includes dinner.

 

 

30. Yacht Sunset, Evening.             47LEV

 

Early evening bus transfer to Nessebar Port; romantic yacht cruise in the bay of Sunny Beach; champagne & snacks on board; evening return to the port and bus transfer.

bus transfer;

yacht cruise (approx. 2 hours);

beverages.

 

NB: Max. 20 or 35 persons

on board.

 

 

31. “Khan’s Tent”, Evening

 

Visit to a theme restaurant a 4-course dinner and drinks; floor show and dance music. 

transportation;

dinner and beverages;

floor show.

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