Reviews Medieval Tours
An exciting journey back into the centuries, touching the roots of Bulgaria and ancient architectural silhouettes is blended with the modern urban environment.
On this tour we will explore the ancient cities of Bulgaria and the modern cities such as Sofia. Starting in the current capital we will then continue to Plovdiv crossing through the Rodophi mountains. On the way we will make a stop at Rila Monastery; built in the 10th century, the largest and the oldest of the Bulgarian Monasteries. All the symbols of Bulgarian spirit can be seen in the town of Plovdiv; remnants of Thracian, Greek and Roman civilizations can be found here.
Next we will head towards the Black Sea. First stopping in the quaint fishing village of Nessebar; a picturesque town on a peninsula. Ruins of medieval churches can be found here which are included in the UNESCO World heritage list. After we will then finish the day in Varna; the capital of the Black Sea Coast. From here we will go to Aladja rock monastery and Shumen to visit the Tombul Mosque.
A visit to Bulgaria would not be complete with a stop at Veliko Tarnovo. Turnovo is among the most visited cities in Bulgaria. The old capital of the Bulgarian Kingdom during the 12th-14th centuries, Turnovo has been the living symbol of Bulgarian statehood over the ages. Part of the territory of Veliko Turnovo has been declared a museum reserve with three zones, also including the territory of the village of Arbanassi. The two main medieval fortresses rose on Tsarevets and Trapezitsa hills. The strong fortifications guaranteed the security of “the inner town”, spreading on the two hills.
The tour will end in Sofia where your personal local driver will say the final good-bye. This tour is customizable and can be adjusted upon your request. For more details please refer to the "Day by Day Itinerary".