Bulgaria Small Group Guided Tour
Timeless Charms of Bulgaria
Travel to Bulgaria on a Bulgaria tour with Original World Travel for a unique experience of the history and culture of Eastern Europe. Nestling at the heart of Central Europe and occupying the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula.
The Bulgaria tour visits many UNESCO sites. We shall see amazing 13-14th century monastery murals, sample fine local cuisine and wines. Most importantly, we will immerse ourselves in Bulgarian culture as we engage with the local people living their traditional ways.
After a pleasant time in Sofia’s historic area and visit the colorfully painted Rila Monastery, the guided tour continues to small towns and charming mountain villages, through the Valley of the Roses, along the Balkan Range.
In late May or early June, the tour includes the Bulgarian Rose Festival. We’ll visit a rose distillery to participate in rose picking and see the rose oil production process. We’ll then attend a procession where we mix with the local crowd and enjoy the spirit of the festival.
The August, 2019 tour includes the Koprivshtitsa Folk Festival, which occurs once every five years. This international folklore festival brings together over 12,000 performers from all over Bulgaria, one of the biggest festivals in Europe!
Traveling to Bulgaria on Original World’s small group tour is a trip back in time to a place where the air is fresh, the people are friendly and the ambiance of daily life in the countryside is endearing.
BULGARIA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Visit Bulgaria’s colorfully-painted Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Explore the charming Old Town of Plodiv, including a 2nd Century Roman theater, churches and a synagogue
- Tour the ruins of 17 medieval churches and a marketplace of exquisite crafts in Veliko Turnovo
- Experience the annual Rose Festival (May-June)
Woman in Koprivshtitsa village