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🌸 Next Tour: May 25- 31

Experience a breathtaking journey in the very heart of Bulgaria- The Valley of Roses. A 7 days- bus Tour with Photographer Loic Lagarde !

 

Capture with your camera breathtaking landscapes of the Balkan Mountains, picturesque Villages & Monasteries

 

Visit the Thracian Valley, Rila Monastry, Melnik, Rozhen Monastry, The Valley of Roses, Sofia, Bansko, Plovdiv, Shipka Pass

What to Expect?

📷    Photography Workshops with Loic Lagarde, daily
 🍷     Wine Tastings in famous Wineries 
 ⛷️   Qualified English and German speaking Tour Guide & Sommelier
 🥞    Delicious Traditional Bulgarian Cuisine Included 
 🌲    Accommodation in  Katarino Starosel in a Double room with Bath or Shower / WC, Satellite TV, free Wi-Fi 
 💖   Mineral Water Springs 45°Sauna, Breathtaking Panorama, Steam Room
 ☀️   Admission to all Attractions
 🚐   Travel with air- conditioned bus & airport transfer 
            
🍀 7 days in Bulgaria 
 🏝️  Travel Price from $1390
 
 

Travel Journey with Loic Lagarde

1 Day

Arrival in Sofia

A city with many faces: Sofia, Serdika, Sredets

A walking tour through the historic center of Sofia, one of the oldest cities in Europe. The highlight of our visit is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – one of Sofia’s landmarks and a remarkable work of orthodox architecture and icon painting. Photography & Panoramic Landscapes.

2 Day

Discover the wonders of Pyramids, formed by Nature

The Stob’s Pyramides at dawn – the Rila Monastery: fascinating frescoes and altars – Photography Workshop  in the picturesque village of Melnik & Wine tastings – hiking to Rozhen Monastery & Natural wonders at sunset.

Accommodation in Rozhen 3*Hotel, Dinner & Wine

3 Day

Melnik Pyramides at dawn – Winery Sintika: Wine tastings– Panoramic view from the top of Pirin Mountain (2500 m) & Bansko old town sightseeing.

Accommodation in Katarino SPA 4*Hotel,Dinner & Wine

4 Day

The Secrets of the Frescoes

Photography & Frescoes – the ancient churches in Dobarsko and Delchevo – Winery Uwas NestumWine Tasting – Katarino SPA & Wine Tastings

5 Day

Pathways to Bulgarian Ancestry:  Bachkovo Monastery – Plovdiv, the European Capital of Culture in 2019. Plovdiv‘s earliest inhabitants settled 4,000 BC– Explore the picturesque old town and enjoy the view from the Antique Roman Theater overlooking the city – Plovdiv’s pedestrian zone offers attractive shopping and diversion!

Dinner at traditional Mehana (Механа)- experience the dances and folk songs of the Balkans

Accommodation in 3* hotel in Plovdiv

6 Day

Photography and Rose picking of small fragrant flowers of the Damaszena rose. We will then learn how to extract valuable rose oil from a visit to a rose oil distillery and taste some products made from rose petals.  Photography at dawn – the Balkan Mountains and the Shipka Pass, with a scenic view of the Valley of Roses – the gold-shining Russian Church in Shipka

Bailovo – Photography & Sightseeing; Photography rewards & Rakia tastings

7 Day

Time to say goodbye

Photography & Breakfast

Departure to Sofia – Time at your disposal before your scheduled flights.

The price quoted is based upon a minimum number of eight travelers. If the minimum number of travelers is not met, the initial deposit will be returned to the traveler within 30 days before the start of the tour. The general terms and conditions of the tour organizer “Grosev-Culturetours” apply.