starts in Sofia. Meeting at the airport.
your hotel and a welcome dinner.
Sofia - Starossel tomb - a recent phenomenal discovery in the summer of year 2000, dated
back from the
4th-5th century BC. The uncovered two-chamber grave is approached by monumental stairs
and a corridor and surrounded by a wall made out of some 4000
stone blocks. In the Starossel tomb archeologists have found a magnificent trove of relics, including
a large gold funerary wreath, other gold jewelry, bronze shields,
helmets and swords, and two sets of silver decorations for horses.
After the visit departure for Koprivshtitsa.
Koprivshtitsa - Kosmatka tombs, Shipka Tombs, Kazanlak tomb - one of the most famous
monuments of Thracian culture of the early 3rd century BC, included in the
World Register of Historical Sites of UNESCO for its extraordinary art
gallery. The scenes of funeral processions , musicians, Thracian
rulers horses and other depictions are all very interesting. After
the visit we
will be heading to Veliko Tarnovo. On our way you will have lunch
at the highest point of Shipka pass, tasting the
local specialty - the delicious Buffalo milk and then continuing to
the town of
Veliko Tarnovo - Razgrad - Sveshtary
tomb - arguably the finest Thracian tomb yet discovered in Bulgaria,
located 7 km from the town of Isperih. Uncovered during excavations
of a sepulchral mound it dates back to the first half
of the 3rd century BC.
The funeral rites, the building technique, the architectural design and the
rich decoration, distinguished
for Hellenistic models, provide evidence that a Thracian ruler has been
buried there. From the Sveshtary tomb you will be going to the city of Russe and spending the night
the last day of the tour, we'll be going back to Sofia with a stop in the city of Pleven for lunch in Kailaka
Sightseeing of Sofia and transfer to the
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supplement is extra. Children 2-12 years old accommodated on an extra bed pay 1/2 of the regular tour price. The Self-guided tour includes: car rent and
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