8 Days Tour
Best of Bulgaria&Romania
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Sofia ,Bulgaria|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Depending on Arrival time|
|ESTIMATED DURATION OF TOUR:||8 Days|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hat and sunscreen.
Price will be given upon your request
Day 1: Airport – (11km-20min) Sofia
After Arrival, The throughout Guide will be waiting for you together with the driver.
Start with the sightseeing tour of Sofia. Sofia, Bulgaria’s Capital was founded 7000 years ago and has been an important crossroads between Asia Minor and Europe. Sofia’s monuments attest to the many cultures and civilizations that flourished here.
-The magnificent Alexander Nevski Cathedral is a masterpiece of 19 century architecture, splendidly decorated. It is the biggest orthodox church in the Balkans.
-The Ancient Serdica Fortifications dating from the 4 rd century,
-The beautiful Banya Bashi Mosque built in 1566 by the great ottoman architect Mimar Sinan.
-The 4th Century St John Rotunda famous for its unique frescoes and original architecture.
-St Sophia Basilica,6 century, is one of the most valuable pieces of early Christian Architecture in Balkan.
-The Sofia University, Spectacular Designed by the French Architect Breansson.
Have dinner in a traditional restaurant with Folklor Show
Day 2 – Sofia(117 km-2h)-Rila –Boyana church –Sofia
After breakfast depart to Rila Monastery ,UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Rila Mountains. The monastery dates back to 10 century, and has been burned several times. The present building was built in 19 century. After the visit continue to Sofia and Visit Boyana Church, a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site. The portrait of Dessislava is a masterpiece of 13 century painting, and mark a remarkable peak of Cristian Art. Overnight in a 5*Hotel.
Day 3: Sofia – (234km-2h45min) Kazanlak – ( 99km-1h30min) Veliko Trnovo
The Town of Kazanlak situated amidst the Valley of Roses, the home of exquisite Bulgarian Rose Oil also known as ‘’attar of roses’ ‘a world center of Rose oil Production. We visit here the Unique Museum of Roses. Transfer to Veliko Trnovo , which is perched on step hills overlooking the Yantra River. During the 1185-1396 Veliko became the capital of Bulgarian kingdom. At night we will have the chance to see the Light Show in Tsaravets Fortress.
Have dinner in a traditional Restaurant and Try the famous Bulgarian Yogurt.
Day 4-Veliko Trnovo-(182km-3h)Bucharest
Upon arrival in Bucharest Romania, Discover the highlights of Bucharest on an amazing guided tour and marvel at the monuments of the historical city center, travel to the open-air Village Museum and learn more about traditional village life in Romania as you explore the interesting reconstructions of various buildings through the ages and regions of the country.
See the impressive 17th-century Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral and get an amazing view of the monumental Palace of the Parliament on Constitution Square. Look at the imposing façade of the largest, heaviest and most expensive administrative building in the world.
See where Communism was brought to an end in December 1989 on Revolution Square, stroll around the neighborhood to see the elegant university buildings and much more
.Have dinner in a traditional restaurant with Folklore Show
Day 5-Bucharest-(200km-2h45min)Cozia Monastery –(78 km-1h20min)Sibiu
Departure from your hotel at 09 a.m. and visit the monastery of Cozia on the Valley of Olt. Later we will arrive in the medieval town of Sibiu, also European Capital of Culture in 2007. Enjoy a tour of the old town with its Big Square, Small Square and the beautiful Evangelical Cathedral in the Huet Square. If requested You can have a special dinner in a peasant’s house in Sibiel .Overnight in a 5*hotel
Day 6 Sibiu – (78km-1h20min) Biertan –(30km-30min) Sighisoara –(117km-1h30min) Brasov
After breakfast we will cross the typical Transylvanian villages and arrive in Biertan where we will visit the UNESCO fortified church of Biertan, famous for the tower of divorce that has an interesting legend. Later we will arrive Sighisoara where Vlad Dracula was born. Visit the medieval UNESCO citadel of Sighisoara and departure to one of the beautiful cities in Romania that is Brasov, where you can visit the famous Black Church; in the heart of the city, it is the largest Gothic building in the South East Europe. Overnight in a 5*
After breakfast we’ll head to Bran where you need to get to experience the charm of the legend; here is the famous castle which according to tradition was home for the Count Dracula and inspired the novel written by Stoker. Born at the beginning as a military fortress, it was occupied by Maghiars, Austrians, then abandoned and restored to its splendor only in the 19th century. Topped by four towers and magnificent museum rooms, it is a gem of Romanian’s medieval art, as well as home of the mysterious charming and creepy Count Dracula. In the evening visit the Peles Castle, considered among the most beautiful in Europe. Peles Castle is a masterpiece of eclectic architecture dominated by neo German Renaissance style. Stained-glass windows with scenes from German fairy tales, chandeliers in Murano glass, fine wood carvings and gold or Cordoba leather-paneled walls, Sever porcelain and ivory carvings are completing the picture of the favorite residence of the royal family and especially of Queen Elizabeth. Peles Castle may be considered the castle of Records – it was the first building of its kind to have since the construction a central heating system and elevator – in the theatre ordered by the queen was presented for the first time in Romania a movie.
The last day will be very special with a visit inside The Parliament of Bucharest, the 2nd largest administrative building in the world after Pentagon.
After visit of Parliament transfer to airport.