We offer a range of Bulgaria Tours that offer insight to the country. Bulgaria is bisected by the Balkan mountains and with its northern border the Danube River and the Black Sea to the east. It is a unique country populated by generous and peaceful people who remained unbroken by the communist oppression. Tourists to the country can enjoy distinctive Greek style towns, snow-capped mountains, colorful medieval churches, Thracian tombs, outstanding wines, rose valleys, hot springs and popular seaside resorts.
Rose Festival in Bulgaria EU204 – 6 days during the famous Rose festival when the petals for rose oil are picked
The Bulgarian Lavender Festival EU209 – 6 Days of the popular attractions including the Lavender Festival
Highlights of Bulgaria EU211 – 6 Days to see the Highlights of Bulgaria from Sofia
Rose Fields and Monasteries EU203 – 7 days of the most popular Bulgarian attractions and the Rose Festival
Circle Tour EU1001 – 8 days Sofia to Tarnovo Visit with the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Rila Monastery, Plovdiv and the Valley of the Roses
The Treasures of Bulgaria EU205 – 8 days from Sofia to veliko Tarnovo, Troyan, Valley of the Roses, Plovdiv, Backoro, Rila
Bulgaria Tourism off the Beaten Path EU208 – 8 day Private Tour of Sofia, Rila, Bansko, Rhodopes, Kostandovo, Plovdiv, Roses, Taja,
Bulgaria and Romania EU206 – 9 days – Sofia, Rila Monastery, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Bran, Brasov, Bucharest
Best of Bulgaria EU207 – 10 days small group (max. 10 people), guided tour that presents the best of nature and heritage of Bulgaria
The Grand Tour EU1002 – 10 days from Sofia focusing on culture and nature
Bulgarian Spas Resorts:
Velingrad SP201 – 7 Day Treatment and Wellbeing programs in Velingrad
Sandanski SP202 – 7 Day Treatment and Wellbeing programs in Velingrad
Hissar SP203– 5 Day Treatment and Wellbeing programs in Velingrad
Some of the most famous treasures in the world were discovered at the Varna necropolis, including the world’s oldest golden ornaments. There are Thracian tombs and sanctuaries in Kazanlak, Sveshtari, Starosel, Aleksandrovo, Perperikon, and Tatul. A large number of other golden artifacts have been found, in the Panagyurishte, Valchitran, Rogozen, and elsewhere. The remains of the Thracian, Hellenistic and Roman culture are many and varied.
The Rose is the symbol of Bulgaria. Rose picking, one of the oldest and traditional customs of Bulgarians, has become primarily a tourist attraction. Carpets from the time of the Bulgarian Revival are now highly valued works of art. The major centers of carpet weaving are Kotel, Chiprovtsi and Samokov. Along with traditional handicrafts, Bulgaria’s people have also preserved a wide range of traditional popular customs and songs.
During the Bulgarian Revival, the monasteries served as centers of artistic and educational activity. There are still many working monasteries in the country – Rila Monastery, Bachkovo Monastery, Troyan Monastery, Zemen Monastery, Glozhene Monastery, Kilifarevo Monastery, Shipchenski Monastery, and others. Our country is also famous for its well-established national traditions of icon painting and wood carving. The best known icons and carvings are from Samokov, Tryavna and Bansko.
The Bulgarian national costume is an intrinsic part of Bulgarian lifestyle and culture. Over the ages, folk costume designs have been influenced by Thracian, Slavonic and ancient Bulgarian motives. The basic article of clothing is a white shirt with long sleeves, worn under vests and coats of various shapes, materials and decorations. There are four types of national female costumes: the single apron, the double apron, the tunic, and the sayana, and there are two types of national male costumes: white-shirt and black-shirt. Each ethnographic area (Dobrich, Pirin, Rhodope, Northern, Thracian and Sofia) has its own typical workday, holiday and wedding costumes.
An important part Bulgarian culture is folk music and national dances, such as the horo. Instruments typically used to perform Bulgarian national music are the fiddle, the mandolin, the kaval (flute), the gaida (bagpipe), the pipe, the dvoyanka (double pipe), the drum and the tarabuka, another percussion instrument. Bulgarian folk songs are handed down orally from one generation to the next.
Bulgaria’s museums preserve valuable collections of domestic, cultural and military articles; statues, burial steles and monuments; masks, mosaics, and small statuettes of ancient gods; and many other precious exhibits.
Bulgarians have developed their culture and enriched it over the millennia, and they preserve it and continue to develop it to the present day. In more recent times, Bulgarians have also had reason to take pride in their literature, arts, music, and architecture. A proof of ongoing involvement is Bulgaria’s rich cultural calendar of national and international festivals for young and old alike, as well as other gatherings, cultural events, and expositions.
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