We offer a range of Bulgaria Tours that offer insight to the country. The Balkan mountains bisect Bulgaria and its northern border is the Danube River with the Black Sea to the east. Greece is on its southern border and Serbia and Macedonia on the western border.
It is a unique country with happy, generous and peaceful people. 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
Bulgarian Food and Nature Tour EU201 – 8 days visiting the most prosperous bio-farms and eco-hotels in Bulgaria
Bulgarian Wine and Rakia EU202 – 8 days to taste the history, culture and wines of Bulgaria
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
The Varna necropolis housed the world’s oldest golden ornaments. There are Thracian tombs and sanctuaries in Kazanlak, Sveshtari, Starosel, Aleksandrovo, Perperikon, and Tatul. Archeologists found a large number of other golden artifacts in Panagyurishte, Valchitran and Rogozen. 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.
Folk Music, Dance and Costume
The Bulgarian national costume has 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. Each ethnographic area (Dobrich, Pirin, Rhodope, Northern, Thracian and Sofia) has its own typical workday, holiday and wedding costumes.
Bulgarian folk songs are handed down orally from one generation to the next. Musical instruments 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 (percussion). The Horo Dance is an important part Bulgarian culture.
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.
Here is a link to the Tourist Authority to inspire you!