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4-DAY TRIP "THE HEART OF BULGARIA"

...A trip around central Bulgaria - a region rich in history and preserved traditions, which shows some of the country's best cultural and historical sites...

Day 1
Arrival in the architectural complex of Arbanassi; walk around the village.
Drive to Veliko Turnovo - the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom - visit to "St. Peter and Paul" church and the medieval fortress "Tzarevets".
Drive to the architectural and historical reserve "Bozhentsi"; accommodation there at the "Hadji Velinov Han"*** guesthouse; dinner.

Day 2
Tour around the fully preserved 19th century village with its unique houses, many of which have been homes of renowned Bulgarian artists. Visit to the Gallery and a museum house - home of the first textile-producing Bulgarian family. In the museum you can hear the history of the village and the region and learn spicy stories from the everyday life of local people.

Day 3
Trip to the Bulgarian Capital of Humour - Gabrovo with visit to the museum of satire. Visit to the unique open-air ethnographic museum "Etura" and the picturesque Sokolski monastery. Dinner at traditional tavern with folklore show. /25 km/

Day 4
Trip to the town of Tryavna - woodcarving and icon-painting center – visit to museum houses with interesting architecture and exquisite wood-carved ceilings. /36 km/.
Departure for Varna. /280 km/

o GROUP MINIMUM 6 PAX;
o THE PACKAGE INCLUDES: 3 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION, 3 BREAKFASTS, 3 DINNERS, TRNASPORT, GUIDE, ENTRY FEES;
o PRICE: 204 Euro/person.

7-DAY TRIP "THE HEART OF BULGARIA"

...A trip around central Bulgaria - a region rich in history and preserved traditions, which shows some of the country's best cultural and historical sites and reveals in natural surroundings the Bulgarian lifestyle and the atmosphere in a common Bulgarian countryside home...

Day 1
Departure for Bozhentsi /285 km/
Arrival in the architectural complex of Arbanassi; walk around the village.
Drive to Veliko Turnovo - the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom - visit to "St. Peter and Paul" church and the medieval fortress "Tzarevets".
Drive to the architectural and historical reserve "Bozhentsi"; accommodation there at the "Hadji Velinov Han"*** guesthouse; dinner.

Day 2
Tour around the fully preserved 19th century village with its unique houses, many of which have been homes to renowned Bulgarian artists. Visit to the Gallery and a museum house - home of the first textile-producing Bulgarian family. In the museum you can hear the history of the village and the region and learn spicy stories from the everyday life of local people.

Day 3
Visit to a typical countryside Bulgarian home with a small agricultural yard; meeting the hosts over a drink of home-brewed 'rakia'. /5 km/
Leisure time.
In the evening - barbeque in the open - grilling of meat and a lesson in making the traditional Bulgarian 'Shopska Salad' under the expert guidance of the cook at "Hadji Velinov Han" guesthouse.

Day 4
Trip to the town of Tryavna - woodcarving and icon painting center - visit to museum houses with interesting architecture and exquisite wood carved ceilings. /36 km/.

Day 5
Trip to the hometown of the roses - Kazanluk and visit to the Thracian Tomb, discovered there. /100 km/

Day 6
Trip to the Bulgarian Capital of Humor - Gabrovo with visit to the museum of satire. Visit to the unique open-air ethnographic museum "Etura" and the picturesque Sokolski monastery. Dinner at traditional tavern with folklore show. /54 km/

Day 7
Visit to the Dryanovo monastery and departure for Vrana. /280 km/

o GROUP MINIMUM 6 PAX;
o THE PACKAGE INCLUDES: 6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION, 6 BREAKFASTS, 6 DINNERS, TRNASPORT, GUIDE, ENTRY FEES;
o PRICE: 339 Euro/person.

ONE WEEK PACKAGE AT "HADJI VELINOV HAN" GUESTHOUSE

If you want to feel the atmosphere of old times do visit "Hadji Velinov Han" - the most popular guesthouse in the architectural and historical reserve of Bozhentsi. Inspired by the beauty and calmness of this village, many Bulgarian writers, musicians and painters crated some of their greatest works there. The house was build in 1836 year and its ancient appearance and spirit have been preserved ever since - with stonewalls, the wide gate, the overhanging stone roofs and traditional furnishing. Old masters have created a wonderful harmony and lasting beauty out of stone, wood and wrought iron.

Day 1
Transfer from Sofia airport to Bozhentsi - 220 km. Upon arrival in Bozhentsi each guest will receive a guide map with information about the region, its sights and available activities. A special welcoming dinner.

Day 2
Tour around Bozhentsi - declared an architectural and historical reserve - visit to a museum house. After a delicious lunch, leisure time in the afternoon for a walk in the surrounding woods or for pure relaxation lying on the green meadows.

Day 3
Visit to the ethnographic complex "Etura" /15km/- to see functioning 17th century workshops, producing textiles, pottery, wrought iron, knives, pastries. In the afternoon we depart for Lyaskovets for an outstanding wine-tasting tour in the oldest Bulgarian wine cellar.

Day 4
Hiking through the mountain for 2 hours and visit to the old crafts-center of Triavna /transfer by private car is also available/, famous for its woodcarving and icon-painting schools and great masters. Lunch in a famous old-style tavern.

Day 5
Trip to Veliko Turnovo /40km/- the medieval capital of Bulgaria and visit to the ancient fortress - Tsarevets; after a lunch at the Renaissance "Arbanassi" village we can take a pleasant stroll around the medieval marketplace Samovodene.

Day 6
Visit to Dryanovo monastery /20km/ - built in the 12th century, followed by an attractive hike along a 4km long eco-path in the woods, surrounding the monastery.

Day 7 Departure - transfer to Sofia airport.

Price: € 340.00 per person

Includes:
o Transfer from/to Sofia airport;
o 6 nights 3-stars accommodation;
o 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner);
o Guide map;
o Guide;
o Entry fees;
o 1 Wine-tasting
o Local transportation as needed for daily activities.

Additional activities available for a fee:
o Horseback riding at Arbanassi;
o Return to Roots - open air spectacle at the Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Turnovo;
o Cooking lessons - discover the delicious simplicity of the Bulgarian cuisine!
o Folklore lessons - learn to play a traditional Bulgarian instrument or practice Bulgarian folk dancing in the authentic atmosphere they had been created;
o Trip to Troyan Monastery, third largest in Bulgaria, famous for its wall paintings and to the nearby Fair of Crafts in the little town of Oreshak, where tasting of 5 kinds of locally produced grape brandy is a must do!
o Trip to the famous Rose Valley and the town of Kazanluk to learn more about the extraction of rose oil and see the unique Thracian Tomb, disocvred there.

II. HOLIDAY "HADJI VELINOV HAN" GUESTHOUSE

6 nights accommodation, 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches or dinners - 225 Euro

If you want to feel the atmosphere of old times do visit "Hadji Velinov Han" - the most popular guesthouse in the architectural and historical reserve of Bozhentsi. Inspired by the beauty and calmness of this village, many Bulgarian writers, musicians and painters crated some of their greatest works there. The house was build in 1836 year and its ancient appearance and spirit have been preserved ever since - with stonewalls, the wide gate, the overhanging stone roofs and traditional furnishing. Old masters have created a wonderful harmony and lasting beauty out of stone, wood and wrought iron.

Suggested available activities during your stay:

o Tour around Bojetnsi and visit to the museum house of the village;
o Trip to Veliko Turnovo /40km/- the medieval capital of Bulgaria with visit to the ancient fortress - Tsarevets, to the medieval marketplace Samovodene and the Renaissance "Arbanassi";
o Visit to the ethnographic complex "Etura" /15km/- to see functioning 17th century workshops, producing textiles, pottery, wrought iron, knives, pastries;
o Visit to Lyaskovets for an outstanding wine-tasting tour in the oldest Bulgarian wine cellar;
o Hiking through the mountain for 2 hours and visit to the old crafts-center of Triavna /transfer by private car is also available/, famous for its woodcarving and icon-painting schools and great masters;
o Visit to Dryanovo monastery /20km/ - built in the 12th century, followed by an attractive hike along a 4km long eco-path in the woods, surrounding the monastery;
o Horseback riding at Arbanassi;
o Return to Roots - open air spectacle at the Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Turnovo;
o Cooking lessons - discover the delicious simplicity of the Bulgarian cuisine!
o Folklore lessons - learn to play a traditional Bulgarian instrument or practice Bulgarian folk dancing in the authentic atmosphere they had been created;
o Trip to Troyan Monastery, third largest in Bulgaria, famous for its wall paintings and to the nearby Fair of Crafts in the little town of Oreshak, where tasting of 5 kinds of locally produced grape brandy is a must do!
o Trip to the famous Rose Valley and the town of Kazanluk to learn more about the extraction of rose oil and see the unique Thracian Tomb, disocvred there;
o Visit to a countryside home.



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