Bulgaria - officially the Republic of Bulgaria , is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi), Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country. The most notable topographical features are the Danubian Plain, the Balkan Mountains, the Thracian Plain, and the Rhodope Mountains. The southern edge of the Danubian Plain slopes upward into the foothills of the Balkans, while the Danube defines the border with Romania. The Thracian Plain is roughly triangular, beginning southeast of Sofia and broadening as it reaches the Black Sea coast. The Balkan mountains run laterally through the middle of the country. The mountainous southwest of the country has two alpine ranges—Rila and Pirin, which border the lower but more extensive Rhodope Mountains to the east. Bulgaria is home to the highest point of the Balkan peninsula, Musala, at 2,925 metres (9,596 ft)]and its lowest point is sea level.
Pilgrimage tour /Example program/
1 day - Arrival in Varna. Accommodation in hotel.
2 day - Visiting the Saint Saint Constantin and Elena monastery. Trip to town of Nessebar , on the way visiting the rocky monastery Aladzha Monastery. Arrival in Old town of Nessebar and visiting the old churches. Night stay in Sunny Beach resort.
3 day - Trip to Plovdiv, on the way visiting Saint George monastery in Pomorie, Shipka monastery, Bachkovo monastery. Night stay in Plovdiv.
4 day - Travel to Rila monastery through resort Borovets . Arrival in Sofia, visiting Dragalevtsi monastery of the Holy Mother of God of Vitosha, Russian church. Night stay in Sofia.
5 day - Trip to Veliko Tarnovo, on the way visiting Kilifarevo monastery , Sokolski monastery, Dryanovski monastery. Night stay in Veliko Tarnovo.
6 day - Trip to Varna, on the way visiting Arbanasy monastery and Transfiguration Monastery. Arrival in Varna, stay in the resorts near Varna, holiday at the seaside.
Tour of Bulgaria /Example program/
1 day - Arrival in Bulgaria. Transfer to Plovdiv, free time, night stay.
2 day - Breakfast, excursion in Old town of Plovdiv, visiting a monument in honor of Soviet Army “Alyosha”.Trip to Bachkovo, visiting Bachkovo monastery, Cathedral Church of the Virgin Mary and Church of the Archangels. Travelling to Stara Zagora, tour in Stara Zagora – “Ancient Vereya”.Trip to Veliko Tarnovo, night stay.
3 day - Breakfast, trip to Arbanasi, visiting Konstantsaliyata’s House, Church of the Nativity of Christ, Monastery of Saint Nicholas. Free time. Visiting the historical Hill Tsarevets and Samovodska Charshiya Street in the Old town. Free time. Night stay.
4 day - Breakfast, travelling to Gabrovo, visiting Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex, monument of Freedom Shipka. Trip to Kazanlak, visiting the Rose Mouseum, Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak. Travelling to Sofia.Night stay.
5 day - Breakfast, Sofia tour, visiting The memorial church “ Saint Alexander Nevski “, Rotunda of Saint George, Russian Church, the Parliament and others. Free time.
6 day - Travelling to Rila monastery and tour in the monastery complex. Back to Sofia. Free time.
7 day - Breakfast. Transfer to Sofia airport.