Sofia & Bansko, Bulgaria in the autumn

Welcome to Bulgaria
Bulgaria is a picturesque country located on the Balkan Peninsula. Because of its location at the confluence of three ecological regions, it allows visitors to enjoy the best of all seasons and types of geographical terrain when sightseeing.
Bulgaria is a country rich in history. Visitors can explore Bulgaria’s folklore by going on one of the many historical tours through the Museum of Natural History and the Boyana Church, which contains medieval artwork and frescoes. Walking tours throughout the cities allow tourists to see the best Bulgaria has to offer while enjoying the scenic countryside and architecture.

AUTUMN HOLIDAY IN BULGARIA
VALID FROM 08.09 TO 29.11.2019
THE CAPITAL SOFIA – BANSKO SPA
ROUTE: SOFIA-BANSKO-SOFIA


Welcome to Sofia – the Bulgarian capital since 1879! A cosmopolitan city with ancient history, with the motto – „Grows but does not age“. A mixture of European and Eastern styles, a city of 16 universities, theatres, Roman remains and own atmosphere!
Sofia is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Bulgaria. It is located in western Bulgaria, at 550 meters above sea level, in the foot of the mountain massif Vitosha.

Day 1
Arrival at Sofia Аirport and individual transfer to hotel Hotel Balkan 5* or similar.

Sofia Hotel Balkan was built in 1956 as part of a new architectural trend and renovate one year ago: a fusion of classical design and lavish décor, redefining the concept of space. The iconic building of Sofia Hotel Balkan is part of the President’s Palace complex and beneath its foundations lies a historical Roman fortress, the remains of which can be seen all around the hotel.
Accommodation and overnight.

02 Day
Breakfast at the hotel.
Explore Sofia with a City tour. Jump into thousand years of history with our walking tour along the central part of Sofia. The most remarkable buildings and locations are focus of that journey. Visit to Alexander Nevsky cathedral which is the biggest church in Bulgaria.The national gallery and the National theatre are by no doubt century old masterpieces of archutecture. Enjoy the lovely park and fountain and then pass by the seat of the President.You can make a short stop by the 4 century Roman ruins and church St George. The tour may finish at St Nedelya square where you will see the statue of St Sofia.
After the City tour free time to enjoy the Sofia. Overnight.

03 Day
Breakfast at the hotel.Leisure time for walking and shopping in Sofia and overnight.

04 Day
Breakfast at the hotel.
Check out and individual transfer to Bansko (journey of 155 km, 2 hours drive approx).
The town of Bansko is an internationally renowned mountain resort which attracts numerous tourists from Bulgaria and abroad in all seasons. In Bansko and the region there are 320 accommodation facilities which have more than 16 000 rooms in guest houses and hotels.
A variety of entertainment activities and attractions are offered both in the town and in the mountain. Outings and hiking trips to natural, cultural, historical and architectural landmarks are organized. The cultural calendar is full of international festivals, competitions and concerts throughout the whole year.

Check in the hotel in Bansko.
Accommodation at Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko Hotel *

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is situated in the heart of the famous resort Bansko, at the foot of the Pirin Mountains. The hotel has a perfect location in a peaceful surroundingby pristine nature, only 15 minutes walking distance from the old city and city center.
The five-star luxury hotel features 157 Alpine-style rooms, including 25 suites and an exclusive Presidential Suite, fully renovated Kempinski The Spa, four conference rooms and dining rooms with spectacular views of the majestic Pirin Mountains, offering an authentic Kempinski gourmet experience.
Leisure time and enjoy the Spa Center with special Honey & Milk Detox massage.
Leisure time and overnight at the hotel.

05 Day
Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast you will have unforgettable experience to the Leshten, Kovatchevista & Ognyanovo villages.
Leshten Village is one of the most attractive and authentic rural tourism resorts in Bulgaria. Fifteen restored old houses offer typical for this region revival atmosphere combined with modern comfort. The houses have spacious balconies, picturesque courtyards and taverns, where customers can prepare their own food products from local farms.
Kovachevitsa has preserved its authentic appearance of 18-19 century and is one of the most famous and beautiful Bulgarian villages. The houses are almost entirely built of stone, including the roofs. Kovachevitsa is an architectural reserve, similar to Koprivshtitsa and the Plovdiv Old Town, and has retained its picturesque Renaissance architecture.
When combined with favorable climate Ognyanovo offers beautiful scenic landscapes. Located in the rich vegetation of hilly area. The fresh mountain air combined with the soft weather conditions typical of southwestern Ognyanovo make an excellent place for rest and relaxation.
Departure to Bansko.Leisure time and overnight at the hotel.

06 Day
Breakfast at the hotel.
Tour to the majestic RILA MONASTERY . The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. It is situated in the southwestern Rila Mountains in the deep valley of the Rilska River. The monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila (876 – 946 AD).
The monastery complex, regarded as one of the foremost masterpieces of Bulgarian National Revival architecture, was declared a national historical monument in 1976 and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Since 1991 it has been entirely subordinate to the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
The whole complex occupies an area of 8,800 sq.m and is rectangular in form, centred around the inner yard 3,200 sq.m, where the tower and the main church are situated.
The museum of the Rila Monastery is particularly famous for housing Rafail’s Cross, a wooden cross made from a whole piece of wood.
Return in Bansko. Leisure time and enjoy SPA facilities at hotel. Overnight.

07 Day
Breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel.
Individual transfer to Sofia airport for boarding your Qatar Airlines Flight.
Depart of Bulgaria with lifetime memories.

GROUP PRICE OFFER

PACKAGE PRICE/PER PERSON IN EUR
6 NIGHTS/7 DAYS
Per pax in DBL roomSNGL
GROUP 16 – 20 PAX€ 1092€ 1,416
GROUP 11 – 15 PAX€ 1200€ 1,461
GROUP 8 – 10 PAX€ 1,213 € 1,507

The Package includes:
3 Overnights at 5-stars hotel in Sofia
3 Overnights at 5- stars hotel in Bansko
Individual transportation:
Sofia Airport – hotel Sofia
Hotel Sofia – hotel Bansko
Hotel Bansko – Sofia Airport
Included tours:
✅Sofia City Tour
✅Leshten, Kovatchevista & Ognyanovo villages Tour
✅Rila monastery Tour
Meals:
✅Breakfast at the hotels in Sofia
✅Breakfast at the hotel in Bansko
✅Massages in the SPA center of Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko Hotel
✅Autumn relaxing massage
✅Thalgo Bliss Facial
✅English speaking guide during the whale trip
✅Local taxes & fees

GENERAL OFFER CONDITIONS:

  1. The offer is valid for the groups minimum and maximum pax specified in the price offer above.
  2. The offer is prefferencial and valid for stay until 29.11.2019.
  3. In case there is confirmation the rates will be updated as per the actual availability and rates of all services included above.
  4. In case of confirmation 50 % of the total amount has to be paid, within 7 days, after receiveing of Yasmin Holidays confirmation voucher & invoice and not later than 20 days prior to the group arrival.
  5. Final payment of 50% of the total amount of the group booking is required no later than 15 days prior the arrival date.
  6. In case the booking is made less than 20 days prior to the group arrival the 100% payment of the total amount is required within 24 hours after confirmation.
  7. Any cancellations made less than 20 to 10 days prior arrival are chargable 50% of the total package rate.
  8. Any cancellations made less than 9 to 5 days prior arrival are chargable 70% of the total package rate.
  9. Any cancellations made less than 5 days prior arrival are chargable 100% of the total package rate.