Sofia & Plovdiv – special autumn holiday

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 01.09 TO 18.12.2019
THE CAPITAL SOFIA – PLOVDIV
ROUTE: SOFIA-PLOVDIV-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. Departure from the hotel and individual transfer to Plovdiv. (journey of 145 km, 1.45 hours drive approx).

Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria. It is an important administrative centre in Southern Bulgaria, famous for its ancient and diverse culture and millenary history. On Plovdiv City tour you’ll visit the most impressive landmarks like The Old Plovdiv – an architectural and historical reserve, situated on The Three Hills. You’ll see the Roman Theatre from II century that has been restored and is being used even today for different performances and festivals. You can drop by the partly uncovered Roman Stadium and the 14-th century Djumaia Mosque. On the main pedestrian street you’ll discover the colorful and ornate houses, the oldest city park of Bulgaria and more Roman ruins including the Roman Forum and the small theatre – The Odeon. Many of the street cafes, restaurants, shops, fountains and street musicians attract the visitors of this spectacular city.
Check in the hotel in Plovdiv.

Accommodation at the Hotel Residence City Garden*
Located in close proximity to the Tsar Simeon Garden in Plovdiv, a city full of atmosphere and a symbol of a centuries old culture, the Residence City Garden Hotel is the perfect choice for a vacation at any time of the year. The magic of the Singing Fountains and greenery of the park are a stone’s throw away from the beautiful boutique hotel – suitable for individual or family vacation, a business trip or a tourist tour.

Leisure time. A dinner at traditional Bulgarian restaurant in the evening. Overnight.

05 DAY
Breakfast in the hotel.
Tour to the Wonderful Bridges, Bachkovo Monastery and Asen’s Fortress.
From Plovdiv you head towards the Rhodope Mountains passing through the pretty town of Asenovgrad. Nearby you’ll see the remarkable remains of King Ivan Asen’s Fortress – a wise ruler of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. Going on deeper in the Rhodope Mountains towards the picturesque Bachkovo Monastery. According to the legend and the big number of healed people this remarkable icon is believed to be miracle working. Next you’ll continue the tour towards The Wonderful Bridges situated at 1450 m. a. s. l. in the heart of the lovely Rhodope Mountains. This unique nature phenomenon consists of two rocky bridges (height of 45 m) over a small river. The marble bridges were formed by an earthquake and the erosive activity of the once high-water river.
Coming back in Plovdiv in the late afternoon.
Leisure time and overnight.
06 Day
Breakfast at the hotel.
Leisure time in Plovdiv for walking and shoping. 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.

Sightseeing in Plovdiv
There are three main areas in the heart of Plovdiv that attract the visitors: The Old Town, Kapana and the central pedestrianised areas of the new town. all in relatively close proximity to each other, but you will need two days to get round the sights, especially if you’re planning on going inside the museums and old houses.
The Old Town is compact but it is built on three hills and the streets and few pavements are made of very bumpy cobblestones, which can soon wear you out. Sturdy footwear and plenty of refreshment stops are recommended.

Restaurants in Plovdiv
There are many of places to eat or drink in Plovdiv particularly in and around Kapana.
In the Old Town most of the restaurants are fancy and there are few places to buy a snack.
On and near the main pedestrian street you will find all manner of snack bars, cafes serving food, pizzerias and take away such as pizza slices, doner kebabs, cardboard cups of hot sweetcorn and more.

Shopping
The main shopping area is pedestrianised starting from the Trimontium Hotel/Central Square and reaching the far bank of the Maritsa river via the pedestrian footbridge. The wide street is lined with cafes, bars and restaurants, all with outside tables and canopies.
There are few international brands, but that makes it all the more interesting to shop here, with the offering consisting primarily of shoe shops and men’s, women’s and children’s fashion.
If you are looking for arts and crafts head for Kapana district which you can access from the main shopping street, turning right into the little alleys at some point after Dzhumaya mosque. Here you will find craft shops, unique fashion and jewellery by local designers and natural beauty products.
Antique shops are to be found primarily in the Old Town and they too hide all manner of paintings, furniture (particularly old chests), books, weapons, and Socialist memorabilia. Don’t be afraid to haggle.

GROUP PRICE OFFER:

PACKAGE PRICE/PER PERSON IN EUR
6 NIGHTS/ 7 DAYS
Per pax in DBL roomSNGL
GROUP 16 – 20 PAX€ 982
€ 1344
GROUP 11 – 15 PAX€ 1,344
€ 1387
GROUP 8 – 10 PAX
€ 1103

€ 1451

The Package includes:
✅3 Overnights at 5-stars hotel in Sofia
✅3 Overnights at 5- stars hotel in Plovdiv
Individual transportation:
✅Sofia Airport – hotel Sofia
✅Hotel Plovdiv – Sofia Airport
✅Hotel Sofia – hotel Plovdiv
Included tours:
✅Sofia City Tour
✅Plovdiv City Tour
✅Wonderful Bridges, Bachkovo Monastery and Asen’s Fortress Tour
Meals:
Breakfast at the hotel in Sofia
Breakfast at the hotel in Plovdiv
Dinner at traditional Bulgarian restaurant in Plovdiv
English speaking guide during the whole 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 18.12.2019.
  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.