WORLD OF THRACIANS – ARCHAELOGY TOUR IN CENTRAL BULGARIA

Tour style: Active
Tour length: 1 week – 7 days
Level of challenge – Low

Lets dive into the magnificent world of ancient sanctuaries, cities and tombs of Thracians!

Not much is known for this ancient and great civilization and remarkable discoveries are still made today out there in the berried tombs and sites.
Into The Wild BG will take you on a journey through the most important of these sites showing you not only the famouse ones but also hidden and mystic sanctuaries!

Perperikon, Tatul, Harmankaya, The Womb cave, The Big Hairy tomb – just to name a few…
Furthermore, you will enjoy the fantastic bulgarian cuisine and hospitality as well as a deeper look into some of the locals foklore and traditions!
Short hikes will uncover stunning views of the surroundings and bring us into the heart of the picturesque mountain regions!

We will also visit Bachkovo Monastery which is the second largest Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria hiding a 10th century icon,
plus a visit into Assen’s fortress and church – one of the best preserved medieval castles will show us some of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments!

ITINERARY

Day 1:
Arrival – Pick up from airport – Transfer to Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe. Overnight and dinner in town.

Day 2: 

Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to the area of Kazanlak town and the Valley of Thracian Kings. First of all we will pay a visit at the best preserved Thracian tomb in the country – The Big Hairy. This tomb will strike you with the hand cut stone blocks that protect the sarcofagus of the very successful Thracian king – Seuthes III and his legendary bronze mask! After that we will stop by the near impressive Russian Orthodox church which was built as a gift from Russia to Bulgaria and as a tribute to all who died during the liberation war with Ottoman empire. Afternoon visit in the Archaeological museum of Kazanlak where we will see firsthand some of the Thracian gold. Overnight and dinner in town.