5 day trip to the Bansko Sofia Filipoupoli with Zafiris Tours
Enjoy a marvellous trip to Bansko, Sofia and Filipoupoli arranged by Zafiris Tours.
Concentration early in the morning and with stops for coffee and food, you will get the border of Rampart . Border crossing and continue for one of the most beautiful cities in Bulgaria , Bansko . Located some 100 km from the border at the foot of Pirin mountain , 936 m height. Combines the pristine mountain nature and atmosphere of the old Bulgarian small towns. The Bansko is not only a resort and meeting place for skiers, but also a beautiful historical monument, included in the World Natural Heritage list and is protected by UNESCO. The Alpine landscape fascinates ! Arranging the rooms of our hotel. Afternoon free for a stroll in Bansko . The evening dinner. We will try the authentic Bulgarian cuisine and more! Night .
After breakfast, depart for city tour . Bansko is a town - museum , filled with old stone houses decorated with sculptures and paintings with high walls and ramparts built in the 19th century. On the main road that connects the two slick squares , are the main attractions: the house -museum of fascist poet Nikola Vaptsarov ( with interesting photo collages ) , the house Neofitos Rilski ( considered the father of Bulgarian secular education and the museum gives the opportunity to see the inside of a traditional home area), and the impressive church Sveta Troitsa. And of course , there are mehana, typical restaurants , although adopting rustic scenery and musical selections Greek bouzoukeri offer nice food ( try the Dedo Yonkata and Vodenizata). Going up the gondola , you find the skating rink , a cute antique and classic nighttime hangout «Happy End». Bansko is beautiful and open to visitors all four seasons. It's famous ski resort because it has the most snow and the longest period of snow cover from all Bulgarian ski resorts ... Every summer festival organized here traditional jazz . The town itself attracts visitors with its 120 cultural monuments , museums and permanent ethnographic exhibitions. A very interesting visit is the church of the Holy Trinity, with the high tower of 30 meters and clock , splendid murals and woodcarvings . Free for walks and shopping. Back to hotel, overnight .
Breakfast and departure to Sofia where begins the tour's main attractions. Among others we will see the Cathedral of Alexander Nevski, the Byzantine church of Hagia Sophia , the church of St. Nicholas , Parliament , Opera etc Then ascent by cable car ( personal expenses ) to the magnificent Vitosha mountain , where we will enjoy the spectacular view of Sofia. Then we depart for our hotel . Leisure . Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
After breakfast we depart for historic Plovdiv . Tour of the old city. We will visit the House - Museum Kougioumtzoglou , church Constantine and Helen , the folklore museum , the Roman theater and we will have free time to stroll and shopping promenade . Back in Bansko. Dinner at the hotel. Night .
After breakfast , departure . After customs inspection Bulgaria and Greece , 30 minutes stop for coffee. Check with stops in Costa .