4 day trip to Bansko & Sofia with Zafiris Tours
Enjoy a marvellous trip to Bansko and Sofia arranged by Zafiris Tours.
Concentration early in the morning and stops for coffee and food, you will reach the borders of the Bastion. Crossing the border and continue on one of the most beautiful cities in Bulgaria, Bansko. Located approximately 100 kilometers from the border, at the foot of Pirin Mountain, 936 meters in height. It 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 monument and listed in world natural heritage is protected by UNESCO. The Alpine landscape fascinates! Arrange the rooms of our hotel. Afternoon free for a stroll in Bansko ... or relax at the hotel's SPA, indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym ... The evening dinner. We will try the authentic Bulgarian cuisine and more! Night
After breakfast, depart for a tour of the city. 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, which connects the two slick squares, are the main attractions: the house-museum of fascist poet Nikola Vaptsarov (with interesting photographic collage), the house of Neophytos Rilski (considered the father of Bulgarian secular education and the museum gives the opportunity to see from inside a typical house of the region) 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 nice 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 ...
Organized here every summer festival of 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. Return to hotel and overnight.
Breakfast and departure for Sofia where our tour begins in the city'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 (individual costs) in beautiful Vitosha mountain, where we will enjoy a spectacular view of Sofia. Then we depart for our hotel. Free time. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast and departure. After customs control Bulgaria and Greece, 30 minutes stop for coffee. Check with stops in Nafplion.