Bulgaria - Thracians & Churches

12 days

From £3,195

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Following a golden age for Bulgarian archaeology, Bulgaria is now one of the culturally richest countries in Europe. Hidden in the hills and forests are some of the oldest Neolithic settlements, Thracian tombs, and exuberantly painted medieval churches. Sitting on the edge of Europe, Bulgaria is located at the apex of once great civilisations. This sought-after land was invaded from all sides – Philip of Macedon and Roman Emperor Trajan came up from the west and founded cities here. The East sent armies of Byzantine traders and Ottoman raiders, each leaving their unmistakable marks. 

Tour highlights:

  • From the Neolithic houses of Stara Zagora and the sites in Roman Plovdiv, to the exuberantly painted churches high in the Rila mountains – be surprised by Bulgaria
  • Visit no fewer than six UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Encounter spectacularly varied history and landscapes alike, all introduced by a Bulgarian archaeologist who has personally excavated all over the country

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Today's Price

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £99, was £500.

Single supplement: £345

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Katya Melamed

Guide Lecturer

Having recently retired from the Bulgarian Institute of Archaeology, Katya still directs a number of excavations and also specialises in the medieval period.

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The colourful city of Plovdiv
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
17 April 2021 ABUL210417 17 April 2021 (Saturday) 28 April 2021 (Wednesday) Katya Melamed £3,195
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