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Better Moment Bulgaria - Small Group Guided Tours
Relax & enjoy a fantastic mix of history, culture and nature

Spa, Wellness & Wine

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Spa, Wine, Wellness, Mineral Hot Springs, Excellent Food… while many people in Europe expect sun, sea and mountains when they think about Bulgaria, only few are aware about the secret that keep this country on the Balkan Peninsula.

 

What we offer you in this package is exactly this unfamiliar Bulgaria, - in a fantastic mix with history, culture, and nature.

 

We will bring you into the beautiful South-West Bulgaria with ancient monasteries, curious sandstone pyramids, mineral hot springs, high quality wineries, dancing bears park, a nostalgic train ride and restaurants with excellent food.

 

This all combined with Spa, Wellness & Wine and you have a perfect package for those who want to enjoy the Bulgarian lifestyle.  

Spa, Wine & Wellness Tour- Better Moments Bulgaria
Spa, Wine & Wellness Tour - Better Moments Bulgaria
Itinerary

ITINERARY

Day 1 (ca. 250 km)

Sofia – Rila Monastery – Stob Pyramids – Melnik/Rozhen

  • Meeting at Metropolitan Hotel Sofia

  • After morning-introduction tour departure

  • Rila Monastery

  • Visit the biggest Monastery of the Balkan Peninsula.

  • Walk to Stob Pyramids formation

  • Amazing sandstone formation

  • Overnight in cozy family hotel Bansko

  • Get the feeling with the locals & enjoy the food (incl.)

Day 2 (ca. 50 KM)

Rozhen/Melnik – Zlaten Rozhen Winery

  • Spend time in picturesque Melnik
    Visit the old town, wine cellars, old houses and enjoy the fantastic views

  • Visit to Zlatan Rozhen winery

       30 minutes outside Melnik
       Explanation about the winery and tasting 4-5 wines with local snacks

  • Enjoy the “orange” sunset on one of the views above Melnik

  • Have a relaxing dinner in Melnik on one of the many terraces

  • Overnight in cozy hotel Melnik/Rozhen

Day 3 (ca. 75 KM)

Rozhen/Melnik – Rozhen Monastery (walking) – Baba Vanga Memorial – Villa Melnik Winery – Rozhen/Melnik

  • A short walk to Rozhen Monastery (Rozhenski Manastir)
    A 20 minutes hike with great views to a beautiful Monastery

  • Driving to Baba Vanga’s memorial
    Visit the memorial from a Bulgarian mystic, clairvoyant, and herbalist

  • Visit and tour Villa Melnik,

       One of the most interesting wineries in the area

       Taste, drink and experience the diverse wines from this winery

  • Overnight in cozy hotel Melnik/Rozhen

Day 4 (ca. 145 KM)

Rozhen/Melnik – Leshten – Ognyanovo (spa & hot springs) - Bansko

  • A beautiful drive towards Leshten
    Visit and enjoy this picturesque mountain village

  • Relaxing in Ognyanovo Spa & Hot springs
    Let the warm mineral water relax your body and brains

  • Driving to towards Bansko
    Enjoy this cozy town at the feet of the impressive Pirin Mountains

  • Overnight in cozy family hotel in Bansko
    Get the feeling with the locals & enjoy the dinner (incl.)

Day 5 (ca. 120 KM)

Bansko – Dobarsko – Dancing Bears Park – Yakaruda Station - Train ride to Velingrad – Velingrad

  • Walk in old town Bansko, including a visit to the Holy Trinity Church

  • Dobarsko Basilica
    One of the oldest churches without restoration since year 1122

  • Dancing Bears Park , over 30 bears in national rescue center

  • Train ride in region from Yakaruda to Velingrad, amazing tour of ca. 2 hour in narrow gauge train incl. “refreshments”

  • Overnight in luxury Spa & Wellness hotel
    Enjoy all facilities, like hot pools, sauna, steam bath, massages etc.

Day 6 (ca. 20 KM)

Velingrad – Carpet Factory – Velingrad

  • Relaxing morning around the hotel
    Enjoy all facilities, like mineral hot pools, sauna, steam bath and massages 

  • Short 15-minute drive to carpet factory
    This carpet factory sells hand made carpets all over the world

  • Relaxing afternoon around the hotel
    Enjoy all facilities, like mineral springs

  • Overnight in luxury Spa & Wellness Hotel
    Enjoy all facilities, like hot pools, sauna, steam bath, massages etc.

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICE

Day 7 (ca. 155 KM)

Velingrad – Sight-Seeing Sofia – Sofia

  • Relaxing morning around the hotel
    Enjoy all facilities, like mineral hot pools, sauna, steam bath and massages 

  • Early afternoon drive to Capital of Bulgaria, Sofia

  • Walking tour to the highlights of Sofia with get-to-gather dinner

  • Farewell dinner in Sofia included

  • Our last dinner together to have a look back on a great week together

  • Overnight in Metropolitan hotel in Sofia

Day 8 (Sofia)  - Transfer to the airport or stay some extra days in this surprising city

DEPARTURE DATES

29th June, 1st July, 5th August, 7th Sept, 12th Oct 2024

TOUR PRICE

€1180 (Double) €1395 (Single) per person

 

Extra Nights in Metropolitan Hotel in Sofia

DOUBLE ROOM €108 per night

SINGLE ROOM €93 per night

RECOMMENDATION

This trip is ranked Very Easy

Suitable for most fitness levels

Please check with us if any travellers have disabilities

INCLUDED

  • 7 x overnights in single or double room 

  • 7 x breakfasts

  • Dinner/ Lunch on the days mentioned in the itinerary

  • Guiding, transfers &  parking costs 

  • All itinerary activities & entrances 

  • During the 5 hiking days in the mountains, a professional and licensed mountain guide will be guiding us through the mountains. So, we will be in good and safe hands!

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to/from Bulgaria (or other transport)

  • Optional tours/ activities/ entrances

  • Dinners/ lunches not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Personal expenses during the whole tour

  • Tips

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