Bul­garia – the Balkans’ hid­den trea­sure

The Sunday Telegraph - Stella - - TRAVEL -

Bul­garia is as­ton­ish­ing for its var­ied land­scapes but per­haps more so for its unique blend of an­cient his­tory and con­tem­po­rary cul­ture. Dur­ing our riv­et­ing tour, you will ex­pe­ri­ence Sofia, the ex­u­ber­ant cap­i­tal, and Plov­div, the an­cient cul­tural cen­tre. We will also visit some of the world’s best-pre­served and most im­por­tant re­li­gious sites, in­clud­ing the revered monas­ter­ies at Rila and Bachkovo, plus the in­cred­i­ble Boy­ana Church with its ex­cep­tional me­dieval art.

> Dis­cover Sofia on a guided walk­ing tour > Ex­plore the pic­turesque Old Town of Plov­div > Visit Boy­ana Church, a 900-year-old chapel

> Ex­pe­ri­ence Bachkovo Monastery, one of the most im­por­tant mon­u­ments of the East­ern Or­tho­dox world

> Dis­cover the Thra­cian Low­lands, one of Bul­garia’s old­est wine re­gions, and visit a lo­cal pro­ducer to sam­ple de­li­cious wines

De­par­tures from April to Oc­to­ber, 2018

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