Eastern Rhodopes Day Tour from Plovdiv - Thracian Tombs, History & Wine Culture

Travel back in time and visit one of the most preserved Thracian tombs on the territory of Bulgaria. While admiring the stunning paintings on the ceilings, you will learn about the history of Thracian people and the traditions behind their ritual ceremonies. Following such an enchanting meeting with the ancient times, you will head towards the city of Haskovo, where you will get the chance to see the tallest statue of Virgin Mary and Christ in the world. Trying the local cuisine will be one of the highlights of this tour. Our lovely hosts will reveal the secrets behind Bulgarian culinary making. The journey ends with a stop at one of the few known monasteries in Bulgaria hiding a fascinating history behind its walls. Finally, take a moment to relax in the countryside surrounded by blossomed vinayards and the pleasant aroma of the Bulgaria Mavrud wine.

per adult from

$260

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Professional Guide Services
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Thracian tomb of Aleksandrovo
    • Entry/Admission - City
    • Entry/Admission - Arapovo Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Winery "Zagreus"
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Personal Expenses
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Thracian tomb of Aleksandrovo, 6351, Bulgaria

    Take this journey back in time and visit one of the most massive Thracian tombs situated in the village of Aleksandrovo. Built in the 4th century BC, it is of immense importance for archaeologists since it preserves unique and rare examples of frescoes depicting hunting scenes. Learn about the artistic techniques hidden in these beautiful images and go beyond their meaning and symbolism by hearing the stories of your leader who is an art historian herself.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: City, Haskovo, Orfey, 6303 Orfey, Haskovo, Bulgaria

    We continue to the city of Haskovo, where we will enjoy one of the best selections of food specialties from the region. Our hosts will introduce you to the mystics of Bulgarian culinary recipes. Before leaving the town, we cannot miss stopping by the tallest statue of Virgin Mary in the world - The Monument of the Holy Mother of God, rising above the city with its grandeur and majesty.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Arapovo Monastery, East of Asenovgrad 10km, Asenovgrad 4230 Bulgaria

    On our back to Plovdiv, we stop by the beautiful Arapovo monastery – a repository for the notorious wonder-working icon of the Virgin Mary. The history of the monastery is unique since it is the only sanctuary constructed during the Ottoman times with no traces of previous existence. Another exciting aspect of the monastery is the incredible wall-paintings which break away from the canon of the church and depict the lives of saints and preachers in a completely different way.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Winery "Zagreus", ул. Иглика №30, 4282 Parvomay, Bulgaria

    In the end, take your time and relax under the majestic atmosphere of one of the few truly Bulgarian wine cellars. The wine production coming from there forms the identity of the winery which focuses entirely on the Bulgarian grape called Mavrud. The Thracian valley is the only region in the country where Mavrud wine has flourished abundantly and its qualities – developed to its best. Enjoy this food for the soul and the calmness of the afternoon setting sun.


    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All Hotels in Plovdiv, Airbnb and Rental Apartments
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Tempora Travel Day Tours Bulgaria

Activity ID: V-123748P13

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