Veliko Tarnovo is a cozy town that is integral to Bulgarian history. The tsars of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, who ruled from the late 12th century to the turn of the 15th century, made Veliko Tarnovo their capital and lived inside the mammoth fortress named for the hill on which it was built, Tsarevets. The rest of the town is built on surrounding hills, and in the Old Town you will find many churches as well as examples of religious and everyday architecture built in the distinct Tarnovo Artistic School style. Twelve miles outside of town, you will find the ruins of the Roman and Byzantine city Nicopolis ad Istrum.
Bulgaria is widely considered for its beauty, history and energy. These cities highlight that reputation well!. Start your adventure in: Sofia (Bulgaria’s capital and largest city. Situated in the very heart of the Balkan peninsula, it is one of Europe’s oldest cities. Founded thousands of years ago, today the city continues to develop as the country’s cultural and economic center), next, continue to Veliko Tarnovo (known as the "City of the Tsars". It is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, its many churches and as the former main residence of the nobility), after that, visit: Plovdiv built on top of seven hills around the Maritsa River, in the Southern region which is an official winemaking district called 'The Thracian Valley', famous for its red wine production as well as for its massive amphitheater in the center of its Old Town, built nearly 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Finally stay one last night again in Sofia before heading back home!. Combine those between cities in private transfers. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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