Hunting the treasures of Varna in Bulgaria tours
Bulgaria Tours Day 1
Bulgaria Tours – a day spent in the city of Varna – the sea capital of Bulgaria, like people know Varna. Varna is the third biggest city in Bulgaria. It is also one of the oldest settlements on these lands. Varna is the place where the oldest gold treasure in the world was found. The treasure dates back from 4,600 BC to 4,200 BC. This same Varna became the home of the biggest and only one of the kind in the world cultural historical, and entertaining and educational museum. It is like a time machine. People can ‘travel back’ in time in the different eras; in the development of the human civilisation on the Bulgarian lands.
Varna as one of Bulgaria destinations that tourists like
People know Varna as an important cultural centre. It is packed with history and yet it’s very modern. It is a lively place that offers unforgettable moments. A good place for Bulgaria tours.
A city tour around Varna will introduce you to the development of Varna during its different stages. In the Archaeological Museum people can follow the history and culture of Varna from its early centuries to the Second Bulgarian Kingdom.
Then, ‘Park-Museum of the Combat Friendship’. It is a pleasant place for relaxation both for families with children and individual tourists. It’s among the good tourist attractions in Bulgaria. The park-museum offers history monuments as well as nature beauties.
One of the symbols of the sea capital is the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin. This is a temple for the ones praying and an attraction for the tourists. This holy place will take us in the world of spirituality. This is just the beginning of the tour around Varna and one of many private tours Bulgaria.
Overnight in a hotel in Varna.
Bulgaria Tours Day 2
After a nice start of the day with good breakfast, Bulgaria tours continues. We leave for a palace. A real one – Euxinograd Palace. It is a former late XIX-century royal palace and a park on the Bulgarian coast. Nowadays, the government representatives use Euxinograd for meeting other officials. Like every other place, the palace has its interesting stories. Once upon a time the place where it is now, used to be unfriendly and stony. It soon (nearly half a century) became the prince’s favourite place for rest.
First the palace was built. Then slowly, around it, the park appeared. Whole Euxinograd lies on an area of 900 decare. Today it belongs to the Bulgarian country and consists of more buildings not only the palace. There are also hot houses for rare plants. There is also a French garden and an English park. The building was completed in 1893. And people have always thought of it as one of the examples of the Bulgarian architecture after the Revival.
The ‘multicoloured’ Aladzha Monastery
30 km further north a cave monastery will grab all your attention with its perfect combination of beautiful scenery. Also with its historic and Christian landmarks. This is Aladzha Monastery. The monastery originates around 12th – 13th centuries. However, there is evidence that since early Byzantine times there had been life in its caves. The first archaeological artifacts date back then. Little we know about the past of the the rock monastery. Legends, though tell us interesting stories in our Bulgaria tours. During the cruel persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire, a few outcasts from the nearby town of Odessos (today’s Varna) recognised that uninhabited place a shelter for themselves.
A Palace with gardens
And Balchik – the Palace. Also the Botanical Gardens, and a great story behind them. The palace will be our last stop (in Bulgaria tours) before we reach the village of Kamen Bryag. There we stay for the night.
26 centuries ago Greek colonists founded today’s Balchik. They called it Kruni. Not long after it came the name Dionysopolis (after the god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine). The town became an important administrative and seaport centre due to the fact that it was close to Constantinopolis (city tour Istanbul).
At the end of the XVI century the town got the name of Balchik. Then, in the beginning of the XX century the biggest mill was built there. In 1913 Balchik and other Bulgarian towns became part of Romania. During that period Balchik got its biggest attraction – the Palace. This is the ex summer residence of the Romanian Queen Marie of Romania. It took more than 11 years for the palace to become what it is today. And it is an amazing atmosphere together with divine beauty; and incredible botanical gardens that surround the palace.
Bulgaria Tours Day 3
After breakfast we leave the village of Kamen Bryag to visit another village – Tyulenovo. It will be a short escape from the noise of the big places. This peaceful, picturesque place is famous for its fresh air, transparent sea-water, and unique nature. The village of Tyulenovo is a short refreshing stop, in your Bulgaria tours, on the way to Shabla. Shabla is famous for its oldest lighthouse on the Balkan Peninsula and the Shabla Lake. Also Durankulak – the northernmost part of Bulgaria, on the border with Romania. And the Durankulak Lake – one of the most important and well-preserved coastal wetlands in Bulgaria. Back to the village of Kamen Bryag. Overnight.
Bulgaria Tours Day 4
After breakfast we head for the village of Obrochishte, for Ak Yazili Baba Teke – the next evidence that holy places can unite people and not separate them. Christians believe that St Athanasius was buried there, while for Muslims it’s Ak Yazili Baba’s grave.
Back to Varna and end of Bulgaria tours. Contact us for more tailor-made tours.
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