Culture & Heritage

Just take a look at the map and you’ll see why the Bulgarian lands have been so important ever since prehistoric times. Located at the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, Bulgaria has always been a natural staging post between Europe and Asia. Its strategic location and remarkable natural resources are the reason why many peoples throughout the centuries have claimed its lands as their home. Neolithic settlers, Copper- and Bronze-Age tribes, Thracians, Greeks, Celts, Romans, Byzantines, Bulgars, Ottomans: all have left their mark here.

Bulgaria’s rich history offers a variety of places to be discovered. Some sites have gained international fame, while others remain hidden gems. One can experience Bulgaria’s fascinating culture and heritage by following our routes both to famous tourist sites and to small, still unknown, tucked-away magical spots. Surrounded by beautiful ancient legends, we follow the steps of the Thracian heroes Spartacus and Orpheus. Along the way, we have plenty of opportunities to admire the breathtaking beauty of the Bulgarian landscape.

Discovering local cuisine is one of the joys of travelling. We can include meals at local restaurants where visitors can try typical regional dishes.
We design tours including visits to some of the following highlights:

All ten UNESCO World Heritage sites in Bulgaria: see complete list
Archaeological sites of Roman and medieval fortresses, cities and villas
Stara Zagora Neolithic Dwellings Museum, 6th millennium BC
The world’s oldest gold treasure, 5th millennium BC, located in the city of Varna
Thracian rock sanctuaries and royal tombs
Over 120 Orthodox Christian monasteries
The world-famous Rose Valley, home of the oil-bearing rose Rosa damascena
Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second-largest city and 2019 European Capital of Culture
Historic mountain villages, known for their characteristic architecture
Communist sites and monuments
Orthodox Christian, Catholic, Muslim, and Jewish religious sites

Tours to these and other destinations can be combined with other activities.
Contact us and we will be happy to help you with your travel planning.

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