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Location: Sofia

Day 1 - 6 Jun 2018

Sofia International Airport

Sofia, Sofia International Airport
Sofia, Sofia International Airport
Sofia, Sofia International Airport

Content: Started our journey with a 17 hour Air France flight from Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to Sofia International Airport. flight was comfortable. The airport terminal was clean but the service was poor.

Hilton Sofia

Sofia, Hilton Sofia
Sofia, Hilton Sofia
Sofia, Hilton Sofia

Content: We checked in Hilton Sofia hotel which was 20 mins ride from the airport. The location of the hotel is in the center of Sofia. Hotel had quite large and clean rooms, offered free wi-fi and also the food service was great.

Location: Sofia

Day 2 - 7 Jun 2018

St. Alexander Nevski Memorial Cathedral.

Sofia, St. Alexander Nevski Memorial Cathedral.
Sofia, St. Alexander Nevski Memorial Cathedral.
Sofia, St. Alexander Nevski Memorial Cathedral.

Content: Started day with delightful breakfast and visited St. Alexander Nevski Memorial Cathedral. architecture of the place is fabulous and the paintings are wonderful.

St. Sofia 6th c basilica

Sofia, St. Sofia 6th c basilica
Sofia, St. Sofia 6th c basilica

Content: St. Sofia 6th c basilica is the remote church in sofia. Around the Church there are trees in which bells are tied. In front of church there is park. The place is very peaceful

Italo

Sofia, Italo

Content: For lunch we visited Italo restaurant. The place is amazing with a great location. Pizza was perfect and salad was fresh.

St. George 4th c Rotunda

Sofia, St. George 4th c Rotunda
Sofia, St. George 4th c Rotunda
Sofia, St. George 4th c Rotunda

Content: The Church of Saint George is a classical red brick rotunda, one of the classical building in Sofia. Architecture of the place is exquisite and the atmosphere is peaceful.

Boyana Church Museum

Sofia, Boyana Church Museum
Sofia, Boyana Church Museum
Sofia, Boyana Church Museum

Content: Boyana Church Museum is a middle age Bulgarian church situated on the suburbs of Sofia. The place is very beautiful with lot of history and paintings are mesmerizing.

Talents Restaurant

Sofia, Talents Restaurant
Sofia, Talents Restaurant
Sofia, Talents Restaurant

Content: For dinner we stopped at Talents Restaurant. The the atmosphere is great with unique dishes, menu has less items but food was nice. After dinner we returned to hotel.

Location: Rila

Day 3 - 8 Jun 2018

Rila Mountain National Park

Rila, Rila Mountain National Park
Rila, Rila Mountain National Park
Rila, Rila Mountain National Park

Content: Started our day with energetic breakfast and left hotel. We Initiated our journey towards Rila, we a took 1 hr 30 mins drive. Rila Mountain National Park is located in southwestern Bulgaria. This place is largest national park in Bulgaria. We had great fun Hiking in the mountains, scenery was incredible and on our way we saw a lovely mountain lake.For lunch we ate packed food.

Rila Monastery

Rila, Rila Monastery
Rila, Rila Monastery
Rila, Rila Monastery

Content: Rila Monastery is a also known as the Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila. The place is composed with amazing landscapes, temple and monastery are incredible. Later on we headed towards Bansko town.

Location: Bansko

Day 3 - 8 Jun 2018

Neofit Rilsk House-Museum

Bansko, Neofit Rilsk House-Museum

Content: Neofit Rilsk House-Museum consist of old times stone and wood building. The exhibition is interesting, with old books in both Greek and Bulgarian language.

Come Prima Restaurant

Bansko, Come Prima Restaurant

Content: For dinner we stopped by Come Prima Restaurant. The place is comfortable, dining was also good. Food was represented well and taste was smacking.

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena

Bansko, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena
Bansko, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena
Bansko, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena

Content: Checked in Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena. The rooms were clean and luxurious, staff was also good.

Location: Dobrinishte

Day 4 - 9 Jun 2018

Gotse Delchev Hut

Dobrinishte, Gotse Delchev Hut
Dobrinishte, Gotse Delchev Hut
Dobrinishte, Gotse Delchev Hut

Content: With light breakfast we started our journey towards Dobrinishte town it was a 15 min ride. Gotse Delchev Hut is situated in Pirin mountain. Place has two floors and ground floor, along with a a small restaurant with great food service. surrounding the place there are ski terrains which allows ski renting.

Bezbog Hut

Dobrinishte, Bezbog Hut
Dobrinishte, Bezbog Hut
Dobrinishte, Bezbog Hut

Content: Bezbog hut is situated on the banks of Bezbog Lake and is one of the new huts in Pirin. The place is beautiful with great conditions for hiking.

Popava Lake

Dobrinishte, Popava Lake
Dobrinishte, Popava Lake
Dobrinishte, Popava Lake

Content: Popava Lake is a glacial lake situated in the northern part of the pirin mountain range. The place is sublime, easy hike from Bezbog . There is presence of attractive island in the middle of lake.

Polejan peak

Dobrinishte, Polejan peak
Dobrinishte, Polejan peak
Dobrinishte, Polejan peak

Content: Polejan Peak is the highest granite peak in the Pirin Mountains. We had a fantastic expirence and the view was scenic.

Pirin National Park

Dobrinishte, Pirin National Park
Dobrinishte, Pirin National Park
Dobrinishte, Pirin National Park

Content: Pirin National Park is originally named Vihren National Park. The place consist of alpine grasslands, coniferous forests, and two ski areas. After exploring the site we returned back to Bansko.

Location: Bansko

Day 4 - 9 Jun 2018

Restaurant Victoria Bansko

Bansko, Restaurant Victoria Bansko

Content: We had our dinner at Restaurant Victoria Bansko. This is one of the great restaurant in bansko which offers varieties of dishes Service is also quick. After dinner we returned to hotel.

Location: Plovdiv

Day 5 - 10 Jun 2018

Old Plovdiv historical reserve

 Plovdiv , Old Plovdiv historical reserve
 Plovdiv , Old Plovdiv historical reserve
 Plovdiv , Old Plovdiv historical reserve

Content: Started our day with great breakfast and left hotel. We took 3 hrs ride to Old Plovdiv Historical reserve in Plovdiv. The place is a national reserve, that has been awarded golden medal by UNESCO for its marvellous architecture. The town is captivating and the guide explained as well about the history.

Rahat Tepe

 Plovdiv , Rahat Tepe
 Plovdiv , Rahat Tepe
 Plovdiv , Rahat Tepe

Content: Rahat Tepe is alluring restaurant with a beautiful view of Plovdiv. Food was good but because of open kitchen the place had some sort of smell of frying food.

Dzhumaya Mosque

 Plovdiv , Dzhumaya Mosque
 Plovdiv , Dzhumaya Mosque
 Plovdiv , Dzhumaya Mosque

Content: Dzhumaya Mosque, Plovdiv is situated in the centre of Plovdiv, mosque is wonderful, well protected with amusing history.

Regional Ethnographic Museum Plovdiv

 Plovdiv , Regional Ethnographic Museum Plovdiv
 Plovdiv , Regional Ethnographic Museum Plovdiv
 Plovdiv , Regional Ethnographic Museum Plovdiv

Content: Regional Ethnographic Museum, this place is magnificent, place has a classic garden and inside each room there is exhibition displaying objects of Bulgarian tradition.

Taco Reyes Mexican Grill

 Plovdiv , Taco Reyes Mexican Grill

Content: Taco Reyes Mexican Grill is a fantastic place for dinner with a ravishing taste of the food. The food service and staff were also great.

Landmark Creek Hotel Plovdiv

 Plovdiv , Landmark Creek Hotel Plovdiv
 Plovdiv , Landmark Creek Hotel Plovdiv
 Plovdiv , Landmark Creek Hotel Plovdiv

Content: Landmark Creek Hotel is a nice place with facility of an outdoor pool and spa. View was amazing with clean and perfect room.

Location: Kazanluk

Day 6 - 11 Jun 2018

Kazanluk Thracian tomb

Kazanluk, Kazanluk Thracian tomb
Kazanluk, Kazanluk Thracian tomb
Kazanluk, Kazanluk Thracian tomb

Content: Started day with Breakfast and got ready for our next destination at Kazanluk. We took 2 hour drive to Kazanluk Thracian tomb in Kazanluk. The place is a roofed-brickwork situated near the town. The place has interesting history also the place helps to learn about the Thracian culture.

Street Bar

Kazanluk, Street Bar

Content: Restaurant is warm, great place and the food was amazing and fresh.

Rose Museum

Kazanluk, Rose Museum
Kazanluk, Rose Museum
Kazanluk, Rose Museum

Content: Rose Museum is a beautiful place. This place gave information regarding history of rose,products developed by rose as well different varieties of rose.

Bistro Essen

Kazanluk, Bistro Essen
Kazanluk, Bistro Essen
Kazanluk, Bistro Essen

Content: Bistro Essen is a good location near main square. Salad was fresh and pizza were super tasty, service was good.

Palas

Kazanluk, Palas
Kazanluk, Palas
Kazanluk, Palas

Content: We checked in hotel Palas. Hotel is at great place, with great atmosphere and staff was helping .

Location: Shipka

Day 7 - 12 Jun 2018

Shipka Memorial Church

Shipka, Shipka Memorial Church
Shipka, Shipka Memorial Church
Shipka, Shipka Memorial Church

Content: After having breakfast we left hotel and started our journey towards Shipka Memorial Church which was a 15 min ride. The place is a orthodox churuch . The place is great with interesting history. The golden roof of the chruch adds to beauty of place. Later, on we headed towards Garborovo which was 50 min ride.

Location: Garborovo

Day 7 - 12 Jun 2018

Ethno village Etar(Ethnographic Museum)

Garborovo, Ethno village Etar(Ethnographic Museum)
Garborovo, Ethno village Etar(Ethnographic Museum)
Garborovo, Ethno village Etar(Ethnographic Museum)

Content: Ethno village Etar(Ethnographic Museum) is a open air museum. This place has unique artistry. We also got knowledge about the lifestyle of Bulgarian merchant.

Pizzatempo

Garborovo, Pizzatempo

Content: For brunch we visited Pizzatempo. Food was delicious, service was good and behavior of the staff was great. After finishing food we headed towards Veliko Turnovo it was 50 min ride.

Location: Veliko Turnovo

Day 7 - 12 Jun 2018

Yantra Grand Hotel

Veliko Turnovo , Yantra Grand Hotel
Veliko Turnovo , Yantra Grand Hotel
Veliko Turnovo , Yantra Grand Hotel

Content: We checked in Yantra Grand Hotel. Location was perfect in the center of the city. The rooms were clean and well maintained and the facilities were great.

Tsarevets Fortress

Veliko Turnovo , Tsarevets Fortress
Veliko Turnovo , Tsarevets Fortress
Veliko Turnovo , Tsarevets Fortress

Content: Tsarevets Fortress is middle age place located on a hill. The architecture of the place was glorious.Guide explained us well about the history of the place.

Samovodska Charshia Market

Veliko Turnovo , Samovodska Charshia Market
Veliko Turnovo , Samovodska Charshia Market
Veliko Turnovo , Samovodska Charshia Market

Content: Samovodska Charshia Market is the worth visiting marketing street, people sell there hand-made products. We had great fun wandering on streets.

Han Hadji Nikoli Restaurant

Veliko Turnovo , Han Hadji Nikoli Restaurant
Veliko Turnovo , Han Hadji Nikoli Restaurant
Veliko Turnovo , Han Hadji Nikoli Restaurant

Content: Han Hadji Nikoli Restaurant , the place was great for dinner. dining facility was good, food was perfectly cooked with amazing flavours. After dinner we returned to hotel.

Location: Veliko Turnovo

Day 8 - 13 Jun 2018

Museum Hadjiiliev house

Veliko Turnovo, Museum Hadjiiliev house

Content: Had tasty breakfast and headed towards Museum Hadjiiliev house in arbanassi village.We took a 20 mins ride. The place was very beautiful with fabulous interior.

Transfiguration Monastery

Veliko Turnovo, Transfiguration Monastery
Veliko Turnovo, Transfiguration Monastery
Veliko Turnovo, Transfiguration Monastery

Content: Transfiguration Monastery is situated in the Dervent gorge of the Yantra River. The paintings of the church were wonderful ,the place is calm. We had great time there

Nico Luciano's

Veliko Turnovo, Nico Luciano's

Content: Nico Luciano's is warm brick building serving delicious..Service was great.After lunch we started our journey towards Sofia, we took 3 hours ride.

Location: Sofia

Day 8 - 13 Jun 2018

Hilton Sofia

Sofia, Hilton Sofia
Sofia, Hilton Sofia
Sofia, Hilton Sofia

Content: We checked in hotel and spent our remaining day resting.

Location: Sofia

Day 9 - 14 Jun 2018

Sofia International Airport

Sofia, Sofia International Airport
Sofia, Sofia International Airport
Sofia, Sofia International Airport

Content: We started day with nice breakfast. We headed towards airport and took a 15 hours Turkish Airlines flight from Sofia International Airport to Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.