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[{"media":[{"content":"# Day 1: \nDeparture from Sofia in the morning\n","type":"text"},{"type":"text","content":" Transfer to the Rila monastery (2-2:30 hours)→ Guided tour of the monastery\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2Fcd553d4c98dc43c3af1b2de6c4ce650d.avif?alt=media&token=dbad4302-e160-46d1-9e06-e0473f9004f4"},{"content":"Enjoy a day in the mountains by exploring 2 UNESCO sites - Rila Monastery and Boyana church. The 8-hour day tour will feature a group and a professional English-speaking guide. Inside the monastery, you'll have a 30-minute guided tour and 2.5 hours of free time to take pictures, check out the museums and shops, and have lunch. A visit to the Boyana church, though short, is definitely worth it as you'll get to admire its amazing 800-year-old frescoes and learn their history from your guide! Most times the group size is 4-8 people. * Women should keep their knees in the monastery. * Boyana Church is closed on January 1, on Orthodox Easter Sunday, on December 24, December 25 and December 31 - and on such days, the tour is only carried out to the Rila Monastery.","type":"text"},{"type":"video","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2FSnaptik_6979972632984685829_cvlager.mp4?alt=media&token=9b667cd4-a9f1-4604-8648-c3b92bf21a68","metadata":{"height":1024,"width":576}}],"address":"Rila Monastery","location":{"longitude":23.33993799999997,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":42.133225014365685,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834}},{"location":{"latitude":41.52612061720021,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"longitude":23.39644703109018,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421},"address":"Melnik","media":[{"content":"To continue your journey, after visiting Rila Monastery, move back to Melnik. Visit and taste wine at a local winery. Then stay overnight in Melnik .","type":"text"},{"content":"# Recommended for you: Melnik Cellar Villa","type":"text"},{"type":"img","version":2,"metadata":{"height":349,"width":620},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2FVilla%20Melnik1.jpg?alt=media&token=5d33e72e-3497-438f-b1e9-bdab079dd5c9"},{"content":"Villa Melnik Winery is a family-owned boutique winery that focuses on wines made from the Melnik grape. The winery is located in Bulgaria's Struma River Valley with spectacular views of the Prin and Belasitsa Mountains. Their commitment to winemaking embodies tradition, courage and destiny through connection with the land and its rich history.\n\n \n\nIndigenous and international viticulture\nThe Zikatanov family at Villa Melnik Winery has planted their vineyard with both international and indigenous grapes with a vision to bring back the glory of Melnik wine, which has been experienced in the history of the region. The grapes are used to create a unique blend of rare Bulgarian grape varieties with constant innovation, producing varieties such as Shiroka Melnik, Ruen, Melnik 1300, Mavrud, Sandanski Misket, Keratsuda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc.\n\nThe renovated modern winery at Villa Melnik opened in 2013 and has a capacity of 250 tonnes of grapes per year.\n\nThe winery is built on three floors, where the cellars are dug deep into the sand dunes. The winemaking process allows the wine to move with gravity through the three floors of the building. This process saves energy and allows winemakers to treat the wine carefully, maintaining its natural structure.\n\n \n\nHonest approach to making wine\nVilla Melnik Winery takes an honest approach to winemaking with respect for both the local environment, nature and the drinker. They produce outstanding, high-quality and world-renowned wines that retain their distinctive Melnik character.\n\n** Place ** \nVilla Melnik, Harsovo Village, Sandanski Region, 2819, Bulgaria","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2FSnaptik_6999562563369340165_villamelnikwinery.mp4?alt=media&token=e4e47b2b-559c-4c21-ade0-ce683d63bd76","type":"video","metadata":{"height":576,"width":1024}},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2F%D0%97%D0%B0-%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B0-%D0%B8%D0%B7%D0%B1%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B0-%D1%82%D1%83%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B5-12-1.jpg?alt=media&token=34e97a28-049a-45e2-a17f-4bb0626b18a4","type":"img","metadata":{"height":665,"width":1000},"version":2}]},{"location":{"latitude":42.149895764374094,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"longitude":24.751815250000025},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Balabanov's House"},{"metadata":{"width":1000,"height":500},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2Fplovdiv-balabanov-house-5-1100x550.jpg?alt=media&token=93d7a442-e09d-43e3-8282-6fc62641616b","version":2,"type":"img"},{"type":"text","content":"The Balabanov House is one of the highlights of the Old Plovdiv. Its story has begun at the onset of the 19th c. with the wealthy merchant and usurer, member of the tailors’ guild, Hadji Panayot Lampsha. Around the turn of the century the Hadji Lampsha house was sold first time to the nephew Hristo, of the distinguished enlightener Nayden Gerov, and then to its last owner, the merchant of wood Luka Balabanov, whose name it bears today.\n\n The decaying house was demolished in 1935, but was reconstructed in 1976-1979 due to the records of architect Hristo Peev, the most outstanding researcher of the Revival period houses.\n\n The house, impressive in size, exemplifies the symmetrical houses from the 19th c., built following the model along the maritime coast of the Bosphorus. Today it opens two distinct worlds to its visitors – the world of the Bulgarian Revival period you soak in with the lavish wood- carved ceilings, the period furniture and the nice alcoves, named alafrangas. The other world is that of culture and art.\n\n In line with the idea the home reborn of Hadji Panayot Lampsha to serve as a Plovdiv palazzo with authentic interior, the house today hosts temporary expositions, conferences, meetings with writers, chamber concerts, theatre performances, meetings."},{"version":2,"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2Fbalabanov-house-4.jpg?alt=media&token=c6d51d71-72db-4134-b6fa-a47835e7a41b","type":"img","metadata":{"height":450,"width":676}},{"type":"link","content":"https://bulgaria-infoguide.com/plovdiv/the-balabanov-house/"},{"type":"video","metadata":{"height":1024,"width":576},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2FSnaptik_6901933838365232386_jarrad.mp4?alt=media&token=7e1c4d53-006b-49eb-975a-982fba189a2e"}],"address":"Balabanov's House"},{"location":{"longitude":25.398982749999977,"latitude":42.624745914615346,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421},"address":"Rose valley guest house","media":[{"content":"# Day 3: ","type":"text"},{"version":2,"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2FBulgaria_kazanluk_Roses_www.vitexnatura-wholesale.com.jpg?alt=media&token=73c2c839-42d4-41ac-80e8-8199f3a8ad7e","type":"img","metadata":{"width":660,"height":334}},{"type":"text","content":"Depart after breakfast from your hotel in Plovdiv\n\n→ Visiting Rose Valley and Kazanlak . area\nExplore the Thracian Tomb in Kazanlak or the Buzludzha . Monument\n\n→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo with Shipka card (1.5-2 hours)\nVeliko Tarnovo's Short City Tour\nVisit Tsarevets Fort and the famous craft street\n\n→ Transfer back to Sofia (3-3.5 hours)\n\nEnd of the journey"},{"type":"img","version":2,"metadata":{"width":1000,"height":563},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2Fd7965b8cb2851e9120741029f27cd89e.jpeg?alt=media&token=aba0c658-ab60-4b0a-93da-137fbee7751c"},{"content":"For centuries, the Rose Valley has been a rose-growing area of ​​great importance. The rose oil produced from the special variety Rosa Damascena was used for women's beauty products and perfumes. Today, the rose is one of the symbols of Bulgaria and attracts visitors from all over the world, especially from Japan where the rose is also culturally important.\n\nRose Valley is not just for flowers. It is home to one of the largest Thracian kingdoms with a series of mausoleums for visitors to visit and several wineries that can add flavor to your trip to the valley. Here are some of the best themed tours you can take to the Valley of the Roses:\n\nThe main stops in the Rose Valley are Kazanlak and Karlovo, with Strelcha, Pavel Banya and Gurkovo being other rose-producing towns but with little or no other attractions for visitors. All of these towns are easily (and cheaply) reachable by train from Sofia and Plovdiv (check the schedule on the Bulgarian State Railways website) or by bus. If you want to visit the valley as a day trip, it's better to start early in the morning as the trek takes three hours. The best option is to plan an overnight stay in Kazanlak or Karlovo to have more time to explore.","type":"text"},{"type":"video","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2FSnaptik_6970208473145445638_petya-nikolova-photography.mp4?alt=media&token=2ce07a3f-d562-4f8c-9266-eacd4d621f19","metadata":{"height":1024,"width":576}}]},{"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"longitude":25.39916439999998,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":42.62584041461592},"address":"Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak","media":[{"content":"# Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2FThe-Thracian-Tomb-of-Kazanlak-4th-century-BC-Bulgaria-UNESCO-World-Heritage-Site-since.png?alt=media&token=3bd9327a-101e-4482-aa45-c5d87c736490","version":2,"metadata":{"height":355,"width":568},"type":"img"},{"type":"img","version":2,"metadata":{"height":460,"width":700},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2F04_big.jpg?alt=media&token=1330cf7c-abb0-4e01-a45f-ae7cabace51d"},{"type":"text","content":"An original Thracian tomb from the 4th – 3rd century BC is situated in the Tyulbeto park. It is known as the Kazanlak Tomb. It is under a special storage regime. Its duplicate, constructed in scale 1:1, which presents the architecture, the archaeological materials and the wall-paintings of the Kazanlak Tomb, is situated next to it. This Tomb is one of the most significant monuments of the Thracian culture in the Bulgarian lands, included in the list of the global cultural inheritance of UNESCO in 1979.\n\nThe tomb was accidentally found in 1944 in the north-east region of Kazanlak, and it is a significant monument of the Thracian art from the early Hellenistic age.\n\nBased on its architectural outlook, it belongs to the dome tombs, typical for the Thracian funeral architecture from the end of the 5th and the beginning of the 3rd century BC.\n\nIt is situated in the south part of a sepulchral mound and consists of three premises: a rectangular anteroom, a narrow brick corridor (dromos) and a brick sepulchral chamber with a round plan and a bell-shaped dome.\n\nTwo burials had been conducted in the sepulchre – of a man and of a woman, by means of corpse lying, which is evident from the preserved bones. According to the archaeologists, the tomb was robbed as early as in the Antiquity. Two clay askoses (flat round vessel with two handles) and a silver jug were found in the mound. A clay vessel – oynohoe (wine jug) and horse bones were found in the anteroom. A sharp-bottomed amphora, clay rosette with dry gilding, a funeral crown, small parts of golden jewels and pieces of local Thracian ceramics were found in the dome premise.\n\nThe monument owes its global fame to the remarkable wall-paintings in the corridor and the dome premise – one of the best-preserved products of the antique painting from the early Hellenistic age. The unknown painter had worked in four basic colors: black, red, yellow and white.\n\nThe wall decoration imitates in colors the front wall of a rich construction, coated in marble tiles and ending in architectural details. The warriors presented on the second frieze in the corridor represent a meeting between two enemy troops, and a fight scene is presented on the west wall. The scenes represent a historical event related to the life of the distinguished Thracian ruler buried in the tomb.\n\nFigures of a man and a woman who are sitting by a small table covered in fruits are painted opposite to the entrance, in the dome premise in the center of the main frieze, and around them are presented their servants who are bringing gifts. A scene of a funeral feast with a procession is pictured. The distinguished married couple is crowned with laurel wreaths – a sign of heroisation which was widely popular during the Hellenistic age.\n\nThe wall decoration in the upper area of the dome ends with a second small frieze, which pictures three chariots pulled by two horses.\n\nThere is a shop for souvenirs and information materials by the duplicate tomb entrance.\n\nThe tomb is a part of the Valley of the Thracian Kings, which also includes the temples and the tombs found in the mounds Golyama Kosmatka, Golyama Arsenalka, Shushmanets, Helvetsia, Gryphons, Svetitsa (Female Saint) and Ostrusha."},{"content":"Time open: May – November - 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (every day)","type":"text"},{"type":"video","metadata":{"height":1024,"width":576},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2FSnaptik_7013068421436837125_viktortravelinspo.mp4?alt=media&token=fde4eaf3-3301-46c3-825d-02417ea6f877"}]},{"media":[{"content":"# Veliko Tarnovo","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2FSnaptik_6980714975257971973_vintila-gina.mp4?alt=media&token=3c34789c-3127-4dff-9a18-2f2aed9b466b","metadata":{"height":1024,"width":576},"type":"video"},{"content":"The most important cultural monument in Veliko Tarnovo is the medieval fortress of Tsarevets, located on the homonymous top, surrounded on three sides by the river Yantra. Excavations have shown that, although Tsarevets was surrounded by a fortified wall, it was not a sealed fortress, but an actual medieval town, centered on the following objects. arose: the palace, the church “St. Petka\", many residential and economic buildings, water reservoirs and battle towers. The Patriarch's residence is located on the highest part of Tsarevets, and the church of the Patriarch \"Ascension of Christ\" is also nearby.\nThere is also another historic hill near Tsarevets - Trapezitsa. Its historical richness is immense and remains unexplored. Archaeological excavations on the hill continue and new interesting finds are constantly emerging on the surface.","type":"text"},{"type":"img","version":2,"metadata":{"width":550,"height":224},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FHmcoTqq3xsU3PVeXulvi%2Fveliko-tarnovo-restaurant.jpg?alt=media&token=8a82440b-7f84-43d0-91fc-b78b1570d230"}],"location":{"latitude":43.08407836412339,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"longitude":25.63312246152586},"address":"Veliko Tarnovo"}]
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