8 Days Sacred Mountain of Orpheus Bulgaria Package from Euro 599/- (Posted on Jun 9 2011)

8 Days Sacred Mountain of Orpheus Bulgaria Package from Euro 599/-

In the Sacred Mountain of Orpheus – Bulgaria
8 days / 7 Nights Tour – Euro 599

Departure Dates for 2011 – Upon Request
We have chosen Rhodopes mountain, because it’s unique. The Indian meditation schools consider it one of the seven holy mountains on the Earth. According to the legend, the mythical singer Orpheus, who had enchanted people, birds and beasts with his music, was born here. Up till now the forest echoes with the sounds of the Rhodope bagpipes and the magical voices of the Rhodope people.

Sacred Mountain of Orpheus

Sacred Mountain of Orpheus

There are 2 of the “24 wonders of Bulgaria” included in this itinerary:

  • Perperikon
  • The Old Plovdiv

Day 1 – The SPA Capital of Bulgaria
Arrival at Sofia airport. Departure to Velingrad, the SPA capital of Bulgaria. Accommodation, dinner and overnight in 3* SPA hotel.

Day 2 – The Devil’s Throat
After breakfast – departure to Kostandovo village, where we will visit of the one and only carpet factory, producing giant carpets, which clients are world celebrities as Queen Elizabeth II, Mick Jagger, etc. Departure for the artificial dam of Dospat, where you are going to have boat trip in the waters of the “Rhodopes Sea”.

In the afternoon – visit of the natural phenomenon Trigrad Gorge (the height of the rocks exceeds 200 meters) and the Devil Throat Cave with the underground lake at more than 40 meters from the entrance of the cave. The passing of the cave is a great experience – due to the legends this is the place, where the mythical singer Orpheus had entered in the underground world of God Hades to look for his lover Evridika.

Accommodation, dinner and overnight in a family hotel in the near by village of Trigrad.

Day 3 – Jeep Safari Amongst the Wild Nature
Breakfast. New attraction is ahead – Jeep safari to the Chairite Lakes – one of the most beautiful sites in the Rhodopes. The trip is with powerful Russian jeeps and includes picnic-barbeque amongst the forests and opportunity to make photos of wild animals in their natural area of living. The trip is to several lakes with crystal waters, amongst places, wrapped with legends. Departure for Shiroka Luka Village – architectural and folklore reserve. Accommodation, dinner and overnight in a family hotel.

Day 4 – One Rhodope Song Conquered the Cosmos
After breakfast – free time in Shiroka Luka Village. Visit of the music school for folklore singers and instrument players. Most of the folk stars of Bulgaria had graduated here! Take a stroll around and you could pick some herbs or wild fruits. In the afternoon – departure for the … Cosmos with visit of the Star Hall of the Planetarium in the town of Smolian. The spectacle is going to take you to the vast world of the stars and planets, where one of the most beautiful Rhodopes songs was sent by satellite. After that, another type of tasting is ahead – this of dairy products (yogurt, cheese and so on), produced from local raw materials by Swiss technology in the village of Smilyan. Accommodation, dinner and overnight in a family hotel in the village.

Day 5 – Walking Tour Amongst the Wild Nature
Breakfast. We had prepared for you new attraction – walking tour in the Rhodopes almost to the Bulgarian-Greek boundary. 17 years ago this region was not accessible, because of the boundary zone, but now it is not only open to the tourists, but it preserves virgin nature with rich bio-variety. The trip includes picnic-barbeque amongst the forests and opportunity to make photos of wild animals in their natural area of living. Later in the afternoon – departure for Zlatograd. This small town is situated few kilometres away from Greece. Here you are going to visit the ethnographic complex, which represents alive the way of living of the Bulgarians from XIX century. You will see a preserved ancient craft workshops and you can drink famous in this area “coffee on sand”.

Departure to Kardjali. Accommodation, dinner and overnight in 3* hotel.

The Old Plovdiv

The Old Plovdiv

Day 6 – Perperikon – the Temple of God Dionysus, Where the Victory of Alexander the Great was Predicted
Breakfast. We are to enter in the…antique history of Bulgaria. You are going to see the ancient Thrace town of Perperikon, the temple of the Thracian god of the wine – Dionysus. Herodotus had announced that it had been here when the priestess of the ancient city predicted to Alexander the Great that he is going to conquer the world. Such prediction she had given to the father of the Octavian August, too, that his son is going to be the founder of the Great Roman Empire. Afterwards – visit of Plovdiv, where in the old part of the city, you are going to see the ancient amphitheatre, the St. st. Constantine and Helena church, one of the most beautiful houses from the period of the Bulgarian Renaissance, the Roman Stadium, etc. Accommodation, dinner and overnight in a 3* hotel.

Day 7 – Sofia – A City of 8500 Years
After breakfast – departure to Sofia. City tour of the Bulgarian capital: Saint Alexander Nevski Cathedral – the biggest Orthodox temple on the Balkan Peninsular, the rotunda-church Saint George and the Forum of the ancient city, the Saint Sofia Basilica, which had given its name to the city, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the antique Roman theatre dated III-IV-th century (the time of the Emperor Constantine the Great) and the historical and cultural center of the capital.

Free time for leisure and shopping in the afternoon.

Optional: Dinner at a restaurant in the typical Bulgarian folk style. Excellent cuisine, rich selection of wines and folklore programme

Dinner and overnight in a 3* hotel.

Day 8
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and departure for home.

Price: 599 EUR per person sharing double room

Single room supplement: 100 EUR

Tour Prices Include:

  • 7 half boards (overnight, breakfast and dinner) in best available 3* hotels and guest houses.
  • 2 Picnic lunches during the walking tour and the jeep safari.
  • A/C vehicle with driver during the whole trip.
  • Boat trip in Dospat lake.
  • Jeep safari to the Chairskite lakes.
  • Walking tour in the Rhodopes mountain.
  • Cheese tasting in Smilyan village.
  • Parking fees and road taxes.
  • All entrance fees for the museums, sites, churches and all attractions in the program.
  • Professional English speaking guide throughout and local mountain leaders.
  • Detailed map of Bulgaria.

Tour Prices Don’t Include:

  • Other meals than stated.
  • Beverages.
  • Porterage in the hotels.
  • Airplane tickets to Bulgaria


  • Full board supplement – 9 EUR per person per day
  • Dinner with folklore show in Sofia – 25 EUR per person

NB: The tour prices are based on a mixed join-a-group of 6 or more participants. If you would like private tour, please send us your request here…


For More Information & Reservation Sacred Mountain of Orpheus Bulgaria Package

Boiana-MG – Travel Company
Bulgaria, Sofia, 1618, Bratya Bakston Bld., bl. 208
Phone/Fax: (+3592) 955 9237, 955 5433, 955 9983
E-mail: info @ boiana-mg.com web design
Visit: www.bulgariatripsandtours.com/sacred-mountain-orpheus-tour-bulgaria/

Posted by on Jun 9 2011. Filed under Bulgaria, Europe, Plovdiv, Sofia.

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8 Days Sacred Mountain of Orpheus Bulgaria Package from Euro 599/-

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