Thracian tombs tour


Highlights: We offer you to see the best of the mysterious Thracian tombs in Bulgaria. Back in time, the Thracians inhabited Bulgarian lands (as far back as the latter half of the 2nd millennium BC). Thracian rulers and members of the nobility were buried in monumental stone tombs, which also served as places for ritual ceremonies to honor the deceased ruler, with offerings of rich funeral gifts. Approximately fifty such tombs and a number of significant collections of Thracian treasures have been uncovered in Bulgaria up to the present time, providing much of our present knowledge of ancient Thrace. All tombs and sanctuaries are surrounded by beautiful valleys and breath-taking mountain sights.


Day 1

Tour starts in Sofia. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to your hotel and welcome dinner with a live entertainment.

Day 2

Sofia - Starosel tomb - a recent phenomenal discovery in the summer of year 2000, dated back from the 4th-5th century BC. The uncovered two-chamber grave is approached by monumental stairs and a corridor and surrounded by a wall made out of some 4000 stone blocks. In the Starossel tomb archeologists have found a magnificent trove of relics, including a large gold funerary wreath, other gold jewelry, bronze shields, helmets and swords, and two sets of silver decorations for horses. After the visit departure for Koprivshtitsa.

Day 3

Koprivshtitsa - Kazanlak tomb - one of the most famous monuments of Thracian culture of the early 3rd century BC, included in the World Register of Historical Sites of UNESCO for its extraordinary art gallery. The scenes of funeral procession , the musicians, the Thracian ruler and his wife, the chariots, the horses and other depictions are all very interesting. After Kazanlak tomb you will visit Helvetika tomb uncovered near the town of Shipka, in the south foothills of the Balkan Range. The tomb dates back to the 4th century BC. The metal part of a Roman soldier's shoe found at the site indicates that the tomb may have been plundered as early as in Roman times. The Shipka Tombs are seven in total on an area of central Bulgaria considered to have been the Valley of the Thracian Kings. After the visit we will be heading to Veliko Tarnovo. On our way you will have lunch at the highest point of Shipka pass, tasting the local specialty  - the delicious Buffalo milk and then continuing to the town of Veliko Tarnovo.

Day 4

Veliko Tarnovo - Razgrad - Sveshtari tomb  - arguably the finest Thracian tomb yet discovered in Bulgaria, located 7 km from the town of Isperih. Uncovered during excavations of a sepulchral mound it dates back to the first half of the 3rd century BC. The funeral rites, the building technique, the architectural design and the rich decoration, distinguished for Hellenistic models, provide evidence that a Thracian ruler has been buried there. From the Sveshtari tomb you will be going to the city of Russe and spending the night there.

Day 5

On the last day of the tour, we'll be going back to Sofia with a stop in the city of Pleven for lunch in Kailaka city park. Arriving in Sofia and transfer to the airport.

TOUR INFO Schedule Hotel Rent  Meals Guide / Driver Transfers Tour quota
Tour map
All the year round 4 nights at 3 and 4-star hotels Car / Van for all transfers 4 breakfasts
4 dinners
Driver for all transfers and a tour guide All the necessary transfers during the entire tour min 2 participants
TOUR PRICE over 14 pax 8-14 pax 4-7 pax 2-3 pax
Request about this tour 369 EURO 409 EURO 489 EURO 659 EURO
*Listed prices are per person and double room occupancy. Single room supplement is 100 US for the entire tour.
    Children 2-12 years old accommodated on an extra bed pay 1/2 of the regular tour price.

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