We offer you to see the best of the mysterious Thracian tombs in
Bulgaria. Back in time, the Thracians inhabited
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.
5-DAY BEST OF THRACIAN TOMBS TOUR IN BULGARIA
starts in Sofia. Meeting at the airport.
your hotel and welcome dinner with a live entertainment.
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.
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
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 - 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
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
the year round
nights at 3 and 4-star hotels
||Car / Van for all transfers
|Driver for all transfers and a
the necessary transfers during the entire tour
over 14 pax
*Listed prices are per person and double room
occupancy. Single room supplement is 100 US for the
Children 2-12 years old accommodated on an extra bed pay 1/2
of the regular tour price.