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Spa & Nature Duration: 9 days  

Sofia, Kjustendil, Sandanski, Devin, Hisarya

Description:

Bulgaria occupies one of the top places among the European countries for the number and diversity of mineral waters. Practically every known type of mineral water is found here. Most of the hot springs have been used since ancient times when Roman and Byzantine emperors built their baths around the mineral water source. Today Bulgaria’s numerous Spa resorts continue this tradition, providing superb conditions for effective hydrotherapy. The exclusive combination of healing waters and pure natural surroundings makes a visit here a real treat for the body and soul.

Spa & Nature
Days
Cities
Description
Day 1
Sofia

Morning city tour of Sofia - Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the 4-th century St. George Rotonda, the Mosque, the Synagogue, the Old quater, etc. We take a lunch at the city centre and drive to the foot of Vitosha mountain to visit the UNESCO's listed Boyana church. Dinner and overnight stay in Sofia.

Day 2
Kjustendil

Morning departure to Kjustendil - balneological town-resort situated at about 90 km south-west of Sofia. Once a Thracian settlement Kjustendil was later developed by Romans and turned into an important stronghold and trade junction. Today the town is a well-known balneological centre with more than 40 mineral water springs. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3
Sandanski

Morning departure to Sandanski via Rila monastery - the biggest in Bulgaria and one of Europe’s oldest monasteries, included in UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List. After lunch we continue to Sandanski - a friendly town situated at the foot of the beautiful Pirin Mountain. This is one of the best climatic and recreational centres in Bulgaria.

Day 4
Sandanski

Today we visit Melnik and Rozhen monastery. Melnik is the smallest town in Bulgaria, declared a historical and cultural reserve and museum-town. Here we take a walk around the village, visit some of the old traditional houses and taste some excellent local red wine. Afternoon transfer back to Sandanski for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5
Devin

Morning departure to Devin - a famous Spa resort located in the heart of the beautiful Rhodope Mountains. On the way we stop at Bansko where we visit the old town and take a rest. After lunch we drive through the mountains to reach Devin at late afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6
Devin

In Devin there are more than 90 mineral water springs with various curative properties. Today we take on a journey around the Rhodope Mountains. We pass through some beautiful traditional villages, caves and spectacular natural sights. In the afternoon return to Devin to relax at the Spa centre of our hotel.

Day 7
Hisarya

Today we visit Bachkovo Monastery and Asen's Fortress. At lunch we arrive to Plovdiv. Here we visit the Ancient Theatre and take a lunch in the Old town of Plovdiv. After lunch depart to Hisarya - the best thermal mineral water therapeutic center in Bulgaria. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8
Sofia

In the morning we do sightseeing in Hisarya. Visit the Roman bath and one of the best preserved Roman fortresses in Bulgaria. In the afternoon we drive back to Sofia for a special traditional dinner and dance show.

Day 9
Sofia

Free morning. Depart hotel for Sofia Airport (time to be advised).

Grand Hotel Sofia   , Sofia  

Settled in the heart of the city Grand Hotel Sofia is a deluxe business and tourist hotel that has been the natural home for many international travellers. It is located in the very city centre, overlooking the City garden, on the doorstep of the National Theatre and the City Art Gallery, within walking distance from Bulgaria Concert Hall and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Grand Hotel Sofia features 105 spacious rooms of over 50 sqm, all elegantly appointed and offering luxury, style and comfort on a 5-star level. At guests' disposal are also 17 comfortable suites including 2 Grand suites and 3 Panorama suites with extensive terrace. The hotel has an elegant Shades of Red Gourmet Restaurant offering international cuisine, great local specialties and exquisite "A-la-carte" suggestions. The Health Centre features Fitness room, Sauna, Steam bath, Solarium, Massage, Infrared cabin, Jacuzzi, Beauty parlour.

 

Spa Hotel Hisar   , Hisarya  

SPA Hotel Hissar is situated in a beautiful parks in the town of Hissar 160 km from and 40 km away from Plovdiv. The hotel disposes 166 rooms situated in standard and deluxe part. The Spa centre is equipped with the most contemporary modules for relaxation, entertainment, prophylaxis and treatment. All devices use the healing power of the Hissar mineral water, and the procedures are conducted under the cares of high qualified medical staff. Besides classic massages, the Spa centre offers to the guests a huge variety of massages and body treatments. Wellness center has Roman bath, Turkish bath - hamam, ice room, Kneipp walk, infrared sauna, heated swimming pool, adventure showers, cold showers, heated benches, relaxing zone. The hotel has outdoor and indoor swimming pools. Hotel Hisar has Panorama restaurant, The Prestige restaurant, Bar “Bistro”, Wet bar, night club and a cafe bar

 

Grand Hotel Plovdiv   , Plovdiv  

Grand Hotel Plovdiv is located on the northern bank of the Маritsа river, in close vicinity to the International Plovdiv Fair, the centre of the town and the Ancient Town.

The hotel disposes of 330 rooms and suites with an impressive view, equipped in line with the most modern standards for comfort, style and elegance. On the first floor is located a vast foyer housing restaurants, cafe-halls, conference halls, sports facilities and shops, offering goods under trade names made known for their elegance and superior taste. The two parking lots of the hotel provide over two hundred and fifty parking places. Grand Hotel Plovdiv has two restaurants “a la carte”, a ball hall, a Vienna hall, cafeterias and a lobby bar. For the comfort of its guests the hotel offers indoor swimming pools for adults and children, fitness, bowling, SPA complex with relaxing and refreshing procedures, steam bath. Swimming pool – 6 corridors, 25 m., swimming lessons: individual and in groups.

 

Interhotel Sandanski   , Sandanski  

Interhotel Sandanski is conveniently situated in the town of Sandanski, at the foot of the Pirin Mountain, 160km  south from Sofia and only 20km away from the Greek border. The hotel has a perfect central location at the entrance of the picturesque city park. The hotel has a 76°С mineral water spring on site providing water for all hotel rooms and both outdoor and indoor swimming pools. Here you will find excellent conditions for treatment of locomotory system problems, asthma, allergies, prophylaxis for children and adults as well as indulging procedures for body revitalization and stress-relief, slimming and stimulation.

The hotel has 180 Double Standard rooms and 82 Double Luxury rooms with a Queen-sized bed or twin beds. Sandanski Restaurant is the biggest restaurant in Sandanski with a capacity of up to 320 seats. The hotel also has Mediterranean  Restaurant and Bulgare Tavern ofering home-made traditional delicacies. There are pool bar, lobby bar and a snack bar.

 

Devin Spa   , Devin  

Devin SPA Hotel is situated in the very heart of a natural phenomenon – the Rhodopean massif, at 710 m above sea level, in the center of the town of Devin, this is the perfect place for you to relax and indulge in pleasant recreation and cultural entertainment.

The SPA Centre of the Hotel combines the unique therapeutic advantages of mineral water resources with the latest achievements of medical technology, offering perfect conditions for relaxation and recreation of both body and soul. The traditional BBQ restaurant serves Rhodepean dishes and vintage Bulgarian wines. The hotel’s Viennese bakery shop offers fresh pastries.

 
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