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Tour to Kazanlak, the Valley of the Thracian Kings and Shipka

the Valley of the Thracian Kings
The Bulgaria beaches, warm weather and sea water are a good enough reason alone to book a vacation to the country. Don’t forget that this small Balkan nation has a lot more to offer, as these are not the only attractions.

If you feel like seeing more than just what the coastline of the country has to offer, then head out to the south of the country and see what Kazanlak has to offer. There you can see the Valley of Roses, the Valley of the Thracian Kings and Shipka, an important spiritual and cultural place for both Bulgarians and Russians alike.

You will be walking through the streets of ancient cities, taking in the natural beauty and fragrance of the rose oil producing roses, and you will be visiting the tombs of the Thracian rules that once ruled over these breathtaking lands. Visit Shipka, where a legendary battle took place many years ago, a battle for the freedom and the independence of the Bulgarian peoples from the brutal Ottoman rule. Atop the mountain lies a small church called the Church of Nativity.

On the tour you will visit:
Kazanlak city, the Valley of the Thracian Kings and Shipka Monument

Main departure city – Sofia
But the tour can be also organized from Plovdiv, Burgas, Varna, Bansko, Borovets and other cities.

Tour Duration – 6 to 8 hours.
*However, depending on the itinerary, pick up and drop off location tour duration may vary.

Included – English speaking driver, fuel, parking fees, all taxes.
Excluded – entrance fees, food, drinks, personal expenses.
Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.
Pricing depends on vehicle type, amount of passengers, tour guide and itinerary. We make tours for groups between 1 and 55 people.
Payment methods – cash (recommended), VISA / Master Card, PayPal, online payment and bank transfers.

Choose from English, Spanish and Russian speaking tour guides, or just go with an English speaking driver.
You can always book a multi-day tour with us, just email your requirements.

With us traveling is comfortable yet interesting. We provide:

  • A comfortable air-conditioned bus, which will be waiting or you at your hotel at the start of the trip and will be taking you back in the evening.
  • An English speaking guide who will enrich your knowledge of the region by telling you details that other tour guides simply do not know. Learn more about the sights, culture and traditions.
  • We take care of the tickets to museums and other entrance fees. All is included in the price of the trip.

Shipka is a symbolic place for the Bulgarian people. It is the place of a massive battle that decided the faith of the Bulgarian peoples and ultimately freed the small Balkan nation from the Ottoman yoke. A joint effort from the Bulgarian nation and the organized Russian army feel the giant Ottoman force and bushed them back marking a decisive victory that ultimately led to the independence of the Bulgarian nation.

To mark the ultimate sacrifice of both Russian and Bulgarian soldiers, a massive monument was erected atop the highest point of the Shipka valley. A small Russian church was erected nearby the church of Nativity is also the burial place of Russian soldiers.

In 2004 a massive archeological discovery was made and a Thracian tomb that belonged to one of the land’s rules was discovered. In it a large amount of gold and a ritualistic mask were found. The discovery became one of the biggest finds in history that year and the region became known world wide.

If you want to enjoy a quiet rural trip, with a flavor of heroic memories, ancient statues and burial places then request the tour by submitting a booking form. We will be sure to contact you and discuss the details of the trip.

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Dare to explore Bulgaria with us! It will be convenient, affordable an enjoyable at the same time. You can choose to go on one of our standard tours or book an individual experience and tailor the trip to you own liking.

Fill in an application and one of our managers will contact you to further discuss the details of routes, sights you’d like visited and so on.