This is a one day guided tour that takes you to the famous Buzludzha Monument, National Park-Museum Shipka and the town of Kazanlak from Sofia. You will be picked up from your accommodation/hotel in Sofia at 8 AM. At the late afternoon we will sett off back to Sofia, where we will arrive at about 20.00 pm.
Type: one day private cultural heritage and sightseeing tour from Sofia to Buzludzha Monument, National Park-Museum Shipka and the town of Kazanlak by car;
Duration: about 10-11 hours;
Minimum number of attractions to be visited: Buzludzha Monument, National Park-Museum Shipka and the town of Kazanlak.
Price: Please send us your enquiry! If you would like us to contact you with a proposal for this tour, please complete the form at the end of the page or use e-mail/phone or other communication channels, providing as much information as possible. We specialise in tailor-made travel to Bulgaria and our travel suggestions are individually designed to suit your personal requirements, so the more detail you can provide us with, the better. One of our specialist Travel Consultants will then contact you in order to provide you with a personalised proposal and quotation;;
The tour includes: services of a professionally qualified tour guide; transportation by A/C vehicle, fuel and parking expenses; entry fees for museums; pickup and drop off from your hotel/accommodation, soft drinks/cup of coffee/tea;
The tour does not include: lunch expenses; any personal expenses;
Tour dates: all year round;
Tour mileage: about 500 km;
Minimum number of travelers: 2
Buzludzha is a historical peak in the Central Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria, 1,441 m high. The Buzludzha Monument on the peak was built by the Bulgarian communist regime to commemorate the events in 1891 when the socialists led by Dimitar Blagoev assembled secretly in the area to form an organised socialist movement with the founding of the Bulgarian Social Democratic Party, a forerunner of the Bulgarian Communist Party. The Monument was opened in 1981. It is no longer maintained by the Bulgarian government and it has fallen into disuse. The building exemplifies the brutalist architectural style common to many state constructed communist buildings.
National Park Museum Shipka is located on top of Shipka Peak (1,326 m) in the Balkan Mountains. The park comprises of 26 monuments, the reconstructed battle positions, artillery batteries and dugouts of the defenders of Shipka Pass during the Russo-Turkish War from 1877 – 78. The Liberty Memorial is among the largest of the monuments in the park. Its outline resembles a medieval Bulgarian fortress and can be seen from dozens of kilometers. It was built with donations from the people from all over Bulgaria and was inaugurated on 26 August 1934. It is 31.5 m tall and 890 steps lead up to it. The powerful bronze lion – symbol of the Bulgarian state – guards the entrance to the Memorial. The other three walls of the monument bear the names Shipka, Sheinovo and Stara Zagora – the battlefields in defence of the Pass. On the ground floor under a marble sarcophagus rest the remains of Shipka’s defenders. The sarcophagus stands on four prone stone lions and above it as honour guards stand the statues of a Bulgarian Opalchenets (member of the voluntary Bulgarian army units) and a Russian solder. The other seven floors of the museum display personal effects of the solders and volunteers, medals, photos, weapons and documents related to the battles fought over Shipka. The highest platform of the Liberty Memorial affords a beautiful panoramic view of the surroundings.
The town of Kazanlak is located in the center of Bulgaria, in the western part of the Kazanlak basin. Kazanlak is the center of the Valley of the Roses, the home of the Thracian kings, and an attractive tourist destination. This tour includes only a short sightseeing walk in the town. A separate tour is dedicated to this pictures region.