Bulgarian Service Learning Spring Break Tour

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$400
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$400
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9-days
Bulgaria
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Tour Details

Experience culture, heritage, and community building during this service learning trip in the heart of Bulgaria with ample time to relax and adventure through the natural wonders of Bulgaria and enjoying our 2200 acre property in the Balkan Mountains. Especially designed for university students.

Ages

College/University Students.

Questions

info@stoneandcompass.com

Itinerary
Day 1
Travel to Sofia

Arrive in Sofia, Bulgaria’s 7,000-year-old capital, and enjoy a traditional dinner.

Day 2
Tour Sofia

Walk down the “Yellow Brick Road” as you pass through the historic section of Sofia and view sites from the time of Constantine the Great to post-communism and through to the modern day. Walk on a Roman road in the Ancient Complex of Serdica, see iconography of the Eastern Orthodox church at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and shop for unique souvenirs at the antique flea market.

Day 3
Emen Gorge

Get some stretching in this morning because we’re going for a hike. Explore the beautiful Emen Gorge. Traverse some harrowing (but perfectly safe) walking bridges. And get refreshed in a watering hole beneath a waterfall (pictured).

Day 4
Veliko Tarnovo

Explore Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of Second Bulgarian Empire. Climb the steps of the medieval fortress of Tsarevets for panoramic views of this city and the river that winds around it. Inside the reconstructed church atop the fortress you will see unique modern frescoes reflecting the long history of this site.

Day 5
Service Day

Help restore a community era theater and culture center. End the day with a traditional dinner complete with Bulgarian performers sharing music, song, and dance.

Day 6
ETARA

Step back in time as you enter the gates of Etara, a living museum featuring a traditional craft marketplace. Waterwheels power machinery used for woodcarving, pottery, weaving, and silversmithing, among others. Try traditional apple pastry from the bakery or Turkish coffee brewed over hot sand while you watch the artisans at work and shop for unique handcrafted items.

Day 7
Danube River Cruise

Today we will explore the Danube River, the physical geographic border with Romania and the second-longest river of Europe, which passes through ten countries.

Day 10
Last Day

Have one last morning coffee in the barn and enjoy the view before traveling back to Sofia for departure home

Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

  • Transfers
  • Hotels
  • Meals
  • Translator
  • Museum/Historical Site Admission Fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide(s)
  • Bulgarian Health Insurance (30,000 euros)

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Private ExpensesSnacks, gifts, shopping, etc.
Payments

Payment can be made in full or following the payment schedule below.

Total Price

$400

Deposit

$100

Due:  October 1, 2019

Final Payment

$300

Due:  December  1, 2019