USC: Serbia, Bulgaria & Romania (2023)

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Los Angeles
Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania
Max People : 24
Tour Details


May 13 – 27, 2023

Departure & Return Location

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)


University of Southern California Students


Day 1
Departure Day

Depart the United States. Overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2

Arrive in Belgrade, Serbia. Check into hotel. Tour Palace of Parliament/Walking tour of Belgrade.

Day 3
Stara Planina, Serbia

Day trip to Serbia Stara Planina.

Day 4
Local Farm Day

Visit Local Farm; learn more about herbs grown there and traditional medicinal practices.

Day 5
Sofia, Bulgaria

Travel to Sofia. Check into hotel. Walking Tour of Sofia.

Day 6
Stone & Compass

Travel to Stolat, Bulgaria
Stone & Compass Center – Nature Walk
Stone and Compass Center – Bulgarian 101

Day 7
Stone & Compass

Stone &Compass Center – Honey: Medicine and Commerce

Day 8
Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

Veliko Turnovo Tsarevets – Bulgarian State and the City of the Tsars

Day 9
Herbal Garden Day

Herb Lecture & Hike
Learn how to make herbal teas ect.

Day 10
Varna, Bulgaria

Travel to Varna
Varna Cathedral
Museum of the History of Medicine
Sea Garden
Varna Roman Baths
Stone Forest

Day 11
Bucharest, Romania

Travel to Bucharest. Check into hotel. Bucharest Old Town Walking Tour. Dinner at Traditional Romanian Restaurant

Day 12
Bucharest, Romania

Meet with a practicing apitherapist and learn about the history of apitherapy in Romania
Visit a plafar — natural pharmacy selling products made from plants, honey and beeswax
Visit Romanian Peasant Museum

Day 13
Mangalia or Eforie Nord, Romania

Day trip to Romanian spa in Mangalia or Eforie Nord

  • More than one third of Europe’s mineral and thermal springs are found in Romania. The spas use natural factors to provide relief for medical disorders and illnesses including rheumatism, endocrine, kidney, liver, respiratory, heart, stomach and nervous diseases as well as metabolism and gynecological disorders.

Return to Bucharest evening

Day 14
Fields and Herbs Day

Day trip to local fields to learn about/forage for medicinal herbs
Farewell Dinner

Day 15

Departure Day from Bucharest and return to the US


Price Includes

  • All Inclusive
  • Roundtrip AirfareFrom Los Angeles, CA
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Translator
  • Museum/Historical Site Admission Fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide(s)

Price Excludes

  • Private ExpensesSnacks, gifts, shopping, etc.
  • Alcohol not included

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

Total Price




Due:  December 15, 2022

Final Payment


Due:  March 1, 2023