Bulgaria
Destination
1 day
Duration
History
Tour type
Sofia
Starting point

Panagyurishte is a small historical town in Southern Bulgaria. On 5 March 2017 we are inviting you to a one day history tour.

Panagyurishte gold treasure

First of all, in one of the museums we will see the Panagyurishte gold treasure. It is the most famous one of the Thracian gold treasures. This ancient gold has made Bulgaria famous worldwide. The Thracians are an ancient civilization who lived on our terittory milleniums ago. The Thracians were very skilled craftsmen. And they believed in life after death. When somebody died, they dressed in white clothes and had a feast. They loved drinking wine and they believed that by drinking wine they get spiritual. When a Thracian king died, he was buried with a rich ritual. He was buried in a grave, called a Thracian tomb, together with his wife, the horse, the dog and the gold treasure. Later archaelogists found some of these gold treasures and today the treasures travel abroad.

April Uprising of 1876

Furthermore, Panagyurishte is also the birthplace of Rayna Knyaginya. She is a Bulgarian teacher and revolutionary who sewed the flag of the April Uprising of 1876. This Uprising is very important for Bulgarian history. It had a crucial role in the Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottomans. The Ottomans stopped the April Uprising brutally. This provoked the Great Powers to help Bulgaria. As a result thanks to the help of Russia, on 3 March 1878 Bulgaria got its freedom. The period of 500 years of Ottoman domination ended.

Let’s celebrate the Liberation of Bulgaria together. At the same time we will learn more about the patriots from Panagyurishte and the region.

Tour duration: one day tour
Destination: Panagyurishte, Bulgaria
Departure location Pick up from Alexander Nevsky cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Departure Time 09:00 on 5 March 2017
Arrival Time 20:30 (Drop off at the pick-up point)
Included
Transportation and parking costs Photos from the trip
English speaking tour guide Mineral water
 combined ticket for visit to several museums, see them below
Not included
lunch personal costs
When to visit: all year long
Group size: We will organize the tour on 5 March, if at least 6 people sign up. We can organize private tour on other dates.
Extra information
A combined ticket for visit to several museums: treasury hall Panagyurishte gold treasure, Archaeology exposition, Dudekov’s House, copy of the Panagyurishte crafts shopping street, April Uprising exposition, Tutev’s House, Lekov’s House, House – museum Rayna Knyaginya.
The excursion is suitable for children as well.

1

9.00 AM

Departure from Alexander Nevsky cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria in direction to Panagyurishte. It will take approx. 2 hours.
2

11.00 AM

Arrival in Panagyurishte.
3

11.15 AM

Sightseeing tour of Panagyurishte. We will visit the following museums: treasury hall Panagyurishte gold treasure, Archaeology exposition, Dudekov’s House, copy of the Panagyurishte crafts shopping street, April Uprising exposition, Tutev’s House, Lekov’s House, House – museum Rayna Knyaginya.
4

13.00 PM

Optional lunch in a local restaurant. Bulgaria has what to offer when it comes to food and drinks.
5

14.30 PM

After lunch we continue the sightseeing tour of Panagyurishte.
6

17.30 PM

We depart in direction to Sofia (approx. 2 hour drive)
7

19.30 PM

Arrival in Sofia. Drop off at Alexander Nevsky cathedral

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