Sightseeing Tour in the Vicinity of Varna

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8 hours
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You will be picked up from your hotel in Varna.

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What You'll Do
  • Visit Aladzha Rock Monastery.
  • Explore the park museum “Vladislav Varnenchik”.
  • See the old glass production factory in Beloslav with a demonstration of the glass blowing process.
  • See the Museum of Mosaics in Devnya.
  • Enjoy the natural phenomenon called the Stone Forest (Pobiti Kamani).
This is a one day guided tour in the vicinity of Varna. You will visit Aladzha Rock Monastery, the park-museum “Vladislav Varnenchik”, the old glass production factory in Beloslav, Devnya and the Museum of Mosaics as well as the Stone Forest.
What to Expect
You will be picked up from your accommodation or hotel in Varna at approximately 9.00 am.

Your first stop will be the Aladzha Rock Monastery, situated in a beautiful area 14 km north of Varna, near Zlatni Pyasatsi Resort (Golden Sands Resort), in the center of Zlatni Pyasatsi Nature Park (Golden Sands Nature Park). There are no reliable historical records as to when the monastery was established, but there is evidence that it already existed in the 10th – 12th centuries.

Your next stop will be the park museum “Vladislav Varnenchik", a memorial complex and lovely park, situated at the place of the battlefield since 1444, where the Polish- Hungarian King, Vladislav Yagello lost his life. In the exposition, visitors can see arms and equipment from the 15th century, found on the battlefield as well as paintings, sculptures, prints and other works of art.

Your next stop will be the old glass production factory in Beloslav, which preserved and developed the production technology of the Beloslav glass factory founded in 1893. The production list includes about 400 items produced in one furnace for automated production of glass phials up to 150 ml, and three furnaces for blowing clear and colored glass.

You will have the chance to see live demonstrations of hand-made glassware craftsmanship. Qualified experts produce the good by turning sand, calcined soda and limestone into glass, and you'll see the tools and skills used by the craftsmen to do all this. At the demonstration hall, the blowing of souvenir articles, as well as their decoration and inscription by skilled glass-blowers is observed. On request, visitors can have their turn at glassblowing.

After the factory you will have lunch in a nice restaurant in Devnya serving traditional Bulgarian food.

Next comes the town of Devnya, where you will visit the “in situ” museum of Roman mosaics, and the Ronam villa of the 3rd-4th centuries. A big Roman building with exquisite mosaics was discovered here during archaeological excavations carried out in 1976. The museum was constructed over some using the foundations of this building.

The last stop for the day will be the Stone Forest, a fabulous natural phenomenon, mostly known by its Bulgarian name of "Pobitite Kamani", which means "stones beaten into the ground". The spectacular landscape of "Pobitite Kamani" is a spotty spread in a north-south orientated belt about 3 km wide and 8 km long. The stones are clustered in seven large groups, and several separate small areas embracing a total area of more than 7 square kms. Тhe main group, the "Dikilitash" group is the most impressive and in the best state of preservation.
Your tour will conclude in the late afternoon in Varna.
What's Included
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Services of a professionally qualified tour guide
  • Transportation by A/C vehicle
  • Fuel and parking expenses
  • Pick-up and drop off from your hotel/accommodation
  • Glass of wine/cup of coffee
What's Not Included
  • Lunch expenses
  • Any personal expenses

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