Valley of the Thracian Kings, Hidden Treasures

Dive deep into Bulgarian history on a 10-hour group tour to the Valley of the Thracian Kings region. Beginning and ending at your Sofia accommodation, comfortable transportation enables you to cover a number of destinations in a short amount of time. Along the way, listen to mysterious stories about Orpheus and Spartacus. You also enjoy guided visits to Ostrusha Tomb, Golyama Kosmatka Mound, and the UNESCO listed Tomb of Kazanlak.

 

During this day tour you will have the chance to learn more about the mysterious Thracians, best known for the mythical hero Orpheus (ancient musician and thinker), Spartacus (Roman slave and gladiator, and leader of the famous slave revolt), as well as for the oldest golden treasure in the world.You will visit the History Museum in Kazanlak. During our day of Thracian heritage exploration, you will have the chance to admire the picturesque landscape, which obviously was highly valued by the Thracians as well. You will have a stop in a rose distillery, as the Valley is famous for rose production as well. The region of the Valley of the Thracian Kings, also known as the Valley of the roses (center for the production of rose oil) which was the preferred burial ground for Thracian nobility. The most famous ground is the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, recognized as a masterpiece of Thracian artwork. The tomb dates from the end of the 4th century BC and due to its well preserved and original frescoes it has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.Another site that you will visit is the Tomb of Seuthes III (Thracian king), known also as the Golyama Kosmatka mound. The tomb dates from 5th century BC. It consists of three chambers and one corridor. Many valuable artefacts and works of art were found at the site. It’s one of the richest Thracian burials found till now. The last stop will be Ostrusha tomb, which dates back to the 4th century. It’s mainly famous for its unique ceiling- a combination of relief and fine decoration - different portraits, colorful figures and floral ornaments.

Price:

for 1 person - 150 €
for 2 persons - 106 € per person
for 3 persons - 86 € per person
for 4 persons - 75 € per person
5 + persons - 69 € per person

Included:

Pick up & drop off at your hotel

Parking fees

Entrance fees

Air conditioned vehicle

English speaking tour guide

Tour details

Start: 8:00 End: 19:00 

Recommended period: All year round

Driving time: 6h approx.

Handicap accessible: No

Requirements: comfortable shoes