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DEDICATED TO PLOVDIV AND OPERA FOR 3 DAYS

Plovdiv – the cultural capital of Europe, presents OPERA OPEN International Festival

„The city under the hills“, with its brightest symbol – the Ancient Theater, becomes the scene of one of the highest forms of creative expression – the Opera. World-famous names and titles enter in the cultural calendar of the city. During the summer in the birth place of the “silver-tongued people” Opera will peek out from everywhere.

SPECIAL PROPOSAL FOR THREE DAYS DEDICATED TO OPERA AND PLOVDIV

The tour covers the cultural and historical profile of Plovdiv with its most remarkable sites: Antique Theater, Roman Stadium, The Old Town, Panoramic Hill “Nebet Tepe”, Art-district “Kapana”. But Plovdiv is not only the city, Plovdiv is also the space around the city: Mountain of Orpheus – Rhodope, Roman roads, Medieval fortresses, Monasteries with fantastic stories, Curitive springs, Cult to the wine, music and immortality. All this is gathered in three days dedicated to Opera and Plovdiv.

!!!THE TOUR SHOULD BE ORGANIZED ACCORDING THE PROGRAM OF OPERA OPEN 2019!!!


PROGRAM “OPERA OPEN 2019” IN THE ANCIENT THEATRE OF PLOVDIV

08.06 Saturday:  GALA OPENING

15.06 Saturday: ORPHEUS, Directed by Stefano Poda

21.06 Friday: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, Directed by Stefano Poda

A Coproduction with Teatro Regio Di Parma, Italy

13.07 Saturday: RIGOLETTO, Directed by Plamen Kartalov. Premiere!

16.07 Tuesday: JAZZ SYMPHONY, American Jazz Singer – Lizz Wright!

20.07 Saturday: SWAN LAKE, With Russian Ballet Soloists!

26.07 Friday: OTELLO, Starring Jose Cura!

21.08 Wednesday: RIGOLETTO, Directed by Plamen Kartalov

24.08 Saturday: ORPHEUS, Directed by Stefano Poda

27.08 Tuesday: INTERNATIONAL BALLET GALA

30.08 Friday: AIDA


DEDICATED TO PLOVDIV AND OPERA FOR 3 DAYS

Day 1:

Morning city tour of PLOVDIV – life story of 8 millenniums.

Afternoon eco-walk along ancient Roman road in Rhodope Mountains. Wine picnic in the Wine park of Ustina.

Evening program in Plovdiv – coordinated with the cultural calendar of the city.

Overnight in Plovdiv.

Day 2:

Morning initiations in immortality. Thracian tomb-temple and Wine tour nearby Starosel village.

Afternoon timelessness and mineral water pools in Hisaria town.

Evening with OPERA OPEN 2019 in the Ancient Theater of

Seats in the VIP zone are provided. Autographs from the artists are must.

Overnight in Plovdiv.

Day 3:

Morning song of Orpheus under the “Wonderful bridges” – natural phenomenon in Rhodope Mountain.

Afternoon conquest of Asenova fortress. Celebration with Mavrud wine in DYADO PLAMEN WINERY.

Evening program in Plovdiv – coordinated with the cultural calendar of the city.

Overnight in Plovdiv.


SPECIAL PRICE FOR CAR up to 4 people: Guide-driver and fuel for three days: 497 BGN.

SPECIAL PRICE FOR VAN up to 7 people: Guide-driver and fuel for three days: 679 BGN.

  • Cultural Package “Opera and Plovdiv”: 130 BGN/person. /Ticket VIP zone for Opera Open; Light lunch and tasting of 3 wines in the village of Ustina; Wine tour and tasting of 3 wines in the village of Starosel; Entrance fee for Thracian temple-tomb over the village of Starosel; Entrance fee for Assen’s fortress; Tasting of Mavrud Wine in Asenovgrad./
  • Overnight in guest houses or 3-stars hotel: about 50 BGN/person per night. Accommodation places are further discussed and paid on place.
  • Food costs: individual. A regular three-course lunch with drinks is about 20 BGN/person.
  • Entrance fees for additional museums: between 2 and 8 BGN/person per object. Museum objects and attractions are optional.

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Half Day: Fortress, Faith and Mavrud Wine near by Plovdiv

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FORTRESS, FAITH AND MAVRUD WINE NEAR BY PLOVDIV

Halfday Trip in Central Rhodope Mountain: Asenova Fortress, Bachkovo Monastery and Local Winery


Nearby Plovdiv is located Asenovgrad town, well known as Bulgarian Jerusalem.  It is also called city of the brides, but the symbol of it is the medieval fortress named by Bulgarian king Ivan-Asen II. This fortress still controls the passage through the Rhodope Mountains, leading us to the Bachkovo monastery – the second biggest in Bulgaria and the most impressive with its miraculous stories. Once entering in this area, definitely you will hear about Mavrud – man, hero or wine? – Many legends saying about one fabulous wine – Mavrud from Asenovgrad.


PROGRAM:

  • Start from Plovdiv. /20 min. drive/
  • Conquest of Asenova fortress.
  • Visit of Bachkovo monastery with the miraculous icon.
  • Free time for stroll and light lunch in Bachkovo village.
  • Mavrud tasting in Asenovgrad.

PRICE FOR CAR up to 4 travelers: 197 BGN. /Guide-driver and fuel are included/

PRICE FOR VAN up to 7 travelers: 257 BGN. /Guide-driver and fuel are included/

  • Entrance fees: Asenova fortress – 4 BGN per person.
  • Wine tasting: Included.
  • Food costs: Individual.

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1 day: Rock Sanctuaries and Old Rituals

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ROCK SANCTUARIES AND OLD RITUALS

Оneday Trip for Initiations in Sredna Gora Mountain: Stone Cup, Solar Slab and Egg of the Dragon


If you believe in the memory of the stone, then this is your journey.

Three places with unique rock configuration tell us for the ancient cult of the Great Goddess Mother. Her emanation in the  Universal concept is the Earth. The ancient inhabitants unmistakably have recognized the energy points in Nature. They have shaped them in such a way as to retrieve the information from there and to contribute to the general comunity welfare.

From the names of this three sanctuaries shines out the language of the simbolism – a sacral vessel, a solar sign and an image of the great origin.

I know some of the secrets of this culture. They are based in a system of simple rituals. The point is to belive in every single detail – object, action, thought…

During thr tour every beliver can be initiated in the mysteries of the ancient rock sanctuaries.


PROGRAM

  • Start from Plovdiv. /50 min drive/
  • Hiking to the Solar Slab altar. /30 min walk/
  • Bringing gifts to the Dragon’s Egg sanctuary. /10 min walk/
  • Free time for lunch in the village of Svejen.
  • Initiations into the Stone Cup “Kutela”.

PRICE FOR CAR up to 4 travelers: 197 BGN. /Guide-driver and fuel are included/

PRICE FOR VAN up to 7 travelers: 257 BGN. /Guide-driver and fuel are included/

  • Food costs: Individual.

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Half day: Following the Water

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FOLLOWING THE WATER 

Half-day Trip in Central Rhodope Mountain: Villages of Galabovo, Kuklen and Dolnoslav with their Miraculous Water Springs


In Bulgarian folklore the water plays essential role to unite the Universe. Itcomesfrom the Heavens andreachesthedepths of theUnderground world. It is on the border between Life and Death, Order and Chaos. That is why Bulgarian water has many names – alive, holy, sunny, silver, floral, silent, spoken, moon, love, good water… because water has a memory. This tour will follow the local faith of water.  Natural springs loaded with miraculous value are waiting to share their unbelievable stories. Get your bottle and come to try its power.

The water-walk will start from St. Petka’s holy spring in the village of Galabovo, will pass through the healing springs of the Kuklen Monastery – Saints Kozma and Damian, and will reach the chapel of St. Panteley the Traveler in the village of Dolnoslav.

Dozens of stories of people led by the water, three springs, and one ritual  for better future – this I will pass to you, following the water.


PROGRAM:

  • Start from Plovdiv. /20 min drive/
  • The village of Galabovo and the holy spring of St. Petka.
  • Kuklen Monastery with blessed springs.
  • Dolnoslav village, St. Panteley’s Chapel and stories about the personal path, the holy water and the faith.
  • Picnic with homemade cheese-bread “banitza” and yogurt .

PRICE FOR CAR up to 4 travelers: 197 BGN. /Guide-driver and fuel are included/

PRICE FOR VAN up to 7 travelers: 257 BGN. /Guide-driver and fuel are included/

  • Food costs: Included picnic.

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1 day: Forgotten Places of the Good Hope

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FORGOTTEN PLACES OF THE GOOD HOPE

One-day trip to unpopular Christian sanctuaries: Monastery of “St. St. Peter and Paul” near Batkun village, St. Kurtuleshtitsa Church in Patalenitsa village, Miraculous icon of St. Flor and Laur in Debrashtitsa village.


It is not a secret that the first Christians in Europe were baptized here – on the territory of Philippopolis, today’s Plovdiv. That is why the whole Thracian lowland is covered with the ruins of early Christian churches. After times of historical overturnings, this particular faith power of Bulgarian lands has survived to give us our sanctuaries today, even covered with the dust of the silence.

 The Batkun monastery welcomes with a quiet monastic life under the oldest vine plant on the Balkans. Then, the church with a name of  non-existent saint – Kurtuleshtitsa, will tell us the story of the buried Christian temple from the time of Turkish slavery. And at the end, the little-known Saints Flor and Laur will listen to your prayer as you travel through the forgotten places of the good hope.

On the way back, we will stop at the ruins of Red Church, which strech out a shield for seventeen centuries.


PROGRAM:

  • Early start from Plovdiv. /50 min drive/
  • Meeting with the monks of the Batkun Monastery. Tasting of the products made by themselves – cheese, honey, milk, with the opportunity to buy.
  • Visitation of the church with unusual history and name – Kurtululetsica with frescoes from the 12th-13th centuries.
  • Adoration to the miraculous icon of St. Flor and St. Laur in the church of Debrashtitza village.
  • Free time for lunch in Dobra Voda /Good Water/ area.
  • Short stop at the Red Church near by the town of Perushtica.

PRICE FOR CAR up to 4 travelers: 197 BGN. /Guide-driver and fuel are included/

PRICE FOR VAN up to 7 travelers: 257 BGN. /Guide-driver and fuel are included/

  • Entrance fees: Kurtuleshtica church – 5 BGN per person
  • Tasting of monastery products – 5 BGN per person
  • Food costs: Individual.

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1 day: Temple of Wine and Divinity

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TEMPLE OF WINE AND DIVINITY

Oneday Trip of Immortality in Sredna Gora Mountain: Thracian temple-tomb of Starosel village, Wine tour and Wine tasting in Starosel Winery


Thracian civilization is the oldest among all European civilizations with the most impressive examples of the perception regarding afterlife. The Thracians knew the secrets of life – to overcome Death by preparing for it. “Endless joy will wait for you in the underworld if you master Knowledge here.” A knowledge – how to use the power of mind, the vibrations of cosmic music, the sacral transformation through wine. This rituals turn a man into divine hero. You also can try… Touch the immortality!


PROGRAM

  • Start from Plovdiv. /50 min. drive/
  • Visitation of “Chetinyova mogila” tomb.
  • Wine tour and wine tasting in Starosel Winery.
  • Free time for lunch in Starosel complex.
  • On the way back short stop in Hisaria town – Roman ruins of Diocletianopolis city.

PRICE FOR CAR up to 4 travelers: 197 BGN. /Guide-driver and fuel are included/

PRICE FOR VAN up to 7 travelers: 257 BGN. /Guide-driver and fuel are included/

  • Entrance fees: “Chetinyova mogila” – 3 BGN per person.
  • Wine tour and wine tasting of 5 wines – 19 BGN per person.
  • Food costs: Individual.

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1 day: The White Stone of Knowledge

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THE WHITE STONE OF KNOWLEDGE

Oneday Trip in Central Rhodope Mountain: Belintash Rock Observatory and Picnic in Mountain Lodge dedicated to Sabazius –  Thracian God who provides eternity through constant renewal and self-improvement


Two millennia before Christ The Thracians – the oldest European civilization have arranged their life on the principle: “What is above, the same is below”. Belintash massif reflects the constellations of stars and planets in a time, measuring very important cosmic event. What was the knowledge for the Universe in the past? Why is so strictly guarded the secret of this rock projection of the sky map in Belintash? You have the answer! Ask Belintash – The White Stone of Knowledge.


PROGRAM:

  • Start from Plovdiv. /50 min. drive/
  • Climbing to the Belintash rock massif. /30 min walk/
  • Free time for lunch in the Sabasius Mountain Lodge.
  • Possibility for a walk among completely abandoned village.

PRICE FOR CAR up to 4 travelers: 197 BGN. /Guide-driver and fuel are included/

PRICE FOR VAN up to 7 travelers: 257 BGN. /Guide-driver and fuel are included/

  • Food costs: Individual.

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SPECIAL PROPOSIAL FOR 3 days: Plovdiv and Opera

OPERA AND PLOVDIV FOR 3 DAYS

„The city under the hills“, with its brightest symbol – the Ancient Theater, becomes the scene of one of the highest forms of creative expression – the Opera. World-famous names and titles enter in the cultural calendar of the city. During the summer in the birth place of the “silver-tongued people” Opera will peek out from everywhere.

SPECIAL PROPOSAL FOR THREE DAYS DEDICATED TO OPERA AND PLOVDIV

The tour covers the cultural and historical profile of Plovdiv with its most remarkable sites: Roman Stadium, Antique Theater, The Old Town, Panoramic Hill “Nebet Tepe”, Art-district “Kapana”. But Plovdiv is not only the city, Plovdiv is also the space around the city: Mountain of Orpheus – Rhodope, Roman roads, Medieval fortresses, Monasteries with fantastic stories, Curitive springs, Cult to the wine, music and immortality. All this is gathered in three days dedicated to Opera and Plovdiv.

!!!THE TOUR SHOULD BE ORGANIZED ACCORDING THE PROGRAM OF OPERA OPEN 2019!!!

DEDICATED TO PLOVDIV AND OPERA FOR 3 DAYS

Day 1:

Morning city tour of PLOVDIV – life story of 8 millenniums.

Afternoon eco-walk along ancient Roman road in Rhodope Mountains. Wine picnic in the Wine park of Ustina

Evening program in Plovdiv – coordinated with the cultural calendar of the city.

Overnight in Plovdiv

Day 2:

Morning initiations in immortality. Thracian tomb-temple and Wine tour nearby Starosel village.

Afternoon timelessness and mineral water pools in Hisaria town.

Evening with OPERA OPEN 2019 in the Ancient Theater of

Seats in the VIP zone are provided. Autographs from the artists are must.

Overnight in Plovdiv.

Day 3:

Morning song of Orpheus under the “Wonderful bridges” – natural phenomenon in Rhodope Mountain.

Afternoon conquest of Asenova fortress.

Celebration with Mavrud wine in DYADO PLAMEN WINERY.

Evening program in Plovdiv – coordinated with the cultural calendar of the city.

Overnight in Plovdiv.


SPECIAL PRICE FOR CAR up to 4 people: Guide-driver and fuel for three days: 497 BGN.

SPECIAL PRICE FOR VAN up to 7 people: Guide-driver and fuel for three days: 679 BGN.

Cultural Package “Opera and Plovdiv”: 130 BGN/person. /Ticket VIP zone for Opera Open; Light lunch and tasting of 3 wines in the village of Ustina; Wine tour and tasting of 3 wines in the village of Starosel; Entrance fee for Thracian temple-tomb over the village of Starosel; Entrance fee for Assen’s fortress; Tasting of Mavrud Wine in Asenovgrad./

  • Overnight in guest houses or 3-stars hotel: about 50 BGN/person per night. Accommodation places are further discussed and paid on place.
  • Food costs: individual. A regular three-course lunch with drinks is about 25 BGN/person.
  • Entrance fees for additional museums: between 2 and 10 BGN/person per object. Museum objects and attractions are optional.

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