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Alumni Travel Program

Our next trip - exciting, exotic, historic Bulgaria!

October 13—22, 2017

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Day 1: Overnight flight from Boston.

Day 2: Stroll through Sofia.

Day 3: Historical walk through Sofia and visit to antique flea market. Lunch with a Bulgarian vice minister of government.

Day 4: Travel to Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, followed by a wine tasting and villa tour.

Day 5: A day in the ancient Roman city of Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe boasting many Thracian, Greek, and Roman archaeological sites.

Day 6: Travel through the Thracian Valley of the Kings with a visit to a Thracian tomb. Then, it’s off to the Balkin Mountains with a stop at the Shipka Church and Shipka Pass Monument.

Day 7: Immerse yourself in Bulgaria by touring Etara, a living museum featuring a traditional craft marketplace where you can sample foods and learn about traditional crafts. Later, enjoy a traditional dinner cooked by a well-known Bulgarian chef.

Day 8: Explore Viliko Tarnovo, the capitol of the Second Bulgarian Empire, and climb the steps of the medieval fortress for breathtaking views. We’ll learn about local history on a private tour with the director of the Regional Museum of History.

Day 9: Relax in Tryavna, a colorful mountain town with charming traditional architecture.

Day 10: Prepare for your travels home with a morning cup of coffee or tea in the barn, then board the bus to the airport. During the ride, be sure to look out your window at the incredible views of the Balkin Mountains of Sofia. 

*Photo credit of Bulgarian mountainside belongs to Leah Bokenkamp Photography

Save the Date: October 20-29, 2018

Our Fall 2018 travel trip will be a European River Boat Cruise down the Rhine!