Tour of Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria)

Tour of Blagoevgrad (Town Center and Museum)   

   

This excursion is included in the programs of the following field schools and it is covered by the admission fee:   

- Tell Yunatsite Excavations – Seeking Europe's First Civilization  

   

Blagoevgrad is the economic and cultural centre of Southwestern Bulgaria. It is located in the valley of the Struma River at the foot of the Rila Mountains. The old Blagoevgrad district of Varosha holds the Regional History Museum that has a rich collection, presenting developments in the Pirin Mountain region. Several collections make up the museum, which was put together in 1952. Its library includes over 17 000 books. Nearly 116 000 exhibition items present the Pirin region. Some of the unique collections include cult figures from the prehistoric period, Thracian weapons, masks and coins, findings from the ancient necropolis near Roupite, artefacts from medieval Melnik and Samouil fortress, jewellery and revival period documents.   

   

The tour/price includes:

  • An English speaking guide & travel assistant;
  • Round trip transportation
  • All expenses of the guide & travel assistant and the driver
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry to Blagoevgrad's Regional History Museum and guided tour
  • Sightseeing tour of Blagoevgrad's district Varosha and town center
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