BULGARIA  - ISTANBUL (A)    10 days  
27-Aug 1 Arrival in İstanbul and transfer to hotel . short orientation  Overnight in Istanbul. Starting  27-Aug
28-Aug 2 Drive to Plovdiv. Visit old town. Overnight in Plovdiv. Plovdiv
29-Aug 3 Head to Veliko Turnovo.  On the way we visit Thracian Tomb in Kazanluk. After a brief stop at the Shipchenski monastery of St Nicholas, we cross Shipka pass.  Our next stop is the Etar Ethnographic village, a UNESCO world heritage site. Its street of Balkan buildings demo traditional crafts, plus historical water mills. Overnight in Veliko Turnovo. Plovdiv Veliko Turnovo
30-Aug 4 After breakfast at hotel, walking tours Tsarevets Citadel and Arbanassi village Free time in Turnovo. Overnight in Veliko Turnovo. Veliko Turnovo Veliko Turnovo
31-Aug 5 Depart for Sophia and visit museum town Koprivshtitsa and Troyan Monastery. Short sightseeing city tour. Overnight in Sophia.     Veliko Turnovo Sophia
1-Sep 6 Walking tour including Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Serdica archaeological site and old bazaar. Head south to Rila Monastery, if time on the way to Edirne, Turkey. Overnight in Edirnecal site and  old bazaar. Head to Rila Monestery and visit historical site and depart for Edirne/ turkey. Overnight in Edirne Sophia Edirne 
2-Sep 7 Visit Selimiye mosque and Beyazit complex which was medical school and hospital during Ottoman times and drive to İstanbul.  Overnight in istanbul. Edirne  Istanbul
3-Sep 8 Full day in Istanbul Istanbul Istanbul
4-Sep 9 Full day in Istanbul Istanbul Istanbul
5-Sep 10 Fly home Istanbul fly home
Segments A+B - Bulgaria  / Georgia/ NE Turkey