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Discover Bansko Jazz Festival 2020: jazz music, spa and nature

Created with Sketch. Bansko, Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria
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Duration

7days/6 nights

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

34 people

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Languages

English

Overview

Discover the Bansko Jazz Festival 2020, 7th–13th August: jazz music, spa and nature” is more than a tour for you!

Are you looking for something off the typical jazz festival? Well, the Bansko Jazz Festival 2020 will surprise you!

Explore the Bansko region, relax with spa and enjoy the Bansko Jazz Festival. This will be 7 days guided tour of a lifetime for all Jazz music lovers.  The beauty of this trip is the right combination of jazz music, relaxing spa and expertly guided excursions. Prepare for witnessing breathtaking landscapes, walking down centuries-old cobblestone streets and exploring the Bulgarian traditions. You’ll taste local delicacies, experience a unique travel journey on a mountain narrow-gauge train and even touch a life-sized model of a mammoth. Like nothing, you’ve ever done before! Enjoy the unforgettable show and wonderful a capella singing of the Dobarsko’s Grannies. You will immerse yourself in the uniqueness of the Bulgarian spirit, traditional cuisine, and local crafts at Deshka’s house. In the afternoon, you will have at your disposal the hotel spa facility to immerse yourself in a world of total relaxation.

Join our private and guided groups starting from 4 people with an English speaking guide from 7th – 13th August 2020.

Hurry up! Book now and join our best-selling Bansko Jazz Festival 2020.

Why International Jazz Festival Bansko 2020?

The International Jazz Festival Bansko 2020 is the biggest summer musical event in Bulgaria and will take place from 8th to 14th August 2020. The evening concerts draw huge crowds to the open-air stage in downtown Bansko. Some of the Jazz Festival most popular music artists are Amy Baker (UK), Sarah Lenka (FR), The Juke Joint Royals (AU), Nicoletta Fabbri (IT), R.E.D (Indonesia) and many other live bands. You can follow all the updates and review the program of the Bansko Jazz Festival 2020 by clicking here: https://banskojazzfest.com/en/

 

Why Book with Us?

  • 100 % Guaranteed Tour Delivery
  • We have thought for every single tour detail
  • At Spa Tours Bulgaria, we guarantee the best experience and quality for the budget and time you have
  • Our professional tour guide will meet you at Sofia Airport and accompany the group during the whole tour

Bansko Jazz Festival tour details:

  • Price: € 651 per person in a double room (min. 4 people)
    • € 589 per person in a double room (min. 6 people)
    • € 550 per person in a double room (min. 8 people)
    • € 525 per person in a double room (min. 16 people)
    • € 450 per person in a double room (min. 34 people)
    • Tailor-made offers as per budget for small groups
    • Single room supplement: € 110
  • Dates: 7-13 August 2020
  • Duration: 7 days/6 nights
  • Departure from: Sofia
  • Interest: Jazz music, Spa, Active, Culture
  • Travel style: Guided Group, Solo Travellers, Friends
  • Min group size: 4
  • Max group size: 34
  • Activity Level: Moderate ( a good mix of driving, walking and time spent enjoying the sights)
  • Driving distance: 800 KM/ 500 MI
The Jive Aces band performing in the International Jazz Festival Bansko
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Listen to jazz music and relax with spa at the foot of the Pirin Mountain in Bansko
  • Photograph the Rila Monastery, which is the largest Christian monastery in Bulgaria
  • Taste the famous wine of Melnik and enjoy an authentic atmosphere
  • Experience romantic time travel with the scenic Rhodope Narrow-Gauge Railway
  • Enjoy the Bulgarian cuisine with local and fresh ingredients
  • Hassle-free travel experience with a professional certified tour guide

Itinerary

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7th August 2020/Day 1: Arrival at Sofia Airport & Welcome drink
7th August 2020/Day 1: Arrival at Sofia Airport & Welcome drink

On arrival, our representative will welcome you and transfer you to your accommodation.

For those who arrive early, we recommend joining a 2-hour guided sightseeing tour of Sofia, starting at 17:30 from the lobby of your hotel (available on our Extras). You will explore a city with a 7000-year-long history. Tonight, you dine on your own, before the drink meet up.

At 21:00, the group will gather in the hotel lobby and go for a welcome drink with the tour leader. This is a perfect occasion to meet up with your fellow travel companions for the next 6 days.

Included:
• Overnight stay: Central Hotel Sofia 4* or similar, Sofia
• Meals included: N/A

8th August 2020/Day 2: Photograph Rila Monastery - the largest monastery in Bulgaria
8th August 2020/Day 2: Photograph Rila Monastery - the largest monastery in Bulgaria

At 9.00, you will depart for Rila Monastery (UNESCO). This is the largest Christian monastery in Bulgaria. It played a key role in preserving our culture and language during the centuries.

Then, your journey continues to Bansko - the most famous winter resort in Bulgaria.
Enjoy your afternoon at leisure and indulge yourself in pure pampering spa at your hotel.

Visit the first day of Jazz Festival Bansko.

For your convenience at 18:45, you may take a shuttle bus from your accommodation to the festival's stage. When the concert is over, you may take the bus for transfer back to the hotel.

Included:
• Overnight stay: Saint George Palace Aparthotel 4* or similar, Bansko
• Meals: breakfast and lunch

9th August 2020/Day 3: Explore the charming towns of Bansko & Razlog
9th August 2020/Day 3: Explore the charming towns of Bansko & Razlog

Today you will explore Bansko. Visit the Bansko Permanent Icon Exhibition, housed in the oldest preserved building in Bansko. Your next stop will be the symbol of Bansko - the Holy Trinity Church.

Afterwards, there will be a short drive to Razlog. This is a town situated between three mountains - Rila, Pirin and Rhodope Mountains. The town charm comes from the combination of nature, rich culture, ancient history and very friendly people. You will reach the hill of Golak and the 12 meters tower for an amazing 360° panoramic view. Nevertheless, there is something unique in Razlog – the Ancient Solar Calendar. According to the historians, it was used in 8 BC, even before the Chinese calendar!

Second visit to the Jazz Festival.

Included:
• Overnight stay: Saint George Palace Aparthotel 4* or similar, Bansko
• Meals: breakfast and lunch

10th August 2020/Day 4: Taste the wine of Melnik - the smallest town in Bulgaria
10th August 2020/Day 4: Taste the wine of Melnik - the smallest town in Bulgaria

This morning, the group will head straight into visiting Melnik - the smallest town in Bulgaria. It offers amazing scenery combined with the unique natural phenomena - The Sand Pyramids. The group will explore the beautiful Rozhen Monastery before spend a perfect time in downtown. Next, a wine tasting experience of the famous wine of Melnik that every Bulgarian has heard about. The wine tasting will take place at Kordopulov House which was built in the 1700s. The house boasts of an impressive underground wine cellar - typical in this region.

You will head back to the hotel before taking part in the third day of the Jazz Festival.

Included:
• Overnight stay: Saint George Palace Aparthotel 4* or similar, Bansko
• Meals: breakfast and lunch

11th August 2020/Day 5: Experience the scenic Rhodope narrow-gauge railway
11th August 2020/Day 5: Experience the scenic Rhodope narrow-gauge railway

Today will be a special day for all nature lovers!

You will experience an amazing journey on the Rhodope narrow-gauge train through the most beautiful Bulgarian mountains: Pirin, Rila and Rhodopes. It makes its way over magnificent vistas and provides you with unforgettable memories of nature. You will be picked up at Костандово (Kostandovo) station to visit a workshop for hand-woven carpets making their way on the scene of Harry Poter movie.

Next stop is a step back in time with the largest paleontological site in the Balkans. In the centre of the exhibition hall, you can see the towering life-sized model of a mammoth – a truly impressive sight!

You will head back to the hotel and take part in the fourth day of the Jazz Festival Bansko.

Included:
• Overnight stay: Saint George Palace Aparthotel 4* or similar, Bansko
• Meals: breakfast and lunch

12th August 2020/Day 6: Discover the church of Dobarsko and see Jesus Christ in a rocket
12th August 2020/Day 6: Discover the church of Dobarsko and see Jesus Christ in a rocket

Undoubtedly, the most interesting and extremely well-kept historical monument in the whole region is the church of St. St. Theodore Tiron & Theodore Stratilat, built-in 1614. The church is unique for its abundance of original frescoes and icons, some are portraying Jesus Christ in a rocket.

The Dobarsko’s Grannies declared as living human treasures of Bulgaria will provide you with an unforgettable show and a capella singing.

Now, let's immerse in the uniqueness of the Bulgarian spirit, traditional cuisine, and local crafts at Deshka’s house. Deshka has a particular attitude to food - it has to be prepared with bioproducts cultivated at her yard. Your lunch will be delicious! Try the tasty caramelized sweeties and learn about the traditional methods of weaving and spinning.

The rest of the afternoon you may indulge in pampering spa and relaxation before the last day of Jazz Festival Bansko.

Included:
• Overnight stay: Saint George Palace Aparthotel 4* or similar, Bansko
• Meals: breakfast and lunch

13th August 2020/Day 7: Departure from Sofia Airport
13th August 2020/Day 7: Departure from Sofia Airport

When it is finally time for your trip to come to an end, you will be transferred to Sofia Airport, leaving Bansko at 7.00. The bus will arrive at the airport at 9.30.
As a compliment, you will have an extra stop at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, for all travellers having late flights.

You can take advantage of some last-minute shopping at Vitosha street, explore Sofia or have a coffee and enjoy the last moments of this amazing journey.

Included:
• Overnight stay: N/A
• Meals included: breakfast

Find Out More About Our Extras

• Single room use for 110 EUR per person (If you are a single traveller and do not wish to share a double room with another traveller of the same gender, select Single room use available on our Extras)
• Guaranteed seats close to the stage during all days on the Jazz Festival for 130 EUR per person (available on our Extras)
• Add 6 dinners for 90 EUR per person
• Enjoy a 2-hour guided sightseeing tour of Sofia on arrival day for 5 EUR per person (available on our Extras)
• Personal Medical Insurance for 12 EUR per adult up to 65 years (available on our Extras). For adults aged 65 and above, please contact us by email.

Included/Exclude

  • 6 overnights at 4-star hotels as per itinerary
  • 6 breakfasts and 5 lunches
  • Transfers from/to Sofia Airport on arrival and departure
  • Licensed English speaking guide for the whole tour (the guide will be also a driver for groups up to 8 people)
  • Transportation by luxury A/C vehicle
  • Professional driver (for groups over 8 people)
  • Use of swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath
  • 5 visits to the Jazz festival Bansko (4th-8th August 2020)
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Bonus services:
  • Welcome drink
  • Every day shuttle bus from hotel to the festival's stage
  • Special daily activities as per itinerary (wine tasting, trip with narrow-gauge train, visit a workshop for hand-woven carpets, a cappella singing show)
  • Compliment of the company
  • Flight tickets
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Porter service at hotels and during the whole tour
  • Personal Medical Insurance (available on our Extras)

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Bansko, Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria

FAQs

Is Bulgaria safe country?
Bulgaria, is completely safe. You will never feel in danger, especially in our hands. Bansko, is a very charming town and even at night it is safe. Take into consideration that you will be welcomed at Sofia Airport. During your whole holiday, you will be in touch with us. Our company representative will be available 24/7 for chat on WhatsApp or emergency call at +359 8888 13 413.
What are our Payment Details?
All customers are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 150 EUR or the full amount at the time of booking, depending on when the booking is made.

Please check our General Terms and Conditions: https://spatoursbg.com/new/terms-conditions/
What are our Cancellation Policies?
Please note that the deposit you paid (150 EUR) is non-refundable.

No additional cancellation fees apply besides the deposit if you cancel the tour 40 or more calendar days prior departure. No refund applies for cancellations within 14 or fewer calendar days prior departure and we will retain all funds paid by you. For more information, please read our General Terms and Conditions: https://spatoursbg.com/terms-conditions/
Your Booking Confirmation?
By purchasing this tour online on our website www.spatoursbg.com or by the staff of the Company you are making a booking request. In both cases, an email confirmation along with an invoice for the ordered services will be sent to you. A booking will exist as soon as we issue our Booking Confirmation.
Flights Information
Flights are not included in the tour price.

There are direct flights on affordable prices currently operating to Sofia with: Ryan Air, Wizz Air, Transavia, British Airways, EasyJet, Austrian Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa, Air France, Scandinavian Airlines and many others.
Getting Visa & Travel Insurance?
For this tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend checking with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Spa Tours Bulgaria may take care of your travel insurance. It covers medical and personal accidents and it's available on our Extras. For more information, please read here: https://spatoursbg.com/medical-insurance/
Your Accommodation?
We carefully selected for you a 4-star hotel in order to assure your best experience. This accommodation offers a friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms and local flavour.
All places have been carefully handpicked by us and their quality is regularly monitored.
Please note: Hotels are subject to availability. In case a particular hotel is fully booked for your desired dates it will be replaced with a hotel of equal value and quality level. Exact accommodation details will be provided to you upon booking confirmation.
I am a Solo Traveller, is there a Single Supplement?
During your stay, you will share a double room with another traveller of the same gender. A single supplement is available on our Extras, if you want to have your own room.
What about the Pace and the Activity Level?
The pace will be standard for a sightseeing tours and our guide will wait for everyone, regardless of their age. Please note that tour doesn't include a lot of walking during sightseeing tours. This means you need to be prepared and able to walk less than 1 kilometre per day.

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