We will take a late afternoon/early evening flight from the USA to Bulgaria. This will be an overnight flight with a stop in Europe. Arrival in Sofia, Bulgaria is on the afternoon of day 2 taking into account the 7 hour time difference.
Day 2: Arrival in Bulgaria!
In the early afternoon we will arrive in Sofia, Bulgaria and transport via bus to the S&C 2200 acre Center in Stolat. Arriving in the evening everyone will enjoy a hearty meal and settle into accomodations for the evening.
Day 3: Relax
On this recovery day from long travel you can explore the outdoors with lawn games, pool, walking trails, horses, and more. The day will cullminate in a traditional dinner and cultural dances in the barn.
Hammock's at the Center
Inground pool at the Center
Day 4: Service at the Theatre
Today will include a full day of service to restore the communist era theatre to its glory. This will include cleaning and categorizing items left behind from days long ago.
Day 5: Veliko Tarnovo & Tsaravets Fortress
Today enjoy a day trip to the 2nd Bulgarian empire’s capital city of Veliko Tarnovo. Here you will have the opportunity to climb Tsaravets Fortress which was the hub of this medieval city. Shopping, gelato, and traditional crafts make Veliko a favorite of all who visit.
Day 6: Devetaki Cave & Krushna Waterfalls
Hiking out in the beauty of natural Bulgaria you will enjoy these magnificent caves and waterfalls in the morning. Return to the theatre to continue service in the afternoon/evening hours before enjoying some night time star gazzing at the center.
Day 7: Etara
Today you will visit an ethnographic open air living museum “Etara” where you will get to see craftsman working on traditional water powered machinery. A great place to sample traditional sweets and baked goods and buy handcrafts to bring home to your family and friends. In the afternoon we return to our work at the theatre.
Day 8: Cultural Exchange
Travel to Veliko Tarnovo today to have a cultural exchange and service experience with Bulgarian High School students.
Day 9: Theatre Service
Another day providing service at the theatre.
Library in theatre building
Games in the barn
Evenings at the Center
Day 10: Sofia Tour
Depart Stone & Compass Center in the morning and drive to the capital of Sofia. Late afternoon/evening walking tour of Sofia, museums, relaxing & shopping. Check into the hotel and get a good night sleep for departure in the morning.
Day 11: Travel back to US
Wake today and cherish the memories you have made as we head back to the US.