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 the 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.
Balcony of theatre
Library in theatre building
Day 8: Relaxing day at Center
Today you can do a little service and a lot of relaxing. Excursions to the village of Sennik (two villages over from Stolat - where our amazing caterer is located with the resturaunt Dan Kolov). Learn a bit about the lore of Dan Kolov - a famous Bulgarian wrestler who traveled to the US.
Games in the barn
Local sunflower fields
Evenings at the Center
Dan Kolov Restaurant
Our trips are catered by an amazing chef at Dan Kolov restaurant in Sennik, Bulgaria.
Day 9: Plovdiv to Sofia
Wake today and pack your bags. We are headed south to Plovdiv the 2019 European Cultural Capital! We will day trip in Plovdiv seeing the famous Roman theatre and cobblestone streets. In the evening we continue on to Sofia Bulgaria’s capital city.
Day 10: Sofia tour
Walking tour of Sofia, museums, relaxing & shopping.
Day 11: Travel back to US
Wake today and cherish the memories you have made as we head back to the US.