UPCOMING 2017 tours
Experience culture, heritage, and community building in the heart of the Bulgaria. Especially designed for university students & faculty. All are welcome. Note: We will run 2 trips to accommodate different academic calendars. Choose: March 10 - 18 or March 24 - April 1
Join us for an adventure through history. Tour some of the oldest churches in the world, travel down the famous Roman roads, and marvel at breathtaking fresco paintings that adorn ancient walls. Enjoy meals of fresh regional specialties, drink from crystal clear springs, and stay in accommodations with views that inspire. All this and more awaits you in Bulgaria.
Take your practice deeper this summer with Donna Southwell Yoga and Beyond the Mat. Indulge in daily Ashtanga Yoga practice, developmental workshops, and educational tours framed by the backdrop of Bulgaria's rich heritage and inspiring surroundings. Relaxing walks, thrilling climbs, and revitalizing meals of authentic Bulgarian cuisine and the beauty of our 2000-acre property complete your experience.
On this nine day tour you will have the opportunity to explore the great sites of Bulgaria while also completing 15 hours of service learning. Service will consist of 2 days helping high school aged Bulgarian students better their English skills while creating cross-cultural friendships in the process. Travel to three major cities (Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, & Plovdiv) see sites spanning 5000 years of history including a Roman amphitheater & a medieval castle. In addition to all the cultural excursions ample time will be provided to relax and adventure through the natural wonders of Bulgaria by hiking to a waterfall and enjoying our 2000 acre property in the Balkan Mountains.
From Sofia’s Yellow Brick Road to active archaeological sites, see history come to life! View breathtaking fresco paintings that adorn monastery walls, watch traditional artisans at work, and take in expansive views of the Balkan Mountains. A cultural experience of food, sights, sounds, and people that you won’t soon forget!
Travel to one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Experience the rich history, fantastic culture and amazing people of Bulgaria. Skate some of the best spots, that have rarely been skated, and seldom seen in American skate videos and photos. Join us as we visit historical sites in several cities and villages including: Sofia and Veliko Tărnovo. Meals of authentic Bulgarian cuisine and activities on our 2000 acre property complete your experience.
Experience the beauty and culture of Bulgaria while practicing being in the present moment. Enjoy daily yoga practice, meditation, and self-discovery workshops with a group of supportive women. All levels are welcome.
While families are encouraged to enjoy any of our tours, we’ve designed this tour specifically to delight kids of all ages. Expand your horizons together as you skip down the Yellow Brick Road, act out your favorite comedy/tragedy on the stage of a Roman amphitheatre, and stand guard while protecting a medieval castle. Watch artisans at work, hear traditional musicians, and learn folk dances while sample authentic Bulgarian cuisine for a cultural experience you won’t soon forget. Unplug with an outdoors hiking excursion to a waterfall. The beauty of our rustic barn is the perfect setting to enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains. Adults can relax with early morning coffee or evening beverage while the little ones can run and play in the outdoors all day.
See the scope of Bulgaria from Sofia to the Black Sea. Visit Veliko Tarnovo, Sozopol, Necebar, and Plovdiv. Tour a winery, savor delicious cuisine from traditional Bulgarian to Mediterranean foods.
Travel the heart of the Balkan region to visit some of the most impressive historical landmarks Bulgaria has to offer: Sofia, Rila Monastery, Plovdiv, and Veliko Tarnovo. Roman ruins, castles, architecture and art will deepen your understanding of the region’s rich history. Savor authentic cuisine, shop for traditional crafts, and relax with panoramic views of the mountains.
build your own tour
Stone & Compass runs its own cultural and educational tours to Bulgaria. It also works with different organizations to support tours that they run. Stone & Compass specializes in customizing packages to suit any travelers (and/or organizations) needs.
For example the whole property can be rented for your event and S&C can support with any degree of supplementary packages ranging all the way from minimal to all inclusive. Want to have a 10 person family vacation/reunion with support from our staff - no problem. Need a 50 person corporate event hosted fully - no problem.
We offer: Airport transfers, full catering (all options, including vegan and allergy considerations), day trips with educated guides, cultural dinners, technology support, educational curriculum programing, etc. You name it we can customize it to suit your needs.
Contact us today to set up an event for the future! We create human to human connections that last a lifetime.
Are you part of a university?
Stone & Compass has ongoing partnerships with a number of universities in both Bulgaria and the United States to run university courses and study abroad programs at the Center. Contact us if you are a university or faculty interested in traveling with your students to Bulgaria.
ATTENTION: This is the place to pay for the "Stone & Compass - Lodging, Food, Translator" portion of the CSUDH Bulgaria Study Abroad Intersession 2017 course & study abroad.
Please view the link above to see all the details and registration information for the California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Study Abroad Intersession courses in Anthropology & Archeology.