Basic information

The TIMS Midterm Tour is organised by Rositsa Bineva and Dimitar "Mitko" Balabanov .

The dates for the first 2 tours are as follows:

  • Tour 1:  Arrival 23 September - Tour 24-30 September - Departure 1 October
  • Tour 2:  Arrival 9 October - Tour 10-16 October - Departure 17 October

The objective is not to reject any TIMS members who want to join the tour. Therefore, if needed, a third tour will be organised in 2023.

Corona: all participants must have been fully vaccinated incl. booster vaccination(s)

Registration will start in Mai or June. An email announcing the start of registration will be sent to all members.


Detailed information

The following downloadable files give you the complete details and necessary information of the tour:



Q1. At what time should I arrive in Sofia?

A1. It is planned that we all meet at 19:00 hours in the lobby of the hotel and from there we walk to the restaurant.


Q2. When will the bus arrive at the airport (Sofia) on the last day?

A2. The bus will leave at 7 o'clock and arrive 11 o'clock at the airport. In case you need to be there earlier or later, you will have to use a taxi.


Q3. We would like to arrive 1-2 days earlier in Sofia. Can the organizers book the additiona night(s), or do we have to book by ourselves?

A3. The organizers can book additional night(s) in the hotel, when informed to do so as early a possible. Payment of the additional night(s) has to be done by the particpants themselves in Sofia.



Map of the Tour

Bulgaria Midterm 2

A larger map can be downloaded here.


Day 1 - Arrival and overnight in Sofia                                                        

Day 2 - Sofia, Kalofer, overnight in Plovdiv

Day 3 - Plovdiv, Egrek, overnight in Zlatograd                              

Day 4 - Zlatograd, Shumnatitsa, overnight in Stara Zagora - Neolithic dwellings with hand mills and furnaces

Day 5 - Stara  Zagora, Kazanlak, overnight museum "Etar"                       

Day 6 - Etar Museum, overnight at Etar Museum

Day 7 - Etar Museum, Voneshta Voda - picnic, Yalovo - wine tasting          

Day 8 - Etar Museum, Potoka village

Day 9 - Departure