Pamporovo 2018

The official program

 

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 

 

 

 

 

 

18:00

19:00

 

20:30

 

Monday, 26 Feb 2018

08:00

09:30

 

 

 

 

12:30

13:30

15:00

 

 

16:30

18:30

20:30

 

Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018 

07:30

09:15

09:30

 

 

 

12:30 – 14:00

14:00

14:00 *

 

16:45

 

 

17:30

19:00

20:00

 

Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018 

07:00 – 08:30

08:30 – 09:00

09:00 – 10:00

10:00

12:30

13:00 – 14:00

14:00

 

16:30

17:00

18:00

20:00

 

Thursday, 1 March 2018 

07:30 – 09:00

09:15

09:30 – 10:00

10:00

 

12:30 – 14:00

16:00 – 17:00

17:00 – 20:00

20:00

20:30

 

23:30

 

 

Friday, 2 March 2018 

07:00 – 08:30

09:00  

09:30 – 10:00

10:00

12:30

13:00

13:30 – 14:00

15:30

 

 

 

 

19:00

20:00

 

Saturday, 3 March 2018 

07:30 – 09:00

08:30 – 10:00

11:30 – 12:00

 

12:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 16:30

18:00 – 19:00

20:00

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 4 March 2018 

07:30 – 10:00 

 

 

Welcome to the participants at Sofia airport. 

Group transfers from Sofia airport to Plovdiv – the European Capital of Culture 2019. 

Fixed hours for group transfers according to the arrival hours of flights. 

Accommodation in Ramada Hotel Trimontium 4* 

Visit of the Mayor of Plovdiv in the Municipality with welcome cocktail. 

Official opening ceremony in Plovdiv with national flags, in the center of town – walk along the main street, opening at the Ancient Roman Stadium 

Dinner at hotel Ramada Trimontium 

 

 

Breakfast at the hotel 

Guided tours in and around Plovdiv – the European Capital of Culture 2019 *(pre-booking for 1 of 3 tours mandatory) 

➢ Boutique Winery Villa Yustina 

➢ Old town of Plovdiv 

➢ Industrial zone Maritsa-Plovdiv 

Cocktail lunch in Plovdiv with local journalists, Municipality Building 

Shuttle transfer from Plovdiv to Pamporovo. 

Accommodation at Perelik Hotel 4*. 

Registration and accreditations at the SCIJ 2018 meeting stand. Ski storage at the hotel, use of wax rooms. 

Transfer to Pamporovo ski area, Ski center 2, for rental equipment. 

Team captains’ meeting 

Night of the Nations, Perelik large conference hall + DJ party 

 

 

Breakfast in the hotel 

Shuttle transfer to Pamporovo ski area. 

Pamporovo Ski Area Discovery Tours - in small groups with ski instructors. 

Free skiing with the Olympic Gold Prize Winner Nagano 1998 Ekaterina Dafovska to explore the ski runs. 

*Ski slope “Stenata” /The Wall/ with gates for GS training. 

Lunch at Malina Ski Center 2, Pamporovo. 

Free Skiing in Pamporovo. IC skiing with new SCIJ members. 

nspection of the cross country ski slope at Rozhen meadows with bus (up to 40 persons) 

Last SCIJ shuttle transfer from Ski Center 1 to the hotel. 

*Regular resort shuttles run from 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm from all ski centers to the hotel 

SCIJ Conference: Perelik hall 

Team captains meeting, Sky Bar Orlovetz 

Buffet dinner at the hotel 

 

 

Breakfast in the hotel 

Shuttle transfer to Pamporovo ski area. 

Inspection of the GS race course. 

GIANT SLALOM. Start of the race. 

Medal ceremony. Hot drinks on the slope at the finish zone. 

Lunch with vouchers in restaurants on the slope 

Ski tour to Mechi Chal Ski Area. Departure by bus from ski center 2, with ski equipment. 

Shuttle transfer from Mechi Chal to the hotel. 

Team captains meeting, Sky Bar Orlovetz 

SCIJ Conference, part 2: Perelik hall 

Buffet dinner at the hotel with sponsors. 

 

 

Breakfast in the hotel 

Shuttle transfer to Pamporovo ski area. 

Parallel Slalom course inspection. 

PARALLEL SLALOM – Team Competition with the kids from ski school Pamporovo PLC and BG Ski School. 

Lunch on the slopes. 

Team captains meeting, Sky Bar Orlovetz hall 

SCIJ GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Perelik hall 

Shuttle transfer from the hotel to the restaurant. 

20:30 Traditional Bulgarian dinner with folklore music, restaurant “Chevermeto”. 

Shuttle transfer from the restaurant to the hotel. 

*Restaurant is about 10 mins walk from the hotel. 

 

 

Breakfast. 

Shuttle transfer to the ski area Studenets or Rozhen meadows. 

Cross Country course inspection 

CROSS COUNTRY Race. Mass start. 

Award ceremony. 

Dutch soup on site. Sponsor lunch on site. 

Transfers back to hotel. 

Visits in smaller groups: 

1. Amer Sport ski factory in the town of Chepelare 

2. Shiroka Luka architectural village & SPA complex in Devin 

3. Smolyan historical museum + degustation of traditional local dishes + “Neviastata (The Bride)” folklore performance in the theater of the town 

Team captains meeting, Sky Bar Orlovetz hall 

Buffet dinner at the hotel 

 

 

Breakfast. 

Shuttle transfer to Pamporovo ski area. Free skiing. 

March 3, BG National Day – Guinness Record Attempt with National Flag & National Costume skiing, Stenata Slope. 

Lunch on the slopes. 

Shuttle bus to Mechi Chal. Free skiing at Mechi Chal ski area. 

SCIJ Conference, part 3: Perelik Hall (TBC) 

Welcome cocktail & Gala dinner in Perelik with VIPs. (Dress Code is Traditional National Costumes) 

*Award Ceremony Combined. 

DJ party 

 

 

Breakfast. Group transfers to the airport. Departure 

2 Pre Tours and 2 Post tours

PRE TOUR #1 “CITY AND CULTURE” 

Sofia city – the Capital of Bulgaria and Sport in 2018 


1 day, 23.02.2018 – Arrival in Sofia. Individual transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Free time in the city centre and the main shopping area around Vitosha Boulevard for individual walking tour in the city (city transport use is required). Dinner at the hotel. 
 

2 day, 24.02.2018 – Breakfast. Guided walking tour of Sofia visiting the Alexander Nevski Cathedral - one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in Europe, St. George Rotunda, St. Sophia Church, the National Theatre, the former Royal Palace, the President Hall, St. Nedelya Church (2 hours). Free time for lunch.

In the afternoon - visit of the National Palace of Culture with a host of Ministry of Tourism and presentation of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and Sofia – the capital of Sport 2018.

Dinner at a traditional Bulgarian restaurant with folklore music. 

 

3 day, 25.02.2018 – Breakfast. Transfer from the hotel to Sofia airport for a group transfer to Plovdiv with the rest group of journalists, arriving directly for SCIJ week. 

Supplement (optional) 25.02.2018: *minimum 10 people are required 

Group transfer from Sofia city center directly to the town of Plovdiv. Free time for lunch on the way. In the afternoon 2 hours guided trip to Bachkovo monastery and transfer back to Plovdiv. 

Price per person in a double room starts from: 135 €

 

The rate includes: 

  • Transfer from Sofia airport to the hotel 

  • One night with breakfast and dinner in hotel Budapest 3* (or similar) 

  • One night with breakfast in hotel Budapest 3* (or similar) 

  • One dinner in traditional Bulgarian restaurant Bilyana (or similar) with a folklore program 

  • Walking tour in Sofia with an English speaking guide 

  • Group transfer from the city center to Sofia airport 

 

Supplements: 

  • Group transfer from Sofia to the town of Plovdiv and afternoon trip to Bachkovo monastery with transport and an English speaking guide included – 45 euro per person 

  • Accommodation in a single room in a 3* hotel Budapest (or similar): 45 euro/ per person 

  • Accommodation in a double room in 4* hotel Expo (or similar): 30 €/ pp 

  • Accommodation in a single room in a 4* hotel Expo (or similar): 65 €/ pp 

 

*All rates are available for minimum 10 tourists. **Pre-tour requires minimum number of 10 tourists. 

 

PRE TOUR #2 “PLOVDIV - EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2019” 

23-25.02.2017 Plovdiv and the surrounding area

Package price: 123 Euro per person in Double room, including Breakfast 

  • 2 nights in double standard room - Ramada Hotel Trimontium Plovdiv 4* - central location, 

  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners in centrally located restaurant 

  • city tour of Plovdiv Old town with guides in English. 

  • Wine tasting – a selection of quality wines from some of the best Bulgarian wine boutiques and wineries. 

  • Visiting Bio Fresh Ltd. - a new and modern manufacturing company developing products, exclusively based on natural components - pure rose oil, coming straight from the distilleries in the world-famous Bulgarian Rose Valley. 

  • Visit of cultural event – optional. 

 

Additional services: 

Private transfer from Sofia airport to hotel in Plovdiv: 75 € /one way/ - valid for 1-3 persons. Group transfer included for a group of 10+ persons. 

Supplement for single accommodation / single room/ – per person per night: 15 €. 

 

POST TOUR #1 “RHODOPEAN NATURAL PHENOMENON” 

Shiroka Luka – Mechi Chal - Trigrade`s gorge & Yagodina Cave – Devin mineral water 

 

1 day, 04.03.2018 – Visit of annual Kukeri masquerade Festival “Pesponedelnik” in the architectural village of Shiroka Luka. Lunch in local tavern included. Free time for Mechi Chal skiing (optional). Dinner at the hotel in Pamporovo. 

 

2 day, 05.03.2018 – Breakfast. Excursion to Trigrad`s Gorge and visit of Devils Throat Cave or Yagodina Cave.

Transfer to the town of Devin and lunch.

Visit of SPA complex Persenk and free time for SPA procedures.

Transfer back to Pamporovo. Dinner at the hotel. 

 

3 day, 06.03.2018 – Breakfast. Departure. Group transfer to Sofia airport. 

Price per person in a double room starts from: 140 € 

 

The rate includes: 

  • Two nights with breakfasts and dinners in hotel Perelik 4*/ Orlovetz 5* 

  • Group transfer from Pamporovo to Shiroka luka and back 

  • A guided tour in Shiroka luka with lunch in a Bulgarian style tavern included 

  • One-day ski pass for Pamporovo and Mechi Chal ski areas 

  • One day trip to Trigrad’s gorge with visit of Yagodina Cave or Devils Throat Cave with transport, entrance fees, a lunch and an English speaking guide included 

  • Lunch in Devin with visit of SPA Persenk complex with entrance fee for SPA center included 

  • Group transfer from Pamporovo to Sofia airport 

 

Supplements: 

  • Accommodation in a single room in hotel Perelik 4*/ Orlovetz 5* - 30 €/ per person 

  • Additional night in Perelik with breakfast and dinner in a double room – 40 €/per person 

  • Additional night in Perelik with breakfast and dinner in a single room - 54 €/ per person 

  • Ski pass 2in1 Pamporovo-Mechi chal – 20 € for half-day, 25 € for full-day/ per person 

  • Individual transfer from Pamporovo to Sofia airport – 78 € per person 

 

*These rates are available for minimum 10 tourists. 

**Post-tour requires minimum number of 10 tourists. 

 

POST TOUR #2 “BULGARIAN TRADITIONS AND CUISINE” 

Shiroka Luka – Mechi Chal - Ethnographic Complex Zlatograd 

 

1 day, 04.03.2018 – Visit of annual Kukeri masquerade Festival “Pesponedelnik” in the architectural village of Shiroka Luka. Lunch in local tavern included. Free time for Mechi Chal skiing (optional). Dinner at the hotel in Pamporovo. 

 

2 day, 05.03.2018 – Breakfast. One day trip to Ethnographic complex of Zlatograd with an English speaking guide.

Lunch in Zlatograd. Visit of local crafts stores and taverns.

Dinner in Pamporovo. 

 

3 day, 06.03.2018 – Breakfast. Departure. Group transfer to Sofia airport. 

 

Supplement (optional) 06.03.2018: *minimum 10 people are required 

Excursion to the village of Smiliyan with visit and lunch in dairy “Milky way”. 

Price per person in a double room starts from: 130 euro 

 

The rate includes: 

  • Two nights with breakfasts and dinners in hotel Perelik 4*/ Orlovetz 5* 

  • Group transfer from Pamporovo to Shiroka luka and back 

  • A guided tour in Shiroka luka with lunch in a Bulgarian style tavern included 

  • One day trip to Ethnographic Complex Zlatograd with transport, entrance fees, a lunch and an English speaking guide included 

  • Group transfer from Pamporovo to Sofia airport 

 

Supplements: 

  • Accommodation in a single room in hotel Perelik 4*/ Orlovetz 5* - 30 euro/ per person 

  • Additional night in Perelik with breakfast and dinner in a double room – 40 euro/per person 

  • Additional night in Perelik with breakfast and dinner in a single room - 54 euro/ per person 

  • Ski pass 2in1 Pamporovo-Mechi chal – 20 euro for half-day, 25 euro for full-day/ per person 

  • Excursion on 6.03.18 to the village of Smiliyan with dairy degustation - 25 euro/ per person 

  • Individual transfer from Pamporovo to Sofia airport – 78 euro/ per person 

 

*These rates are available for minimum 10 tourists. **Post-tour requires minimum number of 10 tourists.