Social Events and Tourist Programs

 
SOCIAL EVENT INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE

Event: Welcome Reception




Venue: Paradise Blue Hotel
Date: 17 May
2018, Thursday, 19:00 h


OPTIONAL SOCIAL EVENTS AND TOURIST PROGRAMS


Event: Bulgarian Night



Venue: Albena Variete Theatre
Date: 19 May 2018, Saturday, 20:00 h 
Price: 30 euro supplement price for Bulgarian Night for participants and accompanying persons accomodated in the official congress hotels with reservation and payment to the Congress organizer /CME Ltd./
For participants with own hotel reservation the price is 60 euro.
The price includes meals, drinks and program /traditional Bulgarian dances and music/.


EXCURSIONS, PRE AND POST CONGRESS TOURS


EXCURSIONS:

Half-day sightseeing tour of Varna and Aladja Monastery
/included in the accompanying persons registration fee/



Founded in the 6th century BC, the city boasts lots of remains from Roman and Byzantine times - the World’s most ancient golden art pieces have been found in the Varna Necropolis. The tour will include a visit of the most remarkable sights of the city – the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Archeological museum (with one of the richest exhibits in Bulgaria - now it holds over 100,000 various objects of the region's past epochs), The Roman thermal baths (2nd - 3rd century) are the biggest ever found in Bulgaria.
The tour will include a visit to Aladja monastery - one of the many medieval rock monasteries found in the northeastern part of Bulgaria. It was inhabited by hermits in the 13th - 14thc. It is situated in a beautiful woodland about 17 kilometers from Varna and has monk's cells and magnificent wall paintings. The monastery rooms were cut out on two levels in the almost 40-meter high limestone rock. The monastery was opened as museum and tourist site in 1906. The site was declared national antiquity and national monument of culture.
 
Date: 18 May 2018, Friday, 9:00 – 13:00 h.
Price: 36 euro per person, incl. transportation, museum fees, guide in English                     
Note: The price is valid for minimum of 10 persons.

 
Half-day tour to Balchik   
/included in the accompanying persons registration fee/


     
   
Balchik Palace – a queen’s summer dream... The queen was Maria of Romania, and her love for that patch of Bulgarian land – at first sight. The rose garden and the largest collection of cactuses in Europe are masterpieces of the royal park.  The stroll through the park takes the visitor to the only palace with minaret in the world, in complete harmony with the mosque dome, a marble throne brought from Florence, a bridge of sighs, a large clay vessel from Morocco, a Mediterranean-style well, a Moorish-style pool.
 
Date: 20 May 2018, Sunday 2018, 14:00 – 18:00 h.
Price: 25 euro per person, incl. transportation, museum fees, guide in English            
Note: The price is valid for minimum of 10 persons.

One-day tour to Nessebar  
/optional excursion/


 
Nessebar is located in 100 km from the city of Varna.  Nessebar is one of the most ancient cities in Europe inheriting the Old Thracian town of Mesambria founded in 2nd millennium BC. Antique fortress wall with gate remains of 3-4 centuries, Nessebar Churches of 5-6 centuries, as well as medieval ones of 10-14 centuries – exquisite works of medieval Bulgarian and Byzantine architecture, about 60 houses of 19 century gathered in a number of ensembles, give unique appearance and special atmosphere to the city.

Date: 19 May 2018, Saturday, 9:00 – 18:00 h.                                                                                             
Price: 55 euro per person, incl. transportation, museum fees, guide in English, lunch
Note: The price is valid for minimum of 10 persons.


PRE AND POST CONGRESS TOURS:

Pre-Congress Tour: 12-16 May 2018 - 5 days
/Sofia – Rila Monastery – Plovdiv – Nessebar – Varna – Albena/





Post-Congress Tour: 21-24 May 2018 - 4 days
/Albena – Varna – Sofia/





Post-Congress Tour: 21-28 May 2018 - 8 days
/Albena – Varna – V. Turnovo - Sofia – Sandanski – Thessaloniki/





Booking of the Social events, tourist programs and payment can be done on-line at:
http://events.cmebg.com/xxiv-world-congress-on-echocardiography-and-cardiovascular-imaging/145/