Aladzha monastery - Dolphinarium Varna
It is a great idea to go on a Dolphins show. Varna is the place that hosts a spectacular Dolphin shows. This is the only dolphin facility in Bulgaria. It is one of the most popular attractions on the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria. Get ready to meet well trained, smart, playful and intelligent dolphins. Prepare to make new friends in these cute creatures. You kids will love it.
08:00 AM Departure from Sunny beach Hotels 10:30 AM Arrival in Varna 11:00 AM Visit to "Aladzha Monastery" - a unique rock monastery. It is the one and only on the Balkan peninsula. 12:30 PM Lunch and free time for shopping. 13:30 PM Visit to the Dolphin show. The show is 40 min. long and it's highly enjoyable. It is nice for adults, great for kids. Best attraction in Varna. 15:00 PM Departure from Varna to Sunny beach.
Includes: A/C transportation, lunch, entrance fees, medical insurance, tour guding
Contact with dolphins: Enjoy a lovely experience! Swimming takes place every day at 14:00 PM. Price is 200 BGN, but if you are coming in low season, it is half that price. Find further details at: http://dolphinarium.festa.bg/contact-with-dolphins-2.html
History: The Dolphinarium was opened in 1984 and quickly became a symbol of Varna. The first dolphins arrived from Cuba. They belong to the Tursiops truncatus species (the Bottlenose dolphins). Currently, the Dolphinarium has five dolphins – two male and three female – Kimbo, Doli, Popi, Yoana and Bimbo, the last two being born in Festa Dolphinarium.
Aladzha Monastery is a medieval Christian cave monastery in the central part of Golden Sands Natural Park. The monastery caves were hewn into a 25-m high vertical karst cliff on two levels. The first level consists of a monastery church, monastic cells, a dining premise and a kitchen, a small cemetery church, a crypt (bone-vault) and farm premises. The second level is a natural cave recess in the eastern end of which there is a monastery chapel.The complex includes two small nearby catacombs. It was an active monastic community of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, since the 12th century and survived until the 18th century.