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One of Europe’s oldest nations, founded in AD681, know for its’ ski resorts and Black Sea Beaches, Bulgaria is also a country that can be a highly rewarding pilgrimage destination.

It has a fascinating history, a varied landscape of great beauty and an ever-welcoming people who are still in the process of adapting to life in the EU. In many villages it is common to see people travelling by horse and cart, or trekking into the mountains with mules.

Bulgaria produces great red & white wines, and 70% of the world’s rose oil. Thracian tombs, Roman amphitheaters, royal castles, fascinating museums and lovely 19th century architecture are surpassed by wonderful domed churches and 170 living monasteries, some of them over a thousand years old with stunning medieval art.

Sofia is the lively capital, born 7,000 years ago in the green embrace of the Vitosha Mountain. Beautiful Plovdiv in the oldest city in Europe, and 2019’s European Capital of Culture.

Bulgaria's magnificent monasteries and UNESCO heritage

Venture into the heart of this ancient land and you’ll discover a rewarding array of monuments, stunning monasteries adorned with magnificent frescoes and museums nestled in historic villages and towns.

Prices from £2,599 pp

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McCabe Educational Trust

The McCabe Educational Trust is the charitable wing of McCabe Pilgrimages, functions independently with its own board of Directors and is a registered charity.

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Organising a Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is our speciality and in 2023 we celebrate our 40th year in business – so we must be doing something right! We work with all denominations and are happy to tailor every pilgrimage to the needs of each particular church. For instance, some parties would plan one or two Eucharists during their pilgrimage but others will choose a daily celebration. In the Holy Land, your focus may be the Galilean ministry or a re-creation of Holy Week in Jerusalem. You tell us what your particular interest is and we will recommend an itinerary

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