International Festival Of Dance And Songs “Golden days”
Varna – the Sea Capital of Bulgaria! Apart from being a beach resort, Varna rivals the great cities of Sofia and Plovdiv, in its offering of cultural attractions and historical buildings, museums and art galleries. Today Varna is the largest city on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast and is the main port for both naval and commercial ship ping. Because it is a close neighbor to the popular coastal resorts of Golden Sands, St. Constantine & Helena, and Albena, Varna has a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The International Festival of dance and songs “Golden days” is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances and music performed by folkloric groups. On the festival may participate children and youth folklore dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups, as well as groups and performers from other art styles. The age of the participants is not limited.
03.07. - 08.07.2022
2 Open Air Concerts with Professional Stage & Sound System
3*/4* Hotels – Full Board (3 meals per day - buffet basis)
6 days (5 nights) – 145 euro for basic category hotels
6 days (5 nights) – 169 euro for advanced category hotels (only if you apply by May 2022)
On 20 participants, every 21st is free of charge
Included in the festival fee
The participation fee covers 6 days accommodation in Basic or Advanced Category Hotel on Full Board Basis (3 meals per day), invitation letter, gifts, participation at 2 concerts, and expenses of the festival organization. The fee does not cover travel insurance and transfers.
The Groups will be accommodated in rooms with 3 beds and 4 beds on a full board basis. Only 2 double rooms are available per group which can be used for the Leaders and drivers.
Double Room: 5 euro/person/day
Single room: 19 euro/day
Extra Night: 28 euro/person for Basic and 32 euro/person for Advanced Category Hotel.
The participation fee can be paid via bank transfer or in cash on the day of arrival. Each participant group should pay 30 % in advance after receiving the official invitation. After this date (18.06.2022) advance payments are not refunded. In case of price increase, due to the global crisis, we reserve the right to adjust the festival fee.
The groups coming by bus can use their own transport all the time during the festival and the small journeys around the city.
The Parking for the buses is paid for by the group at the rate set on the parking place.
The festival organizers will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Varna airport, during the festival days and back to the same Varna airport. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed upon according to their number.
03.07. - Wednesday
Arrival and accommodation of the groups at the hotel
Meeting with FFA representative and short description of the festival program (2 leaders per group max)
04.07. – Thursday
(Depending of the number of the groups we will let you know about the minutes of your performance.)
05.07. – Friday
Concert (Depending of the number of the groups we will let you know about the minutes of your performance.)
06.07. – Saturday
Concert and Diploma Rewarding (Depending of the number of the groups we will let you know about the minutes of your performance)
07.07. – Sunday
Free Time - Excursion Day – You can find more information in “Excursions” section.
08.07. – Monday
Departure Of The Groups After The Breakfast
Detailed Festival Program will be given to you 1 month before the start of the festival.
The organizer reserves the right to any changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions!
Explore Varna like never before!
1. FESTA DOLPHINARIUM – DOLPHIN’S SHOW
The Dolphinarium was inaugurated on 11.08.1984 and quickly became a symbol of Varna and a landmark of Bulgarian tourism. The dolphins and their coaches present the unique Dolphin show which last 40 min. Dolphins will sing to you. They will rock-and-roll and waltz. Their joyous performance will take your breath away. A thing which is good to know in advance: dolphins adore applause! It is their major prize.
2. AQUAPOLIS (AQUALAND)
Attraction Park “Aquapolis” – the most beautiful water park in Eastern Europe, is the first one in Bulgaria, established in a unique Mauritian Mediterranean style. The water park is situated in the forest, sporting a unique sea-view and the whole tourist resort. Established on an area of 40 000 square meters, it combines a natural park environment with a series of artificially created elements – pools, water slides, Jacuzzi, fountains and waterfalls, ancient towers and ruins.
3. SIGHTSEEING TOUR WITH GUIDE – VARNA REGION
(SEA GARDEN VARNA, NAVY MUSEUM, ARCHITECTURAL PARK COMPLEX THE PALACE – BALCHIK)
The guided tour starts with the amazing view of the Sea Garden in Varna. After a short walk the tour continues near the Navy Museum, situated in the most attractive region of the city of Varna – at the sea shore. Outside the museum you can see original ancient anchors an shop remnants, found on the bottom of the Black Sea.
The Tour will end with the visit of the former summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria Alexandrina Victoria de Edinburg (1875 – 1938) – Palace Balchik. It is situated approximately 2 km south-west of Balchik in a beautiful locality between the Balchik rocks and the sea.
4. VISITING OF TRADITIONAL VILLAGE (SOLNIK)
Bulgarian folklore with its traditional costumes, typical songs and haunting bagpipe sounds tells the stories of everyday life in Bulgarian villages. Music, art, culture and history will cross paths in order to make your folklore adventure more colorful and appealing than ever.
Be the guests at house in the village of Solnik. Have a traditional Lunch with traditional music. Lots of fun just 70 km away from Varna.
5. SIGHTSEEING OF NESSEBAR
Nessebar - "the town of the 40 churches", situated on a beautiful peninsula. It will charm you with the unique architecture of the family basilicas and houses. One of the oldest towns of Europe will impress you with its lovely atmosphere and many layers of cultural and historical heritage, dating back to Thracian times.
After visiting all the attractions, the Tour will end with tasting lunch in one of the near restaurants (one drink included in the price).
Detailed Excursions with Prices will be given to you 1 month before the festival.
It will be our pleasure to make your trip an unforgettable experience!
We can provide the following services for your group:
accommodation during the trip (in case you need sleepover to your way to the chosen destination)
accommodation during the festival event you attend
travel and transportation tips and assistance
purchasing airplane and bus tickets
organizing transportation for a group or individuals
assist and advise in the procedure of issuing visas (if needed)
The groups should pay the travel expenses by themselves to Varna and back.
The groups coming by bus can use their own transport all the time during the festival and the small journeys around the city. Any expense caused by the usage of the bus (accident, robbing, breakdown, etc) should be covered by the vehicle’s insurance. Each member must have travel insurance policy.
The Parking for the buses is paid by the group at the rate set on the parking place.
The festival organizers will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Varna airport, during the festival days and back to the same Varna airport. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number.