19th International Conference of
International Humic Substances Society

Humic Substances and Their Contribution to the Climate Change Mitigation

16-21 September 2018
Albena Resort, Bulgaria


Social Events & Tourist Programs


Event: Welcome Reception

Venue: Paradise Blue Hotel
Date: 16 September
2018, Tuesday, 19:00 h


Event: Gala dinner

Venue: Ara Hall of Flamingo Grand Hotel
Date: 20 September 2018, Thursday, 20:00 h.
Price: 45 Euro per person
The price includes meals, drinks and program /traditional Bulgarian dances and music/.

Tourist Programs

Half-day sightseeing tour of Varna and Aladja Monastery
/included in the accompanying person's registration fee only/

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 September 2018, Friday, 14:00 – 22:00 h
Price: 28 Euro per person, incl. transportation, museum fees, guide in English                     
Note: The price is valid for minimum of 10 persons.


Post-conference tour to Nessebar

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: 22 September 2018, Saturday 2018, 9:00 – 17:00 h.
Price: 55 Euro per person, incl. transportation, museum fees, guide in English, lunch           
Note: The price is valid for minimum of 10 persons.

You can book and pay tickets for the optional events on-line by visiting the following website:
or by filling in the Registration form.