Bulgaria

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Sofia

Arrive at Sofia airport and transfer to hotel.

Overnight: Sofia,Bulgaria

National Gallery for Foreign Art Closed on Monday

National Art Gallery Closed on Monday

Sofia Art Gallery (City Gallery) Closed on Monday

National Ethnographic Museum Closed on Monday

Sofia Central Mineral Baths Closed on Monday

Museum of Socialist Art Closed on Monday

Museum of the History of Sofia Closed on Monday

Muzeiko Closed on Monday

Day 2

Sofia

Proceed to first take a walking tour of Sofia starting with Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – the symbol of Sofia, the St. Sophia church, built in 6th century, the former Royal Palace, St. George Rotunda and the ruins of ancient Serdica. Near Banya Bashi Mosque is located one of the oldest commercial complex – Central Sofia Market Hall also known as ‘Halite’ or ‘Tsentralni Hali’ opened in 1911, showing unique architecture and containing many stores for food, clothes, shoes etc.
 
Next to the Ruins of Serdica is one of the remarkable buildings in Sofia where is located the Central Universal Market. Free time on Vitosha blvd. famous with its many stores of world known brands. The tour continues to one of the Sofia shopping centers. In Sofia are located the biggest trendy malls in the country. Return to your hotel.

Overnight: Sofia,Bulgaria || Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

National Gallery for Foreign Art Closed on Monday

National Art Gallery Closed on Monday

Sofia Art Gallery (City Gallery) Closed on Monday

National Ethnographic Museum Closed on Monday

Sofia Central Mineral Baths Closed on Monday

Museum of Socialist Art Closed on Monday

Museum of the History of Sofia Closed on Monday

Muzeiko Closed on Monday

Day 3

Sofia - Plovdiv - By Road ( 145 kms / 1 hrs / 43 mins appx.)

Transfer to Plovdiv, which is the second largest city in Bulgaria. It is situated at about two hours drive from Sofia near the beautiful Rhodope Mountains. Plovdiv was selected to be the Europe's cultural capital in 2019. The town in its present appearance was built around seven hills – the hills of Plovdiv. For a true experience of Bulgaria it is worth touring the sights of tradition and natural beauty in Plovdiv – a town with ancient past, an open-air museum with fascinating architecture. Its Old town preserves examples of Bulgarian Renaissance architecture along with the Roman Antique theatre and the Roman stadium.
 
You will be able to take a walk along the small cobbled streets you will visit the Ethnographic museum where you will see an exhibition representing traditional culture of Thrace, The Rodhopes and the Central Balkan mountains during the 18th-19th centuries in Bulgaria. The main street of the city offers excellent opportunities for entertainment and shopping. In Plovdiv you will discover many opportunities to experience shopping. Whenever you go to Markovo Tepe Mall, Grand Mall or Mall of Plovdiv, you will find anything you want.

Overnight: Plovdiv,Bulgaria || Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4

Plovdiv – Nessebar - By Road ( 281 kms / 2 hrs / 58 mins appx.)

Nessebar - Varna - By Road ( 102 kms / 1 hrs / 37 mins appx.)

Transfer to Nessebar - one of the oldest towns in Europe, the successor to the ancient Thracian settlement of Mesambria, founded in the Second century AD. Through the centuries the town has been occupied by Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Turks. It was added to the UNESCO heritage list more than 20 years ago for its many churches, old houses and wealth of history. City tour at the old town. In the afternoon continue to Varna – the Bulgarian Sea capital.

Overnight: Varna,Bulgaria || Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Museum of Natural Sciences Closed on Monday

Day 5

Varna

Proceed to half day sightseeing tour of Varna. Bulgaria's Sea Capital is full of history, sights and legends. You will visit the Sea Garden – an amazing place for walking along the sea. In the city center you will see the symbol of Varna – Cathedral “The assumption of Holy Mother”. If you want to see the oldest worked golden artefacts you may want to visit Varna's Archaeological museum. Also the Roman Thermae, which are the most valuable monument of culture in Varna, situated in the central part of the city where they were constructed in the late 2nd century AD. In the afternoon free time at leisure.

Overnight: Varna,Bulgaria || Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Museum of Natural Sciences Closed on Monday

Day 6

Varna

Departure to Balchik. The trip begins with a visit to the Botanical Garden in the picturesque town of Balchik, a tour of the summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria - a romantic and exquisite architectural mix of Oriental and European styles, located on the beach, in a magnificent botanical garden - hosting over 3000 plants, including the second largest collection of cacti in Europe containing more than 250 species.

Overnight: Varna,Bulgaria || Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Museum of Natural Sciences Closed on Monday

Day 7

Varna

Proceed to Feel Bulgaria, discover the picturesque countryside. We will make a full day trip to Shumen, the famous historical sight Madara and the old town of Preslav, get know with the Bulgarian traditions. In the late afternoon departure in the hotel.

Overnight: Varna,Bulgaria || Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Museum of Natural Sciences Closed on Monday

Day 8

Varna

Proceed to ready for an exciting off road tour. An exotic trip with Jeeps in the unique natural environment, shooting with air rifles, picnic in the forest and entertainment. Free time at leisure.

Overnight: Varna,Bulgaria || Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Museum of Natural Sciences Closed on Monday

Day 9

Depart Varna

Departure transfer to onward destination.

Overnight: None

Tour Ends

Prices & Dates

  • The prices given are on the room basis.
  • Single room price is for one person.
  • Double / Twin room price is for two persons.
  • Triple room price is for three persons.
  • Infant (upto 2 years) is free of charge.
  • Child (2-12 years) will get discounted prices computed by the system automatically.
  • Age of child will be considered as on date of travel and not on date of booking.
  • If you are traveling alone and can find yourself another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, then you can share a double / twin room with another single traveler and this may be economical to your pocket.

Season Dates Tour Price (Single-Room)
6th May 2019 Till 31st Mar 2021 257827.05

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Hotels

Akord Hotel - Sofia,BULGARIA

Nights: 2
Room Category: Standard Room
Our Category: 3*    |   Regional Category: 3*

Building fronted by a lawn, this upscale business hotel is 2.9 km from both the National Art Gallery and the Ivan Vazov National Theatre. Sophia's central train station is 4 km away.Featuring free Wi-Fi, the polished rooms also come with cable TV and minibars. Suites add living areas with sofas. Room service is available.

Downtown hotel - Sofia,BULGARIA

Nights: 2
Room Category: Standard Room
Our Category: 4*    |   Regional Category: 4*

This polished hotel in a contemporary building is a 9-minute walk from the National Palace of Culture and 2 km from Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.The quaint, traditionally decorated rooms offer free Wi-Fi, minibars and flat-screens with satellite channels. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas, and suites include living rooms. Room service is available 24/7.

Hotel Anel - Sofia,BULGARIA

Nights: 2
Room Category: Standard Room
Our Category: 5*    |   Regional Category: 5*

This haute, art-filled downtown hotel is a 15-minute walk from the Natsionalna Khudozhestvena Galeriya art museum and 2 km from Central Railway Station Sofia.Swanky rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, coffeemakers and minibars. Upgraded quarters add kitchenettes, whirlpool tubs and/or balconies.

Grand-hotel - Plovdiv,Bulgaria

Nights: 1
Room Category: Standard Room
Our Category: 5*    |   Regional Category: 5*

In a utilitarian 1977 building a 3-minute walk from the banks of the Maritsa river, this modest business hotel is a 9-minute walk from the Mejdunaroden Panair conference venue. Conservative rooms have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Suites include living/dining rooms, and a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, top-floor apartment adds a kitchenette. Room service is available 24/7.

Hotel Mirena - Plovdiv,BULGARIA

Nights: 1
Room Category: Standard Room
Our Category: 3*    |   Regional Category: 3*

Mirena Hotel offers a convenient location in the center of Plovdiv and provides spacious, elegant and modern rooms and suites , equipped with many necessary amenities. Free on-site public parking.Hotel Mirena is 2 km from Plovdiv International Fair and 1 km from the Old Town . The rooms have free Wi-Fi internet access. Provided and room service from 07:30 to 23:00 .
 

Ramada Hotel - Plovdiv,BULGARIA

Nights: 1
Room Category: Standard
Our Category: 4*    |   Regional Category: 4*

Located in the city centre, Ramada Plovdiv Trimontium is 15 km away from Plovdiv Charter Airport and 500 metres from the bus station. The property enjoys an ideal location near the main shopping and business district as well as the old town of this second largest Bulgarian city. It is also next to city garden, with beautiful green scenery and a pleasant, calming atmosphere.

Golden Tulip Hotel - Varna,BULGARIA

Nights: 5
Room Category: Standard Room
Our Category: 4*    |   Regional Category: 4*

Golden Tulip Varna is a classic 4 star hotel, located downtown Varna City, only 7 km away from Varna Airport and 300 m from the symbol of the city – the Cathedral “Assumption of the Holy Virgin”.Location of the Hotel benefits both business and leisure travelers as the property is located in the proximity of most of the public amenities and it is easily accessible even in hours of heavy traffic.

Graffit Gallery Hotel - Varna,BULGARIA

Nights: 5
Room Category: Standard Room
Our Category: 5*    |   Regional Category: 5*

This modern, upscale hotel is a 9-minute walk from Varna Archaeological Museum, a 12-minute walk from the Seaside Garden and 1.6 km from Central Railway Station Varna.The polished rooms offer free Wi-Fi, smart TVs and minibars, as well as coffeemakers and designer toiletries.

Hotel Renaissance - Varna,BULGARIA

Nights: 5
Room Category: Standard Room
Our Category: 3*    |   Regional Category: 3*

The elegant Family Hotel Renaissance is housed in a restored 19th century mansion located in the Old Town of Plovdiv. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Next-door, there is a traditional coffee house. Most attractions are found within a radius of 300 metres.

Trip Highlights

  • Sophia Church.
  • Royal Palace.
  • Banya Bashi Mosque.
  • Beautiful Rhodope Mountains.
  • Ethnographic museum.
  • Botanical Garden.

Included

  • Accommodation as per the program.
  • Meals as per the program.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions.
  • All taxes.

Not Included

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Visa (If any).

Important Information

  • Check-in is 14:00 Hrs. and Check-out is 11:00 Hrs. at most of the places.
  • Visa (if any) is a sole responsibility of a customer and must be aware of its formalities and conditions.
  • If quoted accommodation is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
  • One must adopt and accept the local culture and should not hurt any kind of sentiments including cultural and religious.
  • Clients must check the validity of passport and all other travel documents carefully prior to departure to avoid any last minute hassle.
  • Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
  • In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
  • There is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic. 
  • While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
  • Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
  • In case of issuing air /train / ferry / cruise or any ticket, SGV is not responsible for any refund in case of delay / cancel or any other unforseen event, as it is the responsibility of source supplier.

Do’s & Dont’s

Travel smart, travel safe! Traveling abroad can be one of the best times of your life, or one of the worst times of your life depending on what you do while overseas. Below are some suggestions that will be helpful for you while traveling. 
 
DO's
  • Do be aware of your surroundings, and watch for suspicious people or vehicles.
  • Do respect local culture, customs and traditions. 
  • Do use cash substitutes such as traveler's checks or credit cards, and only carry as much money as you immediately need.
  • Do lock up valuables you are not taking with you in a safe in your room or use your hotel’s safe-deposit box services to store them; and lock the windows and doors your hotel room when going out.
  • Do make a note of your credit-card numbers and the phone number to call in case you need to report it stolen and cancel it.
  • Do dress appropriately for your surroundings as much as you can; looking more like a local makes you less of a mark than looking like an obvious tourist.
  • Do put a band around your luggage as a safeguard against pilferage while in transit; suitcase locks are no barriers to a professional thief.
  • Do travel with companions while sightseeing or shopping; there is safety in numbers.
  • Do keep vehicle doors locked and windows rolled up when driving.
  • Do be alert for staged distractions, such as someone bumping into you, spilling a drink on you, dropping something in front of you or causing a loud commotion; an accomplice can steal your valuables and walk away while you are momentarily distracted.
  • Photocopy Your Passport - Carrying around a copy of your passport (the page with your photo and other important information) is a must when traveling abroad, just in case your passport is damaged or lost.
  • Try New Foods - Don't be one of those travelers who is scared to eat new things. Try something new!
  • Do Check Out The Culture - Your interests may not lie in seeing art works and performances I'm languages you can't understand, but experiencing culture in a foreign land is incredibly eye opening and a fun experience.
  • Do Pack Layers - Weather can change quickly when you're exploring new lands, and finding properly fitting clothing when in foreign countries may he harder than you expect.
 
 
 
DON’Ts
  • Don't carry and flash large sums of cash, nor exchange money at dubious-looking places or with individuals on the street.  
  • Don’t look like a tourist by dressing like one, appearing lost or consulting a map in public.
  • Don’t walk with a bag slung loosely over one shoulder, and keep your bag on the opposite side of you from the road to forestall a thief on a bike from snatching it.
  • Don’t carry a backpack that looks like luggage.
  • Don't visit dangerous locations, or walk in unfamiliar, isolated or dimly lit areas, especially at night.
  • Don't leave valuable items in public view; that includes your passport as much as your iPhone.
  • Don't drive an obvious rental car, the more nondescript the better; keep maps and travel brochures out of sight in the glove compartment.
  • Don't park anywhere but a well lit place, don't leave valuables in sight (lock them in the trunk), and don’t pick-up hitchhikers.
  • Don’t keep your vehicle and house or hotel keys on the same key ring.
  • Don’t store cash, jewelry, medicine or other valuables in your luggage, and never leave your luggage unattended, even for a brief moment.
  • Don't Do Drugs - Don't bring them with you, don't accept them from friends or family or strangers, don't even talk about them. Many foreign countries are extremely strict when it comes to drugs and you could find yourself in big big trouble.
  • Don't Spend Too Much Time In Your Room - You may be jet lagged, you may be homesick, but sitting around won't help any of it. Get out there and have fun!
  • Don't Talk Politics - Not every country is a free country, and not every society is tolerant of free speech. Have fun but keep politics out of your discussions while on vacation.
  • Don't Let Your Phone Roam - Nothing is worse than returning home to see a cell phone bill that is astronomical. Be sure to either contact your provider for an overseas plan or only use it via WiFi.
Tour Details
Starts Sofia, Bulgaria
Ends Varna, Bulgaria
Local Payment No
Tour Guide Yes
Meals Breakfast-7
Dinner-7
Seasons & Time
Best Time 1st Jul - 31st Aug
Low Season 1st Dec - 28th Feb
High Season 1st Mar - 30th Sep
Rainy Season 1st Jul - 31st Jul
Winter Season 1st Dec - 30th Apr
Summer Season 1st May - 31st Oct
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