We offer you a fascinating tour of Bulgaria, which will allow you to discover its rich culture and traditions, unspoiled nature and rural charm, filled with a peculiar calm way of life. Embark on an unforgettable immersion in the heart of the Balkans.
A trip on the border between East and West, you will find numerous historic sites left from the heritage of civilizations that lived in these lands, wonderful natural phenomena, and a rich tasting authentic cuisine reflecting the generosity and hospitality of the Bulgarian people. This trip will allow you to familiarize yourself with Bulgaria, discover its important landmarks, filled with folklore and traditions that will grab your interest.
The route, despite its short duration, will allow you to visit numerous sites, such as:
- Sofia, the Bulgarian capital
- Troyan Monastery
- Veliko Tarnovo, the previous capital (over-night stay)
- The Shumen region and Madara Horseman (UNESCO site)
- Bulgarian Black Sea coast
- Varna Archaeological Museum
- Walk through the Kamchia Nature Preserve (optional)
- Nesebar Old Town (UNESCO site) (overnight stay)
- Kazanlak and the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak (UNESCO site) located in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Roses.
- Plovdiv Old Town (overnight stay)
- Bansko, optional visit to the Park of the Dancing Bears in Belitsa
- Rila Monastery (UNESCO site)
- Small charming hotels with good service and high rating.
The route can be changed according to places of your interest and the time you wish to spend there. You will no doubt be surprised by the wealth of the country and the diversity of cultural and natural sites. For more information, take a look at the destinations listed below. You can also download and print a detailed program of the trip by clicking on the Download button.
We remind you that the proposed trips are created by our team. Feel free to contact us if you wish to make corrections to either the route or its duration. We are at your disposal to answer all your questions about the trip or any possible changes (if you want to make changes to the trip, please fill out the Tailor-Made Request form).
Thoughts from Balkania Tour:
A rich and varied program that will allow you to familiarize yourself with the little-known treasures of Bulgaria (typical villages, monasteries, historic sites, traditions etc…) in only one week. Passing through the Black Sea coast will bring a little more variety and freshness to the route, but on the other hand increases the total duration of the trip and the amount of travel, due to there being more destinations. The total duration of the trip is about 1600 km.
Accomodation is in our opinion one of the strengths of the trip, with a selection of independent and cozy hotels.
We remind you that this trip is also available as a Group Tour.
Have a nice trip through Bulgaria in the rows that follow!
|Period||per person in double room||per person in single room|
|from 01 April from 30 April||390 €||690 €|
|from 01 May from 30 June||440 €||790 €|
|from 01 July from 31 August||490 €||890 €|
|from 01 September from 30 September||440 €||790 €|
|from 01 October from 31 October||390 €||690 €|
No maximum number of participants. For groups larger than 6 people, please send us an inquiry to make you a custom offer for your group. If you do not use the designated hotels in the program, there will be no compensation and hotels will be at your expense.
A depost of 100 € to 300 € must be paid upon delivery of the car, depending on the category of the car. It will be refunded upon return of the vehicle, if there are no damages to it.
Rental car with a driver or with a driver/guide
In the case of traveling with a driver/guide, they are responsible for the vehicle, and no deposit is required.
Tour with rental car with driver
Driver services are limited according to the instructions previously specified by Balkania Tour and the customer. Drivers speak the language of the destination and English.
Tour with rental car with driver/guide
In addition to driving throughout the journey, the guide will provide you with information on the different aspects of life in the destination you are interested in, and provide you with tips for a more rational and succesful trip.
IMPORTANT: In the event of a failure or problem with a GPS during the journey, Balkania Tour does not replace the faulty unit with a new one.
The proposed hotels can be replaced with others of the same category.
The proposed route may be changed without notice in the event of unforseen circumstances, bad weather conditions, or local circumstances. During national or religious holidays, some visits may be limited or eliminated, and will not be eligible for compensation.
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
National Assembly (Parliament) Building
The Russian Church of Saint Nicolas
Church of St. George - Sofia
East Entrance - Ulpiya Serdika
Church of St. Petka of the Saddlers
You will be greeted at the airport and provided with the rental vehicle.
After you arrive, on your first day you will be able to explore the capital of Sofia. You can go on a panoramic walking tour and see the main sights and most beautiful historic buldings of the city.
Holy Forty Martyrs Church - Veliko Tarnovo
Church of St. Demetrius of Thessolaniki - Veliko Tarnovo
Oreshak Exhibition of Arts and Crafts
Nativity of Christ Church - Arbanasi
Varna - The Pearl of the Black Sea
Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral
There are five churches to visit in Arbanasi, but the one the most interesting one is the Nativity of Christ Church. Constructed during the 15th century, was first built with three naves and one apse. Then in the 17th century, the church was expanded and decorated with painted murals of saints by Bulgarian artists. There are 2000 saints painted on the according to calculations, representing 3500 different characters. A visit to this church is not one to pass up.
Pliska National Archaeological and Historical Reservation
Kamchia Nature Preserve
Aladzha Rock Monastery
Varna Archaelogical Museum
Roman Baths (Thermae) - Varna
Nesebar Archaeological Museum
Church of the Holy Saviour (St. Spas) - Nesebar
Church of Christ Pantocrator
Valley of the Thracian Kings
Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
Memorial Temple of the Birth of Christ (Shipka Church)
Antique Beehive Tomb - Pomorie
Salt Museum - Pomorie
Pomorie Natural Reservation
Rose Museum - Kazanlak
Iskra History Museum - Kazanlak
Kazanlak Art Gallery
Ostrusha Thracian Tomb
Royal Tomb of Seuthes III (The Great Kosmatka)
Shipka National Park-Museum
Ancient Forum and Odeon - Plovdiv
Ancient Stadium - Plovdiv
Saints Konstantin and Elena Church - Plovdiv
Hisar Kapia (Fortress Gate)
Ancient Roman Amphitheater - Plovdiv
Park of the Dancing Bears
Hindilyan House - Plovdiv
Pottery studio of Elena
Fortress of Ivan Asen - Asenovgrad
Church of the Holy Trinity
For the construction, the local craftsmen were greatly inspired and worked with care to make sure the church met the spiritual needs of the people and strengthened their identities. The old city center is organized around the church. It is a symbol of strength and courage of the past. Today, the city is an oasis of peace and development.
Velyanov House - Bansko
Rila Monastery Museum
National Museum of History - Sofia
Central Sofia Market Hall
Women’s Market - Sofia