Explore The Dazzling Cities Of Bulgaria With This 9-Day Tour
Bulgaria is the perfect destination if you love adventure or history, whether you are traveling solo or with your family. The various cities of this fascinating Balkan nation give a diverse insight into the essence of Europe with its vibrant culture and architecture. The historical remains and the coastal beauty of the nation are great tourist attractions. With our 9-day luxury tour, you can explore all the dazzling attractions Bulgaria has to offer.
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Meet your private guide at Sofia airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city. Stroll around in the nation's largest city and soak in the views of the city. Peek at the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the largest such building in the nation and the second largest in the Balkans. Proceed to Narodno Sobranie Square and marvel at the grand statue of Tsar Osvoboditel King Liberator in the center of the square. Go on to discover the buildings of the Council of Ministers, the Presidency, the National Theater, and the Russian Church. Following that, visit the biggest park in the city, Borisova Garden, to reach the magnificent National Stadium Vasil Levski and the National Palace of Culture.
Day 2: Hiking on Vitosha Mountain
Go hiking on Vitosha mountain near the Golden Bridges area to reach the Cherni Vrah peak. Enjoy some of the most stunning views that the mountain offers. Relish a cup of mountain herbal tea in one of the huts you pass by. Get stunning views of the Golden Bridges area from the Kamen Del peak, 1862 meters above sea level. Reach the Cherni Vrah peak, which is 2292 meters above sea level and is the highest mountain peak to get amazing views in all directions.
Day 3: Exploring Valley Of Roses
Visit the famous Thracian tomb that dates back to the 4th century BC in Kazanlak. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, explore the Ethnographic Complex Damascena is settled in the heart of the Valley of Roses. Learn what makes the nation famous for its rose oil production. Following that, explore the symbolic Memorial Temple of the Birth of Christ. It is a wonderful Eastern-orthodox architectural gem established between 1885 and 1902.
Day 4: Tour of Sofia
Go on an immersive walking tour in the city center of the Bulgarian capital. Be amazed by the majestic works of modern architecture, fourth-century churches, and Roman ruins. Explore the various communist-era heritage sites and take a closer look at the ruins. Then, head to the Museum of Socialist Art to discover some of the monuments and statues restored from scrap yards around the nation. Inspect the large collection of paintings and political artwork that is stored here.
Day 5: Visiting Plovdiv
Walk among the remnants of ancient civilizations in Plovdiv's UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the Old Plovdiv, a historical and architectural reserve on the Three Hills. Be charmed by the houses of the National Revival period and the Bulgarian Renaissance churches. Then, visit the ancient Roman Theatre that was established in the 2nd century and is still used in the present for festivals and events. Continue to the majestic Roman Stadium and the 14-century Djumaya Mosque.
Day 6: Heading to Veliko Tarnovo
Visit the Preobrazhensky Monastery, built in the 11th century and continues to stand despite climactic landslides and religious oppression. Be immersed in the beauty of Veliko Tarnovo, one of the most attractive towns in the Balkans. After that, explore the Old Town area with the historic Tsarevets Fortress, craft workshops, and hopper markets. Then, relax for some time with an inspiring view of the river valley.
Day 7: Historical Nessebar
Learn more about the nation's history in the city of Nessebar, which dates back to antiquity when it was developed as a Thracian settlement called Menebria. At some point, the Ottomans, Crusaders, Bulgarians, Byzantines, Romans, and Greeks reinforced the ancient city. Walk along its beautiful cobblestoned streets to look at remains of nearly 40 brick churches that date back as far as the 5th century. It has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, relax on a sunbed under an umbrella at one of the numerous gorgeous beaches in Nessebar.
Day 8: Traditional Varna
Get immersed in the entertainment, restaurants, and shops that line the streets of Varna, the third-largest city in Bulgaria. Be attracted by the Bulgarian charm of this traditional city that can be seen through its beautiful cathedral, architecture, and unique customs. Enjoy a leisurely walk among the markets and cute little shops, and walk down to the aquarium to peek at the exotic fish.
Day 9: Departure
Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.