4 Best Bulgaria Vacation Packages: Explore the best of the country!
Bulgaria is a Balkan Nation that is perched on the southeast corner of Europe. It is a beautiful country with undulating landscapes, beautiful monasteries, rich culture, outstanding outdoor activities, incredible coastal areas, unbelievable architecture, mysterious history, and whatnot. Irrespective of its offerings, this country is still not very popular among tourists. And believe us, we won’t get the reason behind it. If you want to explore real beauty, then we highly recommend you start your journey to Europe by visiting Bulgaria. It is a perfect place to satiate your wanderlust. And for that, there are abundant Bulgaria vacation packages that are trying to let you enjoy your vacation with ease.
Likewise, we have 4 Bulgaria vacation packages for you. All the packages that are featured in this article are just to provide you with an overview of how Bulgaria vacation packages are and what they include. These tailored packages are not full-fledged saleable itineraries. We have just taken references from multiple travel packages sites and created some examples for you. Reviewing these packages will provide you a rough idea of price, inclusions, and things to do in the country. You must consider them while booking a perfect Bulgaria vacation package for you.
Article At Glance:
1. Best Of Bulgaria: Enjoy The True Beauty
2. Adventure Excursion: Mystical Places In Bulgaria
3. Hiking & Trekking Trip: Explore The Undiscovered Paths Of Bulgaria
4. Wildlife Vacation: Best Of Bulgaria’s Fauna
It’s time to end your list of excuses and step out to explore the unexplored beauty. Read on and find out...
#1: Best Of Bulgaria: Enjoy The True Beauty
Maximum Group Size: 18
Estimated Package Cost: US$ 1626.28
Recommended Age Group: 14-85
Number Of Days: 9
Day 1- Arrival in Sofia
Bulgaria vacation package will embark from SOFIA- the capital city of Bulgaria. On the first day, you will arrive in the city, check into your hotel, and spend your leisure time relaxing and preparing yourself for the next day full of strolling.
Day 2- Exploring Bulgaria’s Capital- SOFIA
Start your next day of a leisure tour package by grabbing your breakfast. Then, get ready for discovering the gems of Sofia. Our tour guide will take you through the walking tour to witness some top trip attractions like Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, St. George Rotunda, National Palace of Culture, Vitosha Boulevard, National Institute of Archaeology, and Banya Bashi Mosque.
Day 3- Visit Dobarsko Mountain Village
On the third day of your Bulgaria Vacation Package, you will be driving to the mountain village of Dobarsko. It is perched on the southwest of Bulgaria at 1,070 m above sea level. You will be visiting the UNESCO-Listed Church of Saint Theodore Tyron and Theodore Stratelates. Then you will be taking a train from Rhodope Narrow Gauge Railway that will take you through the mountains. By the late evening, you will reach Plovdiv, where you will be spending your next two days.
Day 4- Take a Plovdiv Tour
Wake up in the morning and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Then, our guide will take you on tour to Plovdiv. You will be exploring the highlights of the city like Ancient Theatre Of Philippopolis, Nebet Tepe, Balabanov’s House, Plovdiv National Archaeological Museum, and Garden Of Tsar Simeon’s And The Singing Fountains. You will get free from exploring Plovdiv by late afternoon. Then, you can spend the rest of the day enjoying your Bulgaria vacation package at your own pace.
Day 5- Explore rose oil distillery & Thracian Tomb
On day 5 of your Bulgaria vacation package, you will be visiting the rose oil distillery to learn how the people of Bulgaria make oil out of rose. After spending a few hours, you will move to Thracian Tomb. It is situated in Kazanlak, which is a UNESCO-listed monument. After you visit the ultimate offerings of Bulgaria, you leave for Nessebar, where you will be spending your night.
Day 6- Enjoy your own time in Nessebar and arrival in Varna
Your morning of Day 6 will start in the beautiful city of Nessebar. Start your day with a fulfilling breakfast and spend the rest of your morning enjoying it on your own. In the afternoon you will leave for a seaside town in Bulgaria- Varna. After reaching the town, check into your hotel, and go sightseeing. You will be visiting the Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship. Later in the evening, head back to your hotel and enjoy a peaceful sleep.
Day 7- Uncover Varna and leave for Veliko Tarnovo
On day 7 of the Bulgaria vacation package, you will be having a few hours exploring the town before you leave Varna. Spend your time enjoying the famous trip attractions like Saint Athanasius Church, Roman Thermae, Euxinograd Palace, Retro Museum, Stoyan Bachvarov Theatre, and The Sea Garden. After witnessing the beauty of Varna, leave the black sea behind and move to Veliko Tarnovo. On the way, you will stop by a prominent monument in Shumen and at Arbanasi Village to visit the Nativity Church.
Day 8- Spend time in Veliko Tarnovo & come back to Sofia
Spend your last second day of Bulgaria vacation package discovering the beauty of Veliko Tarnovo. It is one of the oldest cities of Bulgaria, which depicts the medieval history of the country. Spend your day visiting Tsarevets Fortress, Patriarchal Cathedral, Samovodska Charshia, and Archaeological Museum. By late afternoon, you will leave for Sofia. It will be a few hours journey. Spend your night in Sofia.
Day 9- Enjoy free time in Sofia and departure back home
This is the last day of your Bulgaria vacation package. Your vacation package will end after your breakfast in the capital city. No activity is planned for the last day. You can enjoy your own time shopping, strolling, or just resting. Then you can depart from the city to go back home at any time.
#2: Adventure Excursion: Mystical Places In Bulgaria
Maximum Group Size: 20
Estimated Package Cost: US$ 1851.73
Recommended Age Group: 5-70
Number Of Days: 6
Day 1- Arrival In Sofia and Visiting Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery
This adventure Bulgaria vacation package will take you to some of the mystical places in the country. The journey will begin in Sofia. Being a capital city, all the travelers will meet the guide and leave for Seven Rila Lakes. It is one of the most beautiful mountain landmarks. Spend a few hours exploring stunning lakes and then head towards Rila Monastery. Enjoy this cultural monument, and later you enjoy your stay either in the monastery itself or nearby.
Day 2- Exploring Rupite and Melnik
On day 2 of your journey, you will leave for Rupite village, which is famous for peculiar relief and the hot sulfur springs. Enjoy the top attractions like St. Petka of Bulgaria. The next destination after Rupite is Melnik. It is a majestic architectural-style town in Bulgaria. It is nested on the Southwestern Pirin Mountains. This town is quite famous for its delectable wine. Enjoy the wine museum, shop for some cute souvenirs, and savor a few glasses of wine.
Day 3- Witness the beauty of Pirin Macedonia and arrival at Plovdiv
Start your day 3 of Bulgaria vacation package by enjoying toothsome breakfast and later leave for Pirin Macedonia. It is a province in the southwest of Bulgaria where you will first head to a medieval monastery called Batoshevo Monastery. This monastery is the most stunning sanctuary in the country. Spend a few hours enjoying the beauty and then leave for Plovdiv. Enjoy a few hours journey with stunning views all along the way.
Day 4- Spend the whole day visiting top trip attractions of Plovdiv
Day 4 of your leisure tour package is to enjoy the old town of Bulgaria - Plovdiv. It is a spectacular city that houses some of the most beautiful historical and architectural buildings, archaeological museums, and much more. This is the reason why it is added to the adventure Bulgaria vacation package. To make your trip adventurous, you can opt for horseback riding, take a hiking tour, or drool over some famous attractions like Roman Amphitheater, Dzhumaya Mosque, and Asen’s Fortress. You can customize your package as per your own preference.
Day 5- Departure for Belintash
Have a delectable breakfast in the morning in Plovdiv and leave the city behind for Belintash. It is a small plateau in the Rhodope mountains. In Belintash, you will be visiting Krastova Gora, which is a highly loved destination for pilgrims. Here, miraculous healings and various other wonders take place. It is the home of two famous churches and 12 chapels which you will witness on your adventure Bulgaria vacation package. Also, visit the rock sanctuary and finally leave for Plovdiv.
Day 6- Visit Kardzhali and Departure to Sofia
On the final day of your Bulgaria vacation package, you will be visiting Kardzhali. It is a place with some of the most stunning sanctuaries in Eastern Rhodopes. Visit Perperikon, Kardzhali reservoir, Regional museum of history, Vishegrad Fortress, and Church Sveti Yoan Predtecha. Enjoy your whole day in this town and later leave for Sofia, where your vacation package will end. You can either leave directly for your home.
- Stay at a 3-star hotel
- Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide
- Half board meal, i.e., breakfast and lunch
- Transfer from one place to another during travel
- To and from airport transfer
- Entry fee of all the included sites in your package
#3: Hiking & Trekking Trip: Explore The Undiscovered Paths Of Bulgaria
Maximum Group Size: 99
Estimated Package Cost: US$ 741.47
Recommended Age Group: 12 - 99
Number Of Days: 8
Day 1- Arrival in Plovdiv
On day one of your hiking and trekking Bulgaria vacation package, there is no activity planned for you. You will arrive in one of the most pleasant cities in Bulgaria- Plovdiv and check into your hotel. Then, you can spend the rest of your time at your own discretion.
Day 2- Transfer to Yagodina and hike to Eagle’s Eye
Next morning you will wake up in Plovdiv and leave for Yagodina. Yagodina is a tiny beautiful village in Buinovo Gorge. It is 115 km from Plovdiv, which will take you around 2.5-3 hours by bus/car to reach. Once you reach, visit Yagodina cave and leave for a hike to Eagle’s Eye. It offers magnificent views of gigantic mountains. Your total hike for the day will be approx. 7 km, which will count to 3-4 hours.
Day 3- Trek from Yagodina to Trigrad
For the third day of your fun-filled Bulgaria vacation package, we have booked a trek from Yagodina to Trigrad through Buinovo Gorge. The trek will be around 11 km which will take you nearly 5 hours to reach. Once you reach Trigrad, go to your hotel, and rest for some time. Then visit the bewildering Devil’s Throat cave which is one of the most popular tourist attractions.
Day 4- Kesten & Zhrebevo Circular Walk
On the fourth day of your leisure tour package, you have to walk from Trigrad to Kesten. Kesten is Bulgaria’s southernmost village and offers eye-pleasing sceneries all around. One-way distance is around 8 km which you can complete in 2-3 hours. Spend a few hours in Kesten, and then start your trek back to Trigrad. On the way back, you will pass through Zhrebevo village. It will be a circular walk which you can skip by taking an alternative route.
Day 5- A walk to Beden & Lyaskovo
Beden is another splendid village in Rhodopes. On day 5 of your Bulgaria vacation package, you will be transferred to Beden from Trigrad, which is a shorter distance of around 45 minutes. From Beden, you will start your trek for the day to Lyaskovo. The trek will be approximately 21 kilometers which requires a walk for around 6-7 hours. At your accommodation, you will get to try some delicious local cuisine which will uplift your experience.
Day 6- Hike Through Marvellous Bridges to Orehovo
From Lyaskovo, you will depart for a trek through Marvellous Bridges. On the way, you will enjoy a breathtaking pine forest. Marvelous Bridge is a popular natural site in Bulgaria which is 16 km away from Lyaskovo. It will be a total of 6-7 hours. Once you reach, your Bulgaria vacation package executive will transfer you to Orehovo, where you will stay for the night.
Day 7- Trek From Hvoina to Kosovo
As a part of your package, you will be transferred from Orehovo to Hvoina. It is a short drive of 10-15 minutes. From Hvoina, your walk for the day will begin. It is approximately a 9 km walk which will take you 3-4 hours. Once you reach Kosovo, you will have leisure time to appreciate the beauty and discover this hidden gem.
Day 8- Hike back to Plovdiv
On the last day of your Bulgaria vacation package, there will be no trek or hike. You will be transferred back to Plovdiv via our transportation. On the way, you will take a break at Bachkovo Monastery and explore it. It is the second biggest in the country and a must-visit attraction. Once you reach Plovdiv, you can leave the city to your home destination.
#4: Wildlife Vacation: Explore The Real Of Bulgaria’s Bear
Maximum Group Size: 12
Estimated Package Cost: US$ 1864.30
Recommended Age Group: 16 to 99
Number Of Days: 8
Day 1- Arrival at the mountain village of Yagodina
Your Wildlife Bulgaria vacation package will start from Yagodina. Generally, our trip starts from Sofia, and from there, travelers are transferred to Yagodina. In case you directly want to reach the destination, you can ask for it. Yagodina is a small mountain village from where you will embark on your wildlife vacation.
Day 2- Cave visit at Yagodinska Peshtera & bear tracking walk
Start off your day with a hearty breakfast and then leave for Yagodinska Peshtera. This place has a plethora of cave formations with some rare and unique invertebrates, bats, and other flora. After exploring, you will come back to your village and leave for your first bear tracking walk. You will explore the nearby forest for various evidence of bear activities. It will take a few hours, after which you will come back to your hotel.
Day 3- A bear tracking walk through the forests and meadows
On the third day of your Bulgaria vacation package, you will take a short drive from where you will begin your bear tracking walk. You will be taking some unbeatable forestry paths that bear usually take. Apart from bears, you will witness some outstanding fauna of Bulgaria. Once done, you will come back and later leave for your visit for bear hide. This bear hide visit might be done in two parts with half travelers on one day and another half on the next day.
Day 4- Exploring karst terrain & visit to bear hide
The fourth day of your wildlife Bulgaria vacation package will be filled with some incredible adventures. You will start with a steep and steady climb on the mountains above the village through Karst terrain. During your climb, you will enjoy various interesting and unique species as per the weather in the country. As you continue your walk through the stony mountains, you will reach the bear feeding region. Enjoy the journey witnessing various wildlife and come back to your hotel. On the very same evening, half of the group will be taken for a visit to bear hide.
Day 5- Uncovering bear habitats in south of Yagodina
Waking up in the village, having your breakfast, and leaving for exploring the forests. You will make your way out of the village to walk the track that is generally used by bears as well as wolves. As you keep on climbing, you might encounter deer, wild boar, unique fauna, and ample butterflies. Later in the evening, enjoy supper, and another half of the group will leave for visiting bear hide.
Day 6- Walk to enjoy carnivore habitat
On the sixth day of your Bulgaria vacation package, you will leave the hotel after breakfast for a strenuous walk. You will take a steep climb to the forestry region to enjoy various wildlife habitats. The track that you will take is roamed with several bears, wildcats, wolves, foxes, and other animals. The forests of Bulgaria also harbor secretive birds that you won’t get to see everywhere. From there, you will be led by our travel guide to some more remote forests. Since these forests are home to a number of bears, you will spend your time looking for bear activities and other signs for learning about the behavior of bears.
Day 7- Forest and riverside walk
On the last second day of the leisure tour package, you will leave Yagodina for a short walk through forestry paths where you can witness various orchids and other birds and animals. Bears generally take this path while feeding in the neighborhood. This is why you take this route to learn more about bears. After walking for a while, you will catch the bus and leave for Devinska Reka valley. Spend a few hours enjoying the river and walking through the trail. Once you are done, you will be transferred back to the capital city, i.e., Sofia. You will get a stay there for that night.
Day 8- End of wildlife Bulgaria vacation package
With the breakfast, your wildlife Bulgaria vacation package will end. You can now leave or stay in the city as per your preference.
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.