Bulgaria & Black Sea (5 Days)

Bulgaria Tour in 5 days (including Black Sea)

Explore The Essential Bulgaria: Koprivshtitsa, Plovdiv, Kazanlak, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, Nessebar


Tour Overview

This fast-pace Bulgaria tour offers you a full variety of cultural, historical and natural sights in only 5 days. We designed this tour after many years of experience and discussion in order to offer people with limited time frame to see all major places of interest, including UNESCO Nessebar Black Sea town and Kaliakra cape (North Shore).This 5-Day Bulgaria trip will give you more intimate contact with your guide and with local people, it will require some sitting in the car but it will also save you money for more expensive Sofia hotels. In our tours we have included accommodation in our chosen 3* hotels, where we have complete confidence in the quality of service. Whenever possible, you can upgrade to 4* and 5* hotels or opt for a more budget accommodation

Your 5 Days In Bulgaria

Day 1: On our first busy day we start early from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia and head straight East from Sofia along the beautiful Balkan range (Stara planina) to historic town of Koprivshtitsa. After a visit of 3 houses-museums and a quick lunch, we continue our road trip to Kazanlak area and we visit the Thracian Tombs (UNESCO and Goliama Kosmatka), Shipka Memorial Church and we will arrive in Veliko Tarnovo where we can enjoy at night the sound and light show over the fortress and relax in our hotel in Veliko Tarnovo with a great view over the monument of Assen Dynasty of Kings. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo.

Day 2: In the morning after a nice breakfast we start our climb of the Tsarevets hill fortress - the city of Bulgarian Tsars in the 13th and 14th centuries. After that we can have a nice walk around the old Samovodska Street to buy a souvenir and grab some lunch. A short drive will take to Arbanassi village in the afternoon for a visit of the the Nativity of Christ church with its beautiful frescoes from 1632 and one of the oldest preserved iconostasis from wood. The mural paintings include the life of St. John the Baptist, patron of the church, and the wheel of life with the 12 zodiac signs. In about 3-hour drive we arrive in the sea capital of Bulgaria - Varna where we will check in into our central hotel and enjoy a night walk in the Sea Garden. Overnight in Varna. 

Day 3: This 3rd day we will dedicate to our Black Sea north coast - Balcik and Kavarna and its beautiful rocks. We will first visit the Palace in Balcik and its gardens, built by the Romanian Queen Marie in 1937, then have lunch in a restaurant called The Shell Farm, where we can have some fresh clams and other sea fruits and fish. Then we will go to Kaliakra cape where dolphins and cormorants might be seen. We come back to Varna. There you can see the oldest gold discovered in the whole world in the local historical museum. Overnight in Varna. 

Day 4: We will drive south along Bulgarian Black Sea coast to Nesebar, a UNESCO monument and famous sea resort. Sunny Beach nearby will fascinate you with its 8 kilometer long fine sand beach and blue water. On this 4th day you will have a walk in the old town of Nessebar. The town is one of the oldest towns in Europe and the most abundant with medieval architectural monuments in Bulgaria. It inherits an ancient Thracian settlement established 2000 years BC. Nessebar holds nearly 60 houses from the Revival period in Bulgaria (18th-19th century) and more than 40 churches. Overnight in Old Town of Nessebar.

Day 5: On this very last day we go back East (3 hour drive) for our last stop in Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria. Its old town, Roman Theater and Stadium will make you a nice walk garnished with Roman, Medieval and Revival history before we get back to Sofia in the evening.

Suggestion: Add a day tour from Sofia to Rila Monastery and Boyana church with our daily RILA MONASTERY SHUTTLE tour for just 25 € per person (35 € November-March) and make your visit of Bulgaria complete. 

Start: 9:00/End: 18:00h (in 4 days)

Recommended period: May - October, All year round is possible

Driving time: 20h 00m (1300km) approximately

Walking time: 3-4h per day approximately

Handicap accessible: Yes, fairly accessible

Special requirements: Comfortable shoes


Prices

1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4-8 persons

           9-16 persons


 999 € /Single room use/ 1958 BGN

 649 € per person 1272 BGN

 499 € per person 978 BGN

369 € per person 723 BGN

349 € per person 684 BGN

             The tour price includes: door to door transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia or Sofia Airport, guide in English throughout the trip, parking fees, entrance fees, nights and breakfasts in double room hotels 2* and 3* (view hotels). Personal expenses, meals, drinks, hotel upgrade and tips are not included. Small group tour. Private option +30%. Children (1-16yrs) 20% discount.

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