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Eastern Europe Express - Intrepid Travel
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9 days

Eastern Europe Express

From Bucharest to Sofia
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
12
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
71624
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US $1,330
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Itinerary

Start in Bucharest and end in Sofia! With the discovery tour Eastern Europe Express, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Bucharest, Romania and 6 other destinations in Europe. Eastern Europe Express includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Bucharest
  2. Day 2: Veliko Tarnovo
  3. Day 3: Veliko Tarnovo
  4. Day 4: Plovdiv
  5. Day 5: Plovdiv
  6. Day 6: Bansko
  7. Day 7: Pirin Mountains / Gorno Draglishte
  8. Day 8: Rila / Sofia
  9. Day 9: Sofia
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
7 nights
Home-stay
1 night

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Good
    3.8
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.6
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  • MD
    · November 01, 2019
    The itinerary was excellent to travel through Bulgaria. We enjoyed the local guides as our tour leader was not a guide, just a leader and not a Bulgarian local. It was the first Intrepid Tour that my husband and I had taken. We would prefer a better... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • S
    · October 16, 2019
    Great group and interesting sites. Loved the countries visited but missed not having local guides . Had to google some information on my own to clarify. A bit bare bones, not much included in price of tour. But all in, still a good time .
    Trip date: October 2019
  • RA
    · October 16, 2019
    Good group - good sights, interesting food. Need more local guide options to really appreciate sights.
    Trip date: October 2019
  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Excellent itinerary.The trip goes to places that I wouldn't have on my own (such as Veliko Tarnovo and Gorno Draglishte) and they were great destinations.In addition, I would be remiss if I did not mention the outstanding trip leader, Philip.Philip's... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    We’ve traveled before with Intrepid & Peregrine & all our tours have been fabulous!! Our guide Phillip was awesome & right on the ball!
    Trip date: June 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    A fun trip with an excellent tour leader and a varied small group. Plenty of free time and some amazing locations
    Trip date: June 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Intrepid is the right balance of group activities and independence for me, and travels to a well-considered mix of destinations.
    Trip date: May 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Definitely geared towards young, active walkers/hikers
    Trip date: May 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Great trip, well paced itinerary and socially and environmentally conscious travel ethos.Knowledgeable local guides and interesting activities.
    Trip date: May 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    I was looking for an adventure but I was travelling alone so wanted to be safe and meet new people. I had an amazing experience, my tour group was lovely and my leader was wonderful so the trip exceeded expectations! I found the office team difficult... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
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Dates & Availability

9 days
Eastern Europe Express
From Bucharest to Sofia
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FAQs

    • What time does the tour arrive on Day 7 in Istanbul?

      This tour will arrive in Istanbul on Day 7 in late afternoon, at approximately 3 or 4 pm (of course this can vary slightly due to traffic).

    • What is the average age on this tour?

      The general age range is 25-49 however Intrepid's appeal is diverse, which is why it is all about your shared attitude, not age.

    • If wanted to stay a few days longer would there be any accommodation available?

      We can assist you with pre and post accommodation which is offered by the operator should you need it.

    • What is the standard of accommodation on this tour?

      This tour features tourist-class accommodations (generally 2-3 star), chosen for their location, cleanliness and local feel.

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    Good to Know

    • About the countries

      Currencies

      lei
      Leu
      Romania
      лв
      Lev
      Bulgaria

      Plugs & Adapters

      Romania and Bulgaria

      Visa

      Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

      Vaccines

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Romania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Romania and Bulgaria. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Romania and Bulgaria. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Romania and Bulgaria. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 4 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 4 June 2020, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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