Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip

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Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip - Penguin Travel
Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip - Penguin Travel
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Start and end in Sofia! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Sofia, Bulgaria and 6 other destinations in Bulgaria. Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
8 to 80 year olds
Max Group Size
Private Vehicle
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus

5 Reviews

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  • MT
    Written on May 24, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    a couple of breakfasts were poor especially the "homestay" cold pancakes ( bought in a pack) with jam & strong undrinkable coffee. extra charge for 3 in 1 coffee, no juice or water. "Homestay" dinner for which we paid was also poor -- cold chips & chicken. Nothing else accessable as we were up a mountain. Still do not know what the 100 euro payment in Bulgaria was for as I understand it was not for the guide.
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  • SC
    Written on November 8, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I've just returned from the Best of Bulgaria round trip tour- 8 days. We saw amazing sights with a very knowledgeable guide. A nice mix of small villages and larger cities. Lots of monuments, mountains, museums, churches and monasteries. I would definitely recommend this trip for those who want to see more than just Sofia. Bulgaria has a lot to offer and is a beautiful country.
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  • DM
    Written on October 5, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    An enjoyable trip round the sites of Bulgaria. Plenty of monasteries, lovely scenery and a good introduction to a country I have never visited before. There were only 4 of us in a van which could take 8. Which meant plenty of room for us, but it would have been very cramped with more in. The guide (Kostos) was extremely pleasant and eager to please. No problems with either the pick-up or drop-off transfers. The hotels were sometimes a bit out of town for my liking, but we managed. You have to pay entry fees yourselves but they all seem very cheap so not an issue (average of about £3 or so to enter most places).
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  • A
    Written on July 17, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    I recently had the pleasure of using your company for a tour of Bulgaria. Two of your employee's really made the trip memorable. Zlatna and Anna Marie were excellent guides. Their willingness to make the customer comfortable were extra-ordinary. They were willing to provide commentary on towns and sites which, to me, made the trip. You should be proud to have these two individuals as employees. Thank you!

  • A
    Written on June 19, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    We went to Bulgaria in May 2015 on a roundtrip from Sofia and were very pleased with that ! Bulgaria was a white spot for us until this fantastic trip showed us what a wonderful country it is. We learnt about the short history of the Bulgarian nation and saw beautiful monasteries, exciting caves and intersting museums. We stayed mostly in B&B: s and they were excellent. The food was everywhere so good and cost very little. The whole trip was magnificent and priceworthy! We were only two in the group so you can imagine how fine it was! Our guide Anna Maria was super and became our friend. We are sure you will enjoy your visit to Bulgaria. Bibi and Göran Lindeberg, 72 and 76 from Swedem


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1. Sofia
  2. Day 2. Sofia – Rila Monastery – Melnik
  3. Day 3. Melnik - Trigrad
  4. Day 4.  Trigrad - Plovdiv
  5. Day 5. Plovdiv
  6. Day 6. Plovdiv – Etara– Veliko Tarnovo
  7. Day 7. Veliko Turnovo - Koprivshtitsa
  8. Day 8. Koprivshtitsa – Sofia.  Departure

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Can we upgrade the accomodation?

      It's possible to upgrade the accommodation on days 1,3,4 and 6, because decent hotels can be found only in big cities. On the other days you will be accommodated in family run hotels and houses, located in small towns and villages.

    • How big are the groups?

      The average group size is 6-8 persons.

    • I'd like to know the cost of the additional activities and entrance fees that are not included in the price of this tour?

      Entrance fees for the entire trip are approximately 30-35CAD.

      Please note that the price is still subject to change and is just an estimated one.

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    • Leslie3rd September 2018
      It is too bad there is no 6 or 8 star rating available. 5 isn't really good enough for TourRadar. This enterprise surpasses even the most stringent, high-bar criteria for excellence of customer service. These people are consistently, constantly, on top of your tour itinerary, where you are are in the process, your current status and your situation, they answer the phone on the 2nd or 3rd ring, I'M NOT KIDDING, nd when they pick up they already know who you are, what your tour and status is, and they instantly produce precise answers and solutions to your questions or problems in a matter of seconds. I don't know who the competition is for this outfit but my advice to them is, give up. Go find another line of business. You will never catch up with the platinum customer service these people provide.



    Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip

    • Saturday
      Oct 20, 2018
      from Sofia
      8 Days
      Oct 27, 2018
      to Sofia
      10+ seats left
      USD $470
      + $116 Local payment

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    About the countries

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    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.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Bulgaria. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for Bulgaria. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Bulgaria. Ideally 2 months before travel.


    Start and end in Sofia.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Penguin Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 14 December 2018 the full payment of $470 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $470 for Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Penguin Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 610 km.
    • Sofia (Bulgaria)
    • 65 km
    • Rila (Bulgaria)
    • 71 km
    • Melnik (Bulgaria)
    • 83 km
    • Trigrad (Bulgaria)
    • 68 km
    • Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
    • 126 km
    • Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria)
    • 113 km
    • Koprivshtitsa (Bulgaria)
    • 85 km
    • Sofia (Bulgaria)

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