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Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip - Penguin Travel
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8 days

Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip

Start and end in Sofia
Tour Operator:
Penguin Travel
Max group size:
10
Age range:
6 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
85182
Private available:
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US $635
+ $122 Local Payment
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Itinerary

Start and end in Sofia! With the In-depth Cultural tour Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Sofia, Bulgaria and 6 other destinations in Bulgaria. Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
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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
  • Guide
  • Meals
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.8
  • Food
    Good
    3.6
  • 4.2
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  • JT
    · September 17th, 2019
    Lots of steps and hotels without elevators making it difficult for the older travelers. ]Also hotels were not central. Little to no free time. Sites were good but again difficult to reach because of the terrain.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • AL
    · September 16th, 2019
    The best thing about our tour was our guide, Emil - helpful, knowledgeable and a very good sense of humour. The itinerary is good and quite varied. Emil also took us to the Tombs of the Thracian Kings which are not on the official tour, presumably... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • KK
    · June 13th, 2019
    Vera was amazing—hard working, determined to please the guests, personable, expert, and truly dedicated to excellence. She is a gem. I will recommend her tours!!
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    Trip date: May 2019
  • AE
    · May 29th, 2019
    Vera spoke excellent English, was very smart, drove very well and taught us a lot and she was fun. I had a wonderful time!
    Trip date: May 2019
  • GC
    · November 12th, 2018
    We were lucky to have good weather. I like the small group tour of max 7 people and we were 5. The time of the year (Oct) also worked well because the changing colours of the trees and the imposing landscape of the mountain were spectacular. the... Show more
    Trip date: October 2018
  • CW
    · October 30th, 2018
    Overall a very enjoyable trip with mixture of impressive monasteries and churches as well as beautiful natural scenery. Based on the guide's recommendation of restaurant, we had the opportunity to taste good local dishes
    Trip date: October 2018
  • JW
    · October 28th, 2018
    We have a small group and lots of flexibility on choice of restaurants and amount of time to spend on each sight. Slight disappointment is the village we stay on the last day. Poor accommodation and not much to see. Guide is helpful and... Show more
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    Trip date: October 2018
  • MT
    · May 24th, 2018
    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 &... Show more
    Trip date: May 2018
  • SC
    · November 8th, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: October 2017
  • DM
    · October 5th, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: October 2017

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8 days
Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip
From Sofia to Sofia
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • What currency is best to bring to Bulgaria?

      You can bring either EUR/USD or CAD but you need to change them in local currency - CAD. Besides there are ATM in most of the cities along our route.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      лв.
      Bulgarian Lev
      Bulgaria
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

      Type C
      Bulgaria
      Type E
      Bulgaria
      Type F
      Bulgaria
    • Vaccines
      • 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.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Bulgaria. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Bulgaria. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before June 16th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 16th, 2021, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Penguin 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 prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Penguin Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Penguin Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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