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12 reviews
Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip - Penguin Travel
8 days

Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip

From Sofia to Sofia
Tour Operator:
Penguin Travel
Max group size:
10
Age range:
6 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
85182
From
US $540
+ $110 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 day 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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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

Hotel

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  • 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 17, 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 16, 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 13, 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 29, 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 12, 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 30, 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 28, 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 24, 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 08, 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 05, 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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FAQs

    • 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

    • About the country

      Currencies

      лв
      Lev
      Bulgaria

      Plugs & Adapters

      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.
      • 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.
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      • For any tour departing before 5 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 5 June 2020, 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 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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