The Ultimate Bulgaria Tour (14 Days)

See everything. Go everywhere. The Ultimate Bulgaria Tour lets you meet the real Bulgaria:

From Nessebar town, the Pearl of the Black Sea to the inland bulwark of medieval Veliko Tarnovo. From the capital of Sofia to tiny mountain villages. Modern sites like the Buzludzha Monument to incredibly ancient Thracian Tombs.

Your personal tour guide will help you meet the local people, guide you to the best local sites and generally help you get the very most out of your Ultimate trip to Bulgaria.

Here’s what you’ll see:

Highlights

Sofia, Rila Monastery, Melnik, Plovdiv, Bachkovo Monastery, Asen’s Fortress, the mountain villages of Gela and Shiroka Laka, the Rhodope mountains, Kovachevitsa village, Stara Planina mountain, Tryavna and Bozhentsi, the Marvelous Bridges, Yagodina Cave, the Rose Valley, Kazanlak, the Thracian Tombs, Shipka Pass and Church, the Buzludzha Monument (optional), Veliko Tarnovo, Koprivshtitsa, Varna, Shumen Monument, Madara Rider, Nessebar Old Town and Sozopol, Balchik and Kaliakra Cape.

The Ultimate Bulgaria Tour 14-Day Itinerary:

Day 1:

Arrive in Sofia
→ Transfer from the airport to the hotel

→ City tour of Sofia and free time
Visit the: St. Nedelya square; Nedelya church; St Sofia Monument; St. Petka Church; The old Serdika Ruins; The mineral springs; The council of ministers; The Rotunda “Saint George”; The Presidency; The mosque “Banya Bashi”; The National archaeology museum (not going inside); The National Bank of Bulgaria; Knyaz Alexander Battenberg Square; The King’s palace; The Russian church; St. Sofia Church; The National Theater; The Monument of the “unknown soldier”; The Alexander Nevski Memorial Church; The city garden; The museum of Sofia.

Overnight in Sofia

Day 2:

→ Depart from Sofia in the morning

→ Transfer to the Rila monastery (2-2:30 hours)

→ Guided tour of the monastery
Visit the rila monastery museum and complex

→ Transfer to Melnik (the smallest city in Bulgaria a.k.a. The Bulgarian Wine Capital)
Sightseeing and wine tasting in local winery (optional)

Overnight in Melnik

Day 3:

→ Transfer to the Rhodope villages of Leshten and Kovachevitsa

→ Free time to explore these places

Overnight in a traditional house in Kovachevitsa

Day 4:

→ Transfer to the Central Rhodope mountains
Explore the mountain area in off-road jeeps!

→ Visit the famous Eagle’s Eye and the Yagodina Cave
Lunch in the mountains

→ Free afternoon for Spa and relax in Devin

Overnight in Devin

Day 5:

→ Transfer to the mountain villages of Gela and Shiroka Laka

→ Transfer to Bachkovo Monastery

→ Visit the Marvelous Bridges and Asen’s Fortress on the way
Explore the monastery complex

→ Transfer to a traditional mountain village

Overnight in a traditional house

Day 6:

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, The European Capital of Culture (4 hours)

→ Walking city tour of Plovdiv
Visit The Old Town (dating from the 19th century); the exterior of the Ethnographic museum; Balabanov house; the Ancient theatre of Philippopolis; the Ancient stadium of Philipopolis; the St. Constantin and Elena church; the Djumaya Mosque and square; the building of the Regional Historical Museum; Saint Ludvik Cathedral; the Agara (Marketplace); the famous main pedestrian street; “The Trap” neighbourhood and Nebet Tepe.

→ Free time in Plovdiv in the afternoon
Overnight in Plovdiv

Day 7:

→ Transfer to the Rose Valley and Kazanlak area
Explore the Thracian Tomb in Kazanlak

→ Transfer to Koprivshtitsa mountain village (2 hours)

→ Walking city tour of Koprivshtitsa
Visit the exterior of Dimchodebelyanov house, Uspenie Bogorodichno Church, the first Bulgarian school from 1843, The Forestry House, the exterior of the Georgi Benkovski House, the library, Todor Kableshkov’s house from the outside, the liberation square and the “First Gun” bridge.

Overnight in Koprivshtitsa.

Day 8:

→ Depart after breakfast from your hotel in Koprivshtitsa

→ Transfer to the villages in Stara Planina mountain

→ Visit Bozhentsi and Tryavna

Overnight in Tryavna

Day 9:

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo via Shipka pass (1.5- 2 hours)

→ Short city tour of Veliko Tarnovo
Visit the Tsarevets Fortress and the craft street

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 10:

→ Transfer to Shumen area (2 hours)

→ Visit the Shumen monument “300 Years Bulgaria” and the Madara rider

→ Transfer to Varna (1-1:30 hours)
Free time in Varna

Overnight in Varna

Day 11:

→ Walking city tour of Varna in the morning
Visit the “The Dormition of the Mother of God” Cathedra; The Roman Thermaes, St. Nikolas church The sea garden, The port, The main shopping street.

→ Free time in the afternoon

Overnight in Varna

Day 12:

→ Transfer to the northern part of the sea coast

→ Visit Balchik and Kaliakra Cape

Overnight in Varna

Day 13:

→ Transfer to Nessebar (2-2:30 hours)

→ Explore the Nessebar Old Town included in the UNESCO list of world heritage
Visit the Nessebar Archaelogical museum, the “Hagia Sophia” church, the church of Christ Pantocrator; the church of St Stephen, the church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, the church of St John Aliturgetos.

→ Transfer to Sozopol (1:00-1:30 hours)
Free time in Sozopol

Overnight in Sozopol

Day 14:

→ Transfer to Sofia

→ Drop off at any location in the city or at the airport

End of the tour

What your tour price includes

  • Extensive knowledge and care – your friendly, fully licensed guide is there to care for you throughout your trip around Bulgaria. They can advise, offer local insight and knowledge and translate and interpret at any time.
  • Flexible travel and stops – do you want to stop somewhere else en route? How about being collected or dropped off at an airport or a different city? We can customise your tour to make things easier for you.
  • Pay only what you see – we always clearly quote all costs associated with your tour in the free quote we provide upfront. It’s only usually your personal expenses, food and drinks which we don’t cover.
  • Personalised small group tours – get a friendly guide and personal care throughout your trip. We also cater to large group bookings of up to 50 people.
  • Roomy, modern, air-conditioned transport – you’ll travel in the comfort and safety of a modern minivan. You’ll also be in charge of the temperature and music!

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Tell us what you’ve always pictured from your trip around Bulgaria and we’ll personalise your tour today.

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Benefits

Private tour! No other tourists!
Friendly local tour guide
Starting point and time at your convenience
Breaks and photo stops at your convenience
Pay cash at the end of the tour

Private tour! No other tourists!
Friendly local tour guide
Starting point and time at your convenience
Breaks and photo stops at your convenience
Pay cash at the end of the tour

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Includes

  •  Licensed local tour guide
  • Entrance for the museums (upon request)

Excludes

  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Good to Know

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes is recommended
Don’t forget your camera