The Ultimate Bulgaria Tour Itinerary – 14 Days
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:
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:
We can easily tailor this tour around your dates and interests – and send you a free, personalized quote.
Let us know if you would like to start and finish in different cities, add or remove an attraction, add a day for rest.
You choose the places and the pace!
→ 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
→ 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
→ 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
→ 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
→ 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.
→ Transfer to the villages in Stara Planina mountain
→ Visit Bozhentsi and Tryavna
Overnight in Tryavna
→ Short city tour of Veliko Tarnovo
Visit the Tsarevets Fortress and the craft street
Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo
→ 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
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
→ Visit Balchik and Kaliakra Cape
Explore the beautiful architectural complex of Balchik and its Botanical Gardens with its castle within, enjoy the flora of the garden with over 3000 types of plants and flowers from all over the world. Visit the Kaliakra Cape fortress with stunning breathtaking vistas.
Overnight in Varna
→ 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
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!
Plan your Ultimate Bulgaria Tour now
Tell us what you’ve always pictured from your trip around Bulgaria and we’ll personalise your tour today.
You can contact us online by filling in the form below or by email.
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
- Licensed local tour guide
- Entrance for the museums (upon request)
- Food and drinks
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
Good to Know
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes is recommended
Don’t forget your camera