Snow, Ski, Spas and Cites – The Bulgaria Winter Tour

Some countries aren’t worth the trip in the winter. But Bulgaria only gets more beautiful in the snowy months.

If you like getting wrapped up warm, skiing down some of the best slopes in the world and then taking a break to visit some of the most incredible, historic Balkan towns and sights in the company of a friendly and insightful local guide, our Snow, Ski, Spas and Cities tour might just be for you…

Here’s what you’ll see:

Highlights

Sofia, Plovdiv – the European Capital of Culture, skiing in Bansko and the Pamporovo Resort in the Rhodope Mountains, optional spa visits and the ancient Rila Monastery.

Your Bulgaria Winter Tour 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 Bansko

Overnight in Bansko

Day 3:

→ Free day for a ski or spa in the Bansko area

Overnight in Bansko

Day 4:

→ Free day for a ski or spa in the Bansko area

Overnight in Bansko

Day 5:

→ Transfer to the Pamporovo resort in the Rhodope mountains

Overnight in Pamporovo

Day 6:

→ Free day for ski and spa in the Pamporovo area

Overnight in Pamporovo

Day 7:

→ Free day for ski and spa in the Pamporovo area

Overnight in Pamporovo

Day 8:

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, the European Capital of Culture (40 min)

→ 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.

Overnight in Plovdiv.

Day 9:

→ Transfer to Sofia

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

End of the tour

What your tour price includes

  • Your friendly, fully licensed guide – your tour guide is there to give you local insight, translate signs, interpret for you whenever needed and to personally show you the very best of what Bulgaria has to offer.
  • Customise your trip – add destinations and sights, stay for longer or shorter durations in certain places. Get collected or dropped off at airports. Personalise your Bulgaria Winter Tour however you like.
  • Everything in your quote – we don’t believe in hidden prices. Your quote will show you the exact cost of your trip. The only things we don’t tend to cover are food and drinks.
  • The perfect small group getaway – we provide the ideal environment and transport for small groups of up to four, but we can also organise large group bookings of up to 50 people.
  • Travel in luxury – all of your travel around Bulgaria takes place in spacious, air-conditioned minivans where you control the music and heat.

Book your Winter trip to Bulgaria

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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