Country
Bulgaria
Duration
12 Days/11 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tour
 

Explore Bulgaria and Romania on a 12-day tour filled with history, architecture, and culture. Visit Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnavo, Bucharest, Sibiu and more. Highlights include Rila Monastery, ancient landmarks, wine tasting, Dracula’s Castle, and Peles Castle. Enjoy guided tours, traditional meals, and free time to explore. An unforgettable journey awaits!

Inclusions

– 11-night accommodation in centrally located 4* hotels (2 nights in Sofia, 1 night in Plovdiv, 1 night in Veliko Tarnovo, 2 nights in Bucharest, 2 nights in Sibiu, 1 night in Sighisoara, and 2 nights in Brasov)
– Daily breakfast
– 3-Course set menu welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Sofia including 1 glass of wine
– 3-Course set menu dinner at a traditional restaurant in Plovdiv
– 3-Course set menu dinner at a historic restaurant in Bucharest including 1 drink of choice
– 3-Course set menu dinner at a local restaurant in Sibiu
– 3-Course set menu lunch at the locals from Viscri village including 1 glass of wine
– 3-Course set menu dinner at the Dracula Castle’s restaurant including 1 glass of wine
– 3-Course farewell dinner at a local restaurant from the Old Town of Bucharest including folklore show
– Visit of Rose Oil Distillery in Rose Valley Bulgaria and tasting of local products
– Visit of Winery and wine tasting (3 wine samples) at local winery in Bulgaria (Plovdiv Region)
– Brandy tasting (4 brandy types) in Romania (Sighisoara)
– English-speaking guide throughout in Romania and Bulgaria
– Entrance fees and visits as per itinerary: Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Rila Monastery, Ancient Theatre Plovdiv, Folk Art Museum Plovdiv, Thracian Tomb Kazanluk, Etar Museum, Tsaravets Fortress, Palace of the Parliament, Lutheran Church Sibiu, Church Castle Biertan, Clock Tower Sighisoara, Church on the Hill Sighisoara, Church Castle Viscri, Black Church, Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Sinaia Monastery
– Transportation throughout by modern vehicle.

Exclusions

Flights– Meals and beverages unless otherwise mentioned – Gratuities to hotel staff, guides, and drivers – Optional excursions – Any other items not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Additional Information

Note

– Arrival in Sofia must be on Wednesdays
– Departure guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants.
– Group size maximum 20 participants.

1

DAY 1 WELCOME TO BULGARIA (WEDNESDAY)

Upon your arrival in Sofia, you will be greeted by a local guide who will accompany you throughout your trip. After transferring to your hotel and checking in, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. This is a great opportunity to taste traditional Bulgarian cuisine and get a feel for the local culture.

Meals : Dinner

Accommodation : Sofia for 2 nights

2

DAY 2 SOFIA – RILA – SOFIA (THURSDAY)

Start your second day with an excursion to the magnificent Rila Monastery. Explore the stunning architecture and rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, embark on a walking tour of Sofia and visit the impressive Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Take your time to explore the charming Old Town at your leisure. For dinner, you have the freedom to choose from the many dining options available in the city.

Meals : Breakfast

3

DAY 3 SOFIA – PLOVDIV (FRIDAY)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the city with a walking tour of the Old Town, where you will discover architectural marvels and visit the ancient Roman Theatre. Explore the Folk Art Museum and take some time for a leisurely lunch. In the afternoon, indulge in a visit to one of the local wineries and experience the flavors of Bulgarian wine. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Plovdiv for 1 night

4

DAY 4 PLOVDIV – VELIKO TARNOVO (SATURDAY)

Embark on a scenic drive to the Kazanluk Valley known for its rose production. Visit a traditional rose oil distillery to learn about the process and sample some local products. Explore the replica of the Thracian Tomb in Kazanluk, offering insights into Bulgarian history. Next, proceed to Gabrovo and visit the Etar Open Air Museum, where you can delve into Bulgarian folklore. After checking into your hotel, you will have free time for dinner.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Veliko Tarnovo for 1 night

5

DAY 5 VELIKO TARNOVO – BUCHAREST (SUNDAY)

Discover the rich history of Veliko Tarnovo as you embark on a walking tour and visit the Tsarevets Fortress. Make a stop in the charming village of Arbanassi to explore its unique architectural traditional houses. Bid farewell to your Bulgarian guide and cross the border into Romania, transfer to Bucharest, where you will check into your hotel. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant in Bucharest’s historic Old Town.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Bucharest for 1 night

6

DAY 6 BUCHAREST – SIBIU (MONDAY)

Start the day with a visit to the Parliament Palace, one of the largest buildings in the world. Take a guided tour of this grand structure, marvel at its impressive size and ornate interiors. Explore the Old Town of Bucharest with a guided walking tour and take some time for lunch at your leisure. Continue your city tour before heading to Sibiu. Discover the University Square, the Revolution Square with the Royal Palace, and Romanian Athenaeum and the Union Square. In the later afternoon you will arrive in Sibiu, where you will check into your hotel for a two-night stay. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Sibiu for 2 nights

7

DAY 7 SIBIU (TUESDAY)

Embark on a walking tour of Sibiu, a cultural and historical gem of Romania. Explore the Grand Square, Small Square, and the iconic bridge of Liars. Learn about the fascinating history of Sibiu, known for its medieval charm and architectural beauty. Visit the impressive Lutheran Church and take time to explore the charming Old Town at your leisure. Enjoy the freedom to choose a restaurant for dinner on your own, where you can savor the local flavors.

Meals : Breakfast

8

DAY 8 SIBIU – BIERTAN – SIGHISOARA (WEDNESDAY)

In the morning, visit the Biertan Fortified Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for its architectural beauty. Transfer to Sighisoara, a perfectly preserved medieval town. Take a guided walking tour, visit the Clock Tower, and explore the Church on the Hill. Indulge in a tasting of famous Transylvanian brandies at a local wine cellar and enjoy some free time before dinner. Choose a restaurant and experience the local cuisine.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Sighisoara for 1 night

9

DAY 9 SIGHISOARA – VISCRI – BRASOV (THURSDAY)

Head to Viscri in the morning and explore the picturesque village, which is frequently visited by King Charles himself. Visit the church castle Deutschweisskirch and have lunch with the locals, savoring traditional dishes. Transfer to Brasov and take a walking tour of the city, including a visit to the iconic Black Church. Enjoy some time at leisure in the Old Town and choose a restaurant for dinner on your own.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Brasov for 2 nights

10

DAY 10 BRASOV – BRAN – BRASOV (FRIDAY)

Spend the morning at leisure in Brasov, where you can take the cable car or embark on a hike to enjoy a stunning panoramic view from the Tampa Mountain. In the afternoon, drive to Bran and explore the legendary Dracula Castle. As the day ends, delight in a dinner at the former Tea House of Queen Mary, now a magnificent restaurant situated on the castle grounds. Transfer back to Brasov for the night.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

11

DAY 11 BRASOV – SINAIA – BUCHAREST (SATURDAY)

Visit the enchanting Peles Castle, a masterpiece of German Renaissance architecture nestled in the stunning Carpathian Mountains. Explore the Sinaia Monastery and its tranquil surroundings. Transfer back to Bucharest for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, complete with a folklore show and delightful drinks to celebrate the end of your journey.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Bucharest for 1 night

12

DAY 12 DEPARTURE (SUNDAY)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.

Meals : Breakfast

4* HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

Sofia: Hotel Coop
Plovdiv: Hotel Imperial
Veliko Tarnovo: Hotel Grand Yantra
Bucharest: Hotel Union Plaza
Sibiu: Hotel Continental Forum
Sighisoara: Hotel Mercure Binderbubi
Brasov: Hotel Qosmo

Price in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy

4* Hotel Land package

2024 Departure Dates 

 

July 3
August 21
September 18
October 16

2745

Supplement

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