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Bulgaria

About Bulgaria

  • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
  • SHORTFACTS
  • INTERESTING & USEFUL

COUNTRY OVERVIEW

Bulgaria is located at crossroad of the roads between East and West, at the point where the Antiquity and the Present are meeting each other.
Some of the oldest sights in the world could be found in Bulgaria: the oldest gold treasure in the world (Varna Necropolis treasure, over 6,000 years old); the oldest monastery in Europe (in the village of Zlatna Livada); some of the oldest trees in the world (Baikushev's pine and the Granit oak). There are 9 sites in Bulgaria, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The millennial history and culture are making the country attractive destination for Cultural, Religious, Gourmet, Wine and other thematic tours, and the natural characteristics are providing perfect conditions for Adventure programs, as well as for sea, mountain, SPA and eco holidays, golf tourism, corporative programs, etc.

SHORTFACTS ABOUT BULGARIA

Location: Southeastern Europe, in the Balkan, European Union

Capital: Sofia (largest city)

Official languages: Bulgarian, Cyrillic script

Population: About 7,35 millions

Ethnic groups: Bulgarians 85%, Turks 8%, Roma etc. 7%

Relligion: Eastern Orthodoxy (official)

Currency: BGN - Bulgarian Lev. 1 BGN = 0.511292 EUR (fixed rate). Foreing currencies can be exchanged in bureaus de change or banks. International cards accepted, incl. Visa, Master Card and others.

Time Zones: EET (Eastern European Time), UTC +2 hours. Daylight Saving Time - 1 hour forward (from Mart till October)

Climate: Continental in the interior; cold, damp winters with snow in the higher elevations; hot and humid summers. Temperate on the coast; mild autumns, cool winters, mild springs and warm and breezy summers.

Visa: European Union’s Common Visa Policy since 2007. Visa-free regime for holders of Schengen visas for a stay of up to 90 days. For more details see the offical site of Bulgarian MFA

INTERESTING & USEFUL ABOUT BULGARIA

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe that hasn’t changed its name since it was first established in 681 AD.
  • Bulgarians express approval by shaking their heads rather than nodding.
  • The Rose Valley produce 70-85% of the world’s rose oil.

Tours in Bulgaria

  • Authentic Bulgaria

    in Bulgaria
    for 8 DAYS
    from €625.00
    code Ref#UNI080917/BG/G
    type Guaranteed Departures, Escorted Tours

    Fully escorted tour with a professional tour guide; accommodation in First class and typical hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included

  • Grand Tour "The Best of Bulgaria"

    in Bulgaria
    for 10 DAYS
    from €649.00
    code UNI460915/BG/G
    type Guaranteed Departures, Escorted Tours

  • Golf & Beach Tour in Bulgaria

    in Bulgaria, Turkey
    for 8 DAYS
    from €1120.00
    code UNI200115/TRBG
    type Festivals and Special Interest tours

  • Highlights of Bulgaria

    in Bulgaria
    for 6 DAYS
    from €329.00
    code UNI100917/BG/G
    type Guaranteed Departures, Escorted Tours

    Experience BULGARIA - 3 UNESCO monuments in a colorful bouquet of history, culture and customs

  • Soft adventure tour in Bulgaria

    in Bulgaria
    for 7 DAYS
    from €1065.00
    code UNI160115/BG/G
    type Adventure tours

  • Casino & Night-life tour in Bulgaria

    in Bulgaria
    for 6 DAYS
    from €675.00
    code UNI210115/TRBG
    type Festivals and Special Interest tours

  • Festival of Roses from Sofia

    in Bulgaria
    for 6 DAYS
    from €409.00
    code UNI031114/BG/G
    type Guaranteed Departures, Escorted Tours

    Sense the perfume and gather the world-famous Bulgarian Rose during the annual Rose festival in Kazanlak

  • Festival of Roses from Varna

    in Bulgaria
    for 6 DAYS
    code UNI041014/BG/G
    type Escorted Tours

    Tour dedicated to the annual Rose festival in Kazanlak which attracts thousands of people

  • Balkan Safari

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €40.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

    Feel the Nature and Experience the Adventure on the
    Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

  • Picnic on a yacht

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €39.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Varna - Dolphin’s show - Aladja monastery

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €47.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Sozopol-Ropotamo (1 day + lunch)

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €37.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

    Enjoy the Unique Nature and Ancient History in 1 day!

  • Bulgarian village - a folklore evening

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €33.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Pirate’s party, Nessebar

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €40.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Varna - Balchik

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €47.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Action Aquapark

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €20.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Istanbul - 2 days, South

    in Bulgaria, Turkey
    for 2 DAYS
    from €93.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Ancient Nessebar

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €38.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Audio-visual performance “Legends of Aladja monastery”

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €33.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Balchik – the white town

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €48.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Dolphin show

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €29.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Jeep safari, North

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €36.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Pirate’s party, North

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €33.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • The Evksinograd Royal Palace

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €26.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Veliko Turnovo – Shipka - Valley of roses

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €89.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • From Budapest to The Golden Horn

    in Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, Hungary
    for 14 DAYS
    from €1150.00
    code CN50415/HUROBGTR
    type Escorted Tours

  • Sofia City Break

    in Bulgaria
    for 4 DAYS
    from €135.00
    code
    type City Breaks

  • On the tracks of the Thracian civilisation

    in Bulgaria
    for 8 DAYS
    from €639.00
    code UNI450915/BG/G
    type Escorted Tours

    This tour is dedicated to remains of the oldest civilization on the Bulgarian lands – the Thracians

  • Culinary and wine tour in Bulgaria

    in Bulgaria
    for 6 DAYS
    from €465.00
    code Ref #UNI420915/BG
    type Escorted Tours, Festivals and Special Interest tours

  • Two of the oldest civilizations in Europe

    in Bulgaria, Romania
    for 9 DAYS
    from €899.00
    code UNI410815/BGRO/G
    type Guaranteed Departures, Escorted Tours

  • Lavender Festival

    in Bulgaria
    for 6 DAYS
    from €415.00
    code UNI481215/BG
    type Festivals and Special Interest tours

    You will have the opportunity to join the third Lavender festival in Bulgaria, which is becoming more and more popular year after year

  • Pure nature, pure food

    in Bulgaria
    for 8 DAYS
    from €508.00
    code UNI471215/BG
    type Festivals and Special Interest tours

  • Sport for the whole family

    in Bulgaria
    for 8 DAYS
    from €348.00
    code PL21010/BG
    type Adventure tours

  • Master Chef Tour

    in Bulgaria
    for 6 DAYS
    from €460.00
    code IT421215/BG
    type Festivals and Special Interest tours

  • Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €27.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • One day in Koprivshtitsa

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €43.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €45.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

  • Bulgaria starts from here

    in Bulgaria
    for 8 DAYS
    from €435.00
    code
    type Adventure tours

  • Balkan tour from Zagreb to Durres

    in Bulgaria, Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia
    for 9 DAYS
    from €795.00
    code
    type Escorted Tours

  • Photo tour in Bulgaria

    in Bulgaria
    for 8 DAYS
    from €455.00
    code Ref# IT301015/BG
    type Festivals and Special Interest tours

  • Bulgaria Incentive Package

    in Bulgaria
    for 6 DAYS
    from €445.00
    code REF #IN100316/BG
    type Incentives and MICE

  • Bulgarian Black Sea Incentive Package

    in Bulgaria
    for 5 DAYS
    from €405.00
    code REF #IN180316/BG
    type Incentives and MICE

  • Varna Incentive Package

    in Bulgaria
    for 5 DAYS
    from €435.00
    code REF #IN170316/BG
    type Incentives and MICE

  • Bulgaria and Romania party tour

    in Bulgaria, Romania
    for 10 DAYS
    from €649.00
    code
    type Incentives and MICE

  • Bulgaria - Educational Tour

    in Bulgaria
    for 7 DAYS
    code
    type Escorted Tours

  • Rose Festival Karlovo

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €66.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

    Rose Festival is one of the most remarkable celebrations in Karlovo municipality, dedicated to beauty and flowers spring and fragrance of the precious Karlovo rose

  • Lavender Festival Karlovo

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €60.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

    You will have the chance to feel the genuine lavender aroma in its natural environment and to enjoy the Ennyoff’s Day (Midsummer) - a celebration of the lavender, the essential oil plants and the healing herbs in Karlovo

  • Karlovo Rose Festival

    in Bulgaria
    for 6 DAYS
    from €490.00
    code REF # UNI020117/BG
    type Escorted Tours, Festivals and Special Interest tours

    Rose Festival is one of the most remarkable celebrations in Karlovo municipality, dedicated to beauty and flowers spring and fragrance of the precious Karlovo rose

  • Ancient Thrace – tour of wine and culture

    in Bulgaria
    for 8 DAYS
    from €620.00
    code Ref # IT070217/BG
    type Festivals and Special Interest tours

  • Treasure hunt

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €45.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

    From Ancient times the human race was drowned to the golden metal that nature gives us – gold, silver, copper. Bulgaria is a generous country that has attracted many civilizations to live and evolve on its lands

  • Wine and Roses tour

    in Bulgaria
    for 8 DAYS
    from €659.00
    code
    type Festivals and Special Interest tours

  • Balkan tour from Bucharest to Vienna

    in Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Romania, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia
    for 14 DAYS
    code MY011017
    type Escorted Tours

  • Traditions and nature tour in Bulgaria

    in Bulgaria
    for 7 DAYS
    from €489.00
    code Ref# UNI070517/BG
    type Festivals and Special Interest tours

  • Winter tour in Bulgaria - Ski & SPA experiences

    in Bulgaria
    for 8 DAYS
    from €520.00
    code
    type Escorted Tours

  • Muslim-Friendly Sofia City Break

    in Bulgaria
    for 6 DAYS
    from €345.00
    code REF # AR50915/BG
    type Muslim-Friendly Tours

    Explore the surroundings of the Sofia and visit the most interesting historical sights nearby the Bulgarian capital

  • Muslim-Friendly Bulgaria Winter Tour

    in Bulgaria
    for 7 DAYS
    from €845.00
    code REF#: AR151215/BG
    type Muslim-Friendly Tours

    Explore Sofia – the Capital of Bulgaria & learn to ski in Bansko: the new discovery of the skiers

  • Balkan Tour from Bucharest to Belgrade

    in Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro
    for 14 DAYS
    code Ref# SG031117/RO/BG/MK/AL/ME/HR/BA/SI/RS
    type Escorted Tours

  • 深度体验正宗保加利亚之旅

    in Bulgaria
    for 8 DAYS
    from €545.00
    code Ref # UNI080917/BG/G
    type 保加利亚和巴尔干之旅

    深度体验正宗保加利亚之旅 索非亚Sofia –大特尔诺沃Veliko Tarnovo -卡赞勒克Kazanlak -普罗夫迪夫Plovdiv -莱士登Leshten -梅尼科Melnik -萨丹斯基Sandanski -瑞拉 修道院Rila Monastery -索非亚Sofia

  • 从布加勒斯特BUCHAREST到贝尔格莱德BELGRADE的巴尔干BALKAN之旅

    in Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia
    for 14 DAYS
    from €1695.00
    code Ref # SG031117/RO/BG/MK/AL/ME/HR/BA/SI/RS
    type 保加利亚和巴尔干之旅

  • 欧洲最古老的两种文明 保加利亚BULGARIA & 罗马尼亚ROMANIA

    in Bulgaria, Romania
    for 9 DAYS
    from €1235.00
    code REF # UNI410815/BGRO/G
    type 保加利亚和巴尔干之旅

  • 保加利亚 精品游

    in Bulgaria
    for 6 DAYS
    from €310.00
    code Ref # UNI100917/BG/G
    type 保加利亚和巴尔干之旅

  • 玫瑰谷之旅

    in Bulgaria
    for 6 DAYS
    from €359.00
    code REF # UNI151117/BG
    type 保加利亚和巴尔干之旅

  • 保加利亚的传统与自然之旅

    in Bulgaria
    for 7 DAYS
    from €429.00
    code Ref # UNI171217/BG
    type 保加利亚和巴尔干之旅

  • Rose Valley Tour

    in Bulgaria
    for 6 DAYS
    from €385.00
    code REF #UNI240818/BG
    type Festivals and Special Interest tours

  • Discover Bulgaria

    in Bulgaria
    for 8 DAYS
    from €385.00
    code
    type Escorted Tours

  • One day tour to Plovdiv

    in Bulgaria
    for 1 DAYS
    from €30.00
    code
    type Day trips and excursions

    Don’t miss an opportunity to visit Plovdiv – the European Capital of Culture for 2019

  • Complete Bulgaria Tour & SPA

    in Bulgaria
    for 15 DAYS
    from €1060.00
    code REF #AR020316/BG
    type Muslim-Friendly Tours

    Halal food in local, Turkish and Arabic restaurants; Flexible and dedicated guide-escorts, experienced in servicing Muslim people; SPA treatments with private facilities

  • Bulgaria & Romania - two of oledest civilizations in Europe

    in Bulgaria, Romania
    for 9 DAYS
    from €920.00
    code REF # UNI410815/BGRO/G
    type Muslim-Friendly Tours

    Fully escorted tour with a professional tour guide in English among the two pearls of both banks of Danube River – Romania and Bulgaria with their biggest historical and cultural treasures

  • Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece

    in Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia
    for 13 DAYS
    from €1275.00
    code REF # AR040316/RSBGGR
    type Muslim-Friendly Tours

  • Sofia city, SPA & Welness in Pirin Mountain

    in Bulgaria
    for 7 DAYS
    from €475.00
    code REF # AR51015/BG
    type Muslim-Friendly Tours

  • Experience Bulgaria for a week

    in Bulgaria
    for 8 DAYS
    from €269.00
    code Ref#UNI190318/BG
    type Escorted Tours

  • Bulgaria off the beaten paths

    in Bulgaria
    for 7 DAYS
    from €469.00
    code Ref# UNI131017/BG
    type Escorted Tours

  • Wine and Spirits Tour of Bulgaria

    in Bulgaria
    for 8 DAYS
    from €785.00
    code Ref# IT060217/BG
    type Festivals and Special Interest tours

  • The treasures of Bulgaria and Macedonia

    in Bulgaria, Macedonia
    for 9 DAYS
    from €690.00
    code Ref #DE140818/BG/MK
    type Festivals and Special Interest tours