Bulgaria and Romania Tours
If you want to discover Bulgaria and Romania, why join a bus tour that has a similar price with a private tour, but which is based on an itinerary designed to please “most people” on the tour, when you can have a private tour designed and built for you, closely following your particular interests in Bulgaria and Romania?
Some of the important features of our Bulgaria and Romania tours are:
• unlimited options for having any of our Bulgaria & Romania tours customized, before they start, at no additional cost
• increased flexibility of your travel experience – yes, your guide and our office team will help with changes on the go, even after the tour has started!
• private transportation, and the services of a local, licensed guide/driver. Not only do they have extensive knowledge on their country and are eager to share it with you, but they also speak excellent English!
• hotels in the centre of towns, great for exploring on own. Many of the hotels we work with are located in historical buildings. All of them have ensuite bathrooms and excellent facilities
So, have a look at the itineraries below, pick one (or more), get in touch, and let’s talk about your tour!
• Best of Bulgaria and Romania – 6 nights
Sofia – Rila Monastery – Plovdiv – Kazanlak – Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanassi – Bucharest – Peles Castle – Bran Castle – Brasov – Bucharest
Among our itineraries, this is the shortest tour of Bulgaria and Romania. Focused on central Bulgaria and Transylvania in Romania, the tour will give you a good idea of some of the highlights of the two countries.
You will discover the capital city of Sofia, the stunning Rila Monastery, Plovdiv and Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria and then, after crossing the river Danube into Romania, you will explore Bucharest, Sinaia (with its famous Peles Castle), Brasov and also Bran Castle (a.k.a Dracula’s Castle).
• Highlights of Bulgaria and Romania – 12 nights
Sofia – Rila monastery – Plovdiv – Kazanlak – Nessebar – Varna – Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanassi – Bucharest – Sibiu – Maramures – Bucovina (the painted monasteries) – Brasov – Bran Castle – Peles Castle – Bucharest
Limited on time, but still eager to explore the most famous sights Romania has to offer?
No worries, it can be done! This itinerary covers the most famous sights of both countries. In Bulgaria, you will explore cities such as Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Nessebar and Varna, and also discover sights such as the Rila Monastery, the Kazanlak Thracian Tomb and the Madara Horseman.
As for Romania, the most important historical regions are covered: Wallachia (with Bucharest and Curtea de Arges), Transylvania (and its citadels, fortified churches and the cities of Sibiu, Sighisoara and Brasov), Maramures (with the wooden churches, the Merry Cemetery and colorful local markets) and Bucovina (famous for its painted monasteries).
And since we know interacting with locals and tasting local food is a great way to discover a country’s culture, we have also included two home hosted dinners and a private folklore show in Maramures!
• Bulgaria and Romania revealed – 17 nights
Sofia – Rila monastery – Plovdiv – Kazanlak – Nessebar – Varna – Balchik – Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanassi – Bucharest - - Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Gura Humorului – Maramures – Cluj Napoca – Sighisoara – Sibiu – Targu Jiu – Curtea de Arges -Bucharest
Among our Romania and Bulgaria tours, this itinerary offers the most in – depth look at both countries, uncovering for you their traditions, turbulent history and the various present – day challenges.
The tour will cover the two countries at a relaxed pace, so that you can really take in and enjoy your experience.
For Bulgaria, all major sights, plus a few off the beaten track are included: the cities of Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna and Nessebar, landmarks such as the Kazanlak Thracian Tomb and the Madara Horseman. Also, the little town of Troyan (known for its pottery tradition) and its colorful Ethnographical Museum, the quaint, small town of Tryavna (famous for its wood – carving tradition) and also the Ethnographical Complex at Etara.
In Romania, you will explore the southern region (with Bucharest, Curtea de Arges, Targu Jiu and the spectacular Horezu monastery), Transylvania (with its gems – the medieval cities of Sibiu, Brasov and Sighisoara), Bucovina (and its world famous UNESCO – listed painted monasteries) and Maramures (with its picturesque scenery, well preserved traditions and wooden churches).
And that is not all! We know that sightseeing may be interesting and exciting, but in order to truly understand a people, interaction with locals is a must. That is why, on this tour, you will enjoy two home hosted dinners in Maramures (one of them featuring a private folklore show performed by villagers), one home hosted lunch in Bucovina, in the home of a famous egg – painting artist (what a great opportunity to learn more about this ancient craft!) and also, for the first time on our Romania tours, we also offer a home hosted dinner with a family of Transylvanian Gypsies (a great chance to learn more about this often controversial ethnic group).
Want to truly understand Bulgaria, Romania and their people? Then this it the tour for you!