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 and Romania tours customized, before it starts, at no additional cost
• private transportation, and the services of a local, licensed guide/driver. Not only that they have extensive knowledge on their countries, but they also speak excellent English!
• increased flexibility of your travel experience – yes, changes on the go on our Bulgaria and Romania tours are possible, even after the tour has started!
So, have a look at the itineraries below, pick one, get in touch with us, and let’s start planning your adventure in Bulgaria and Romania!
Bulgaria and Romania tours
Sofia – Rila Monastery – Plovdiv – Kazanlak – Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanassi – Bucharest – Peles Castle – Bran Castle – Brasov – Bucharest
The shortest itinerary of our Bulgaria and Romania tours. 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).
The hotels are all centrally located, allowing for easy exploring on your own.
Sofia – Rila monastery – Plovdiv – Kazanlak – Nessebar – Varna – Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanassi – Bucharest – Sibiu – Maramures – Bucovina (the painted monasteries) – Brasov – Bran Castle – Peles Castle – Bucharest
Even if your travel budget is not what you would like it to be, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider a private tour of Bulgaria and Romania! Why look for a similarly – priced bus tour, based on an itinerary designed to please the majority of travelers, when you can have a private tour, built around you and your specific interests?
Our budget tour covers the best highlights 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 in Maramures!
You might wonder: so, with all the features above, how come this is a budget tour? Well, the itinerary is a bit on the fast – paced side, and the hotels, even though they are all fairly central, 3 star properties, with breakfast included, are also pretty basic. However, just like all our tours, the budget tour can be customized in any way you choose!
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).
All of the above, combined with a relaxed pacing and centrally located hotels! Want to truly understand Bulgaria, Romania and their people? Then this it the tour for you!