Bulgaria and Romania at a glance

Begin your tour of Eastern European history and culture in Sofia's vibrant Bulgarian capital. You’ll stroll along the famed yellow brick road leading from the gold-domed Alexander Nevski Cathedral to the Royal Palace. Tour one of Sofia’s greatest treasures: the magnificent 11th-century Boyana Church (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Continue to the beautiful Rila Monastery and Plovdiv, a picturesque artistic haven; you’ll tour the Old Town, Antique Theater, and Roman Stadium. In Kazanlak, visit the duplicate of the celebrated 4th-century B.C. Thracian Tomb.

On the way to Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval Bulgarian capital, drive through the breathtaking and culturally significant Shipka Pass. Visit the soaring Tsarevets Fortress, and take in the spectacular view of the Old Town. Explore Samovodene Street, a mecca for traditional Bulgarian arts and crafts.

Next, visit the architectural gem of Arbanassi, filled with beautifully preserved houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. Tour the Church of the Nativity along with the enchanting 17th-century Konstantzalieva House. Witness the incredible Ivanovo Rock Monastery, hewn directly into canyon walls.

Cross the border into Romania toward Bucharest, and drive into the breathtaking Transylvanian landscape. Explore Bran Castle, renovated in full 1920s style by Maria, second queen of Romania.

In Brasov’s Old Town, admire the Black Church, the Old Town Square, and the medieval city walls. At Peles Castle, the 19th-century royal residence, marvel over the extravagant décor, which epitomized the height of luxury available at the time.

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Tour Length:
6 nights
Places Visited:
Sofia | Rila monastery | Plovdiv | Veliko Tarnovo | Arbanassi | Bucharest | Peles Castle | Bran Castle | Brasov
Total Distance Traveled:
1200 km / 750 mi
Tour Price:

Single traveler: from 2680 euro pp

2 travelers: from 1415 euro pp

3 travelers: from 1080 euro pp

4 travelers: from 1100 euro pp

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