Best of Bulgaria and Romania

The sweeping traditional cultures of the two countries open before you on this exceptional journey. Explore the monuments of the vibrant Bulgarian capital, Sofia, before heading on to Rila Monastery and artistic Plovdiv. Next, depart for the Black Sea Coast, where the Kazanlak Thracian Tomb's replica and the exquisite peninsula of Nessebar await. In this 9000-year-old jewel of a village, you’ll find a working fishermen’s settlement, cobblestoned streets, and sweet little restaurants with views of the sea.

In Varna, tour the beautiful Sea Garden and extensive Archaeology museum before driving on to the 8th-century Madara Horseman. Explore Samovodene Street in Veliko Tarnovo, a major center for traditional arts and crafts.

Cross the Romanian border to Bucharest, the largest city between Berlin and Athens. Visit Curtea de Arges, a soaring 14th-century monastery with trompe-l’oeil cupolas and harrowing stories of times past. At Sibiu, tour the fascinating Old Town, still surrounded by medieval walls.

At Poienari Fortress, stop for photos of the high castle and ruined fortress of Vlad the Impaler. In Sighisoara, Europe’s only living citadel, take in the glorious view from the medieval Clock Tower, then ascend to the 14th-century Church on the Hill by way of an evocative wooden staircase built in the 1600s.

Visit the mind-blowing ancient salt mines at Turda and the multicolored painted monasteries in Bucovina before ending your tour with two keynote Transylvanian castles: the magnificent Bran Castle and Peles Castle, filled with every imaginable luxury of the 19th century.

If this particular tour does not meet your expectations, please explore alternative Bulgaria & Romania tours or contact us for a personalized request.

Tour Length:
12 nights
Places Visited:
Sofia | Rila monastery | Plovdiv | Kazanlak | Nessebar | Varna | Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi | Bucharest | Sibiu | Sighisoara | Maramures (the area with the wooden churches) | Bucovina (UNESCO painted monasteries) | Brasov | Peles & Bran Castles
Total Distance Traveled:
3100 km / 1900 mi
Tour Price:

Single traveler: from 4985 euro pp

2 travelers: from 2690 euro pp

3 travelers: from 2050 euro pp

4 travelers: from 2075 euro pp

For a different number of travelers, please contact us.