Your 8 -9 days tour around Romania and Bulgaria

Day 1

Our guide will meet you in your hotel lobby in Sofia and you will have a 2 hour drive to Bachkovo Monastery, where you will encounter Medieval history and art. In the afternoon you will take a 3-hour walking tour of Plovdiv, its old part, its Roman theater and stadium and its new part. You will enjoy beautiful baroque style 19th century houses, cobblestone streets, shopping streets and many more. In the evening you will check in at hotel Renaissance (upon availability) in Plovdiv right in the old part. Overnight in Plovdiv.

Day 2:

Today you and your guide will head up north to Veliko Turnovo, Bulgarian medieval capital and impressive fortress. On your way you will stop at the following top attractions in Bulgaria: Kazanlak Thracian Tomb, Shipka Memorial church and Etara open air museum. Overnight in beautiful hotel Gurko (upon availability) in Veliko Tarnovo, overlooking the city and Assen Dynasty monument. Distance for the day: 180km. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo.

Day 3:

Today we have all our day to spend in the fortress, the town and nearby village of Arbanassi. You will climb the hill Tsarevets and you will see why this fortress was so difficult to conquer in the Medieval period. In Arbanassi you will enjoy amazing church frescoes and a view over the city of Veliko Tarnovo. An unforgettable performance called Sound and Light over the fortress is optional upon availability. Overnight in the same hotel in Veliko Tarnovo.

Day 4:

On our fourth day we will reach the Danube river (a border river between Bulgaria and Romania) and we will not miss the unique Ivanovo rock monasteries (UNESCO World Heritage Site). We will spend the rest of the day in Ruse and we will enjoy its Paris-style architecture and city center. Distance for the day: 110 km. Overnight in Ruse.

Day 5:

In the morning we head North to the Carpathian mountains in Transylvania. In the summer season this trip is on Transfagarasan Road which is a scenic high-altitude mountain pass. On the way we will visit the Monastery of Curtea de Argia and the medieval city of Sibiu (European Cultural Capital of 2007). Distance for the day: 280km. Overnight in Sibiu.

Day 6:

Today we will visit the famous Vlad Tepes's palace in Sighisoara (UNESCO World Heritage Citadel). The afternoon we will spend in picturesque Brasov and the villages around it. We will see its medieval part with the Black Tower, the Black Church and the Town Hall. Overnight in Brasov.

Day 7:

Bran Castle is our first visit this morning, or more famous for being Dracula's Castle. Then we will continue to Sinaia, the most famous Carpathian resort with its Peles Castle (home of Romanian Royal family). Our last visit for today is Sinaia Monastery, full of history and religious objects, before we set back to Bucharest. Distance for the day: 180 km. Drop off at End of guide services. Our guide will drop you off in your hotel in Bucharest. This overnight is not included.

Day 8:

Explore the city of Bucharest on your own. Some of the highlights include: the Palace of Parliament, the second largest structure in the world, the Bucharest Arch de Triomphe, Royal Square, Press Square, Old town and of course places for shopping and relaxing.

Day 9:

Return to Sofia via Ruse (this option requires an extra payment of 140€ per group plus extra night in Bucharest for the guide). Distance for the day: 390 km.

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Tour Overview

During this wonderful combined tour to Romania and Bulgaria you will cross the Danube river over the bridge between Ruse and Gurgevo, you will see the best tourist places in both countries, you will feel two different Balkan cultures, you will learn to make the difference between them, despite the fact that they are often confused for their common recent communist history and EU membership.

During this wonderful 8 or 9 days tour of Romania Bulgaria you are going to see the best of both countries, including Sofia and Bucharest. You will have the options to start from Sofia, Bulgaria and return to Sofia, or to start from Sofia and end your tour in Bucharest (Romania).

A pick-up can be organised from Bucharest, Thessaloniki or other points. If you wish to start from Bucharest or other place different than Sofia, extra charges may apply. Please find below our suggested itinerary and feel free to E-mail us or fill our Quick Tour Request Form and we will respond to you within 3 working days.

Prices 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons 9-18 persons
2039 € / 3996 BGN Single room use 1199 € / 2350 BGN per person 959 € / 1880 BGN per person 839 € / 1645 BGN per person 719 € / 1409 BGN per person

The tour price includes: door to door transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia or Sofia Airport, guide in English throughout the trip, parking fees, entrance fees, 6 nights and breakfasts in double room hotels 2* and 3*. Personal expenses, meals, drinks, hotel upgrade and tips are not included. Small group tour. Private option +30%. Children (1-16yrs) 20% discount.

Our travel agent will advise your pick up time from your hotel, 2 days before departure.

star rating  Went in February. I'll go over the positives - in the winter there's not a lot of tourists, and the wait time at the border is not long. ... read more


star rating  It was a good tour. Very beatiful the monastery. excellent guide!!
I recommend it as a tour to do!!!


star rating  Nis Tower, Concentration Camp, and a bit of Serbian culture, make this tour interesting.However, in my opinion, Nis it is not a beautiful place to meet


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