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How to Plan Your Bulgaria Tour?

Best Time to Visit: June - September
Major Cities for International Flights: Sofia (the capital), Varna, and Burgas
Visa: Visitors from more than 60 countries can enjoy visa-free travel to Bulgaria for stays up to 90 days, including the USA, UK, Canada, and the Schengen countries. Nationals from other countries still need to apply for tourist visa before departure.
Money Tips: The Bulgarian Lev (BGN) or Leva (plural) is the official currency. Credit cards can be used in large hotels, restaurants and shops. As Bulgaria is not part of the Eurozone, you are advised to exchange some cash when traveling.
  • 3-5 Days
    Start from the highlights of the capital Sofia, drive through Rila National Park to the Rila Monastery with an exciting hike, and wander in the Old Town of ancient Plovdiv.
  • 6-8 Days
    Besides top attractions in Sofia, Plovdiv, and Veliko Tarnovo, you may also explore the Rose Valley of Kazanlak, enjoy a seaside holiday in Nesebar and Varna, or indulge yourself in impressive hikes to the untouched nature of Seven Rila Lakes or Pirin National Park.
  • 9 Days or More
    Enjoy an incredible travel experience with all-inclusive Bulgaria tour packages, and spend more time hiking in high mountains. You can also extend your journey to the neighboring countries like Romania, Greece or Turkey.

Trip Planning FAQs

How to get to and travel around Bulgaria?
Visitors can enter Bulgaria by plane, car, boat, bus and rail. There are three international airports in Bulgaria: Sofia, Varna, and Burgas, and most visitors fly into Sofia. Travelers can also drive to Bulgaria from Romania in the north, Serbia and North Macedonia in the west, as well as Greece and Turkey in the south. Due to the limited public transport conditions in some remote places, hiring a car is the fastest option to travel around Bulgaria in a short period of time. Our private packages will provide you with spacious and comfortable car during the whole trip.
What is the best time for a hiking or skiing tour?
Bulgaria is mainly covered by mountain region and hilly land, which make its natural environment perfect for hiking and trekking adventure. The summer months from June to September are the best time to have an epic hiking tour to the Bulgarian mountains with cool and pleasant temperatures. Summer is also generally a good time to leave joyful footprints on the beach of the Black sea coast. With plenty of sunshine in Bulgaria, travelers can explore its cities all year round. The northern region is also humid. Usually snow covers Rila and Pirin mountains (nearly 3000 meters above sea level) until April or May, and it might start snowing in mountain ranges in November. Bansko with ski resorts opening in winter months is also a must-go destination for the snow sports fans.
When shall I expect to see the Bulgarian Rose Festival?
Bulgaria has over 300 years of history producing the famous Rosa Damascena which gets the reputation of liquid gold in the world. The Bulgarian Rose Festival is traditionally held in June every year and lasts for 3 weeks in the picturesque Rose Valley of Kazanlak. The culmination of this festival usually happens on the first weekend of June. Millions of roses bloom with fragrance and shining glory in this region from mid-May to mid-June annually. If you travel in early June, you will meet their fabulous Rose Festival and enjoy unforgettable moments.
What is the ATM access like? Are Credit Cards widely accepted?
ATMs can be easily found in modern cities and urban areas of Bulgaria, but your cards may not be accepted by all bank machines. ATM access could be very limited when you travel to the remote areas in the northern region. Major credit cards are widely accepted in large hotels and international shops. Some local vendors may not accept credit cards, so you are advised to carry enough cash for your small purchases.
What language is widely spoken in Bulgaria?
Bulgarian is the only official language that is most widely used in Bulgaria. Turkish and Russian are the common foreign languages spoken by some locals, especially for the previous generations. The young Bulgarians also know English well as their second language.
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