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Capital:   Sofia
Currency:   Bulgarian lev
Time Zone:   GMT + 3
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Christina Gibbons
Ancient ruins, UNESCO World Heritage sites and national parks abound in Bulgaria. Historians and those interested in archaeology will find enough tombs, monasteries, villages and fortresses dating back to the Thracian, Dacian and Roman periods to keep them busy for days. Nature lovers can head into the stunning countryside for a spot of bird watching, and for the brave, a bit of brown bear watching too.
The famous Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
 
Night view of Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria
 
View of the city centre of Sofia, Bulgaria
 

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Bulgaria has long been associated with cheap beach holidays on the Black Sea coast or bargain ski holidays, but now Bulgaria is revealing a side to it which remains little visited by foreign tourists. One of the EU's newest members, but for so long a satellite of the Soviet Union, democratic elections in 1990 saw Bulgaria slowly emerging as a vibrant economy with so much to offer visitors.

Bulgaria holidays reveal a land of contrasts. With its mix of Byzantine and Turkish architectural styles, attractive Sofia is crammed with churches, museums and galleries. The Black Sea resorts, particularly Varna are still a magnet for visitors but those in the know head inland.

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Trace Bulgaria's rich heritage in the picturesque historic towns of Koprivshtitza and Veliko Turnovo with their preserved architecture. Take in the breathtaking scenery of Rila National Park with its 11th-century monastery. Head up Mount Vitosha by cable car for stunning mountain scenery, explore the narrow cobbled streets and Roman amphitheatre of Plovdiv and make sure you sample fine local wine at Melnik, famed for its wine cellars.

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Sofia City Breaks
BulgariaBulgaria
Visitors are charmed by Sofi a with its wide boulevards and compact city centre where many of the historic attractions are...
  • City Breaks
  • Tailor-Made
From £415 per adult
4 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Bulgaria Fly-Drive Holiday
BulgariaBulgaria
Discover the highlights of Bulgaria at your own pace on this tailormade fly-drive itinerary. Drive through green forests, past...
  • Fly-Drives
From £675 per adult
9 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Balkan Capitals Tour - Sofia-Skopje-Prishtina
BulgariaBulgaria
MacedoniaMacedonia
KosovoKosovo
Combine the three lively capitals of Sofia, Skopje and Prishtina - an unusual combination but an interesting one nevertheless! An...
  • Tailor-Made
From £875 per adult
10 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Cultural Landscapes of Bulgaria & Romania
BulgariaBulgaria
RomaniaRomania
Combining the historical and natural splendours of both Bulgaria and Romania, our Cultural Landscapes tailor-made tour provides a...
  • Tailor-Made
From £2640 per adult
10 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included