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Fergus Jones
Bulgaria Travel Specialist

There’s more to Bulgaria than the bargain ski resorts and the throbbing Black Coast beaches. Savvy travellers on the hunt for charm and culture without the large crowds, venture inland to be rewarded with authentic Bulgaria: wild mountain ranges peppered with remote mountain villages and charming UNESCO-listed monasteries.

Sofia, the capital city, is home to a unique blend of Byzantine and Turkish architectural roots, while areas of grey architecture linger reminiscent of the country’s Soviet Parks – all nowadays interspersed with large green parks, pretty gardens and glossy upmarket hotels. Perfect for either a short city break, or as the jumping off point for a fly-drive, the streets are crammed with churches, fine museums and art galleries, and grand domed churches dot the cityscape – the most impressive of which, the Aleksander Nevski Church, has become a national symbol of Bulgaria.

Popular self-drive routes combine Sofia with journeys out into the country’s pretty national parks – some of which are still home to wild brown bears – or setting off to visit the ancient ruins of past civilisations, as Bulgaria is home to a selection of both Roman and Greek fortresses.

Holiday Types

City Breaks
City Breaks
Spend a few days based in the heart of a city and explore its highlights with our local guides.
Great for independent travellers, hire a car on our fly-drive holidays and explore at your own pace.
Group Tours
Group Tours
Join a small group of like-minded travellers and travel on a fully-guided group tour.
Let us know your travel requirements and we will individually design your perfect trip.

Popular Destinations in Bulgaria


Specialist Recommendations


Regent Bulgaria Specialist

Ellie Marr
There's more than enough here to keep history buffs entertained. 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, and explore the narrow cobbled streets and Roman amphitheatre of Plovdiv.

Ellie's Tips
Nature-lovers and landscape-photographers should head up Mount Vitosha by cable car for stunning mountain scenery.
Make sure you sample fine local wine at Melnik, famed for its extensive cellars.
Head to Melnik and stop at what is possibly Bulgaria's most famous landmark, Rila Monastery. 



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