Bucharest to Sofia tour
Take an overland tour from Romania to Bulgaria as part of a small guided group traveling by public bus with plenty of free time over the course of a week.
Bucharest Veliko Tarnovo Tsarevets Fortress Plovdiv Roman Theatre Nebet Tepe Dzhumaya Mosque Bansko Rila Monastery Sofia
US $2200ToUS $2460excluding flights
Description of Bucharest to Sofia tour
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Small group tour, ideal for solos & couples:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. For those with limited time, a small group tour will save valuable time in planning, and on vacation.
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PlanetOur focus is on making a positive impact, providing numerous opportunities for local interaction as we cover so much ground using all means of public transport. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn from a friendly local who strikes up a conversation during your journey.
PeopleYour leader and local guides will be able to direct you to many local eateries throughout the trip, helping you discover real local fare, at real local prices (and probably helping you learn some local language at the same time).
On the many guided town tours we use the services of a local guide, helping to bring money into the local community and giving our travelers the benefit of the experience through the eyes of a local Balkan. For a touch of history we sleep overnight in Oistrog in a very non-commercial 'konak' (simple night quarters) close to the lower monastery, whereas in Transylvania we have the unique opportunity to stay in private apartments run by local families – a very special experience to live as the locals do.
In Istanbul, you will have the opportunity to visit the Bakirkoy orphanage. We encourage our travelers to donate any unwanted items and we organise a small shopping trip prior to the visit to buy useful items such as notebooks, pencils and clothing.