Bulgaria vacation by train
No car, no hassle – explore Bulgaria on this 12 day train adventure, staying at family hotels, with plenty of time to explore its mountains and old towns.
Sofia Iskar River Gorge Vratsa Nature Park medieval capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo Tryavna town Balkan Mountains Kazanlak town in the Valley of Roses Plovdiv Rhodope Mountains Velingrad Razlog Rila Monastery
€620 excluding flights
Price is per person in a twin/double room and includes: 3 nights dinner & breakfast in family-run hotels/SPA hotel, 8 nights bed & breakfast; pick up from airport; train tickets and transfers from/to train stations.
Single room supplement: €200;
Single room supplement: €200;
Description of Bulgaria vacation by train
2022: 7 May, 11 Jun, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep
3 Reviews of Bulgaria vacation by train
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 06 Jul 2019 by Janet GallowayAttending an opera in Plovdiv’s Roman amphitheatre was also very memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Aug 2017 by Tim MorganEverything was very good. The genuine welcome from every host hotel or guesthouse was excellent. Staying in guesthouses and eating their normal local food. Highlights were Veliko Tarnovo (especially Hotel Gurko), Plovdiv, and the hosts at Boyana Guest House (Vratsa) & Guest House Deshka (Gorno Draglishte) were great fun. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Jun 2017 by Rodney MountBoth Plovdiv and Rile were interesting and enjoyable and despite communication problems the two homestays were interesting if challenging and the hosts we very friendly and kind. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetOne of our main responsible policies is the protection of the local environment and the cultural heritage. Running this tour we try to minimise the impact on the visited areas and protect them by using public transport, such as trains and buses. Train rides give you the opportunity to explore much of Bulgaria’s cultural and natural hidden treasures without a car. Short car transfers are available from/to train stations to the local guesthouses/hotels.
PeopleJoining this trip you will visit many remote monasteries and traditional villages with very few inhabitants. Part of your money goes to the protection and restoration of some of the St. Sofia Holy Mountain Churches. Other, for accommodations such! We try to keep the money local by using only small guesthouses which have Green Lodge certificates or are family-run businesses. Green Lodge® is a certificate issued for guesthouses and small hotels that correspond to ECEAT sustainable tourism label and Eurogites quality standards. Hosts of these houses are local people who have special attention to local nature and culture. They will be your guide to interesting sites and events in the surroundings and will saturate your experience. Your stay at a Green Lodge will make you feel the charm of the traditional everyday life and guide you through local cuisine. Such place is Deshka’s Guesthouse. Your visit to her house in the mountain village Gorno Draglishte means a lot to the local people, who produce a lot of the goods used in the kitchen.
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