Cradled in the heart of Europe, Bulgaria and Romania have witnessed the soaring and falling of great civilizations since antiquity. Experience the often overlooked gems of Europe, which offers cultural and historical treasures for those curious enough to explore the region. Embrace true luxury in this Bulgaria and Romania tour, where you will enjoy the finest jewels the countries have to offer.
Sofia - Arrival in the Capital of Bulgaria
The pleasant capital of Bulgaria reflects a meeting point in history where East and Weste converge. Ottoman mosques tower over squares where monuments to the Red Army continue to glint in the sunlight. Roman ruins spanning more than two millennia decorate the layers of the city while manicured gardens provide residents with a tranquil escape from the bustling streets. Your private driver will meet you at customs at Sofia International Airport and escort you to your accommodations in the heart of the city.
The remainder of the day is at your leisure to relax in the comforts of your luxury accommodation or venture into the vibrant streets of the city at your preferred pace. The Archeological Museum is located inside a former 15th-century mosque and offers displays of Roman, Thracian, and medieval artifacts reflecting the wealth of history in Bulgaria. The mosaic floor from Sveta Sofia Church provides a remarkable image of the illustrious design of historic religious centers across the country.
Sofia - Seeing Sofia
Sofia - Relishing Rila
Plovdiv - Explore Plovdiv
Bucharest - Transfer to Bucharest
Bucharest - Welcome to Bucharest
Braslov - En Route to Braslov
Braslov - A Full Day Tour of Braslov
Sibiu - Sights of Sibiu
Sibiu - Exploration of Sibiu
Sibiu - Farewell for Now
- Experience Sofia, Europe's second oldest city, having been founded in 5,000 BC
- Enjoy a full day tour of Rila, culminating in the medieval Boyana Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Visit Bucegi National Park, famous for its Sphinx rock formation
- See the birthplace of Dracula, with an exhilarating venture to Transylvania
Experience the finest luxuries of the Balkan Peninsula during your 11-day Bulgaria and Romania tour. These two geocentric regions have witnessed the rise and fall of the glorious empires of the ancient Persians, Greeks, and Romans. However, they have managed to maintain a strong tie to their culture and history through the ages, which is magnificently put on display. Revel in the hidden gems of Europe in Bulgaria and Romania, which are all the more priceless for being overlooked.
Your adventure through the Balkan Peninsula will begin with your arrival in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, where you will spend three nights. Your private tours will introduce you to the fabulous history and distinctive culture of the city and greater Bulgaria. You will also visit the remarkable Rila Monastery for insight into the religious history and architectural grandeur of the region. You will have one night in Plovdiv to discover the remains of the former Thracian trading center and one of the oldest towns in Europe.
You will continue your excellent exploration of the Balkans in Romania when transferring Bucharest. You will visit towns along the way such as Veliko and Tarnovo before strolling the streets of Romania's largest city with your private guide. In Braslov, you will have two nights to traverse the infamous region of Transylvania, home to the mythical Dracula and historical figure Vlad the Impaler. The final leg of your journey will take you to Sibiu for town nights to enjoy one of the best-preserved towns of Transylvania where you can visit Dracula-themed stores or wander the layers of a historic citadel.
$2,195 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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