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What language is spoken in Bulgaria?

The official and most widely spoken language in Bulgaria is Bulgarian. The two minority languages are Turkish and Romani. Russian is the most common foreign language spoken in Bulgaria with English as a close second.

What currency is used in Bulgaria?

The Bulgarian Lev is the official currency of Bulgaria. Major credit cards (mainly Visa and Mastercard) are accepted here and can be used at most hotels, shopping centres, and restaurants. Smaller businesses may only accept cash, so it is a good idea to keep some handy. ATMs are widely available across all cities and towns in Bulgaria and accept major credit cards.

Do I need a visa to travel to Bulgaria?

A tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada or the USA for stays up to 90 days.

When is the best time to visit Bulgaria?

Bulgaria experiences a temperate-continental climate which means hot summers and long, cold winters. The best time to visit is during the spring months (April - June). The springtime weather is pleasant with temperatures averaging around 15°C - 20°C, and tourist volume is lower at this time than during the summer. Although nights can be chilly, daytime temperatures are ideal for exploring nature and visiting the many interesting sites. The winter months, although cold, are ideal for skiing and snowboarding.

What is the best method of transportation in Bulgaria?

The most popular way to get around Bulgaria is via busses. There are also trams and trolleys in some major cities, though they can be fairly crowded during peak tourist season. Taxis are readily available in Bulgaria as well. One of the other popular methods of transportation is railways, which function both within the country and between neighboring countries. 

Is Bulgaria a family-friendly destination?

Absolutely! Family beach vacations are very popular and there are plenty of good beaches to enjoy with white sands, sunny skies and blue waters. If you have an active family, the Balkan Mountain region is perfect for hiking, mountain biking and simply taking in beautiful landscapes. Ski trips are also popular family vacations and there are many different resorts to choose from. Bulgaria definitely has something to offer families with kids of any age


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