Bulgaria Vacation, Tours, Travel Packages & Experiences
Bulgaria is tucked away in the south-east corner of Europe and is divided by the Balkan Mountains which cut through the middle of the country. It also has 220 kilometres/355 miles of coastline along the Black Sea. A large part of the country is forested. There are 3 national parks, 11 nature parks and 17 biosphere reserves. The country has a long history and was for 5 centuries, a part of the Ottoman Empire until liberated by Russia. Bulgaria became a democratic constitution in 1991. It is known for its wine production and is a large exporter. Its cuisine which should be tried on a Bulgaria vacation is heavily influenced by both Turkey and Greece.
The capital, Sofia, is situated in the west of Bulgaria at the foot of Vitosha Mountain. The architecture includes a range of styles from the Roman, Medieval and Soviet eras. Sofia is a cosmopolitan city with tree-lined boulevards and pleasant parks plus many interesting churches and cathedrals.
The second largest city is Plovdiv which has a long history dating back 6000 years making it one of the oldest cities in the world. Today, it is a picturesque city with many parks, gardens, museums and monuments. Of note are the 18th and 19th Century baroque houses and the 2nd Century BC Roman amphitheatre to be enjoyed on a Bulgaria vacation.
A town with a very rich history, Veliko Turnovo was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire and has long traditions in the culture of Bulgaria. The city is rich in museums and historical sites, combined with a vivacious nightlife propelled by the students in one of the largest universities in Bulgaria.
Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria and, situated on the Black Sea, is a major tourist destination on a Bulgaria vacation. It has fine sandy beaches. The Sea Garden here is the oldest and perhaps largest park. The waterfront promenade underneath is lined by a string of beach clubs.
Extend your Stay
Consider an additional stopover to your Bulgaria vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Bulgaria.
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