5 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS
Day 01 :Bhubaneswar Sofia
Welcome to the Bulgaria today and upon arrival into Sofia you are transferred to your hotel. Sofia is Bulgaria's capital and its largest city.
Overnight at Sofia
Day 02 : Sofia - half day city tour
Post breakfast, today you enjoy an exciting and original tour of Bulgaria's beautiful capital - Sofia, get to see the stunning St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and other Sofia city landmarks. The tour starts from the main entrance of Alexander Nevski Cathedral - the biggest basilica on the Balkans. After a full guided exploration of the cathedral you continue to other notable sites in the eclectic centre: the 4th century St. Sofia Church, the beautifully decorated Russian Church of St. Nikolay, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the National Theatre, the Parliament, the Presidency, the 16th century Banya Bashi Mosque, the Sveta Nedelia Church and the St. George Rotunda built in 4th century AD. A three hour tour giving the glimpses of the city of Sofia. Rest of the day is free for shopping or just relax. Evening you can go for a drink or two in one of the capital's night clubs or piano bars. Have some fun, dance a little (or a lot), whatever works for you. Overnight at Sofia
Day 03 :Sofia
To a new day we start after breakfast we get ready for sightseeing exploration. Visit one of the most charming small Bulgarian towns, Koprivshtitsa, with its unique combination of legendary history and fascinating present. Drive through scenic Bulgarian countryside will take you to the largest monastery complex in Bulgaria and continue to see the beautifully decorated church "The Nativity of Virgin Mary", with one of the biggest gilded iconostas in the Balkan region. Overnight at Sofia
Day 04:Sofia - Varna
Post breakfast proceed to your next destination. You have a choice of reaching the destination in 1.5hrs by flight or 6 hours by Bus or 7 - 8 hours by train. Usually its recommended to take a flight however for clients on a budget by road is a better option. Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the third largest city in Bulgaria. Upon check in you can have a local feel of the city of Varna as you visit the large and attractive green space overlooking the sea stretches for about 8km, and is said to be the largest of its kind in Europe called the Primorski Park. There are also several cafés near the entrance to the Aquarium and around the Summer Theatre. Steps from Primorski Park lead down to the city's long, sandy beach, which is hugely popular with local sunbathers, paddlers and beach-volleyball players. There are also a couple of tiny, outdoor, steaming mineral-water pools. City by the beach is what Varna is all about. Overnight in Varna
Day 05: Varna
Day is free at leisure. Indulge in some water sport activities or visit some main spots of Varna like the Varna's cathedral (1886) which is topped with golden onion domes. The murals (painted in 1950) and colourful stained-glass windows are truly wonderful. You can also visit the well-preserved ruins of Varna's 2nd-century-AD Roman Thermae which is the largest in Bulgaria, although only a small part of the original complex still stands. The National Naval Museum hosts several galleries of model ships and uniforms. Anchors, artillery and helicopters can be seen rusting quietly in the grounds at the back, while the revered warship Druzki, which torpedoed a Turkish cruiser during the First Balkan War in 1912, is embedded in concrete outside. Evening we recommend you to visit Di Wine - formal but friendly restaurant is Varna's best fine-dining spot, with a big menu of tempting dishes including rack of lamb, T-bone steaks, guinea fowl, salmon and trout as well as cheaper barbecue dishes. Overnight in Varna
Day 06: Varna -Bhubaneswar
Following breakfast this morning, it's time to check out of the hotel and be transferred to the airport for your journey onwards.
Insight Recommendation: Another Beachside resort to stay from the city of Varna is Golden Sands which is 19kms away taking 30 minutes to reach by road. Golden Sands is served by several regular bus lines of the Varna public transit system. Buses 9, 89 and 109 connect the resort to Varna Railway Station. Stunning scenery, luscious forest, superb beaches, a clean sea, sun, mineral springs, unforgettable atmosphere is what Golden Sands offer.
What We Include:
• Return airfare Delhi – Sofia - Varna -Delhi in economy class
• 03 nights in Sofia with breakfast
• 02 nights in Varna on room only basis
• Arrival/ departure transfers in Sofia & Varna
• Half day Sofia city tour on seat in coach basis
• Tourist Visa of Bulgaria with medical insurance
Extra charges apply:
• Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable.
• Any items of personal nature like telephone, beverages, laundry etc.
• Porterage,Tips and gratuities