Eastern Europe Express

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Bucharest, Romania
  • Ends Sofia, Bulgaria
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Immerse yourself in the communist past and vibrant present of Bucharest, a city often underrated by travellers
  • Travel through the scenic Rila Mountains in Bulgaria, mingling with monks at the 10thcentury Rila Monastery
  • The village of Gorno Draglishte is home to a rich cultural heritage and a delightful community of welcoming locals. Experience the best of both worlds during a family homestay (delicious homecooked dinner included)
  • The ancient Roman theatre in Plovdiv’s city centre was only discovered when a landslide uncovered it in the 1970s. Explore the amphitheatre and Plovdiv's other significant sights on a guided walking tour
The Eastern Europe Express trip starts from Bucharest and ends in Sofia. The Eastern Europe Express trip is a sightseeing tour that takes 9 days taking you through Bucharest, Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv, Bansko and 4 other destinations in Romania and Bulgaria. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Embark on a spectacular journey from Romania and through Bulgaria, discovering the architectural grandeur and quaint cultural enclaves that make this such an intriguing part of the world. Absorb Bucharest’s austere atmosphere on a guided walking tour, compare age-old places of worship in Sofia and be treated to traditional Bulgarian hospitality on an overnight homestay in Gorno Draglishte. Breathe in crisp alpine air on a hike in the Pirin Mountains, and meander back in time in the Old Town of Plovdiv. Relatively short in terms of distance travelled, this nine-day trip is a fascinating study in just how much regions can change as you cross national borders.
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“My wife and I are over 75 years old, but fit. We hiked and climbed Mayan pyramids, swam and trekked through an underground cave, snorkeled and dove reefs and shopped and dined in local markets. We took some extra trips, but passed on those, such as scaling an active volcano, that were not our cup of tea. By car, van, bus, boat, bike and foot, the adventure was always interesting. The tour guide handled all arrangements and ironed out the occasional glitch. However, he would arrange for local guides who had regional knowledge and views. We met many typical residents of three countries and interacted with them on a close and personal level.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Bucharest
  • Day 2: Veliko Tarnovo
  • Day 3: Veliko Tarnovo
  • Day 4: Plovdiv
  • Day 5: Plovdiv
  • Day 6: Bansko
  • Day 7: Pirin Mountains / Gorno Draglishte
  • Day 8: Rila / Sofia
  • Day 9: Sofia
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Hotel (7 nights), Homestay (1 night)
Meals
  • 6 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Train , Public Bus , Private vehicle , Metro , Taxi
Included Activities
  • Veliko Tarnovo - Tsarevets Fortress
  • Plovdiv - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Bansko - Belitsa Bear Sanctuary
  • Pirin Mountains - Hike & Chairlift
  • Rila - Monastery Visit
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Bucharest and from Sofia are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Eastern Europe Express tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Eastern Europe Express tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 30 July 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Eastern Europe Express tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Eastern Europe Express tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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