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Eastern Europe Express

From US$ 1,195 per person
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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 10th-century 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 home-stay (delicious home-cooked 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 tour starts in Bucharest and ends in Istanbul. The Eastern Europe Express is an Explorer tour that takes 8 days taking you from Bucharest to Istanbul and 5 other destinations in Europe.

Embark on a spectacular journey from Romania, through Bulgaria and into Turkey, 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, meander back in time in the Old Town of Plovdiv and be dazed and amazed by Istanbul. Relatively short in terms of distance travelled, this eight-day trip is a fascinating study in just how much regions can change as you cross national borders.
Day 1 Bucharest

Day 2 Veliko Tarnovo

Day 3 Veliko Tarnovo

Day 4 Plovdiv

Day 5 Plovdiv

Day 6 Bansko

Day 7 Gorno Draglishte

Day 8 Rila / Sofia

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what’s included Accommodation
  • Hotel (7 nights), Guesthouse (1 night)
Transport
  • Train , Public Bus , Private vehicle , Metro , Taxi
Meals
  • 6 Breakfasts & 1 Dinner
Group Leader
  • One group leader will accompany you on this tour. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you to have the best possible trip
Included activities
  • Tsarevets Fortress
  • Plovdiv Guided Tour
  • Pirin Mountains Hike & Chairlift
  • Rila Monastery Visit
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • 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
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Eastern Europe Express tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Bucharest, Romania/Sofia, Bulgaria
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Good to know Travel Insurance

The Eastern Europe Express tour requires that you have a travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and repatriation.

Payment

Bookmundi only requires a deposit of 250 USD to confirm this tour. For any departures before 18 December 2017 full payment is required.

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.

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 58 days of departure.
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