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Varna - Plovdiv - Sofia with Rail Pass
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Eplore wonderful Bulgaria with a multi day rail pass, a great option for flexible travelers. Start in Varna (known as “The pearl of the Bulgarian Black Seaside”. Historically known as Odessos (Ancient Greek city), then visit beautiful Plovdiv (an ancient city built around 7 hills) and last but not least Sofia (One of the oldest capital cities in Europe, from the 8th century BC, it houses numerous museums). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Varna and out of Sofia
  • 3 Days Bulgaria Rail Pass is included by default. Please ensure you select the correct duration of your Bulgaria Rail Pass according to length of travel (For more details please go to the product description during the booking process).
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Varna
  • Train from Varna to Plovdiv: Go to Varna train station, validate your Bulgaria Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Plovdiv train station. It is suggested to take the early morning direct train, for the fastest route
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Plovdiv
  • Train from Plovdiv to Sofia: Go to Plovdiv train station, validate your Bulgaria Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Sofia train station.
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Sofia

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Varna (21)     Sofia (40)     Plovdiv (6)    
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1. Varna
  30 hotels
2. Plovdiv
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3. Sofia
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3 nights in Varna

Varna, the third-largest city in Bulgaria, is the largest of the Black Sea resort towns. Varna is well-known for its archaeological sites and finds, such as the 6,000-year-old Gold of Varna, the oldest gold treasure in the world, and the Roman Baths which is the largest of its kind in the Balkans. Many people use Varna as a jumping-off point to explore the rest of the Black Sea Coast, but it is a popular tourist destination in its own right. It is one of the cultural centers of Bulgaria, and it is also home to one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in the country. Be sure to visit one of the hot thermal spring `sea baths` which dot the coast.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Dolphinarium Varna, Sea Garden, Varna Archaeological Museum, Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral, Roman Thermae of Odessos, Retro Museum, Butterfly House, National Maritime Museum, History of Varna Museum, Varna Eye, Monument of Tsar Kaloyan, and so much more!



2 nights in Plovdiv

Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in the country. Founded on seven hills around 4000 BCE, Plovdiv was originally a Thracian settlement. No fewer than twelve different ethnic groups conquered Plovdiv over the centuries, and the various groups` influences can be seen in such areas as the Old Town, with its Bulgarian Renaissance architecture; and the Roman City, centered on the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, which is still in use today. The city`s beautiful history and culture are on display everywhere you turn, and once you`re there, you will see why the European Union named Plovdiv a European Capital of Culture for 2019.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, Plovdiv Roman Stadium, Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic Museum, Nebet Tepe, Alyosha Monument, Dzhumaya Mosque, Singing Fountains, Balabanov`s House, Garden of Tsar Simeon, Hills of Plovdiv, and so much more!



2 nights in Sofia

One of the oldest capital cities in Europe, Sofia dates back to the 8th century BCE. Its landmarks reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet occupations. Sofia houses numerous museums, notably the National Historical Museum which has a vast collection of more than 650,000 historical items. Sofia is one of the hippest cities in Bulgaria, boasting a lively nightlife scene with many different nightclubs, live venues, pubs, mehani (Bulgarian traditional taverns), and restaurants. The city also offers large green spaces and manicured gardens, and the ski slopes and hiking trails of mighty Mount Vitosha are just a short bus ride away.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Boyana Church, National Historical Museum, Banya Bashi Mosque, Church of St. George, Vitosha Boulevard, Mount Vitosha, National Palace of Culture, St. Sophia Church, St. Nedelya Church, National Art Gallery, Central Sofia Market Hall, Cherni Vrah, Sofia Synagogue, Church of St. Petka of the Saddlers, Museum of Socialist Art, and so much more!




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Varna
Day 1
Arrive to Varna
Overnight in Varna   30 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Varna   30 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in Varna   30 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Varna
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Plovdiv
Day 4
Arrive to Plovdiv
Overnight in Plovdiv   22 hotels offered
Optional   24 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Plovdiv   22 hotels offered
Optional   24 Things to do
Day 6
Departing from Plovdiv
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Sofia
Day 6
Arrive to Sofia
Overnight in Sofia   43 hotels offered
Optional   120 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Sofia   43 hotels offered
Optional   120 Things to do
Day 8
Departing from Sofia

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Varna Hotels (30 total)
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Tours in Plovdiv (24 total)
Tours in Sofia (120 total)


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Bulgaria

Located in Southeastern Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula, Bulgaria is the result of the evolution of ancient civilizations and the activity of great people who wrote its turbulent history. Bulgaria is known for its picturesque beauty and for its variety of natural landscapes: vast plains, to areas of rolling hills and high mountains. Large beaches and beautiful rocky shores stretch out along the Bulgarian Black sea coast. Here, you will find ski resorts, deep forests, ancient monasteries, greek and roman remains and the fascinating capital Sofia is a must for Bulgaria travelers. Veliko turnovo, the ancient capital, is a young and vibrant city that deserves a visit as well. Vratza is one of the most picturesque cities in Bulgaria, and important tourist and cultural center.
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Varna - Plovdiv - Sofia with Rail Pass
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Varna
Varna, the third-largest city in Bulgaria, is the largest of the Black Sea resort towns. Varna is well-known for its archaeological sites and finds, such as the 6,000-year-old Gold of Varna, the oldest gold treasure in the world, and the Roman Baths which is the largest of its kind in the Balkans. Many people use Varna as a jumping-off point to explore the rest of the Black Sea Coast, but it is a popular tourist destination in its own right. It is one of the cultural centers of Bulgaria, and it is also home to one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in the country. Be sure to visit one of the hot thermal spring `sea baths` which dot the coast.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Dolphinarium Varna, Sea Garden, Varna Archaeological Museum, Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral, Roman Thermae of Odessos, Retro Museum, Butterfly House, National Maritime Museum, History of Varna Museum, Varna Eye, Monument of Tsar Kaloyan, and so much more!
Plovdiv
Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in the country. Founded on seven hills around 4000 BCE, Plovdiv was originally a Thracian settlement. No fewer than twelve different ethnic groups conquered Plovdiv over the centuries, and the various groups` influences can be seen in such areas as the Old Town, with its Bulgarian Renaissance architecture; and the Roman City, centered on the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, which is still in use today. The city`s beautiful history and culture are on display everywhere you turn, and once you`re there, you will see why the European Union named Plovdiv a European Capital of Culture for 2019.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, Plovdiv Roman Stadium, Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic Museum, Nebet Tepe, Alyosha Monument, Dzhumaya Mosque, Singing Fountains, Balabanov`s House, Garden of Tsar Simeon, Hills of Plovdiv, and so much more!
Sofia
One of the oldest capital cities in Europe, Sofia dates back to the 8th century BCE. Its landmarks reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet occupations. Sofia houses numerous museums, notably the National Historical Museum which has a vast collection of more than 650,000 historical items. Sofia is one of the hippest cities in Bulgaria, boasting a lively nightlife scene with many different nightclubs, live venues, pubs, mehani (Bulgarian traditional taverns), and restaurants. The city also offers large green spaces and manicured gardens, and the ski slopes and hiking trails of mighty Mount Vitosha are just a short bus ride away.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Boyana Church, National Historical Museum, Banya Bashi Mosque, Church of St. George, Vitosha Boulevard, Mount Vitosha, National Palace of Culture, St. Sophia Church, St. Nedelya Church, National Art Gallery, Central Sofia Market Hall, Cherni Vrah, Sofia Synagogue, Church of St. Petka of the Saddlers, Museum of Socialist Art, and so much more!

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