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Istanbul and Sofia - Bucharest
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7 to 10+ Nigths from $729*
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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.
Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania are widely considered for its beauty, history and energy. Combine Istanbul (this marvelous city, across the sprawling Bosphorus Strait is world-famous for its rich history and culture, stunning scenery, magnificent structures), then ,take a flight to Sofia (Bulgaria’s capital and its largest city. Founded thousands of years ago, with its Ottoman mosques and stubborn Red Army monuments that lend an eclectic, exotic feel, as well as its finest museums, galleries, restaurants and clubs), and finally, a transfer will take you to Bucharest (known in the past as "The Little Paris," Bucharest has changed a lot lately, and today it has become a very interesting mix of old and new that has little to do with its former reputation). This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Istanbul
  • Flight from Istanbul to Sofia
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Sofia
  • Transfer from Hotel in Sofia to Hotel in Bucharest via the Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Bucharest
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Price history for this itinerary (past 7 days):
From Chicago CHI (All Airports)(IL), US for 7 nights
1521.07 * incl.tax
From Norfolk ORF (VA), US for 7 nights
1774.04 * incl.tax
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Istanbul (179)     Bucharest (41)     Sofia (58)    
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2. Sofia
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3. Bucharest
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Trip Summary
3 nights in Istanbul

Istanbul is one of the truly great romantic cities. Istanbul is home to a layering of civilization on civilization, of empire built on empire. A stroll through this historic city will reveal ancient Roman hippodromes, peristyles, and aqueducts, the greatest excesses of the Byzantine Empire and the mystique and power of the Ottoman Empire. In this sprawling, continent-spanning city you can tramp the streets where crusaders and janissaries once marched; admire mosques that are the most sublime architectural expressions of Islamic piety; peer into the sultan's harem; and hunt for bargains in the Kapali Carsi.

Visit and explore the Ayasofya,Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, Suleymaniye Camii, St. Savior in Chora, the New Mosque, Galata Tower, Taksim Square, the Hippodrome 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.

Visit and discover the 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.



2 nights in Bucharest

Once known as the "Little Paris", Bucharest, Romania's capital, is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, and glorious Belle Époque buildings. There is even an Arc de Triomphe on a boulevard longer than the Champs Elysees, with a range of trees that flower beautifully in the spring. You will be intrigued by the city's eclectic mixture of architecture, from old monasteries to Orthodox Churches, Second Empire mansions, the stolid Stalinist architecture of the communist years and the colossal Parliament House, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon.

Visit and explore the amazing Palace of Parliament, Romanian Athenaeum, Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, King Michael I Park, Cismigiu Gardens, National Museum of Art of Romania, Stavropoleos Monastery, Arcul de Triumf, Revolution Square, National Museum of Romanian History, Cotroceni Palace, Mogosoaia Palace, University Square, Pasajul Macca-Vilacrosse, and so much more.




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Istanbul
Day 1
Arrive to Istanbul
Overnight in Istanbul   251 hotels offered
Optional   712 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Istanbul   251 hotels offered
Optional   712 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in Istanbul   251 hotels offered
Optional   712 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Istanbul
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Sofia
Day 4
Arrive to Sofia
Overnight in Sofia   50 hotels offered
Optional   234 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Sofia   50 hotels offered
Optional   234 Things to do
Day 6
Departing from Sofia
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Bucharest
Day 6
Arrive to Bucharest
Overnight in Bucharest   125 hotels offered
Optional   433 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Bucharest   125 hotels offered
Optional   433 Things to do
Day 8
Departing from Bucharest

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Turkey

Apart from Russia, no other country can stake such a proud claim to bridging `the East and the West` like <b>Turkey</b>, which sits astride two continents. It is called the `Cradle of Civilization`, where there are more Roman archaeological sites than in all of Italy, and more ancient Greek ruins available for viewing by the public than in Greece. The history from the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, and finally the modern Turkish nation are all on display here, and the Turkish vacation experience can encompass everything from being in the hustle and bustle of a metropolis, to attending a whirling dervish dance ceremony, to sunning yourself on the country`s beautiful shores, to climbing mountains and skiing at top resorts, to enjoying an iconic hot-air balloon ride over the Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.
Bulgaria

<b>Bulgaria</b> is known for its rich history, which stretches back over 6,000 years and is on display everywhere you look, ranging from sacred religious buildings with beautiful architectural styles and colorful art to the hundreds of fortresses and historic ruins, from which some famous legends and myths were born. Bulgaria is one of the most popular beach destinations in Europe, with hundreds of miles of glittering coastline. It`s also known for its winter sporting opportunities in some of the most glamorous and affordable ski resorts east of Switzerland.
Romania

<b>Romania</b> is well-known for its rich history, dating back before the time of the Greeks and Romans. Ruins from days gone by, ranging from Roman structures in Alba Iulia to remnants of Communism in Bucharest, are vivid illustrations of life in Romania through the years. Whether the museums are open-air or in exhibition halls, these are fun ways to learn more about Romanian history and folk culture.
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Istanbul
Istanbul is one of the truly great romantic cities. Istanbul is home to a layering of civilization on civilization, of empire built on empire. A stroll through this historic city will reveal ancient Roman hippodromes, peristyles, and aqueducts, the greatest excesses of the Byzantine Empire and the mystique and power of the Ottoman Empire. In this sprawling, continent-spanning city you can tramp the streets where crusaders and janissaries once marched; admire mosques that are the most sublime architectural expressions of Islamic piety; peer into the sultan's harem; and hunt for bargains in the Kapali Carsi.

Visit and explore the Ayasofya,Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, Suleymaniye Camii, St. Savior in Chora, the New Mosque, Galata Tower, Taksim Square, the Hippodrome 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.

Visit and discover the 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.
Bucharest
Once known as the "Little Paris", Bucharest, Romania's capital, is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, and glorious Belle Époque buildings. There is even an Arc de Triomphe on a boulevard longer than the Champs Elysees, with a range of trees that flower beautifully in the spring. You will be intrigued by the city's eclectic mixture of architecture, from old monasteries to Orthodox Churches, Second Empire mansions, the stolid Stalinist architecture of the communist years and the colossal Parliament House, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon.

Visit and explore the amazing Palace of Parliament, Romanian Athenaeum, Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, King Michael I Park, Cismigiu Gardens, National Museum of Art of Romania, Stavropoleos Monastery, Arcul de Triumf, Revolution Square, National Museum of Romanian History, Cotroceni Palace, Mogosoaia Palace, University Square, Pasajul Macca-Vilacrosse, and so much more.

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