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Sofia - Plovdiv - Varna with Rail Pass

7 to 10+ Nights from $1,053*
* This sample price: priced within the past 7 days for arrival on 4/2/2024, departure from San Francisco SFO (CA), US. Choose your own departure city and dates.

This 7 night sample itinerary includes:

  • Flight into Sofia and out of Varna
  • 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 Sofia
  • Train from Sofia to Plovdiv: Go to Sofia 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 Varna: Go to Plovdiv train station, validate your Bulgaria Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Varna train station.
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Varna

This package around the enigmatic Bulgaria features three beautiful cities for a trip that wont be forgotten by train. Begin in Sofia (Bulgaria’s capital and largest city. Situated in the very heart of the Balkan peninsula, it is one of Europe’s oldest cities), continue to Plovdiv (built on top of seven hills around the Maritsa River, in the Southern region which is an official winemaking district called 'The Thracian Valley', famous for its red wine production as well as for its massive amphitheater in the center of its Old Town, built nearly 2,000 years ago by the Romans) and finally, Varna (grew from a Thracian seaside settlement to a major seaport on the Black Sea. Varna is an important centre for business, transportation, education, tourism, entertainment and healthcare). This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

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  • Sofia

  • Plovdiv

  • Varna

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Trip Summary

  • 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.

  • 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. Discover and explore the 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.

  • 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. Visit and discover the 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.