Cheap One-Week Bulgaria Road Trip from Varna to Stara Zagora, Sofia, and Veliko Tarnovo

Photo of panoramic view on Varna beach on black sea in Bulgaria.
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Duration
8 days & 7 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
7 nights included
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8 days included
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Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 8-day road trip through Bulgaria! Travel to Varna, Nesebar, Stara Zagora, Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, and Shumen with this cheap holiday package!

Explore Bulgaria for less with this 8-day self-drive package. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country. See the stunning Sea Garden, the captivating South Park, and marvel at the uniqueness of each attraction. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Bulgaria and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food. Lastly, this travel plan allows you to stay and feel comfortable at a top-rated budget hotel for 3 nights in Varna, 1 night in Stara Zagora, 2 nights in Sofia, and 1 night in Veliko Tarnovo.

This customizable and cheap Bulgaria travel package promises non-stop adventure. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Bulgaria at the lowest price!

On arrival in Varna, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Bulgaria. Explore the magnificent Park "Zaimov" to see its unique features. Visit the fascinating St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and take in its distinct atmosphere. Bulgaria offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your journey, you'll have the pleasure of staying at top-rated budget accommodations, each selected for their exceptional value, comfort, and positive guest reviews. Each stop along your carefully planned route has been chosen to enhance your travel experience, offering you a blend of convenience, comfort, and a touch of local culture, ensuring a restful retreat after a day of adventures.

Choosing the handpicked recommendations gives you easy access to popular places of interest in Bulgaria. With accommodation conveniently located in a downtown area, you can explore its surroundings at your leisure. Here, you can sample the country’s culinary delicacies and buy keepsakes of your travels in Bulgaria.

This cheap holiday package will bring you close to many picture-perfect destinations in Bulgaria, like the stunning National Palace of Culture. You'll visit the incredible Borisova Gradina Park to make lasting memories. You'll also have the chance to admire the outstanding Tsarevets Fortress up close.

Your camera will be full of memories you can share with friends and family or on social media. By the end of your 8-day road trip, you'll leave Bulgaria happy and inspired to go on another unique and budget-friendly adventure.

This affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 8-day vacation in Bulgaria. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 7 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Bulgaria with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Bulgaria travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Bulgaria and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Bulgaria’s famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions There’s no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Bulgaria offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Bulgaria with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours to Bulgaria fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Included

Hotel, 7 nights
Rental car, 8 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Photo of aerial view of The Cathedral of the Assumption and Varna city at amazing sunset, Bulgaria.Varna / 3 nights
Велико Търново -  in BulgariaVeliko Tarnovo / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of the ancient seaside town, Nessebar, Bulgaria.Nesebar
Shumen - region in BulgariaShumen
Стара Загора -  in BulgariaStara Zagora / 1 night
Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 2 nights
Botevgrad

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Attractions

Photo of Varna spring time, beautiful aerial view above sea garden, Bulgaria.Sea Garden
South Park
Borisova Gradina Park
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Park "Zaimov"
Photo of sunset aerial view of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.National Palace of Culture
Tsarevets Fortress
North Park
Church of Saint Sophia
Park "Geo Milev
Ivan Vazov" National Theater
Photo of Eagles' bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria.Eagles' Bridge
Park “Ayazmo“
Dolphinarium Varna
Photo of the Cathedral of the Assumption in Varna, Bulgaria. Completed in 1886, and also known as the Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral.Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Photo of toy cars with pedals, sleds, bicycles from the USSR in retro museum, Varna, Bulgaria.Retro Museum
Madara Horseman
Bedechka Park
Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
Marno Pole Park
Asparuhov park
Зоологическа градина
Archaeological Museum
Artilereeski Park
Monument of Mother Bulgaria
Парк Обзор
Antique Forum
Градски парк Ботевград
Casino Black Sea

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Day 1 – Varna - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Varna - arrival day

  • Varna - Arrival day
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  • Sea Garden
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Your exciting road trip through Bulgaria starts when you reach the incredible city of Varna, where you'll stay for 3 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Varna and begin your adventure in Bulgaria.

Varna is a popular cheap holiday destination in Bulgaria with something to offer every traveler. When you're ready to explore the city, stop at some of the best places to visit in Varna and get this road trip adventure rolling.

A trip to the amazing Sea Garden will make your cheap holiday in Bulgaria truly special. This attraction is a fascinating urban park that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 32,141 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best budget-friendly hotels or places to stay in the city.

When you're hungry and ready to take a break from your adventure, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the best restaurants in Varna. An excellent example is the popular Sweet Parmy. Serving a menu of mouthwatering dishes, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 645 customers.

Another restaurant you should check out during your cheap vacation in Bulgaria is Happy Bar & Grill Center (Varna). Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,318 customers, this famous restaurant is one of the city's most recommended places to eat.

If you wish to dine at a restaurant locals love, go to the wonderful Happy Bar & Grill. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,456 customers, and is an awesome place to satisfy your craving for good food and service.

Cubo is a great bar to relax after a busy day. About 5,527 customers have given this spot an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, making it one of the most popular bars in the area.

Another bar in Varna we recommend is Beach Bar Menthol, an excellent place to meet new friends. This bar offers customers plenty of snack and drink options and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,430 customers.

The Garden Bar is also one of the best places to go to unwind and chat with locals. Over 2,562 bar-goers have rated it an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and cheap holiday experience in Bulgaria!

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Day 2 – Varna

Day 2

Day 2 – Varna

  • Varna
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Drive 31 km, 59 min

  • Asparuhov park
  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
  • Retro Museum
  • Dolphinarium Varna
  • More

Day 2’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Varna, proving that cheap holidays in Bulgaria can be extraordinary.

You'll begin sightseeing at the extraordinary Asparuhov park. This attraction is a top-tier point of interest that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,162 travelers.

Another of the best travel destinations you can explore in this fun and cheap holiday destination is the spectacular Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral. This popular place of interest is a stunning eastern orthodox cathedral that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,920 visitors.

To make your trip to Varna more memorable, spend time at the fascinating Retro Museum. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,701 traveler reviews, it’s not surprising that the fantastic Retro Museum is often mentioned in Bulgaria road trip itineraries.

Your discovery of Varna does not have to stop there. You can add a budget-friendly activity on your itinerary and get to know more about Varna on a personal level. Check out the fantastic selection of affordable tours and tickets offered on this leg of your journey across this top cheap holiday destination in Europe, Bulgaria.

After exploring some of the most remarkable sights in Bulgaria, you also have the chance to experience the country’s food culture. Eat at Staria Chinar - Port Varna, one of the best restaurants in Varna. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,810 reviews.

You can also check out Godzila Sevastopol. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers in the city. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,248 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your road trip activities is Staria Chinar Restaurant. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,178 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you a memorable dining experience in Varna.

When you’ve finished your meal, head to some of the most popular bars in Varna for an after-dinner drink. Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at Muffin bar & coffee and try some of its cocktails and snacks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,718 customers.

The BRICK bar is another great place to hang out in and relax after a busy day in the city. This bar offers various drinks at affordable prices and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,387 customers.

If you want to have a drink or two with locals, you'll want to visit Bar PUNTA CANA. Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,540 customers, this bar is one of the best places to unwind and socialize in Varna.

Savor the rest of the night and celebrate another incredible road trip adventure in the magical Varna!

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Day 3 – Nessebar and Stara Zagora

Day 3

Day 3 – Nessebar and Stara Zagora

  • Nesebar
  • Stara Zagora
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Drive 302 km, 3 hours 57 min

  • Парк Обзор
  • Church of Saint Sophia
  • Archaeological Museum
  • More

On day 3 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Bulgaria, you’ll experience two places in one day. You’ll start your day in Nessebar and end your day in the city of Stara Zagora, where you'll stay for 1 night. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you.

One of the best places to visit in Nessebar is the amazing Park Obzor. This travel destination is a park that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,921 visitors.

This day is also your chance to stop at the incredible Church of Saint Sophia. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,816 travelers, a visit to this well-known church and sightseeing spot in Nessebar is likely to make your vacation in Bulgaria even more memorable.

Another unforgettable sight in Nessebar is the outstanding Nesebar Archaeological Museum. This museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,692 visitors.

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in Bulgaria. To have the best affordable travel experience in Bulgaria, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in Bulgaria unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in Bulgaria.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Stara Zagora. Stara Zagora is another cheap travel destination in Bulgaria where you have access to hotels, restaurants, bars, and other conveniences.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best attractions a budget vacation in Bulgaria can afford, treat yourself to a hearty meal. You’ll find many great restaurants in Stara Zagora that offer delicious food to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Stara Zagora is Golden Serbian Grill Pri Vlado. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,263 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Stara Zagora, Restaurant Uniqato is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,988 diners.

Another restaurant worth trying is Shtastlivetsa. Many locals and cheap holiday goers in Stara Zagora enjoy dining at this restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,681 customers.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Stara Zagora’s best bars to celebrate this day of your road trip vacation in Bulgaria. For example, you can visit Pri Kmeta. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,871 customers, this bar is considered a favorite in the area.

Another great place to have a refreshing, celebratory drink is Drums. This popular bar in Stara Zagora has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,465 bar-goers.

You can also go to Brothers' cafe as an alternative. More than a bar, the popular Brothers' cafe is also a place for fun or relaxation. Around 914 customers have given this city bar an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Bulgaria!

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Day 4 – Stara Zagora and Sofia

Day 4

Day 4 – Stara Zagora and Sofia

  • Stara Zagora
  • Sofia
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Drive 243 km, 3 hours 8 min

  • Antique Forum
  • Artilereeski Park
  • Зоологическа градина
  • Park “Ayazmo“
  • Bedechka Park
  • More

On day 4 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Bulgaria, you’ll experience two places in one day. You’ll start your day in Stara Zagora and end your day in the city of Sofia, where you'll stay for 2 nights. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you.

One of the best places to visit in Stara Zagora is the amazing Antique Forum. This travel destination is a must-see tourist destination that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,420 visitors.

This day is also your chance to stop at the incredible Artileriyski Park. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,569 travelers, a visit to this well-known park and sightseeing spot in Stara Zagora is likely to make your vacation in Bulgaria even more memorable.

Another unforgettable sight in Stara Zagora is the outstanding Park “Ayazmo“. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 8,145 visitors.

To make the most of your day in this cheap holiday destination in Bulgaria, drop by the popular “Bedechka” Park. This attraction, an amazing park, has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,174 travelers.

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in Bulgaria. To have the best affordable travel experience in Bulgaria, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in Bulgaria unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in Bulgaria.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Sofia. Sofia is another cheap travel destination in Bulgaria where you have access to hotels, restaurants, bars, and other conveniences.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best attractions a budget vacation in Bulgaria can afford, treat yourself to a hearty meal. You’ll find many great restaurants in Sofia that offer delicious food to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Sofia is Hadjidraganov's Houses Restaurant. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,010 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Sofia, Restaurant "Staria Chinar" is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,717 diners.

Many locals and cheap holiday goers in Sofia enjoy dining at this restaurant.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Sofia’s best bars to celebrate this day of your road trip vacation in Bulgaria. For example, you can visit Bar Friday. Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,410 customers, this bar is considered a favorite in the area.

Another great place to have a refreshing, celebratory drink is The Cocktail Bar. This popular bar in Sofia has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,814 bar-goers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Bulgaria!

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Day 5 – Sofia

Day 5

Day 5 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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Drive 27 km, 1 hour 34 min

  • North Park
  • South Park
  • Park "Zaimov"
  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Ivan Vazov" National Theater
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On day 5 of your road trip adventures in Bulgaria, you’ll go deep into Sofia, where you'll stay for 1 night, and see some of the city’s unforgettable attractions. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Sofia, and meet locals along the way!

Sofia offers an incredible variety of budget hotels and places to stay you can choose from and spend the night in.

We recommend you stay at the charming Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel to ensure a pleasant and affordable vacation in Sofia. This 5-star hotel offers guests comfort and convenience and is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars in 4,376 guest reviews.

Another budget-friendly stay option you can check into is the cozy 4-star Best Western Plus Bristol Hotel. This cheap hotel provides a ton of handy amenities perfect for travelers in Sofia. Best Western Plus Bristol Hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 4,417 former guests.

Travelers looking forward to enjoying a cheap vacation in Sofia should also consider Leda Hotel. This 3-star hotel offers great value-for-money and is one of the best budget accommodations in the city. Leda Hotel has been rated by 1,201 guests with an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Popular hotels and places to stay in Sofia offering low-cost accommodations get fully-booked fast. If any of these stay options are not available during your visit in the city, our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best budget alternatives.

One thing that makes Sofia the perfect cheap holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular attractions. For example, the outstanding park, North Park. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,772 visitors.

The famous South Park is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. This incredible park and travel destination has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 30,616 visitors.

Sofia is also the home of the extraordinary Park "Zaimov". Around 15,115 travelers have rated the spectacular Park "Zaimov" an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. With an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from a total of 19,337 reviews, a visit to this wonderful church and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

This day of your road trip through Bulgaria is also your chance to admire the fantastic Ivan Vazov National Theater up close. This fascinating must-see tourist destination and attraction is a must-visit. The marvelous Ivan Vazov National Theater enjoys an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 9,666 travelers.

Come to Sofia prepared by adding a tour to your budget vacation package to Bulgaria. If you’re up for a challenging, fun, or inspiring activity, check out the fantastic selection of tours and cheap holiday deals in Sofia.

After a day of exploring, reward yourself by dining at one of the best restaurants in Sofia, Pod Lipite (Under the Linden Trees) Restaurant. Locals enjoy eating at Pod Lipite (Under the Linden Trees) Restaurant for its good food and ambiance. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,625 diners.

Art Club Museum serves various affordable and delicious dishes perfect for cheap holiday goers. On top of that, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,570 food lovers.

Curious about the nightlife in Sofia? Consider visiting some of the best bars in Sofia after dinner. Locals recommend One More Bar, and it's a great spot to enjoy a refreshing drink after an active day. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,228 customers.

Halbite Beer Hall is another excellent place to relax and have a drink or two after a busy road trip in Bulgaria. Halbite Beer Hall has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,280 bar-goers, proving it's one of the most popular bars in Sofia.

Raise a toast and enjoy celebrating this terrific day of your affordable vacation in Bulgaria!

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Day 6 – Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo

Day 6

Day 6 – Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo

  • Sofia
  • Botevgrad
  • Veliko Tarnovo
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Drive 243 km, 3 hours 47 min

  • National Palace of Culture
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Park "Geo Milev
  • Градски парк Ботевград
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Day 6 of your road trip across Bulgaria offers you the chance to visit the wonderful Sofia and the enchanting Sofia, two of the most popular cheap holiday destinations in the country. You'll begin sightseeing in Sofia and end the day in Sofia, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Buckle up because day 6 of your affordable vacation in Bulgaria will take you to some of locals’ and travelers’ most recommended travel spots!

One place travelers keep coming back to in Sofia is the magnificent National Palace of Culture. Around 14,244 visitors have rated this excellent convention center and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Borisova Gradina Park on this leg of your self-drive tour in Bulgaria. This attraction is a well-known park that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 27,212 travelers.

The remarkable Eagles' Bridge is known to be one of the best places to visit in this cheap vacation spot in Bulgaria. This attraction, an amazing stone bridge, is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,102 travelers.

Beyond the above-mentioned sites, you also have the opportunity to visit the fascinating Park "Geo Milev". This park and well-loved attraction in Sofia is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 10,260 visitors.

Start your sightseeing in this cheap holiday destination with a visit to the unforgettable Gradski park Botevgrad. This popular site is a valued top-tier point of interest in Sofia and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 927 visitors.

Exploring one unique site after another provides you the much-needed variety during your self-drive tour across Bulgaria. But to satisfy your curiosity or need for adventure, we recommend you add excursions in today’s agenda. You have a great selection of popular and low-cost activities to choose from in Bulgaria. Make your cheap holiday experience in Bulgaria more memorable by doing something new, bold, or inspiring.

Veliko Tarnovo offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Bulgaria. So anytime you need a break from your activities, you’re guaranteed a comfortable and affordable place to rest and stay in the city.

As this adventurous day progresses, satisfy your hunger at one of the best restaurants in the city. Many restaurants in Veliko Tarnovo offer good food at even better prices, the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Bulgaria.

Restaurant Asenevtsi is a must try. This restaurant serves a mouthwatering selection of meals and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,457 diners.

Another popular eating spot in Veliko Tarnovo is VkusoteriA, a local favorite. Serving diners fresh, delicious, and affordable meals, this restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 993 customers.

Shtastliveca ("The Lucky One") offers customers flavorful food and good ambiance, making it one of the best places to eat in Veliko Tarnovo. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,818 customers, this restaurant can get packed very quickly. Make sure you get to the restaurant early to save yourself a seat.

When night has fallen and you feel like enjoying a drink, head to some of Veliko Tarnovo’s best bars. There are plenty of bars in the city where you can order a few drinks without compromising your budget.

Bianko is an excellent example of a great bar in Veliko Tarnovo offering drinks at reasonable prices. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,466 customers.

You can also hang out and have a drink at Lino Bar, another of locals’ go-to bars in Veliko Tarnovo. Lino Bar is among the best city bars offering various beverages at different price points, with around 1,358 customers having rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Tequila Bar Funky Monkey is for you if you’re curious about bars that give you a taste of the nightlife scene in Veliko Tarnovo. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from more than 493 bar-goers.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Bulgaria with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Bulgaria!

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Day 7 – Veliko Tarnovo, Shumen, and Varna

Day 7

Day 7 – Veliko Tarnovo, Shumen, and Varna

  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Shumen
  • Varna
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Drive 233 km, 3 hours 15 min

  • Monument of Mother Bulgaria
  • Marno Pole Park
  • Tsarevets Fortress
  • Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
  • Madara Horseman
  • More

Day 7 of your self-drive vacation in Bulgaria gives you the opportunity to explore two popular cheap holiday destinations in one day. You’ll start your day in the city of Veliko Tarnovo and end your day in the city of Shumen.

Today's agenda features plenty of popular stops and allows you to stay in Varna for 1 night. How much time you want to spend in each area or attraction is up to you. This way, you’ll have all the time you want to take in the unique atmosphere of each location and make the most of your affordable vacation in Bulgaria.

While you’re in Veliko Tarnovo, it’s a good idea to visit the amazing Monument of Mother Bulgaria. The fantastic Monument of Mother Bulgaria is a popular top-tier point of interest and a sightseeing hotspot. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,742 travelers.

Travelers usually have a splendid time at the incredible Marno Pole Park, a well-known park in the area. Currently, this spectacular destination enjoys a 4.6 out of a 5 star-rating from 4,606 travelers.

The top-rated Tsarevets Fortress is another local feature you can check out today. This spectacular top-tier point of interest and destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from over 11,718 travelers.

Once you’ve satisfied your wanderlust in Veliko Tarnovo, you’ll continue to your next road trip destination of the day, the city of Shumen.

Make Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park your first stop. This popular park among locals and travelers alike has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,445 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in Shumen is the outstanding Madara Horseman. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 6,348 visitors, this remarkable must-see tourist destination and attraction deserves a spot on your Bulgaria travel bucket list.

Make the most of your time in the country by joining activities that let you discover more about Bulgaria. Check out all of the affordable tours you can join this day of your cheap holiday in Bulgaria and ensure the road trip experience of a lifetime.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget accommodations in the city of Varna. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Varna, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Morska terasa, one of the best restaurants in Varna. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,104 customers.

El Kapan is yet another of the top places to eat in the city. El Kapan is known for serving a variety of delectable dishes and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,370 diners.

Locals and travelers enjoy dining at Happy Bar & Grill, another well-loved restaurant in Varna. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,955 guests, this restaurant is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a memorable dining experience in Bulgaria.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in Varna, Cuba Beach Bar. This famous bar offers snacks and drinks at different price points and is a popular hangout spot among locals. In addition, this bar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,018 bar goers.

Cafe Bar Soho is a great place for anyone who is into classic bar drinks. This bar is considered one of the best drinking spots in Varna, with its average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 136 customers.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Bulgaria. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in Bulgaria!

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Day 8 – Varna - departure day

Day 8

Day 8 – Varna - departure day

  • Varna - Departure day
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  • Casino Black Sea
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It’s soon time to say goodbye to Bulgaria as your road trip vacation is about to end. Day 8 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Varna.

Depending on how much time you have before your flight back home, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing to make the most of your cheap holiday experience in Bulgaria.

If you'd rather pass time visiting some attractions, this is your chance to go to places you may not have had the chance to explore yet.

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Varna is the remarkable Casino Black Sea. This casino and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 520 visitors.

If you have an appetite for one last delicious meal in Varna, consider a top-rated restaurant like Stariyat chinar Preslav. This restaurant has a menu of appetizing and affordable meals and is rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,788 customers.

Mr Baba is an excellent alternative if you feel like eating something else. This restaurant serves a variety of savory and budget-friendly dishes and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,420 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Varna and begin your journey home. You’ll leave filled with unforgettable memories from your terrific and affordable travel experiences in Bulgaria!

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Download Europe’s biggest travel marketplace to your phone to manage your entire trip in one place

Scan this QR code with your phone camera and press the link that appears to add Europe’s biggest travel marketplace into your pocket. Enter your phone number or email address to receive an SMS or email with the download link.