Luxury 12-Day Bulgaria Road Trip Vacation from Plovdiv traveling north to Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, and Varna

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12 days & 11 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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11 nights included
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12 days included
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Escape for the holiday of a lifetime with this 12-day luxury road trip in Bulgaria!

Bulgaria offers the ultimate luxury holiday experience for anyone up for an unforgettable adventure, including couples, families, solo travelers, and friends.

Your exclusive luxury holiday package will bring you to the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in the best destinations in Bulgaria. With this perfectly planned vacation itinerary, you will stay 3 nights in Plovdiv, 3 nights in Sofia, 2 nights in Veliko Tarnovo, and 3 nights in Varna, experiencing the ultimate luxury vacation in Bulgaria.

We will help you have the best 12-day luxury holiday in Bulgaria imaginable, so you can leave feeling fulfilled and inspired.

Upon arriving in Bulgaria, you will collect the luxury rental vehicle of your choice. We will provide you with the best car rental for the entirety of your 12-day luxury self-drive holiday, including CDW insurance. From there, you will drive off to discover some of the best travel destinations in Bulgaria, including the stunning Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis and St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Your 12 days in this one-of-a-kind destination in Europe will be filled with bucket-list experiences and bespoke activities. Expect sweeping views over the best attractions, heavenly meals at top-rated restaurants, and world-class service at 5-star luxury hotels.

Finding the perfect luxury lodging is going to make your vacation in Bulgaria feel truly special. The home for your 12-day luxury holiday will be only the most exclusive 5-star hotels in Bulgaria. You will choose from the best selection of luxury hotels and places to stay, all conveniently located along your carefully planned self-drive route.

Throughout your exclusive vacation in Bulgaria, you will get to experience some of the best attractions and activities offered in the country. Highlights of your itinerary include visiting the famous Borisova Gradina Park, experiencing the fantastic South Park up close, and discovering the unique features of the highly-recommended Sea Garden. These are only a few of the many spectacular attractions and sights you will find on your luxury travel itinerary in Bulgaria.

Between attractions and activities, you will have plenty of time to stroll along the best shopping streets and markets in Bulgaria. Here you can find unique souvenirs to preserve the memory of your luxury holiday in Bulgaria.

As your luxury vacation in Bulgaria comes to an end, you will return home with new experiences and unforgettable memories. Not to forget, a full camera album on your phone with amazing photos and videos from the most beautiful places in Bulgaria to share with your friends and family.

This exclusive travel plan is designed to include everything you need to have the best vacation in Bulgaria. By booking this luxury holiday package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your 12-day road trip in Bulgaria. Let the experts figure out the details, so you can focus on enjoying.

To deliver the best experience possible, we make it easy for you to customize each day of your luxury holiday in Bulgaria before and after booking. Our flexible trip planning means you will be able to explore Plovdiv, Samokov, Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, Troyan, Gabrovo, Shumen, Varna, Balchik, Nesebar, and Burgas at your own pace.

Book with us to get access to 24/7 personal travel support throughout your entire journey. Enjoy a step-by-step guide in our easy-to-use mobile app, including all travel documents for your exclusive getaway to Bulgaria.

The best flights, activities, tours, and hotels in Bulgaria fill up quickly, so book your luxury vacation package in advance. Select a date and start planning your luxury holiday in Bulgaria today!

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Hotel, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Photo of aerial view of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Plovdiv / 3 nights
Photo of Saint Anastasia Island in Burgas bay, Black Sea, Bulgaria. Lighthouse tower and old wooden buildings on rocky coast.Burgas
Photo of aerial view of beautiful cityscape of Gabrovo, Bulgaria.Gabrovo
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 / 2 nights
Photo of beautiful and famous Monastery located in the city of Troyan ,Bulgaria.Troian
Photo of panoramic aerial view of Samokov, Bulgaria.Samokov
Photo of aerial view of the ancient seaside town, Nessebar, Bulgaria.Nesebar
Shumen - region in BulgariaShumen
Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 3 nights
Dobrich - region in BulgariaDobrich
Photo of Balchik Palace of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coastline, Balchik, Bulgaria.Balchik

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The Sea Garden, Burgas, BulgariaThe Sea Garden
Photo of Varna spring time, beautiful aerial view above sea garden, Bulgaria.Sea Garden
South Park
Borisova Gradina Park
Photo of Balchik Palace Castle of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coast.Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
Tsar Simeon Garden
Balchik Botanic Garden
Park "Zaimov"
Ethno village Etar
Sofia Zoo, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Sofia Zoo
Photo of sunset aerial view of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.National Palace of Culture
Singing Fountains
Tsarevets Fortress
Photo of detail of a church situated inside of the Troyan Monastery in Bulgaria.Troyan Monastery
Photo of Medieval ruins on Cape Kaliakra, Black Sea, Bulgaria.Cape Kaliakra
Church of Saint Sophia
Park "Geo Milev
Rila National Park, Samokov, Sofia, BulgariaRila National Park
Ivan Vazov" National Theater
Photo of Eagles' bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria.Eagles' Bridge
Druzhba Park
Dolphinarium Varna
Holy Trinity Park
Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
Knyazheska Garden
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 beautiful Sunny Beach with umbrellas and sunbeds in Nesebar, Bulgaria.Sunny Beach
Photo of toy cars with pedals, sleds, bicycles from the USSR in retro museum, Varna, Bulgaria.Retro Museum
Madara Horseman
Photo of ruins of a late antiquity fortress with religious complex "Tsari Mali Grad" from the 6th century, Bulgaria.Tsari Mali Grad
Park "Sveti Georgi", Dobrich, BulgariaPark "Sveti Georgi
Sveta Nedelya Church
Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
Marno Pole Park
Photo of aerial view of the Alyosha soldier monument in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Alyosha Monument
Old Town Of Plovdiv - Architectural Reserve
Музей „Дом на хумора и сатирата” Габрово
Monument of Mother Bulgaria
photo of view of Tsarska Bistritsa,Sofia Bulgaria.Tsarska Bistritsa
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Day 1 – Plovdiv - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Plovdiv - arrival day

  • Plovdiv - Arrival day
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  • Alyosha Monument
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Your luxury holiday in Bulgaria begins as soon as you reach the city of Plovdiv. There, you’ll pick up the luxury rental vehicle of your choice and hit the roads!

The first destination of your luxury vacation in Bulgaria is Plovdiv - a city with many fantastic attractions to explore. Catch an early flight to enjoy as much time as possible discovering Plovdiv.

Start your sightseeing in the city with a visit to the fantastic Alyosha Monument. This monument is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Plovdiv, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,259 visitors.

Tonight you will be treated to a stay at one of best luxury hotels in Plovdiv. We have picked out three of the most exclusive luxury lodging and hotel options for you to choose from.

Exploring new places can make you hungry. When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend trying one of the finest restaurants in Plovdiv.

For a culinary experience you will remember, have a look at the menu at Aylyakriya / Aylyakria Restaurant. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,229 customers, it’s truly one of the best restaurants in the whole of Plovdiv.

If you feel like having something slightly different, check out Pavaj. This is one of the most recommended restaurants in the city. Considering its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,861 customers, it’s one that most guests enjoy.

Rahat Tepe is another restaurant you could book a table at tonight. This fantastic restaurant is often recommended by both travelers and locals in Plovdiv, and has an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,984 customers.

As your day in Plovdiv is coming to an end retreat to a bar where you can celebrate the start of your exciting luxury holiday in Bulgaria.

Make your way to Club Fargo. This bar promises a great atmosphere for your celebrations and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,132 customers.

Or, why not continue your evening at Kotka i Mishka, Cat and Mouse Beer Bar, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars among 1,070 guests.

Raise a toast to the start of your 12-day luxury vacation in Bulgaria and look forward to more fantastic days to come!

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Day 2 – Plovdiv

Day 2

Day 2 – Plovdiv

  • Plovdiv
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Drive 10 km, 1 hour 7 min

  • Singing Fountains
  • Tsar Simeon Garden
  • Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
  • Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
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On day 2 of your exciting luxury holiday across Bulgaria you will continue exploring the city of Plovdiv. You still have 2 nights left in the city. Enjoy your break from the road and spend this day sightseeing and eating at some of the best restaurants in Plovdiv. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions in the city.

Start your sightseeing of the day with a visit to the fantastic Singing Fountains. This attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,815 visitors.

Next up on your agenda, you’ll find the extraordinary Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,228 visitors.

If you, like many others, have been feeling curious about the spectacular Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis best-rated sightseeing destination, then you should definitely take the opportunity to visit this attraction today.

This is a highly recommended attraction in the city.

Exploring new places makes you hungry. Luckily Plovdiv has multiple restaurants that offer fantastic dining experiences you’ll appreciate after a long day of sightseeing.

If you’re curious about the best restaurant in Plovdiv, make sure to check out Hemingway Restaurant. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,363 customers.

Alternatively, another top-rated restaurant in the city is r-nt , Mal'k Bunardzhik". This one-of-a-kind restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,166 customers.

A common recommendation among luxury travelers who have vacationed Plovdiv before is PASA Restaurant. This restaurant has a popular menu, deserving of an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,284 customers.

If you’re not yet ready to head back to your hotel, check out some of the bars in the area and experience the local nightlife.

Rock Bar Download is one of the best bars in Plovdiv and the perfect place for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 845 customers.

You may also want to check out Bar The Post. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your celebrations. Bar The Post is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 425 customers.

Reminisce about your day, look through photos, and prepare for another great day to come! Your luxury holiday in Bulgaria has plenty more in store for you.

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Day 3 – Samokov and Sofia

Day 3

Day 3 – Samokov and Sofia

  • Samokov
  • Sofia
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Drive 404 km, 7 hours 14 min

  • Tsarska Bistritsa
  • Rila National Park
  • Tsari Mali Grad
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On day 3 of your luxury road trip holiday in Bulgaria you will have the opportunity to experience two destinations in one day, the city of Samokov and the city of Sofia. You’ll stay in Sofia for 3 nights.

Your day starts in Samokov. Give yourself time to see some of the city’s very best attractions before it's time to hit the road.

Make the amazing Tsarska Bistritsa your first stop of the day. The average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,090 visitors gives you an idea of what to expect from this palace and attraction before you head there.

Next up, make a stop at the incredible Rila National Park. With an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 9,075 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this park and attraction.

Another unforgettable travel destination you can visit on this day of your luxury holiday is the outstanding Tsari Mali Grad. This fortress has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,546 visitors.

Make the most of your day in Samokov by joining exclusive tours and activities that take your luxury holiday in Bulgaria to the next level. This is only one of many experiences you can include in your luxury travel package in Bulgaria. So make sure to check out the other options too, to find the best way to spend your time in Samokov today.

By the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Sofia, where you will choose among some of the best luxury hotels.

If you’re not yet ready to head back to your hotel, we recommend you check out the nightlife of the city.

Raise a glass in celebration of your fantastic luxury holiday in Bulgaria! Head back to your hotel for some much-needed rest in preparation for tomorrow’s adventures.

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Day 4 – Sofia

Day 4

Day 4 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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Drive 21 km, 1 hour 15 min

  • Druzhba Park
  • Park "Geo Milev
  • Park "Zaimov"
  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Ivan Vazov" National Theater
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On day 4 of your luxury holiday, you’ll get the opportunity to experience the spectacular city of Sofia. You’ll stay in Sofia for 2 nights, which gives you enough time to discover some of the most amazing things to see and do in the city. Start your morning with a hearty breakfast and get ready for an entire day of enjoying Sofia to the fullest.

Today you will have the opportunity to visit multiple popular travel destinations in Sofia. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Druzhba Park. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,323 visitors.

When you’re finished at Druzhba Park, make a stop at the wonderful Park "Geo Milev". This incredible attraction is a park, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,902 visitors.

Next up, make your way to one of the best places to see according to travelers in Sofia, the extraordinary St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,076 visitors.

As the day moves along, another attraction you will probably want to visit is the incredible Ivan Vazov National Theater. Up to 9,201 visitors have rated this best-rated sightseeing destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Tonight you will stay at one of the best luxury hotels in Sofia. We have selected the perfect options for you to have the loveliest experience in Sofia.

Treat yourself to an overnight stay at the wonderful Hotel 007, a highly recommended 3-star hotel in the city. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 534 guests and guarantees you a pleasant break from your self-drive luxury vacation.

Another excellent luxury accommodation alternative in Sofia is the fantastic Best Western Terminus Hotel. This 4-star hotel is the ultimate place to lay back and treat yourself to some well-deserved downtime after a busy day exploring. Best Western Terminus Hotel is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,749 guests.

Alternatively, check in at the outstanding Casa Boyana Boutique. This 5-star hotel is warmly recommended by previous guest and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 257 reviews to prove it. Get cozy and rest before it’s yet again time to hit the roads.

Our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best luxury hotel alternatives if these are not available.

After a long day of exploring, it’s time for indulging in some food. Make a reservation at one of the best restaurants in Sofia.

We recommend you eat at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like the fantastic Restaurant "Staria Chinar". This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,717 customers.

As the day is coming to an end, retreat to your hotel for some rest, or head out to a bar to celebrate your time in Sofia.

Enjoy an amazing evening in Sofia, and get ready for more fantastic days to come of your luxury vacation in Bulgaria!

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Day 5 – Sofia

Day 5

Day 5 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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Drive 22 km, 1 hour 18 min

  • Holy Trinity Park
  • Knyazheska Garden
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Borisova Gradina Park
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On day 5 of your exciting luxury holiday across Bulgaria you will continue exploring the city of Sofia. You still have 1 night left in the city. Enjoy your break from the road and spend this day sightseeing and eating at some of the best restaurants in Sofia. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions in the city.

Start your sightseeing of the day with a visit to the fantastic Holy Trinity Park. This attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,629 visitors.

Next up on your agenda, you’ll find the extraordinary Knyazheska Garden. This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,458 visitors.

If you, like many others, have been feeling curious about the spectacular Eagles' Bridge stone bridge, then you should definitely take the opportunity to visit this attraction today.

The outstanding Borisova Gradina Park is another stop you can visit today in Sofia. This park is a highly recommended attraction in the city. Rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,952 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy of a visit.

Exploring new places makes you hungry. Luckily Sofia has multiple restaurants that offer fantastic dining experiences you’ll appreciate after a long day of sightseeing.

If you’re not yet ready to head back to your hotel, check out some of the bars in the area and experience the local nightlife.

Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your celebrations.

Reminisce about your day, look through photos, and prepare for another great day to come! Your luxury holiday in Bulgaria has plenty more in store for you.

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Day 6 – Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo

Day 6

Day 6 – Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo

  • Sofia
  • Veliko Tarnovo
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Drive 233 km, 3 hours 34 min

  • Sveta Nedelya Church
  • National Palace of Culture
  • South Park
  • Sofia Zoo
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On day 6 of your luxury road trip holiday in Bulgaria you will have the opportunity to experience two destinations in one day, the city of Sofia and the city of Veliko Tarnovo. You’ll stay in Veliko Tarnovo for 2 nights.

Your day starts in Sofia. Give yourself time to see some of the city’s very best attractions before it's time to hit the road.

Make the amazing St. Nedelya Church your first stop of the day. The average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 5,189 visitors gives you an idea of what to expect from this church and attraction before you head there.

Next up, make a stop at the incredible National Palace of Culture. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 13,776 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this convention center and attraction.

Another unforgettable travel destination you can visit on this day of your luxury holiday is the outstanding South Park. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 30,055 visitors.

Make the most of your day in Sofia by joining exclusive tours and activities that take your luxury holiday in Bulgaria to the next level. This is only one of many experiences you can include in your luxury travel package in Bulgaria. So make sure to check out the other options too, to find the best way to spend your time in Sofia today.

By the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Veliko Tarnovo, where you will choose among some of the best luxury hotels.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try VkusoteriA, one of the best restaurants in Veliko Tarnovo. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 993 customers.

If you feel like having something else, locals also recommend Shtastliveca ("The Lucky One") as one of their top choices in the city. Shtastliveca ("The Lucky One") is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,818 customers.

Another restaurant you could try in Veliko Tarnovo is Restaurant Ego 1. This lovely restaurant has a fantastic menu and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,561 customers.

If you’re not yet ready to head back to your hotel, we recommend you check out the nightlife of the city.

Bianko is one of the best bars you can visit in Veliko Tarnovo tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,466 customers.

You can also enjoy a glass or two at a popular place like Lino Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,358 customers.

Alternatively, try Tequila Bar Funky Monkey. Tequila Bar Funky Monkey is the perfect place to get to know some locals in the city. This top-recommended bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 493 customers.

Raise a glass in celebration of your fantastic luxury holiday in Bulgaria! Head back to your hotel for some much-needed rest in preparation for tomorrow’s adventures.

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Day 7 – Troyan, Gabrovo, and Veliko Tarnovo

Day 7

Day 7 – Troyan, Gabrovo, and Veliko Tarnovo

  • Gabrovo
  • Troian
  • Veliko Tarnovo
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Drive 222 km, 3 hours 37 min

  • Troyan Monastery
  • Музей „Дом на хумора и сатирата” Габрово
  • Ethno village Etar
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On day 7 of your luxurious vacation in Bulgaria, you’ll start and end your day in Veliko Tarnovo, but spend most of the day exploring attractions outside of the city. After a long day of sightseeing, you'll drive back to Veliko Tarnovo, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

Start your day with a drive to Muzey na khumora i satirata, Gabrovo in Gabrovo. Muzey na khumora i satirata, Gabrovo is a stunning museum and travel destination most visitors appreciate. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,482 reviews.

Next, make your way to the extraordinary Ethno village Etar. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,625 visitors.

This activity allows travelers to have a unique adventure in Bulgaria. Add this or another top-rated tour of your choice to your itinerary to make it a truly special day in Bulgaria.

After a full day of exploring, drive back to Veliko Tarnovo and have a delicious dinner at one of the best restaurants in the city. We’ve collected some of the most recommended restaurants so you can make a reservation in advance at your own convenience.

We recommend you eat at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like the fantastic EGO pizza & grill The Old Town. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,580 customers.

Alternatively, check out the menu at Bianko. Considered one of the best restaurants in Troyan, it has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,466 customers.

If you’re curious about more of the best restaurants in Veliko Tarnovo, The Bell is one to check out. The Bell is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,550 customers.

If you’re not yet ready to head back to your hotel, check out some of the bars in the area.

Many locals go to Sammy's Bar to have a good time. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 524 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the city is Cybar. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 160 customers.

Ristretto is another great option in Veliko Tarnovo. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 153 customers.

Relax and enjoy an amazing evening in Veliko Tarnovo, and get ready for more fantastic days to come on your luxury vacation in Bulgaria!

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Day 8 – Veliko Tarnovo, Shumen, and Varna

Day 8

Day 8 – 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
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On day 8 of your luxury holiday in Bulgaria, wonderful attractions await. Today you have the opportunity to discover two places in one day, the city of Veliko Tarnovo and the city of Shumen. You’ll stay in Varna for 3 nights.

Begin your adventures of the day with a visit to the outstanding Monument of Mother Bulgaria. This attraction is a top-tier point of interest and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,628 visitors.

Next up, make a stop at the incredible Marno Pole Park. This park and travel destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,458 reviews.

The wonderful Tsarevets Fortress is another popular attraction you can explore on this day of your vacation in Veliko Tarnovo. This well-known attraction, and spectacular must-see tourist destination, has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,511 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Veliko Tarnovo is another excellent way to spend your luxury holiday in Bulgaria. The best tours in this destination will take you on a discovery of some of Bulgaria’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets.

It’s now time to hit the road again and travel to your next destination, the city of Shumen.

Make your way to the incredible Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park in Shumen for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a park and has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,333 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination you’ll want to pay a visit in Shumen is the outstanding Madara Horseman. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 6,174 visitors, this remarkable top-tier point of interest and attraction definitely deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists in Bulgaria.

For the night, you’ll have the choice of the best luxury hotels and places to stay in the city of Varna.

After a long day of experiencing some of the most fantastic attractions and sights in Bulgaria, we recommend you try Happy Bar & Grill Center (Varna), one of the best restaurants in Varna. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,318 customers.

If you’re keen on trying something else, locals also recommend Staria Chinar - Port Varna as one of the top restaurants in the city. Staria Chinar - Port Varna is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,810 customers.

Another of the most recommended restaurants in Varna is Staria Chinar Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,178 customers.

After dinner, you can enjoy some downtime at your hotel or head out to a bar for a couple of drinks.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a day, pop into the top-rated Cubo. This bar is considered one of the best in Varna and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,527 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Garden Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,562 customers.

Alternatively, go to The BRICK bar. This is one of the most frequently recommended bars by locals in Varna and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,387 reviews.

Go over your photos from the day, raise a toast, and rest your tired legs. A new adventurous day of your luxury road trip in Bulgaria awaits!

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Day 9 – Balchik, Dobrich, and Varna

Day 9

Day 9 – Balchik, Dobrich, and Varna

  • Dobrich
  • Varna
  • Balchik
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Drive 204 km, 3 hours 29 min

  • Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
  • Balchik Botanic Garden
  • Bukvite
  • Cape Kaliakra
  • Park "Sveti Georgi
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On day 9 of your luxurious vacation in Bulgaria, you’ll start and end your day in Varna, but spend most of the day exploring attractions outside of the city. After a long day of sightseeing, you'll drive back to Varna, where you'll stay for 2 nights more.

Start your day with a drive to Balchik Palace in Dobrich. Balchik Palace is a stunning palace and travel destination most visitors appreciate. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 19,217 reviews.

Next, make your way to the extraordinary Balchik Botanic Garden. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 15,288 visitors.

As the day moves along, another attraction you’ll want to visit is the incredible Bukvite.

We also recommend a stop at the popular Kaliakra. This site has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 10,175 visitors.

This activity allows travelers to have a unique adventure in Bulgaria. Add this or another top-rated tour of your choice to your itinerary to make it a truly special day in Bulgaria.

After a full day of exploring, drive back to Varna and have a delicious dinner at one of the best restaurants in the city. We’ve collected some of the most recommended restaurants so you can make a reservation in advance at your own convenience.

We recommend you eat at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like the fantastic El Kapan. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,370 customers.

Alternatively, check out the menu at Stariyat chinar Preslav. Considered one of the best restaurants in Balchik, it has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,788 customers.

If you’re curious about more of the best restaurants in Varna, Mr Baba is one to check out. Mr Baba is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,420 customers.

If you’re not yet ready to head back to your hotel, check out some of the bars in the area.

Many locals go to Bar PUNTA CANA to have a good time. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,540 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the city is Cuba Beach Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,018 customers.

Cuba Bar is another great option in Varna. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 617 customers.

Relax and enjoy an amazing evening in Varna, and get ready for more fantastic days to come on your luxury vacation in Bulgaria!

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Day 10 – Varna

Day 10

Day 10 – Varna

  • Varna
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Drive 12 km, 46 min

  • Dolphinarium Varna
  • Sea Garden
  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
  • Retro Museum
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On day 10 of your luxury holiday, you’ll get the opportunity to experience the spectacular city of Varna. You’ll stay in Varna for 1 night, which gives you enough time to discover some of the most amazing things to see and do in the city. Start your morning with a hearty breakfast and get ready for an entire day of enjoying Varna to the fullest.

Today you will have the opportunity to visit multiple popular travel destinations in Varna. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Sea Garden. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 31,686 visitors.

When you’re finished at Sea Garden, make a stop at the wonderful Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral. This incredible attraction is an eastern orthodox cathedral, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,705 visitors.

Next up, make your way to one of the best places to see according to travelers in Varna, the extraordinary Retro Museum. This museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,327 visitors.

Tonight you will stay at one of the best luxury hotels in Varna. We have selected the perfect options for you to have the loveliest experience in Varna.

Treat yourself to an overnight stay at the wonderful Hotel Exotica, a highly recommended 3-star hotel in the city. This hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 510 guests and guarantees you a pleasant break from your self-drive luxury vacation.

Another excellent luxury accommodation alternative in Varna is the fantastic Havana Hotel Casino & SPA. This 4-star hotel is the ultimate place to lay back and treat yourself to some well-deserved downtime after a busy day exploring. Havana Hotel Casino & SPA is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,080 guests.

Alternatively, check in at the outstanding Grand Hotel London. This 5-star hotel is warmly recommended by previous guest and has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 1,053 reviews to prove it. Get cozy and rest before it’s yet again time to hit the roads.

Our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best luxury hotel alternatives if these are not available.

After a long day of exploring, it’s time for indulging in some food. Make a reservation at one of the best restaurants in Varna.

We recommend you eat at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like the fantastic Captain Cook Varna. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,043 customers.

Alternatively, check out the menu at "Halbata" Restaurant. Considered one of the best restaurants in Varna, it has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,580 customers.

If you’re curious about more of the best restaurants in Varna, 100 Pizzas is one to check out. 100 Pizzas is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 735 customers.

As the day is coming to an end, retreat to your hotel for some rest, or head out to a bar to celebrate your time in Varna.

Many locals go to Kultura Speakeasy Bar to have a good time. This bar is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 366 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the city is Cafe Bar Soho. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 136 customers.

Gossip Bar Max is another great option in Varna. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 452 customers.

Enjoy an amazing evening in Varna, and get ready for more fantastic days to come of your luxury vacation in Bulgaria!

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Day 11 – Nessebar, Burgas, and Plovdiv

Day 11

Day 11 – Nessebar, Burgas, and Plovdiv

  • Burgas
  • Nesebar
  • Plovdiv
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Drive 393 km, 5 hours 3 min

  • Sunny Beach
  • Church of Saint Sophia
  • The Sea Garden
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Get ready for day 11 of your luxury vacation in Bulgaria. On this day of your exciting road trip holiday, you will have the most wonderful time discovering Nessebar and Burgas. You’ll stay in Plovdiv for 1 night. Enjoy a flexible travel itinerary and choose how much time you want to spend at each destination.

Start your day with one of travelers’ favorite attractions in Nessebar, the incredible Sunny Beach. This popular attraction is a town that has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,756 visitors.

Today we also recommend you visit the amazing Church of Saint Sophia, an outstanding church in Nessebar. Around 9,769 travelers have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

To experience the local culture, see the best attractions, and meet new people at the same time, add a tour or activity to your luxury holiday package in Bulgaria. As a luxury traveler, you will choose among only the best experiences available to you on this day of your exclusive road trip vacation in Nessebar.

It’s now time to get back on the road and continue to the next destination of your day, the city of Burgas.

Make your way to the incredible The Sea Garden for some unforgettable sightseeing in Burgas. This popular attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 34,044 visitors.

Today you’ll check in at one of the most exclusive hotels in the city of Plovdiv. Luxury hotels in Plovdiv offer fantastic facilities and wonderful rooms. In combination with staff that is generous with both their time and recommendations, you’re guaranteed a pleasant

Stay in Plovdiv.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in Plovdiv, Kotka i Mishka, Cat and Mouse Beer Bar. This restaurant offers a fantastic menu and impeccable service, deserving of its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,070 reviews.

Locals also recommend RESTAURANT Raia as one of the best restaurants to have dinner at in Plovdiv. The RESTAURANT Raia is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 936 customers, including locals as well as travelers.

For a slightly different culinary experience, book a table at Kitchen of Raya / Kukhnyata na Raya. This popular restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 895 customers.

Depending on your plans for tomorrow, you might want to head back to your hotel for some relaxation. If not, this is your chance to take the temperature of Plovdiv's nightlife.

If you’re not quite ready for bed yet, head off to a popular bar like Piano Bar Sinatra. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 568 customers.

Another place you could go for some drinks is the top-rated Wunderbaer - Hills Beer Bar & Shop. Often recommended by locals, this bar is an excellent place to check out tonight. Wunderbaer - Hills Beer Bar & Shop has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 180 customers.

Alternatively, go to bar Fabrik. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 698 reviews, it’s one worth checking out if you’re in the party mood.

Celebrate another great day of your luxury holiday in Bulgaria with a toast! Enjoy a good night’s sleep at your lovely hotel and get ready for another fun day to come.

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Day 12 – Plovdiv - departure day

Day 12

Day 12 – Plovdiv - departure day

  • Plovdiv - Departure day
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  • Old Town Of Plovdiv - Architectural Reserve
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Today is the last day of your 12-day luxury holiday in Bulgaria and it’s soon time to start your journey home. This is your chance to get one last glimpse of Plovdiv before saying goodbye.

Catch a later flight to enjoy some extra time for exploring. If you have a late departure, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Make the most of what’s left of your luxury vacation in Bulgaria by heading out to the stunning Old Town of Plovdiv. This extraordinary park and attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 3,806 reviews, and is an excellent choice for your last sightseeing in Plovdiv.

Don’t end your vacation hungry. For one last meal in the city of Plovdiv, check out the menu at Sofra. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 807 customers.

Alternatively, another recommendation is Restaurant - Garden "Philippopolis". This restaurant is a popular choice among travelers as well as locals and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 767 customers.

If you prefer something slightly different, try Tams House. This restaurant will not let you walk out hungry. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 522 customers, it is truly one of the best in the city.

You will then say farewell to Plovdiv and begin your journey home. We wish you safe travels and a warm welcome home, with unforgettable memories and incredible photos from your luxury holiday in Bulgaria in your luggage!

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