Bulgaria Holidays

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An enticing mix of natural wonders and rich traditions, Bulgaria invites you to dive into adventure. Drift from the sandy shores of Black Sea resorts to ancient towns and snow-kissed mountains in the heart of the Balkans.

More than 120 monasteries dot Bulgaria’s incredible landscapes. They join Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Turkish influences to create a history lover’s heaven. Sofia, the cosmopolitan capital, leads the way towards the future with trendy galleries, boutiques and clubs, making it a new and exciting city break spot. Enchanting folklore and a mouthwatering culinary scene weave through this exciting tapestry of holiday bliss.

A spotlight on outdoor adventures

Turquoise water laps at the edge of golden sands along Bulgaria’s coast. Blend your budget-friendly beach holidays with thrilling activities across mountain ranges and mysterious forests. Four distinct seasons bring skiing in winter, water sports in summer and an explosion of colourful landscapes for hiking in between. Whether you’re on a romantic escape, a family holiday or travelling solo, prepare to fall in love with the many faces of Bulgaria.

Why book Bulgaria holidays

Cultural hotspot not to miss

Plovdiv’s Roman Theatre, Rila Monastery, the Old Town of Nessebar

Discover the best beaches

Enjoy the softest fine-sand beaches on the Black Sea coast

Try the local wine

Bulgaria produces great-quality wine for exceptional value

Sample the local food

We love the eclectic mix of Balkan flavours – rich in local produce and fresh seafood

Lush natural wonders

Misty mountains, rolling valleys & golden-sand beaches

Popular for skiing

In winter, hit the slopes in Borovets, Pamporovo & Bansko

Most popular Bulgaria hotels

Ivana Palace

Ivana Palace

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

From £137 per person Check availability
Kuban Resort and Aqua Park

Kuban Resort and Aqua Park

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

From £184 per person Check availability
Melia Grand Hermitage

Melia Grand Hermitage

Golden Sands, Bulgaria

From £268 per person Check availability
Diamond Hotel

Diamond Hotel

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

From £230 per person Check availability
Best Western Plus Premium Inn

Best Western Plus Premium Inn

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

From £199 per person Check availability
smartline Meridian

smartline Meridian

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

From £239 per person Check availability
Tiara Beach

Tiara Beach

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

From £308 per person Check availability
Imperial Palace Sunny Beach (ex. Victoria Palace)

Imperial Palace Sunny Beach (ex. Victoria Palace)

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

From £286 per person Check availability
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Your guide to Bulgaria holidays

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Bulgaria top attraction: history & culture

Bulgaria top attraction: history & culture

As it was founded in 681, it’s safe to say that Bulgaria delivers a large dose of architectural, artistic and cultural heritage to discover. 

  • Dominating the skyline in Veliko Tarnovo, Tsarevets Fortress is the former residence of medieval tsars. The royal palace, houses, churches and walls shine with colour during the night-time sound and light show. 
  • The 3rd-century Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari was only discovered in 1982. The UNESCO-listed site is located in the Sboranovo Historical and Archaeological Reserve. 
  • Take a romantic stroll around ancient Sozopol, which is the oldest settlement on the Black Sea coast. Cobbled streets weave around wooden houses on the edge of a narrow peninsula and two stunning beaches. 
  • Plovdiv’s Roman Theatre of Philippopolis was once the home of hunting and gladiator games. Now, the ancient structure fits right into modern life as a hub of opera, music and drama performances. 
  • On a 100-metre high cliff near the village of Madara, a carving of a knight standing victoriously over a lion creates a dramatic sight. It’s located in the Madara Archaeological Reserve, which also features an eco-trail, caves and chapels.
Top 10 things to do in Bulgaria

Top 10 things to do in Bulgaria

This is one of Europe’s most budget-friendly destinations for cheap holidays. So, set your sights on a seriously abundant itinerary of things to do in Bulgaria. 

  • Try the food of the Thracians, challenge each other to a medieval duel and explore ancient civilisations at the Historical Park. The open-air museum is one of the largest in the world. 
  • On a backdrop of misty mountains, Rila Monastery is Bulgaria’s top historical and spiritual landmark. Discover grand archways, colourful frescoes and religious art within the stone walls. 
  • It’s always a good time for free wine tasting. Winery Messembria is nestled in the Old Town of Nessebar, with an authentic bar serving up some of the country’s best drops. 
  • Walk the romantic cobblestone streets to museum-hop in Plovdiv’s atmospheric Old Town. It’s one of the oldest living cities in the world and features the Ancient Theatre and the Roman Stadium.  
  • Lose yourself within a swirl of colourful wings at the Butterfly House in Varna. Depending on the season, you might get the chance to see the beautiful residents emerging from cocoons. 
  • With seven glacial lakes, dramatic mountains and abundant wildlife, Rila National Park is a hiker’s paradise. If you love climbing, it’s home to the country’s highest peak, Musala. 
  • Let the kids loose on the climbing walls, playgrounds and interactive exhibits at Muzeiko in Sofia. The science and technology museum offers fun education in astronomy, geology, palaeontology and more. 
  • The quaint village of Arbanasi is home to Chiesa della Nativita, otherwise known as the Church of the Nativity of Christ. One of the oldest sections dates back to 1597 and you’ll find elaborate frescoes inside. 
  • Delve underground into the natural marvel of Devetashka Cave. Stretching for two kilometres, it’s a wonderland of stalactites, miniature waterfalls and majestic rock arches. 
  • Travel back in time to the Communist era with a visit to the Red Flat in Sofia. You’ll experience a slice of everyday life during the Cold War. 

What our local experts say

Why we love Bulgaria

Beautiful and unique, Bulgaria is a country full of surprises. As more and more travellers discover its beauties, it’s better to book your Bulgaria holiday now before everyone else does. Savour this hidden gem of a destination and you might just end up falling for it. Why visit Bulgaria ...

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When to visit Bulgaria

When to visit Bulgaria

Gorgeous beaches, delicious food and great nightlife – Bulgaria easily attracts bigger and bigger crowds every year thanks to its unbeatable prices and stunning natural beauty. You’ve already heard about the cheap drinks, the ridiculously fine sands and the fantastic parties, but do you know what’s the best time ...

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Bulgaria weather

Bulgaria weather
Jan
6°C
Avg. Dry Days 18
Feb
8°C
Avg. Dry Days 15
Mar
11°C
Avg. Dry Days 15
Apr
14°C
Avg. Dry Days 18
Nov
13°C
Avg. Dry Days 16
Dec
8°C
Avg. Dry Days 18

Your Bulgaria questions answered

Which airlines fly to Bulgaria from the UK?

The flight from London to Sofia takes about three hours. Or, choose to fly from Manchester to Burgas in under four. You’ll find flights with British Airways, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Lufthansa and Bulgaria Air. 

 

 

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