4 Nights Exploring Sofia, Plovdiv & Veliko Tarnovo


4 Nights Exploring Sofia, Plovdiv & Veliko Tarnovo

Take a BULGARIA PRE-TRIP extension to our ROMANIA, MOLDOVA & UKRAINE trip and explore this Balkan nation, a cultural melting pot with Greek, Slavic, Ottoman, and Persian influences.

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Trip Overview

Countries Visited: Bulgaria
Starts In: Sofia (SOF), Bulgaria
Ends In: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 6 Days / 4 nights
Int'l Air Route: USA/Sofia (SOF), Bulgaria
Group Size: Min 4
Accommodations: Deluxe (4★) & Luxury (5★)
Activity Level: Easy
Experiences: Culture, History, Food


  • Coda Tours signature small group size
  • Coda Tours signature comprehensive sightseeing programs
  • Coda Tours signature inclusive meal plan
  • Coda Tours signature deluxe accommodations
  • The beautiful St. Alexander Nevski cathedral in Sofia
  • The Roman-era Ancient Theatre of Philippopoli in Plovdiv
  • The magnificent Rila Monastery
  • The inspiring Abanassi Nativity Church in Veliko Tarnovo

Dates & Prices

Your TripDepart USAReturn USADouble Occupancy PriceSingle Occupancy PriceIntra Tour Air
Bulgaria ExtMay 25, 2021May 30, 2021$1495$1695$0
The deposit for the Bulgaria extension is covered in the deposit for Romania, Moldova & Ukraine tour.
Special Notes:
  • Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to be matched with another single traveler who also wishes to share. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.
  • Rates are based on current rates and currency exchange rates at the time of publishing the tour online.
  • Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation and if the minimum participation is not met rates may need to be revised.


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Tour Map


  • Day 1 - Depart USA

    Depart the USA on any regularly scheduled flight to Sofia, Bulgaria.

  • Day 2 – Sofia | Plovdiv | Sofia

    Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in.

  • Day 3 – Plovdiv

    Plovdiv is called the City of Seven Hills and was built on 7 hills around the Maritsa River, one of the hills was demolished more than a hundred years ago. For a better understanding of Bulgaria, it is enriching to explore the sights of tradition and natural beauty of Plovdiv. Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the Hindian House with the group and in your free time, consider a trip to the Konstantin ethnographic museum and Helena Church, or the Balaban House. After lunch we will return to Sofia for the evening.
    Enjoy a city tour of Sofia, one of the oldest cities in Europe. Sofia has embraced many cultures in it’s history and is rich in museums and galleries. Highlights of the tour are the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Russian Church, the Royal Palace, the Ivan Vazov National Theater, the Monument to the Liberator of the Tsar, the National Assembly, and the Parlamento.

  • Day 4 – Sofia | Rila | Sofia

    A perfect day trip combining spectacular landscapes with history and culture will be our day spent at the Rila Monastery, hidden in the Rila Mountains. After lunch we will head back to Sofia for an afternoon at leisure.

  • Day 5 – Sofia | Veliko Tarnovo

    Today we drive to Veliko Tarnovo for a Tsarevets Tour. Often known as the City of the Czars, Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famous as the historic capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. After lunch, we visit Arbanassi to see the Nativity Church with nearly every inch of the vaulted interior covered in paintings and frescoes.

  • Day 6 – Veliko Tarnovo | Bucharest

    Transfer to Bucharest for main tour, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine

What's Included

What's Included

  • Luxury (5★) & Deluxe (4★) accommodations
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • Sightseeing excursions and entry fees as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking local guides
  • Bottled water and cold towels in vehicles during sightseeing
  • All land transfers as required by the itinerary;
  • Coda Tour Manager on minimum participation

What's Not Included

  • International airfare
  • Personal meals, drinks, telephone, gifts, and expenses not outlined in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for local guide & driver

Travel Prep

International Airfare is not included. Coda Tours can assist you with your international air booking in Business or Coach class (First Class is rare nowadays on international flights, but if available, we can quote it.) Please ask us to quote for you. We often have favorable rates. There is a standard $35 per ticket ticketing for this service.

No intra-tour flight is required for this tour.

No visa is required for Bulgaria or Romania for American passport holders.
No special vaccines are required for these destinations.

Coda trips are casual at all times. There is no need for a jacket or tie unless you personally opt to dine at a fine restaurant requiring formal dress. We do not book these restaurants for our group experiences. Pack for a variety of weather. Bring a light jacket or sweater. Jeans, khakis and shorts are fine for daily wear. Comfortable shoes are a must. All hotels offer laundry service, but it can be expensive.

Temperatures will range from highs in low 80’s to low’s in high 60’s. Some areas may experience a cold snap so a jacket and some warm clothing is worth packing.

All departures are guaranteed on a minimum number of participants. A Coda Tour Manager will accompany a tour also based on a minimum number of participants. This tour can be operated as a Private Tour, can be customized and repriced based on a final itinerary.

A complete portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed to you approximately three weeks prior to departure


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