Budapest to Sofia Adventure
10 days from Budapest to Sofia
From $ 1699
Duration10 days

This 10-day tour will leave you wondering why you waited to explore Europe's roads less travelled. Ride the rails from Budapest to Sofia and experience Eastern Europe’s charm firsthand. Soak in a thermal bath in Budapest or opt to visit Buda Castle, Hungary’s royal palace. Discover Romania’s countryside while visiting Sighișoara or marvel at the baroque architecture of Brasov. (Better yet, enjoy the contrast by seeing them both.) You'll also have time to sample Bulgarian cuisine that'll give you the energy you need to cycle your way through Veliko Tarnovo, one of the oldest cities in the world.

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  • Duration: 10 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Budapest
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Sofia
    Ages: 12+
Budapest to Sofia Adventure - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Budapest

Start place: Budapest

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

We recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully explore this breathtaking city.
Arrive at any time.

End place: Budapest

Day 2: Budapest/Sibiu

Start place: Budapest

Enjoy an orientation walk of Budapest to get a feel for this charming city. Opt to spend free time visiting Buda Castle, wandering the streets of Pest, or soaking in a thermal bath. In the evening, board an overnight train to Sibiu.

End place: Sibiu

Meals: B
Day 3: Sibiu/Sighișoara

Start place: Sibiu

Explore Sighișoara's medieval walled citadel with its cultural attractions and great restaurants and bars.

Sample some Romanian cuisine—the Casa Dracula (original home of Vlad, the model for Count Dracula) is now a restaurant specializing in hearty meat and game dishes of the region.
Travel by train from Sibiu to the enchanting town of Sighișoara. Use your free time here to explore the cobblestone streets and medieval architecture.
Meals: B
Day 4: Sighișoara/Braşov
Enjoy a half-day guided tour of Sighisoara's countryside. Take in the beautiful rolling scenery and visit medieval villages and fortified churches.

In the early evening, transfer to the city of Brasov, the best preserved medieval city in Romania.
With a local guide, venture into the Romanian countryside to visit traditional villages. Get a true sense of life in this less-visited region. Visit charming Brasov.
Meals: B
Day 5: Braşov
Impressively situated on a rock outcrop and dominating the valley, this 14th century castle is steeped in history and folklore. Soak in the gorgeous countryside as you learn about the creepier side of Romania.
Visit the picturesque Bran Castle and learn the history (and rumours) of this fascinating place.
Meals: B
Day 6: Braşov/Bucharest
Travel to Bucharest and enjoy an orientation walk. Take time to explore the Soviet-esque architecture, the beautiful cathedral, or indulge in Bucharest's international cuisine.

End place: Bucharest

Meals: B
Day 7: Bucharest/Veliko Tarnovo

Start place: Bucharest

Enjoy this charming town and opt to visit the Tsarevets Fortress just outside the city.
Enjoy some free time to explore more of Bucharest in the morning before travelling to Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in the world, Veliko Tarnovo. Wander the medieval town, visit the museums, or sample your first taste of Bulgarian cuisine.

End place: Veliko Turnovo

Meals: B
Day 8: Veliko Tarnovo

Start place: Veliko Turnovo

Enjoy the morning in the medieval town of Veliko Tarnovo. In the afternoon, visit the hilltop village of Arbanasi. Soak in the views over Veliko Tarnovo.

End place: Veliko Turnovo

Day 9: Veliko Tarnovo/Sofia

Start place: Veliko Turnovo

A mix of western grandeur and Soviet bulk, Sofia boasts a gold-domed church and delicious international dining.

Sample modern takes on Bulgarian and international food, with some great trendy dining opportunities.
Travel to Sofia and take an orientation walk of the capital city. Later, wander down the pedestrian street or visit the eclectic Ladies' Market.

End place: Sofia

Meals: B
Day 10: Sofia

Start place: Sofia

Depart at any time.

End place: Sofia

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • Budapest orientation walk
  • Romanian villages and countryside tour (half-day, from Sighisoara)
  • 'Dracula's Castle' (Bran)
  • Bucharest orientation tour
  • Arbanasi village visit
  • Sofia orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Train, Public bus, Private vehicle, Metro, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hotels/pensions (8 nts), Overnight train (1 nt)
  • Meals

    9 breakfasts,

Dates & availability: Budapest to Sofia Adventure

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Departing Sun, 07/07/2019 Finishing Tue, 07/16/2019 Catalog Price $ 1649 Sale Price $ 1649 16 Book
Departing Sun, 07/28/2019 Finishing Tue, 08/06/2019 Catalog Price $ 1699 Sale Price $ 1699 16 Book
Departing Sun, 08/25/2019 Finishing Tue, 09/03/2019 Catalog Price $ 1699 Sale Price $ 1699 16 Book
Departing Sun, 09/22/2019 Finishing Tue, 10/01/2019 Catalog Price $ 1649 Sale Price $ 1649 16 Book
Departing Sun, 09/29/2019 Finishing Tue, 10/08/2019 Catalog Price $ 1649 Sale Price $ 1649 16 Book
Departing Sun, 10/20/2019 Finishing Tue, 10/29/2019 Catalog Price $ 1599 Sale Price $ 1599 15 Book

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