7-Night Road Trip in Bulgaria & Romania - Sofia - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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Your Itinerary In Brief

Explore sweeping moutainscapes and the wide open road on this packed tour of Bulgaria and Romania's greats. Discover historic city walls, magnificent churches, and the snaking Danube River as you hop from place to place. Sample delicious Balkan dishes, where an eclectic mix of cultures and flavours come together, and admire the unique architecture of each pretty city. 


Our offers : 

Day 1 : Sofia 

Day 2 : Sofia 

Day 3 : Plovdiv – Veliko Tarnovo 

Day 4 : Veliko Tarnovo 

Day 5 : Bucharest 

Day 6 : Bucharest - Ruse 

Day 7 : Ruse – Sofia 

Day 8 : Sofia 


Your Itinerary In Detail

Day 1 : Arrive in Sofia

Touch down in Sofia airport in the buzzing capital of Bulgaria, sprawling at the foot of Vitosha, a great mountain rising up to the sky. Collect your rental car, and enjoy your first night in Sofia.  


Day 2 : Sofia – Plovdiv 

Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe, predating ancient Rome and Athens. Awarded European Capital of Culture in 2019, the city boasts unique rust-coloured architecture and a charming old town where winding streets weave through the historic buildings. Other attractions include a large number of museums, a Roman stadium and theatre, and the church of St. Constantine and St. Helena. 


Day 3 : Plovdiv – Veliko Tarnovo 

Veliko Tarnovo is the prestigious capital of the second Bulgarian Kingdom, built on a site of stunning natural beauty near the flowing Yantra river. Houses are nestled into the Balkan Mountains, near a magnificent fortress perched on a hilltop. Discover the carefully skilled work of local craftsmen, and take a trip to the village-museum of Arbanaddi, where fantastic views stretch out over Veliko Tarnovo.  


Day 4 : Veliko Tarnovo – Ruse – Bucharest 

Continue your tour on to Romania and discover its lively and modern capital, Bucharest, where visitors can find an extraordinary mix of Soviet and romantic style buildings. 

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Day 5 : Bucharest

Continue your exploration of Bucharest, and be sure to visit the Victoriei Boulevard, the Triumph Arch, and the splendid Parliament, which is among the largest buildings in the world. Discover magnificent 17th and 18th century Orthodox churches, peaceful parks and fascinating museums.  


Day 6 : Bucharest – Ruse  

After experiencing the dynamism and beauty of Romania, return to Bulgaria to continue your tour on to Ruse, once named 'little Vienna,' for its pretty position on the grand Danube. Admire historic architecture, and take time to visit the mystical rock churches of Ivanovo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   


Day 7 : Ruse – Sofia  

Return to Sofia and enjoy an afternoon exploring the delights of this beautiful city with a majestic mountain backdrop.  


Day 8 : Leave Sofia  

Pack your things and head back to the airport, where you can return your rental car and head home with magical memories of 8 days of adventures.  

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Your Hotels

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Maximum room capacity

Throughout your tour you will stay in Standard Rooms in 3* and 4* hotels.


Sofia: City Avenue Sofia 3* or similar
Plovdiv: Best Western Premier Plovdiv 4* or similar
Veliko Tarnovo: Panorama* or similar
Bucharest: Ibis Styles City Center Bucharest 3* or similar
Ruse: Grand Hotel Riga* or similar


Hygiene and safety measures : 

Throughout your tour, your establishments are committed to respecting the sanitary measures in force to ensure your safety and well-being.  

Your Dining Choices

This offer is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay. 



Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), certain restaurants and buffets may be closed or places and tables may be limited. We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel for further information two days before your arrival. 

Your Journey to Sofia


It may be possible to choose from a selection of flight options at the next stage of the booking process.


The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ. 

Your Destinations


Are you ready to discover the Bulgarian capital? Located between the Black Sea and mountains, Sofia awaits you with its historical and architectural richness in the middle of the Balkans. The main gems of the city are its magnificent monuments, such as the Saint Sophia Church, the Sveta Nedelja Cathedral and the impressive Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, built in honour of this defining figure of Orthodox Christianity. Its crypt also houses a large collection of Bulgarian art. A city in full awakening, where history is in the spotlight, Sofia is today an unknown gem with many hidden treasures.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about your trip
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not allowed.
Our price doesn’t include a city tax which is payable locally (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).


Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival. 
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 
Restaurant Information: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only. 


Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), the cultural, leisure and wellness activities at this hotel, may be closed or limited in terms of access. We advise you to contact the hotel or the tourist office two days before your arrival. 

Price includes : 

- 7 nights of accommodation in Standard Rooms in 3* and 4* hotels (or similar) 
- 7 breakfasts
- Car rental for a period of 8 days from Sofia, and return to Sofia airport
- Car type: Dacia Sandero 2019/2021 manual
- Unlimited mileage
- Road taxes
- Insurance (third party liability)
- Window and tyre protection
- Emergency kit
- Road taxes
- Insurance (third party liability)
- Window and tyre protection
- Emergency kit


Price doesn't include : 

- Meals
- Tours
- Tips
- Car rental deposit (may vary depending on the type of car)
- Fuel and parking costs
- Personal costs
- Travel insurance (extra charge)
- Anything not specifically mentioned in 'price includes'

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.


Please note that due to the current situation, any information mentioned is subject to change or adaptation.

We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel three days before your departure to keep you informed of the latest changes and information.

You can also refer to our FAQ section to find more information on the development of the situation.

We suggest that you keep informed of the latest regulations in force:

 In the UK via the corresponding link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Car Hire:

8 days of included car rental of a Dacia Sandero 2019/ 2021 (or similar.) Deposit : 300 EUR


Includes : 

- Car rental for a period of 8 days from Sofia, and return to Sofia airport
- Dacia Sandero 2019/2021 (manual transmission)
- Unlimited mileage
- Road taxes
- Insurance (third party liability)
- Window and tyre protection
- Emergency kit


Other types of cars for rent: 

- Renault Clio V + NAVI or similar (2021, manual transmission)

Surcharge for rental: 120 EUR 

- Renault Clio V + NAVI or similar (2021, automatic transmission)

Surcharge for rental: 180 EUR 

- Toyota Corolla sedan or similar or similar (2021, automatic transmission) 

Surcharge for rental: 250 EUR 


Conditions : 

Persons renting this package will be asked to give additional information : 

- Name of the person who will drive the car 

- Date of birth 

- Passport number and expiry date 

Drivers under 23 years of age, or who have less than 3 years experience on the road, pay a "Young Driver" fee of 6 EUR per day; in these cases the deposit fee is doubled.

Pick up and / or return of the car between 19:00 and 09:00 - 20 EUR.

In case of an accident, the car insurance is only valid after presentation of the policy protocol for the accident.

The minimum age of the drivers is 21 years.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

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