SELF DRIVE TOUR – Colourful Scenery and History/ 14 days

Short itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Sofia Airport. Pick up of the car and departure to Borovets mountain resort, just  75 km from Sofia.

Day 2: From Borovets continue to Rila Monastery, visit and depart further south to Melnik.

Day 3: Day to enjoy the region. Possible walking tour to Rojen Monastery (10th c) and Rojena village. Overnight Melnik.

Day 4: Continue your journey west, to Gotse Delchev and the small villages scattered in the mountains.  Accommodation in Arkan Han/ Trigrad gorge.

Day 5: Dedicate the day to the Rhodope mountains – visit Trigrad Gorge, the caves, possible horse riding.

Day 6: Depart towards Shiroka Luka museum village, then north to Assenova Fortress, Bachkovo Monastery and Plovdiv.

Day 7: Day in Plovdiv

Day 8: Depart towards the Black Sea coast. Arrival in the town of Nessebur, UNESCO site.

Day 9: Day to enjoy the sea and the beach.

Day 10: Departure to Central Bulgaria, Kazanluk ( Valley of Roses ).

Day 11: Continue north, crossing the central and the highest part of the Balkan mountains to Veliko Turnovo and Arbanassi museum village.

Day 12: Morning in the region of Veliko Turnovo. Afternoon departure to Sofia. Car drop off at your hotel.

Day13: Full day in the capital city of Bulgaria – Sofia.

Day 14: Departure from Sofia.


We offer you an unforgettable self-drive journey through Bulgaria`s breathtaking scenery – Rila and Pirin National parks, the mythical Rhodope mountains, Thracian upper plain, the Black sea coastline and its small penisnulas, the Valley of Roses and the Balkan mountains. From historic fortresses, keeping stories of kingdoms and crusaders to traditonal marketplaces, small villages and local wineries….

Package price – minimum 2 persons

Low season ( 15 Sept – 10 May ) : from 520 EUR per person in double room

High season ( 11 May – 14 Sept ): from 585 EUR per person in double room


  • 12 days rent-a-car, delivery and drop off charges
  • 13 nights with breakfast at traditional 3* hotels
  • Maps, useful information for all the sites.


Types of cars: VW Polo, Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris or similar/ Rent-a-car deposit: 200-250 EUR

Car insurance included: CDW + zero liability for damages or events occurred not by your fault or foreign fault, Combined with insurance for: Theft/ Fire/ Windows and roof. Coverage does not apply when the rental car is used on roads outside the national road network and off-road terrains.

In case of damage caused in the chassis applications of the vehicle, the coverage applies only if report from the Traffic Police is provided.

  • Additional Insurance Coverage ( not included ): Тire Insurance /TI/ – Coverage for damage caused by tires, wheels and un running part of the car.

Please note: We have included a selection of our favourite places to stay during your holiday and would be delighted to tailor your accommodation to suit your requirements, if you prefer a different category of accommodation!