SELF DRIVE TOUR – Bulgarian Traditions/ 8 days

Short itinerary:

Day 1: Sofia – arrival. Private transfer from the airport and check in at your hotel.

Private walking city tour of Sofia.

Day 2: Sofia – Veliko Turnovo. Approximate mileage 250 km.

Car delivery to your hotel. Upon arrival in Veliko Turnovo – 2 h introductory tour with local guide.

Day 3: Veliko Turnovo  – Tryavna museum town – Subotkovtsi village. Approximate mileage: 55 km

Today you will have a special Bulgarian dinner prepared by the local hosts.

Day 4: Subotkivtsi – Shipka mountain pass – Kazanluk ( Valley of Roses ) – Plovdiv. Approximate mileage: 155 km

Late afternoon walking tour of Plovdiv with local guide.

Day 5: Plovdiv – Bansko museum town. Approximate mileage: 165 km

Day 6: Day to enjoy Pirin mountain ( National Park, UNESCO site ) and its surroundings – walking/ hiking/ trekking, or departure south, just next to the Greece border to visit to Melnik Museum town famous for its wines. Bansko – Melnik is 105 km. Return to the hotel in Bansko.

Day 7: Bansko – Sofia. Approximate mileage 160 km ( en route possible stop to Rila Monastery UNESCO site/ + 60 km ). Car drop off at your hotel in Sofia upon arrival.

Day 8: Sofia – departure.



Although Bulgaria is a small country, it has unique nature, ancient history, favourable climate, attractive holiday opportunities, affordable prices and most of all – amazing cuisine and hospitable people. The tour itinerary proposed covers some of the most visited locations in Bulgaria – combination of modern cities, traditional villages, crafts and architecture, ancient sites, unspoilt nature.

Package price – minimum 2 persons

Low season ( 15 Sept – 10 May ) : from 433 EUR per person in double room

High season ( 11 May – 14 Sept ): from 453 EUR per person in double room



  • Accommodation at traditional 3* hotels with breakfast, guesthouse in Subotkovtsi village
  • Private local guides – 3 h: Sofia and Plovdiv and 2 h: Veliko Turnovo
  • Dinner with your local hosts in Subotkovtsi
  • Arrival transfer Sofia Airport – hotel in Sofia
  • 6 days rent-a-car ( delivery on Day 2, Drop off on Day 7 evening at your hotel ), with delivery and drop off charges, maps
  • Useful information for all the sites.


Types of cars: VW Polo, Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris or similar/ or higher category. 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!