Destinations/europe / Bulgaria

Bulgaria travel is becoming more popular by the day, and with good reason! This fascinating destination boasts a rich historical background that includes cultural influences from the Greek, Persian, Slavic and Ottoman empires. With its spectacular mountains, pristine coastline and bustling cities, there are so many reasons to visit Bulgaria. Guided tours of Bulgaria normally include a visit to the beautiful capital city of Sofia. This enchanting destination was founded over 7,000 years ago and clings to the ravishing foothills of the Vitosha Mountain in Western Bulgaria.

Expat Explore tours to Bulgaria visit Sofia, where travellers can enjoy a free day to explore this vibrant capital city which, although one of the oldest European capital cities, features a fascinating array of contemporary architecture and culture. Another must-visit attraction in Bulgaria is the ancient, Eastern-Orthodox Rila Monastery. This top cultural sight is surrounded by the majestic Rila Monastery National Park. 

A foray to Bulgaria is included on one of our best-loved Europe coach tour packages - the unforgettable 16-day Balkan Explorer! This tour explores top Balkan destinations such as Greece and Croatia, along with hidden gems such as MontenegroNorth Macedonia and much more.