Cheap Holidays to Bulgaria

Bulgaria is rich in mountainous scenery, towns and villages each with their own crafts and traditions. Scattered over Bulgaria is a wealth of Romantic architecture around the time of the National Revival era.

Bulgaria is becoming increasingly popular with families and offers many great entertainment spots such as Dolphinarium and the many water parks. Must see places include Bansko in the Pirin mountains, Koprivshtitsa in the Sredna Gora range, Plovdiv and Veliko Tarnovo, and Sofia Bulgaria's capital.

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How Hot?

Bulgaria's high season along the Black Sea coastal resorts is from mid-July to late August; and in the ski resorts during the Christmas and New Year holiday, and again from February to mid-March. Generally almost all of the resorts along the Black Sea coast will have closed down by mid-October; and the first snowfalls in the ski resorts is usually around mid-December with some resorts operating until mid-April.

Out and About

Whether you choose a ski resort or a beach resort, the natural beauty of the mountains and lakes; unspoiled forests and nature reserves are never far away. The towns and villages contain many well-preserved ancient churches and monasteries and the countryside is studded with fascinating rock formations and caves.

Traditionally known as winter ski resorts, Bansko and Pamporovo are located in the Pirin Mountains and Borovets is in the Rila Mountains, home to the impressive Rila Monastery. All three resort have plenty going on for cyclists, hikers and rock-climbers during the summer.

Of the northern beach resorts, Albena has excellent sports facilities and is in close proximity to the Batovo Forest and Baltata Nature Reserve; Golden Sands extends for over 3km and is backed by the Zlatni Piasatsi Nature Park and continuing south, you have the spa resort of Saint Constantine & Helena followed by the cultural city of Varna.

The most popular of the southern beach resorts is the 10km long Sunny Beach which is bordered by Nessebar and its beautiful historic quarter. To the north, Sunny Beach is bordered by Saint Vlas with its prestigious marina which, in turn, is neighboured by Elenite a small, exclusive resort and the closest to Cape Emine. Around the Cape, beyond the unspoiled beaches and natural area of Irakli, lies the attractive and ancient town of Obzor and it's 10km stretch of beach. The most southerly resort, Bourgas, boasts the beachfront landscaped Sea Gardens which are a venue for many festivals.

Out for Lunch!

If its rich salads you want, look no further than Bulgaria, they accompany every meal. The Bulgarian cuisine has a wide diversity from hot and cold soups to pastries. In Bulgaria you will find that most dishes are oven baked, stewed or steamed as well as grilling meats. Popular breakfast dishes include cheese, pastry and meats. If you're given the opportunity whilst holidaying in Bulgaria, you must try homemade Banitsa.

You can buy food on little street stalls, marketplaces and small huts. Some of the dishes available on the street stalls are Skara, meatballs, doner kebabs and chips. The food stalls are generally in competition with each other along the streets, shop around to get the cheapest snack. Corner shops sell a good choice of snacks and sandwiches. Popular snacks are pretzels, available directly from the bag.

In the city centres there are numerous restaurants to enjoy a variety of cuisine in. If its typical Bulgarian cuisine you want then dine further inland and in the neighbourhoods where it will be cheaper.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - Flight Times vary for the destination. Times are from 3 hours 15 mins to 4 hours 30 minutes.

Currency - Bulgarian Lev

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes - mixed with a varied selection.

Best Time to Visit:
For ski holidays between December and April.
Summer sun from May to October.

Top Hotels In Bulgaria

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Bulgaria, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Perla Hotel View rates for Perla Hotel
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Sunny Beach
Offering a great holiday destination, made for chilling out consisting of comfortable rooms and offering an assortment of amenities....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Glarus Beach Hotel View rates for Glarus Beach Hotel
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Sunny Beach
The Glarus Hotel commands a great location offering fantastic views of the beach and the Black Sea....

4.3 / 5 from 10 reviews

Saint George Nessebar Hotel View rates for Saint George Nessebar Hotel
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Nessebar
This small hotel offers a relaxed and friendly environment with good facilities and easy access to the beach....

4.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

Lion Borovets Hotel View rates for Lion Borovets Hotel
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Borovets
Lion Borovets Hotel is a Spa hotel with cosy bars and Bulgarian restaurants, located close to the Ice Fountains. The hotel provides shuttle transfers to the ski lift and simple but spacious rooms, stu...

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Rila Borovets Hotel View rates for Rila Borovets Hotel
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Borovets
Situated at the centre of the resort, an impressive 4 star family friendly hotel offering everything needed for a fantastic holiday in this popular ski resort....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Lion Sunny Beach Hotel View rates for Lion Sunny Beach Hotel
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Sunny Beach
This stylish modern hotel offers comfortable and relaxing accommodation in wonderful surroundings....

4 / 5 from 5 reviews

Ivana Palace Hotel View rates for Ivana Palace Hotel
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Sunny Beach
This modern and comfortable hotel offers a great variety of activities and is positioned close to the beach; perfect for a relaxing and fun filled holiday....

4.2 / 5 from 11 reviews

Panorama Dreams Apartments View rates for Panorama Dreams Apartments
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Sveti Vlas
The apartments are situated in a quiet area on the edge of the resort and offer comfortable self catering accommodation ranging from studios, one and two bedroom apartments....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Orpheus Hotel View rates for Orpheus Hotel
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Sunny Beach
A small and friendly charming, Adult Only hotel offering a good base for the local area. The hotel is located just a short distance from the beach....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Kuban Resort and Aquapark View rates for Kuban Resort and Aquapark
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Sunny Beach
This popular hotel is situated in an central location with many amenities nearby making it a ideal choice for couples and families....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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