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Tourism in Bulgaria: what you need to know

After reading this article, Bulgaria will have no more secrets for you. We have selected the best activities to do in Bulgaria, retained hotels and accommodation with good value for money, and gathered practical tips for getting to Bulgaria. And we are doing our best to illustrate our words with maps and pictures.

Where to stay in Bulgaria

You'll find in Bulgaria a significant proportion of midrange hotels.

The 5-star hotels in Bulgaria

If it is for you an imperative to have a luxury hotel during your stay in Bulgaria, we can already tell you that the 5 stars establishments in Bulgaria are good enough, but not alla re so good, so study the question carefully before booking. Follow the tips below to book in the best establishment.

In Bulgaria and in the immediate surroundings there is an important offer of 5-star hotels. Not always easy to pick the good ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in Bulgaria

A trip in Bulgaria without having a 4-star hotel? No way. On the other hand it will be necessary to be careful during the reservation because some establishments are - in our opinion - rather average: their equipments make them eligible for the 4 stars range but their level of comfort is pretty poor. To help you in your choice, here is some useful information.

You make good choice if you book at Best Western Premier Sofia Airport Hotel (one of the best option in Sofia), at Central Hotel Sofia (a very good and nice establishment ) or at Green Life Resort Bansko.

3-star hotels in Bulgaria

Good options are: Hotel Studio (one of the best choices in Veliko Tŭrno), at Magic Castle Hotel (a majestic establishment) or Ibis Sofia Airport Hotel - Park & Fly.

Guesthouses in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria and in the immediate surroundings there are more than a hundred guesthouses. Not always easy to find a good one. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. The best choice will probably be the Stefanina Guesthouse, an very good ans super nice establishment. Also consider the Sharlopova Boutique Guest House - Sauna & Hot Tub, which is magical...

Hotels with golf in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria and in the immediate surroundings there are more than a hundred hotels with golf. Not always easy to identify which ones are really good to play golf and relax. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. You can should book your stay at Lighthouse Golf & Spa Hotel (one of the best choices at Balchik ), at Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort (an establishment very good ans super nice ) or at Riu Pravets Golf & Spa Resort.

Hotels with casino in Bulgaria

At Golden Sands there is a hotel with a casino, the International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites. It's a excellent hotel.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in Bulgaria? The best place to stay in Bulgaria is at Graffit Gallery Design Hotel in Varna Ci.

What is the best 5 stars hotel in Bulgaria? The best 5 stars hotel in Bulgaria is the Eight-Bedroom Holiday Home in Tsurkva in Tsŭrkva .

What is the best 4 stars hotel in Bulgaria? The best 4 stars hotel in Bulgaria is the Best Western Premier Sofia Airport Hotel in Sofia.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in Bulgaria? The best 3 stars hotel in Bulgaria is the Hotel Studio in Veliko Tŭrno.

What is the best 2 stars hotel in Bulgaria? The best 2 stars hotel in Bulgaria is the City Blagoevgrad Hotel in Blagoevgrad .

What is the best hotel with spa in Bulgaria? The best hotel with spa in Bulgaria is the Hotel Arte SPA & Park in Velingr.

What is the best resort hotel in Bulgaria? The best resort hotel in Bulgaria is the Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort in Kavar.

What is the best hotel to practice golf in Bulgaria? The best hotel to practice golf in Bulgaria is the Lighthouse Golf & Spa Hotel in Balchik .

What is the best guesthouse in Bulgaria? The best guesthouse in Bulgaria is the Stefanina Guesthouse in Bozhentsi .

How to get to Bulgaria

Going to Bulgaria by plane

Sofia Airport : the airport has 994 flights per week. It is served by 16 airlines that offer 38 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Tel Aviv : flights operated by Sun D'Or International Airlines, Bulgaria Air and Wizz Air Serbia
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines
  • Qatar : flights operated by Qatar Airways
  • Dubai : flights operated by Flydubai

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Sofia Airport :

  • Vienna : flights operated by Austrian Airlines and Bulgaria Air
  • Munich : flights operated by Lufthansa
  • London : flights operated by British Airways and Bulgaria Air
  • Frankfurt : flights operated by Lufthansa, Bulgaria Air and Wizz Air Serbia
  • Athens : flights operated by Bulgaria Air and Wizz Air Serbia
  • Madrid : flights operated by Bulgaria Air and Wizz Air Serbia
  • Milan : flights operated by Bulgaria Air
  • Amsterdam : flights operated by Bulgaria Air
  • London : flights operated by
  • Berlin : flights operated by Bulgaria Air
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Sofia Airport : Moscow.

Low cost airlines to Sofia Airport :

  • Milan : flights operated by Bulgaria Air
  • London : flights operated by
  • Athens : flights operated by Bulgaria Air and Wizz Air Serbia
  • Madrid : flights operated by Bulgaria Air and Wizz Air Serbia
  • Amsterdam : flights operated by Bulgaria Air
  • Berlin : flights operated by
  • London : flights operated by Wizz Air Serbia
  • London : flights operated by Easyjet
  • Greater Manchester : flights operated by Easyjet
  • Barcelona : flights operated by Wizz Air Serbia and Bulgaria Air
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Sofia Airport: Lisbon.

Burgas Airport : the airport has 98 flights per week. It is served by 5 airlines that offer 7 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Dubai : flights operated by

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Burgas Airport :

  • Greater Manchester : flights operated by Bh Air
  • Edinburgh : flights operated by Bh Air
  • Moscow : flights operated by
  • Birmingham : flights operated by Bh Air
  • Moscow : flights operated by Aeroflot
  • London : flights operated by Wizz Air Serbia

Low cost airlines to Burgas Airport :

  • Dubai : flights operated by
  • Moscow : flights operated by
  • London : flights operated by Wizz Air Serbia

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Greater Manchester : flights operated by Bh Air
  • Edinburgh : flights operated by Bh Air
  • Birmingham : flights operated by Bh Air

Varna Airport : the airport has 70 flights per week. It is served by 5 airlines that offer 6 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Varna Airport :

  • Vienna : flights operated by Wizz Air Serbia and Austrian Airlines
  • London : flights operated by Bh Air
  • London : flights operated by Wizz Air Serbia
  • Moscow : flights operated by
  • Greater Manchester : flights operated by Bh Air

Low cost airlines to Varna Airport :

  • London : flights operated by Wizz Air Serbia
  • Moscow : flights operated by
  • Vienna : flights operated by Wizz Air Serbia and Austrian Airlines

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • London : flights operated by Bh Air
  • Greater Manchester : flights operated by Bh Air

What to do in Bulgaria

The other best tourist attractions in Bulgaria are Kordopulov House, Hilton Sofia, Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Varna - Golden Sands, Central Balkan National Park, Plovdiv Regional Historical Museum, Sofia Synagogue and Rila National Park.

Museums in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria the main museums to visit are Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic Museum, Kordopulov House and Plovdiv Regional Historical Museum.

Other museums are worth visiting, such as Radetzky, House Of Humour And Satire, Monastery School, Bozhenitsa, Small Basilica, Plovdiv, Neolithic Dwellings Museum, Nikola Vaptsarov House and Varna Mausoleum Of Władysław Iii. But to be perfectly complete on the offer of museum in Bulgaria we must also mention Ethnographic Institute And Museum, Museum House Of Neofit Rilski, Bansko, Augusta Traiana, Museum Of Mosaics, Devnya, Old Mosque, Dorkovo Museum, Rousse Regional Historical Museum, Varna Aquarium, Lamartine House and Museum Of Socialist Art, Sofia.

Archeological sites in Bulgaria

If you want to visit one or more archeological sites in Bulgaria, we recommend you in priority Small Basilica, Plovdiv, Augusta Traiana and Plovdiv Roman Stadium.

Places of workship in Bulgaria

During your stay in Bulgaria, do not forget to visit some places of workship: Pirin National Park, Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic Museum and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Natural parks in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria do not miss refreshing visits such as Pirin National Park, Central Balkan National Park and Rila National Park.

Localisation of Bulgaria on a world map ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Regional map of Bulgaria ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed location map of Bulgaria ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Photos of Bulgaria

Discover in Bulgaria

To prepare for your to Sofia journey, you must first have the right information. We have targeted a list of the best activities to do in Sofia, retained hotels and accommodation with good value for money, and gathered tips for transportation. On the practical side we illustrate our words with maps and pictures of Sofia.