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Bulgaria Day Trip: Private Tour from Bucharest

Bulgaria Day Trip: Private Tour from Bucharest

By UnzipRomania Travel
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 1-99
Duration: 10h
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  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Minivan with professional driver (A/C)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Assistance during the entire tour
What's not included
  • Entrance fees (EUR 10/person for all admissions)
  • Lunch

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick-up from any hotel & apartment rental in Bucharest. The guide will meet you in your hotel lobby or in front of your accommodation building.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8313P14

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking
  • *Passport required on the tour date!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Bulgaria Day Trip: Private Tour from Bucharest?
How much is Bulgaria Day Trip: Private Tour from Bucharest?
Bulgaria Day Trip: Private Tour from Bucharest price starts from $157.81. Discover and book Bulgaria Day Trip: Private Tour from Bucharest on Tripadvisor
What is the Bulgaria Day Trip: Private Tour from Bucharest cancellation policy?
Bulgaria Day Trip: Private Tour from Bucharest cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Bulgaria Day Trip: Private Tour from Bucharest on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Bulgaria Day Trip: Private Tour from Bucharest?
On average, this experience will take approximately 10h. Discover and book Bulgaria Day Trip: Private Tour from Bucharest on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8313P14

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UnzipRomania Travel
Brasov, Romania
Joined in October 2012

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  • DD4535
    Lovely city
    Lovely city and walk at the ocean. It was crowded this month and very hot. The ocean is very beautiful and warm enough to dip your toes.
  • Pamela W
    Pamela W
    Beautiful Romanian Odyssey
    Our UnzipRomania Customised Tour was truly excellent - every part of our trip was carefully planned and well organised. Our guide Chris was superb - highly personable, considerate and knowledgeable. Romania is a beautiful country with many well-preserved historical sites. Thankyou so much.
  • R5765JWjasona
    Awesome tour!!!
    Christian is absolutely the best and very knowledgeable. Based on how much fun I had on this tour, I will definitely book more tours with him in the future. I highly recommend him as a tour guide
  • Tara P
    Tara P
    A must do
    We did a last minute private tour from Bucharest to Peles and Bran, Christian was a great host and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
  • aphelion2014
    Amazing experience
    The visit to Peles Castle was the highlight of our tour but I also enjoyed our stay in Brasov city. The Hotel Bella Muzica was fantastic and situated at a great location, but has no lift, and it maybe uncomfortable to carry big luggage upstairs. Cristian, our guide is an amazing person, very knowledgeable guide, excellent and responsible driver. We also enjoyed eating at his suggested eateries. He's sure is an asset to the company he works for.
  • chrisbX560NJ
    Great trip and Cristian our guide was simply excellent! He was so knowledgeable, caring, considerate and fun to share our 2 days visiting Transylvania! We had such a great time with him, and will always remember our time in Romania with him! We also felt very safe too, particularly having Cristian as our driver navigating the crazy traffic! When we come back some day, we’ll be sure to contact him and share fun times again! Thank you!
  • DrSCalvin
    Unzip Romania is the best way to see this wonderful country
    We count ourselves fortunate to have selected Unzip Romania for our introduction to this beautiful country. Our guide, Christian, provided an excellent experience with honest insight into Romanian history. The tour included a great balance of different types of historical sites, beautiful scenery, and regular Romanian life. Each night’s lodgings were well selected and the food was Amazing!! We plan to return to Romania and will definitely hire Unzip Romania again!
  • robbS2331RA
    Bran's castle
    Diana and Christian were amazing!! They are wonderful with an amazing grasp of the English language!! Highly recommend
  • Ryan B
    Ryan B
    Amazing tours!
    This is a top notch company with great employees that you can trust. We planned to stay close to a week in Bucharest and reached out to them several weeks before we left to organize a couple tours. Diana was super helpful answering all our questions, getting the tours reserved and even sent us our confirmations so we felt prepared. We booked two private tours: 2 Day tour of Transylvania and a full day tour of Bulgaria. Our guide for all 3 days was Gabriel and he was fantastic. He was a professional guide and extremely knowledgeable on all elements of history, culture and religion and was also from Romania and had a deep respect for the country that he wanted to pass on. He was also our driver and the transport was a mini-bus that was very clean, comfortable and air conditioned. Both our tours were fantastic and I’ll share a little about both: -2 Day tour of Transylvania. This was the highlight of our trip. We were picked up at our hotel at 0730 and began our journey towards Brasov. The great thing about a private tour is that the itinerary is customizable and you must remember that some sites are closed on certain days. We spent a fair amount of time driving and in the morning we visited a large fortification in Rasov that was amazing. Early afternoon we went to a ski resort for lunch that had a spectacular mountain view of Bran castle. This was key because when you visit the castle there aren’t many vantage points to offer you good photos of the entire castle. We visited the castle after lunch and time to explore afterwards – it was an amazing medieval castle also called Dracula’s castle. After that we made our way to Brasov and had a 1 hour walking tour of the village where Gabriel showed us the Black Church and several other sites. As part of the cost of the tour our hotel in Brasov was included at the Bella Muzica which is right on the main square perfectly located. There Gabriel took his leave and we spent the night at the restaurants and bars and returned to the hotel later. The hotel is very historic and perfect for a 1 night stay. Gabriel then picked us up in the morning and we headed out to visit a couple different sites including a fortified church and a monastery. The main site the second day was Peles Castle which was an amazing fully restored castle that used to be the summer residence for royalty. It is absolutely beautiful and we spent much time touring it and learning its history from Gabriel. We were then returned to our hotel in Bucharest that evening. This tour company also will do a 1 day castle tour where you see both Bran and Peles castles in 1 day, but I highly recommend the 2 day tour so you can enjoy yourself, see more of Transylvania and stay overnight in Brasov which is a beautiful little town. -Full day Bulgaria: My wife and I had never been to Bulgaria and wanted to see it while we were so close. Gabriel picked us up in our hotel early morning and we drove to the border to go through customs. It took us about a little over an hour to drive to the border and then about 45 minutes to go through customs due to all the truck driver traffic. From there we went to see a monastery that was carved into the side of a mountain. This is a UNESCO heritage site and was very beautiful. TIP – bring mosquito spray! From there we went Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria’s old medieval capital to see the ruins of the old city, fortress and a beautiful church overlooking the town. This was amazing and also involved a fair amount of walking. Separately we also stopped an ancient church that was made to look like a barn to hide it’s true nature while Bulgaria was occupied hundreds of years ago. After a great day of touring Gabriel drove us back through customs (only took 10 minutes coming back) and dropped us at the hotel. This was about a 12 hour day and well worth it. Overall we had an amazing time. The tours made for great photos and we learned so much from Gabriel about the history of these countries that it was well worth the time. We highly recommend this company and especially these tours.
  • Debbie T
    Debbie T
    My husband and I recently joined two friends for this two day private tour. Christian was our tour guide and was absolut
    My husband and I recently joined two friends for this two day private tour. Christian was our tour guide and was absolutely wonderful. He was prompt, friendly and very knowledgeable about history and the area. Most importantly he shared with us what life in Romania is like. I highly recommend this tour.
  • Wallaby6996
    Great trip, great company (in all respects)
    We had a 10 day custom tour of Romania in June 2019, and from the first communication by email to the final drop off, everything was exceptional. Organising the tour by email with Diana was easy, and she was flexible with the arrangements, made thoughtful and sensible suggestions and was very considerate of our requirements. Our guide, Gabriel had an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Romania, from history and architecture to food and culture. He was a pleasure to travel with and we had some wonderful conversations. Unzip Romania is a small company who are flexible and can cater for individual needs, but has guides with many years experience who can make changes to the program as the need arises - in our case the weather prevented us from going on a planned hike, and another attraction was closed unexpectedly, so Gabriel gave us a number of options which provided us with some fabulous, unexpected experiences. This sort of experience in the field and willingness to make changes on the fly was much appreciated. We recommend Unzip Romania without hesitation.
  • JamesandPaige
    Family Roots and Constanta trip
    UnzipRomania was easy to deal with, very organized. Our tour guide Gabriel was very knowledgeable and helpful. We took a side trip to the village where my family is from, and still had time to see all that Constanta has to offer. We learned so much and had a great trip. We booked the same guide for a second trip in a different direction the next day. Thanks Gabriel !
  • Morne S
    Morne S
    3 Days of bliss
    We had only 3 days to see the highlights of Transylvania, visit the Bear Sanctuary and sights of Bucharest. Diana was extremely helpful and patient and helped us plan our dream 3-day trip, which enabled us to see everything we wanted in such a short trip. She combined different tours for us, which all worked out great. Christian picked us up from the airport to transfer us to our hotel and had animated stories to tell. The next morning Lucian picked us up and we started our road trip. He English was very good and he knew a lot about the history of not only the places we visited, but also about the country. Even though we experienced some rain and was unable to travel with the cable car in Brasov due to the rain, it did not deter of any of the trip or fun we had. At the end of our trip, Lucian dropped us off at the airport and sadly our trip was over. Diana is an absolute gem.
  • LittlestHobo123
    Peles Castle was splendid
    Gabriel was very knowledgable on many subjects (religion, politics, flora, fauna, architecture). He was also very responsible and drove safely - so important when driving back late in the evening through snowy mountains!
  • PaulaB170571
    The BEST way to see Romania
    My partner and I had only three days to see some of Romania before we needed to return to Bucharest. Everything was organised with Diana before we left Australia and it all worked seamlessly from there. Our guide, the incredibly knowledgeable and friendly Lucian met us at our hotel in Bucharest at 7.30am on the first day. We instantly felt comfortable with him – we were all swapping stories and laughing even before we'd left the city limits. First stop was Peles Castle, a beautifully preserved 19th century castle built by the first king of Romania. This was the highlight of our Transylvania tour – Lucian gets you there early enough to avoid the crowds and the extended tour is really worth it, particularly to see the former royal family's more private quarters. After this, we drove through the mountains to Brasov, a lovely small city, where we ate a traditional lunch near the market square and sipped Romanian plum brandy. Lucian organised our accommodation at a boutique hotel in the centre of town, and after lunch we just did our own thing. We had a great time exploring the old town and catching the cable car to the top of the nearby mountain. Next day Lucian took us to the incredible Rasnov Fortress to learn some more about Romanian history and take in the magnificent views from the top. After this we went to the famous Bran Castle. Lucien warned us it would be crowded and it was... we shuffled through its rooms in a long line of people and there wasn't that much to see on the inside (no original furniture, for example). On reflection, it is the exterior that is most imposing and I would recommend avoiding the crowds and just taking in the castle from the park at the bottom and then going to get to some lunch! On our way home, and just out of Bucharest, we stopped off at a small monastery on an island (legend has it that Vlad the Impaler is buried there). This was not necessarily on the list of things to do on the tour but Lucian suggested it as a low-key substitute for the Sinaia Monastery (we were a bit too tired to take that one in). I absolutely recommend UnZip Romania to anyone wanting to enjoy the beautiful scenery and historic buildings in Transylvania, learn about Romanian history and culture, eat delicious local food and above all, spend time with a great guy. Thanks for the experience!
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4 reviews
Very good

lafayette hill, pa, usa270 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
I had a last-minute change in plans, and took two day-trips with Lucian. While the main attraction going in was Veliki Tarnovo, (which was very impressive), I found the Ivanovo rock monastery with the original frescoes, and the story behind it to be the most interesting.
Lucian is a very informative guide, pointing out several of the differences between the countries of Romania and Bulgaria, which provided more insight into what I was seeing.
In addition, the company was willing to drop me off at the airport in Bucharest in time for a flight I had to catch, and Lucian made sure that we had enough time to do so.
Written September 17, 2018
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Jan A
West Hartford, CT55 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We had one day in Bucharest before our river cruise. Being Orthodox Christians we wanted to see specific churches. Diana planned a wonderful itinerary for our 4 hour tour. She arrived at out hotel with a driver. She was very knowledgable about the churches and history. We appreciated her wit and her thoughtfulness for photos, toilet stop, snacks, and interesting shops along the way. Highly recommended and would use her again.
Written May 24, 2019
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S. Rossi
Salt Lake City, UT16 contributions
Spent the day seeing the historic castles and churches. Had a great trip with Gabriel. He is incredibly knowledgeable about everything Romanian. He was very informative and easy to understand. Thanks!
Written January 10, 2023
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Diana was an exceptional great guide shared the Romanian history culture cuisine etc She was patient and was a super guide Keep up the good work Also very punctual and to the detailed information provided.
Written September 7, 2019
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