Bulgarian Cities and Towns

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The perfect balance of major cities and small towns, urban areas and nature, with mountains, museums, and ancient churches along the way.

In this trip

  • CultureCulture
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • BeachesBeaches

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Varna, Bulgaria

  • 2

    Nesebar, Bulgaria

  • 3

    Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

  • 4

    Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • 5

    Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria

  • 6

    Sofia, Bulgaria

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Things to do in and around Varna

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  • Varna in spring
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  • Varna Downtown
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  • Ancient Remains
  • Gold, copper, and stone artifacts from Grave 4, Varna I cemetery
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  • „Sunny Beach“ на север
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  • Rusenski Lom 17


Bulgaria, Varna region

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Beaches, historic sites, and a large sprawling park are just a few things that this fabulous seaside resort town have to offer.

Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the third largest city in Bulgaria. Often referred to as the marine (or summer) capital of Bulgaria, Varna is a major tourist destination, a starting point for all the resorts in the northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, business and university center, seaport, and headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy and merchant marine. Among its many attractions you will find the Varna Archaeological Museum as well as other great museums, the vast beautiful park Sea Garden, churches and cathedrals, and Roman ruins.
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Things to do in and around Nesebar

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  • Ruined city wall, Nesebar - Bulgaria
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  • Tagestour Nessebar - Sonnenstrand
  • Ruined city wall, Nesebar - Bulgaria
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  • Church of St Stephen, Nesebar
  • Nieuwe Metropolietenkerk - Nesebar
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  • „Sunny Beach“ на север


Bulgaria, Burgas region

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A thriving tourist destination famed for its scenic beauty, Nesebar offers medieval churches, fine dining, and exciting nightlife.

Nesebar is an ancient town and one of the major seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, located in Burgas Province. Often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea", Nesebar is a rich city-museum defined by more than three millennia of ever-changing history. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations and seaports on the Black Sea. Its main attractions include several remarkable churches, a lovely beach, and a fantastic city center.
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Things to do in and around Veliko Tarnovo

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  • Tsarevets Fortress, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Gurko Street, Veliko Tarnovo
  • Bulgaria-1001 - Right side of Tsarevets as I Leave
  • Първата къща / The first house
  • Krushuna Waterfalls, Bulgaria
  • Eat Outdoors in Style
  • Holy Forty Martyrs Church, Veliko Tarnovo
  • Bulgaria-1045 - Every Inch a Painting
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  • Rusenski Lom 17
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  • Bulgaria-1049 - Goodbye Veliko Tarnovo
  • Transfiguration Monastery - Преображенски манастир

Veliko Tarnovo

Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo region

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Also known as the "City of the Tsars," this vibrant university city is home to historic buildings, steep hills, and beautiful views.

Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative center of Veliko Tarnovo Province. Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. The old part of the city is situated on the three hills rising amidst the meanders of the Yantra. Its attractions include the palaces of the Bulgarian emperors and the Patriarchate, the Patriarchal Cathedral, and also a number of administrative and residential edifices surrounded by thick walls.
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Things to do in and around Plovdiv

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Bulgaria, Plovdiv region

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The perfect mix of old and new, this thriving university town's young atmosphere is set among ancient monuments and excellent museums.

Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria and is an important economic, transport, cultural, and educational center. Plovdiv's history spans 6,000 years, with traces of a Neolithic settlement dating to roughly 4000 BC,[3] ranking it among the world's oldest cities. The city has historically developed on seven syenite hills, and is often referred to in Bulgaria as "The City of the Seven Hills." There are many remains preserved from antiquity such as the ancient Plovdiv Roman theatre, Roman odeon, Roman aqueduct, Roman Stadium, the archaeological complex Eirene, and others. Additionally, intriguing museums and places of worship can be found throughout the city.
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Things to do in and around Koprivshtitsa

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  • Kableshkovhuis - Koprivshtitsa
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  • Ledenika cave
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  • Krushuna Waterfalls, Bulgaria


Bulgaria, Sofia region

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Step back in time in this marvelous small town, dotted with colorful houses and surrounded by enchanted woodlands and mountains.

Koprivshtitsa is a historic town in Koprivshtitsa Municipality in Sofia Province, central Bulgaria, lying on the Topolnitsa River among the Sredna Gora mountains. It was one of the centers of the April Uprising in 1876 and is known for its authentic Bulgarian architecture and for its folk music festivals, making it a very popular tourist destination. Koprivshtitsa is one of the characteristic Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere of the Bulgarian National Revival period of the 19th century. Its points of interests include several remarkable historic houses, great museums, and a charming town center.
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Things to do in and around Sofia

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  • Sofia - National Museum of History
  • Ledenika cave
  • Osogovo Fun Park
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  • Ancient Roman Bathhouse and Church
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Bulgaria, Sofia City region

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Bulgaria's capital is a fusion of old and new, with historic churches and Soviet remnants alongside modern amenities, parks, and galleries.

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and is the 15th largest city in the European Union. The city is located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country, within less than 50km drive from the Serbian border. Its location in the center of the Balkan peninsula means that it is the midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, whereas the Aegean Sea is the closest to it. Sofia has been an area of human habitation since at least 7000BCE and is Europe's second-oldest city. Among its many attractions you may find the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, National Art Gallery, Natural History Museum, palaces, churches, and much more.
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