BULGARIA

Bulgaria is a beautiful country located in Eastern Europe, known for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. From the picturesque Black Sea coast to the majestic mountains of the Balkans, Bulgaria offers a diverse range of experiences for visitors to enjoy. Whether you're exploring ancient ruins, relaxing on the beach, or sampling traditional Bulgarian cuisine, there is something for everyone to discover in this hidden gem of a destination.

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Sofia

Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, is a vibrant and historic destination that should not be missed on your next visit to Eastern Europe. From its stunning architecture to its delicious cuisine, Sofia has something for every traveler. Make sure to visit the iconic Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, explore the charming streets of the city center, and indulge in traditional Bulgarian dishes at local restaurants. Whether you're interested in history, culture, or simply enjoying a new adventure, Sofia has it all. Plan your trip today and discover the beauty of this enchanting city.

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At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Economy Bookings, offering a wide range of cars for rent (over 175,000). There are more than 20,000 rental shops in 150 different countries. Many of the shops are situated close to airports so that travelers can easily rent a car right after their arrival and not spend money on additional transfers. Choosing a car has never been easier! Every car on the website has a detailed description, high-quality photos, and a user rating. You’ll get all the necessary information about the car so that you can be fully prepared for your trip. The company collaborate with well-known and reputable agencies, such as Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, National, Thrifty, Enterprise, and more. Also, the company works with local car rentals that provide the best service and have good customer reviews. Choose your car and get the best prices!

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Other Services

At Itaca Tours, we offer additional services to elevate your travel experience to the next level. We have partnered with various companies to ensure you have everything yo need for a seamless and enjoyable trip. 

First, you can request a SIM Card through Drimsim, ensuring you have internet and phone service wherever you go. This way, you stay connected with your loved ones and have access to maps, guides, and other essential travel information.

Additionally, thanks of our partner Ekta, we offer travel insurance options for your peace of mind.

Lastly, we have partnered with Radical Storage to provide secure luggage storage services. You can leave your bags in a safe location while you explore new destinations, free from the hassle of carrying your belongings around.

With these services, we aim to make your travel experience as convenient and worry-free as possible.

Tips to travel

Traveling to Bulgaria can be a fascinating experience, offering a blend of rich history, stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine. Here are some tips to help make your trip to Bulgaria memorable:

Visa Requirements: Check if you need a visa to enter Bulgaria based on your nationality and the purpose of your visit. Ensure you have all the necessary documents and permits before traveling.

Best Time to Visit: Bulgaria experiences a diverse climate, with hot summers and cold winters. The best time to visit depends on your interests. Summer (June to August) is popular for beach resorts along the Black Sea coast and outdoor activities in the mountains. Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) offer pleasant weather and fewer crowds for exploring cities and cultural sites.

Transportation: Bulgaria has a well-developed transportation network, including buses, trains, and domestic flights. Sofia, the capital, has an extensive public transportation system, including buses, trams, and a metro. Consider renting a car for exploring rural areas and remote destinations like the countryside and mountain regions.

Language: Bulgarian is the official language, but English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas, hotels, and restaurants. Learning a few basic phrases in Bulgarian can enhance your travel experience and help you connect with locals.

Currency and Payments: Bulgaria uses the Bulgarian Lev (BGN) as its currency. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in major cities and tourist areas, but it's advisable to carry some cash, especially in rural areas and small establishments.

Cuisine: Bulgarian cuisine reflects its diverse cultural influences, featuring hearty dishes like banitsa (pastry filled with cheese), shopska salad (a traditional salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, and feta cheese), and kebapche (grilled minced meat). Don't miss trying Bulgarian yogurt, known for its unique taste and health benefits.

Cultural Highlights: Explore Bulgaria's rich cultural heritage by visiting historic sites, monasteries, and museums. Discover ancient ruins in cities like Plovdiv and Veliko Tarnovo, admire the stunning frescoes of Rila Monastery, and explore the unique architecture of traditional Bulgarian villages like Koprivshtitsa.

Outdoor Activities: Bulgaria offers diverse outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Hike in the Rila or Pirin Mountains, go skiing or snowboarding in Bansko or Borovets during the winter months, or relax on the beaches of the Black Sea coast during the summer.

Safety: Bulgaria is generally a safe destination for travelers, but exercise caution, especially in crowded tourist areas where pickpocketing can occur. Be mindful of your belongings and avoid isolated areas, particularly at night.

Etiquette: Bulgarians are known for their hospitality and warmth. When greeting someone, a handshake is common. Maintain eye contact during conversations and show respect for local customs and traditions.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can have a fantastic experience exploring the beauty and charm of Bulgaria.

Travel Advisories

The U.S. Department of State has four Travel Advisory Levels: Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions; Level 2 - Exercise increased caution; Level 3 - Reconsider travel; Level 4 - Do not travel

Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions when traveling to Bulgaria. 

It's advisable to consult your country's official travel advisory website, for the most up-to-date information and specific travel advisories related to this country. Additionally, register your travel plans with your embassy or consulate for assistance in case of emergencies.

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