Location of Bulgaria

 

General information: Republic of Bulgaria

Capital: Sofia Official languages: Bulgarian Official alphabet: Cyrillic
Area: 110,994 km2 Population: 7 202 198 people Currency: Lev (BGN)

EUR 1 = 1.95583 BGN

Drives on the: right Calling code: +359 Seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn

 

Curious facts about Bulgaria

  • Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe that hasn’t changed its name since it was first established in 681.
  • Bulgarians shake their head the opposite way for yes and no. Make sure you answer with words not only gestures. 🙂
  • The first computer in the world was created by a Bulgarian. In the period 1937 – 1942 John Atanasoff, a scientist of Bulgarian descent, together with Clifford Berry, an American inventor working for the University of Iowa, designed and developed the first computer.
  • Bulgaria is the country with the highest number of natural mineral springs in Continental Europe – over 600.
  • Bulgarian yogurt is the best in the world. This is thanks to the unique Lactobacillus bulgaricus bacteria used for its production that can only be found on the territory of Bulgaria.
  • The Bulgarian folk song Izlel e Delio Haydutin has been flying around open space together with Bach’s and Mozart’s greatest works since 1977 when the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes left the Earth.
  • Official Tourism website of Bulgaria: www.bulgariatravel.org

 

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Bulgaria

Buzludzha

Buzludzha Tour: one day tour to Buzludzha monument

Buzludzha monument in Bulgaria is among the most famous abandoned buildings in the world. Join our one day Buzludzha tour at info@nvisiontravel.com.
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per person
Bulgaria
1 day
History
cooking tour

Cooking tour: taste Bulgarian food

Join our cooking tour in Sofia and taste traditional Bulgarian food and drinks. We will do the shopping, cooking and tasting together and you will learn to prepare Bulgarian specialties.
Bulgaria
1/2 day
Cooking
Koprivshtitsa

Koprivshtitsa: Bulgarian crafts and tradition

Today we will travel back in time and experience the atmosphere of the Bulgarian Revival. Let’s walk through the cobblestone streets and colorful houses of the town of Koprivshtitsa.
Bulgaria
1 day
Culture
Rhodope Mountains

Rhodope Mountains: Kovachevitsa and Leshten

We are inviting you to escape from the city for one day and visit together the beautiful Western part of the Rhodope Mountains.
Bulgaria
1 day
Culture
Plovdiv

Plovdiv – the European capital of culture for 2019

We are inviting you to escape from the city for one day and visit together the second biggest city in Bulgaria – Plovdiv. The European culture capital for 2019 will make you wish to stay longer.
Bulgaria
1 day
Culture
Prohodna cave

Prohodna cave & Glozhene monastery tour

We invite you to go together to a magical place close to Sofia. Prohodna cave is known as the "Eyes of God" or Oknata. The holes at the roof, formed through erosion, let light into the cave.
Bulgaria
1 day
Culture, Nature
Rila lakes

Seven Rila lakes tour

One day hiking tour in the Rila Mountains in Bulgaria.
Bulgaria
1 day
Hiking
Communist tour of Sofia

Communist tour of Sofia: let us travel back in time

Our Sofia communism tour will bring you back in time. Experience Bulgaria during the communism time. Get to know what everyday life and the communist regime were like.
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Bulgaria
1 day
History
Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery and Boyana church: UNESCO tour

One day UNESCO tour to Rila monastery and Boyana church. In Bulgaria there are 7 sites, listed in the World culture heritage and today we will explore 2 of them.
Bulgaria
1 day
Monastery
Wine tour in Bulgaria

Wine tour in Bulgaria: visit a local winery

Let’s visit together the only winery with vineyards along the steep southern slope of the Danube river. We will head to the town of Oryahovo in Bulgaria to see and get to know the history and the wines of Chateau Burgozone.
Bulgaria
1 day
Wine
Balkan tour

Balkan tour: get to know the Balkans

Let’s visit together the only winery with vineyards along the steep southern slope of the Danube river. We will head to the town of Oryahovo in Bulgaria to see and get to know the history and the wines of Chateau Burgozone.
Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania
12 days
Culture
Belogradchik rocks

Belogradchik rocks and Vidin caves: natural phenomena

See the wonderful Belogradchik rocks and 3 unique caves in a 3 day tour.
Bulgaria
3 days
Culture, Nature
Panagyurishte

Panagyurishte tour

Panagyurishte is a small historical town in Southern Bulgaria. It is famous with the Panagyurishte gold treasure and the historical museum-houses.
Bulgaria
1 day
History
Sofia wine tour

Sofia wine tour: walking tour in Sofia

Sofia wine tour is a walking tour in Sofia. Join our Sofia wine tasting tour and taste 5 Bulgarian wines in 3 different local wine places. Cheers! Nazdrave!
5 / 1 review
per person
Bulgaria
1/2 day
Wine tasting