Bulgaria travel guide

Weather & Climate

Temperature: 26 (°C) to 28 (°C).

Bulgaria holidays have the perfect summer sun at the Black Sea resorts, with temperatures up to 28 (°C). This means you can sunbathe, swim, and play beach games without getting too hot. Rainfall tends to increase a little over summer, but it soon dries out in the sun. Temperatures hover in the mid-teens during the spring and autumn, making these seasons perfect for trekking.

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Sun seekers: Enjoy a relaxing swim in the Black Sea and all-day sunbathing on Sunny Beach.

History lovers: Bask in the late afternoon sun, as you stroll around the historic town Nessebar with its 5thcentury church and Byzantine-era baths.

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken here is Bulgarian.

Currency: The official currency is the Bulgarian Lev (or Leva) and although you might see prices in Euros, this is only for reference.

Local time: Bulgaria is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Bourgas Airport or Varna airport. Transfers to the city take around 1 hour. 

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Bulgaria is 3–3.5 hours.

Tourist information: More information on holidays to Bulgaria can be found at http://bulgariatravel.org.

Visa / health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bulgaria for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday.

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Getting around

By bus: Travelling by privately-run buses is a great way to get around on a budget. These high-speed routes allow you to explore far and wide in comfort, without hitting your wallet too hard.

By hire car: Rent a car to really get off the beaten track. Explore the country’s many hidden villages, although bear in mind that most signs are in Cyrillic. Take a map and have a truly adventurous holiday to Bulgaria.

By train: Seeing this country by train is a wonderfully romantic way to get around. This destination has great domestic train lines as well as buses that cross international borders to Turkey, Greece, and Romania.

By taxi: Taxis are easy to find and very affordable, but make sure the meter is switched on. Ask your hotel to write your destination in Bulgarian script in case the driver can’t speak English.

Events

Easter: During Orthodox Easter, families head to local churches and play games with coloured eggs on Holy Saturday. This traditional event gives visitors a great insight into the culture here.

Varna: In historic Varna, throughout the summer there’s music, theatre and folklore in outdoor stages across the city.

Folklore festival: The ancient capital, Veliko Tarnovo, holds its annual Folklore Festival when it comes alive with singing, dancing, and acts from all over the world.

Roses are red: Harvests are widely celebrated, and you can enjoy one of these traditional events in June’s with the Rose Festival in Kazanlak in the centre of the country.

Safety and Security

For up to date advice on travelling to Bulgaria, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bulgaria/safety-and-security