Budapest to Sofia Adventure

Rail, Budapest to Sofia

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

This 10-day tour will leave you wondering why you waited to explore Europe's roads less travelled. Ride the rails from Budapest to Sofia and experience Eastern Europe’s charm firsthand. Soak in a thermal bath in Budapest or opt to visit Buda Castle, Hungary’s royal palace. Discover Romania’s countryside while visiting Sighișoara or marvel at the baroque architecture of Brasov. (Better yet, enjoy the contrast by seeing them both.) You'll also have time to sample Bulgarian cuisine that'll give you the energy you need to cycle your way through Veliko Tarnovo, one of the oldest cities in the world.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Nem Adom Fel Café and Bar, Budapest Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Budapest orientation walk
  • Romanian villages and countryside tour (half-day, from Sighisoara)
  • 'Dracula's Castle' (Bran)
  • Bucharest orientation tour
  • Arbanasi village visit
  • Sofia orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Discover the rich and varied culture of eastern europe
  • Visit dracula's castle and charming slavic villages
  • Explore the spectacular cities of budapest and sofia.

Itinerary

Budapest Arrive at any time.
Budapest/Sighișoara Enjoy an orientation walk of Budapest to get a feel for this charming city. Opt to spend free time visiting Buda Castle, wandering the streets of Pest, or soaking in a thermal bath. This evening, visit a G Adventures-supported social enterprise café and enjoy a farewell drink, before boarding an overnight train to Sighișoara.
Sighișoara Head to the enchanting town of Sighișoara. Use your free time here to explore the cobblestone streets and medieval architecture.
Sighișoara/Braşov With a local guide, venture into the Romanian countryside to visit traditional villages. Get a true sense of life in this less-visited region. Visit charming Brasov.
Braşov Visit the picturesque Bran Castle and learn the history (and rumours) of this fascinating place.
Braşov/Bucharest Travel to Bucharest and enjoy an orientation walk. Take time to explore the Soviet-esque architecture, the beautiful cathedral, or indulge in Bucharest's international cuisine.
Bucharest/Veliko Tarnovo Enjoy some free time to explore more of Bucharest in the morning before travelling to Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in the world, Veliko Tarnovo. Wander the medieval town, visit the museums, or sample your first taste of Bulgarian cuisine.
Veliko Tarnovo Enjoy the morning in the medieval town of Veliko Tarnovo. In the afternoon, visit the hilltop village of Arbanasi. Soak in the views over Veliko Tarnovo.
Veliko Tarnovo/Sofia Travel to Sofia and take an orientation walk of the capital city. Later, wander down the pedestrian street or visit the eclectic Ladies' Market.
Sofia Depart at any time.
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