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Welcome to Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Ski and sunshine

A country of contrasts from lush mountain resorts, great for winter sun, to beach resorts perfect for cheap summer holidays to Bulgaria. A relative newcomer to the EU, Bulgaria is great value whatever type of holiday you go on and great for family holidays.

Borov

Borovets is Located in the Rila Mountains, and is a perfect family friendly, cheap ski destination with 24 trails, cross-country skiing, biathlon, night skiing and a winter park for children. All runs have varying difficulty levels and are suitable for beginners, advanced and expert. You can book Skiing and snowboarding lessons with highly-qualified instructors in either a group or individual session, making it perfect for beginners.The hotels and accommodation in Borovets are numerous and there are plenty of restaurants, taverns, bars, and discotheques as well as shops, pharmacies, currency exchanges, banks, ATMs, medical services, etc.ets

Black Sea Coast

In contrast to the ski season, Bulgaria is up and coming in the beach resort arena and the Black Sea Coast is a great place to go. For great value family holidays, Bulgaria has blue flag sandy beaches, traditional villages, beautiful countryside, shopping and culture.Sunny Beach and Golden Sands are both aptly named popular resorts on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast with gently sloping beaches and fine sand perfect for children and adults alike. Bourgas and Varna are for the shoppers with a bit of culture thrown in too including Roman and Byzantine ruins. Nightlife is abundant wherever you stay with cafes, bars and restaurants throughout the resorts to suit everyone.

Bulgaria Fact file

Flying time from UK: 3.5 hours Currency: Bulgarian LevAverage Temperature: During the winter -5Cº and during the summer 35Cº Sunny Days a Year: +150 days

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

As far as holidays go, Bulgaria is on the verge of great things. ... With its gorgeous Black Sea coast and all-singing, all-dancing tourist resorts, the country has just as much to offer as its European counterparts.

Communications

Three mobile service operators provide Bulgaria with almost 100% 2G and 3G network coverage both on its territory and on territorial waters.

There is also internet coverage almost everywhere in the country. In the larger towns and cities, there are wi-fi spots with free internet access. These are located mainly in the trade centers, railway stations and bus stations.
Communication operators in Bulgaria are the following:

  • Vivacom – stationary and mobile telephone services (www.vivacom.bg)
  • Mtel – stationary and mobile telephone services (www.mtel.bg)
  • Globul – stationary and mobile telephone services (www.globul.bg)

National and international calls can also be placed at many Bulgarian post offices (www.bgpost.bg).

 

Getting Around

Air, rail, road, and water transport are all well developed in Bulgaria. The country has four international airports – at Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv and Burgas. The airports also serve charter flights, and helicopters. Gliders piloted by amateur pilots need special permission, since air corridors are provided solely for them by Bulgarian aviation dispatchers.

Rail transport in Bulgaria is readily accessible and generally comfortable, and the rail network serves all the larger populated places in Bulgaria. The railway lines cross all land borders of Bulgaria. The European Orient Express service also crosses the country. Narrow-gauge railways have been constructed to reach the less accessible places in the country and to serve destinations with a smaller number of passengers. Tickets can be purchased at railway stations, at transport offices in towns and cities, and at the tourist agencies. International tickets are issued at the offices, agencies and international desks at the station of embarkation.

Health

If you’re visiting Bulgaria you should get a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK. The EHIC isn’t a substitute for medical and travel insurance, but it entitles you to state provided medical treatment that may become necessary during your trip. Any treatment provided is on the same terms as Bulgarian nationals. If you don’t have your EHIC with you or you’ve lost it, you can call the Department of Health Overseas Healthcare Team (+44 191 218 1999) to get a Provisional Replacement Certificate. The EHIC won’t cover medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment, so you should make sure you have adequate travel insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment and repatriation.

Language

Bulgarian

Money

Bulgarian Lev

Passport Visa

UK visitors require at least 6 months on their passport from the return date,

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