What if we told you that Bulgaria is where all the cool kids go?
Spend 9 Days / 8 Nights in Eastern Europe on the beautiful coast of the Black Sea in Bulgaria. We like to tell our travelers that Bulgaria is like the better, cheaper, less touristy version of Greece. But then again, that's not giving Bulgaria enough credit. Spend a day relaxing on a private sailboat, join us as we head to a small beach town, and eat your way through all of Bulgaria's unique and delicious cuisine. This is a trip you won't ever forget.
The Nitty Gritty
Trip Dates 🗓
Available Upon Request
City apartments in the heart of Varna & Sozopol.
Trip Vibe 😎
It's like that first time you had a beer and watched the sunset, only you get to do that on repeat.
Group Size 💁♀️
9 day / 8-night lodging in unique living space
8 Breakfasts and 8 Dinners included (half at restaurants and half catered)
Transportation to and from all activities / Pickup and Dropoff at Varna airport (VAR)
All daily fees for guides, tours, and adventures
All certified trip guides (translator included)
The Day by Day
Arrival to Varna, Bulgaria
Touchdown at the Varna airport and look for our team, we'll be impossible to miss. Ride along with us to your apartment, relax, unpack, and meet the team. Prepare for a delicious authentic Bulgarian welcome breakfast in the morning!
Opening Breakfast & City Walking Tour
Take it slow in the morning and work your way up to the terrace for our opening breakfast and kickoff. After that join us on a short but educational walking tour around Varna. The rest of the day is open to rest or go to the beachside bar to chill.
Hot peppers, rakia, food, oh my!
Get ready for quite the day! First, we'll stop at an epic hot pepper farm. We will explore one of two hot pepper farms in all of Bulgaria, and test your taste buds. Who can go the hottest?
Then we'll head to a Rakia distillery to see behind-the-scenes how Bulgarian families make the countries brandy, Rakia. It’s delicious!
As if that wasn't enough, we will end the afternoon with a lunch hosted by a nearby family. This lunch would put any other brunch to shame. Pace yourself, this is going to be a marathon, not a sprint of a day!
Sail the Black Sea
Take to the Black Sea on a relaxing private sailing adventure for the day. Have lunch in the sun while being on the water. Jump off the boat, and take a dip for a few to recharge you.
Beach Day - Varna
Get lost and explore local Varna shopping on your own.
Soak up the sun, swim, sip, and sift through the sand at our favorite beach bar. Attempt to try as many Bulgarian pastries as possible.
Road trip to Sozopol for a couple day
Load up the van and head to the magical land of Sozopol for the next two nights. We'll make a pit stop in historic Nesebar to stretch your legs and meander the historic streets.
Experience the small seaside village with homemade crepes and sandals in hand.
Slow day on the coast
Take to the streets and tour the Old Town, stop in to the charming booths full of sea town treasures or spend the day on the beautiful beach.
End the night with an unforgettable meal overlooking the Black Sea.
Another lazy beach day in Sozopol
Explore the rocks & dip your toes into the crystal clear waters of Sozopol. Bring your goggles to the gulf and see the sea for yourself. We end the day with our favorite meal of the trip. We hope you're hungry!
Final night in Varna
You'll have a hard time leaving Sozopol, especially when you realize you leave tomorrow for home. We'll get back to Varna in plenty of time to relax a bit and have one final dinner on the beach for our farewell before you rest up for an early morning departure.
Caroline & Ian
That's us, your hosts, Caroline & Ian. We explore, craft, and host every trip at Life Nomading! Our passion is partnering with locals who are awesome to bring you an amazing trip.
Sarah & Mitko
Our in-house Bulgarian friends. This trip is designed around Mitko's hometown where he grew up before coming to the States.
So now what?
$1,899 pay in full
$500 refundable deposit to secure your post
Our Tours & Guides Rating
4.93 out of 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"I just went to Varna Bulgaria with Life Nomading for 10 days. I knew a couple of folks, but certainly not everyone. Not only did I absolutely fall in love with a country that I couldn’t find on a map, but I also fell in love with Ian, Caroline, Sarah, and Mitko! Some of the most amazing, fun, and incredibly understanding people I’ve ever met!!! I had never left the Country. I failed the same foreign language twice in HS! None of that mattered. I took a chance, I said YES to this amazing opportunity, and I’m so incredibly grateful that I did!
I had SO many firsts. I still struggle to tell people about my trip without tearing up! I’ve already reserved my spot for next year! THANK YOU, NOMADS!"
Traveled with LifeNomading to Iceland and it was one of the best trips I’ve been on. As a solo traveler, it is nice to have a group to go to new places with. They had the week perfectly planned out with some amazing spots off the beaten path. The guides are really passionate about what they do and you can tell how much they enjoy traveling and being able to share a country they love with new people.
I would highly recommend traveling with LifeNomading and definitely will be again."
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