4 Reasons To Go on a Winter Bulgarian Holiday



Winter is here in all its glory, and it is time to start planning your December vacation. You can pick among many places in Europe, for a truly enchanting experience. Why not set your sights to Bulgaria this time around? This small Eastern European country often goes under the radar, which is a shame. It offers an excellent experience for the money, especially in the winter. If you still need more convincing, here are 4 solid reasons to come to Bulgaria on your winter holiday.


  • It is an affordable destination – there is no country like Bulgaria regarding the cost of your holiday. When you are checking out winter destinations, you will notice that there is a significant price gap in favour of Bulgaria against other European countries. The prices here are genuinely affordable, and you will pay almost half price for a great winter holiday than you would spend in another famous location. It goes without saying that this is the ideal scenario you want to find yourself in, especially when you don’t have a big budget to spare on holiday. Whether you are with friends or with family, you will have a wonderful time for a fraction of the price of other European destinations, which is a big plus.
  • The scenery is good – Bulgaria in the winter turns into this beautiful place, which looks like it came straight out of a fairytale. The towns acquire a picturesque look that you will find breathtaking. When the snow falls, you will find every area to be enchanting, whether you are in the mountains, in one of the big cities or perhaps near the many small villages.
  • Premium ski experience – Bulgaria in the winter becomes a desired destination for winter sports. If that is your thing, then you will find Bansko and a few other significant resorts to be just right for you. With plenty of ski runs, affordable accommodation and great amenities, Bansko is the best place to ski and snowboard. Add the spa experience to that, and you get a fantastic recipe for a winter holiday with all its perks. The best part is that you will find plenty of things to do here, even if you are no fan of winter sports.
  • Discover unique Bulgarian winter traditions – there are many winter traditions that you will find curious and interesting. For instance, if you are here around Christmas and New Year, you will witness ‘koleduvane’ and ‘survakane’. The first tradition features a group of boys called ‘koledari’ going door to door and singing Bulgarian Christmas songs for good health. The second features tapping your beloved ones with a decorated stick – survachka – on the back. Legend says that it will bring them good luck, health and happiness throughout the New Year.
  • As you can see, you will have a truly wonderful time in Bulgaria in the winter. You will not regret it!

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Top 5 tips for planning your dream Bulgarian holiday


If you have always wanted to go on a dream holiday to Bulgaria, now is the time. The country offers a bit for everyone, so whether you are a history buff or someone who wishes to explore the seaside, Bulgaria will readily accommodate.



One of the most notable mistakes you can make and possibly ruin your holiday is get bogged down in too many details. Sure, there are some things you need to plan for, but it is being organised that will help you. Here are a few tips on planning for the best holiday time you can wish for:



  • Find your preferred travel location – it all starts with a single question: where would you like to go? Yes, it is a simple question, though the answer offers numerous options. Bulgaria has plenty of small towns and major resorts, all of which will contribute to your memorable holiday. Nail down a specific location, based on your preference. Are you after the seaside vibes, or maybe you want to get in touch with nature on some of the mountain towns? Perhaps you want to check out the major cities of the country, such as Sofia or Plovdiv. Whatever the case may be, make sure you factor in the time of year and the weather. Sometimes it is worth delaying plans if the weather is not on your side.
  • Research the cost according to your budget – you know where you want to go and for how long, but to do that you will need money. There is no doubt that Bulgaria is much more affordable than other countries, but it is not free. A stay in a luxury hotel will not come cheap, and neither will eating out every single day. Work out a budget that covers for your stay, food and any activities.
  • Find the right accommodation – the type of trip dictates what accommodation you will find. Try to look for a place to stay near the area you are visiting. Make sure there is public transport available, as that will help you cut costs and get around the place easily.
  • An itinerary is a must – it may be tough to know what you are going to do, but it is a question you need to answer. Based on the number of sights/attractions/activities you want to check out, you may want to plan your stay as best as possible. Yet, knowing how many activities and sights you are going to see can also help you budget properly.
  • Pack – packing for your dream holiday is important, just as it is important not to overpack. When going on a holiday, people are inclined to take more than they need. This could cost you if there are luggage weight restrictions. Keep in mind, you will likely buy souvenirs and other things. It is best to plan for the essentials only.

Now that you know how to plan your dream holiday in Bulgaria, you should get to it. There is zero doubt you will have a lovely time there.


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