Bulgaria is attractive for tourists from Belarusfor many reasons. A short flight (about three hours), similarity of languages, low prices and high level of service - this is not the whole list. In this country, on a compact territory, high mountains fit, and in the east the warm Black Sea rattles. And you can go to this sunny region straight from Minsk! Rest in Bulgaria is not only sunny baths and swimming in the summer. In winter you will be pleased with the well-equipped ski resorts. In addition to natural attractions, tourists will visit the ancient ruins, medieval churches and monasteries, modern water parks. In this article we will consider especially attractive tours to Bulgaria, and also give some recommendations to those who are going to make an independent trip.
When to go on vacation
The country lies in the zone of moderately continentalclimate. The beach season in Bulgaria lasts from May to early October. The rains are most frequent in June. But there is not a lot of precipitation in Bulgaria - only 550 mm per year. In the second half of summer and autumn, the weather is mostly dry. A characteristic feature of Bulgaria is that it is cooler here than in countries located at the same geographical latitude. This means that even small children will not need acclimatization, flying from Minsk. Rest in Bulgaria will not disappoint and the winter tourist. The ski resorts of Rila are always covered with snow. And to ride here is also nice because the southern sun is burning with might and main. The daily temperature in January is only minus two degrees, although real frosts are also not uncommon.
How to get there
If you purchase a tourist permit forresorts in Bulgaria, it already includes the cost of the road. Many firms offer a bus transfer. This is an inexpensive mode of transport, but it is very tiring - after all, the road is not close. The train "Minsk - Bulgaria" (in fact, it follows to Varna) is more comfortable. But even in this case, we will have to spend a little less than forty hours on the road. It is much more convenient to use the air service. Regular flights from Minsk fly mainly to the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. But in summer in the resorts are sent numerous charters. And not only from Minsk. In Burgas you can get by taking off with the air carrier "Belavia" from Brest and Gomel. Winter tourists usually get a flight Moscow - Plovdiv. If you want to turn a long road into a fascinating journey, you can fly to Istanbul, and from there you can take a bus to the resorts of southern Bulgaria. Or use the high-speed ferry-catamaran Odessa-Varna.
Which resort to choose?
Winter tourists in Bulgaria are waiting for such skiingrezorts like Chepelare, Pamporovo, Borovets and Bansko. The level of service, of course, is not the same as in Courchevel or in Zermatt, but does not cause criticism. The roads are well maintained, lifts operate. It is good to come to beginners in mountain skiing or families with children. The Black Sea coast of Bulgaria stretched exactly from north to south, from Romania to Turkey. Conventionally, the zone is divided into two parts along Cape Emine. In the northern (Albena, Balchik, Golden Sands), the temperature of the water and the sea is lower by 2 degrees. And these resorts are more expensive than those located in the southern part (Sunny Beach, Nessebar, Pomorie, Sozopol). But wherever you come from Minsk, rest in Bulgaria will please you with beautiful sandy beaches. They often have the Blue Flag, a sign awarded by the coast for ecology and cleanliness.
An independent traveler is not worth itgo in cycles on 380 kilometers of beaches. In Bulgaria there are a lot of interesting places, a visit which will expand your horizons and leave the most joyful memories. The excursion plan depends on the resort, which you choose when flying from Minsk. Rest in Bulgaria at the resort of Golden Sands will be incomplete if you do not see the rock monastery of Aladzha. It is necessary to visit the Valley of Roses and take home a perfume based on the oil from this flower or a jar of jam. Excursion cities are the ancient Plovdiv, Burgas, Melnik, Varna and Nessebar. It is also recommended to visit the Rila Monastery, which is 120 kilometers from Sofia.
Tours to Bulgaria from Minsk
If you do not like to book hotels anddry his head with the question "how to get to the resort, where to settle down and what to eat", buy a ticket. Tour operators will pick up a place of rest according to your taste. After all, in Bulgaria there are resorts specializing in youth, family and even children's recreation. In terms of meals, you can order both half board and "All inclusive" package. As for accommodation, then the range of choice of hotels and apartments is very wide: from a modest hotel without any stars to the chic "five". You can also plan the duration of your vacation on the tour package "Bulgaria from Minsk". Prices for trips to this country are pleasing for their accessibility. For a week of staying together, for example, in Golden Sands (with a flight and with half board) you need to pay out 13 653 200 rubles. And in Albena, a seven-day holiday with "All inclusive" will cost 8 million 566 thousand rubles.
Bulgaria: children's holidays
From Minsk, you or from any other city, the questionabout where to attach a child on the summer vacation, will be for you anyway relevant. Well, consider this proposal. Belarusian tour operators have long been sending children's groups to the Bulgarian resorts. The children are constantly accompanied by graduated teachers from Minsk. And on the spot for their safety meet even the Bulgarian rescuers on the beach, guarding the camps. Children live either in villas, cottages, or in buildings. The territory of the camp does not allow foreign adults to pass through. "Mistral-2" in the resort of St. Vlas and "Festa" in Kranevo specialize in improving children. And the camp of the Macon Residence 3 * near Sunny Beach offers an excellent program with an active sporting activity.