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    • Black sea Accomodations - small on the beach

      Bulgaria Mar 24, 2015 at 8:55 AM

      The 2 of us are traveling to Bulgaria this July 2105 and we are looking for small, mid-to-high end accommodations on the beach, preferably the southern part of the Black Sea.
      Not the family-holiday package accommodations that we see, but more private and reserved....can be an Inn or a B&B or whatever. Traveling with our own car, we are flexible.
      Any suggestions or exposing hidden treasures would be welcome

    • Bus connections

      Apriltsi Mar 24, 2015 at 12:42 AM

      Hi. Does anyone know if there is a bus connection between Apriltsi and Veliko Tarnovo?

    • Spring vacation - Stara Planina?

      Bulgaria Mar 5, 2015 at 2:55 PM

      Hi -

      We've decided to spend our one week spring vacation in central Bulgaria (hopefully enjoying it as much as we enjoy the southern (and higher) mountains of Rila and Pirin... We'll be staying at Tryavna (thanks johngayton for your recommendation), but we actually have decided to rent a car instead of going on public transportation. W'll appreciate any suggestions regarding places that can be reached within less than 90 min by car from Tryavna. We're interested especially in nature and photo opportunities, less in history (unless it's very photogenic... ;) ) Any hidden secrets about amazing natural beauties, scenic drives, authentic ethnographic traditions and locations, etc. will be very much appreciated...

      Please keep in mind that we'll be travelling on last week of March - so I guess some of the trails won't be in a good state... (Hopefully we won't get a rainy week...)

      Thanks again, Ana.

      P.S. As we'll be driving to/from Sofia - any info about interesting places on the way there and back will be appreciated too...


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      Logistic question

      Sofia Mar 6, 2015 at 11:15 AM


      I am planning a one week vacation in Bulgaria in September before heading to Romania. My itinerary is Sophia, Rila Monastery, Plovidiv, Bachkovo Monastery, and Veliko Tarnovo. I will be traveling by myself. I am wondering if one week is sufficient to cover all the places mentioned. Is there a train system or bus system that connects all these places? I am not a good driver so I prefer not to drive. Also, how would I get to Bucharest, Romania from Veliko Tarnovo?

      Thank you


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      Value For money

      Sunny Beach Mar 2, 2015 at 7:48 AM

      I've just booked a girl holiday to Sunny Beach for a week and with it being my first time visiting Bulgaria I've been asking round about what to expect with prices getting different replies, I was wondering if it is as cheap as I've been told?

    • metro in sofia

      Sofia Mar 3, 2015 at 2:11 PM

      can you take the metro from sofia airport to central sofia?

    • Suggested plan for a spring vacation

      Bulgaria Mar 4, 2015 at 1:45 PM

      Hi -

      We're about to book a spring vacation in Bulgaria. We've been there a few times already (most spent around the mountains, one at the beach), and now we're looking for a nice place to spend a week - without renting a car. We would like to be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and maybe some local spring festivals (I heard there's something going on on the last weekend before Easter).
      Our first choice would be Bansko - just because we enjoyed it so much last time, in the summer.
      Any other suggestions?
      We haven't been up north at all (except 1 short visit to Veliko Trnovo about 20 years ago), and we LOVE high mountains (but not skiing!!), spring flowers, local food and local culture. We enjoyed festival at Gela very much last summer.
      We're planning to get "there" (wherever it'll be...) by public transportation, and rent a small place (preferably an apartment, or a room at a local family hostel, not a hotel ! )
      Dates of travel would be 27th March till 3rd April.

      Any suggestions for a tranquil and beautiful place to spend a week at?


    • Spending Money ££

      Sunny Beach 23 hours ago

      I am going to sunny beach for 1 week end of May with my sister (22 & 24 years old)
      We were wondering how much we will need for the week as we have never been to Bulgaria and used the LEV. we are self catering so will be eating out every day and we will be going out clubbing and to pubs most nights.



    Near Plovdiv

    • train times

      by stevewoodcock Online Now Jul 14, 2014 at 5:16 AM

      times express trains to burgas

      3 Answers Jul 14, 2014 at 9:59 AM
    • parking in Plovdiv

      by indian62 Online Now Aug 6, 2012 at 5:59 AM

      Hi can anyone tell what it is like for parking in plovdiv,as I dont fancy a fine.Thanks

      3 Answers Sep 10, 2013 at 5:23 AM
    • Bus to Nis from Plovdiv

      by djalphy Online Now Aug 5, 2012 at 3:06 PM

      Is it possible to get a bus direct from Plovdiv to Nis, even if it goes through Sophia? We were going to get the morning train but that has now been cancelled.

      1 Answer Aug 15, 2012 at 4:09 AM
    • bus services

      by drumheller Online Now Jun 15, 2012 at 10:04 AM

      Could anyone tell me if there are bus services from Plovdiv ( Rodopi Bus station) to Hrabrino and Rodopi Bus Station to Izvor.Thank You.

      3 Answers Jun 22, 2012 at 4:31 AM
    • which hotel

      by drumheller Online Now May 17, 2012 at 1:23 PM

      My wife & myself both Senior Citizens living in Scotland are hoping to visit Plovdiv for a week in September. We have a shortlist of 3 hotels.Boris Palace / Hotel Romantica / Belle Ville.I realise they are in different price ranges, but would be grateful for any opinions from fellow travellers.
      Also any other hotel recommendation.

      5 Answers May 18, 2012 at 4:39 AM
    • rhodopi bus station schedules

      by drumheller Online Now May 14, 2012 at 3:56 PM

      Can anyone tell me if there is a Bus Service from Plovdiv to Chepelare ,if so any idea how long it takes and the approximate cost.

      3 Answers May 17, 2012 at 6:26 AM
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      Bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo

      by voxz Online Now Jan 31, 2012 at 5:21 PM

      Hi there,

      I will be heading to Veliko Tarnovo from Plovdiv via bus in May 2012 and I am having dfficulty trying to find the bus schedule. I prefer to leave Plovdiv for Veliko Tarnovo early in the morning.

      1) Which bus station has the most buses with more frequency from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo? Station Yug or Sever?

      2) Is there a website I can search for bus schedule? I managed to find one; търново
      which states the bus will depart 8.30am from Bus Station North (Sever) and arrives at Veliko Tarnovo at 11.50am and run by Plovdiv - Ekspres - 2000 but this was last updated in 2009 so I am not sure if this is still valid.

      Thank you in advance!


      1 Answer Feb 1, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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      Cabaret Show in Plovdiv

      by WhiteMughal Online Now Sep 15, 2011 at 11:27 PM

      In 2007, my wife and I were on a tour. We stayed a couple of days in Plovdiv. It was the most natural place for me to enjoy of everything we saw in Bulgaria. But I can't forget one VERY rainy night when we got on a bus to go out as a group for dinner. We went to a place whose name included Happy. The place had tables lined up in rows. We sort of distributed our members at one or two of these extended tables. We ordered. And while we waited and ate, artists put on a show that I would call "cabaret" though I don't know if that is the right term. It was pretty entertaining, and the only American experience I can compare to it is the dinner theaters where I live. The picture posted here of Happy Bar and Grill seems to look like the entrance of the place we visited, but it says it is a "chain restaurant". Really? That wouldn't have been my guess. Anyone ever seen the kind of review I'm describing at Happy Bar and Grill or any place in Plovdiv? We heard a couple of students from the art institute in the Old City performing in Minnesota where we live. They didn't recognize the name I gave at all.

      6 Answers Sep 17, 2012 at 9:10 AM
    • Plovdiv - Sofia by bus

      by caucl001 Online Now Aug 30, 2011 at 12:40 AM

      I intend visiting Plovdiv early next week and would be staying there for a week. I am staying at the Leipzig Hotel situated at 70 Russki Blvd. During my stay I intend visiting Sofia, and wish to enquire from where I should take the bus as well as the time schedule from Plovdiv to Sofia and back. Can you buy a return ticket for both ways?

      I have read on some reviews that you buy tickets from the bus station but the destinations are written in Bulgarian. How would I know that I am boarding the right bus and buying the ticket from the right booth?

      Is my hotel far from the Old part of Plovdiv or is it at walking distance?

      Thanks in advance.


      3 Answers Sep 1, 2011 at 1:06 AM
    • Buses Plovdiv to Blagoevgrad

      by Travelbim Online Now Aug 17, 2011 at 1:32 AM

      Can anyone confirm that there is a bus that runs from Plovdiv to Blagoevgrad on Sunday morning's? I am hoping to get to Rila Monastery. I have seen on the bus websites that there is one that leaves at 07:30 but it doesn't say which days so I presume that it is daily. Can someone confirm that this is the case?
      Many thanks.

      2 Answers Aug 18, 2011 at 4:55 AM
    • Cost of Train Tickets from Plovdiv to Burgas for two people

      by Tinka1960 Online Now May 27, 2010 at 10:10 PM

      We staying in Plovdiv and would like to travel to Burgas for two nights
      arriving at the Aqua Hotel in Burgas on 06-06-2010 and staying for two nights then returning to Plovdiv on 08-06-2010

      How much will the train tickets costs and what is the time schedule?

      Thank You, Christine Christensen

      3 Answers May 28, 2010 at 5:10 PM
    • Bedclothing for appartment

      by MariaMcNally Online Now Jan 10, 2010 at 1:38 PM

      Please help. My family and I, 5 people travelling to Pampovoro 30/1/10 but no duvets or sheets in appartment.
      Do not want to bring duvets on flight but will not have time for shopping in Plovdiv.
      Am wondering if a supplier could leave the bedclothes for collection at Plovdiv airport for me to collect on arrival there. I can pay on receiving the package or through Paypal.
      Thank you,

      4 Answers Jan 10, 2010 at 4:51 PM
    • 2-day trip in Plovdiv

      by corakinhing Online Now Jun 21, 2009 at 2:25 AM

      Hello, we will soon visit Plovdiv and stay for about 2 days, then heading to Veliko Tarnovo, we have the following questions:

      1) is it possible to visit Bachkovo Monatery and Dryanoro Monastery in the same day
      2) how to get to Eastern Rhodopes? Any guided day trip for that?

      3) bus schedule running from Plovdiv to Veliko Tranovo.

      Thank you very much.

      2 Answers Jun 21, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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      Bus travel to Istanbul

      by BuckeyeTim Online Now May 26, 2009 at 4:31 PM

      I will be traveling from Plovdiv to Istanbul. Is the southern bus station where I would catch the bus to Istanbul? Any information on its location would be helpful.

      3 Answers Jul 1, 2010 at 11:43 PM
    • From Thessaloniki...

      by alkis75 Online Now Jan 7, 2009 at 1:02 PM

      ...r there trains that go directly to Plovdiv?
      Or do i have to go to Sofia? Thanks!

      P.S How much would it cost?

      3 Answers Jan 8, 2009 at 10:37 AM
    • Varna trip and money to use

      by vincentbuhagiarooooo Online Now Aug 2, 2008 at 2:48 AM

      Me & my wife will be visting plovdiv and when we are there we would also consider visting Varna. Can any one help us out and tell us wich is the best and cheaper way to travel to Varna ( + time of trip) and what money best to use while we are on our holiday. Can we use the euro or best to use the bulgarian money.

      8 Answers Aug 3, 2008 at 9:36 AM
    • Greece

      by vincentbuhagiarooooo Online Now Jul 28, 2008 at 4:54 AM

      I would like to travel to the nearest Greece City or village from plovdiv, is it possible by bus? and if yes how much it will cost.

      thank you in advance

      3 Answers Jul 30, 2008 at 10:18 AM
    • night life

      by vincentbuhagiarooooo Online Now Jul 27, 2008 at 11:05 PM

      Hi, me and my wife will be visiting PLOVDIV in september and we would like to know which is the best part for restaurant and night clubs.
      Thank you in advance

      1 Answer Jul 29, 2008 at 2:38 PM
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      Museum at Plovdiv airport...

      by Drugness Online Now Feb 6, 2008 at 6:47 AM

      Hello all
      I've heard this airport is closed most of the year and only open during the skiing season and that it is a military airport most of the year. Is this true?
      I heard there is a very good aviation museum attached to the airport. Does anyone have any pics or links to this museum?
      I'm keen on visiting the museum but it's a real problem trying to get from Dublin to Plovdiv without stopovers.
      Does anyone have any good ideas how to get from Dublin to Plovdiv. I've searched the website of a company called Flightime which seems to fly from Dublin to Plovidv and back but i can't make any headway with their website. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

      Kind regards


      6 Answers Feb 17, 2008 at 11:09 PM
    • weekend in Plovdiv

      by Pauljansen Online Now Dec 27, 2007 at 11:06 AM

      In september 08 we (8 men, age mid 30) are visiting Plovdiv for a weekend.
      We like to go out, but we dont want to be among kids. What can you recommend us? In this weekend we also want to see something of the city and its surroundings. Do you know a good guide who offer a full-day excursion?

      Thanx! Paul

      1 Answer Dec 27, 2007 at 6:25 PM
    • Travel

      by MitsaPepelanova Online Now Oct 30, 2007 at 10:27 AM

      Are there buses from Tessaloniki to Plovdiv and how much is the ticket?

      2 Answers Oct 31, 2007 at 6:26 AM
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      Excursion Groups

      by mikeisfish Online Now Oct 29, 2007 at 7:04 AM

      I'm wondering if there are any reputable excursion companies in/around plovdiv that offer day trips for larger groups (broad age range) at competitive prices? I'll be there next October and our Hotel in Hissarya seems to be offering us great rates but I want more options. Thanks!

      6 Answers Nov 17, 2007 at 12:13 PM
    • Venue for Birthday party

      by sauk1994 Online Now Aug 30, 2007 at 6:05 AM


      I am searching for a good place (hotel or restaurant) to have a 40th birthday party in. There will be about 40 people attending(from Uk, France, Germany and BG).
      Can anyone suggest a good elegenant 1st class place in Plovdiv? Preferably with live music etc.

      Thank you

      1 Answer Sep 12, 2007 at 9:00 AM
    • train travel

      by cfkusa Online Now Aug 4, 2007 at 5:02 PM

      Is there train travel between Edirne turkey and Plovdiv. Are tickets purchased at the train station and is there a plae to see the schedule?

      1 Answer Aug 13, 2007 at 1:11 AM
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      Contact email for PBI hostel anyone?

      by Drugness Online Now Aug 4, 2007 at 5:49 AM

      Hello all.
      I stayed in this hostel last month and i'm trying to contact them. Does anyone know if they have an email by which they can reached?
      I did manage to find the following address on the net but it is invalid.
      It was hard enough to even get in contact with a staff member when i stayed here so its hardly surprising that they are difficult to get in touch with on the net!

      Regards to all and thanks in advance for your help


      5 Answers Sep 15, 2007 at 4:16 AM
    • Hiking

      by Voyager_nz Online Now Jun 30, 2007 at 2:35 AM

      Any one knows a nice place for easy hiking and also accessible by public transportation.
      Must be close to Plovdiv or V.tarnavo that I planed to visit.
      Thank you

      4 Answers Jul 2, 2007 at 9:59 PM
    • Accomodation in Plovdiv

      by Voyager_nz Online Now Jun 23, 2007 at 11:36 PM

      Any one knows budget hotel or histeles in Plovdiv?

      3 Answers Jun 26, 2007 at 10:14 PM
    • Luggage storage in Plovdiv?

      by silvery7 Online Now Jun 3, 2007 at 9:48 PM


      I'll spend one day in Plovdiv and take the overnight bus to Istanbul. Is there a place at the bus station (or somewhere in the city) where I can lock up my backpack for the day? I wouldn't want to carry it around the whole day.


      1 Answer Jun 4, 2007 at 2:20 AM
    • Georgi Dimitrov Genchev web site

      by mennerat Online Now Apr 11, 2007 at 2:28 AM


      The URL of the Plovdiv famous potter Georgi Dimitrov Genchev's web site, known to date as , does not work any longer.
      Has it been moved to another address?


      Francois Mennerat

    • Plovdiv to Istanbul

      by uhfotis Online Now Jan 27, 2007 at 6:49 AM

      Does anyone know where I can find schedules for busses to Istanbul from Plovdiv? Are there many busses, night busses, etc? thanks

      3 Answers Jun 23, 2007 at 11:24 PM