UNESCO sites in Bulgaria & Romania - 2 weeks itinerary

2 weeks in Romania and Bulgaria itinerary:

Day 1: Welcome to Bulgaria
Day 2: Sofia Guided Tour
Day 3: An Ancient City: Plovdiv
Day 4: Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
Day 5: Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi
Day 6: Basarabovo and Ivanovo monasteries
Day 7: Bucharest guided tour
Day 8: Explore Sibiu
Day 9: Sarmizegetusa regia & Corvin castle
Day 10: Sighisoara fortress & Biertan fortified church
Day 11: Bran Castle & Brasov
Day 12: Peles Castle
Day 13: Danube delta trip
Day 14: Goodbye, Romania!

Details of 2 weeks in Romania & Bulgaria tour:

Duration: 14 days
Start: in Sophia
in Bucharest
Departure time: 09:00
Note: This is a private tour, so it can be customized according to your wishes

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If you are ready to discover what Eastern Europe has to offer, this 2 weeks itinerary in Romania and Bulgaria is a great option. During it, you will see the best of both countries and enjoy a great mix of natural attractions and cultural places. Also, you will visit the most important UNESCO heritage sites in Bulgaria and Romania. At the end of your trip, you will have a better understanding of these countries and you will leave back home with your heart full of memories.

If you have less than 2 weeks to spend in Eastern Europe, check this itinerary and write us about what you would like to see from it. We will design a custom-made trip in Bulgaria and Romania according to your wishes and your availability.

Or you can try another multi-day trip to Romania and Bulgaria.

Unesco tour in Romania & Bulgaria 14 days

Welcome to Bulgaria

Your UNESCO tour in Romania and Bulgaria will start in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. Your guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day free, so you can rest or you can go to explore the city on your own.

Accommodation: hotel in Sofia

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Day 1

Sofia Guided Tour

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, it’s time to get to know Sofia better. Your guide will take you to see the main attractions in town. He will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. Start your visit to Bulgaria’s capital with a stop in front of its cathedral Saint Aleksandar Nevski. After you explore its old interior, just a few meters away from it, you will discover where the name Sofia comes from. The St Sophia church is an old orthodox church built on an Roman amphiteatre. After lunch on Vitosha boulevard, the famous boulevard, you will visit a church dating back to the 10th century, Boyana church. Today Boyana church is a UNESCO heritage site.

Accommodation: hotel in Sofia

Sofia guided tour

Day 2

UNESCO in Bulgaria: Visit Plovdiv

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will drive you to Plovdiv. The second-largest city in Bulgaria, Plovdiv, is a mix of Roman, Thracian, and Bulgarian influences with modern touches. It is also one of the oldest cities in Europe!

You will visit the Roman Amphitheatre, a jewel preserved from the 1st century and used today for concerts and other events. Walk the narrow streets paved with cobblestone and see the colourful houses with their traditional balconies. Alongside these ancient treasures, you will find modern restaurants and cosy cafes where you can relax along the way. Plovdiv will be a real surprise!

Accommodation: hotel in Plovdiv

Unesco sites Plovdiv

Day 3

Thracian tomb of Kazanlak

Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel in Plovdid and once you are done, go to Kazanlak. The city is known for its beautiful roses and every year it even hosts a rose festival. Here you can buy cosmetic products made of rose oil.

But what is impressive about this city is that its history dates back from Thracian times. And here you can visit the proof of it. The Thracian tomb of Kazanlak is a UNESCO heritage site and even though the original one is closed to the public, in order to better preserved it, a complete replica of it can be visited. Once you have discovered Kazanlak, go to Veliko Tarnovo where you will spend the night.

Accommodation: hotel in Velko Tarnovo

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Day 4

Explore Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi

The last city hosting you in Bulgaria is Veliko Tarnovo. You will spend the night in the old capital of the Second Bulgarian kingdom. In the morning, discover the imposing Tsaravets fortress housing the royal and the patriarchal palaces, the Trapezitsa fortress and the Samovodska street, framed by local shops and craftsmen workshops. At lunch, go in one of the restaurants built on the cliff and admire the view while tasting a local dish.

The afternoon is booked for a visit in Arbanasi, an old village near Veliko Tarnovo. Arbanassi is also a  UNESCO heritage site and you will have the opportunity to wander on its narrow streets framed by old, medieval houses.

Accommodation: hotel in Velko Tarnovo

Arbanassi & Veliko Tarnovo tour

Day 5

Basarabovo and Ivanovo monasteries

It is time to leave Bulgaria behind you and go to Romania. Before crossing the Friendship bridge over Danube, that connects Romania and Bulgaria, stop and visit two churches carved in rock: Basarabovo and Ivanovo in Bulgaria. You have the climb some stairs to reach them, but only this way you can see how the monks leaved centuries ago. Ivanovo church is a UNESCO heritage site, so you cannot miss it!

In the afternoon you will arive in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. After you check in at your hotel,  use the rest of the day to discover Bucharest on your own.

Accommodation: hotel in Bucharest

Bulgaria to Bucharest transfer

Day 6

Bucharest guided tour

Welcome to Romania! The first place you will discover here is the capital, Bucharest. A walking tour in the city center will take you to see history pieces of this town: old inns, royal buildings and ruins connected with Dracula. Your next stop is the Parliament palace, the second largest building in the world. A visit inside will unveil you its secrets and dark history.

You will spend your night in Bucharest and the next day you will go to Transylvania.

Accommodation: hotel in Bucharest

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Day 7

Enjoy the medeival city of Sibiu

After a long ride from Bucharest on the Oltului gorge, you will arrive in one of the most beautiful towns in Transylvania: Sibiu. In the afternoon, after you check in at your hotel, discover the city center and the medieval buildings that make Sibiu such a lovely place! Probably you will want to stay here longer, but Transylvania has other interesting places to visit!

Accommodation: hotel in Sibiu

Sibiu medieval city

Day 8

Sarmizegetusa regia & Corvin castle

Today it is time to discover some historical places. First, go to Hunedoara, an industrial city that host one of the most beautiful castles in Europe: Corvin castle. This medieval castle will show you how nobles lived in medieval times.

On the way back to Sibiu, stop and explore Sarmizegetusa Regia, a 2000-year old fortress, capital of Dacia. It will remind you of Stohenge in England. Here, you can see the solar calendar and the place of sacrifice used to bring gifts to gods. Sarmizegetusa Regia is the best preserved fortress in Orastie mountains. The Dacian fortresses are UNESCO heritage site.

Accommodation: hotel in Sibiu

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Day 9

UNESCO in Romania: Sighisoara fortress & Biertan fortified church

Today it’s a medieval day. Start it with a delicious breakfast and after that go to Sighisoara. On the way, stop in Biertan, a traditional village in Transylvania, home to a beautiful fortified church. The fortified churches in Transylvania, another UNESCO heritage site, were built to defend the locals from invasions. And now you can visit such a church.

At noon, you will arrive in Sighisoara. You can enjoy your lunch here and in the afternoon go inside the citadel. The cobblestone streets, the 300-year-old houses and the well-preserved towers of Sighisoara will show you why it was included on the UNESCO heritage sites list. In the evening it is time to Brasov.

Accommodation: hotel in Brasov

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Day 10

Bran Castle & Brasov

Start your day with a ride to Bran, a mountain village surrounded by amazing landscapes. Here, you can visit the most popular attraction in Romania: Bran Castle. Tha castle is so popular due to its fame as Dracula’s castle, but a visit inside will reveal you its true history and its connection with the bloody vampire.

For lunch, come back to Brasov and take a break to enjoy some traditional disches at one of the local restaurants on Republicii street. After that, take a long walk on the beautiful streets of Brasov. This is another medieval city with a very well preserved old town. Here, you can visit the Black church, the largest gothic church in Romania, and explore the old fortifications of the city.

Accommodation: hotel in Brasov

Day 11

Peles Castle

Say good-bye to Brasov because it is time to discover a natural attraction, UNESCO heritage site: the Danube Delta. The road from Brasov to Tulcea, the entrance gate to the delta is very long. But, on the way, stop in Sinaia, a beautiful mountain resort.

Here, you can visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence for the royal family of Romania. The castle was built by the first Romanian king, Carol I and it was one of the most modern castles in Europe at that time. Inside, you can see the opulent furniture and rich decorations. You can have lunch in Sinaia, and after that, go to Tulcea.

Accommodation: hotel in Tulcea

peles castel tour

Day 12

Danube delta boat trip

The Danube delta is the newest land of Europe and its shape changes every year. Today you will enjoy a boat trip on its channels. This way, you can admire the wild life, the fisherman villages and the amazing nature. Danube Delta is a UNESCO heritage site due to its rich biodiversity. People come here from all over the world to meet its birds, insects and lilly flowers. Are you ready for them?

In the afternoon, come back to Bucharest. It is time to prepare for your ride back home, but in the evening go to the old town of Bucharest and enjoy its night life.

Accommodation: hotel in Bucharest

Danube delta boat trip


Day 13

Goodbye, Romania!

Your UNESCO tour in Romania and Bulgaria ends here, in Bucharest. Say goodbye and go the airport in time for your flight back home. And don’t forget that there are other beautiful places to discover in Bulgaria and Romania, so you can always come back!

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Day 14


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13-night accommodation in double room in 3*/4*/5* hotels
13x Breakfast
English-speaking guide for 12 days
Private transfer from the airport on day 1 and to the airport on day 14
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