Trail to the Balkan Slopes

from $ 1,367.10* per person

Travel to the Balkan slopes on this adventure from Budapest to Sofia - checking off Timisoara and Bucharest along the way. Did we mention that you can take the option to go and ski in a nearby resort? Pro or beginner, this trip is for you. Let's do this!

Destination: Bulgaria

Travel Dates: From 19/12/2020 to 07/02/2021

Duration: 8 days

Company: Topdeck

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  • Walking tour of Timisoara
    Bucharest driving and walking tour
    Visit Veliko Târnovo
    Walking tour of Sofia

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DAY 1 Budapest, Hungary

YES! You’re in Budapest, baby! Ready for a wintry Balkan adventure? Good news – you’ve come to the right place. Meet your Topdeck trip mates at dinner tonight and gear up for an awesome couple of weeks. Excitement levels: 1000/10.

DAY 2 Budapest to Timisoara, Romania

Next stop, Timisoara. Quick fact: some call it 'Little Vienna'. Today we'll get the lay of the land on a walking tour before hitting up the Old Town neighbourhood. Don't miss the Romanian Orthodox Cathedral - especially after dark.

DAY 3 Timisoara to Bucharest, Romania

We’re off to Bucharest. To get your bearings, we’ve got a driving and walking tour on the cards today. Later tonight, enjoy a group dinner and share travel stories. Get stoked, you’ve got a free day in buzzing Bucharest tomorrow.

DAY 4 Bucharest

Day four is a free day. Our suggestions? The Palace of Parliament (it’s pretty big – you can’t miss it), the Cismigiu Gardens (if the lake is frozen over, get your skates on) and the Bucharest Arc de Triomphe. So. Much. To. See!

DAY 5 Bucharest to Sofia, Bulgaria

The charming and historical Sofia is up next on our Balkan bucket list. But to break up the day, we’re stopping at Veliko Târnovo for some pics. It’s one of Bulgaria’s oldest towns and houses the impressive Tsarevets Fortress. Once in Sofia, become best friends with the city on a walking tour and work up an appetite for dinner this evening.

DAY 6 Sofia

Free day to explore this gem of a capital city. Hot tip: get on down to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and make sure you go inside too. You can thank us later. But for the main event, let’s go skiing (optional). We’ll make our way to Borovets ski resort where you can hit the slopes, whatever your ability. Ready to shred?

DAY 7 Sofia

Survived the après-ski and want a second day skiing? We’ve got you covered (optional). For non-skiers, take a scenic open-air lift ride and hike to the Seven Rila Lakes in Rila Mountain (optional). It’ll be a view to remember. There’s also the chance to visit the beautiful Rila Monastery (optional). Talk about spoilt for choice!

DAY 8 Sofia

This trip ends here! Say goodbye over breakfast. We won’t blame you if you wanna stick around and explore some more though...

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