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Bulgaria

It's hard to believe that Bulgaria holidays are often overshadowed by the likes of Greece and Turkey, especially considering the country's selection of stunning beaches, luxurious family-friendly resorts and captivating cultural landmarks.

Fortunately more and more British holidaymakers are waking up to the magic of holidays to Bulgaria!

From Sunny Beach breaks to Golden Sands getaways, you're bound to find the perfect holiday to suit your needs and budget. Here at Holiday Gems, we boast a wide selection of package deals and breaks, including fantastic self catering and all inclusive breaks. Book your dream holiday to Bulgaria for 2017 or 2018 today.

So, why opt for this hidden gem as opposed to your usual holiday destination? Well for starters, there's the region's wide variety of hotels, restaurants, bars and activities. There's also the great weather to consider, with the Black Sea coast often enjoying temperatures in the late twenties from May right the way through to October.

Bulgaria holidays are the perfect alternative to Greece, Spain and Turkey

Bulgaria holidays are often seen as a more economical alternative to the Mediterranean's best holiday destinations, making them perfect for families and couples who are on a tight budget. But that's not to say you have to sacrifice luxury.

Equally, a stay in Bulgaria is ideal for anyone who just fancies a change. We've a superb selection of cheap Bulgaria package holidays at prices that won't break the bank. Book now for 2017 or 2018.

USEFUL INFORMATION
Currency: Bulgarian Lev
Language: Bulgarian
Time Difference: +2 Hours GMT
Flight Time: Approximately 3 Hours


Weather

  • In January and February, the weather in Bulgaria is noticeably cold with temperatures not too dissimilar to those of the rest of the central Europe. Averages of around 3 degrees Celsius are expected so wrap up warm on your winter break.
  • In March and April, the weather begins to improve with temperatures starting off at around 7 and 8 degrees Celsius and then increasing to around to 10-13.
  • In May and June, Bulgaria welcomes the return of its hot summer with temperatures breaking into the low 20s. 21 is the average around this time but some hot days can reach 25.
  • In July and August, Bulgaria gets warmer again with temperatures now comfortably sitting around the mid 20s. Expect 12 hours of sunshine and the hottest days to reach highs of 27.
  • In September, Bulgaria is still noticeably sunny with average temperatures still sitting in the early 20s.
  • In October, Bulgaria begins to cool down slightly with temperatures returning to the late teens.
  • In November and December, Bulgaria returns to more cooler weather with 10 degrees common for autumn and 5 degrees the norm in the run up to Christmas.

Activities

Bulgaria’s beach resorts are teeming with fun things to do for the whole family. From water sports to historic museums and palaces. Another reason to love Bulgaria is that most activities here are often considerably cheaper than those in other European destinations.

To help you plan your holidays and a few fun days out with the family, we’ve listed our favourite Bulgaria activities.


Water sports

From jet skiing to scuba diving, you’ll find a wide selection of water sports on offer in and around Bulgaria's glittering coastal resorts.


Beaches

Don’t let the ‘Black’ Sea fool you, Bulgaria’s coastal waters are clear blue! As for the beach, expect golden sands and plenty of sunbeds, which provide the perfect base for a relaxing day out in the sun.


Visit Nesebar

A visit to the Black Sea coast is not complete without a visit to the ancient town of Nessebar. The Old Town is a must-see for culture vultures or anyone with an interest in history. Venture here and you’ll find old medieval ruins, beautiful architecture and plenty of souvenir shops.


Euxinograd palace

Situated just north of Varna is the Euxinograd palace, which once served as a summer house for the Bulgarian royal family. The building is a well-known landmark and gives an interesting account of Bulgaria’s rich heritage and 19th Century architectural style.


Nightlife

The party doesn’t stop on Bulgaria’s coast with a number of bars and nightclubs staying open until the early hours of the morning. If you’re looking for a night out on the town, you’re in safe hands here.


Water parks

Bulgaria holidays are the perfect choice for families! Away from the seaside, you’ll find plenty of water parks and activity centres that both you and your kids will enjoy.


Resorts

Click on the links below for more details on some of the most popular Regions in Bulgaria


Bulgaria Media Gallery