Cultural Retreats (Guaranteed departures)

Balloon Fiesta

5 days / 4 nights
Departure dates
Sofia - Belogradchik - Vidin - Vratsa - Sofia
Price per person

Day 1: Sofia

Arrival in Sofia and transfer from the airport to your hotel. Overnight in Sofia.


Day 2: Sofia – Belogradchik

Guided tour of the Bulgarian capital – National Assembly, Cathedral of Alexander of Neva, Churches of St Sophia and St Nicholas, Rotunda of St George, National Bank, National Theater of Ivan Vazov, Banya Bashi Mosque, Catholic Cathedral of St. Joseph. Free time and departure to Belogradchik. Tour of the city and visit of the Belogradchik fortress. Built within the local rocks, the fortress is considered an exceptional phenomenon – unbeatable fortification, offering breath-taking panoramas and 360-view over the region. This is the main sight of the Balloon Festival too.

Night in the Belogradchik region.


Day 3: Belogradchik – Vidin

Enjoy upon your preferences – flight with hot air balloon, jeep trip along the rocks, local wine tasting, walking tour or bicycle tour of the region. In the afternoon, continue to the Danube River and Vidin. City tour of Vidin. Optional visit to Baba Vida fortress or boat trip on the Danube. Night in Vidin.


Day 4: Vidin – Sofia

Drive back to Sofia. On the road, visit Vratsa to enjoy the city’s landmarks. Continue to Sofia. Night in Sofia.


Day 5: Sofia (departure)

Return transfer to Sofia airport, according to your flight schedule.

More Info
Enjoy the colors of Danube region during the Hot Air Balloon Festival this year – the fantastic Belogradchik rocks, the surrounding vineyards, the Magura Cave, the Baba Vida Fortress, the Danube river and many others!
Do not miss to explore the region on balloon, boat, jeep or bicycle and taste the exceptional wines and cuisine, typical for the region!
This guided tour starts from Sofia and visits the most attractive areas in North-Western Bulgaria during the Balloons Festival.

Price includes:
> Return private transfer from/to Sofia International Airport
> 2 nights in Sofia, hotel Hemus 3* or similar, breakfast included
> 1 night in Belogradchik region, hotel Madara 3* or similar, breakfast included
> 1 night in Vidin, hotel Neptune 3* or similar, breakfast included
> Guide to accompany you along the tour
> Comfortable transport along the tour
> Visit of Belogradchik fortress
> Local taxes

Price does not include:
> Flight with hot-air balloon, jeep tour, wine tasting, bike touring of the region of the Balloon Festival
> Visit of Baba Vida fortress or boat tour on the Danube
> Meals, drinks and any personal charge
> Travel Insurance
> Services, not mentioned in the offer