When going on vacation to Bulgaria, many tourists think whether to take a trip with meals. And if it is worth taking, then what kind of it?
In this small article we will try to tell as detailed as possible about the pros and cons of purchasing tourist voucher, with meals in Bulgaria and will help you to choose.
When to take a tourist voucher with meals?
It is worth to say at once, that choosing of a tourist voucher with meals or without primarily depends on your habits and preferences. For some people it is convenient to eat every day at the same place, and someone prefers diversity.
What are the types of tourist vouchers with meals?
One of the most common options (in inexpensive tours) – a tourist voucher, which includes breakfasts only.
It should be noted, that breakfast in this case may be very modest – a couple of sandwiches, tea or coffee, some vegetables. Such was, for example, in hotel Vanini, where we were resting – see photo on the right.
Breakfasts in most medium-sized Bulgarian hotels are served quite early – from 8:00 am. It is convenient if you want to see as much as possible, but disadvantageous to those who accustomed to sleep till noon on vacation.
Another option: breakfast and dinner. At first glance, it seems like a perfect solution, but at night in romantic Nessebar or quiet Pomorie so eager to sit in a cozy restaurant with live music or to enjoy a walk along the seacoast, to visit the old town, or simply to watch a sunset from a pier.
And in noisy and cheerful Sunny Beach, you at this time, most likely, will be entertained at a disco or in a club.
As a result, it does not matter at what time you will be offered dinner. Some of them you will be missing for one reason or another.
Options with breakfast, lunch and dinner or All Inclusive have exactly the same disadvantages – you have to eat in the same place at the same time. It is not only deprives you of choice, but also binds to a hotel – it will be difficult to go on an excursion or just get on a bus (or rent a car) and visit a nearby resort.
Conclusions: in most cases, we recommend to buy a trip without meals or only with breakfasts. Such tour will be significantly cheaper, allowing you to easily buy products in a supermarket, to go to any of your favorite restaurants or to buy local fruits at a market.
When to stop on a tourist voucher with meals?
There are occasions, when it is better to choose All Inclusive. If for you the vacation – is, first of all, a comfortable hotel and a chic beach, then go to Sunny Beach or Golden Sands. Restaurants there are quite expensive and prices in supermarkets – high. In this case, is wiser to take a trip with meals and not worry about anything.
When is it better not to take a tourist voucher with meals?
As a result, if we bought a travel tour with meals, we could not even attend the third part of paid lunches (we would not have refused to travel for food). Why to pay for something, that you’re not going to use?
The second advantage of a tourist voucher without meals – an opportunity to enjoy national cuisine and local products. For example, food in Bulgaria is very tasty and satisfying. Even if you just buy it in a supermarket.
Is food expensive in restaurants and supermarkets of Bulgaria?
In supermarkets of Bulgaria prices are quite low. Even cheap sausages and pates are made of meat, all dairy products and pastries are above any praises, and we still remember fish preserves – surprisingly tasty, fragrant and nourishing. At markets sell fresh cheap fruits.
We advise to read: prices of products from a supermarket in Nessebar, quite expensive Bulgarian resort.
Even in low-cost hotels in the room there is a refrigerator, so you can easily eat purchased products.
If we talk about a typical dinner in a restaurant, then it will cost you about 30 levs per a very nourishing option or 20 levs per normal. This price is for 2 people, with meat, seafood, salads and alcohol.
An accurate count of the cost of lunch in a restaurant we did in our article about prices in Bulgaria (see section: “Prices for food in Bulgarian restaurants”).
Also, on our website there are prices from average restaurants (not the most expensive, but not eateries) and prices for Bulgarian fruits. They can be explored in our article about prices in the town of Pomorie.
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