it is possible to visit Bulgaria independently by your own car or to arrive by a plane to Burgas.
In this article we will try to describe in details the process of independent recreation in Bulgaria and highlight the main ways to save money on the hotel, tickets, insurance and other things.
Travel insurance for travel to Bulgaria – where to make it cheap and fast?
For travel abroad it is recommended to arrange medical insurance. For example, we bought a ticket through the agency and in our insurance we got everything: even insurance against rain and hurricane. Really. It’s terrible to imagine how much we overpaid for all this happiness.
The minimummedical insurance amount is 30 000 Euro. We choosing the ideal insurance with the help of a service Cherehapa – he compares the prices of reliable insurance companies that will really help in the event of anything. We use it and we can recommend it to you. By the way, if you add a couple of additional options to the insurance, the price often grows very slightly.
It can be interesting: all about the correct registration of insurance in Bulgaria
Prices for package tours to Bulgaria in 2017
It’s not a secret that package tours to Bulgaria on the Internet can be cheaper than travel agencies – their margin is about 10%, and via Internet it can be only 1-3% due to cost reduction.
We use the Travelata.ru service when searching for tours, which automatically searches for the best deals among the largest tour operators and offers them to you at reduced prices (commission is less).
But the main advantage is not even that. In the agency you usually choose from 2-3 options, here you can choose among dozens of offers.
How much will you spend on air tickets to Bulgaria
Tickets to Bulgaria are the most profitable to buy at Bourgas airport. If you do not have a clear binding to the dates of departure, we suggest you look for tickets for neighboring dates. Often it turns out to save about 20-30% of the cost of the flight.
It is rather difficult to find tickets on the airlines’ websites (although sometimes there are exclusive offers, and sometimes the same flights are more expensive), we recommend using Aviasales low-cost calendar:
You need to choose the city of departure and arrival (it is worth to look for both Burgas and Varna), specify the number of people, choose the month you want to fly and estimate the minimum prices for tickets by the days of the week.
This is interesting: Detailed article about buying air tickets to Bulgaria. Well and still can be useful article about how to get from the airport to the hotel.
How to choose hotels in Bulgaria at the lowest price
To search for hotels we usually use Hotellook. It allows you to automatically compare the price in different booking systems and choose the cheapest option.
The key advantage of the service is the ability to quickly sort hotels by the desired number of stars and prices, go to the map and choose a hotel near the sea and away from the noisy center.
Also very important is the opportunity to see prices in different months and book a room with a sea view in just 15-20 minutes.
Of course, each hotelhas recent photos, description and list of services with guest reviews.
Prices for rent of apartments and rooms in Bulgaria
If you want to live not in a popular resort like Sunny Beach, but in a normal city, we advise you not to stay in a hotel, but to rent apartment. The price is almost the same, and living in your own apartment is many times more pleasant than in a hotel.
We usually looking for appartment and rent it through the popular AirBnB rental service. It is quite convenient, very fast and reliable.We used it for ourselves, so we can advise it to you.
What else you should know about the independent organization of holidays in Bulgaria?
Before you start looking for something, it is highly advisable to decide on what resort would you like to live on. You will be helped in this by our review of the best resorts in Bulgaria and a selection of photo of the cities of Bulgaria.
It should be noted that the organization of recreation alone is not always more profitable than buying a ready tour – for very large tour operators there are absolutely different prices for hotels and air travel than for an ordinary person.