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Overview

Located in the South-eastern Europe, The Republic of Bulgaria deserves to be known and visited in many respects.

Balgarski darzhavni zheleznitsi (BDZ) or the Bulgarian State Railways in English, is the national railway operator of Bulgaria. With just over 4,000 km of railway tracks, Bulgaria has a relatively small railway network. Yet more than 30 million people have travelled on board trains in Bulgaria, making it an important means of transportation. The main transport hub is Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria. From Bulgaria, travellers can use the train to reach neighbouring countries such as Greece, Serbia, Macedonia, Romania and Turkey.

Cityscape

After visiting the capital of the country, Sofia, board a train to Varna, in eastern Bulgaria. There, on the Black Sea, you can learn about the history, admire an amazing architecture and enjoy one of the numerous arts festivals, or wander round the lively streets, shops and cafés.

Landscape

Plovdiv, the second city of Bulgaria after the capital, is the place to see. Plenty of lovely houses dating back to the 18th and 19th century, streets with old buildings that run alongside, it is worth the detour. Then take a train to Sofia to visit churches, monasteries, Word Heritage Sites and wow in front of the Thracian tombs.

Take home

Taste a little glass of wine, the local fine one from Melnik is delicious, and bring one bottle back so your friends can taste it as well! When you’re along the Black Sea, buy some articles cheaper than you would find them in the UK.

Eat & Drink

If you like meat you will be pleased to test the traditional gastronomy of Bulgaria. Try a meat soup as a starter, with some sausages, or tempt a kiopoolu (pastas with aubergine and sweet pepper). If you are not fond of local dishes, take a train to the beach resorts to find some food for all tastes.

New Perspective

Another way to see the country: travelling by train. You’ll meet the Bulgarians and share precious moment, or you can board a first-class sleeper train to arrive refreshed to your destination.


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    Lucerne to Berlin |
    "Absolutely beautiful countryside through the window of the train. Switzerland and Germany in winter is amazing. "

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    "The train departed on time and arrived on time. The conductor was polite and multilingual. The only issue was that someone was sitting in my allocated seat but that did not bother me as there were other seats available that had the same comfort level. "

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    Paris Nord-London St Pancras |
    "Would thoroughly recommend travelling by train from Paris to London. Train was easy to access, comfortable and affordable. The weather conditions delayed departure time however that was unavoidable. First class carriage was very comfortable and the breakfast served was an unexpected delight. Will certainly repeat this experience in the future. "

  • Paris to London First Time |
    "Wonderful experience-highly recommended! "

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    Easy  |
    "Comfortable train, easy booking, check in and boarding process. Travel with rail Europe every time I am in Europe. "

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    Great trip |
    "Excellent service although all the tickets booked through Raileurope we received the worst seats available. Either no windows (the panel seats) and/or facing backwards. W booked early and though we would get better seats. Rest of service was excellent. "

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    Way To Travel |
    "Excellent service although all the tickets booked through Raileurope we received the worst seats available. Either no windows (the panel seats) and/or facing backwards. W booked early and though we would get better seats. Rest of service was excellent. "

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    Train from Rome to Geneva |
    "The train was very comfortable. People were very helpful and the announcements at stations very good. Thanks you "

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    Convenient |
    "Convenient, prompt and relaxing trip. "

  • Great Train Trip |
    "The journey by train was fantastic very comfy and no hassles easy to see the country side and very convenient way to travel between cities. Would definitely travel by train again when in Europe. "

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