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OverviewIt borders the Black Sea to the east, Greece and Turkey to the south, Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia to the west, and Romania to the north, mostly along the Danube.
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The national railway company of Bulgaria is known as the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ). Bulgaria has over 4,000 km of railway network. Train tickets for trains operating in Bulgaria can be booked in advance. International trains connect Bulgaria with neighbouring countries such as Serbia and Turkey. Book train tickets to visit main cities of Bulgaria by train. Bulgarian cities including Sofia, Plovdiv and Svilengrad are all served by trains.
Varna is the ultimate Bulgarian destination for culture vultures. Featuring a history of magnificent architecture, combined with trendy international arts festivals and authentic street side café’s, you’re spoilt for choice.
Plovdiv, the second city is a joy for the eyes. Crammed with bright 18th-19th century houses, the landscape is a vibrant one with fantastic old buildings lining the streets. Take the train through Bulgaria to visit the churches of Sofia and the nine World Heritage Sites, featuring must-see Thracian tombs and isolated monasteries.
Savour a glass of local fine wine from Melnik, and buy the bottle for the folk at home, or why not just get the whole case? Along the Black Sea Coast designer labels are everywhere, and at a fraction of the price they’d be in the UK.
Eat & Drink
Bulgaria’s vibrant capital Sofia provides many opportunities to sample the traditional meaty Balkan cuisine. The homemade sausages are a must, especially with a meat Bulgarian soup for starters. If you prefer to keep things cheap and simple take a train ride to the beach resorts, they cater for all tastes.
A first-class sleeper train with BDZ across Bulgaria is a wonderful way to travel long distances, you’ll arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to explore.
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"Wonderful Joureny On RailEurop"Santosh Anantrao m.
I traveled from Venice the city of love to Rome, the historic city on rail Europe. We traveled in 1st class where we were served welcome drinks. The seats were comfortable and the train was neat and clean. It was great experience, the trained reached on time to Rome!!
"In time"Santosh Anantrao m. 23/06/2015
Train was in time and spotless.
"Pleasant trip"Wai Meng c. 23/06/2015
The trip from Oslo to Myrdal was good. Train departed and arrived on time.
"better than average"Thomas l. 23/06/2015
I had a comfortable trip using raileurope and traveling via TGV. I didn't understand the difference between 1st and 2nd class. I travelled in an older 1st class car and saw that there were newer cars available. The washrooms were decent. Similar to plane washrooms but one of the washrooms in the food car had a really terrible smell and since it was a very busy door, the smell travelled to our car. The stops are announced only in French on the TGV for our trip from Paris to Arles but a quick look outside and you see the stops. The train ride is very comfortable and smooth, ticketing process is simple and stress free. I had my ticket on my iPhone. Power plugs were a big bonus since we had brought a laptop for movies. The price is quite high considering a trip from Toronto to Montreal using via rail is less than 200CAD and a trip from Toronto to New York is around 250CAD by train. I would consider the train over flying only because it is quick and convenient eg: no security checks or lines. But be at least 15 minutes early. The train comes and goes right on the minute. It is very on-time.
"Paris - Nevers Sat. AM"Paul n. 23/06/2015
First class definitely worth the cost for the extra room. Seat was comfortable and had power for computer. Only disappointment was that the train had to stop for "security," so was 20 minutes late for the arrival.
"My trip from Firenze to Pisa "Sajir t. 23/06/2015
Your trains were indeed superb. We had a stress free and an enjoyable ride.
"Paris Nord - Amsterdam C S "Sajir t. 23/06/2015
Being travellers on holiday from India , Adequate information is not available in English . The train departure stations are given only 10-15 min in advance and this becomes very inconvenient as we were travelling with baggage. Tickets are expected to be printed in paper , and this is not convenient as most travellers book tickets on line and are not accessible to computer printing stations. Either e- tickets on phone or ipads should be acceptable or printing stations should be available at the information counters on the stations. The same is acceptable when travelling by air or when booking hotels. Comfort - very good . Value for money - Very good . Convenience - poor to average but definitely needs improvement.
"nice trip"Ahmad q. 22/06/2015
nice and comfortable trip.
"Trip to Sevilla"Wayne m. 22/06/2015
This was a very pleasant journey. The train was on time and seats were very comfortable. The trip allowed me to enjoy the beauty of the Andalucian countryside.
"Excellent"Connie j. 22/06/2015
Train was very clean, spacious, comfortable and on time. Staff spoke English. Drinks were offered for no fee. Excellent trip.
"Travel by train"Rina a. 22/06/2015
Convinience, no issue
"Was very nice trip"Abdurrahman a. 22/06/2015
"Good and comfortable "Rashmi k. 22/06/2015
Very comfortable and super fast trains. Easily accessible too.
"good experience"Yara k. 22/06/2015
I enjoyed the trip but only wish that the tunnel was made of glass so it looks like an aquarium as opposed to a dark and claustrophobic tunnel for 25 minutes
"Smooth and comfortable "Soo Tow l. 22/06/2015
The train ride was smooth and comfortable. The meal provided was tasty and the departure and arrival were timely. Overall it is a good experience.