Package Pricing per person sharing (Including all Airport & Hotel Taxes)
Transfers to and from the airport in a private vehicle
1 night pre-trip accommodation in a Four Star hotel in Budapest.
9 nights’ Three Star Accommodation on your G Adventures trip (8 nights hotel, 1 night overnight train)
Included in your trip: 7 Breakfasts, the activities listed below* and all transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
1 night post-trip accommodation in a Four Star hotel in Sofia.
£ 1 500 ex London
€ 1 600 ex Amsterdam
$ 2 350 ex New York
R 28 850 ex Johannesburg
G Adventures Itinerary
Day 1 – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Day 2 – BUDAPEST/SIBIU, ROMANIA
Day 3 – SIBIU/SIGHISOARA
Day 4 – SIGHISOARA/BRASOV
Day 5 – BRASOV
Day 6 – BRASOV/BUCHAREST
Day 7 – BUCHAREST/VELIKO TARNOVO, BULGARIA
Day 8 – VELIKO TARNOVO
Day 9 – VELIKO TARNOVO/SOFIA
Day 10 – SOFIA, BULGARIA
*A Budapest Orientation walk, half-day Romanian villages and countryside tour from Sighisoara, Dracula’s Castle (Bran), Bucharest orientation tour, hike to Arbanasi village and Sofia orientation walk.
**There are several departures for this trip throughout the year. Please enquire for exact dates and a detailed itinerary. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to seasonality, currency fluctuations and other general economic conditions.
G Adventures Budapest to Sofia by Rail Package Highlights
Our Rail Journeys have been designed by our travel specialists to deliver matchless experiences while catering to your every need.
Why Choose G Adventures?
Flexibility & Independence – Head off to explore independently or just chill out in a café and watch the world go by. They include the must-see highlights on most of their trips, allowing you the time to explore according to your own tastes.
Small International Groups – A big part of the experience is their small international groups. On average there are about 10 travellers on one of their trips, depending on the destination—the maximum is usually never more than 16.
100% Guaranteed Departures – They are the first travel company in the world to guarantee every single one of our departures.
A Different Way to Travel – At G Adventures, they encourage you to step off the beaten path, embrace the unexpected and immerse yourself in the extraordinary. Their award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation and local transportation to bring you face to face with the world’s most fascinating cultures, customs and awe-inspiring wildlife.
Price and Value – They believe an unforgettable travel experience doesn’t have to be expensive; that’s why they continually strive to offer the most competitive prices around. Because their grassroots approach provides a more affordable way to travel, they’re able to deliver the adventure of a lifetime at a fraction of the cost.
Choice – With the largest variety of destinations, departure dates and an unparalleled choice of trip styles and service levels designed to meet all tastes, ages and budgets, they’re certain there’s a G Adventures trip for you.
About this trip
This ten-day tour will leave you wondering why you waited to explore Europe’s roads less travelled. Ride the rails from Budapest to Sofia and experience Eastern Europe’s charm firsthand. Soak in a thermal bath in Budapest or opt to visit Buda Castle, Hungary’s royal palace. Discover Romania’s countryside while visiting Sighișoara or marvel at the baroque architecture of Brasov. (Better yet, enjoy the contrast by seeing them both.) You’ll also have time to sample Bulgarian cuisine that’ll give you the energy you need to cycle your way through Veliko Tarnovo, one of the oldest cities in the world.
Travel Style: Rail – Get closer to the big cities, isolated communities, and stunning landscapes of the world’s greatest destinations via train-based adventures on iconic rail routes like the Glacier Express, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, and the Trans-Siberian.
Service Level: Standard – Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
Physical Rating: 2 – Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Trip Type: Small Group. Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.
Age requirement: 12+