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Golden Sands

In brief

  • wonderful, sandy beaches
  • the warm Black Sea
  • natural beauty and Balkan specialties
  • numerous monuments of Thracian architecture and culture, Byzantine fortresses and rocky mosques
  • unique microclimate and fauna and flora of the Ropotamo nature reserve
  • Nessebar - the pearl of the Bulgarian Riviera with a historical centre entered on the UNESCO list
  • St. Constantine and Helena as well as Chaika
  • ideal places for a family holiday

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Holidays (9)

Hotel Perla Hotel Perla Bulgaria / Golden Sands

-33% 439 Gbp
294Gbp
  • ideal for families
  • close to an aquapark
  • located among greenery
  • swimming pool for adults and children
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Lilia Hotel Lilia Bulgaria / Golden Sands

-32% 439 Gbp
298Gbp
  • close to the entertainment centre of the resort
  • near the beach with public swimming pools
  • swimming pool with a view of the area
  • elegant rooms
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Briz Hotel Briz Bulgaria / Golden Sands

-28% 480 Gbp
346Gbp
  • family relaxation
  • swimming pool and paddling pool for children
  • by the sandy beach
  • comfortable rooms
  • friendly staff
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Atlas Hotel Atlas Bulgaria / Golden Sands

-27% 534 Gbp
385Gbp
  • family holidays
  • slides for children
  • close to the centre of Golden Sands
  • animations 5 times a week
  • an attractive ultra all inclusive offer
  • close to aquapark
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Astera & Spa Hotel Astera & Spa Bulgaria / Golden Sands

-27% 534 Gbp
385Gbp
  • relax with the family
  • entertaining surroundings
  • modern SPA
  • right next to the beach
  • animations
  • rich ultra all inclusive offer
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Azalia Hotel Azalia Bulgaria / Golden Sands

-27% 576 Gbp
418Gbp
  • family holiday
  • right next to the sandy beach
  • rich ultra all inclusive programme
  • luxurious SPA
  • attractive complex of sport and recreational swimming pools
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Meliá Grand Hermitage Hotel Meliá Grand Hermitage Bulgaria / Golden Sands

-29% 659 Gbp
462Gbp
  • ideal for families
  • close to the sandy beach
  • comfortable rooms
  • luxurious YHI Spa with minimassages and treatments for adults
  • Sol Meliá chain
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Astoria Mare Hotel Astoria Mare Bulgaria / Golden Sands

-29% 729 Gbp
512Gbp
  • dla rodziny
  • blisko plaży
  • blisko centrum Złotych Piasków
  • animacje dla dorosłych i dla dzieci
  • All inclusive
  • Nowość w ofercie
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Astor Garden Hotel Astor Garden Bulgaria / Golden Sands

-21% 791 Gbp
619Gbp
  • family holidays
  • close to the sandy beach
  • modern
  • pool, indoor pool and paddling pool
  • animations for the whole family
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

The most popular tourist region in Bulgaria GOLDEN SANDS is famous for its sandy beaches, which are considered to be the most beautiful in Europe. Thick pine forests cover the picturesque slopes and conceal in themselves numerous mineral springs. The hotels take advantage of the region's natural treasures and offer their guests relaxation and therapeutic treatments in SPA centres.

Cosy restaurants and taverns with sea-views offer excellent Bulgarian dishes and wines. The centres of seaside resorts offer great fun to all, regardless of age and preferences. GOLDEN SANDS – the legend says that once upon a time, pirates hid here a huge treasure, but nature punished them for their greediness and transformed it into a gold sand. The resort that lies approx. 30 km north of Varna offers sea and sunbathing on wonderful beaches that are soaked in a warm sea, accommodation in good-class hotels with rich sport and recreation facilities and SPA centres, as well as endless fun in numerous pubs, clubs and discos.

ST. CONSTANTINE AND ELENA - the oldest holiday resort on the Bulgarian coastline of the Black Sea (10 km south of Golden Sands), where the first balneological centre was established already in 1908. There is a one-of-a-kind, soothing microclimate here, negatively ionised; there is an abundance of mineral springs here used in balneotherapy. You can find here peace and quiet, secluded sandy beaches hidden in small bays, and immerse yourself in the beautiful old park with cypresses, lindens and fig trees. There are two large hotel complexes in the resort, many new hotels and older ones have been thoroughly renovated. You will also find the best shops, restaurants, taverns, cafes, pubs and clubs here. Czajka - the district of Golden Sands, well communicated with the centre of the resort. The advantages of this place are: a lot of greenery, cosy taverns, restaurants and much lower prices than in the centre of Golden Sands. - wonderful, sandy beaches, washed by the warm waters of the Black Sea - excellent, regional cooking: shopska salad, tarator, banica, kebapche, gyuvetch – traditional Bulgarian dishes, Rakija – often served as an aperitif and excellent red and white wines - therapeutical mineral springs used in balneotherapy in numerous sanatoriums and spa centres - St. Constantine and Helena as well as Chaika - ideal places for a family holiday. Balchik - known as the White City, it is indeed an enchanting place, whose main points include the summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria and the surrounding Botanical Garden. Enthusiasts of beautiful beaches can easily get to the neighboring Albena.

Attractions in the region

SOFIA – ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL

The cathedral mosque of St Aleksander Nevsky, which houses 5 thousand people, was built in the years 1882-1913 in a neo-Byzantine style according to the project of an architect from St. Petersburg - A.N. Pomerantsev.

VARNA

On a high terrace over the coast extends a huge Seaside Park, designed by the Czech Anton Novak - the architect modeled on the gardens of the imperial palace Schönbrunn in Vienna.

RILA MONASTERY

The famous monastery was visited by Tsar Petar (927-969). In the Orthodox Church an urn has been placed with the heart of the last Tsar of Bulgaria, Boris III of Bulgaria, who converted here to orthodoxy. A museum operates here, which is rich in exhibits.

ETAR

Here you can: paint an icon, design and make beautiful jewellery, forge a horseshoe for a horse, make a pot, and after some hard work have a lokum, halva, sesame and eat many delicious... etars.

GABROVO

In the city of humour and satire, the clock on the tower works also at night. It does not pay off to wear shoes by climbing the tower in the morning to turn on the mechanism, and again in the evening to stop it...

NESSEBAR

The walls of the proud Greek Mesembria neighbours with a complex of 18th-century houses in Black Sea style, with artfully carved wooden pillars and bays. "The Bulgarian Ravenna" impresses with its view of the Orthodox church.

IN THE STRANDZHA MOUNTAINS

...Xenophon admired the Thracian dances. Thracian rituals survived in nestinars' rites - a dance on burning coal. This tradition was inscribed on UNESCO's List of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

KAZANLAK

Valiant Thracians rest with their horses in kurgans in the Valley of the Thracian Kings. There are more than 1500 of them in the fragrant with roses Kazanlak Basin (it is also worth visiting the Museum of Roses).

BACHKOVO MONASTERY

On the fresco Last Judgement in the Orthodox Church of St Nicholas, the artist Zachari Zograf placed influential Turkish citizens of Plovdiv among the damned. The passions of Muslims have gained approval from Bulgarians, but the naked women sinners aroused disgust.

PERPERIKON

The Oracle of Dionysus, just as famous as the oracle in the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, was in Perperikon! Thus, here "Alexander the Great himself heard such a prophecy, (...) that he would be the lord of the world" (Suetonius, Twelve Caesars).

 

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Visas: not required. Polish citizens may cross the Bulgarian border using their Personal ID. Be sure to remember about a document for the child.

Flight duration: Poland-Varna/Burgas: approx. 2 h.

Local time: GMT + 2h.

Currency: Bulgarian lev (BGN); 1 EUR = approx. 2.1 Lev.

Visitor's tax: a visitor's tax is obligatory in Bulgarian, which has been included in the price of the event.

Language: Bulgarian written in Cyrillic. Communication in Russian and English also possible.

Voltage: 220 V.

Prices: in restaurant in the centre : lunch – approx. 10 EUR, bottle of water – min. 1 EUR, bottle of wine – 10 EUR, beer – 1.5 EUR, coca-cola – 1 EUR, coffee – 1 EUR; in restaurant outside the city centre 20-30% cheaper; in shop: bottle of mineral water – 0.5 EUR, bottle of wine – 3 EUR, beer – 0.5 EUR.

Beaches: free entry, umbrellas + 2 sunbeds: 14 EUR/day (in the centre of the resort).

Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.

 

Tabela temperatur

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Balchik – White City – afternoon trip to the town of Balchik called the White City due to the colour of the stone that was once used to erect houses. Visiting the Quiet Nest - the summer residence of the Romanian queen Mary and the botanical garden situated right next to it with 3 thousand species of plants, including 250 species of cacti. Drive and walk around the picturesque cape of Kaliakra, the monumental cliffs where there was an enormous fortress located at the farthest point. Kaliakra, in free translation "wonderful cape", once a great inspiration for artists, today is the most beautiful part of the Bulgarian coast. In the evening, a traditional, rich in wine and Rakia Bulgarian feast combined with a folklore programme and show of "Nestinarka dance” on burning coal. Price – approx. 46 EUR, children up to 12 years old - approx. 23 EUR (includes dinner).

Ancient Nessebar – a trip to the historical Nessebar, scenically located on the peninsula, inscribed onto the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. The architecture of the city, one of the oldest in Europe, is considered to be the best-preserved medieval building in the Balkans. Nessebar, called the pearl of the Black Sea and the symbol of the Orthodox civilization, is the biggest attraction of the coast. A walk through the labyrinth of colourful cobblestone streets, visiting for instance the church of St. Stephen and St. Spas, lunch at restaurant, free time. Day trip Price – approx. 36 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 20 EUR (includes lunch).

Varna - Dolphinarium – a trip to the dolphinarium in Varna combined with a panoramic tour of the city. The programme includes visiting the church of Varna - the second largest sacred building in Bulgaria, and free time in the city centre. An opportunity to admire the show of dolphins in the only Dolphinarium on the Balkan Peninsula. Perfect entertainment for both adults and children. Price – approx. 32 EUR, children up to 12 years old - approx. 22 EUR.

Pirate party – half-day expedition on a pirate ship, especially attractive for children. The crew and equipment of the ship make everyone feel here like a true sea bandit. During the cruise a "battle" with another pirate ship. Lunch with drinks on board. Animation programmes, contests for children and adults with prizes. Price – approx. 33 EUR, children up to 12 years old – 17 EUR (includes: lunch, soft drinks, wine and beer).

Jeep Safari – amazing off-road in the area of Golden Sands Nature Park, to places located in the mountains, away from the resort. The programme includes exciting Jeep racing and air rifle shooting. For amateur photographers there is ample opportunity to take pictures of the beautiful wild scenery. A trip for fans of active leisure, who are not afraid of challenges. The fun is accompanied by magnificent views, and the adventure begins right after shutting the car doors! The programme includes lunch outdoors - barbecues. Price – approx. 35 EUR, children up to 12 years old – approx. 18 EUR (includes: lunch, soft drinks, wine, beer and Rakia).

Istanbul (1 day) – stay in the Turkish metropolis. Night travel by an air-conditioned coach to Istanbul. Breakfast. Panoramic tour of the city: Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Hippodrome, Obelisk, pass through the bridge over the Bosphorus Strait to the Asian part of the city. Lunch, free time. Return to Bulgaria at night. Day trip Price – approx. 70 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 35 EUR (includes breakfast and lunch; does not include Turkish visa - approx. 25 EUR/person, payable at the border; passport required). Polish guide for a group of at least 10 people. Optional: a visit to the Egyptian Bazaar and the Topkapi Palace - approx. 27 EUR, boat trip on the Bosphorus - approx. 22 EUR, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia - approx. 46 EUR. Optional trips take place when there is a minimum number of participants which is specified by the guide.

Istanbul (2 days) – stay in the Turkish metropolis. Night travel by an air-conditioned coach to Istanbul. Panoramic tour of the city: Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Hippodrome, Obelisk, pass through the bridge over the Bosphorus Strait to the Asian part of the city. Lunch, free time. Accommodation at ***hotel in the centre of the city. On the second day breakfast and free time. Return to Bulgaria at night. Two-day trip. Price – approx. 102 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 51 EUR (includes: lunch, overnight stay and breakfast; does not include Turkish visa - approx. 25 EUR/person, payable at the border; passport required). Polish guide for a group of at least 10 people. Optional: Topkapi Palace - approx. 27 EUR, boat trip on the Bosphorus - approx. 22 EUR, Hagia Sophia - approx. 28 EUR. Optional trips take place when there is a minimum number of participants which is specified by the guide.

Bucharest (2 days) – mysterious Romania, "Little Paris" associated with castles, ghosts, Dracula and the beautiful architecture of the city. The programme includes a panoramic tour of Bucharest, a session in front of the Parliament, one of the largest buildings in the world, visiting the ethnographic complex "Romanian Traditions". Accommodation in the Sinai resort. Resting in the surroundings of mountains and nature. The next day: sightseeing in the city of Bran, and in it Dracula's Castle, Peles Palace and the Orthodox monastery of Sinai. Price - approx. 127 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 64 EUR (includes: care of a Polish-speaking guide, dinner and overnight stay on the 1st day, breakfast and lunch on the 2nd day).

Picnic on a yacht – a relaxing holiday on board a yacht. A cruise into the sea, the opportunity to admire the panorama of Golden Sands and Varna, as well as for sunbathing. Lunch with drinks on board of the yacht. Price – approx. 28 EUR, children up to 12 years old – approx. 14 EUR (includes: lunch, soft drinks, beer and wine).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

Balchik – White City – afternoon trip to the town of Balchik called the White City due to the colour of the stone that was once used to erect houses. Visiting the Quiet Nest - the summer residence of the Romanian queen Mary and the botanical garden situated right next to it with 3 thousand species of plants, including 250 species of cacti. Drive and walk around the picturesque cape of Kaliakra, the monumental cliffs where there was an enormous fortress located at the farthest point. Kaliakra, in free translation "wonderful cape", once a great inspiration for artists, today is the most beautiful part of the Bulgarian coast. In the evening, a traditional, rich in wine and Rakia Bulgarian feast combined with a folklore programme and show of "Nestinarka dance” on burning coal. Price – approx. 46 EUR, children up to 12 years old - approx. 23 EUR (includes dinner).

Ancient Nessebar – a trip to the historical Nessebar, scenically located on the peninsula, inscribed onto the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. The architecture of the city, one of the oldest in Europe, is considered to be the best-preserved medieval building in the Balkans. Nessebar, called the pearl of the Black Sea and the symbol of the Orthodox civilization, is the biggest attraction of the coast. A walk through the labyrinth of colourful cobblestone streets, visiting for instance the church of St. Stephen and St. Spas, lunch at restaurant, free time. Day trip Price – approx. 36 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 20 EUR (includes lunch).

Varna - Dolphinarium – a trip to the dolphinarium in Varna combined with a panoramic tour of the city. The programme includes visiting the church of Varna - the second largest sacred building in Bulgaria, and free time in the city centre. An opportunity to admire the show of dolphins in the only Dolphinarium on the Balkan Peninsula. Perfect entertainment for both adults and children. Price – approx. 32 EUR, children up to 12 years old - approx. 22 EUR.

Pirate party – half-day expedition on a pirate ship, especially attractive for children. The crew and equipment of the ship make everyone feel here like a true sea bandit. During the cruise a "battle" with another pirate ship. Lunch with drinks on board. Animation programmes, contests for children and adults with prizes. Price – approx. 33 EUR, children up to 12 years old – 17 EUR (includes: lunch, soft drinks, wine and beer).

Jeep Safari – amazing off-road in the area of Golden Sands Nature Park, to places located in the mountains, away from the resort. The programme includes exciting Jeep racing and air rifle shooting. For amateur photographers there is ample opportunity to take pictures of the beautiful wild scenery. A trip for fans of active leisure, who are not afraid of challenges. The fun is accompanied by magnificent views, and the adventure begins right after shutting the car doors! The programme includes lunch outdoors - barbecues. Price – approx. 35 EUR, children up to 12 years old – approx. 18 EUR (includes: lunch, soft drinks, wine, beer and Rakia).

Istanbul (1 day) – stay in the Turkish metropolis. Night travel by an air-conditioned coach to Istanbul. Breakfast. Panoramic tour of the city: Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Hippodrome, Obelisk, pass through the bridge over the Bosphorus Strait to the Asian part of the city. Lunch, free time. Return to Bulgaria at night. Day trip Price – approx. 70 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 35 EUR (includes breakfast and lunch; does not include Turkish visa - approx. 25 EUR/person, payable at the border; passport required). Polish guide for a group of at least 10 people. Optional: a visit to the Egyptian Bazaar and the Topkapi Palace - approx. 27 EUR, boat trip on the Bosphorus - approx. 22 EUR, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia - approx. 46 EUR. Optional trips take place when there is a minimum number of participants which is specified by the guide.

Istanbul (2 days) – stay in the Turkish metropolis. Night travel by an air-conditioned coach to Istanbul. Panoramic tour of the city: Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Hippodrome, Obelisk, pass through the bridge over the Bosphorus Strait to the Asian part of the city. Lunch, free time. Accommodation at ***hotel in the centre of the city. On the second day breakfast and free time. Return to Bulgaria at night. Two-day trip. Price – approx. 102 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 51 EUR (includes: lunch, overnight stay and breakfast; does not include Turkish visa - approx. 25 EUR/person, payable at the border; passport required). Polish guide for a group of at least 10 people. Optional: Topkapi Palace - approx. 27 EUR, boat trip on the Bosphorus - approx. 22 EUR, Hagia Sophia - approx. 28 EUR. Optional trips take place when there is a minimum number of participants which is specified by the guide.

Bucharest (2 days) – mysterious Romania, "Little Paris" associated with castles, ghosts, Dracula and the beautiful architecture of the city. The programme includes a panoramic tour of Bucharest, a session in front of the Parliament, one of the largest buildings in the world, visiting the ethnographic complex "Romanian Traditions". Accommodation in the Sinai resort. Resting in the surroundings of mountains and nature. The next day: sightseeing in the city of Bran, and in it Dracula's Castle, Peles Palace and the Orthodox monastery of Sinai. Price - approx. 127 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 64 EUR (includes: care of a Polish-speaking guide, dinner and overnight stay on the 1st day, breakfast and lunch on the 2nd day).

Picnic on a yacht – a relaxing holiday on board a yacht. A cruise into the sea, the opportunity to admire the panorama of Golden Sands and Varna, as well as for sunbathing. Lunch with drinks on board of the yacht. Price – approx. 28 EUR, children up to 12 years old – approx. 14 EUR (includes: lunch, soft drinks, beer and wine).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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