Vacations in Bulgaria: Germans Pay Less than Bulgarians

Written by on January 31, 2017 in Latest, Leisure, Tourism - No comments

Germans who badly need a summer getaway, but who have a small holiday budget only, can rely on extremely cheap offers for Bulgaria. In fact, Germans might pay less for a trip to the Black Sea coast than Bulgarians.

For instance, a couple living in the eastern German town of Rostock, might want to start any beach vacation at the end of June. They might try the website of the largest tour operator in Germany, TUI. There, it will take two minutes to find the following offer:

Flight: June 28th, 2017, at 13:10 hrs., Rostock-Laage to Varna (Germania)

Return flight: July 5th, 2017, at 23:05 hrs., Varna to Rostock-Laage (Germania)

Accommodation: 7 nights at Hotel Erma (***) at Golden Sands, including breakfast.

Price tag for all of the above: 295 Euro (or 577 Leva) per person.

Sure, this couple would not be in Rio de Janeiro. Neither would they stay at the Four Seasons. And they would have to pay for lunches and dinners. Also they would be squeezed like oranges at the beach, where an umbrella with two chaises longues might be 8 Leva per day. Still, they would get a very cheap vacation.

Bulgarian tourists who would want a comparable vacation at a comparable place would probably travel by car or by bus, which would already cost between 120 and 150 Leva (both ways). All in all, they would most likely pay almost the same amount the Germans would pay, but they would not have (or need) flights. This means their vacation, in their own country, would ultimately be more expensive.

Sure, there are more expensive vacations too. For flights from Munich to Burgas and back, and a 7-night-stay at Hotel Helena Sands, a 5-star temple in Slanchev Briag (“Sunny Beach”), which offers all luxuries, a couple would have to pay 911 Euro per person (an example just found at Even that price sounds sort of reasonable, considering the kind of hotel this is as well as the fact that the flights are included.

In 2016, Bulgaria registered a record number of foreign tourists. This year might break the record again, due to terrorism fears in Turkey and elsewhere, but also because of the low prices offered.

By im.



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  1. Darko Legcevic February 17, 2017 at 9:25 AM · Reply

    Such a price dumping is unfair, especially in low income country like Bulgaria. Germanswill come and go, Bulgarians will stay.

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