Scenic mountain view of a beautiful lake in Bourgas, Bulgaria 

Dating back to the Bronze Age, Bourgas is one of Bulgaria's most popular holiday destinations, famed for its mix of modern culture and history. The largest Bulgarian port, Bourgas lies on the coast of the Black Sea, providing a haven for migrating birds in the lakes of the wetlands. With a lively art scene and many galleries and museums, the city is both an entertaining holiday base and an ideal springboard for further exploration. As there's so much to do in and around the region of Bourgas car hire provides the freedom to explore at will.

On the Doorstep

History and nature lovers will find hours of interest in both the Regional Historical Museum and the Nature and Science museum. Starting life as a temporary exhibition in 1951, the Nature and Science museum is now a permanent collection of thousands of exhibits recounting and recalling the diverse geo-historical development of the area. There's more to learn about the history and development of Bourgas in the exhibitions within the Regional History Museum.

Also not be missed around the city is Saint Cyril and Methodiud Cathedral, the largest orthodox church in the city, built in the late 19th century by Italian architect Ricardo Toskani. There is also the Opera House, one of the few in Bulgaria and the Armenian Church, a monument of culture since 1970. For rest and relaxation, visit the Sea Garden Park and wander amidst flowerbeds and sculptures, or stroll along Central Beach taking in the clean sea air.

Further Afield

The location of the city makes it a perfect gateway to other regions and easy car hire in Bourgas, with pick up at Bourgas Airport (BOJ), gives you the freedom of the road.

Explore Sunny Beach, the golden sands of the Nessebar region, the seaside town of Sozopol, the exclusive Duni resort or Elenite with its water park and sports facilities.

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