Honeymoons in Bulgaria
A honeymoon location needs to be somewhere that suits you both as a couple and Bulgaria with its diverse scenery, rich history and culture coupled with relaxing beaches and wide choice of activities, is bound to appeal to you both. Whether you want to relax and unwind or have plenty of adventure, Bulgaria has the answer. Why not stay in a private villa or sophisticated hotel and enjoy the Balkan experience.
A honeymoon in Bulgaria offers an exciting combination of historical cities to explore, gorgeous beaches to relax on and wonderful mountains to hike or ski, plus a myriad of other sports and pursuits. With regular flights from South Africa you could be lacing up your hiking boots in just over 14 hours. Bulgaria has over 35,000 km of pristine pathways all mapped out and ready to explore at your leisure and there's plenty of national parks in which to get back to nature. If you're feeling a little footsore then why not relax those aching muscles in one of Bulgaria's many mineral spas. There are plenty of top hotels with spa resorts, especially around the Black Sea region. If you want to take in some history, then the capital Sofia boasts Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Turkish architecture galore. There are plenty of museums and art galleries as well as churches and opera houses. The awe inspiring gold leaf domed Nevski Memorial Church is one of the most famous sights.
If you are dreaming of a honeymoon full of sun, sea and sand then Bulgaria could be the perfect honeymoon location for you. The Black Sea on Bulgaria's Eastern Coast stretches for some 378 km and consists of gorgeous sandy beaches, cliffs, dunes, lakes and rivers, making it very diverse with every resort being quite unique. Why not stay in a private villa or hotel and enjoy all that Bulgaria has to offer.
Bulgaria is a wonderful country in which to relax and unwind after the hectic weeks of planning a wedding and also offers plenty of things to see and do. With regular flights from Canada, you could be sitting on a sun drenched beach in just over 12 hours. If you're a fan of water sports then Bulgaria's many dams, rivers and the Black Sea offer countless opportunities. You can raft along the Struma River or dive a wreck, as well as canoeing or kayaking along almost all of the rivers and dams. If you fancy a spot of sightseeing then the capital Sofia has plenty to keep you occupied. You can't fail to be impressed by the Royal Palace which was once home to the Royal family before the communists took over and is now a national art gallery. Whatever you see or do during your honeymoon in Bulgaria you won't go home disappointed.
Key Facts for Bulgaria
Official language – Bulgarian
Flight time: 9 hours from Toronto
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Bulgaria has four seasons that are not dissimilar to that of the UK. The summer months are warm and dry and the winter months are cold, but not bitterly cold as you may find in some other European destinations.
British Airways fly directly to Sofia, however a number of airlines fly to Bulgaria indirectly such as Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Alitalia and Turkish Airlines.
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Getting Married in Bulgaria
If you're looking for a European destination at which to get married that offers great scenery and has so far escaped the tourist crush, then you might like to consider Bulgaria. With gorgeous beaches, mystical mountains, green forests and lovely lakes, it offers some fantastic backdrops for your wedding photos as well as a wide variety of locations for a honeymoon too. With hotel resorts or beach side venues or stunning gardens in which to host your ceremony, weddings abroad in Turkey make your special unforgettable.
Only civil ceremonies are recognised in Bulgaria as being legally binding and in addition one of the couple must be a Bulgarian citizen or a resident of the country, either long term or temporary. An application to be married must be made to the local town hall of where one of you resides at least 30 days prior to the intended wedding date. Documents needed are proof of identity, certificate of non impediment and medical certificates. All documents need translating into Bulgarian and notarised. For more information visit http://bulgaria.angloinfo.com/countries/bulgaria/marriage.asp
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