Monday 19 March 2018


1Cast off on a catamaran across the remote Burgas coastline. Sailing includes a tasty lunch, drinks and the boat drops anchor midway for a Black Sea dip. (€50)


2Get more Lev for your lolly with a shopping trip to Bulgaria's third city, Varna. Painted ceramics and leather are the main bargains beyond the euro-fare of Zara and Massimo Dutti (€17).

3Cross the Bosphorus with an overnight visit to Istanbul. Turkey lies just 2hrs from Sunny Beach, making it a great chance to combo up your beach-time with some Byzantine buzz. (€95)

4Get your giddy up, with a donkey ride through the mountain village of Erkech. The Taste & Traditions trip also includes lunch, a bake-off contest, and if you can take it, Bulgarian brandy. (€34)

5Channel your inner Putin with a 4X4 off-road adventure along the Balkan Mountains. Afternoon includes a pig farm visit and pneumatic gun shooting (not correlated). (€45) All trips can be arranged through Falcon.

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