Bulgaria

Luxury wellness holidays and retreats in Bulgaria

Local currency

Bulgarian Lev (BGN)

time zone

GMT+3

Best months to visit

The summer months between June and August are the best time to visit Bulgaria. With warm weather and less rainfall, the hottest month of August can reach as high as 29-degrees-celcius. Autumn is a great time for less active adventures, with opportunities to get involved in the grape harvest and plenty of sunny days.

Lesser known to many, Bulgaria is one of the best places in Europe for a wellness holiday. With over 1,600 natural mineral springs, glacial lakes and steamy hot geysers, natural healing is in abundance. With Health Travel, our luxury wellness retreats in Bulgaria tap into the powers of nature, with private guided hikes to spectacular lakes high in the Rila mountains and spa therapies that infuse mineral-rich mud and clay sourced from the Black Sea. Experience yoga classes and wine tasting among the vineyards of Melnik, indulgent spa breaks or acclaimed health programmes, such as detox and weight-loss retreats, hosted at our favourite luxury wellness hotels in Bulgaria.

Top places to visit in Bulgaria for health & wellness

Wellness and wine in the vineyards of Melnik

Wellness and wine in the vineyards of Melnik

For the smallest city in Bulgaria, Melnik packs the biggest punch. Home to many of Bulgaria’s best vineyards and wineries, Melnik provides a breathtaking setting for luxury wellness retreats at Zornitza Family Estate. Experience a feast for the senses as you learn the art of organic winemaking in between exploring the local taverns and pyramidical Melnik Rocks.

Rila Mountains – home to the Seven Rila Lakes

Rila Mountains – home to the Seven Rila Lakes

Set in southwestern Bulgaria, the towering Rila Mountains are the highest mountain range in the Balkan Peninsula. In the summer, hiking trails through the valleys and rivers are simply unmissable, with waterfalls for wild swimming and a challenging yet highly rewarding trek high up to the spectacular glacial Seven Lakes.

Ancient natural wonders of Belogradchik

Ancient natural wonders of Belogradchik

Further north in Bulgaria, Belogradchik rises high above the town in the foothills of the Balkans. Geologically, the extraordinary rock formations of Belogradchik are a natural phenomenon, aged over 230 million years old, later forming the walls of the Roman-built Belogradchik Fortress. Our storytelling private guides share the tales of this wonder while you marvel at sensational view from the top.

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Yoga in the vineyards of Melnik

Yoga in the vineyards of Melnik

We love a yoga class with a view and what can be better for getting back to the roots of the Earth than surrounded by the rolling vineyard-peppered hills of Melnik. With a skilled yoga practitioner guiding reconnection of the body and the breath, your private yoga class among the vines brings a refreshing start to the day.

Dip in the natural mineral springs at Varshets, Kyustendil and Devin

Dip in the natural mineral springs at Varshets, Kyustendil and Devin

Experience the most beautiful spots in Bulgaria for natural mineral springs, including the spa towns of Varshets, Devin and Kyustendil. Discover our best-kept secrets to the best thermal springs in Bulgaria and when to visit to miss the crowds with our local private guides bringing you to our favourite spots for healing in nature.

Hike to Seven Rila Lakes with expert guides

Hike to Seven Rila Lakes with expert guides

The stunning cluster of glacial lakes set high up in the Rila Mountains are certainly an escapade to be had during a luxury active holiday in Bulgaria. Seven Rila Lakes are as challenging to plan as they are rewarding, but with our private guides, you can experience the thrill of the jawdropping scenery with expert guidance and maximum adventure.