Please wait to purchase your airline ticket until six (6) weeks prior to departure date. Natural disasters, political changes, weather conditions and a range of other factors may require the cancellation of a field school. The IFR typically takes a close look at local conditions 6-7 weeks prior to program beginning and make Go/No Go decisions by then. This time frame still allows the purchase of discounted airline tickets while protecting students from potential loss of airline ticket costs if we decide to cancel a program.
The arrival is on July 20th at 7:45 PM members of the Balkan Heritage team will meet the students and take them to a restaurant for the Welcome dinner. The meeting point is at the reception of Orbita hotel.
Students who arrive at Varna Airport (VAR) are advised to take a taxi to Orbita Hotel or to their place of accommodation (if it is different). The taxi company that has an official contract with Varna Airport is Triumf Taxi http://triumftaxi.com/en/ We strongly recommend using its service.
Bus lines connect Varna with Burgas, Sofia (the Bulgarian capital) and Plovdiv.
A transfer from Burgas, Sofia or from other towns in Bulgaria may be arranged upon request for an additional fee. Individual or group transfers’ price may vary from 50 to 280 USD depending on both distance and number of passengers.Students will receive travel sheet with detailed travel information in advance.
If you missed your connection or your flight was delayed/canceled, call, text or email the project staff (email: firstname.lastname@example.org ). Local contact information will be provided to enrolled students.
Citizens of EU, EEA, USA, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia and New Zealand do not need a visa to visit Bulgaria for up to 90 days. Citizens of all other countries may need a visa. The Balkan Heritage Foundation can send an official invitation letter that should be used at the relevant embassy to secure a visa to the program.
For more information visit the Balkan Heritage Foundation website and links provided there.