Programme for a three-day travel package with a group tourist route near Vidin – Calafat

The travel package with a route „New Europe“ is oriented towards adult organized tourists with an emphasis on historical places, museums, monasteries, wineries, places to walk and local cultural heritage.

Three days, two overnight stays

The package can be used during the period April - November

Geography, municipalities, region
Vidin (Kutovo, Antimovo) – Calafat

Target group
The package is aimed at Bulgarian, Romanian and foreign guests – adult organized tourists with an interest towards cultural heritage.

Terms of conduction
The package is directed towards an organized group with an interest towards cultural heritage – material and non-material. No special skills are required of the participants.
Attractions along the Danube River, visits to museums and discussions on historical topics are subject to prior arrangement – six of the thematic proposals have a paid entry, while four others are with free entry. Given the seasonal nature of the events from the cultural calendar, the package is limited to April - November.


Hotel „Dunav“, with parking, Vidin, 3 „Edelvais“ str., tel. 00359 94 600 174,
Hotel „Rovno“, with parking, Vidin, 70 „Tsar Aleksandar II“, str., tel. 00359 94 690 990,
Hotel „Bononia“, Vidin, 2 „Bdin“ str., 00359 94 600 031,
Danubia beach, vacation complex, on the banks of the Danube, village Tsar Simeonovo, mun. Vidin, 39 Parva str., tel. 00359 93 142 000, 00359 888 530 233


Restaurant Dunav, situated on a ship, Vidin, Danube Park, Pontoon 6
Restaurant „Teatro“, terrace, Vidin, 12 „Gradinska“ str.
Bistro „Piratski Pub“, seats: 40, terrace: 30, tel. 00359 884 249 498
Calafat, Romania – restaurant Dumbrava, Eroilor str., park Dumbrava, closes at 10:00 PM, tel. 0040 724 341 055
Calafat, Romania – pizzeria Adrival, 13 „Tudor Vladimirescu“ blvd., tel. 0040 762 579 133
Calafat, Romania – restaurant О.К., 26 „Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ str., tel. 0040 785 255 855
Calafat, Romania – Restaurant Grand, „Smârdan“ str., tel. 0040 760 000 000

Typical for Vidin are the so called „culinary houses“. The delicious food offered in these breakfast places is prepared on the spot, you can eat it in a pleasant environment or take it to go. You can also stumble upon food from the local cuisine.

Service – wine degustation

Winery „Dvete Topoli“, Dos Alamos, village Negovanovtsi - chateau, degustations, packets. 13 km north of Vidin, towards Gomotartsi

Village Negovanovtsi 3770,
82 „Chetvarta“ str., mun. Novo Selo, district Vidin, tel.: 00359 879 611 155,

Winery „Chateau de Val“, village Gradets. Degustation only after reservation. 15 km from Vidin.
village Gradets, mun. Vidin, 201 Parva str,
tel. 00359 886 194 079,

Places to visit

With payment

Museum of Folk Arts, Marincu Palace
Visiting time – 50 min. Ethnographic exposition, which includes folk art crafts and artifacts from the 19th-20th centuries
Maglavit Monastery
Holy place for miracles and worshipers, healing water. Vidin – Maglavit monastery – 28 km. Visiting time – 1 hour
Visiting time – 1 hour, without a day off.

Museum Konaka.

Working hours – 08.30 AM – 05.00 PM, without a day off, tel. 00359 94 601 710. Historic and archeological evidence of life in Vidin are shown in a building from the 18th century.
Krastata Kazarma
Working hours – 09.30 AM – 05.30 PM, without a day off. The barracks was built in 1801, and today it’s part of the expositions of the Regional Museum. You can see the theme of Danube fishing, as well as that of the European influence in the bourgeois homes.
Fortress „Baba Vida“
Working hours – 09.30 AM – 05.30 PM, without a day off. Visiting hours – 1 hour. tel. 00359 94 601 705
Stepping on the foundations of the Roman fortress Bononia, the fortress preserves parts from the X century and has developed in time until the eighteenth century. Stone bastions and towers have been altered in connection with the emergence of firearms.
Archaeological museum
Epigraphic Center, in a 17th century building, grain warehouse, Danube park. Working hours – 09.30 AM – 05.30 PM, without a day off. Visiting time – 40 min.
Danubia beach
Vacation complex, seasonal fishing, with payment, village Tsar Simenovo, mun. Vidin 39 Parva str., tel. 00359 93 142 000, 00359 888 530 233

Without payment

city park DUMBRAVA,
with a zoo

Danube park 

The park contains many architectural monuments. Visiting time – 1 hour.
Turkish post 
The only post office building in Bulgaria preserved since 1859. Today, the Art Center to the Regional Library operates in the building.
Mosque with a library „Osman Pazvantoglu“
A cultural monument of national importance, ХVIII century. According to legends, the mosque is in memory of the ruler's impossible love with a Christian girl.
Built in 1894, second biggest in the country. The imposing facade is a reminder of the former grandeur of the temple, which is in ruins today, but it’s an important element of the urban history.
Stambul Kapia gate
XVII century, part of the city gate - Kaleto. The path to Istanbul passed through it.
„Bozhuritsa“, recreation area, outdoor games, fishing, 20 km. south of Vidin.
Visiting „New Europe“ bridge for a photo safari at the foot of the bridge. Night views.


Folklore festival „Albotin“, at rock monastery, takes place on the second day of Easter
Rally – cross Vidin and retro parade, May 23rd - 24th
Festival of arts „Dunavski valni“, July 17th - July 26th
Opera Festival „Krepost na vekovete“, Baba Vida
Medieval festival „Badin“, last weekend of August
Vidin fair, August 26th – September 6th
Culinary folklore gathering „Badnik“, December 22nd

Tourist Information Center

to Professional high school „Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov”, „Bdintsi“ square – provides tour guides with wireless communication systems and a drive on routes with a 12-seat e-vehicle, 1 „Dunavska“ str., tel. 00359 94 990 739
Tourist information and education center and a Danube Bureau office, Vidin, 4 „Baba Vida“ str.,

Bus station - 2 „Zheleznicharska“ str.,, тел. 00359 94 923 377

Project “MEMOFISH - memory and future. Stories about the Danube Civilization” is cofinanced by the European Union through European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg V-A Romania-BulgariaProgramme.
Amount of EU contribution:  423 921, 71 Euro





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