British Airways has frequent flights to Varna, landing at Varna Airport, five miles north-west of central Varna. After your flight lands at Varna, take a speedy taxi into the city centre, then stroll around the Black Sea resort to revive yourself. If you still have some energy after your flight, visit Varna's huge gold-domed Church of the Assumption and boutique-hop along Varna's bustling pedestrianised streets. In the evening after your flight, feast in a Varna mehana tavern with traditional Bulgarian food and hospitality.
Once your Varna flight lands, take a taxi from outside the Arrivals hall to your Varna hotel, ensuring the meter is on. The journey into Varna should take around 15 minutes. Or, after your flight, travel to Varna's centre by express bus number 409, which leaves from outside the VIP hall, and stops at the coach station and central Varna. This will get you into Varna in less than half an hour, traffic permitting.
After your flight to Varna, you can stroll along Varna's pedestrianised boulevards from verdant waterfront Primorski Park, where you can buy ice-creams, to Knyaz Boris I, home to Varna's best boutiques. Make your way to the 19th-century Cathedral of the Assumption, a Varna landmark with its multiple domes and frescoes. Varna's vast Archaeological Museum houses treasures galore, from 16th-century religious icons to 6000-year-old gold, uncovered locally in 1972. Before your flight home from Varna, shop for wooden handicrafts and ceramics around Varna's Opera House. Join locals on an evening stroll along Varna's beach, or soak up Varna's sunshine on its sands. Before your flight back from Varna, make sure you taste cavarma pork casserole with hearty Bulgarian red wines.