Discover two of Bulgaria’s UNESCO World Heritage gems on this day trip from Sofia. Traveling by minivan, admire rural Bulgaria on route to the Rila Monastery in the pine-carpeted Rila Mountains. Take a guided tour of the medieval treasure with its fresco-coated church, and visit its fascinating museum. Then, after time to explore independently, continue to Boyana Church, near Sofia, to marvel at its spectacular pre-Renaissance frescoes. Entrance fees not included.
• 8 hours
Discover two of Bulgaria’s most visited towns, Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa, on this day trip from Sofia. With a professional driver-guide, travel from the Bulgarian capital to the historical city of Plovdiv. Explore the winding streets of the Plovdiv Old Town on a walking tour and marvel at the 19th-century architecture and Thracian, Roman, Byzantine and Bulgarian antiquities. Then, continue to Koprivshtitsa, once at the heart of the Bulgarian fight for liberation. After a walking tour, enjoy free time to explore independently before returning to Sofia. Entrance fees not included.
• 11 hours
Find out what it was like on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain by joining our Communist tour. A 45-year-long period compressed in about 3-3.5 hours, including factors that led to it and its aftermath. The main goal is to present this controversial period of history in an objective and informative way. Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 4pm at the Palace of Justice.
• 3.5 hours
Discover Bulgarian cuisine and Sofia’s sights on this 3-hour food and culture walking tour. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, stroll through Sofia’s elegant center to see icons including the Presidency building and the National Theater. Along the way, sample a classic ‘shopska’ cucumber and tomato salad, with ‘ayran,’ a local yoghurt drink. Then, try some sweet treats at Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali), and visit a typical restaurant to enjoy locally made wine and a mezze selection of mouthwatering meat. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring a small-group experience.
• 3 hours
The tour starts from your hotel. The first stop will be Boyana Church, which is situated in Sofia. Afterwards, head towards the Zemen Monastery, were you will arrive after approximately one hour and a half drive. After enjoying Zemen Monastery, you will continue towards Osogovo Monastery in Macedonia. After approximately two hours transfer you reach your destination. You will have the chance to enjoy the Holy Cloister and have a traditional lunch in the nearby restaurant. Transfer to Sofia- the tour ends at your hotel.
• 10 hours
In only a few hours this tour takes you from Bucharest to the foothills of the Balkan Mountains where the impressive medieval settlement of Veliko Tarnovo is located. The tour will start with a visit to St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery, the only monastery in Bulgaria carved into rock and inhabited since its establishment, and will continue with a visit to the remarkable medieval capital of Veliko Tarnovo, built high on the surrounding hilltops, and Arbanasi Village, full of medieval charm.
• 12 hours
The Sofia pub crawl is the night walk around Sofia’s hidden and unique bars. This event is not for those looking for loud and smoky rooms; instead, you will hear different stories about the places visited and meet other tourists from all over the world. Therefore, a nice international evening with a lot of chatting is guaranteed. The event includes some free drinks at most of the places and free entrance to a club. Every location has its own style and is worth visiting it. You would not find these places on your own or just wouldn’t dare to go in.Note: The pub crawl has more guests on Fridays and Saturdays, so it may be hard to visit the most hidden bars. If you would like the best possible chance to see them, the best option is to come from Sunday - Thursday!
• 4 hours
The tour includes a visit of Rila Monastery, recognized as a part of UNESCO world heritage site. The next stop will be another UNESCO site- Boyana church. This one-day tour provides the unique opportunity to visit one of the supreme Bulgarian sites, along with some of the highlights of the region.
• 8 hours
The tour starts with a visit of the ancient city of Plovdiv, which several peoples have inhabited, leaving unique traces of their cultures. The next stop will be Bachkovo monastery, the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria.The tour includes a hotel pickup and drop-off.
• 9 hours
The tour will give you the opportunity to explore the charming old town of Plovdiv, to visit the Roman remains and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch. Plovdiv is preparing for European capital of Culture 2019 and it is more beautiful than ever, so now is the best time to visit it.
• 9 hours