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
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
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 Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 4pm at the Palace of Justice.
• 3.5 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
Visit the history-steeped Plovdiv Old Town and Bachkovo Monastery on this day trip from Sofia, led by an expert guide. Travel by comfortable minivan to the charming city of Plovdiv. Wander amid historical monuments, art galleries, bohemian cafes and stunning 19th-century architecture during a guided tour of the Old Town. Then, after visiting the Roman amphitheater and enjoying free time to sightsee independently, continue to the Bachkovo Monastery. Explore the holy site with your guide and admire the magnificent frescoes that depict Judgment Day. Entrance fees not included.
• 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
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.
• 4 hours
Your experienced guide will help you get to know the Bulgarian culture better in about 3 hours. You'll learn the 10 things one should know about the Bulgarian culture and you'll feel Bulgaria through all your senses - smell it, taste it, touch it, hear it and have a fulfilling experience.
• 3 hours