Welcome to Black Sea Coast

Sparsely populated sandy beaches to the far south and north, the bird-filled lakes around Burgas, and picturesque ancient towns such as Nesebâr and Sozopol are rewarding destinations. The 'maritime capital' of Varna and its seaside rival, Burgas, are two of Bulgaria's most vibrant cities. Both are famous for summer festivals and nightlife as well as many museums and galleries.

Those with their own transport will have even greater choice, with the wild Strandzha Nature Park in the south and the picturesque Kaliakra Cape and Dobrudzha region in the north theirs to discover.

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$114.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Constanta and Mamaia Day Trip from Bucharest

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Triumph Arch, BucharestOur tour to Constanta starts early in the morning and takes us east for 230 km on the A2 highway all the way to the majestic Black Sea.Stop At: Saints Paul and Peter Cathedral, Constanta, Constanta County, Southeast RomaniaWe then walk towards St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, an outstanding monument built at the beginning of the 19th century in byzantine architecture, nowadays it stands as proof of how far Christianity has spread. The cathedral also lies next to ruins of the ancient city of Tomis, former name of Constanta, that offer on insight on how the city used to be organized during Roman times.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Constanta Casino, Constanta, Constanta County, Southeast RomaniaOur first stop will be at Black Sea Coast, where we will find the symbol of Constanta- the spectacular Art Nouveau Casino standing between the commercial port and tourist one. Built in 1910 by the first King of Romania, the casino nowadays stands with a great view towards the sea as one of the main landmarks of Constanta.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Museum of National History and Archeology, Constanta, Constanta County, Southeast RomaniaWe then reach Ovid Square where we will be going inside the Museum of Archaeology and History that exhibits the largest collection of vases, statuary, artifacts and jewellery from the Greek-Roman period in Romania. Join our guide inside to hear ancient history between Romans and former Dacians.Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Roman Edifice with Mosaic, Constanta, Constanta County, Southeast RomaniaAfter the Museum of Archaeology and History we will head for the Roman Mosaic museum where we will be seeing how a former market, placed next to the Black Sea, used to be. The Roman Mosaic section of the museum was formed in 1966 to protect ancient history that lay within the floor and artifacts that inhabit the Roman Mosaic.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Folk Art Museum (Muzeul de Arta Populara), Constanta, Constanta County, Southeast RomaniaContinue your tour of the city with the Folk Art Museum, where you will be better acquainted to traditional life in Romania through its impressive collection of costumes, household items and religious icons.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Mamaia Beach, Constanta, Constanta County, Southeast RomaniaNo trip to Constanta is complete without a stop in the seaside resort of Mamaia, known as the Pearl of the Black Sea. With its fine sand and line up of restaurants, cafés and clubs, Mamaia is the most popular destination on the Black Sea, offering both relaxation, as well as entertainment. You can sit back, listen to the sounds of waves and enjoy the afternoon sun at the beach before heading back to Bucharest.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The Mosque of Constanta - Minaret, Constanta, Constanta County, Southeast RomaniaAfter the cathedral we head towards the largest mosque in Romania, built in 1910 by our King Carol ! for the local Muslim community, nowadays this mosque stands as testimony to the ethnic diversity and confessional tolerance. Climb the 140 steps of the minaret for a breathtaking view over the city and sea.Duration: 20 minutes

$17.70 Kid Friendly

Action Aqua Park Entrance Ticket

Over an area of 36 000 m2 there are 30 water attractions, thematic bars and restaurants and all this surrounded by tropical palm trees and Mediterranean shrubs, wooden bridges over the 330 feet long Lazy River, geysers and fountains, beautiful areas for sunbathing, walking and relaxation.Sunbathe near the themed pools, taste the fresh and delicious food, get your cocktail at a bar of choice, visit the Ice Cream House. Action Aquapark offers you not just a plethora of water attractions, but shared moments and emotions.What you will see: • The one the only Uphill Water Coaster – twice up the water and twice down the water • The fastest slide Free Fall, which invites you to slide with almost 70 km/h • The steepest and 18 meters high Kamikadze • The dynamic Niagara • The 150 meters long and covered slide Black Hole • The big Wave Pool • The exciting Turbolence • The H2O Adventure Island, a unique multi storey KIDS attraction, featuring eight slides, geysers, fountains, waterfalls, tunnels to crawl and rope bridges • You will find every type of slide • Body Slides • Speed Slides • Kids' Slides • Tube Slides • Multi-Lane Slides • Lazy River • Feature Slides

$63.25 Outdoor Activities

Istanbul to Sile and Agva Nature Tour with Black Sea Swimming

Discover small fishing towns and the landscapes of the Black Sea coast on a full-day excursion from Istanbul.Head north-east of Istanbul on the Anatolian side to Sile, a small Black Sea fishing town known for its sandy beaches and open-weave cotton fabric, and its past role as a port of call for ships sailing east from the Bosphorus. Take a stroll along the fishing harbor or relax with a cup tea at the hilltop café overlooking the lighthouse.On the way to Agva you’ll come across picturesque Turkish villages such as Kabakoz and Suaybli, where time seems to stand still. Continue along the coastal route to Agva, situated between the Yesilcay and Goksu rivers that flow into the Black Sea.You’ll take a leisurely boat ride down the Goksu River, enjoying the rich green landscapes and views of Agva. Take a break for lunch to enjoy the local fish.Next you’ll have a chance to unwind, either relaxing along the Goksu River or on one of Agva's sandy beaches. Surrounded by forest and cliffs, you’ll find the fresh, blue green waters of the sea calling you.Take the forest route on the return trip. The region is heavily forested due to its mild, damp climate. Stop for a cup of tea at a forest café and take time to relax in a hammock.

$43.70 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Private Cultural Heritage and Shumen Sightseeing Tour from Varna

Meet your guide at your Varna hotel at 9am and travel for one hour in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle to the Madara Archaeological Reserve. Here, you'll observe a UNESCO-listed rock relief sculpture of a horseman on a sheer cliff that dates back to the eight century.Next, visit Pliska National Historical and Architectural Reserve, the former capital of the first Bulgarian Empire, and wander through the remains of Imperial Palace and other ornamental buildings. Then, continue to the town of Shuman and pause for lunch (own expense).Afterward, visit the Shumen Fortress, located on a high plateau. Peak at the Tombul Mosque before ascending to a lookout point to soak in a sweeping view of the landscape. Explore the Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument, a large and abstract brutalist memorial complex, and take a stroll through the Old Town.Your 8-hour tour concludes with a drop-off back at your Varna hotel.

$72.44 Day Trips & Excursions

The Northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast in a Day Private Tour from Varna

The tour starts at 8.00 am from your accommodation in Varna. The first stop will be Balchik, a Black Sea coastal town and seaside resort, 42 km northeast of Varna. The town sprawls scenically along hilly terraces descending from the Dobruja plateau to the sea.The Balchik Palace was constructed between 1926 and 1937, during the Romanian control of the region, for the needs of Queen Marie of Romania. The palace complex consists of a number of residential villas, a smoking hall, a wine cellar, a power station, a monastery, a holy spring, a chapel and many other buildings, as well as most notably a park that is today a state-run botanical garden.Then you will continue to Kaliakra, a nature and archaeological reserve and one of the most beautiful historic Capes in Europe. The coast is steep with vertical cliffs reaching 70 m down to the sea. Kaliakra is a nature reserve, where dolphins and cormorants can be observed. Many rare and migrant birds can be seen here in Spring and Autumn and, like much of this coastline, is home to several rare breeding birds (e.g. Pied Wheatear and a local race of European Shag).It also features the remnants of the fortified walls, water-main, baths and residence of Despot Dobrotitsa in the short-lived Principality of Karvuna's medieval capital. The next stop will be the picturesque Bolata Bay, which is a protected area as well. The place represents a small cove with a perfect semi-circular shape, featuring a beautiful sandy beach. You can have a lunch and a glass of wine (at your own expense) at one of the most charming restaurants in the region - Dalboka, located at Kaliakra Bay. The place is ecologically very clean, which was the reason here to be established the first in Bulgaria mussels farms in 1993. They are specialized in cultivation and production of ecologically clean Black Sea mussels from the Muthilus Gallaprovincialis species.After lunch you will continue to the protected area and archaeological reserve of Yaylata, located at a distance of about 1 km south of Kamen Bryag. Rarely seen natural beauty reigns here, combined with multiple remains of ancient civilizations and mysteries of the past. Here visitors can see prehistoric cave residences, Thracian tombs, ancient cellars, a sanctuary, altar stones, necropolises, a fortified wall, semi-obliterated inscriptions, stone icons and crosses engraved along the cave walls.The last place for the day will be the picturesque village of Tuylenovo. There is a fishing harbor and a small beach. Dolphins can be seen from the coast and they usually come nearer to the land in the early morning or late afternoon. The caves in the cliffs were used as dwellings, and nowadays backpackers set up camp inside for free accommodation.Late afternoon you will depart for Varna and your accommodation.

$65.55 Tours & Sightseeing

One-day Cultural Heritage and Sightseeing Tour in the Vicinity of Varna

You will be picked up from your accommodation or hotel in Varna at approximately 9am.Your first stop will be the Aladzha Rock Monastery, situated in a beautiful area 14 km north of Varna, near Zlatni Pyasatsi Resort (Golden Sands Resort), in the center of Zlatni Pyasatsi Nature Park (Golden Sands Nature Park). There are no reliable historical records as to when the monastery was established, but there is evidence that it already existed in the 10th – 12th centuries.Your next stop will be the park-museum “Vladislav Varnenchik,” a memorial complex and a unique park, situated at the place of the battlefield from 10/11/1444, where the Polish- Hungarian King, Vladislav Yagello lost his life. In the exposition, visitors can see arms and equipment from the 15th century, found on the battlefield as well as paintings, sculptures, prints and other works of art.Your next stop will be the old glass production factory in Beloslav, which preserved and developed the production technology of the Beloslav glass factory founded in 1893. The production list includes about 400 items produced in one furnace for automated production of glass phials up to 150 ml and three furnaces for blown glass, clear and colored glass.You will have the chance to see live demonstrations of hand-made glassware craftsmanship. Qualified experts present the technologies employed to turn sand, calcined soda and limestone into melted glass, as well as the tools and skills used by the craftsmen to blow and shape glassware pieces. At the demonstration hall the blowing of souvenir articles, as well as their decoration and inscription by skilled glass-blowers is observed. On request, visitors can take a hand at blowing a glassware of their own.After the factory you will have lunch in a nice restaurant in Devnya serving traditional Bulgarian food.Next comes the town of Devnya, where we will visit the “in situ” museum of Roman mosaics and Ronam villa of the 3rd through the 4th centuries. A big Roman building with exquisite mosaics was discovered in this place during archaeological excavations carried out in 1976. The museum was constructed over some of the foundations of this building.The last stop for the day will be the Stone Forest, a fabulous natural phenomenon, mostly known by its Bulgarian name of "Pobitite Kamani," which means "stones beaten into the ground." The spectacular landscape of "Pobitite Kamani" is a spotty spread in a North - South orientated belt about 3 km wide and 8 km long. The stones are clustered in seven large groups and several separate small areas embracing a total area of more than 7 square kilometers. Тhe main group, the "Dikilitash" group is the most impressive and in the best state of preservation. Your tour will conclude in the late afternoon in Varna.