Welcome to Sliven

Encircled by rocky crags, Sliven is famed for its role in the 19th-century revolution. The hilltop caves and boulders that now form Blue Rocks Nature Park, north of town, once concealed haidouks, the rebels who helped secured Bulgaria's freedom from the Ottomans. Against the backdrop of this proud history, this welcoming town offers glimmers of inspiration in its well-preserved house-museums, and cultural draws... Read More

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$83.29 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Day Tour in the Thracian Valley

The tour starts from any hotel in Sliven with a professional guide and a driver. The program includes a visit to the Bulgarian Stonehenge with the Kabile fortress, which is an absolute must-see attraction in the region. After that follows, visit Yambol to see the Bezisten, a cutting edge multimedia building that shows the glorious past of the region, which is better than any museum in Bulgaria. The guide will then walk you on the main pedestrian street, which has remarkable architecture and is a nice place to window-shop or relax. Travel by car to the next destination, the boutique winery of Edoardo Miroglio. The winery is unique for Bulgaria and it's producing one of the best wines in the country. Have lunch and tour the winery, seeing the private zoo. Wine tasting could be ordered while here, but is not included in the price of the tour. After that the tour finishes with a drive back to Sliven. See the Thracian Valley with ease, and relax on this day tour!

$123.22 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sliven Textile and Wine Full Day Tour

Pickup from your hotel in Sliven at 9am.09:00-11:30 Off-the-beaten path walking tour of Sliven covering the first textile factory on the Balkans opened 1836 and already a museum with live demonstrations, the house-museum of the Sliven's lifestyle from the 19th century which shows you the exquisite garments and architecture of the time and taking a walk down the center to see the European Tree of the year - more than 1100-year old The Old Elm in the center of Sliven.11:40-13:00 Visit to one of the best wineries in the region with wine-tasting and appetizers13:00-14:00 The lunch will await you in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant in the city center of Sliven where we could try Bulgarian specialties14:00-16:30 Shopping in the factory store of Edoardo Miroglio who is continuing the great years of the Bulgarian textile from the time of the first textile factory on the Balkans in Sliven. This is the only shop in Bulgaria where you could buy the production for export for the biggest fashion brands in Europe.

$99.26 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sliven History and Wine Half Day Tour

Pickup from your hotel in Sliven at 09:00.09:00-11:30 Off-the-beaten path walking tour of Sliven covering the regional historical museum which keeps the authentic Thracian Golden mask, silver rhytons and artifacts from the glorious past of the region, the house-museum of the Sliven's lifestyle from the 19th century which shows us the exquisite garments and architecture of the time and taking a walk down the center to see the European Tree of the year - more than 1100-year old The Old Elm in the center of Sliven and Tuida fortress which is one of the symbols of the town that keeps the memory of the past originally renovated with demonstrations and dressing with specific garments.11:40-13:20 Visit to one of the best wineries in the region with wine-tasting and appetizers.13:30-14:30 The lunch will await you in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant in the city center of Sliven where you could try Bulgarian specialties.

$111.81 Day Trips & Excursions

Blue Stones Nature Park and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Sliven

Pickup from your hotel in Sliven at 09:00.09:00 – 10:15 Transfer to a local village for a visit to a local peach brandy making. Visit to a bread factory, small honey production and cheese making house.10:15 – 11:45 Visit to Edoardo Miroglio winery which produces one of the highest quality Bulgarian wines. Wine-tasting and tour of the unique winery.11:45 – 13:00 Taking the only open chairlift with stunning views of the Nature park The Blue Stones an the town at the backdrop. 20-minutes ride and you are on top 1100 meters. Then you take the road up to the viewpoint of the TV tower from where picture postcard photos and such of griffon-vultures could be shot.13:00 – 15:00 20 minute walk down the road to the bakery from where you can buy home-made bread with cheese. Picnic by the picturesque Karandila lake.15:00 – 16:00 Short walk to wonderful viewpoint from the nature park.16:00 – 16:20. 20-minute ride on the chairlift down from the nature park to Sliven

$62.75 Walking & Biking Tours

Zheravna Walking Tour

These are the main sights that you will discover in your walking tour:House of Yordan Yovkov- ZheravnaIn the home of Yordan Yovkov in Zheravna is an exposition dedicated to the great Bulgarian writer. I The exhibition is focusing on the creativity of the writer and his relationship with the nature of the Kotel. Yovkov's career began as a poet, but his short story brought him fame of a great master. Art Gallery Zheravna: The collection of the gallery includes over 400 works by artists such as Michalis Garudis, Radi Nedelchev Tzanev Stoyan, Hristo Todorov, Marin Podmolov, Cyril Kazanlakliev, Michael Kurdov, Lika Yanko, N. Deleva and others. Annually in the art gallery "Zheravna" present thematic exhibitions of masters of the brush from Burgas, Sofia, Sliven and others.House Sava Filaretov Zheravna: Filaretov Sava was born in 1825 and was highly educated for his time. As a prominent politician and activist of the struggle for religious freedom and independence, actively collaborated with various Bulgarian and Russian magazines and newspapers, Sava Filaretov is forced by the Ottoman authorities to leave Sofia. So in 1861 he went to Russia. He died in Cairo in 1863 of tuberculosis.House Rusi Chorbadzhi: The building was built in the mid-eighteenth century and a two-story building, one of the few well-preserved from this period in Bulgaria. In the house of Russia Chorbadzhi reserved foreign and domestic architecture, and the division of the premises. Nikula Chorbadzhi Guesthouse- Zheravna: The House is majestic, one of the greatest and solidest structures in Zheravna. For more than 150 years, it is a remarkable model of the Bulgarian Late Revival Architecture. In 1978 the House has been announced a cultural monument of regional significance. Complex Zlatna Oresha: The authentic architecture from the Bulgarian Revival period is fully preserved. The houses are wooden and two-storey, carrying the atmosphere of times long gone.  The interior is in the typical for this region folk style from XVIII – XIX century, which brings comfort and warmth. "St. Nicholas“ church - Zheravna village: It was built in the year 1834 and today it has a rich collection of icons, stone sculptures and church plate. Its location is near the old temple burned down in the early thirties of the XIX century. During the Ottoman rule, besides its primary purpose, the church also functioned as a repository of religious literature in the area.

$46.78 Private & Custom Tours

Pokémon GO Sliven Private Tour

The experienced Pokemon hunter will walk you around the city unlocking the wide varieties for hunting in this unique town. Simultaneously, you would experience the history and the beauty of the revival town. Nestled at the bottom of the BlueStones Nature Park it's a town with highlights dating back centuries ago.This tour includes a hotel pick-up and drop off. Some of the most interesting sights with lots of game play, Pokemon shops and Gyms which you would experience are the Regional Historical Museum, the Old Elm, the Museum-house Dobri Chintulov, the Museum-house Hadji Dimitar, the house of Dr. Mirkovic, the Museum-house of Sliven's lifestyle of the 19th century, the Textile Industry Museum, Tuida fortress, the Hadji Dimitar square and the Monument of the legendary Sliven leader.