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Rila Monastery and Plovdiv tour in one day

Forget the hassle of public transport on a private day tour to 2 of Bulgaria’s most popular attractions, optimizing your time with round-trip transfer from your Sofia hotel. Explore the UNESCO-listed Rila Monastery and historic city of Plovdiv with your guide, benefiting from their undivided attention and cultural insights for a more personalized sightseeing experience.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia

Visit the fascinating city of Plovdiv on a full-day tour from Sofia, and explore ancient ruins, some of Bulgaria’s most historic landmarks, and the city’s Ethnographic Museum. This full-day Plovdiv trip includes pickup and drop-off at a central location in Sofia, a guided walking tour of Plovdiv, and admission to the museum and the Plovdiv Roman Theatre.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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7 Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery tour

Often called the 8th wonder of the world, the Seven Rila lakes are legendary for their beauty and awesomeness. They are one of the most visited natural sites of Bulgaria. We combine them with a visit to the Rila Monastery. The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria.The driver will pick you up, will take you to the Monastery and will show you around. After that he will take you to the lift to the 7 Rila Lakes, you will be able to go up to the lakes, the driver will stay down and wait for you there. When you come back, he will pick you from the lift and bring you back to Sofia.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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From Sofia: Self-guided trip to Rila Monastery

Travel to Rila Monastery with ease and explore independently on this self-guided tour with a round-trip transfer. Depart from Sofia in a shared air-conditioned minivan with a driver and make your way to Rila National Park. Experience the area at your own pace before heading back to Sofia in your transfer.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Kazanlak Full-Day Tour from Sofia

Combine visits to Kazanlak, the rose oil extraction capital of Bulgaria, and the Valley of the Thracian Kings on this full-day tour from Sofia. Learn about the rose oil industry and visit the noble tombs in the valley, including one UNESCO World Heritage Site. Entrance fees and round-trip hotel transportation included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church tour

The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. It is situated in the Rila Mountains. The monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila (876 – 946 AD). Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a key tourist attraction for both Bulgaria and Southern Europe. If you want to be among the lucky ones who have visited this amazing site, join our tours and let’s have a great time together!The Boyana Church is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church. In 1979, the building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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Boyana Church tour

The Boyana Church is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in the Boyana quarter. In 1979, the building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The east wing of the two-storey church was originally constructed in the late 10th or early 11th century, then the central wing was added in the 13th century under the Second Bulgarian Empire, the whole building being finished with a further expansion to the west in the middle of the 19th century. A total of 89 scenes with 240 human images are depicted on the walls of the church.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Ancient Thracian megalithic monuments - Day Tour

In the heart of Bulgaria, nestling in the midst of sloping hills and centuries-old forests, in the foot of Sredna Gora, an ancient Thracian culture center and megalithic sanctuaries are awaiting us. They were used by the ancient Thracians to connect with the Cosmos and get in tune with the Universe.There, the Thracians used to conduct pagan rituals for nature’s revival, the cult towards their God of Son and the Mother Goddess, and also to observe the cosmic events and celebrate the change of Thracian rulers and Tsars.Peace, quiet, delight, astonishment, legends and magic, greatness, miracles, and secrets - these are places covered with thousands of years of mysteries, stories, and many, many questions!Come and immerse yourself in the lost kingdom which antiquity left us!
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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Full-day Nis and Serbian History Tour from Sofia

Grab your passport and head over the border to Serbia on this full-day tour of Nis from Sofia. Learn about the turbulent history of former Yugoslavia as you visit the Nis concentration camp; visit city sights including the Roman ruins of Mediana, the Skull Tower, and the Nisava riverfront; and sample delicious Serbian cuisine with lunch (own expense) at a local grill house.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Sofia City Tour

The Sofia City Tour is a great opportunity to discover its rich history and to get acquainted with its present.The city of Sofia offers beautiful buildings, Romanesque remains, old churches, extremely interesting archaeological complexes and of course thousands of bars and restaurants where you can taste traditional Bulgarian dishes.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Plovdiv Full Day Guided Tour from Sofia

You’d be remiss to visit Bulgaria without touring Plovdiv, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s one of Europe’s oldest cities. But you don’t need to stay overnight to enjoy it. On this scenic, small-group day trip, enjoy a guided walk past Roman ruins, 19th-century houses, Orthodox churches, and mosques. Then explore the city at your leisure, with recommendations from your guide on where to have lunch.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Tour from Sofia

Tour two of northern Bulgaria’s top attractions on this private 10-hour tour from Sofia. Visit the traditional village of Arbanasi, famous for its rich past and fresco-coated Church of the Nativity. Then, continue to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria’s former medieval capital and home to the Tsarevets palace-fortress. Tour the hilltop ruins, including the main church and execution rock, where traitors were pushed to the deaths, and discover the town’s history. Private transport and entrance fees included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Belogradchik fortress and Belogradchik rocks tour

The Belogradchik Fortress, also known as Kaleto (“the fortress” from Turkish kale), is an ancient fortress located on the north slopes of the Balkan Mountains, close to the northwestern Bulgarian town of Belogradchik and is the town’s primary cultural and historical tourist attraction, drawing, together with the Belogradchik Rocks, the main flow of tourists into the region. It is one of the best-preserved strongholds in Bulgaria and a cultural monument of national importance.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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Best of the Rose Festival and the Valley of Roses and Thracian Kings

Situated in the heart of Bulgaria, the Valley of Roses is popular around the world. The same valley was chosen by the Thracian kings many centuries ago.During May and June, every year, in the foot of the mountain is blossoming the legendary rose bush. In its honor every year the locals celebrate the Rose Festival between 17th of May and 9th of June.For centuries people come there at dawn to pick the colorful and fragrant blossoms. The field is left only with the tender smells and the locals' legends.There, we’ll witness the unique ritual of “Rose picking” which is happening every year in the Valley of Roses. We’ll also get to know better the Bulgarian traditions and the technology of rose oil creation while trying different culinary delights made of aromatic roses.The mystical world of the Thracians is awaiting us next, hidden under mound tombs in different ancient building structures which were created by the inhabitants of those lands in order to celebrate life and death.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Medieval Tuida Fortress Private Day Trip

The tour starts at 8;30am when the guide will take you from your hotel. The remains of the Tuida fortress are situated next to the town of Sliven, which is about 3,5 hours of driving on a highway from Sofia (one short break included). When you arrive there, you will have about 2 hours to explore it. The local guide will take you through it and tell you about its history. You will also have the chance to see demonstrations of old crafts, shoot with a bow and take photos in old style clothes. On some special dates, old style fights are demonstrated as well. After that, you will have about 1- hour free time for lunch and then you will depart to Sofia. The expected return is at 6;30- 7pm.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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The religion in and around Sofia

Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe, placed at crossroads. Life here began around the thermal springs. The traces of many cultures are found in the city. Despite the natural and human vicissitudes Sofia retains its spirit. Come with us and let’s see the ancient walls and temples, to drink the mineral water and feel like a local, and to understand why Sofia visitors become wiser.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Belogradchik Day Tour from Sofia - Natural Formations, Wine Tasting & Crafts

Get a glimpse into the history of Northwest Bulgaria by exploring the region where remnants of the collaboration between human and nature still lay untouched. Visit the local people in Chiprovtsi who will introduce you to one of the oldest craft techniques in the country. Try the exquisite local wine selection and enjoy a traditional lunch in the beautiful gardens of our hosts. You will get the unique chance to see Belograchik Fortress and Magura Cave through the eyes of one of the best specialists in the area who will reveal the deepest secrets around their history and formation.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Mastodons' lost world - Day Tour

Five million years old subtropic forest in which a 4-meter tall mastodon is walking around, screams of prehistoric monkeys, trumpets of mastodons and stamping of three finger horses are being heard in the air… This is not a scene from a dinosaur movie, but the place which we’ll visit.We’ll immerse in the picturesque world of the Pliocene era in the paleontological formation found in Dorkovo village.This is the biggest on the Balkans and second biggest in Europe exposition of bones - about 30 species of animals from that age.We’ll carry on to later ages at a beautiful place with an ancient fort. There, stepping on the fort walls we’ll learn how the Bulgarian rulers were governing those lands and how the normal ordinary people used to live.We’ll have lunch along the coast of a Rhodope dam and then we’ll visit one of the most beautiful Bulgarian caves which were populated by Thracians many centuries ago.Come! Explore Rhodopes’ ancient history!
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full Round Trip Itinerary 16 days 15 overnights on FB

The tour is dynamic and full of activities. It gives an opportunity all the most significant historical, archaeological places, most UNESCO sites, natural landmarks, present day big cities and small villages, monuments and traces from communist era to be seen and touched. The tourists will enjoy delicious traditional food and wine and discover the best kept secret in Europe - Bulgaria!
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Duration: 16 days
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The most essential Bulgarian highlights

During the tour you will see the most essencial historical and archaeological places, some UNESCO sites, present day capital Sofia, some traces from communist era. You will enjoy delicious traditional food and wine and discover the best kept secret in Europe - Bulgaria!
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Duration: 6 days
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Plovdiv tour

Plovdiv was originally a Thracian city before later becoming a Greek city, and then a major Roman city. In the Middle Ages, it retained its strategic regional importance, changing hands between the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires. It came under Ottoman rule in the 14th century. On 4 January 1878, Plovdiv was liberated from Ottoman rule by the Russian army. It remained within the borders of Bulgaria until July of the same year, when it became the capital of the autonomous Ottoman region of Eastern Rumelia. In 1885, Plovdiv and Eastern Rumelia itself became part of Bulgaria. It is probably the most visited city in Bulgaria after Sofia, and has always amazed all its visitors with the breath taking architectural mixture it offers.If you book last moment, less then 12 hours before the tour, please also call us so that we can make sure we organize spot for you.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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Bulgaria Round Trip Itinerary - 12 days, 11 overnights on FB

During the tour you will see all the most significant historical and archaeological places, most UNESCO sites, present day big cities and small villages, monuments and traces from communist era. You will enjoy delicious traditional food and wine and discover the best kept secret in Europe - Bulgaria!
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Duration: 12 days
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Full Day Sofia Tour

Get an in-depth look at the culture, history, and architecture of Sofia on a private 7-hour tour. End-to-end transportation from your hotel enables you to cover a huge area of the city comfortably and efficiently. Get a better understanding of Bulgarian culture (plus free admission) during guided visits at the National History Museum and UNESCO listed Boyana Church. Round out your day with a comprehensive but leisurely tour of the city center.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Privater Spaziergang in Sofia

Mit dieser Privattour möchten wir Ihnen die ikonischsten Orte in Sofia zeigen, die Stadt, die wir kennen und lieben, auf eine neugierige und faszinierende Weise hervorgehoben. Wir treffen Sie mit der Mischung aus antiken, kommunistischen, orientalischen, römischen und orthodoxen Elementen in Geschichte, Architektur, Küche und Kultur. Wir sind leidenschaftliche Geschichtsfans und Reisende und wissen, wie man eine außergewöhnliche Private Walking Tour durchführt!Wir können uns zu einem Kaffee in einem sehr angenehmen Café treffen und dann mit Ihnen zu den berühmtesten Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt gehen, Ihnen einen anderen Blickwinkel als die traditionellen Sehenswürdigkeiten zeigen und abgelegene Stadtschätze entdecken. Wir beantworten Ihre Fragen zu Orten, Kultur, örtlichen Gewohnheiten, Küche und Land.Die Tour ist Teil Geschichte, Teil Sightseeing, Teil Kulturell. Alles Gute in einem!
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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