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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Private Day Trip from Sofia

Combine the flexibility you value in independent travel with the knowledge and efficiency of a professional guide on this private tour. Stop when and where you want as you explore two of Bulgaria’s most charming spots: scenic Plovdiv Old Town and the quaint little town of Koprivshtitsa. Your tour includes door-to-door transport with free Wi-Fi but excludes any entrance fees.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

Visit Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa on a full-day trip from Sophia, and discover the art and architecture of two iconic Bulgarian cities. Stroll the narrow lanes of Plovdiv’s old town, and discover historic traces of the Romans, Thracians and Byzantines who swept through this region. Continue to Koprivshtitsa for a walking tour to the homes of the city’s most storied residents, and learn how a local revolutionary committee freed Bulgaria from Ottoman rule during the Russo-Turkish war before ending your tour in central Sophia. 
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with Light Lunch

Visit two notable World Heritage sites of Bulgaria — Rila Monastery and Boyana Church — recognized by UNESCO for their religious significance, historical attributes and Byzantine architecture. Travel to the outskirts of Sofia in the comfort of your own private vehicle and let a personal guide lead you on a tour of both landmarks. A light lunch is included in your full-day itinerary.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sofia full day tour

Get an in-depth exploration of the Bulgarian capital on this full-day tour of Sofia. Set out from your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned minivan. Accompanied by a guide, visit Boyana Church, the National Historical Museum, Pancharevo Lake, and more. Take a walking tour through the city center and learn about Bulgarian history from your guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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From Sofia to Plovdiv - Day trip!

Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019There are places that draw you in time and time again. Places that you keep going back to only to experience their intangible allure. Places that soothe the mind and create memories you want to share. And Plovdiv is one such place. It is a town steeped in history yet bustling with modernity. Dubbed the oldest European inhabited city, this year it is crowned with a yet another well-deserved title – that of European capital of culture, a shared honour with the beautiful Italian city of Matera.----------------Аvailable in 6 languages - Audio Guide ( English, Russian, Spanish, French, Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian )Budget-friendlySmall group -----------------Departure:From Sofia - 2 Ivan Vazov str., Sofia ( near Ivan Vazov National Theater )Departure Time from Sofia : 9.30 AMReturn Time Sofia : 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Koprivshtitsa Day Tour from Sofia - Wine Tasting & Landscapes

Take this journey through the most picturesque part of the country- the central Balkans. Far from the hustle and bustle of the bigger highways, the road we are going to take is rarely used today. It used to connect our capital with the Black Sea coast, spreading almost 500km to the east and intersecting the country in two halves You will not only gain more knowledge on the Bulgarian history and culture by strolling the traditional town of Koprivshtitsa but also learn about the mastery behind Thracian Valley winemaking in one of the most exquisite wine cellars in the region. Timeless landscapes and breathtaking views will open for you as you embark on your last experience - a scenic open lift ride up the Balkan Mountains.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bulgaria and Serbia in One Day from Sofia

Explore two Bulgarian and Serbian medieval masterpieces on this 9-hour tour to Boyana Church and Poganovo Monastery from Sofia. First, visit the UNESCO-protected Boyana Church just outside Sofia, to admire its 13th-century frescoes, considered some of the best examples of medieval Bulgarian artistry. Then, cross into Serbia to the Poganovo Monastery to view its artworks and treasures, and absorb its deep spirituality. Tour includes a Serbian lunch, air-conditioned transport, and Sofia hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Sofia Gourmet Tour

We will take you from your place and will go to one of the most Amazing restaurants in Sofia with Excellent food, Fast service, Memorable location with a Top view to the city.You will enjoy a Dinner with all traditional Delicious meals and a lovely Show program with local dances and a singer.The dinner includes: traditional salad, traditional main meal, dessert, glass of rakia and red wine. We will also tell you about the colorful history and past of Bulgaria during the dinner. The Cult moment in the program are Fire Magical Dances which can't be seen at other place.We are Professional Dancers (local dances) and can learn you how to dance them and feel the rhythm of the Bulgarian folklore magic. After the end of the program,we will return you back home. Not to forget the Star View to the city on the way back! Please note that due to the popularity of the restaurant, the seats may be subject of availability.If needed we will reserve seats at another good restaurant with a local program
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Symbol of the communism Buzludzha Monument and the Rose Valley

• Explore the beautiful Bulgarian countryside, the nature and culture. • Visit the “Ghost of communism” – Buzludzha monument - one of the most impressive abandoned places on earth. • Visit the Valley of the Roses and the Thracian kings. • Enjoy the beauty of the famous Bulgarian roses (the roses bloom in May and June) • Visit a traditional rose distillery and an ethnographic complex. • Enjoy a delicious lunch among the rose gardens with a fantastic view. • A chance to try all kind of rose products, directly from the producer. • Rural tourism showing the real face of Bulgaria!
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Day Trip to Plovdiv

Getting an in-depth experience of Plovdiv from Sofia in a day is tricky, but on this full-day tour, explore Bulgaria’s second city with a guide. Travel in a shuttle bus from Sofia and learn about the history of Plovdiv on a sightseeing tour through the city with your guide. Afterwards, take time to explore independently before returning to Sofia.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Shuttle Tour

Travel with a small group to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church, two UNESCO World Heritage sites. An informative guide points out 19th-century paintings depicting the Bulgarian Renaissance at the country’s largest monastery, set against the beauty of the Rila mountains. In the afternoon, visit Boyana Church to view its medieval frescoes. You’ll travel round-trip by air-conditioned minivan from Sofia’s Alexander Nevski Square.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rose Festival 2019

Kazanlak's Rose Festival is the annual celebration of the Rosa Damascena, the Bulgarian oil-bearing rose that has become a cultural and economic icon for the Rose Valley region. On this trip, experience the colour and music of the Festival without getting caught by its tourist traps; instead, spend the rest of the day visiting the Valley's cultural landmarks and some of its authentic rose-oil makers. Enjoy a healthy mix of Festival excitement and peaceful exploration of the Valley itself.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes in one day from Sofia

Reaching the Seven Rila Lakes by public transport typically involves two buses, a shuttle and most of your day. Take the pain out of transportation—while maintaining total independence—with this cost-effective shared transfer. Visit both these beautiful glacial lakes and the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with ample time for hiking.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rila monastery Private Day Tour From Sofia

Rila monastery is Bulgaria's holiest place and one of the country's  most remarkable historical sites and a must see during your stay in Bulgaria. Join our private day tour and we guarantee you a wonderful day in which we will reveal to you the secrets of the monastery, its church and the life of St. John of Rila...oh and of the amazing grilled Rila trout.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The affordable Sofia Walking Tour

Lovers of history will thrill to this action-packed private walking tour that takes you from the 4th-century Rotunda of St. George to grand 20th-century architecture. Stops include the Ottoman-era Banya Bashi Mosque, the Cathedral St. Alexander Nevski with its glorious icons, and the Ivan Vazov National Theater.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Valley of the Thracian Kings, Hidden Treasures

Dive deep into Bulgarian history on a 10-hour group tour to the Valley of the Thracian Kings region. Beginning and ending at your Sofia accommodation, comfortable transportation enables you to cover a number of destinations in a short amount of time. Along the way, listen to mysterious stories about Orpheus and Spartacus. You also enjoy guided visits to Ostrusha Tomb, Golyama Kosmatka Mound, and the UNESCO listed Tomb of Kazanlak.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Tour

• One-day trip from Sofia to the Rila Monastery with Boyana Church. Two objects in the UNESCO list, some of the most sought-after material monuments of ancient Bulgarian history. • Unique frescoes from the 11th century and triumph of the Bulgarian Revival in the beginning of the 19th century. The complex of the Rila Monastery has five museums with a rich library, which preserves around 3,5000 unique exhibits which include nearly 300 manuscripts, 9,000 print and graphic publications from the 11th-19th century. You will have the opportunity to get to know the whole monastery, including 16 objects.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Sofia city center tour

Appreciating the historic significance of Sofia’s many landmarks can be tricky when exploring alone. Learn about the capital’s ancient and modern history on a tour of the city center, and gain insight into landmarks including the St George Rotunda and National Assembly from your guide. Explore on foot for a more intimate sightseeing experience, and gain top tips and useful overview for the rest of your stay.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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