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Trekking Day Trip to Rila Mountains and Mt Mousala from Sofia

Trek to the highest peak in the Rila Mountains range with a guide for panoramic views of the area. Transfer from your Sofia hotel to Borovets and take a chair lift to your starting point. From there, begin your trek up Mt. Mousala on a trodden rocky path. Take to time to enjoy the view and snap pictures at the top of the mountain.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Vitosha Mountain and Pancharevo Lake Private Day Trip from Sofia

There’s a whole world of nature within minutes of Sofia—but accessing it by public transport or taxi can be hard. Combine the freedom of independent travel with the personal service of a private driver/guide on this private tour. Visit scenic Pancharevo Lake, with its restaurants and woodland, and Vitosha Mountain, with mineral springs and sweeping views across the city.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Vitosha Mountains Hiking Day Trip including Dragalevtsi Monastery and Cherni Vruh Climb

Choose between hiking—in summer—and snowshoeing—in winter—to scale this classic Sofia peak. After pickup from your hotel and a stop at the medieval Dragalevtsi Monastery, climb Cherni Vrah—Vitosha Mountain’s highest peak—from the Aleko Hut with your guide. The views over Sofia, the Rila Mountains, and the Balkan Mountains are just spectacular.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Seven Rila Lakes Full Day Guided Hiking Tour from Sofia

Hike around the Rila Lakes with ease on this guided small-group tour. Depart from Sofia in an air-conditioned minivan with your mountain guide. Ride the chairlift up to the Rila Lakes mountain hut and enjoy panoramic views. Head out on foot and take a looping hike on a moderately easy trail through the park to explore the seven lakes. On your way back to Sofia, stop at a geyser. 
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Day Trip to the Seven Rila Lakes

Enjoy personalized attention on this guided hiking tour to the Seven Rila Lakes. Depart from your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned car equipped with WiFi so you can stay connected. Access the mountain easily with a chairlift. Hike through the beautiful nature on the mountain and pass the Rila Lakes.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Saeva dupka and Ledenika Caves Day-Tour from Sofia

Visit Saeva dupka and Ledenika — two of Bulgaria’s fascinating cave systems — on this 1-day tour from Sofia. Travel across the Balkan Range to Brestnica with a guide and explore Saeva dupka — a subterranean cave system of five halls and echoing corridors inhabited since the Roman era. Then, travel onward to Ledenika — widely considered to be Bulgaria’s most impressive underground cave. During your tour, admire mighty stalactites and stalagmites throughout the 10 halls, dip your hand in the Lake of Wishes and enjoy an amazing 3D laser show inside the cave.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hiking The Seven Rila Lakes with option for dinner

Join in on an epic hiking trip with guide to the The Seven Rila Lakes – one of the most fascinating natural attractions on the Balkan Peninsula.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mt. Vitosha and Boyana Waterfall Hiking Tour from Sofia

Trek up Mt. Vitosha and see the Boyana waterfall on this full-day tour from Sofia. Don your walking boots and hike to the top of Bulgaria’s fourth-highest mountain, passing lush meadows and pine woods. After soaking up panoramic views of Sofia from the summit, enjoy lunch (own expense) and descend to the Boyana fall, whose waters tumble down a steep rock face. Your tour includes return transfers from Sofia, including hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

The mountains are one of Bulgaria’s great joys—especially for hikers—but can be hard to reach independently. Tailor-made for lovers of both walking and history, this action-packed day features a hike around the beautiful Seven Rila Lakes and a tour of the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour includes chair-lift ticket to the lakes but excludes monastery entrance fees.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Ultimate Balkan Horse Riding - Glozhene Monastery Ride

Explore Bulgaria’s beautiful countryside on horseback and discover a relaxing pace of life outside the city on this 7-hour Balkan horse riding adventure from Sofia. Follow your guide along winding trails through rural Bulgaria on horseback, and enjoy panoramic views over the dense forests and soaring peaks of the Balkan Mountains in the distance. Travel through quaint rural villages such as Golyam Izvor, Glozhene and Teteven, and discover top local attractions including the St George Monastery. This exciting tour is suitable for riders of all ages and ability levels.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ski-doo Snow Safari in Borovets

Explore Bulgaria’s magnificent mountain wilderness in style on this 1-hour ski-doo snow safari in Borovets. Choose the departure time to suit your schedule, then hop onto your ski-doo. Pull on your helmet and, following a safety briefing, zoom along winding tracks with your guide. Along the way, enjoy panoramic views over the snowy mountainscape and enjoy high-octane thrills in the wilds of Bulgaria. At the half-way point, swap with your ski-doo partner and experience the adventure from the back seat.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia

Discover a side of Bulgaria that’s hard to reach independently as you explore the dramatic rock pinnacles known as Stob’s Pyramids with a private hiking guide. Then journey into Bulgarian culture as you tour the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and taste home-made “banitsa” pastries. Tour includes private door-to-door transport and guiding but excludes entrance fees and lunch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Vitosha Mountain- Heritage and Hiking Private Day Trip From Sofia

Experience the nature outside of Sofia and taste traditional Bulgarian food on this private tour. Meet your guide at your hotel and make your way to Vitosha Mountain in an air-conditioned car equipped with WiFi, so you can stay connected. Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide as you sample a traditional Bulgarian breakfast and hike to Boyana Lake. Afterwards, visit Boyana Church and the National Historical Museum.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day 7 Rila Lakes Tour from Sofia

Escape the city without the hassle and expense of self-driving with this convenient shared transfer to the Rila National Park. After a briefing from your driver, soak up the beauty of the seven glacial Rila Lakes and enjoy a full day’s hiking or lounging before you return to central Sofia. A chairlift runs to and from the lakes.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rozhen Monastery and Melnik Hiking with Food Tasting - Private Tour from Sofia

Enjoy a personalized insight into the tiny town of Melnik and the historic Rozhen Monastery with a private guide. Hike through the sand peaks of the Melnik Pyramids; discover Bulgarian Revival architecture at the Kordopulova House; taste Bulgarian “banitsa” pastry; and admire St. Antonius Church. Finally, explore the Rozhen Monastery. Tour includes door-to-door round-trip transport with free Wi-Fi.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Balkan Horse Riding - Glozhene Monastery Ride

See a different side of Bulgaria on the back of a horse on this day tour from Sofia. Travel out of the city in an air-conditioned minivan. Meet the horses and, after a brief instruction, mount the saddled horse and head out on the path in the company of a guide. Stop at Glozhen Monastery and explore the interior.
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Teteven Horse Riding Experience from Sofia including Overnight Stay

Escape the city and discover Teteven’s scenic surroundings on a 2-day horse riding tour from Sofia. Enjoy intimate access to mountain paths and forest trails, and visit landmarks including Glozhene Monastery and Morovitsa cave. Avoid hidden costs with accommodation and meals included as per itinerary, and save time finding the rural location with round-trip transfer from your Sofia hotel.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Horse Riding in Tetevan Balkan from Sofia

Whether you’re a relative novice or already a pro, experience the majesty of the central Balkans on this half-day guided horseback trek. From Golyam Izvor village, ride along forest paths and mountain ridges, soak up views of Teteven Balkan and Glozhene Monastery, and explore the cavernous Morovitsa Cave. There’s no need to worry about how to get there: your day includes round-trip transfers from Sofia.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)

Save well over an hour compared to public transportation and benefit from the local knowledge of a guide on this full-day trek around the Seven Rila Lakes. Experience one of Bulgaria’s most striking mountain landscapes at a leisurely pace and hike all the way up to the highest of the seven lakes. Please note the tour excludes the small chairlift fee.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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Winter Day Trip to the Rila Mountain

Feel the winter spirit and enjoy a refreshing day trip to the Rila Mountain. You can customize the tour and choose between several different options depending on your preferences- skiing, ski doo, lift break, fortress visit and a SPA afternoon.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Day Trip to the 7 Rila Lakes with hikind and SPA

Experience Bulgarian nature and soak in thermal waters on a full-day private tour of the Rila Lakes and Sapareva Banya. Private transportation takes you from your Sofia hotel into to Rila, where you follow your guide on a three-hour hike (at your chosen difficultly level) around the seven lakes.  Afterwards, unwind at the thermal spa before relaxing on your way back to Sofia.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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One day hiking with snowshoes on Vitosha

Experience the beautiful nature outside of Sofia on this guided full-day snowshoe hiking tour. Transfer to Vitosha Mountains and suit up with snowshoes and poles. Follow your guide and begin your trek through Vitosha Nature Park on forest trails and mountain plateaus. Admire panoramic views of the city of Sofia.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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Krushuna Waterfalls and Devetashka Cave Private Day Trip

Get out of busy Sofia and spend the day in nature on this private full-day tour. Depart from your Sofia hotel in an air-conditioned car equipped with WiFi so you can stay connected. In the company of a guide, make your way to Krushuna Waterfalls and dip in the travertine pools. Explore the natural karst Devetashka Cave.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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