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One day to Nis, the Capital of South-East Serbia from Sofia

If you’d like to see more of Europe but are short on time, add a new country to your list with a guided day trip to Nis, Serbia’s third city. Stop at the Skull Tower, a bizarre monument embedded with human skulls, then explore highlights of the Old Town from Nis Fortress to Cair’s Fountain. Your tour includes lunch and door-to-door round-trip transfers.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Valley of the Thracian Kings, Hidden Treasures

During this day tour you will have the chance to learn more about the mysterious Thracians, best known for the mythical hero Orpheus (ancient musician and thinker), Spartacus (Roman slave and gladiator, and leader of the famous slave revolt), as well as for the oldest golden treasure in the world. We will visit 3 of the masterpieces of the Thracian burial architecture, one of which UNESCO site, as well as the History museum in Kazanlak. During our day of Thracian heritage exploration we will have the chance to admire the picturesque landscape, which obviously was highly valued by the Thracians as well. We will have a stop in rose distillery, as the Valley is famous for the rose production as well.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Surva Festival in Pernik

Pernik is a town located about 30 km from Sofia and for many years has been known as the steel industry hearth of Bulgaria.Festival “Surva” is an international event combining Folklore mask traditions from the whole Balkan Peninsula and also some countries form Central and Western Europe. The masked people are named Kukeri, men in elaborate costumes who perform traditional rituals intended to scare away evil spirits. The costumes cover most of the body and include decorated wooden masks of animals (sometimes double-faced) and large bells attached to the belt. Around New Years' and before Lent, the kukeri walk and dance through villages to scare away evil spirits with their costumes and the sound of their bells. They are also believed to provide a good harvest, health, and happiness to the village during the year.Participants in this festival of the good are more than 5000 people from more than 70 countries. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
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RILA MOUNTAINS & THE SEVEN RILA LAKES

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
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Sofia Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy the best of Sofia, at your pace! Tour in: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian. Immerse with the city and let yourself feel it. Visit the most interesting sights of the ancient capital and learn everything about them from the voice of a professional guide and historian. You will explore the city with the help of an Audioguide device and a map (and a pair of comfortable shoes are recommended). The tour starts when you decide it and it includes the 25 most interesting sights from the center of Sofia. If you get tiered or hungry along the route, you will have the opportunity to benefit a 10% discount in Arena di Serdica and Art Club Museum, two beautiful place keeping great vestige of Ancient Serdica.  
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Two days tour to Skopje and Canyon Matka from Sofia

Visiting Skopje and Matka Canyon from Sofia is tricky without hiring a car. On this 2-day tour, visit the Macedonian capital with a guide. Depart from your Sofia hotel in an air-conditioned minivan and arrive at Matka Canyon. Take a boat ride down the river and enjoy a local lunch. Continue onto Skopje and learn about the city on a guided walking tour.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Scenic Railroad Varvara - Avramovo

Take a scenic rail ride and visit natural hot springs with ease on this full-day tour from Sofia. Travel in an air-conditioned minivan to the Varvara and ride the scenic Septemvri-Bansko railway. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide. After the rail ride, take time to visit the hot springs in Varvara.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Communist Sofia Walking Tour

History buffs and anyone with an interest in the Communist era will love this informative walking tour, led by a historian guide. Learn about everyday life for Bulgarians during the Communist period as you tour the city’s key Communist sites. See the Soviet Army Monument, the National Palace of Culture Congress Center, and the Georgi Dimitrov Mausoleum, and shop for relics at the Flea Market.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: 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
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Sofia Alternative Tour

If conventional tours are not for you but you’d like to learn more about Sofia, embark on this unique adventure that’s half escape room, half treasure hunt. Meet at the office, pick up the starter pack, and get off the beaten path as you puzzle your way through clues around Sofia. Finally, meet your guide, complete the final challenge, and get a rundown on your personal experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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God's eyes cave & Glozhene monastery

• Small groups , personal attention ! • Тhe rural tourism shows the real face of Bulgaria  • Meeting point: Aleksander Nevsky cathedral at 8.30am
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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GAILY TOUR in SOFIA - Gay Friendly Tour & Ottomans' Secrets

Sofia • Gay Friendly Tour & Ottomans' Secrets Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide for City Tour (3 hours)Entrance Fee - Alexander Nevski Cathedral
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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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17 days Balkans Tour from Sofia to Budapest and Bucharest

Visit the Balkans in this 17 days tour in wich You will visit 9 countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Hungary. Enjoy a small group tour from 1 to 14 with a tourguide that will fit on your interests and will make this experience unforgettable. In this tour of the Balkans You will have the possibility to understand better the history that separated or connected different countries and experience as well mostly of the Unesco sites.
  • Duration: 17 days
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  • Duration: 17 days
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Sofia with Bike

Explore Sofia on a bike – one of the greenest capitals in Europe! We will be zooming in and out of parks, while visiting Sofia’s most famous landmarks.This tour starts from your hotel. You will have the chance to see the Sofia sights on a bike and to have lunch after the tour.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Sofia Sightseeing Tour & Thracian Mystery Game

With this 2 hour walking tour you will explore all main landmarks of the Bulgarian capital- Sofia- located in the city center. Sofia is an ancient city, with rich Thracian, Roman and Bulgarian heritage.After the sightseeing tour, you will participate in an interactive escape room game, where you will have the chance to solve a Thracian mystery riddle based on a real case!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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One day of a life as a true Bulgarian - Get to know our culture!

I am NOT going to just tell you all about our weird traditions, I am going to walk you through the most interesting and fun habits all Bulgarians have. O, food… O spicy spiciness, salty saltiness and sweet sweetness… – O, Bulgarian Cuisine! What we eat?! What we drink?! You might not believe, but each weekend of the year, somewhere in some village in Bulgaria people would be dancing on the main square and celebrate something unusual. We give honour to the Patron of the city, honour to the flowers, honour to the fruits, vegetables, water… and if you think that this cannot be true…. we invite you not as a tourist, but as a friend. Learn more about our  traditions, festivals and explore Bulgaria as a local.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Communist Hirstory Private Walking Tour

This tour is a great chance to get insights about the communist past of Sofia and Bulgaria. Learn the most important historical facts related to the regime, the lifestyle, the economy and its consequences for the people, along with some interesting personal stories, and see the remaining old monuments and buildings from that period.
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Meet The Locals

With this tour you will have the chance to go back in time and taste the typical Bulgarian cuisine, wine and famous hospitality. For this experience and atmosphere Melnik and Razlog valley will help with there authentic architecture, appearance and the people who you will meet with and be your hosts.
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Rila Monastery and Plovdiv in one day

We are the only company that offers this unique combination of tour to Rila Monastery and Plovdiv in just one day. Visit the two most visited locations in one day from the comfort of a car with this amazing 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, and is the most visited location in Bulgaria and for a good reason. Plovdiv’s history spans 6,000 years, it’s the second biggest city in Bulgaria, it has traces of a Neolithic settlement dating to roughly 4000 BC.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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Adrenaline pumping off-road tour to a spectacular panoramic view

Join us on a ride towards one of the best panoramic views in the town. The uphill and downhill journey in Lyulin mountain will start with a pick-up in the downtown and finish back there. We will drive through an abandoned secret mountain military base from the communism era. Once we reached the top you will enjoy one of the best panoramic views of the city. The slippery muddy mountain roads will pump your adrenaline and the spectacular views will boost your story! #instamoment
  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs
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  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs
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One Day tour to 7 Rila Lakes

One of the most notable natural attractions on the Balkan peninsula 7 Rila Lakes – The Lower Lake (2 095 m), Fish Lake (2 184 m), The Trefoil (2 216 m), The Twin (2 234м), The Kidney (2 282 м), The Eye (2 440 м), The Tear (2 535 м). This tour starts from your hotel. You will visit Sapareva bania, then you will take a lift and after the lift you will start to hike the lakes. After you reach the highest lake you will go back and return to Sofia. The tour ends at your hotel.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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UNESCO heritage day tour

This is a Private Tour so you will not be combined with other people besides those in your reservation- there will be a private car and a private driver- guide just for you!Discover 3 UNESCO sites in Bulgaria- the Boyana church, the National Historical Museum and the Zemen monastery. Find out more about the history, the nature and the culture of the country with this one day. tour. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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