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Day Trips

Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip 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.
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  • 13 hours
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Day Trips

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

Immerse yourself in the beguiling beauty of two of Bulgaria’s most spectacular sights on a full-day trip from Sofia. Admire the natural splendor of rural Bulgaria as you travel to the Rila Monastery, a sacred structure cradled by the dense pine forests of the mountains. Delve into the history of the medieval landmark and browse the intriguing exhibitions of the on-site museum. Continue to Boyana Church to gaze at the fascinating pre-Renaissance frescoes that decorate the walls within. Please note, entrance fees are not included on this tour.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Full-day Tours

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Day tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

The day tour from Sofia to Skopje is a great option to see one more country with one trip to the Sofiaonly. The capital of Republic of Macedonia is a unique city that, in the most interesting way, combines the new and the old, East and West, the Muslim and the Christian traditions. In the times of the Ottoman Empire, Skopje is a natural center for people inhabiting the southwestern part of the Balkans. Totally preserved the spirit of this time is a small part of the city, better known as the old charshia, which is one of the main attractions of the town. The biggest attractions of modern Skopje are the impressive baroque buildings and monuments, part of the Skopje 2014 project, which aims to transform the city’s view. The monuments of Alexander the Great, his father Philip the Great, his mother, triumphal arch, marble and bronze statues scattered everywhere, huge ships anchored in the river.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Tour to Lovech, Devetaki cave & Krushuna waterfalls

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Sofia on a day tour to Lovech, Devetàshka cave, and Krushuna Falls, and explore with a professional guide for intimate insight into the rural region’s landscape, history, and culture. Take advantage of round-trip transfer from your hotel via air-conditioned vehicle for a hassle-free experience, and benefit from the more personalized service of a small-group tour.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Sofia by Night Panoramic Tour with Dinner and Folklore Show

Admire the sights of Sofia by night before dinner and a folklore show on this evening tour. Take a panoramic drive around Bulgaria’s capital to see its illuminated highlights, including the floodlit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, National Palace of Culture, and more. Then, savor a 3-course Bulgarian dinner complemented with a live folklore show of traditional local music and dance. Dinner, show, air-conditioned transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Day tour from Sofia to Thessaloniki, Greece

The day tour to Thessaloniki is an great chance to learn more about Macedonia region and the largest city in this part of the Balkans. Thessaloniki has always been the second important city in Byzantine Empire after Constantinopleand a dream of all nations around. The biggest Harbour on Aegean Sea makes the city and the region the best business place and trade center. Thessaloniki is full of History and amazing spots. The day tour includes 3 UNESCO sites from 15 in the city. The history lovers will fall in love in the unique atmosphere and spirit of Macedonian main city, will smell the Aegean wind and become part of the ultimate mixture of people.We wont forget to taste the delicious local greek food and to drink coffee in local style on the best coffee spots in Thessaloniki.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Full-day Tours

Full-Day Rila Monastery, the cave of St.Ivan and Boyana Church Tour from Sofia

The Rila Monastery and Boyana Church are two of Bulgaria’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites and this full-day tour from Sofia visits both in one day. Tour the medieval Boyana Church, famous for its magnificent 13th-century frescoes; admire the natural landscapes of the Rila Mountain Nature Park; then explore the churches and caves of the Rila Monastery complex.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Day Trips

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. 
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Cultural Tours

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.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

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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.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Day Trips

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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City Tours

Sofia Guided Walking City Tour

Forget planning routes, researching sites, and boning up on history. See all Sofia’s key attractions and learn the stories behind them too on this great-value small-group walking tour: perfect for history buffs. Sights include the ruins of the Roman-era east gate, the 4th-century Rotunda of St. George, the Byzantine St. Sofia Church, the Ivan Vazov National Theater, and the Cathedral Saint Alexander Nevski.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Cultural Tours

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Rila Monastery Day Tour

Get personalized attention on this 8-hour tour to Bulgaria's Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tour includes a scenic drive through the country's pine-forested Rila Mountains and pickup and drop-off at Sofia accommodations.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Day Tour to Nis, Serbia

Enjoy a day away from the bustling capital on a small-group day tour to Niš in Serbia. Explore top attractions including Mediana, the Skull Tower, and Niš Fortress with your professional guide for intimate insight into the region’s history and culture, and benefit from round-trip transfer from your hotel to travel the distance with ease.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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UNESCO National Treasures Rila monastery & Boyana church + free pick up

On this day tour you will have the chance to visit the biggest cloister in the country - Rila monastery and the beautiful Boyana church, both under the UNESCO protection. You will have English speaking guide with you, who will tell you the history of the two sights and we will pick you up from your accommodation anywhere in Sofia.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Plovdiv, day tour from Sofia and wine tasting

1. The incredible history:Plovdiv is on the 8th place for oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Inhabited since 4,000 B.C., beginning with a Neolithic settlement, Plovdiv has been conquered many times throughout the years by the Thracians, the Greeks and the Romans.Plovdiv contains 13 cultural layers.2. The sensational food and wine :)Bulgarian cuisine combines the traditional bulgarian food, Central Europe style and the middle east exotic.3. It’s a European city of culture for 2019
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

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.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Best small train journey in Bulgaria - Private tour

This unusual train, crawling through the mountains, will introduce you to the big stories of the “Little railway”.We’ll embark on a magical journey through one of the most romantic and beautiful railway routes in Europe - the narrow gauge railway which goes from Septemvri to Dobrinishte.A travel in time which will help you immerse in times past and breathtaking scenery while being on board a comfy and warm Little train saloon.An open intersection between the wagons, many stories, and meetups with the locals are just a few of the emotions that are awaiting you in this wonderful trip!The railway is in the rankings for “Most interesting railway routes in Europe” published in the European Railway Guide. It's also passing by the highest train station on the Balkan peninsula - Avramovo, situated at 1267m.Don’t hesitate and give yourself a magical and unforgettable winter day in the Bulgarian countryside filled with beauty, history, warmth, romantics and many positive emotions!
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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Full-day Tours

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.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Walking Tours

Communist Walking Tour of Sofia

Learn what life was like in communist-era Bulgaria on a Sofia city walking tour. Meet your informative guide in central Sofia and check out the buildings and monuments that testify to its and Bulgaria’s 45 years on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain. See the Largo complex, former home of Bulgaria’s Communist Party; the Monument to the Soviet Army; the National Palace of Culture and more as your guide explains communist ideology and the everyday lives of Bulgarians during the controversial Cold War period.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Nis, Serbia Day Tour From Sofia

Make the most of your time in the region on a private day tour to Niš in Serbia, and take advantage of round-trip transfer from your hotel to travel across the border with ease. Gain insight into Serbia’s past and present as you explore historic landmarks including Mediana, the Skull Tower, and the Crveni Krst concentration camp, and benefit from the personalized attention of your professional guide.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
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