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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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  • 13 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 Basilica, the Ivan Vazov National Theater, and the Cathedral Saint Alexander Nevsky.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Cultural Tours

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 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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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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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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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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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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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Ancient Thracian megalithic monuments - Private Day Tour

Bulgaria is a region that has had settlers for thousands of years and this day trip from Sofia explore the monuments left by these ancient settlers. Explore the Thracian region, which was settled as far back as the 8th century BC, and visit megalithic structures, like tombs and sanctuaries, that were used by these ancient people over the course of the day.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Traditional Food and Wine Tasting Tour

Eat like a Bulgarian and learn many curious facts about the history, culture and traditions of Bulgaria. Join passionate local foodies and visit 4 specially selected venues to get the genuine taste of Sofia! Enjoy local must try dishes, wines and specialities from selected local farms! Make sure to come on an empty stomach because this food tour will be like visiting the Bulgarian grandma you wish you had! :)Tour Venues:1) Bakery - homemade recipes and lots of love shape the perfect "banitsa", try it together with its best friend - the "ayran"!2) Wine BarTaste 3 traditional Bulgarian wines accompanied by cheeses and meat cuts, all produced in small organic or bio farms.3) Traditional Restaurant - feel the vibe of Bulgarian folklore and taste typical dishes like sarma, beans, lyutenitsa, shopska salad and a shot of our local spirit! 4) Coffee time - Enjoy the exquisite opportunity to try traditional Oriental cup of coffee - boiled in a copper pot in hot sand.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Walking Tours

The Ultimate Sofia 2,5-hour Walking Tour

Get to know Sofia by foot on this 2-hour guided walking tour. Learn about the city’s history from your guide. Stroll past most of the notable sights in the city, including St. George Rotunda, the National Archeological Museum, the National Revival Art Gallery and Ethnographic Museum, Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and more.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Walking Tours

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.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Beer & Brewery Tours

Sofia Pub Crawl Tour of The Hidden Unique Bars

Mingle with fellow travelers from all over the world on this action-packed pub crawl. Discover Sofia’s hippest nightlife hotspots with an insider guide as you explore the Bulgarian capital with new friends. Tours include complimentary wine, beer, or liquor shots at each of five different locations, plus free dance club admission on weekends.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Dining Experiences

Breakfast like a Bulgarian with Ela

Hello, my name is Ela and I live in Sofia.Have you seen the movie Eat, Pray, Love? Well, it could be shot in Bulgaria without a problem :) I am a big fan of our traditional food and I am sure once you try some Bulgarian tastes you won't be able to resist them too. I remember how much I missed it when I lived abroad, even for a few months!Let's have breakfast like we Bulgarians do and like our grandmothers did.Our food pleasure tour will last minimum 1.5 hours.Please let me know in advance about any allergies or preferences.Suitable for vegetarians.Hablo un poco español también, vamos a desayunar como bulgaros :)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Self-Guided Sightseeing Tour Sofia

The Self-Guided Tour of Sofia is a useful tool developed by local city guides. It is a digital guide which gives you the freedom and independence to walk among Sofia's top tourist attractions by yourself. This way you can enjoy freely and spend as much time as you need at each location. The tour is designed to walk you through the history of Sofia and show you its great mixture of epochs and unique blend of styles and cultures.It is composed in a way for you to intuitively find what you need. Each sight is described in three sections:1. The facts – where you will find the basics.2. The story behind – where you can get deeper knowing the place.3. Do not miss – where we point your attention to the specifics and unique features.This carefully selected information will give you all you need to get to know Sofia. With directions, maps and photos for each sight you will find it easy to navigate yourself and enjoy the view at your own pace.Enjoy Sofia!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Full-day Tours

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.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Afternoon Delights in Sofia Tour

Feel like a Sofia local on this 3-hour afternoon city and food walking tour. Check out historical highlights such as the National Theater and King’s Palace, and see the Rotunda St. George, Banya Bashi Mosque, Synagogue, and St. Nedelya Church. Stop on route to taste ‘shopska’ salad and an ‘ayryan’ yogurt drink; shop for culinary goodies at the Central Hali Market; and finish with tastings of Bulgarian wine and cold meats at a traditional restaurant.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Full-day Tours

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Walking Tours

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Walking Tours

Sofia Guided Walking City Tour with Traditional Breakfast

Discover the heart of Sofia without even thinking about a map on this convenient, fully guided walking tour. See key landmarks from the different cultures that have occupied the city and explore St. Sofia Church, the Rotunda of St. George, and Cathedral St. Alexander Nevski. Along the way, enjoy a traditional Bulgarian pastry breakfast with a glass of “ayran” salt yoghurt drink.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Hiking & Camping

The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)

Hike through rugged terrain to the Seven Rila Lakes on a full-day tour from Sophia, and discover the remarkable scenery of the Rila Mountains. Take a chairlift to a high-mountain hut and continue on foot along the jeweled string of lakes. Follow your guide through alpine passes into remote valleys, then rest in the shade of hikers’ shelters; take in sweeping views of the Bulgarian landscape and enjoy the crisp, clear air of the Balkans’ highest mountain range.  
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Two Serbian cities in one day - Private tour

Do you like the Balkans? In this trip, we offer you just a little bit more of them - our western neighbor Serbia!During this Day tour, we’ll visit two Serbian cities - Pirot and Nis while enjoying the history, local food, and many positive vibes.On our way, we’ll visit a six centuries old fortress, the birthplace of Emperor Constantine the Great and his country house, but also a place where many evil things have happened as well as the biggest concentration camp escape in history!Come! Discover the Serbian spirit with us!
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Sofia City Tour by Bike

Take the opportunity to experience Sofia’s compact city center by bike. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide and equipped with a rented bicycle, make your way through many of the city’s green spaces. Ride through the centrally-located Boris Garden, Loven Park, and Yuzhen Park for an active exploration of Bulgaria’s capital.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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