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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Tours and Activities

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Sofia’s landmark cathedral was built to commemorate the lives lost in the Russo-Turkish War. Named after a 13th-century Russian prince, the Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral is a fine example of neo-Byzantine architecture and one of Sofia’s most recognizable symbols. The decadent interior features iconoclasts made from marble and onyx, while the crypt boasts Bulgaria’s largest collection of religious art.

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Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1000
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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

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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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  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.70
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US$51.70

Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

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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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US$45.95
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US$45.95

Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia
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Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia

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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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US$34.47
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US$34.47

The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

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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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US$111.45
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US$111.45
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The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)

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

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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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US$28.72
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Sofia by Night Panoramic Tour with Dinner and Folklore Show

Sofia by Night Panoramic Tour with Dinner and Folklore Show

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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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US$68.94
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Private city walking tour of Sofia

Private city walking tour of Sofia

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In this 2h walking tour, you will have the chance to get a deeper understanding over local history, traditions, and habits. Pass by the must-see city landmarks and hear interesting stories related to their past and present use, famous people they are related to, and much more.
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  • 2 hours
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US$51.70
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Sofia Retro Tour

Sofia Retro Tour

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An absolute one of a kind experience in the heart of Sofia to help you really understand the culture of Bulgaria.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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US$29.87
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US$29.87

Flexible Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church from Sofia

Flexible Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church from Sofia

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Two UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1 day only. Rila Monastery is the largest, the most beautiful and the most important Bulgarian monastery, Boyana Church is famous for its proto-Renaissance wall paintings from the 13th century. Enjoy all this either in a self-guided or privately-guided tour.
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  • 10 hours
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US$26.43
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US$26.43
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Tour from Sofia

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Tour from Sofia

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Rila Monastery is definitely a must-see sight if you are a tourist with a free day in Sofia. The arcaded balconies, the unique frescoes – a work of one of the most famous Bulgarian Revival Period painters, the gilded iconostasis, the fabulous mountain views… and the unique combination of them all, makes the visit to the monastery extraordinary and memorable one. You will have around an hour of free time at the Rila Monastery to explore the most visited UNESCO site in Bulgaria, enter the main church and take photos of the narthex’s gallery, admire the exhibits in the History Museum of the Monastery, try the tasty "mekitsi" (Bulgarian doughnuts) with delicious buffalo’s yogurt (local specialty) or even have a short walk in the area; The Boyana Church's frescoes bring epochal change in the mural painting and are considered predecessors of the European Renaissance. The majority of more than 240 figures depicted there have individuality, vitality and psychological depth.
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  • 8 hours
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Small Group Tour: Rila Monastery and Melnik
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Small Group Tour: Rila Monastery and Melnik

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Discover the highlights of southwestern Bulgaria without even thinking of touching the wheel on this convenient tour. First, discover Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of Bulgarian Renaissance art and architecture. Next, visit the tiny town of Melnik, with its extraordinary pyramid rock formations, and explore the Kordopulova House. Your tour includes transport and guiding but excludes entrance fees.
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  • 11 hours
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US$113.74
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The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa

The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa

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Get out of Sofia and learn about rose oil on this guided tour. Visit the Valley of the Roses, a center of rose oil production before continuing on to the Thracian tomb in Kazanlak to learn about its history from your guide. Admire the architecture at the 19th-century Memorial Temple of the Birth of Christ. It is important to note that rose blooms can only be seen from mid-May to mid-June.
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  • 11 hours
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US$57.45
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The Most Affordable Private Sofia Walking Tour

The Most Affordable Private Sofia Walking Tour

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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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  • 3 to 4 hours
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US$16.08
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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Small-Group Day Trip from Sofia
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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Small-Group Day Trip from Sofia

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Experience old-time Bulgaria on this small-group tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi from Sofia. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to Tarnovo, a one-time medieval craft center and capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Stroll the cobbled streets, discover the craft shops, explore Tsarevets Fortress, once a stronghold of Bulgaria’s tsars, and visit nearby Arbanassi village, famous for its well-preserved stone houses and church frescoes. Central Sofia pickup and drop-off included, with entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 11 hours
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US$113.74
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US$113.74
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Sofia walking tour

Sofia walking tour

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Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe. See it with a local guide by booking our Sofia walking tour. Learn about the history, culture and lifestyle of Bulgarians during a nice walk in the city center. Sofia walking tour would show you the main landmarks of our capital, plus leaving you with a nice impression of this part of Europe. The tour could be in English, German, Spanish, Arabic and other languages.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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US$137.87
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Private Day Trip to Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress

Private Day Trip to Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress

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Avoid the hassle of organizing car rental and have a private driver for the day instead with this day trip to Plovdiv and Asen’s Fortress. After a Sofia pickup, travel directly to Plovdiv to see its beautiful Old Town landmarks. Enjoy a guided tour past highlights such as the Roman Theater, Europe’s longest pedestrian street, and early Christian mosaics. The trip also visits Asen’s Fortress—a stunning medieval structure in the mountains that offers incredible photo opportunities and panoramic views.
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  • 9 hours
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US$126.38
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US$126.38
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Private & Ultimate Sofia 2,5-hour Walking Tour

Private & Ultimate Sofia 2,5-hour Walking Tour

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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 30 minutes
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US$17.23
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US$17.23
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Private Sofia City Tour by Bike

Private Sofia City Tour by Bike

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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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  • 2 to 3 hours
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US$44.81
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US$44.81
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Private City Tour of Sofia

Private City Tour of Sofia

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Check off Sofia’s key landmarks in minimum time on this comprehensive private chauffeured city tour. Exploring with your private guide, see Cathedral Saint Alexander Nevski, Saint Sofia Church, the Banya Bashi Mosque, Borisova Gradina gardens, the National Art Gallery, and so much more. Tour includes door-to-door transport but excludes any entrance fees.
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  • 4 hours
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US$33.32
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Private Sofia Night Tour with Bulgarian Folklore Show & Dinner

Private Sofia Night Tour with Bulgarian Folklore Show & Dinner

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If you love folk culture, you’ll adore this guided evening tour—particularly as Sofia is at its most beautiful by night. Soak up the illuminated sights on a scenic drive, then savor a hearty Bulgarian dinner as you enjoy a folklore show with songs, dance, music, and traditional costumes. Tour includes door-to-door round-trip transfers for maximum ease.
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  • 4 hours
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US$67.79
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Explore Sofia with double-decker bus

Explore Sofia with double-decker bus

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This 1-hour bus tour offers a perfect introduction to Sofia for first-time visitors or those on a time-crunch. Take in unobstructed views of the city from the top of a double decker bus while you listen to commentary about landmarks passed along the way. Morning and afternoon departure times are available to fit your schedule.
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  • 1 hour
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US$21.54
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Transfer from the Sofia Airport to your hotel by VIP Mercedes v class

Transfer from the Sofia Airport to your hotel by VIP Mercedes v class

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Arrive at the Sofia and get your luxury Mercedes mini van V class to transfer you to your hotel. We will wait for you at the exit point with a board with your name. Enjoy an impeccable service provided by our professional drivers! You can rely on us for any transport or tourist service during your stay in Bulgaria. We will also give advices for restaurants, places to visits, sights to see and upon request will provide a professional tour guide. Welcome to Bulgaria and enjoy the ride! We also provide transfers to Bansko, Borovets, Pamporovo, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, Burgas, the Black sea coast and any other point of Bulgaria or on the Balkans (Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosna and Herzegovina , Kosovo).
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  • 30 minutes
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US$68.94
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Climb to Musala Summit (2925m)

Climb to Musala Summit (2925m)

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• Take the trek to the rooftop of the Balkan Peninsula • Admire one of the most beautiful alpine landscapes in Bulgaria • Be fascinated by fantastic panoramas and superb natural views
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  • 12 hours
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US$90.77
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Breakfast in Sofia Walking Tour

Breakfast in Sofia Walking Tour

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Start the day in true Bulgarian style on this 3-hour breakfast and walking tour of Sofia. Stroll through Sofia’s historical heart to see highlights like the Alexander Nevski Cathedral and King Liberator statue, and stop for a local breakfast of ‘banitsa’ (savory pastry) and ‘ayryan’ yogurt drink. Then, continue through Slaveikov Square book market to a pastry shop and finish with ‘baklava’ (sweet, nut-filled filo pastry) and Bulgaria’s traditional ‘boza’ malt drink. Breakfast and tastings included.
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  • 3 hours
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US$28.72
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Should I book Alexander Nevsky Cathedral tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Alexander Nevsky Cathedral can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral costs USD 3.53. Guided Alexander Nevsky Cathedral tours start around USD 3.53 per person.
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