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Boyana Waterfall Tours

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Boyana Waterfall
One of the star attractions on Mt. Vitosha, the massif just outside Sofia, Boyana Waterfall tumbles 82 feet (25 meters) down a stark rock face amid shady forest. It’s a tranquil, unspoiled spot that makes an excellent focus for a walk in the national park. One popular route goes by way of Boyana Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Basics
There are no charges to visit either Mt. Vitosha or the Boyana Waterfall, and the two different routes to the waterfall from above Boyana Church are clearly marked. You don’t need a guide (or a tour) to experience Vitosha, but many travelers feel more comfortable with someone to break through the language barrier. If exploring solo, choose the slower and less steep of the two paths in case of accidents.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Boyana Waterfall is a must for nature lovers and hikers.
  • There is no water available on the route, so bring plenty from the city.
  • Do not attempt the steeper route when there’s rain or ice. Even for the easier route, sturdy shoes or sneakers are a must.
  • The forested mountain paths are challenging for people with mobility issues.

How to Get There
Start from Boyana Church, which is reachable by bus 64 from the Vitosha metro station, and head uphill. Once you enter the wilderness, you’ll find a signboard. Soon after this, the path splits into three. The riverside path is the steepest, but fit travelers can hike it in as little as an hour. It can be very slippery if there’s rain. Alternatively, follow the green trail for Boyana Lake until the turnoff for the waterfall.

When to Get There
The Boyana Waterfall is at its most impressive in spring, generally late March and April, when melting snow turns it into a roaring cascade. But it’s also a great way to escape the city during the summer (roughly June until early September). During winter, the falls often freeze, and ice can make paths slippery—some hike wearing snowshoes.

Hiking Vitosha Nature Park
You can spend the best part of a day exploring Boyana Church, Boyana Waterfall, and Boyana Lake. But there are plenty of other hikes to be had in Vitosha Nature Park, many within easy reach of Sofia city. Two of the most popular start from the Aleko Chalet, at the top of the Simeonovo cable lift. One runs to Kamen Del viewpoint; another goes to Cherni Vrah, the highest point on the Vitosha massif.
Address: Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
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Mt. Vitosha and Boyana Waterfall Hiking Tour from Sofia

Mt. Vitosha and Boyana Waterfall Hiking Tour from Sofia

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.26
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US$54.26
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Boyana Waterfall and Boyana Church One-Day Hiking Trip

Boyana Waterfall and Boyana Church One-Day Hiking Trip

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, has the privilege to be only half an hour drive away from Vitosha Mountain. This provides great opportunity for foreign visitors to enjoy both the city life and the beautiful nature that surrounds it. Vitosha mountain is home of the first nature park in Bulgaria. Its highest peak is Cherni Vrah (Black Peak) – 2… m. This trip takes you on a trail that reveals the hidden beauty of the mountain – starting from the amazing city view from Kamen Del Peak and going down to one of its gems – the Boyana Waterfall. We close the day with a visit to one of the most popular cultural sights in Sofia – Boyana Church, situated in Boyana district, on the foot of the mountain. Eager to learn more? Check the itinerary and book your place today!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$68.03
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Private Day Tour from Sofia to Kamen Del Peak and Boyana Waterfall

Private Day Tour from Sofia to Kamen Del Peak and Boyana Waterfall

This tour is one of those you must not miss. It is a combined journey from hiking, nature, adventure and sightseeing. The paths are easy to walk on and passing them are midpoints where you can sit and have a rest, enjoining the stone rivers and forests around. It is the best way you can combine the city tours with fresh and clean air, away from the noise and the crowds.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$86.58
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Vitosha Mountain Day tour from Sofia

Vitosha Mountain Day tour from Sofia

Explore Vitosha Mountain that stands next to Sofia on this one-day tour. Witness spectacular views of the capital along with trips to Boyana Lake and Boyana Waterfall. The wooded green paths are the ideal setting for a calming walk.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$78.38
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E-guide for Any Sight, Tour, Trip or Experience in Bulgaria

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E-guide for Any Sight, Tour, Trip or Experience in Bulgaria

Fully personalized electronic guide with all info and logistics for you. Live maps and route for you to follow. An unique product which brings you stress-free travel at your own pace all around Bulgaria. Very flexible and easy for the customer.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$14.47
US$18.09
US$3.62 savings
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Dragalevtsi Monastery Self-Guided

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Dragalevtsi Monastery Self-Guided

Fully personalized electronic and audio guide with all info and logistics for you. Live maps and route for you to follow. An unique product which brings you stress-free travel at your own pace in Dragalevtsi Monastery. Very flexible and easy for the customer.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$8.68
US$10.85
US$2.17 savings
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From Sofia: The magnificent Vitosha

From Sofia: The magnificent Vitosha

Departure point: Your hotel in Sofia Departure time: 08:00 am Duration: 8 hours (approx.) Return details: Return to initial departure point or wherever you would want to go in Sofia Tour highlights: • Peak Kamen del • Boyana waterfall  • Boyana lake The adventures and memories are the things, that make every man special. Vitosha mountain is only for you! This is the fourth highest mountain in Bulgaria and is the first national park in the Balkan peninsula for its species from the wildlife.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.42
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Vitosha hiking tour

Vitosha hiking tour

Departure point: Your hotel in Sofia Departure time: 08:00 am Duration: 8 hours (approx.) Return details: Return to the initial departure point or wherever you would want to go to Sofia The adventures and memories are the things, that make every man special. Vitosha mountain is only for you! This is the fourth highest mountain in Bulgaria and is the first national park in the Balkan peninsula for its species from the wildlife. The adventures and memories are the things, that make every man special. Vitosha mountain is only for you! This is the fourth highest mountain in Bulgaria and is the first national park in the Balkan peninsula for its species from the wildlife. Vitosha is the biggest treasure for all citizens of Sofia because it is the lungs of the capital. For less than half an hour by car from your hotel, you could reach the foothills of the mountain. Escape from the noise of the city and enjoy the beautiful nature among woods of pines and firs.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73.60
Price varies by group size
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