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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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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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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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Best of Bulgaria: Plovdiv, Rila Monastery, 7 Rila lakes in 2 day tours

This product is 2 separate day tours, both starting from Sofia and is a package that gives you the possibility to explore the BEST of Bulgaria in just two days!You will see the amazing and ancient city of Plovdiv, the 2nd biggest city in Bulgaira with lots of ancient Roman ruins, so beautiful, it's chosen to be Cultural Capital of Europe for 2019. You will also explore the beautiful Bachkovo Monastery and the amazing breath-taking Rila Monastery, which is the biggest and most beautiful monastery in eastern Europe! You will also hike the 7 Rila Lakes, often called the 8th Wonder of the World for it's amazing natural awesomeness.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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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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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Sofia by night with folklore show

Discover the sights, food, and traditions of Sofia on a 6- to 8-hour evening tour. After the sun goes down and the tourist crowds have thinned, join your guide on a tour of the city by complimentary transportation. See the Holy Synod, King’s Palace, Parliament, and more. After a thorough sightseeing experience, enjoy a 3-course Bulgarian dinner at a popular restaurant. Round out your evening with a live folklore performance.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Tour

Combine two UNESCO World Heritage Sites into a spectacular day of exploring on a full-day tour from Sofia to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church. Round-trip transport by climate-controlled vehicle ensures a comfortable day on the road, as onboard Wi-Fi keeps you connected. Free time to check out Rila Monastery and Boyana Church give you the flexibility to explore on your own pace, without the fixed itinerary of a guided tour.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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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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Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery tour

Plovdiv was originally a Thracian city before later becoming a Greek city, and then a major Roman city. In the Middle Ages, it retained its strategic regional importance, changing hands between the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires. It is probably the most visited city in Bulgaria after Sofia, and has always amazed all its visitors with the breath taking architectural mixture it offers.The Bachkovo Monastery is a major Eastern Orthodox monastery in Southern Bulgaria. The monastery was founded in 1083. Although the monastery survived the first waves of Turkish invasion in Bulgarian lands, it was then destroyed, but restored near the end of the 15th century. Approximate schedule, it can be plus/minus 30 minutes at those stops, depending on the day and the traffic:09:00 Meet and leave Sofia11:00 Joining a walking tour of Plovdiv13:30 You have time for Lunch14:30 We leave Plovdiv15:30 We explore the Bachkovo Monastery16:30 We leave for Sofia18:30 We arrive back in Sofia
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Kazanlak Full-Day Tour from Sofia

Combine visits to Kazanlak, the rose oil extraction capital of Bulgaria, and the Valley of the Thracian Kings on this full-day tour from Sofia. Learn about the rose oil industry and visit the noble tombs in the valley, including one UNESCO World Heritage Site. Entrance fees and round-trip hotel transportation included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Boyana Church tour

The Boyana Church is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in the Boyana quarter. In 1979, the building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The east wing of the two-storey church was originally constructed in the late 10th or early 11th century, then the central wing was added in the 13th century under the Second Bulgarian Empire, the whole building being finished with a further expansion to the west in the middle of the 19th century. A total of 89 scenes with 240 human images are depicted on the walls of the church.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Belogradchik fortress and Belogradchik rocks tour

The Belogradchik Fortress, also known as Kaleto (“the fortress” from Turkish kale), is an ancient fortress located on the north slopes of the Balkan Mountains, close to the northwestern Bulgarian town of Belogradchik and is the town’s primary cultural and historical tourist attraction, drawing, together with the Belogradchik Rocks, the main flow of tourists into the region. It is one of the best-preserved strongholds in Bulgaria and a cultural monument of national importance.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Sofia Walking Sightseeing Tour & Rooftop Panorama View

Explore Sofia’s top historical, cultural and architectural landmarks only within 3 hours walk. Inclusive on all tourist attractions - dive into Roman ruins, Byzantine churches, Communist buildings and many more!Admire the most amazing view over downtown Sofia with a coffee break!You will be accompanied by professional guides with years of experience for the best insights.Enjoy an informative, friendly, quality service with personal attention in a compact group.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Self-Guided Sightseeing Tour Sofia

In this self-guided tour we have selected for you the most significant sights of Sofia city. The tour is designed to walk you through the diverse history of Sofia and to show you its great mixture of epochs and unique blend of styles, cultures and sceneries.It is composed in a way for you to intuitively find what you need. Each sight is described in three sections:The facts – where you will find the basics.The story behind – where you can get deeper knowing the place.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 and maps for each sight you will find it easy to navigate yourself and enjoy the view at your own pace.In just a few pages you will have in your hands a useful tool to explore comfortably.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Private Sofia Walking Tour

With this Private Tour, we want to show to you the most iconic spots in Sofia, the city we know and love, highlighted in a curious and fascinating way. We will meet you with the mixture of ancient, communist, oriental, Roman and orthodox elements in the history, architecture, kitchen and culture. We are passionate history fans and travelers and know how to run an extraordinary Private Walking Tour!We can meet for a coffee in a very pleasant cafe and then we will walk with you to the most famous sites in the city, will show you a different angle to the traditional sightseeing spots and uncover secluded city treasures. We will answer your questions about the places, culture, local habits, cuisine and country.The tour is part history, part sightseeing, part cultural. All the best parts in one!
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Plovdiv Full Day Guided Tour from Sofia

You’d be remiss to visit Bulgaria without touring Plovdiv, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s one of Europe’s oldest cities. But you don’t need to stay overnight to enjoy it. On this scenic, small-group day trip, enjoy a guided walk past Roman ruins, 19th-century houses, Orthodox churches, and mosques. Then explore the city at your leisure, with recommendations from your guide on where to have lunch.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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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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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.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Private Sofia City Tour

The Sofia City Tour is a great opportunity to discover its rich history and to get acquainted with its present.The city of Sofia offers beautiful buildings, Romanesque remains, old churches, extremely interesting archaeological complexes and of course thousands of bars and restaurants where you can taste traditional Bulgarian dishes.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Mastodons' lost world - Private Day Tour

Five million years old subtropic forest in which a 4-meter tall mastodon is walking around, screams of prehistoric monkeys, trumpets of mastodons and stamping of three finger horses are being heard in the air… This is not a scene from a dinosaur movie, but the place which we’ll visit.We’ll immerse in the picturesque world of the Pliocene era in the paleontological formation found in Dorkovo village.This is the biggest on the Balkans and second biggest in Europe exposition of bones - about 30 species of animals from that age.We’ll carry on to later ages at a beautiful place with an ancient fort. There, stepping on the fort walls we’ll learn how the Bulgarian rulers were governing those lands and how the normal ordinary people used to live.We’ll have lunch along the coast of a Rhodope dam and then we’ll visit one of the most beautiful Bulgarian caves which were populated by Thracians many centuries ago.Come! Explore Rhodopes’ ancient history!
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Plovdiv tour

Plovdiv was originally a Thracian city before later becoming a Greek city, and then a major Roman city. In the Middle Ages, it retained its strategic regional importance, changing hands between the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires. It came under Ottoman rule in the 14th century. On 4 January 1878, Plovdiv was liberated from Ottoman rule by the Russian army. It remained within the borders of Bulgaria until July of the same year, when it became the capital of the autonomous Ottoman region of Eastern Rumelia. In 1885, Plovdiv and Eastern Rumelia itself became part of Bulgaria. It is probably the most visited city in Bulgaria after Sofia, and has always amazed all its visitors with the breath taking architectural mixture it offers.If you book last moment, less then 12 hours before the tour, please also call us so that we can make sure we organize spot for you.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Three Bulgarian natural wonders in one day – Private tour

On this Day tour we’ll visit a few magical, but forgotten spots on the west of the capital.The first place to visit is imbued in history and blood - the story of an epic battle and the blood of the heroes who sacrificed their lives for Bulgaria. Today, there’s a unique monument from communist times - The Pantheon “Mother Bulgaria” which was built as an open towards the sky temple with a pyramidal shape. In its center is situated the statue of “Mother Bulgaria” sorrowful over her killed defenders.Close to the monument are to be found ruins from an ancient fortress in the beautiful gorge of Petlyuka. People say that there was a sanctuary of ancient greek’s God of Healing - Asclepius, son of Apollon.The second place we’ll visit is the town of Breznik where is situated the richest in iron water spring in Bulgaria. The spring is close to the church of St. Petka.Our third stop is an underground gallery - the “Underground mining museum” in Pernik which is one of a kind on the Balkans!
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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The most essential Bulgarian highlights

During the tour you will see the most essencial historical and archaeological places, some UNESCO sites, present day capital Sofia, some traces from communist era. You will enjoy delicious traditional food and wine and discover the best kept secret in Europe - Bulgaria!
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  • 6 days
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  • 6 days

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Private Tour from Sofia to Plovdiv

We are from the new generation of guides - knowledgeable and entertainers. With us not only will you get enough historical information on the sites, but you will get updated information on the current political and economic situation in Bulgaria. Our vehicles are new, comfortable and always impeccably clean.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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