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Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from SofiaDay Trips

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$38.25
US$47.81
US$9.56 savings
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US$38.25
US$47.81
US$9.56 savings
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The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila MonasteryDay Trips

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$47.82
Price varies by group size
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US$47.82
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7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from SofiaDay Trips

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7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

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Escape the city without the hassle and expense of self-driving with this convenient shared transfer to the Rila National Park. After a briefing from your driver, soak up the beauty of the seven glacial Rila Lakes and enjoy a full day’s hiking or lounging before you return to central Sofia. A chairlift runs to and from the lakes.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$23.90
US$29.88
US$5.98 savings
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US$23.90
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Belogradchik fortress and Belogradchik rocks tourDay Trips

Belogradchik fortress and Belogradchik rocks tour

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If you're interested in visiting the centuries-old Belogradchik Fortress from Sofia, you likely need to rent a car, pay for gas, and navigate yourself on the drive. Visit this top Bulgarian cultural sight—without the hassle and expense of renting a car—with this private tour. Along the way, enjoy a stop at the bizarre geologic formation known as the Belogradchik Rocks, spend two hours at the fortress—with entry at your own expense—and admire the landscape as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride from Sofia.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.90
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US$89.90
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from SofiaDay Trips

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$29.89
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Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small GroupDay Trips

Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small Group

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Appreciating the diversity of Balkan culture can be difficult, especially with limited time in the region. Explore Macedonian culture on a day tour to Skopje from Sofia, and tick off another Balkan capital in just one day. Travel the distance with ease via private vehicle, and discover landmarks including the Skopje Fortress, Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and Old Bazaar, with insights provided by your guide.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$88.11
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US$88.11
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Climb to Musala Summit (2925m)Day Trips

Climb to Musala Summit (2925m)

• 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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$94.45
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Rila Monastery and Plovdiv tour in one dayDay Trips

Rila Monastery and Plovdiv tour in one day

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$84.61
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US$84.61
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7 Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery tourDay Trips

7 Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery tour

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.58
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US$58.58

Plovdiv Full Day Tour from SofiaDay Trips

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35.87
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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from SofiaDay Trips

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$53.80
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US$53.80
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Seven Rila Lakes Day Tour from SofiaDay Trips

Seven Rila Lakes Day Tour from Sofia

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Hike around the glacial Seven Rila Lakes on a day trip from Sofia, and discover the best of Bulgaria’s mountainous beauty. With a guide, you’ll travel out of the city and up a chair lift to the start of the hiking trails where a scenic looped route awaits. The walk lasts around five hours and isn't too challenging, although there are some uphill sections to reach the highest lakes.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.78
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US$59.78
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Tour to Lovech, Devetaki cave & Krushuna waterfallsDay Trips

Tour to Lovech, Devetaki cave & Krushuna waterfalls

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$89.67
Price varies by group size
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3 Caves tour - Saeva dupka , Eyes of God cave & Devetashka CaveDay Trips

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3 Caves tour - Saeva dupka , Eyes of God cave & Devetashka Cave

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Venture away from the bustling city of Sofia and discover the natural landscapes of Bulgaria during this small-group tour. Visit three of the country’s most popular, and beautiful, caves and learn about how these underground locations have been used throughout the centuries. See the corridors and halls of Saeva dupka, then head to Bulgari’s most famous cave, Prohodna—also known as the ‘Eyes of God’—before concluding at Devetashka.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$76.22
US$89.67
US$13.45 savings
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Full-day Nis and Serbian History Tour from SofiaDay Trips

Full-day Nis and Serbian History Tour from Sofia

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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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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$62.43
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Day Tour to Nis, SerbiaDay Trips

Day Tour to Nis, Serbia

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.09
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US$60.09
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Rila Monastery Bike Tour from SofiaDay Trips

Rila Monastery Bike Tour from Sofia

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Spin along open roads and explore Bulgaria by bike on this 9-hour Rila Monastery trip from Sofia. Hop onto your bike and follow a guide along rolling asphalt roads through the Bulgarian countryside. Along the way, gain insight into the country’s culture and history, and admire sweeping views over the peaks and vineyards. Visit the 10th-century Rila Monastery — widely considered one of Bulgaria’s most important pilgrimage sites. Explore the cave of St Joan of Rila, then zoom down the valley back to base.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$111.19
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US$111.19

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Shuttle TourDay Trips

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Shuttle Tour

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Travel with a small group to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church, two UNESCO World Heritage sites. An informative guide points out 19th-century paintings depicting the Bulgarian Renaissance at the country’s largest monastery, set against the beauty of the Rila mountains. In the afternoon, visit Boyana Church to view its medieval frescoes. You’ll travel round-trip by air-conditioned minivan from Sofia’s Alexander Nevski Square.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$36.79
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US$36.79
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Private Day Trip to the 7 Rila Lakes with hiking and SPADay Trips

Private Day Trip to the 7 Rila Lakes with hiking and SPA

Experience Bulgarian nature and soak in thermal waters on a full-day private tour of the Rila Lakes and Sapareva Banya. Private transportation takes you from your Sofia hotel into to Rila, where you follow your guide on a three-hour hike (at your chosen difficultly level) around the seven lakes.  Afterwards, unwind at the thermal spa before relaxing on your way back to Sofia.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$119.55
Price varies by group size
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The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)Day Trips

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

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29.89
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US$29.89

Adventure Tour to Plovdiv and Rhodope MountainDay Trips

Adventure Tour to Plovdiv and Rhodope Mountain

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Do you want to get off the bitten path? Visit one of the most popular and vibrant cities in Bulgaria and after that continue your day with a real adventure in one of the most beautiful mountains and enjoy the scenic views from a place which you can reach only by boat. If you want not only to get to know a bit more Bulgaria but also to feel it, if you want to make memories, not only check new destinations then join us. This day trip is the best combination of history, culture, nature, and adventure. It is not just a sightseeing tour, it is fun. You will visit in the morning the Cultural Capital of Europe – Plovdiv, considered to be one of the oldest cities in Europe. The afternoon you will spend enjoying the nature of one of the most picturesque canyons in Bulgaria. You will be transported by boat on the other side of Vucha reservoir where you will have great homemade lunch, boat trip in the canyon and the opportunity for adrenalin kick by hiring a waverunner and have some fun.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$100.43
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church TourDay Trips

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Tour

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.79
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US$37.79
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Vratsa Karst and CavesDay Trips

Vratsa Karst and Caves

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Get out into Bulgarian nature on this full-day tour. Travel in an air-conditioned minivan with a driver-guide to the village of Zgorigrad and then to Borov Kamak Waterfall and the Vratsa Karst Nature Park. Hike up to the waterfall. Transfer to the cave at Ledenika and explore this natural phenomenon.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$94.45
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US$94.45
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Private Day tour from Sofia to Skopje, North MacedoniaDay Trips

Private Day tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

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Make the most of your time in the Balkans on this full-day tour to Skopje, the capital of neighboring North Macedonia. Travel the distance easily with included round-trip transportation from your Sofia hotel and enjoy more time to immerse yourself in the diverse city. Benefit from the personalized insights and attention of your small-group guide as you take in landmarks such as the Old Bazaar, Stone Bridge, and Mother Teresa Memorial House.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$143.46
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