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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

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
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  • 8 hours
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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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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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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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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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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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Day Tour to Nis, Serbia

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
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Day tour from Sofia to Thessaloniki, Greece

The day tour to Thessaloniki is an great chance to learn more about Macedonia region and the largest city in this part of the Balkans. Thessaloniki has always been the second important city in Byzantine Empire after Constantinopleand a dream of all nations around. The biggest Harbour on Aegean Sea makes the city and the region the best business place and trade center. Thessaloniki is full of History and amazing spots. The day tour includes 3 UNESCO sites from 15 in the city. The history lovers will fall in love in the unique atmosphere and spirit of Macedonian main city, will smell the Aegean wind and become part of the ultimate mixture of people.We wont forget to taste the delicious local greek food and to drink coffee in local style on the best coffee spots in Thessaloniki.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Shuttle Tour

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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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
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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 full day tour

Get an in-depth exploration of the Bulgarian capital on this full-day tour of Sofia. Set out from your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned minivan. Accompanied by a guide, visit Boyana Church, the National Historical Museum, Pancharevo Lake, and more. Take a walking tour through the city center and learn about Bulgarian history from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
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Plovdiv Classic Tour from Sofia - Discover the Cultural Capital of Europe

Plovdiv – the multifaced city of the Balkans, with its vibrant atmosphere, artistic nature, and ancient spirit! Take a drive to this exuberant place and immerse yourself into its rich history and legacy. We will take you through the history of the city from its very beginning up until the recent past. Submerging into such amalgamation of Thracian, Roman, Ottoman, Bulgarian, Slav, and Armenian cultures, you will witness some of the best architectural examples that all these nations created. Enjoy a promenade down the old cobblestoned alleys of the Old Town lined with galleries and craftsman shops where you can feel the artistic spirit of the neighborhood by observing artists still living and working within its peaceful confines. Learn more about the 19th century Bulgarian Renaissance and admire the specific house architecture that emerged during this time. The tour ends with a delicious lunch and wine tasting in the artistic heart of Plovdiv- Kapana District.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Day Trip to Plovdiv from Sofia

Enjoy a great private day trip to the beautiful town of Plovdiv- the oldest existing settlement in Europe- learn its rich history and discover the amazing architecture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Day tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

The day tour from Sofia to Skopje is a great option to see one more country with one trip to the Sofiaonly. The capital of Republic of Macedonia is a unique city that, in the most interesting way, combines the new and the old, East and West, the Muslim and the Christian traditions. In the times of the Ottoman Empire, Skopje is a natural center for people inhabiting the southwestern part of the Balkans. Totally preserved the spirit of this time is a small part of the city, better known as the old charshia, which is one of the main attractions of the town. The biggest attractions of modern Skopje are the impressive baroque buildings and monuments, part of the Skopje 2014 project, which aims to transform the city’s view. The monuments of Alexander the Great, his father Philip the Great, his mother, triumphal arch, marble and bronze statues scattered everywhere, huge ships anchored in the river.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 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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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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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with Light Lunch

Visit two notable World Heritage sites of Bulgaria — Rila Monastery and Boyana Church — recognized by UNESCO for their religious significance, historical attributes and Byzantine architecture. Travel to the outskirts of Sofia in the comfort of your own private vehicle and let a personal guide lead you on a tour of both landmarks. A light lunch is included in your full-day itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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UNESCO National Treasures Rila monastery & Boyana church + free pick up

On this day tour you will have the chance to visit the biggest cloister in the country - Rila monastery and the beautiful Boyana church, both under the UNESCO protection. You will have English speaking guide with you, who will tell you the history of the two sights and we will pick you up from your accommodation anywhere in Sofia.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Koprivshtitsa Private Day Trip From Sofia

Discover the architecture, culture, and history of Koprivshititsa on a private full-day tour from Sofia. Forget uncomfortable public buses and relax in your very own end-to-end private transportation. En route, you’re free to pause the scenic ride at any point to stretch your legs or photograph the surrounding wildlife. Upon arrival, explore the charming Bulgarian town with your guide and learn about the dramatic history of the April Uprising.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Rila Monastery Private Day Trip

High, high in the Rila mountain where the forest touches the sky and praying to God is most powerful you will find the Rila Monastery. This is the biggest monastery in Bulgaria and one of the country’s most visited sites. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.The monastery estate is well known for its unique architecture and 24-meter tall walls which are keeping the centuries-long history of the place!In this Day tour we’ll also visit one of the most beautiful and well-preserved monuments of eastern-European medieval art - The Boyana Church “St. Nicholas and St. Panteleimon” which also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Come! Discover two of Bulgaria’s treasures!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 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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Plovdiv- Small Group Day Trip

Getting an in-depth experience of Plovdiv from Sofia in a day is tricky, but on this full-day tour, explore Bulgaria’s second city with a guide. Travel in a shuttle bus from Sofia and learn about the history of Plovdiv on a sightseeing tour through the city with your guide. Afterwards, take time to explore independently before returning to Sofia.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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