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Vitosha Mountain, Boyana Church and Dragalevtsi Monastery Private Day Trip

Visit two of Bulgaria’s religious sites with ease from Sofia on this private full-day tour. Travel in an air-conditioned car equipped with WiFi to Vitosha Mountain and visit Boyana Church. Learn about its history from your driver-guide. Continue on to Dragalevtsi Monastery. Take in panoramic views of Sofia from Vitosha Mountain and go on a hike if weather permits.
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  • 5 hours
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Vitosha Mountain- Heritage and Hiking Private Day Trip From Sofia

Experience the nature outside of Sofia and taste traditional Bulgarian food on this private tour. Meet your guide at your hotel and make your way to Vitosha Mountain in an air-conditioned car equipped with WiFi, so you can stay connected. Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide as you sample a traditional Bulgarian breakfast and hike to Boyana Lake. Afterwards, visit Boyana Church and the National Historical Museum.
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Belogradchik Rocks and Venetsa Cave Private Day Tour From Sofia

Discover the rocky landscape of northwest Bulgaria on a private tour from Sofia that explores the region above and below the ground. At Belogradchik Rocks, discover natural stone formations in wild shapes; next, you’ll find a maze of stalactites and stalagmites in Venetsa Cave. A private format means the flexibility to tailor the day to you, with the option to purchase a traditional Bulgarian lunch in the village of Falkovets.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 11 hours
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Best small train journey in Bulgaria - Private tour

This unusual train, crawling through the mountains, will introduce you to the big stories of the “Little railway”.We’ll embark on a magical journey through one of the most romantic and beautiful railway routes in Europe - the narrow gauge railway which goes from Septemvri to Dobrinishte.A travel in time which will help you immerse in times past and breathtaking scenery while being on board a comfy and warm Little train saloon.An open intersection between the wagons, many stories, and meetups with the locals are just a few of the emotions that are awaiting you in this wonderful trip!The railway is in the rankings for “Most interesting railway routes in Europe” published in the European Railway Guide. It's also passing by the highest train station on the Balkan peninsula - Avramovo, situated at 1267m.Don’t hesitate and give yourself a magical and unforgettable winter day in the Bulgarian countryside filled with beauty, history, warmth, romantics and many positive emotions!
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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Sofia Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Small-Group Day Trip

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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  • 11 hours
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Plovdiv and Bachkovo monastery Private Day Tour From Sofia

Appreciating Bulgaria’s unique history and culture can be tricky on a self-led tour. Discover Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery on a private tour from Sofia, and benefit from your guide’s undivided attention as you tick off 2 of the country’s iconic landmarks in just 1 day. Travel between dispersed locations with ease, with hotel pickup and drop-off included for a hassle-free experience.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa

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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Koprivshtica Day Tour from Sofia

Explore Bulgaria's Revolutionary capital of Koprivshtica on this full-day tour from Sofia. With your guide and group, stroll the cobblestone streets and hear about the April Uprising. On the return to Sofia, stop at Chavdar, a reconstruction of a neolithic village.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 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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Rila Monastery Private Tour

The Rila Monastery is Bulgaria's "must see" UNESCO site to visit. Among many offers for a day tour to Rila Monastery, V Travel Ltd. is now happy to offer some unique and customized day tours - dedicated service, knowledgeable guides, perfectly maintained vehicles and personal touch. Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments. It is traditionally thought that the monastery was founded by the hermit St. Ivan of Rila. The hermit actually lived in a cave without any material possessions not far from the monastery's location, while the complex was built by his students, who came to the mountains to receive their education. The monastery was established in it,s today location in 14th century.  After two major fires the monastery was restored in 1837. It is part of UNESCO’s world heritage list since 1983 and it is still an active monastery.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Symbol of the Communism Buzludzha monument and the Rose valley

• Explore the beautiful Bulgarian countryside, the nature and culture. • Visit the “Ghost of communism” – Buzludzha monument - one of the most impressive abandoned places on earth. • Visit the Valley of the Roses and the Thracian kings. • Enjoy the beauty of the famous Bulgarian roses (the roses bloom in May and June) • Visit a traditional rose distillery and an ethnographic complex. • Enjoy a delicious lunch among the rose gardens with a fantastic view. • A chance to try all kind of rose products, directly from the producer. • Rural tourism showing the real face of Bulgaria!
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  • 10 hours
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  • 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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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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Rila monastery- Wine tasting - Boyana church

• Visit the Boyana Church – an inspiring temple, with unique frescoes from the 13th century.• Visit the top Bulgarian Landmark, a UNESCO site and the biggest Monastery in Bulgaria – Rila monastery.• Know more about the Eastern Orthodox traditions, frescoes and history.• Get close to the nature and enjoy the “Rila Mountain Natural Park”, the biggest in Bulgaria.• Know more about Bulgarian culture • Taste 5 types of Bulgarian wines.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Sofia Sightseeing Tour

Avoid the restrictions of a group excursion and discover the historic capital at your own pace on an audio-guided tour of Sofia, with commentary available in multiple languages. Be immersed in the city’s atmosphere as you stroll between top attractions, and take advantage of the self-led nature of the tour to depart at a time that suits you.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Sofia tour with Bojana church included

The tour of Sofia with the Bojana church gives a unique opportunity for visitors to increase their knowledge with the history of the capital of Sofia, but also with the Orthodox religion and the historical and cultural past of Bulgaria.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Sofia Tour with Unique Local Food & Drinks Experience

Discover the sights of Sofia and savor the flavors of Bulgaria on a 3-hour small-group food tour. The afternoon walking excursion is perfect for first time visitors with empty stomachs. Culinary highlights include ayran (a salty yoghurt drink), banitsa (white cheese pastry), local salami, and baklava. In between bites, learn about popular attractions such as Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Presidency, and Roman ruins.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Koprivshtitsa Private Day Tour from Sofia

Gain a deeper understanding of Bulgarian culture and revolutionary history on a 9-hour small group tour to Koprivshtica. Comfortable transportation whisks you away from the busy Sofia streets and into the rolling South Bulkan valleys. Enjoy immersive visits and free admission to three houses of revolutionary heroes. Break for lunch at a traditional Bulgarian restaurant (at own expense), then continue with more sightseeing, before returning to your Sofia hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 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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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Tour

• One-day trip from Sofia to the Rila Monastery with Boyana Church. Two objects in the UNESCO list, some of the most sought-after material monuments of ancient Bulgarian history. • Unique frescoes from the 11th century and triumph of the Bulgarian Revival in the beginning of the 19th century. The complex of the Rila Monastery has five museums with a rich library, which preserves around 3,5000 unique exhibits which include nearly 300 manuscripts, 9,000 print and graphic publications from the 11th-19th century. You will have the opportunity to get to know the whole monastery, including 16 objects.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sofia Communist Tower by Trabant Car

The Sofia Communist Tour will take you back to the communist period of Bulgaria when the country was called "iron curtain".You will hear real stories of people and learn about the way of life of the Bulgarians at that time. You will get acquainted with the historical events and facts of Bulgaria and the countries of Eastern Europe to fall under the communist regime. You will hear stories never heard before and you will find another world - the world of communism.Surely afterwards you will be happy living in the free world of today and will appreciate the liberty of Europe.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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The Monastery Heritage Of Bulgaria And Macedonia Private Day Tour

Bulgaria and North Macedonia have their unique heritage, although they share the same turbulent past, typical for the full of intriguing history Balkan peninsula. Visit Bulgaria's most popular UNESCO site and one of the most beautiful Macedonian monasteries with our private day tour and discover the similarities between them as well as their distinctive differences.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Sofia city suburbs - Private tour

Discover the suburban lifestyle outside of the busy capital of Sofia during this small-group tour. Take public transport to the suburbs and walk around the area to get a feel for the daily lives of residents. Refuel with a traditional Bulgarian meal, favored by locals, at a restaurant on the river and then embark on an adventure to find a lake that’s slowly disappearing.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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