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  1. From Sofia: Rila Monastery & Boyana Church Small Group Tour | GetYourGuide
  2. From Sofia: Rila Monastery & Boyana Church Small Group Tour | GetYourGuide

    Your guide will tell you all about the history of the monastery, and you'll get some opportunity to explore the complex on your own. Visit the museum to learn more, or visit the neighboring shops to pick up souvenirs and other memorabilia. Make time for lunch at one of the local eateries, where you may sample local delicacies like mekitsi, a popular dish in the region (a traditional Bulgarian dish of kneaded dough made with yogurt that is deep-fried).

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  3. Rila Monastery Day Trip from Sofia | GetYourGuide
  4. Rila Monastery Day Trip from Sofia | GetYourGuide

    The Rila Cross, a two-sided crucifix, is one of the museum's most notable exhibits, which details the area's history. See the historic bakery and other landmarks, such as the residential section with its high stone walls and small windows.

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  5. From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Rila Monastery and Boyana | GetYourGuide
  6. From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Rila Monastery and Boyana | GetYourGuide

    Outside of Sofia, Bulgaria's capital city, there are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are worth a visit. First, meet at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral's back steps at 9:00 a.m. The next two hours will be spent relaxing as your courteous, English-speaking chauffeur takes you to the Rila.

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  7. From Sofia: 7 Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery Self-Guided Trip | GetYourGuide
  8. From Sofia: 7 Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery Self-Guided Trip | GetYourGuide

    Leaving Sofia in the morning, take a shuttle bus with an English-speaking driver to get to your destination. Panichishte in the Rila National Park can be reached by air-conditioned vehicle. When you arrive, your driver will give you a rundown of the different routes and options you can take.

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  9. Sofia: Lovech, Devetaki Cave and Krushuna Waterfalls Tour | GetYourGuide
  10. Sofia: Lovech, Devetaki Cave and Krushuna Waterfalls Tour | GetYourGuide

    You'll stroll along the cobbled streets and observe the classic 14th-century houses as you travel back in time. On your way to the fortress, you will stop at the Vassil Levski Museum for a closer look. Last but not least, the town's famed covered bridge, created by Master Kolio Ficheto, is the final place you'll notice.

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  11. The Seven Rila Lakes: Full-Day Tour from Sofia | GetYourGuide
  12. The Seven Rila Lakes: Full-Day Tour from Sofia | GetYourGuide

    A full-day walk into the Rila Mountains to visit one of Bulgaria's best natural attractions: Bulgaria's seven Rila Lakes, which are located near Sofia. Between 2,100 and 2,500 meters above sea level, this series of glacial lakes is bordered by rocky peaks and deep valleys.

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  13. From Sofia: Shuttle Tour to Rila Monastery & Boyana Church | GetYourGuide
  14. From Sofia: Shuttle Tour to Rila Monastery & Boyana Church | GetYourGuide

    An early morning excursion leaves from Alexander Nevski. Your first stop will be the Boyana Church, a three-building complex on the edge of Sofia that is on the UNESCO list.

     

    When Sebastocrator Kaloyan authorized the construction of a second two-story edifice next to the eastern church, it was built in the 10th century. Before heading to Rila Monastery, take a look at its amazing architecture and frescoes. Your guide will tell you about the monastery's history as well.

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  15. From Sofia: Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery | GetYourGuide
  16. From Sofia: Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery | GetYourGuide

    Enjoy an hour and a half of picturesque driving to Plovdiv from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia. Make time to see some of the city's most notable landmarks, such as the Roman Theatre and Stadium. As you walk around the historic Old Town, look at the Revival-style buildings, museums, and cobblestone streets.

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  17. Day Tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia | GetYourGuide
  18. Day Tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia | GetYourGuide

    Macedonia's capital city, Skopje, is about a three-and-a-half-hour trip from Sofia. Skopje's rich history and culture will be on display during this one-day excursion.

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  19. Plovdiv: Full-Day Small Group Excursion from Sofia | GetYourGuide
  20. Plovdiv: Full-Day Small Group Excursion from Sofia | GetYourGuide

    This full-day tour begins with a 2-hour drive from Sofia to Plovdiv, one of Europe’s oldest towns. On a guided walking tour, experience the history and culture of this 8,000-year-old city that was settled by Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Bulgarian civilizations.


    See the sites of the old town, including museums, historical monuments, and Renaissance-period residences lining the cobbled streets. Explore the Ethnographical Museum and the spectacular Roman Theater.

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  21. Sofia's Hidden Bars: 4-Hour Pub Crawl | GetYourGuide
  22. Sofia's Hidden Bars: 4-Hour Pub Crawl | GetYourGuide

    On a 4-hour pub crawl in Sofia, you'll discover the city's best-kept secrets. At some of the city's most popular hangouts, you can meet new people. One of the best ways to meet locals and other solo travelers is to join a local meetup group.

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  23. From Sofia: Belogradchik Rocks Full-Day Tour | GetYourGuide
  24. From Sofia: Belogradchik Rocks Full-Day Tour | GetYourGuide

    Visit the Belogradchik rocks in the Balkan Mountains, located in Bulgaria's northwest corner. To get here from Sofia, it will take you about 2.5 to 3 hours of driving. Sandstone dominates the rock composition, which is found in a variety of formations. They were included in the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2009.

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  25. Sofia Afternoon Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting | GetYourGuide
  26. Sofia Afternoon Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting | GetYourGuide

    Begin your journey in front of the 5-star Grand Hotel Sofia, where you’ll meet your guide. Visit the stunning National Theater, the historic Royal Palace, and the Presidency.


    On this 3-hour afternoon stroll, your guide will take you adjacent to the Art Club café, a favorite site for many. Try the world-famous shopska salad, produced from fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, and spices, and sample the classic Bulgarian cold soup, called tarator, prepared from yogurt and cucumbers.

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  27. Sofia: Communist Walking Tour | GetYourGuide
  28. Sofia: Communist Walking Tour | GetYourGuide

    Explore Sofia's Soviet history by visiting the city's significant landmarks. The former Bulgarian Communist Party headquarters is a good place to start your visit. Continue on to view structures such as the investigation facility of the secret police and the damaged mausoleum in the distance. The monument to the Soviet army and the National Palace of Culture are still a few blocks away, so keep going.

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  29. From Sofia: 7 Rila Lakes Hiking & Thermal Spa Day Tour | GetYourGuide
  30. From Sofia: 7 Rila Lakes Hiking & Thermal Spa Day Tour | GetYourGuide

    Take a tour of the Rila Mountains National Park's crown jewel, the Seven Rila Lakes, and take in the stunning alpine beauty. Sofia's cool mountain air is a welcome respite from the oppressive heat of the city during the height of summer. After a day of mild to moderate walking, take a dip in one of the thermal pools heated by natural hot springs. From Sofia, you can see all of this in a single day.

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  31. From Sofia: Rila Monastery, Boyana church and History Museum | GetYourGuide
  32. From Sofia: Rila Monastery, Boyana church and History Museum | GetYourGuide

    Take a day trip to see some of Bulgaria's most gorgeous and noteworthy sights with the ease and comfort of a vehicle.

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  33. Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Full-Day Tour from Sofia | GetYourGuide
  34. Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Full-Day Tour from Sofia | GetYourGuide

    From Sofia, it takes around two hours to travel to the second-longest city in Bulgaria, Plovdiv. You may learn about the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Bulgarian cultures that shaped a 7000-year-old settlement in just two to three hours of wandering through the city. You can take a stroll around the cobbled alleyways of the Old Town, which is full of museums, historical landmarks, and revival-style residences, or you can marvel at the Ethnographical Museum and the ancient Roman Theater. Enjoy a meal at one of the many eateries in this cultural and commercial hub.

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  35. Sofia: Seven Rila Lakes Snowshoe Walk & Thermal Spring Pools | GetYourGuide
  36. Sofia: Seven Rila Lakes Snowshoe Walk & Thermal Spring Pools | GetYourGuide

    The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit is one of the park's most scenic routes, thanks to its dramatic vistas, stunning alpine scenery, ancient pine forests, and steep mountain summits. Relax in the thermal pools of Sapareva Banya Spa Resort, fed by one of Europe's hottest springs, after a leisurely snowshoe hike in the gorgeous Seven Rila Lakes area. All of this can be done in a single day from Sofia.

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  37. From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress | GetYourGuide
  38. From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress | GetYourGuide

    Plovdiv, one of Europe's oldest cities, is the starting point for our full-day excursion, which takes place after a 2-hour drive. Visit a 19th-century residence to learn more about the production of alcoholic beverages and rose oil products in the area while strolling along cobblestone streets. Before a two-hour break for lunch and coffee on the main pedestrian street, virtual reality glasses will allow you to explore the Roman Theater, Roman Stadium, and cathedral.

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  39. Sofia: Lovech, Devetaki Cave and Krushuna Waterfalls Tour | GetYourGuide
  40. Sofia: Lovech, Devetaki Cave and Krushuna Waterfalls Tour | GetYourGuide

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Sofia to begin your tour. Lovech can be reached after a two-hour trip. From here, you can begin your journey through the city's historic center.


    You'll stroll through the narrow cobbled alleyways, admiring the classic 14th-century houses as you go back in time. Afterwards, you'll visit the Vassil Levski Museum, where you'll learn more about the history of the country. Last but not least, the town's famed covered bridge, created by Master Kolio Ficheto, is the final place you'll notice.

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  41. Small group tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery 2022 - Sofia
  42. Small group tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery 2022 - Sofia

    Visitors with a limited amount of time in Sofia may have difficulty locating the ideal locations to take in Bulgaria's diverse cultural heritage. Take a small-group tour from Sofia to see Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress, and Bachkovo Monastery all in one day. With an expert guide, you'll learn about the Roman, Ottoman, and modern history of the landmarks you visit on a round-trip shuttle service.

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  43. Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Tour from Sofia
  44. Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Tour from Sofia

    On this 10-hour private tour from Sofia, you'll visit two of northern Bulgaria's most popular sights. Check out the quaint village of Arbanasi, which is known for its rich history and fresco-coated Church of the Nativity. Visit Bulgaria's former medieval capital of Veliko Tarnovo and the Tsarevets palace-fortress. Discover the town's history by exploring the hilltop remains, which include the major church and the execution rock, where traitors were driven to their deaths. Entrance fees and private transportation are both included.

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  45. Private & Ultimate Sofia 2,5-hour Walking Tour
  46. Private & Ultimate Sofia 2,5-hour Walking Tour

    Tour Sofia on foot for two hours with a local guide. Your guide will tell you all about the city's past. While strolling through the city, be sure to see the National Archeological Museum, the National Revival Art Gallery, the Ethnographic Museum, and more.

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  47. Private Day tour from Sofia to Thessaloniki, Greece
  48. Private Day tour from Sofia to Thessaloniki, Greece

    On this full-day trip from Sofia to Thessaloniki, Greece, you'll gain a new perspective on the Balkans. Explore the city's ancient history and present culture with your private guide, strolling amongst landmarks including the UNESCO-listed St. Demetrios Church, Aristotelous Square, and the White Tower. With round-trip service from your hotel in Sofia, you may pass the border without a hitch.

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  49. Private Day Trip to Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress
  50. Private Day Trip to Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress

    Get around Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress without having to worry about renting a car with this one-day excursion. Make your way straight to Plovdiv's Old Town after a Sofia pick-up. The Roman Theater, Europe's longest pedestrian walkway, and early Christian mosaics are all on your trip. On the itinerary is also a stop at the beautiful Asen's Fortress, a medieval mountain fortress with great views.

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  51. Plovdiv and Thracia Valley with Wine Tasting
  52. Plovdiv and Thracia Valley with Wine Tasting

    On a full-day excursion from Sofia to Plovdiv and the Thracia Valley, you'll learn about Bulgarian history, food, and winemaking. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Plovdiv Old Town in the morning, followed by a traditional Bulgarian lunch and a tour and tasting at a famous vineyard. The Plovdiv Roman Theater, lunch, and tastings are included in this 10-hour tour, which includes hotel pickup and drop-off.

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  53. Kazanlak Full-Day Tour from Sofia
  54. Kazanlak Full-Day Tour from Sofia

    Combine trips to Kazanlak, the rose oil extraction capital of Bulgaria, and the Valley of the Thracian Kings on this full-day excursion from Sofia. Learn about the rose oil business and visit the noble graves in the valley, including one UNESCO World Heritage Site. Entrance fees and round-trip hotel transportation are included.

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  55. Melnik Wine Tasting tour from Sofia
  56. Melnik Wine Tasting tour from Sofia

    Take a break from the congested city streets and discover the best of Bulgarian wine on a 9-hour journey to Melnik. A comfortable vehicle receives you from your Sofia hotel and takes you into the wide Bulgarian countryside. Upon arrival in Melnik, explore the wine cellar of an 18th-century mansion. After a bit of touring in Rojen, drink some of the country's greatest wine at Villa Melnik.

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  57. Private Day Trip to Krushuna Waterfalls and Devetashka Cave
  58. Private Day Trip to Krushuna Waterfalls and Devetashka Cave

    Spend the day in nature away from Sofia's bustling streets on this private full-day excursion. Your air-conditioned automobile will be fitted with WiFi, so you can keep in touch while you're on the road. Take a plunge in the travertine pools of Krushuna Waterfalls with a guide. Get to know the natural karstic Devetashka Cave by exploring it.

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  59. The Oldest European City – Plovdiv with Free pick up
  60. The Oldest European City – Plovdiv with Free pick up

    Our English-speaking guides will take you on a tour of the old city of Plovdiv at a bargain price. A city with a history spanning over 7000 years.

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