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The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

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30
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$47.71
Price varies by group size
From
$47.71
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "It was fantastic! Everything was perfect and I would recommend it to everyone. You won't regret it!!"


Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small Group

Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small Group

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98
  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$71.57
Price varies by group size
From
$71.57
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Very good trip, the Bulgarian guide was very nice, Skopje is very beautiful and the Macedonian guide told us a lot of interesting things."


Full-Day Rila Monastery, the cave of St.Ivan and Boyana Church Tour from Sofia
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$35.18
The Rila Monastery and Boyana Church are two of Bulgaria’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites and this full-day tour from Sofia visits both in one day. Tour the medieval Boyana Church, famous for its magnificent 13th-century frescoes; admire the natural landscapes of the Rila Mountain Nature Park; then explore the churches and caves of the Rila Monastery complex.
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* A traveler said: "Great guide, everything was perfect, we had a wonderful day trip, visiting 2 UNESCO sites. Definitely worth it!"


Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia

Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia

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71
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$35.78
From
$35.78
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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* A traveler said: "Our guide, Lubo, really made this trip great. He gave great insight into Bulgarian life and was full of knowledge about the city of Plovdiv. I highly recommend doing this tour out of Sofia to see a different side of the country and Traventuria as a company generally."


Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

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383
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.86
From
$23.86
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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* A traveler said: "I purchased the transport option. Martin, the driver and guide from Traventuria, was above all a good driver. He was very entertaining throughout the ride, sharing insights about Sofia as well as interesting places along the way."


Communist Walking Tour of Sofia

Communist Walking Tour of Sofia

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236
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$13.12
From
$13.12
Learn what life was like in communist-era Bulgaria on a Sofia city walking tour. Meet your informative guide in central Sofia and check out the buildings and monuments that testify to its and Bulgaria’s 45 years on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain. See the Largo complex, former home of Bulgaria’s Communist Party; the Monument to the Soviet Army; the National Palace of Culture and more as your guide explains communist ideology and the everyday lives of Bulgarians during the controversial Cold War period.
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* A traveler said: "The tour guide was very informative. I really enjoyed the whole tour and experience. I discovered some places that I otherwise might have missed and I am really happy that I joined this tour. I would definitely recommend."


Tour of Sofia in Russian Military Jeep

Tour of Sofia in Russian Military Jeep

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2
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.64
Price varies by group size
From
$59.64
Price varies by group size
Explore Sofia from a perspective rare to visitors on a 2-hour tour in a Russian military Jeep. In addition to providing round-trip hotel transport, your guide offers little-known facts about top landmarks and intimate stories about Bulgaria’s Soviet history. The itinerary features city center highlights, a preserved Communist-era suburb, and a monument often missed by visitors.
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* A traveler said: "Philip was font of information and we would highly recommend this tour, gave us some tips about the city which we wouldn't have known about and made getting around very easy."


Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with Light Lunch

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with Light Lunch

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29
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.68
Price varies by group size
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$53.68
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Amazing. Maria is a wonderful guide. Highly recommend. In general we are very satisfied with Viator tours."


7 Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery tour

7 Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery tour

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64
  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.30
From
$82.30
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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* A traveler said: "To take the trip to the rila monastery and the Rila lakes was the best decission we made during our visit of Sofia. My girlfriend and I had an amazing experience exploring the beautiful nature of Bulgaria. Our guide/driver Stoyan made the trip even more memorable with his enthusiasm and knowledge about the place and Bulgarian history. He was really helpfull and ready to answer all our questions, we would really recommend him as a guide! Bulgaria had a lot more to offer than I expected. I would really recommend this trip!"


Guided Walking Tour of Sofia

Guided Walking Tour of Sofia

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24
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$35.78
Price varies by group size
From
$35.78
Price varies by group size
Forget planning routes, researching sites, and boning up on history. See all Sofia’s key attractions and learn the stories behind them too on this great-value small-group walking tour: perfect for history buffs. Sights include the ruins of the Roman-era east gate, the 4th-century Rotunda of St. George, the Byzantine St. Sofia Basilica, the Ivan Vazov National Theater, and the Cathedral Saint Alexander Nevsky.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour guide Vasil was great, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. He explained everything to us and took us around the city and its highlights. We enjoyed our walking tour so much and loved Sofia! Thank you Vasil. We highly recommend this tour!"


Private Day tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

Private Day tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

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14
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.14
Price varies by group size
From
$143.14
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Every country whether progressive or not it is still a country and new of course. Madam Diana is really knowledgeable and she toured us to different sites of interests in Skopje. The good thing in Skopje is eating and buying and selfies."


Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress

Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress

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12
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$71.57
Price varies by group size
From
$71.57
Price varies by group size
Visit the town of Belogradchik and its two notable attractions—Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress—on this day trip from Sofia that combines the natural scenery and history of northwestern Bulgaria. Be wowed by the natural formations of sandstone rocks in the Balkan Mountains, and admire the fortress, which dates back to Roman times.
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* A traveler said: "The fortress and rocks are stunning! Additionally, my guide, Mariya, was extremely kind and knowledgeable. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience."


Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

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98
  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$53.68
From
$53.68
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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* A traveler said: "Good value for money. Worth visiting as a day trip from Sofia. Good English-speaking guide. Old town of Plovdiv was the highlight for me."


Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

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38
  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$47.70
From
$47.70
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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* A traveler said: "The itinerary was explained very well. The hike around the lakes was pleasant - you can choose different levels of difficulty. The view from above the lakes was magnificent. The monastery was absolutely splendid. I highly recommend this trip to everyone."


Sofia Sightseeing Tour

Sofia Sightseeing Tour

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3
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.66
Price varies by group size
From
$15.66
Price varies by group size
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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Full-day Nis and Serbian History Tour from Sofia

Full-day Nis and Serbian History Tour from Sofia

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27
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$118.09
Price varies by group size
From
$118.09
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Our guide was extremely informative and knowledgeable about the history of Serbia and Bulgaria. He answered our questions to call patient manner. We were extremely happy with the whole day."


Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Shuttle Tour

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Shuttle Tour

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52
  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$36.70
From
$36.70
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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* A traveler said: "This is an excellent tour! I cannot say enough great things about the monastery and even the place we stopped for lunch was amazing. The guide was knowledgeable and really gave us some interesting information about the area. This is a must visit if you are in Sofia."


Sofia by Night Panoramic Tour with Dinner and Folklore Show

Sofia by Night Panoramic Tour with Dinner and Folklore Show

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18
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$71.57
Price varies by group size
From
$71.57
Price varies by group size
Admire the sights of Sofia by night before dinner and a folklore show on this evening tour. Take a panoramic drive around Bulgaria’s capital to see its illuminated highlights, including the floodlit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, National Palace of Culture, and more. Then, savor a 3-course Bulgarian dinner complemented with a live folklore show of traditional local music and dance. Dinner, show, air-conditioned transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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* A traveler said: "City amazing at night! Dinner and dancers spectacular! Guide and driver amazing and helpful! Totally Recommend!"


Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia

Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia

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6
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$118.09
Price varies by group size
From
$118.09
Price varies by group size
Lovers of landscapes will adore this guided, small-group tour to the rocky vistas around Belogradchik town. Travel through the Balkan Mountains to Belogradchik, then admire the spectacular rock formations and ancient fortress. Enjoy the stalagmites and stalactites of Venetsa Cave and—if there’s time—see the towering Vratsata Gorge before your guide returns you to your hotel.
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* A traveler said: "I was fortunate to be the only one on this tour, and it was incredible. Belogradchik is a great place to visit. It is a place that I wouldn't be able to visit by myself and, thus, getting this tour was the right choice. During the trip, unfortunately, Venetsa was closed, so I visited Magura Cave which is amazing instead. Georgi was an excellent guide. Apart from being very knowledgable about his country and the whole Balkan region geographically and historically, he made sure that all my questions answered. He helped me get sheep-milk yoghurt, and on the way back to Sofia, he drove along the scenic route so I can see more of Bulgaria."


Full Day Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Tour

Full Day Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Tour

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75
  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$84.41
Price varies by group size
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$84.41
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Both tours were great, just one thing about the toilets in the monastery- NO toilet papers. Amazing monastery church though NO electricity @ the time of visit so it was very dark!"


Day Tour to Nis, Serbia

Day Tour to Nis, Serbia

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17
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$59.95
Price varies by group size
From
$59.95
Price varies by group size
Enjoy a day away from the bustling capital on a small-group day tour to Niơ in Serbia. Explore top attractions including Mediana, the Skull Tower, and Niơ 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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* A traveler said: "Nice day trip. Guide was very good and friendly. There was a small waiting time on border but it was ok. I knew it could take time at the border."


Afternoon Delights in Sofia Tour

Afternoon Delights in Sofia Tour

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6
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$35.78
Price varies by group size
From
$35.78
Price varies by group size
Feel like a Sofia local on this 3-hour afternoon city and food walking tour. Check out historical highlights such as the National Theater and King’s Palace, and see the Rotunda St. George, Banya Bashi Mosque, Synagogue, and St. Nedelya Church. Stop on route to taste ‘shopska’ salad and an ‘ayryan’ yogurt drink; shop for culinary goodies at the Central Hali Market; and finish with tastings of Bulgarian wine and cold meats at a traditional restaurant.
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Private Sofia Guided Walking City Tour with Traditional Breakfast

Private Sofia Guided Walking City Tour with Traditional Breakfast

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4
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$47.71
Price varies by group size
From
$47.71
Price varies by group size
Discover the heart of Sofia without even thinking about a map on this convenient, fully guided walking tour. See key landmarks from the different cultures that have occupied the city and explore St. Sofia Church, the Rotunda of St. George, and Cathedral St. Alexander Nevski. Along the way, enjoy a traditional Bulgarian pastry breakfast with a glass of “ayran” salt yoghurt drink.
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* A traveler said: "We had a fantastic time on this tour. We were lucky that day we had to see a local wedding party at the same time we were there. Our guide Chimmy was wonderful host. She took us around the places we haven't seen earlier in Sofia. She was wonderful guide. We would definitely recommend the tour."


Sofia full day tour

Sofia full day tour

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4
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$65.60
Price varies by group size
From
$65.60
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "The guide was incredibly well informed and thorough!!! Had a great tour of the National Museum and of the city."


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