If you have not yet experienced Bulgaria and all it has to offer, tours in Sofia, the capital are highly recommended. Sightseeing, history, culture and more.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM SOFIA
Feel like a local in Sofia with this 3-hour tour. You will become a real Bulgarian by tasting the traditional food (shopska salad) and drinks (ayryan). Afterwards you will take a walk around the city with your guide, to observe the Rotunda St. George, St. Nedelya church, Banya Bashi, Mosque and the Synagogue. Next stop will be Central Hali Market if you fancy shopping.
The last stop of the tour will be at a typical Bulgarian restaurant where you will taste fantastic Bulgarian wine, together with different meat cuts – meze: lukanka, babek, fillet Elena, and pastarma.
FULL DAY WINE TOUR: FROM SOFIA
Escape to wine country on this full day wine tour from Sofia! Most of us are familiar with the wines of Western Europe but did you know that wine has been made on the lands of modern Bulgaria for up toward 5000 years and that Bulgaria produces amazing award-winning wines?
Indulge your senses and taste the finest wines that Bulgaria has to offer in two different wineries on this tour led by a private tour leader/driver. Every step of your tour is well-planned from the moment your guide greets you in the lobby of your hotel to the moment you’re off after 9 hours of tasting, eating, learning and lots of fun!
SOFIA WALKING TOUR AND SPA EXPERIENCE
Experience Bulgaria like a local on this tour of Sofia. See the main sites of Sofia, like Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Hagia Sofia Church, Sofia University, the Parliament, King Liberator statue, and Slaveikov Square and taste delicious fresh fruits.
Then, head to Pulse Fitness and SPA, one of the most modern wellness clubs in Sofia, to enjoy an afternoon of idyllic rest. Relax and unwind at the wellness club, where you can indulge yourself in the sauna, steam bath, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna and much more. You will also have the chance to enjoy a 40-minute aromatherapy massage with traditional Bulgarian rose oils.
SOFIA IN 60 MINUTES: VINTAGE CAR TOUR
The great tour of Sofia, see all sights in 60 minutes. Daily departure with free hotel pick-up and 60 min driving tour through the main communist sights of Sofia in a vintage communist vehicle.
SOFIA 2-HOUR WALKING TOUR
Merge yourself with the crowds to see the beauty of the Bulgarian capital Sofia in a quick and professional manner.
PRIVATE TOUR: SOFIA WALKING TOUR
Explore the historical heart of Sofia by foot on a 2-hour private tour, learning about the city’s ancient, medieval, and modern history from a private guide. As you walk, take in Sofia’s mix of architecture, and take time to visit the 4th-century St. George Rotunda Church and the gold-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Plus, see other sights such as the statue of the ‘King Liberator,’ Banya Bashi Mosque, and more.
PRIVATE CITY TOUR OF SOFIA
This is a highly individualised, specially attended service on a chauffeured private city tour of Sofia. You will have the opportunity of seeing the most fascinating landmarks of Sofia along with a professional guide and highly experienced driver.
MUSEUM OF SOCIALIST ART GUIDED TOUR IN SOFIA
Explore Bulgaria’s Socialist past with a 2-hour guided tour of the Museum of Socialist Art in the heart of Sofia. Through the museum’s collection of paintings, sculptures, and busts, as well as a short movie, learn about the history of Socialism in Sofia and the art of Socialist realism. Entrance fees and public transportation tickets are included.
SOFIA CITY TOUR BY BIKE
Sofia’s city centre is not very large and it can easily be visited on foot, but a lot more interesting and fulfilling will be a bike ride, especially if it includes a tour of the capital’s parks. This is what you will experience in this active city tour.
ISKAR RESERVOIR KAYAKING EXPERIENCE: FROM SOFIA
Kayak on the Iskar Reservoir, Bulgaria’s largest reservoir, during this adventurous 8-hour experience from Sofia. Accompanied by a guide, receive instruction on the provided kayaking equipment and row as long as you feel comfortable. Explore the splendid natural scenery and local beaches. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
5-DAY BULGARIA MULTI-DAY TRIP: FROM SOFIA
On this five day tour you will visit Bansko- one of the leading winter ski resorts in the country and the region, Plovdiv – considered to be one of the oldest settlements of Europe and European capital of culture 2019, and you will have the chance to enjoy a half day tour of Sofia- European capital of sport 2017. The tour includes accommodation in 3 star hotels as well as all transfers and the service of guide and driver.
SOFIA FULL DAY TOUR
Take a full-day tour of all the notable sites in Sofia. The tour begins with a pickup from your hotel, and concludes at the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, so a return drop-off at the original location is not include. Visit to the Boyana Church, which is a UNESCO listed site.
SOFIA EVENING TOUR AND FOLKLORE DINNER
Panoramic tour of Sofia by private car and a rich dinner with typical starters, meals, deserts and folklore program in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant.
BELOGRADCHIK FULL DAY TOUR: FROM SOFIA
Visit the Bulgarian town of Belogradchik on this guided, full-day, minibus tour from Sofia. Just 180 kilometres north of Sofia, nature has sculpted the amazing Belogradchik rocks, a group of strange shaped sandstone and conglomerate rock formations.
The view from the old fortress of the fascinating formations is breathtaking. Use some imagination and visions of ‘the Rabbit,’ ‘Adam and Eve,’ ‘the Ice-Age Squirrel,’ ‘the Rebel’ and many more can be seen. On the way back to Sofia, visit a beautiful cave called Venetsa (aka the Wreath). This tour includes a Sofia hotel pickup and drop-off.
PLOVDIV AND WINE TASTING DAY TOUR: FROM SOFIA
Discover the best of Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria, on this guided sightseeing tour and wine tasting from Sofia. This full-day adventure combines a guided walk in the old city of Plovdiv and an exclusive visit to an amazing winery from the 19th century. Along the way, learn about Bulgarian history and traditions. All entrance fees are included on this group tour.
SOFIA 3-HOUR BULGARIAN CULTURE TOUR
Your experienced guide will help you get to know the Bulgarian culture better in about 3 hours. You’ll learn the 10 things one should know about the Bulgarian culture and you’ll feel Bulgaria through all your senses – smell it, taste it, touch it, hear it and have a fulfilling experience.
ANCIENT HISTORY, SPA AND WINE TRIP: FROM SOFIA
Join this day trip from Sofia to see ancient history, spa and wine in Koprivshtitsa and Starosel. See the charming and diverse lifestyle of the locals, while also stepping back in time. Enjoy a free hotel pickup and drop-off.
REAL-LIFE ESCAPE GAME IN SOFIA
Hour Escape is a real-life escape game, in which you are locked for one hour in an especially designed room. In order to go through all the games on time, and therefore escape successfully, you have to use your observation skills, logical thinking and team spirit. If looking for something new, and love challenges and puzzles, you’ll enjoy this thrilling activity!
SOFIA FOOD TASTING AND CULTURAL WALKING TOUR
Discover Bulgarian cuisine and Sofia’s sights on this 3-hour food and culture walking tour.
Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, stroll through Sofia’s elegant centre to see icons including the Presidency building and the National Theatre. Along the way, sample a classic ‘shopska’ cucumber and tomato salad, with ‘ayran,’ a local yoghurt drink. Then, try some sweet treats at Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali), and visit a typical restaurant to enjoy locally made wine and a mezze selection of mouthwatering meat. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring a personalised small-group experience.
EAT LIKE A LOCAL: SOFIA BREAKFAST, FOOD AND SIGHTSEEING WALKING TOUR
Start your day like a local with a Bulgarian breakfast of ‘banitsa’ (savoury pastry) and ‘ayran’ (yoghurt drink), and discover some of Sofia’s landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour.
With an expert guide, stroll past Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia University and the National Parliament Building, and visit at least three food stops to sample tasty treats. Learn about the origins of the Bulgarian cuisine as you savour a taste of Sofia’s much-loved ‘baklava’ (nut-stuffed filo pastries), traditional snacks and a glass of sweet ‘boza’ (wheat drink).
A hearty appetite is compulsory on this group tour, limited to 12 people for a personalised experience.
SEVEN RILA LAKES HIKING SMALL GROUP TOUR: FROM SOFIA
Spend a day exploring the idyllic Seven Rila Lakes on this small-group hiking tour from Sofia. With an expert guide, travel from the Bulgarian capital to the Rila Mountains, the country’s highest range. Be wowed by sweeping mountain panoramas during a 30-minute chairlift ride, and then set off on foot to explore the lakes.
During your 4 to 5-hour hike, you’ll see all seven lakes and enjoy frequent stops to capture photos and rest your legs. Enjoy personalised attention from the guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
RILA MONASTERY AND BOYANA CHURCH DAY TRIP: FROM SOFIA
Discover two of Bulgaria’s UNESCO World Heritage gems on this day trip from Sofia. Travelling by minivan, admire rural Bulgaria on route to the Rila Monastery in the pine-carpeted Rila Mountains.
Take a guided tour of the medieval treasure with its fresco-coated church, and visit its fascinating museum. Then, after some free time to explore at your leisure, continue on to Boyana Church, near the city of Sofia, to marvel
at its spectacular pre-Renaissance frescoes. Please Note: Entrance fees are not included.
PLOVDIV AND KOPRIVSHTITSA DAY TRIP: FROM SOFIA
Discover two of Bulgaria’s most visited towns, Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa, on this day trip from Sofia.
With a professional driver-guide, travel from the Bulgarian capital to the historical city of Plovdiv. Explore the winding streets of the Plovdiv Old Town on a walking tour and marvel at the 19th-century architecture and the Thracian, Roman, Byzantine and Bulgarian antiquities. Then, continue to Koprivshtitsa, once at the heart of the Bulgarian fight for liberation.
After a walking tour, enjoy free time to explore, before returning to Sofia. Entrance fees not included.
RURAL SOFIA DAY TOUR
This tour is for everyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Indulge in complete relaxation with the pleasant atmosphere and closeness to nature. Just 25 kilometres away from Sofia, nestled between hills and dense forests, is the Eco farm Elata. There, you will have the chance to taste traditional Bulgarian food.
PLOVDIV AND BACHKOVO MONASTERY TOUR
The tour starts with a visit of the ancient city of Plovdiv, which several peoples have inhabited, leaving unique traces of their cultures. The next stop will be at Bachkovo monastery, the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria.The tour includes a hotel pickup and drop-off.
RILA MONASTERY DAY TOUR
On this 8-hour guided tour, which includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Sofia, you’ll be introduced to the beautiful and vibrant Rila Monastery. Set among pine forests in western Bulgaria’s Rila Mountains, the monastery is a prime example of Balkan architecture, and a must-visit UNESCO Heritage Site.
UNESCO HERITAGE DAY TOUR
Discover three heritages, part of UNESCO in Bulgaria. Find out more about the history, nature and culture in a one day tour.
SOFIA MAIN LANDMARKS: BICYCLE RIDING THROUGH SOFIA GREEN PARKS
Your time schedule for this tour will be: Sofia main landmarks two hours, visiting Archaeological museum one hour, bicycle riding three hours, and coffee/tea break one hour.
COMMUNIST SOFIA WALKING TOUR
On this insightful and informative walking tour around Sofia, learn about Bulgaria’s Communist past from your guide, who doubles as a specialist in history.
Meet your guide at 10am and spend the next three hours taking in the city’s key Communist sites on foot, including everything from the Monument of the Soviet Army to the National Palace of Culture. As you go, your guide will provide historical context and share stories of what everyday life was like for Bulgarians under Communist rule.
BREAKFAST IN SOFIA TOUR
Experience Bulgaria like a local on this tour of Sofia, which includes breakfast. Eat banitsa with ayryan for breakfast, taste delicious fresh fruits and finish the tour with the best baklava and boza in Sofia. See the main sites of Sofia, like Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Hagia Sofia Church, Sofia University, the Parliament, King Liberator statue, and Slaveikov square.