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From Sofia: Day Trip to Plovdiv with Guide Options

From Sofia: Day Trip to Plovdiv with Guide Options

Join this usually small group tour (most times the group size is up to 20 people), to discover the oldest existing town in Europe - Plovdiv - its capital of culture for 2019! The tour departs at 9:00. Please be at the meeting point - at the parking lot Behind Alexander Nevsky Cathedral at 8:45 and ask for the City Tour guide and van (our guides usually wear blue clothes). The traveling time to Plovdiv is abour 2-hours. There, if you have chosen the option with the guided tour, you will have a 2-hours guided tour in the old town, where you will be able to see the remarkable Revival houses, the views from the hill, the Roman theater and stadium, as well as the main walking street. After the guided tour, you will have 2 hours free time, during which you can have lunch, check the shops and visit some of the museums. If you have booked the self-guided option, you will have 4 hours free time after the arrival, during which you can explore the town on your own. The departute back to Sofia is at 15:00 and the approximate return between 17:00 and 17:30, depending on the trafic.

From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress

From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress

After a 2-hour drive, begin this full-day tour in one of Europe's oldest towns, Plovdiv. Walk along cobblestone streets and visit a 19th-century house to learn about life during the Ottoman Empire period. Explore the Roman Theater, Roman Stadium and church before enjoying 2 hours of free time to walk around and have lunch and coffee along the main pedestrian street. After exploring Plovdiv, meet your van and guide to make the 30-minute drive to Asen's Fortress. Admire this beautiful, medieval structure and learn about the history of the place before taking photos from the top. Start your journey back to Sofia with an expected arrival time of approximately 6:00-6:30 PM.

Sofia: City Monuments Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

Sofia: City Monuments Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

The guide will meet you near the National Theater Ivan Vazov. You will visit more than 15 attractions and cultural monuments of Sofia. For convenience and good audibility of the excursion, you will be given radio guides and headphones. You will move comfortably, enter the temples, take photographs, and all this will allow you not to stand next to the guide, but to listen to him at a distance of up to 200 meters. The tour will end at the Presidency, where you will be able to video the changing of the presidential guard. With us you will see the sights of Sofia freely, in your language, and at your own pace!

Sofia: Guided Walking Tour

Sofia: Guided Walking Tour

Journey through almost 8000 years of history on a guided walking tour of Sofia, and learn how the city sits on land that has been settled over the centuries by Thracians, Romans, Bulgarians and more. Marvel at its well-preserved monuments and outstanding sights, such as the East Gate of the Serdika ruins from Roman times. Walk through the underpass connecting the Presidential Palace and Ministerial Council to encounter shops selling traditional souvenirs and rosewater. The tour covers all major sites as: Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Saint Sofia Basilica, Saint George Rotunda, the hot springs, the national theater, and others. Experience the city's laid-back charm as you explore streets scattered with mosques and impressive onion-domed churches.

Sofia: Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery Self-Guided Day Trip

Sofia: Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery Self-Guided Day Trip

The tour departs at 7:30 in the morning- the meeting point is behind Alexander Nevsky Catheral, next to café La Cathedrale. Please be there at 7:15 and ask for travel agency City Tour. The Seven Rila Lakes are just 1,5 hours’ drive away from the capital, which makes them a great day trip in the nature. From the mountain village of Panichishte you will take a cable car to the area of the lakes. The driver will give you directions about the hiking route and the timing, which you should keep in mind. The ride with the chair lift is about 20-minutes. When on arrive, on the left you will see the hut – this is the only place in the area where you can have a toilet brake and buy food and drinks! On the right side of the hut, you will see the beginning of the main walking path – please stick only to it, including on the way back! There is another, downward path, which goes to the lower lakes, but is it much longer, and not in a very good condition! From the main path, you will be able to see all of the lakes. Please have in mind that entering into the lakes in completely forbidden! To reach the highest lake, usually about 2 hours of relaxed walking, combined with some short brakes, is enough. For the whole hike, you have a total of 4.5 hours, so if you have not reached the highest lake after 2 hours, please turn back, so that you can return on time. You should take the chair lift for the way back between 14:00 and 14:30 the latest. Food: it is strongly recommended to bring your own food; but even if you have not, you can buy from a gas station during our break on the way in the morning. In the afternoon you will also travel to the famous Rila Monastery, UNESCO heritage sight, where you can admire its amazing frescoes and architecture, take some photos and check the shops. The visit of the monastery is between 45 and 60 minutes. The expected return at Sofia is at 7:30 pm.

Sofia: Flea and Food Markets Tour

Sofia: Flea and Food Markets Tour

Enjoy a fun day exploring Sofia's markets, popular with both locals and tourists, in the company of an expert local guide. Indulge in some traditional street food and drinks and get to know the local cuisine at 4 food stops. During the tour, visit the popular markets in Sofia — the Flea Market, the Central Market Hall, the Hali Market, and the Women's Market. Find out how they are all representative parts of different historical periods — the Postcommunist era, Communism, the Kingdom period, and the Ottoman presence in Bulgaria. Along the way, pass by and hear about the history of some of the most important sights and landmarks in the city. These include Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Saint Sofia Church, The Largo, the Roman ruins, the Banya Bashi Mosque, Sofia Synagogue, Lion Bridge, and more. You might also find some great souvenirs and antiques, if that's your thing. .

Sofia Afternoon Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting

Sofia Afternoon Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting

See part of the main sites of Sofia, like, the National Theater with garden, Antique Serdika, Banya Bashi Mosque, Sveta Nedelya Church, Palace of Justice, Sophia Statue, Rotunda St. George, Graf Ignatiev street Vitosha pedestrian street. The last stop of the tour will be a traditional restaurant where you will taste glass of Bulgarian wine together with different local meat bites – lukanka, katak, kopoolu, fillet Elena and others. Vegetarians and vegans are welcome. Duration – 3 hours approx. Professional guide. Small group.

Sofia by Night: Panoramic City Tour and Folklore Dinner

Sofia by Night: Panoramic City Tour and Folklore Dinner

Enjoy a panoramic 4-hour evening tour of Sofia, traveling by comfortable air-conditioned minivan to all the main sights. Pass Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Bulgaria and the second biggest in the Balkans. Continue to the main square of Narodno Sabranie to see the Parliament building and magnificent statue of Bulgaria’s King Liberator, Tsar Osvoboditel. Marvel at the onion domes of the Russian Church and pass the ornate façade of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre. See the serious buildings of the Presidency and Council of Ministers. Continue to the National Palace of Culture and National Stadium of Vasil Levski, located in Sofia’s expansive Borisova Garden near Lake Ariana. Then, go to the traditional restaurant. Here, enjoy a delicious dinner from a menu of typical Bulgarian dishes. Enjoy a good show of traditional music and dance.

Secrets, Facts, and Legends of Sofia: Full Day Tour

Secrets, Facts, and Legends of Sofia: Full Day Tour

At 9:00 AM you will be picked up from your hotel/accommodation by your guide. After a short drive, you will reach Vitosha Mountain. Your destination is a meteorological tower, from which area you will have the chance to see the whole city from above. Your guide will give you a good overview of Sofia, its history, and geography. Your next stop will be one of the most interesting and significant locations in Sofia – a complex called “The Bells”. It is related to a Bulgarian initiative, which started in 1979, called “The Flag of Peace”, gathering children from 135 countries, from both sides of “The Iron Curtain”. Each group had to put a unique bell from its country in this complex. After this experience, we will drive back to Sofia city center where you will start your walking tour. The first stop is the National Archaeological Museum with its astonishing cultural treasures. On the way, you will see the oldest building in Sofia – the Roman early Christian church St. George, dated in the 4th century. After the museum, you can have lunch in a restaurant situated in the same building, which was a Medieval mosque, and enjoy the archaeological remains next to your table. Your next destination is the market area of Sofia, famous for the name “Ladies Market” where you will learn a lot about the epoch of the late 19th and early 20th century. You will pass next to a Synagogue, situated almost in front of an active mosque and Catholic Church, giving the name of the square – “The Square of Tolerance. After you visit the Sofia History Museum you will walk by the Communist administrative center, St. Sofia church, Sofia University, and Alexander Nevski Cathedral, where your tour ends. You can ask your guide some final questions and if you need they can give you a ride back to your hotel if it is far from the center.

Half Day Tour - Sofia and the mountains with Thermal Spa

Half Day Tour - Sofia and the mountains with Thermal Spa

This is really a spectacular half day tour around Sofia and the beautiful nature :)! We will visit: 1. St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral 2. National Museum of History 3. Kopitoto TV tower on top of Vitosha mountain 4. Boyana Church 5. Bulgarian restaurant (lunch is not included) 6. Outdoor hot spring mineral swimming pool (***Ultra fast 1Gbps Wi-Fi available***) During the 5-6 hours trip, you will see amazing places and landmarks, starting from our meeting point Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, then going by car to the breathtaking, 186-metre tall TV tower - Kopitoto ("The Hoof"), situated on top of Vitosha mountain at 1,348 m altitude. You will have unique opportunity to walk around the cliff and take stunning pictures of Sofia from the TOP :)! Next stop will be the popular UNESCO heritage - about 900 years old - Boyana Church. After the visit we will bring you to a very nice traditional Bulgarian restaurant. When we finish our lunch we will go to another amazing place in the nature - Pancharevo lake and the hot spring mineral pools there :)! Regardless of the weather you will have the pleasure to dip yourself in the hot mineral waters in a outdoor swimming pool with a magnificent view of the lake :)! We will spend 2 hours there and then we will bring you back to the starting point in Sofia - Alexander Nevsky Cathedral :)! Private pick-ups/drop-offs possible with extra charge.

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4.6
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This was a great way to be introduced to the many delights of Sofia. The guides were very friendly and helpful and the audio players each of us were given were packed with information and fascinating facts I might have struggled to find on the internet. One of the guides displayed the relevant number for us to press when we arrived at each landmark and this system worked a treat. I thoroughly recommend this tour.

Plovdiv is a must go. It’s a charming place full of history! Our guide made sure we had a great time and at the same time he was very educational. 5* all the way

Great way to explore Plovdiv. Very knowledgeable guide. Beautiful town to walk around, great shopping options and varied dining options.

We’ll worth visiting. We had beautiful weather to enjoy such an historic city. Good shopping and restaurant choices too.

Very nice combination of various sights around Sofoa, which are very difficult to reach without a car