Bulgaria and Macedonia: Day Tour from Sofia

4.6 / 5

9 reviews

Bulgaria and Macedonia: Day Tour from Sofia

From $97.01 per person

Tour the UNESCO-listed Boyana Church and the Zemen Monastery in Bulgaria before continuing to Macedonia for a visit to the Osogovo Monastery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 10 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a tour of the UNESCO-listed Boyana Church, on the outskirts of Sofia
  • Learn about the history of the Zemen Monastery
  • Visit the Osogovo Monastery, one of the most beautiful in Macedonia
Full description
Start your 10-hour tour with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Boyana Church. Located on the outskirts of Sofia, the church is a fine example of Byzantine architecture. Admire the interior walls that are covered with paintings from numerous historical periods and frescoes dating to 1259. Continue to the Zemen Monastery, founded during the First Bulgarian Empire. In the mid-19th century, living quarters for monks were added, and when the Ottoman Empire fell, a small bell tower was built. Afterwards, head to the Osogovo Monastery, dating from the 11th century and hidden in lush forests surrounded by the Osogovo Mountains. The monastery is considered one of the most beautiful in Macedonia.
Includes
  • Boyana Church admission fee
  • Zemen Monastery admission fee
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Light lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • You will need your passport to enter Macedonia
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
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First of all, I would like to thanks this tour company as I was the only one booked this tour on the date. However, they did not cancel on me. They provided me with a guide and a driver. It turned out to be a kind of 'personal' tour. Guide Angela Mehandjiiska was in time, she was very welcome, polite and knowledgable. She spoke easy and calm and now boring. She was attentive to my needs (toilet, food, temperature in the car). The driver Mikhail was calm, he did not speak English-Russian, but Angela was the spokesman. The only thing I did not like about the driver, as he was scrolling-liking Facebook friends while driving, especially, it was spooky while speeding about 150 km/h on the highway. I like the tour and perfect timing. Thank you.

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November 26, 2019

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We had a great time!

December 9, 2018

This tour was excellent. The sites are beautiful and you get to see much of the countryside. I would recommend for anyone wanting to get out of Sofia. Gregori was full of knowledge and fun to be around. Plus, lunch was excellent.

October 9, 2018

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