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Valley of the Thracian Kings: Hidden Treasures

1. Valley of the Thracian Kings: Hidden Treasures

During this day tour you will have the chance to learn more about the mysterious Thracians, best known for the mythical hero Orpheus (ancient musician and thinker), Spartacus (Roman slave and gladiator, and leader of the famous slave revolt), as well as for the oldest golden treasure in the world. You will visit the History Museum in Kazanlak. During our day of Thracian heritage exploration, you will have the chance to admire the picturesque landscape, which obviously was highly valued by the Thracians as well. You will have a stop in a rose distillery, as the Valley is famous for rose production as well. The region of the Valley of the Thracian Kings, also known as the Valley of the roses (center for the production of rose oil) which was the preferred burial ground for Thracian nobility. The most famous ground is the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, recognized as a masterpiece of Thracian artwork. The tomb dates from the end of the 4th century BC and due to its well preserved and original frescoes it has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Another site that you will visit is the Tomb of Seuthes III (Thracian king), known also as the Golyama Kosmatka mound. The tomb dates from 5th century BC. It consists of three chambers and one corridor. Many valuable artefacts and works of art were found at the site. It’s one of the richest Thracian burials found till now. The last stop will be Ostrusha tomb, which dates back to the 4th century. It’s mainly famous for its unique ceiling- a combination of relief and fine decoration - different portraits, colorful figures and floral ornaments.

Sofia: Rila Monastery, St. Ivan Rilski Cave & Stob Pyramids

2. Sofia: Rila Monastery, St. Ivan Rilski Cave & Stob Pyramids

Spend the morning in the Rila Monastery, one of the country’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites, a must-see for anyone visiting Bulgaria. Discover the centuries old forests of the Rila Mountains on a scenic walk to the cave of St. Ivan Rilski (St. John of Rila), where the founder of the monastery lived as an anchorite and explore the amazing rock formations of the natural phenomenon of the Stob Pyramids. Escape the Sofia crowds for a memorable full-day trip led by an expert. You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel or address in Sofia for a wonderful journey through the scenic Rila Mountains. Arrive at the Rila Monastery within 2-hours and head towards the cave of St. Ivan Rilski by foot. A fairy trail will lead you through the centuries old woods of the Rila Monastery Nature Park to the cave where the founder of the monastery spent the last years of his life as a hermit. Visit the cave and walk back to the monastery for a guided tour and free time to explore the hidden corners of the 10th century UNESCO site. After lunch, the journey will continue with a short transfer (approximately 25 minutes) to the village of Stob, where you will have a short walk to the natural phenomenon of the sandstone Stob Pyramids. In the late afternoon, transfer back to Sofia, where you will be transferred back to your place.

Sofia: Picturesque Parks and History Walking Tour

3. Sofia: Picturesque Parks and History Walking Tour

Bulgaria’s capital Sofia has many stories to tell, which are fascinating even for those without much of a passion for history. The city itself is also beautiful to look at, and throughout this tour you will enjoy the fanciest street in the city, Vitosha Boulevard. There you can shop in the posh boutiques and fashion houses before enjoying lunch at a folklore-themed restaurant. Alternatively, you can head up to one of the many rooftop bars for a drink. If you are a lover of Neoclassical architecture, The Ivan Vazov National Theatre is another fantastic part of Bulgarian culture. Sophia is also home to one of the oldest parks in Europe, which you will be free to take a scenic wonder through during this experience. Other sites you will be free to encounter on this tour include Borisova Gradina, the Serdica Amphitheatre, and the Central Mineral Baths, all of which will be accompanied by secret stories of this beautiful city.

Sofia: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

4. Sofia: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

Get into the holiday spirit on this guided walking tour in Sofia, Bulgaria. Together with a professional local guide, visit the most beautifully decorated places including St. Sophia Church, the Christmas Market, and more. Learn miraculous Christmas stories and legends. This special time of year brings magic to Sofia. Visit St. Sophia Church, Sofia Opera and Ballet, and the museum. Shop and taste local Christmas products at the old-fashioned Christmas market located in the City Garden. Walk Sofia’s main commercial street, Vitosha Boulevard, and feel spellbound by the charming Christmas atmosphere all around, something you can only experience this time of year in Sofia.

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What people are saying about Sofia

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Very pleasant tour with Kiril. We spoke English, but there are also German-speaking guides. Kiril is an interesting, differentiated person, versatile educated, enthusiastic about the nature and culture of his country, with a lot of experience as a mountain guide, also in other places in the world, e.g. Morocco or Nepal. I did the tour alone with him, we were very lucky with the weather, saw everything as stated in the tour description, but the discussions were the best. I highly recommend this tour with Kiril.

We were 7, so a private tour was organized, Kiril, our guide was really nice and we had time to do everything without being in a hurry at all. I highly recommend this tour, it does worth it for the organization and the spots to see.

Awesome experience and great guide. We booked this tour one day in advance and the organization was great. The hiking, the sights and also the details from the local guide and all his support on that day and for our stay in general.

We had an amazing time. Our tour guide, Miss Marija was so friendly, informative and kind. It was definitely a great experience. I definitely recommend!

Impressive tour, very varied. To be recommended in any case, especially in Corona times with a significantly lower number of visitors.