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From Sofia: Bus Transfer to Rila Lakes

1. From Sofia: Bus Transfer to Rila Lakes

Use a shared shuttle bus service which offers direct transportation from Sofia to the 7 Rila Lakes. The transfer starts with an early morning pick-up from centrally located meeting place in Sofia behind the Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Meet your driver for a comfortable direct journey to the Rila National Park. Arrive at the parking of the chair lift around 09:00 AM. Enjoy some free time for a self-guided tour of the 7 Rila Lakes area. You have more than 7 hours to explore this beautiful part of Rila mountain. Leave the parking of the chair lift in the afternoon and arrive back in Sofia city around 7:00 PM at the original central departure location.

Sofia: Private Airport Transfer to Sofia City Center

2. Sofia: Private Airport Transfer to Sofia City Center

This private transfer service transports you between Sofia Airport and your hotel/accommodation in Sofia. Depending on the number of people, the vehicles used are cars, either 8-seater shuttle buses or mini-buses. Whatever type of vehicle used, your journey will be pleasant. The driver will be waiting for you at Sofia Airport Arrivals and will be displaying a board with your name. The flight schedules are monitored so if your flight is delayed your driver will be aware and will be waiting for you when you arrive.

From Sofia: Private Transfer to Spa in Sapareva Banya

3. From Sofia: Private Transfer to Spa in Sapareva Banya

Start your tour at 9:00 AM and your guide will take you from your hotel in Sofia to the region of Sapareva Banya. Have the unique opportunity to dive into the hot thermal waters and enjoy the magnificent panorama at the bottom of the mountain. Explore the place with the hottest geyser in Europe. Discover why the mineral water of Separeva Banya is highly regarded and was used as a cure by Thracians and Romans. It is claimed that the water treats disorders of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, and upper respiratory tract. Enjoy 3-4 hours in the spa to completely relax. Nearby are situated many restaurants where you can enjoy lunch. At about 3:00 PM board your transfer to Sofia.

Sofia: Bansko Shuttle Transfer from/to Sofia Airport

4. Sofia: Bansko Shuttle Transfer from/to Sofia Airport

After arriving to the airport, you will be collected from either terminal 1 or 2. After going through passport control and baggage claim, please look for your representative holding a sign with your name on it. If you have booked a private transfer option, your driver will take you to your car for a comfortable journey to Bansko Resort. With the shared-shuttle option you may need to wait up to 60 minutes for the other passengers sharing the ride with you. The shuttle is a door-to-door service, but there could be up to 5 stops before yours including a quick 5-minute break at a ski shop. For departure transfers, you will be collected from your hotel within the Bansko resort area. If you have booked a private option your driver will meet you at the reception/lobby of your hotel or street level for other accommodation before taking you to your car for a comfortable transfer to Sofia Airport. For the shared option, once all passengers have been collected you will be taken directly to Sofia Airport Terminal 1 and 2.

Sofia Airport (LBSF): One-Way Transfer to/from Borovets

5. Sofia Airport (LBSF): One-Way Transfer to/from Borovets

Ensure your vacation is hassle-free with a simple-to-use transportation service between Sofia Airport (LBSF) and your accommodation at the Borovets Ski Resort. Sit back and relax in a well-maintained vehicle with plenty of space on the way to your destination. Be greeted by your driver who will wait outside your accommodation, or outside the airport terminal with a sign bearing your name in clear lettering. Know that your driver is monitoring your flight schedule o ensure that flight changes are taken into account. Hop aboard a comfortable 8-seater shuttle bus or mini-bus that has space for all your ski equipment. Avoid waiting in a long taxi line up after a long flight, or having to figure out a complicated public transportation service.

Rila Monastery Wine Tasting Tour

6. Rila Monastery Wine Tasting Tour

Medi Valley Winery is a classic winery complex located at the crossroads of a multi-directional touristic compass. The winery will be an unforgettable experience that will provoke the senses and stimulate the mind, learning about local history and traditions. The Rila Monastery private tour includes a wine tasting of five different local wines, produced in the vicinity of Rila Monastery. The full-day tour of this UNESCO site in Rila includes an exclusive 60-minute wine tasting tour. You'll be impressed by the knowledge and energy of your guides as you learn about Bulgaria.  Rila monastery is the holiest place for the Bulgarian orthodoxy, where past, present and future are interlaced. To make your day tour of this magnificent monastery unforgettable, after spending two hours at this holy place, you will be taken for a unique wine tasting to a wine cell in the feet of Rila mountain. Before the Bulgarians, The Thracians were the rulers of these territories. Their remarkable culture and warrior dignity are woven in the wine of the region, called after one of their greatest tribes, The Medi. The great Spartacus itself originated from here. Your tour will start with pick-up from your accommodation in Sofia. After a 2-hour drive you will reach the Monastery in the Rila Mountain, at an altitude of 1147 meters (3763 feet) above sea level. The introduction of the UNESCO site will begin with brief history of the founder and the construction of the monastery. After that you will visit the church and medieval 14th century defense tower. After you finish exploring the monastery complex you will have lunch at a cozy restaurant and sample some local food (grilled trout specialty). Then you will make your way to Medi Valley winery where you will have the possibility of trying five different types of wines. A short story about the history of the region, the winery and the current products will be followed by a question-and-answer session. 

Sofia: Communist History Walking Tour

7. Sofia: Communist History Walking Tour

Discover the communist remnants of Sofia city center on a walking tour with an English-speaking guide. Benefit from their expertise about the communist era and its architecture. See the imposing Monument to the Soviet Army at Borissova Garden, and then ride a trolley bus with the locals to experience a relic from olden times. Arrive at the impressive National Palace of Culture, the largest congress hall in the Balkans. Discover a piece of the Berlin Wall, which fell just one day before the radical changes that occurred in Bulgaria in 1989. Walk down Vitosha boulevard to reach the former headquarters of the Communist Party. See the upmarket Central Department Store (TZUM), where the elite would shop. Continue to the site of the former Georgi Dimitrov Mausoleum on Prince Alexander of Battenberg Square. End at the antiques market outside Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and pick up some communist relics.

Sofia Airport Transfer: To and From Sofia City

8. Sofia Airport Transfer: To and From Sofia City

Skip long lines for taxis on arrival at Sofia Airport and trust a reliable transfer to the city center from a premium ground transportation provider. Or relax in your accommodation while your driver arrives to pick you up. This tour will take away the stress of airport travel by helping you get sorted.  If getting picked up from the airport your driver will be in the arrivals hall with a sign stating your name. Your driver will have tracked your flight, so if there are any delays you don't need to stress. Or if you are heading for the airport, your driver will arrive with plenty of time to get you there and checked in on time.  Listen to music or enjoy a short sleep on your long journey. This service is available all year round, 24 hours a day.  This private transfer is in a comfortable vehicle, from luxury limousines for groups up to 3 people, to double-decker buses for groups up to 79 people, depending on your needs. For your convenience, the vehicle is parked as close to the terminal as possible. You will travel the quickest route to your destination where your chauffeur will complete the service by helping you with your luggage. Please make sure the information regarding baby-seats, and oversized luggage is provided prior. 

Skopje: Transfer to Sofia with Stop at Rila Monastery

9. Skopje: Transfer to Sofia with Stop at Rila Monastery

Get picked up from your accommodation in Skopje and ride in a comfortable air-conditioned car/minivan through the beautiful Albanian-Bulgarian countryside towards Sofia. Make a stop to visit the Rila Monastery, the most important spiritual and literary center of the Bulgarian national revival, with an uninterrupted history from the Middle Ages until present times. Learn about its founding in the 10th century by St John of Rila and marvel at the remarkably colorful architecture and religious art that make it a characteristic example of the Bulgarian Renaissance. You'll also have the chance to pass through Kumanovo, Kriva Palanka, Kjustendil, Dupnica on your way to Sofia.

Bansko to Sofia Airport: Small Group Transfer

10. Bansko to Sofia Airport: Small Group Transfer

Enjoy transfer from your hotel in Bansko to the Sofia International Airport in a comfortable vehicles with free wifi. Infant seats are also available on request. You will be picked up from your hotel about 6 hours before your flight time and then depart for Sofia. On arrival at the airport, your driver will drop you off in the appropriate departures area.

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What people are saying about Sofia

Very, very cool! The driver handed out maps with routes on which it is best to inspect the lakes, told how to get to the panoramic point from which all seven lakes can be seen. He handed out raincoats (which, by the way, helped us a lot, as it started to rain in the afternoon). Also, during a trip to Sofia, I told some information about her. Drove us to the elevator, dropped us off and picked us up at 17:00 at the same place. I advise everyone to take this particular tour, because this is a great opportunity to see the lakes at your own pace without any guides.

Blessed with the weather, the scenery was beautiful and it was a very good trip. There was plenty of time, and there was plenty of time on the mountain. I thought it was okay to climb up with a one-way lift and walk down. I had that much time to spare.

Our guide Theodor was super nice and a great driver ; the hike was beautiful, the views are amazing, especially at that time of year, 2 of the lakes were still frozen, it really is worth it, GO !

Great, my recommendation: do not choose a tour with the monastery, you will have to take a shorter track in the mountains. A longer track is so much more beautiful and well worth it!

Amazing guide! Had the best time learning a rich history on this walk through the city.