Top 20 Things To Do In Sofia, Bulgaria 2021

Top Tours and Activities In Sofia, Bulgaria


Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with Light Lunch

14 Reviews


The tour includes a visit of Rila Monastery, recognized as a part of UNESCO world heritage site. The next stop will be another UNESCO site- Boyana church. This one-day tour provides the unique opportunity to visit one of the supreme Bulgarian sites, along with some of the highlights of the region.

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Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia

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During this full-day tour we will visit the capital of Macedonia. We will pay attention to the highlights both in the old and the new part of the city.

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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

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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 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 independently before returning to Sofia. Entrance fees not included.

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Full-Day Rila Monastery, the cave of St.Ivan and Boyana Church Tour from Sofia

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Discover the unique culture and nature of two of Bulgaria's most special places on your 8-hour guided tour from Sofia. Rila Monastery and Boyana Church, two of the finest and most popular UNESCO World Heritage sites in Bulgaria, are recognized for their religious significance, historical importance and cultural dignities. Sit back and relax in an air-conditioned minivan as your guide leads you through the fascinating pre-Renaissance frescoes of the Boyana Church; the small towns and beautiful, sleepy villages all the way to the heart of the Rila Monastery Nature Park on your small-group tour. Admire the unique architecture and learn many details about the vast history of the largest Bulgarian monastic complex.


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Sofia by Night Panoramic Tour with Dinner and Folklore Show

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Panoramic tour of Sofia by private car and a rich dinner with typical starters, meals, deserts and folklore program in traditional Bulgarian restaurant during this shared experience.

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Sofia Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour

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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 center to see icons including the Presidency building and the National Theater. 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 small-group experience.

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Bulgaria and Serbia in One Day from Sofia

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The tour starts from your hotel. The first stop will be Boyana Church, situated in Sofia. Afterwards head toward Poganovo Monastery in Serbia.  After approximately two and a half hours transfer you reach your destination.There you will have the chance to enjoy the Holy Cloister and have a traditional Serbian lunch in the nearby restaurant. After lunch it is time for transfer back to Sofia. The tour ends at your hotel.

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Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery Day Trip from Sofia

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Visit the history-steeped Plovdiv Old Town and Bachkovo Monastery on this day trip from Sofia, led by an expert guide. Travel by comfortable minivan to the charming city of Plovdiv. Wander amid historical monuments, art galleries, bohemian cafes and stunning 19th-century architecture during a guided tour of the Old Town. Then, after visiting the Roman amphitheater and enjoying free time to sightsee independently, continue to the Bachkovo Monastery. Explore the holy site with your guide and admire the magnificent frescoes that depict Judgment Day. Entrance fees not included.

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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Private Day Trip from Sofia

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This is a Private Tour so you will not be combined with other people besides those in your reservation- there will be a private car and a private driver- guide just for you! And you will be able to stop for pictures, shops and other things whenever you want!

With this tour you will have the opportunity to discover two of the most charming places in Bulgaria for one day. Plovdiv is one of the oldest existing settlements in the world. It has preserved Thracian, Roman and Bulgarian heritage. You will see the Roman theater, walk through the longest pedestrian street in Europe and explore its unique old town. Plovdiv itself will be a European capital of culture in 2019. 

The small village of Koprivshtitsa is tucked in the bosom of "Sredna gora" mountain, surrounded by century old pines. You will walk by its colorful old Revival houses from the 19th century and learn about the history of the April Uprising. 

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Sofia Communist History 2-Hour Tour in a Classic Trabant

3 Reviews


The tour is approximately 2 hours long and features an iconic classic car called a Trabant. The object of the tour is to take you back in time and make you feel what life was like for people living in Bulgaria during the communist era. Our focus is not to put you to sleep with statistics but rather show you what kind of challenges people had to deal with both during and after the communist times.

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Sofia Guided Walking City Tour

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With this guided tour you will have the chance to see and get to know the history behind Sofia`s historical landmarks located in the center. The capital of Bulgaria has preserved heritage from different cultures and epochs- Roman, Early Christian. Ottoman, Bulgarian, Soviet. You will walk by all of the important buildings while your guide is telling you their stories. You will also enter for free the three most iconic places in Sofia- Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Saint Sofia Basilica and Saint George Rotunda.

This tour is done as a private tour without an additional charge if there is only one reservation for a given date and time which most often is the case.

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One-Day Tour of Vitosha Mountain

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Hike trough the beautiful Vitosha mountain, and climb of the highest point of the mountain to visit the Boyana waterfall. This walking tour is for the admirers of wild nature and crystal-clear air. The tour includes a hotel pickup and drop-off.

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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Tour from Sofia

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The tour includes a visit of the Bulgarian medieval capital Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi. Step back in time and see the town from the national revival period.

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UNESCO National Treasures Rila monastery & Boyana church + free pick up

3 Reviews


On this day tour you will have the chance to visit the biggest cloister in the country - Rila monastery and the beautiful Boyana church, both under the UNESCO protection. You will have English speaking guide with you, who will tell you the history of the two sights and we will pick you up from your accommodation anywhere in Sofia.

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Saeva dupka and Ledenika Caves Day-Tour from Sofia

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Explore two of the most interesting caves in Bulgaria with a one-day tour from Sofia.

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Koprivshtitsa and Starosel Tour

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The tour includes a visit to the old town of Koprivshtitsa, an open-air museum. The buildings in Koprivshtitsa reflect the historical development growth of Bulgarian traditional architecture. The other stop will be the Thracian temple of Starosel, which is the oldest royal Thracian complex with a mausoleum ever discovered.

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Iskar Gorge- Nature Day Trip from Sofia

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This is a Private Tour so you will not be combined with other people besides those in your reservation- there will be a private car and a private driver- guide just for you!

With this day trip to the Iskar gorge you will enjoy magnificent views, relaxing atmoshpere and unspoiled nature. The tour can be done only by car with several stops for pictures or it can be combined with 1-3 hours of hiking in the mountain. 


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The Ultimate Balkan Horse Riding

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Enjoy a picturesque horse riding tour which will enchant you from your first experience. Suitable for all ages and families. Good and nice way to see the country side and the beautiful Bulgarian mountains on a day trip from Sofia.

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Symbol of the Communism Buzludzha monument and the Rose valley

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• Explore the beautiful Bulgarian countryside, the nature and culture.
• Visit the “Ghost of communism” – Buzludzha monument - one of the most impressive abandoned places on earth.
• Visit the Valley of the Roses and the Thracian kings.
• Enjoy the beauty of the famous Bulgarian roses (the roses bloom in May and June)
• Visit a traditional rose distillery and an ethnographic complex.
• Enjoy a delicious lunch among the rose gardens with a fantastic view.
• A chance to try all kind of rose products, directly from the producer.
• Rural tourism showing the real face of Bulgaria!

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Best of Bulgaria: Plovdiv, Rila Monastery, 7 Rila lakes in 2 day tours

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This product is 2 separate day tours, both starting from Sofia and is a package that gives you the possibility to explore the BEST of Bulgaria in just two days!

You will see the amazing and ancient city of Plovdiv, the 2nd biggest city in Bulgaira with lots of ancient Roman ruins, so beautiful, it's chosen to be Cultural Capital of Europe for 2019. You will also explore the beautiful Bachkovo Monastery and the amazing breath-taking Rila Monastery, which is the biggest and most beautiful monastery in eastern Europe! You will also hike the 7 Rila Lakes, often called the 8th Wonder of the World for it's amazing natural awesomeness.

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Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery

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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 Bachkovo monastery, the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria.The tour includes a hotel pickup and drop-off.

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Small-Group Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery Tour

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Plovdiv and Bachkovo monastery tour is excellent way to see in one day Bulgaria's second largest city and monastery. Plovdiv is preparing for European capital of Culture in 2019 and it is more beautiful than ever in its 3,000 years of history. Hidden in the amazing Rodopi mountains, Bachkovo monastery will reveal to you amazing frescoes from the 17th century on the walls of its three churches and give you the opportunity to admire them in the sacred silence that reigns here from the Middle Ages.

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Sofia 3-Hour Small Group Bulgarian Culture Tour

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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.

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Rila Monastery Tour with Lunch

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The tour includes a visit of Rila Monastery, recognized as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also explores the cave of St. Ivan Rilski the miracle-worker, who is the most famous Bulgarian hermit and saint.

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Boyana Church tour

1 Reviews


The Boyana Church is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in the Boyana quarter. In 1979, the building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The east wing of the two-storey church was originally constructed in the late 10th or early 11th century, then the central wing was added in the 13th century under the Second Bulgarian Empire, the whole building being finished with a further expansion to the west in the middle of the 19th century. A total of 89 scenes with 240 human images are depicted on the walls of the church.

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Ancient History Spa and Wine from Sofia

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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.

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