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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Tours and Tickets

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Sofia’s landmark cathedral was built to commemorate the lives lost in the Russo-Turkish War. Named after a 13th-century Russian prince, the Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral is a fine example of neo-Byzantine architecture and one of Sofia’s most recognizable symbols. The decadent interior features iconoclasts made from marble and onyx, while the crypt boasts Bulgaria’s largest collection of religious art.

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Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1000
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Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia
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Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

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Reaching the Seven Rila Lakes by public transport typically involves two buses, a shuttle and most of your day. Take the pain out of transportation—while maintaining total independence—with this cost-effective shared transfer. Visit both these beautiful glacial lakes and the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with ample time for hiking.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.72
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

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Immerse yourself in the beguiling beauty of two of Bulgaria’s most spectacular sights on a full-day trip from Sofia. Admire the natural splendor of rural Bulgaria as you travel to the Rila Monastery, a sacred structure cradled by the dense pine forests of the mountains. Delve into the history of the medieval landmark and browse the intriguing exhibitions of the on-site museum. Continue to Boyana Church to gaze at the fascinating pre-Renaissance frescoes that decorate the walls within. Please note, entrance fees are not included on this tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.03
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Sofia by Night Panoramic Tour with Dinner and Folklore Show

Sofia by Night Panoramic Tour with Dinner and Folklore Show

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Admire the sights of Sofia by night before dinner and a folklore show on this evening tour. Take a panoramic drive around Bulgaria’s capital to see its illuminated highlights, including the floodlit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, National Palace of Culture, and more. Then, savor a 3-course Bulgarian dinner complemented with a live folklore show of traditional local music and dance. Dinner, show, air-conditioned transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.83
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The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

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The mountains are one of Bulgaria’s great joys—especially for hikers—but can be hard to reach independently. Tailor-made for lovers of both walking and history, this action-packed day features a hike around the beautiful Seven Rila Lakes and a tour of the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Chairlift tickets are not included in the price.
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  • 12 hours
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Private Day Trip to Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa
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Private Day Trip to Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa

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Combine the flexibility you value in independent travel with the knowledge and efficiency of a professional guide on this private tour. Stop when and where you want as you explore two of Bulgaria’s most charming spots: scenic Plovdiv Old Town and the quaint little town of Koprivshtitsa. Your tour includes door-to-door transport with free Wi-Fi but excludes any entrance fees.
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  • 11 hours
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$134.98
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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

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Visit Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa on a full-day trip from Sophia, and discover the art and architecture of two iconic Bulgarian cities. Stroll the narrow lanes of Plovdiv’s old town, and discover historic traces of the Romans, Thracians, and Byzantines who swept through this region. Continue to Koprivshtitsa for a walking tour to the homes of the city’s most storied residents, and learn how a local revolutionary committee freed Bulgaria from Ottoman rule during the Russo-Turkish war before ending your tour in central Sophia. 
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)

The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)

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Hike through rugged terrain to the Seven Rila Lakes on a full-day tour from Sophia, and discover the remarkable scenery of the Rila Mountains. Take a chairlift to a high-mountain hut and continue on foot along the jeweled string of lakes. Follow your guide through alpine passes into remote valleys, then rest in the shade of hikers’ shelters; take in sweeping views of the Bulgarian landscape and enjoy the crisp, clear air of the Balkans’ highest mountain range.  
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private Sofia City Tour by Bike

Private Sofia City Tour by Bike

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Take the opportunity to experience Sofia’s compact city center by bike. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide and equipped with a rented bicycle, make your way through many of the city’s green spaces. Ride through the centrally-located Boris Garden, Loven Park, and Yuzhen Park for an active exploration of Bulgaria’s capital.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$40.49
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$40.49
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Sofia Private City Tour

Sofia Private City Tour

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The Sofia City Tour is a great possibility to discover its rich history and to get acquainted with its present. The city of Sofia offers beautiful buildings, Roman remains, old churches, extremely interesting archaeological complexes and of course thousands of bars and restaurants where you can taste traditional Bulgarian dishes.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Eyes of god, Saeva Dupka Caves and the Blue Ostrich Farm - Private Day Trip

Eyes of god, Saeva Dupka Caves and the Blue Ostrich Farm - Private Day Trip

Skip the self-drive hassles and explore Bulgaria’s underground wonders with a private driver/guide. Traveling direct from wherever you’re staying in Sofia, with Wi-Fi on board, explore Saeva Dupka, with 1,312 feet (400 meters) of corridors and galleries lined with spectacular formations, and Prohodna Cave, known as the Eyes of God for the twin openings in its ceiling. Stop at an ostrich farm en route. Entrance fees are at your expense.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.21
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Private Day Trip to the Belogradchik Rocks and Fortress
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Private Day Trip to the Belogradchik Rocks and Fortress

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Plan a stress-free visit to the Belogradchick Rocks on a private day tour with round-trip transport from Sofia hotels. In addition to navigating, your private guide offers necessary background on the sandstone rock formations and caves that date back 230 million years. Listen to stories about the caves, and then head into the medieval Belogradchick Fortress (admission own expense) for a guided tour and panoramic views of the landscape.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Day Trip to the Vitosha Mountain and Pancharevo Lake

Private Day Trip to the Vitosha Mountain and Pancharevo Lake

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There’s a whole world of nature within minutes of Sofia—but accessing it by public transport or taxi can be hard. Combine the freedom of independent travel with the personal service of a private driver/guide on this private tour. Visit scenic Pancharevo Lake, with its restaurants and woodland, and Vitosha Mountain, with mineral springs and sweeping views across the city.
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  • 6 hours
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$88.26
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Private City Tour of Sofia

Private City Tour of Sofia

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Check off Sofia’s key landmarks in minimum time on this comprehensive private chauffeured city tour. Exploring with your private guide, see Cathedral Saint Alexander Nevski, Saint Sofia Church, the Banya Bashi Mosque, Borisova Gradina gardens, the National Art Gallery, and so much more. Tour includes door-to-door transport but excludes any entrance fees.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.11
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Sofia walking tour

Sofia walking tour

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Dating back around 7,000 years, Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Get the perfect introduction to this fascinating and very walkable city on this private guided walking tour. See imperial landmarks, the ruins of the Roman city, historic places of worship, including the Sofia Synagogue, Sofia Church of St. George, and the Banya Bashi Mosque, and more. Any entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Art Gallery Sightseeing Tour in Sofia

Art Gallery Sightseeing Tour in Sofia

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The tour will start in front of the entrance of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - one of the largest Orthodox cathedrals in Eastern Europe, which is also one of the main attractions in the capital of Bulgaria. Once the group gets together, we will take some time to get to know each other and everyone will have the opportunity to quickly visit the cathedral before we start with the Art Tour and take some pictures. Then I will take you to a special underground crypt - a museum of Bulgarian icon painting. We'll continue to the National Gallery, which is located in another historical monument of culture - the King's Palace. The following destination is Sofia City Art Gallery. We continue to a newly opened and modern art gallery - Nova Art Space. Afterwards we will pass the Presidency and enter the tunnels where the Ancient Complex Serdika is located. We end the tour of a secret private gallery, where each of the guests will receive one drink :) - a glass of wine, beer or water.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Seven Rila Lakes Hike- Private Day Trip

Seven Rila Lakes Hike- Private Day Trip

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Enjoy personalized attention on this guided hiking tour to the Seven Rila Lakes. Depart from your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned car equipped with WiFi so you can stay connected. Access the mountain easily with a chairlift. Hike through the beautiful nature on the mountain and pass the Rila Lakes.
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  • 10 hours
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Climb to Musala Summit (2925m)

Climb to Musala Summit (2925m)

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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and journey to the rooftop of the Balkan Peninsula. This small-group guided hike will take you to the summit of Musala. As you walk toward the 9,600-foot (2,925-meter) peak, take in the panoramic views and some of Bulgaria's beautiful alpine landscapes. Includes round-trip transfers from the center of Sofia.
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  • 12 hours
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Private Day Trip to the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church
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Private Day Trip to the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

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Save time but preserve the benefits of independence on this private tour that checks off not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites in just one day. Traveling with your private driver/guide, see the 10th-century Boyana Church with its medieval frescoes, followed by the Rila Monastery with its 14th-century tower. Tour includes door-to-door transport but excludes entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
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Explore Sofia with double-decker bus

Explore Sofia with double-decker bus

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This 1-hour bus tour offers a perfect introduction to Sofia for first-time visitors or those on a time-crunch. Take in unobstructed views of the city from the top of a double decker bus while you listen to commentary about landmarks passed along the way. Morning and afternoon departure times are available to fit your schedule.
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  • 1 hour
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$30.11
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Full Day Sofia Tour
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Full Day Sofia Tour

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Get an in-depth look at the culture, history, and architecture of Sofia on a private 7-hour tour. End-to-end transportation from your hotel enables you to cover a huge area of the city comfortably and efficiently. Get a better understanding of Bulgarian culture (plus free admission) during guided visits at the National History Museum and UNESCO listed Boyana Church. Round out your day with a comprehensive but leisurely tour of the city center.
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  • 7 hours
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Small-Group City Bike Tour in Sofia

Small-Group City Bike Tour in Sofia

We'll meet in the old city center, steps away from the central metro station Serdika (super easy access from all points of the city). We'll provide safety gear (helmet + reflective jacket) and a bottle of water. We'll quickly socialize and then start with the city bike tour. Our first point will be the Sofia Synagogue, which is the largest synagogue in Southeastern Europe, then we will stop by the Regional History Museum - Sofia, where you can drink from the popular hot springs pure mineral water. Our journey will continue through all the major attractions till we reach the National Theater where we'll have a short break and take some more pictures. You will have the pleasure to enjoy a very relaxed ride, see all the beautiful touristic points and learn a lot about our history and culture. In the end we'll head back to the starting point, to leave the bikes and share our experience!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Most Affordable Private Sofia Walking Tour

The Most Affordable Private Sofia Walking Tour

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Lovers of history will thrill to this action-packed private walking tour that takes you from the 4th-century Rotunda of St. George to grand 20th-century architecture. Stops include the Ottoman-era Banya Bashi Mosque, the Cathedral St. Alexander Nevski with its glorious icons, and the Ivan Vazov National Theater.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$19.73
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Plovdiv- Small Group Day Trip

Plovdiv- Small Group Day Trip

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Getting an in-depth experience of Plovdiv from Sofia in a day is tricky, but on this full-day tour, explore Bulgaria’s second city with a guide. Travel in a shuttle bus from Sofia and learn about the history of Plovdiv on a sightseeing tour through the city with your guide. Afterwards, take time to explore independently before returning to Sofia.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Day Trip to Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress
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Private Day Trip to Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress

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Avoid the hassle of organizing car rental and have a private driver for the day instead with this day trip to Plovdiv and Asen’s Fortress. After a Sofia pickup, travel directly to Plovdiv to see its beautiful Old Town landmarks. Enjoy a guided tour past highlights such as the Roman Theater, Europe’s longest pedestrian street, and early Christian mosaics. The trip also visits Asen’s Fortress—a stunning medieval structure in the mountains that offers incredible photo opportunities and panoramic views.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.60
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