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Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

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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$47.74
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$47.74
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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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$23.88
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$23.88
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Tour to Lovech, Devetaki cave & Krushuna waterfalls
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Tour to Lovech, Devetaki cave & Krushuna waterfalls

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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Sofia on a day tour to Lovech, Devetàshka cave, and Krushuna Falls, and explore with a professional guide for intimate insight into the rural region’s landscape, history, and culture. Take advantage of round-trip transfer from your hotel via air-conditioned vehicle for a hassle-free experience, and benefit from the more personalized service of a small-group tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.54
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Private Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting

Private Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting

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The tour departs at 9.00 in the morning with a pick up from your hotel. From there, you will head to the Rila Monastery- the biggest monastery in Bulgaria. It was established back in the 10th century. In the monastery complex you will admire the impressive architecture and frescoes. The visit to the monastery is about 2 hours, combined with some free time. During the guided tour in the inner yard and the monastery museum, you will discover the most precious pieces that are kept from the past and all the facts and stories about the biggest Bulgarian monastery complex. You will also have the chance to see an old and authentic monk room! After that, you will go to a traditional local winery. There you will have a one- hour guided tour during which you will learn about the process of wine production and you will try 3 different sorts of the popular wines (tapas and meze provided with them). Most times the trips are done with eco friendly cars - with cng engine or electro mobiles.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.29
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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Tour from Sofia

Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Tour from Sofia

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Tour two of northern Bulgaria’s top attractions on this private 10-hour tour from Sofia. Visit the traditional village of Arbanasi, famous for its rich past and fresco-coated Church of the Nativity. Then, continue to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria’s former medieval capital and home to the Tsarevets palace-fortress. Tour the hilltop ruins, including the main church and execution rock, where traitors were pushed to the deaths, and discover the town’s history. Private transport and entrance fees included.
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  • 10 hours
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$71.63
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Skopje North Macedonia Day Tour from Sofia

Skopje North Macedonia Day Tour from Sofia

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Explore Macedonia’s ancient capital city on this all-day guided tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, catch spectacular mountain views before beginning a walking tour of Skopje. Learn the fascinating history of this cultural crossroads from an informative local guide. Visit important sites like a memorial dedicated to Mother Teresa, the city’s oldest church, St. Saviour, and Skopje’s historic fortress.
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  • 12 hours
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$130.13
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$130.13
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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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Save well over an hour compared to public transportation and benefit from the local knowledge of a guide on this full-day trek around the Seven Rila Lakes. Experience one of Bulgaria’s most striking mountain landscapes at a leisurely pace and hike all the way up to the highest of the seven lakes. Please note the tour excludes the small chairlift fee.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$23.88
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The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery
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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. Tour includes chair-lift ticket to the lakes but excludes monastery entrance fees.
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  • 12 hours
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$47.75
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Wine Tasting in Heart of Sofia

Wine Tasting in Heart of Sofia

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During your personal tasting experience I will guide you through the distinctive world of Bulgarian wines. Although Bulgaria has been producing wine for 5000 years it is still relatively unknown to the rest of the world. Now a rising new generation of Bulgarian boutique winemakers are devoted to the craft and bringing new attention to our country. You will taste 5 wine varieties of local grapes unique to Bulgaria, that can not be found anywhere else: Miskets, Melnik, Mavrud, Gumza and Rubin. Plus, local cheeses, artisanal bread and mineral water. The tasting is held in one of the best boutique wine shops in Sofia – Tempus Vini, which is located on an artsy street in the city center, known for its fine restaurants and boutiques. And just a few streets away from Sofia’s main pedestrian boulevard. During the tasting I can tell you about the wine regions of Bulgaria including the history and the wine culture of my beautiful country. All tastings are held in English or Bulgarian
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$29.91
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Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia

Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia

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Lovers of landscapes will adore this guided, small-group tour to the rocky vistas around Belogradchik town. Travel through the Balkan Mountains to Belogradchik, then admire the spectacular rock formations and ancient fortress. Enjoy the stalagmites and stalactites of Venetsa Cave and—if there’s time—see the towering Vratsata Gorge before your guide returns you to your hotel.
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  • 10 hours
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$118.19
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From Sofia: Self-guided trip to Rila Monastery

From Sofia: Self-guided trip to Rila Monastery

Travel to Rila Monastery with ease and explore independently on this self-guided tour with a round-trip transfer. Depart from Sofia in a shared air-conditioned minivan with a driver and make your way to Rila National Park. Experience the area at your own pace before heading back to Sofia in your transfer.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.86
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Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress

Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress

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Visit the town of Belogradchik and its two notable attractions—Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress—on this day trip from Sofia that combines the natural scenery and history of northwestern Bulgaria. Be wowed by the natural formations of sandstone rocks in the Balkan Mountains, and admire the fortress, which dates back to Roman times.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.63
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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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$53.72
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Small group tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery
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Small group tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery

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Knowing the best spots to experience Bulgaria’s rich and varied cultural heritage can be tricky for visitors on limited time in the capital. Tick off Plovdiv, Asen’s Fortress, and Bachkovo Monastery in just 1 day on a small-group tour from Sofia. Save time with seamless round-trip transfer between landmarks, and learn about their Roman, Ottoman, and modern history from your professional guide.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.31
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Private Sofia Guided City Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Private Sofia Guided City Tour with Gourmet Lunch

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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. The most popular sights are Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the second biggest on the Balkans, Saint George Rotunda- the oldest church in the town, dating back to the 4th century and Saint Sofia Basilica- the medieval symbol of Serdica, built in the 6th century. Other interesting places that will be seen are the Parliament, National Theater "Ivan Vazov"- one of the most beautiful buildings in the town, the former Royal Palace, the administration of the President, the mineral springs. The walking sightseeing tour is about 2 hours. After it, you will go to the best local gourmet restaurant. You can choose between these 3 menus: Shopska salad, Kapama and Bulgarian Rose; Moon salad, Beef cheeks and Banitza; Pears with green cheese, Polenta with Brynza, Tykvenik
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  • 3 hours
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$113.41
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Bulgarian Prime Cuts and Wine Tour

Bulgarian Prime Cuts and Wine Tour

You will have the pleasure to taste 4 different types of carefully selected organic prime cuts, finest beef, veal and pork slices and enjoy the unique taste with traditional cheese, olives and breadsticks :)! We'll also serve you a glass of our premium local wine :)! You will experience the best organic cold cuts and local wine in your country :)!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$35.82
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Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small Group

Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small Group

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Appreciating the diversity of Balkan culture can be difficult, especially with limited time in the region. Explore Macedonian culture on a day tour to Skopje from Sofia, and tick off another Balkan capital in just one day. Travel the distance with ease via private vehicle, and discover landmarks including the Skopje Fortress, Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and Old Bazaar, with insights provided by your guide.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.63
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One Day Tour from Sofia to Koprivshtitsa and Plovdiv

One Day Tour from Sofia to Koprivshtitsa and Plovdiv

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Plovdiv is the second biggest town of Bulgaria offering great number of extremely valuable historical sites. You will admire a beautifully preserved Roman theater, Roman stadium, beautiful houses from the 18th and 19th century that belonged to rich local merchands. The Old town of Plovdiv is a living museum that is absolutely a must to see. The village of Koprivshtitsa is one of the most emblematic and historical sites of Bulgaria. Here were born many revolutionaries, scholars, writers, poets, men of letter. Here broke the very important April uprising in 1878 that indirectly led to the Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman domination two years later. The architecture of the houses of Koprivshtits is also unique. You will admire beautiful old houses bearing the spirit of the olden times.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$122.45
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Balkan Horse Riding - Glozhene Monastery Ride

Balkan Horse Riding - Glozhene Monastery Ride

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See a different side of Bulgaria on the back of a horse on this day tour from Sofia. Travel out of the city in an air-conditioned minivan. Meet the horses and, after a brief instruction, mount the saddled horse and head out on the path in the company of a guide. Stop at Glozhen Monastery and explore the interior.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$95.51
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Hiking in Pirin- the UNESCO World Heritage Natural Park with a visit of Bansko

Hiking in Pirin- the UNESCO World Heritage Natural Park with a visit of Bansko

This tour is a great opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful places in Bulgaria-Pirin natural park, part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. In return for the relatively easy hike, you will admire some of Banderishki Lakes and will be able to see from below the highest pike of the mountain- Vihren. When we are done with the hike, we will go down to the biggest ski resort in Bulgaria- Bansko, where you will have the chance to try a very nice traditional Bulgarian lunch. After regaining your strength, you will have a short guided walk in the historical part of the town, during which you will learn about the history and the architecture of our Revival period.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.55
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Professional Guides Walking Tours (Select City Worldwide 2tours/1-2pers)

Professional Guides Walking Tours (Select City Worldwide 2tours/1-2pers)

Select Any 2 Cities Tours Worldwide Any Tour Date/Time: Faith Travel Network Worldwide guided walking tours by certified local expert professional guides & various small group quality verified sightseeing tours of all major tourist attractions: UNESCO Heritage, historical, architectural, imperial, medieval, cultural, spiritual, educational & hidden gems. Enjoy city’s art, music, food, wine, beer, photo-shoot, bike/escooter, etc.. Visit famous landmarks that every tourist wants to see with The Most Entertaining and Passionate Professional Local Guides with Expert Local Knowledge. Also visit the non-touristy sections of the city, the areas most tourists don't see, such as the cobblestone allleys, the vineyard, local culture and where locals patronized and so on. That's because your guides are experts and know the city very intimately and passionately. Quality verified professional guided small group walking tour with expert knowledgeable local guide supported by tip.
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  • 2 days
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$153.85
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Private Horse Riding in Teteven Balkan from Sofia

Private Horse Riding in Teteven Balkan from Sofia

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Whether you’re a relative novice or already a pro, experience the majesty of the central Balkans on this half-day guided horseback trek. From Golyam Izvor village, ride along forest paths and mountain ridges, soak up views of Teteven Balkan and Glozhene Monastery, and explore the cavernous Morovitsa Cave. There’s no need to worry about how to get there: your day includes round-trip transfers from Sofia.
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  • 6 hours
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$165.94
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Communist day tour - Landmarks of the Iron curtain
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Communist day tour - Landmarks of the Iron curtain

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Travel back in time to the Socialist Republic of Bulgaria on a full-day Communist tour. Provided round-trip transportation from your hotel eliminates the guesswork of navigating public buses on your own. After a visit to the Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia, relax during a scenic country drive to the Buzludzha monument. Along the way, listen to in-depth commentary about the country’s eventful history from 1946 to 1989.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.22
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Private & Ultimate Sofia 2,5-hour Walking Tour

Private & Ultimate Sofia 2,5-hour Walking Tour

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Get to know Sofia by foot on this 2-hour guided walking tour. Learn about the city’s history from your guide. Stroll past most of the notable sights in the city, including St. George Rotunda, the National Archeological Museum, the National Revival Art Gallery and Ethnographic Museum, Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$17.91
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What people are saying about Sofia

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Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia
"A very nice day trip, especially if weather is nice and clear! Highly recommend this tour. Although self-guided, it was very easy to manage on our own."..."
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia
"I purchased the transport option. Martin, the driver and guide from Traventuria, was above all a good driver. He was very entertaining throughout the ride, sharing insights about Sofia as well as interesting places along the way."..."
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Tour to Lovech, Devetaki cave & Krushuna waterfalls
"The trip was amazing and our guide was very kind and made the trip worthwhile. We had the opportunity to learn about these beautiful sites just two hours out of Sofia."..."
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Private Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting
"Omg the best one ever really good Exactly what u would expect of a proper tour guide is exactly what we got the best vip! Tour"..."
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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Tour from Sofia
"Best experience to visit the Old Capital; rich in history and beautiful avenues. Our tour guide Maria was friendly, an excellent driver and expert in this particular trip and she related not only the history but the development of modern Tarnovo."..."
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Skopje North Macedonia Day Tour from Sofia
"Such an interesting place to visit - so much history & tasteful rejuvenation following the earthquake in 1963. Lovely tributes to Mother Teresa. Our Guide Ivan was fluent in English, charming, attentive company, making us feel safe & able to ask lots of questions. Our lunch stop was carefully selected & the day’s agenda fluidly adapted to suit our interests. He drove safely (4 hours each way from Sofia) & made regular pit stops to suit our needs. A great way to get a taste of North Macedonia, which is very different to Sofia. Happy to Highly Recommend this Tour."..."
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The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)
"Great day tour from Sofia. Professional on-time driver. I would recommend this tour (self-guided option). Hike with beautiful views that is very moderate."..."
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The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery
"It was fantastic! Everything was perfect and I would recommend it to everyone. You won't regret it!!"..."
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Wine Tasting in Heart of Sofia
"5 star. very interesting, relaxed and tasty review of several Bulgarian vines of different kinds. highly recommended."..."
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Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia
"I was fortunate to be the only one on this tour, and it was incredible. Belogradchik is a great place to visit. It is a place that I wouldn't be able to visit by myself and, thus, getting this tour was the right choice. During the trip, unfortunately, Venetsa was closed, so I visited Magura Cave which is amazing instead. Georgi was an excellent guide. Apart from being very knowledgable about his country and the whole Balkan region geographically and historically, he made sure that all my questions answered. He helped me get sheep-milk yoghurt, and on the way back to Sofia, he drove along the scenic route so I can see more of Bulgaria."..."
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Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress
"Fantastic nature. Absolutely true to call this place one of the world wonders. I've also had an amazing guide, that told me all legends and histories about this place. You gonna come back to Belogradchik Rocks again and again."..."
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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia
"Good value for money. Worth visiting as a day trip from Sofia. Good English-speaking guide. Old town of Plovdiv was the highlight for me."..."
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Small group tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery
"The tour was excellent. My tour guide was very experienced and very knowledgeable. We were able to hit all the spots within the time promised."..."
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Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small Group
"Very good trip, the Bulgarian guide was very nice, Skopje is very beautiful and the Macedonian guide told us a lot of interesting things."..."
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One Day Tour from Sofia to Koprivshtitsa and Plovdiv
"Pauvina was a tour coordinator. She knows her job well. Dylan was a wonderful driver and an interesting tour guide. The day was sunny. Dylan treated us with Gelato. It was very kind of him. He is passionate about history of Bulgaria. Thank u for your dedication."..."
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Balkan Horse Riding - Glozhene Monastery Ride
"Tony was a great guide and a very nice person to interact with. Pick up service and horse experience are very good"..."
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Private & Ultimate Sofia 2,5-hour Walking Tour
"Amazing tour! So informative and interesting. Hristo was great, super knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs (me being partially handicap with a walking disability) and our interests, cultural, social and historic."..."

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