The Rila Monastery from 10th century is Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural monument. It is a top tourist attraction under UNESCO World Heritage protection offering incredible beauty and mountain location. On this must-do day tour from Sofia you will visit also Boyana church (UNESCO).
A self-guided tour means we can arrange everything and leave you all the freedom to enjoy Bulgaria: detailed day-by-day itinerary; accommodation in selected hotels, apartments, guest houses etc.; food, attractions and sightseeing recommendations; transportation with our drivers and cars/vans or rental car or camper van; meet and greet at the airport; COVID-safe private transportation; 24/7 […]
Plovdiv is one of the oldest European towns contemporary to Troya and Mikena and has existed as a settlement for 8000 years…A lot of history, culture, beautiful city and mountain landscapes, 3D goggles…unforgettable experience from Plovdiv – European culture capital in 2019!
The name Belogradcik literally means “small white town,” which is situated in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains just east of the Serbian border and about 50 km south of the Danube River. It has been known as a settlement since the Roman period and has passed through all the Bulgarian history.
The lakes have a glacial origin and they are located on different terraces from 2100 m to about 2500m above sea level. The Seven Rila Lakes are one of the Bulgaria’s 100 National tourist sites. The breath-taking views of Lower lake (Dolno ezero), The Eye (the deepest high-altitude lake), The Tear (Salzata), The Kidney (Bubreka) […]
The lakes have a glacial origin and they are located on different terraces from 2100 m to about 2500m above sea level. The Seven Rila Lakes are one of the Bulgaria’s 100 National tourist sites. The breath-taking views of the lakes make this hike an unforgettable feast for the eyes and senses. The Rila Monastery […]
Spend a day relaxing at the thermal baths and spa of Borovets mountain resort on a day trip from Sofia. Visit Tsarska Bistritsa Palace and enjoy an optional lunch.
Vitosha is a mountain in the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is one of the tourist’s symbols of Sofia and the nearest site for skiing, hiking, walking or rock climbing. Vitosha has the outlines of an enormous dome. The mountain emerged as a result of volcanic activity and has been subsequently shaped […]
Vitosha is the favorite place for recreation for the capital’s population of over one and a half million people. Vitosha Mountain symbolizes the cradle of Bulgarian hiking and tourism. The 27th of August, 1895 was the day when the famous writer and intellectual Aleko Konstantinov organized the first mountain hike in the history of the […]
Rila is a mountain range in southwestern Bulgaria and the highest mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkans, with its highest peak being Musala at 2 925 m. The massif is also the sixth highest mountain in Europe (when each mountain is represented by its highest peak only), coming after the Caucasus, the Alps,Sierra Nevada, […]
Maliovitsa is a spectacular alpine peak in Rila Mountains near Borovets and Maliovitsa ski resorts. It is 2,729 m high and is one of the most popular tourist and rock climbing regions in Bulgaria..
Vitosha is a mountain in the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is one of the tourist symbols of Sofia and the nearest site for skiing, trekking, walking or rock climbing. Vitosha has the outlines of an enormous dome. The mountain emerged as a result of volcanic activity and has been subsequently shaped […]
The Rhodope Mountains is the largest mountain in Bulgaria and takes about 1/7 from the territory of the country. For some people this is the most scenic mountain in Bulgaria! The Rodopi mountains are located some 200kms south-east of Sofia. Here we would like to offer you to visit Trigrad village, the Devil’s Throat cave and […]
Pirin is the second highest mountain range in southwest Bulgaria. The ski resort Bansko is located in its Northern part and it is formed mainly from massive granite, covered with ancient metamorphous rocks.It has some tiny glaciers that almost melt in summer. The mountain is also abundant with water and beautiful high-altitude lakes. Its flora and fauna […]
With this tour you will have the chance to go back in time and taste the typical Bulgarian cuisine, wine and famous hospitality. For this experience and atmosphere Melnik and Razlog valley will help with their authentic architecture, appearance and the people who you will meet with and be your hosts.
Nis is a big city in Serbia. It has a very long history and important role in the events of the Balkans. Established by the Thracians, developed by the Romans as Nissus, situated on Via Diagonalis road is the birthplace of Constantine the Great. The history of the city is going through Bulgarian, Ottoman and […]
Nis is a big city in Serbia. It has a very long history and important role in the events on the Balkans. Established by the Thracians, developed by the Romans as Nissus, situated on Via Diagonalis road and it is the birthplace of Constantin the Great. The history of the city is going trough Bulgarian, […]
Bulgaria has many sightseeing jewels in its crown, but this 3-day super tour of Bulgaria will show you 3 of the most visited tourist sites – Plovdiv, Kazanlak Thracian Tombs and Veliko Tarnovo. We offer all three of them as one-day tours from Sofia, but we feel like it would be too many hours sitting […]
Western Bulgaria offers you a full variety of cultural and historical sights to help you explore Bulgarian lands from Antiquity, Mid centuries and Revival period (18th-19th century). The tour is ideal if you wish to explore Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, for 2-3 days and then spend the rest of your week on this loop […]
This fast-pace Bulgaria tour offers you a full variety of cultural, historical and natural sights in only 5 days. We designed this tour after many years of experience and discussion in order to offer people with limited time frame to see all major places of interest, including UNESCO Nessebar Black Sea town and Kaliakra cape […]
Explore & Feel Bulgaria: Rila Monastery, Koprivshtitsa, Plovdiv, Kazanlak, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, Nessebar, Perperikon and many more…
During this wonderful combined tour to Romania and Bulgaria you will cross the Danube river over a bridge between Ruse and Gurgevo, you will see the best tourist places in both countries, you will feel two different Balkan cultures, you will learn to differentiate between them, despite the fact that they are often confused for […]
Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and it is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe. From ancient times has been considered a gateway between the East and the West. It is the birthplace of Constantine The Great and a buzzing enjoyable place with great food.
This tour is an excellent option for you to experience a wonderful adventure and also visit the most famous UNESCO site in Bulgaria – Rila Monastery with an audio-guide. We are offering day trip to Struma river gorge, where you will have 12 kilometers of rafting and fun.
Exploring a whole country at ease and in depth requires its time. Bulgaria being small in territory, offers a huge variety of places of historical, archaeological and cultural interest, and also natural tourist sights for visit. A huge advantage of Bulgaria is that tourist crowds are not overwhelming even in the highest season, food and […]
Iskar Dam is the largest water reservoir in Bulgaria located 50 to 80 kilometers away from the capital city of Sofia. It was built in the 1960’s to supply the capital with water from the nearby mountain of Rila (its name means “a lot of water”).
Beglik and Shiroka Polyana artificial lakes are located around 190 kms from Sofia at an elevation of over 1500m above sea. They offer a refreshing and relaxing possibilities during the summer hot season and wonderful opportunities for water and other sports.
Amoulliani Island is located on Chalkidiki Peninsula. Its beautiful bays and sandy beaches offer an incredible scenery for your relaxed kayak trip – depending on the season many taverns and beach bars will be tempting us to have a cold beer or ouzo with some fresh sea food.
Rila is a mountain range in southwestern Bulgaria and the highest mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkans, with its highest peak being Musala at 2 925 m. The massif is also the sixth highest mountain in Europe (when each mountain is represented by its highest peak only). The larger part of the mountain is […]
Skopje, the capital city of Northern Macedonia, will amaze you with its long and captivating history also shaped by its turbulent past. The city has always been desired by the empires. Thus Skopje today is unique in its charming diversity, an amazing mix of oriental and modern architecture.
Saeva Dupka cave’s five halls and 400 metres of corridors offer some of the most beautiful cave formations. Even more beautiful is Ledenika cave that has hosted many music performances, thanks to the excellent acoustic conditions. Saeva dupka and Ledenika caves are some of the top 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.
Kazanlak is located in the very central part of Bulgaria, right in the heart of the Valley of Roses or also known as the Valley of the Thracian Kings. This valley has to offer both rich historical sites and beautiful rose and lavender gardens, rose oil distillery and rose museum.
Melnik is declared an architectural reserve and it is one of the most famous wine regions in Bulgaria. The first settlements were the Thracian tribes Medi (the famous Spartacus came from this tribe). The Slavs named later the settlement Melnik due to the sand formations surrounding it on all sides.
This is a self-guided trip with English-speaking guide who will take you to Serbia and Macedonia in just one single day from Sofia! You will drive into Serbia to a small town for a quick picture and then you will visit a Monastery (Osogovo) in Macedonia where you can have lunch in this beautiful place […]
Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria – the “City of Tsars”. Veliko Tarnovo is the famous historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396), attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. The old part of the city is situated on the three hills Tsarevets, Trapezitsa and Sveta Gora, rising amidst Yantra river.
Koprivshtitsa (from the Bulgarian word kopriva, meaning “nettle”) is a historic town – the heart of the April Uprising in 1876 and is known for its authentic Bulgarian architecture and for its folk music festivals. Koprivshtitsa is one of the most charming historic Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere of the Bulgarian National Revival.
Protected by a huge fortress, home of two Bulgarian emperors, Lovech can be considered as one of the most beautiful towns in the country. Small but very old, Lovech will impress you with its cobblestone old quarter, called Varosha and its covered wooden bridge built by the greatest Bulgarian master Kolio Ficheto in the 19th […]
Plovdiv is one of the oldest European towns contemporary to Troya and Mikena. Visit Plovdiv on a private day tour from Sofia and learn everything about the long history, beautiful architecture and old town and Roman remains.
Once the wealthiest and most important city of the Thrace Valley, today Plovdiv still offers its visitors a lot of incredible places and memories. Standing proudly on the banks of Maritsa river, the town will amaze everybody with its beauty. With every step you make, Ancient Phillipopolis and Revival Plovdiv are revealing in front of […]
Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a key tourist attraction. A private tour is the best way to visit Rila Monastery and Boyana church in one day.
Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a key tourist attraction for both Bulgaria and Southern Europe. It is traditionally thought that the monastery was founded by the hermit St. Ivan of Rila, whose name it bears, during the […]
The Monastery of Rila is the most important cultural, historical and architectural monument and is a key tourist attraction. Combine the visit to this UNESCO site with some nice hikes around RIla Mountain – Stob pyramids and the cave of Ivan Rilski in the thick forest.
Rila Monastery – the top visited historical site of Bulgaria under the protection of UNESCO! Combine with some wonderful regional wine with snack and great views over Rila Mountain. Buy a bargain bottle of wine of your choice.
Sofia is the contemporary capital of Bulgaria. Its population grew rapidly during the Communist-Socialist era (1944-1989). At the time of the liberation from the Turks in 1878, the population of the city was 11,649 inhabitants and for a few decades after that the city experienced large population growth mainly from other regions of the country.
Sofia is the contemporary capital of Bulgaria. Its population grew rapidly during the Communist-Socialist era (1944-1989) – by the time of its liberation (1878) the population of the city was 11,649 and for a few decades after the liberation the city experienced large population growth mainly from other regions of the country.