Short Tours In Sofia And In Bulgaria
The City of Sofia
Take a short break tour in order to discover why Sofia makes the perfect combination of the wisdom of the past and the verve of the present. You will see part of the city walls,
streets from the antiquity sitting side by side with edifices built during the Byzantine period LA, the 6th century church of St. Sophia and the St. George Rotunda (4th c.). The Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevski, the Russian Church, the Military Club as well as the beautiful building of the Sofia State University, the National Art Gallery, the National Theatre plus numerous monuments and open spaces in the city to make the tour a pleasant one. Nestled in the foot of Vitosha mountain you can discover the National Museum of History with its genuine treasures of ancient arts and the Boyana church which preserves the spirit of the Christian Orthodox Renaissance of our land.
You can have your choice of two type of tours:
- 3-hour walking tour inclusive of pick-up and drop-off from your hotel to the sites, tour guide and entry fee to Alexander Nevski Cathedral or
- 6-hour tour which includes the same as the short one above plus entry fees to theNnational Historical Museum as well as Boyana church.
Discover the biggest spiritual and cultural center in Bulgaria for hundreds of years which is a part of UNESCO's World Heritage.
A touch of the Balkan Medieval history - Rila Monastery gives you the impression of a fortress. However, a step through the archway produces a wonderful surprise. With its 1200 scenes of decorative paintings anda multitude of figural images, the open arcade is a genuine art gallery.
At the center, the church itself, with richly colored frescoes in the shelter of its porch is the focus of attention. The intricate carvings of the gilt iconostasis, the church plates and murals will amaze and captivate you.
Rila Monastery is just in the heart of the Rila Mountain, about 120 km south of Sofia.
The price includes aircond. car or bus, tour guide, entry fee to the museum and fresh fish lunch (1 soft drink is included).*
Nestled amidst the picturesque slopes of the Sredna Gora Mountain, Koprivshtitsa is located 111 km east of Sofia.
Every house here is a work of art: blue, yellow, red houses with verandahs, bay windows and eaves, rooms decorated with wood carvings, lit up by brightly colored rugs and cushions, its cobblestone streets, winding between high white stone walls and gardens full of greenery.
In such relaxing place you will have the chance to taste the delicious national cuisine.
The price includes aircond. car or bus, tour guide, entry fee to the museum and lunch (1 soft drink is included).*
Plovdiv & Bachkovo Monastery
For a true glimpse of Bulgaria it is worth to tour the sights of tradition and natural beauty in Plovdiv -a town with a prominent ancient past, an open-air museum with fascinating architecture.
There is so much to see and so in the Old Town of Plovdiv. Discover the delightful Bulgarian cuisine in a last century house-restaurant.
And if you are in the mood of adventure, explore the famous Bachkovo Monastey (11th c.) nestled amidst the slopes of the Rhodope Mountains nearby. Enjoy the murals (17th c.) of the monastery's churches.
The price includes aircond. car or bus, tour guide, entry fees to 2 museums and lunch (1 soft drink is included).*
Melnik & winetasting
The small village of Melnik is a unique combination of almost sub-tropical landscape and 18th century architecture nestled in the very southwest end of Bulgaria, only few miles from Greece. Not only that but also it is one of the most famous regions for red wine production. It is not a joke that Winston Churchill was a fan of Melnik wines and had them in his collection.
The price includes aircond. car or bus, tour guide, entry fee to the museum, tasting of 3 types of local wines and lunch (1 soft drink is included).*
* Prices cover licensed guides in main European languages. Some rare languages require a surcharge (Japanese, Hebrew, Korean, Hindi, etc.)
All rates are in EURO and are VAT excluded.