Day Tour to Sofia 

The day tour to the Bulgarian capital Sofia is available from Plovdiv, Bansko and Borovets and other locations upon request. Check out the detailed program bellow for more information.

The historical center of Sofia, the Boyana church and the National Historical museum are probably the most “must see” Bulgarian landmarks. Three of them are so interesting and full of history and legends. During this day tour to Sofia we’ll pass through all periods of the rich Bulgarian history. We’ll pass through the ancient tribes’ history, through the powerful Byzantine and Turkish empire up to communism, soviet architecture and modern life. Join me on this tour back to the past and I promise you that you will fall in love with Bulgaria and its most famous landmarks

Talk to me now and I will create the best trip to Sofia, Boyana church and the National Historical Museum. 

At a Glance

Total Distance:

From Plovidv to Sofia: 290 km
From Bansko to Sofia: 320 km
From Borovets to Sofia: 160 km
Tour Duration: Full Day
Best period: All year
Price: Depends on your personal needs and preferences

Highlights

Full day tour to the Bulgarian capital – Sofia
Visit Boyana church presenting unique murals which are example of amazing medieval art
City tour in the historical center of Sofia.
Visit the main landmarks of the Bulgarian capital – St. Nedelya square; The old Serdika Ruins; The council of ministers; The Rotunda “Saint George”; The Presidency; The National archaeology museum; The King’s palace; The Russian church; St. Sofia Church; The National Theater; The Alexander Nevski Memorial Church;
Know more for the complicated history of Bulgaria by visiting the Historical center of Sofia
Lunch in traditional restaurant in Sofia.

From Plovdiv

09:00 Pick up from your hotel in Plovdiv
City tour of Sofia and free time
 Stop for lunch and free time
Visit the Boyana church
 Transfer back to your hotel in Plovdiv

From Bansko

08:00 Pick up from your hotel in Bansko
City tour of Sofia and free time
 Lunch in traditional restaurant in Sofia
 Visit the Boyana church
 Transfer back to your hotel in Bansko

From Borovets

09:00 Pick up from your hotel in Borovets
City tour of Sofia
 Lunch in traditional restaurant in Sofia
 Visit the Boyana church
 Transfer back to your hotel in Borovets

More about Sofia

Bulgaria is famous for its capital Sofia, with monuments steeped in antiquity, landmarks such as the National Palace of Culture which is the ground for national and international events, artificial lakes and dams, the famous Boyana Church which is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. The list of reasons why it is rewarding to visit Sofia on a day tour can be continued with its fascinating central part, appealing with architectural features and welcoming with eateries boasting local and also other cuisines.

In the past, Roman historians allotted worthy importance to the settlement which developed into present Sofia. Nowadays tourists appreciate the peculiar culture, customs, scrumptious local dishes, aromatic local wines, and many more unique embellishments of vacations in Sofia. Impressions are enriched by the archeological remains, by the museums which tell stories of eventful past, and by theatrical performances in the many theaters. The city’s mineral springs are among its internationally famed assets too.

Sofia welcomes as the capital of the country, located in the valley of the same name, framed by mountains rising majestically a short distance around. The Vitosha mountain is the most popular spot for outings and winter sports. It rises to the south of Sofia, and its peak Cherni Vruh is a popular target for avid hikers.

The other mountainous hills belong to the Balkan Range, to the north, and the Lyulin mountain, to the west. Another peculiarity of the terrain is the combination of four Iskar river terraces which are the site of location of the capital. Diversity is further added by the Iskar river which has two tributaries, Perlovska and Vladayska, and the mineral springs in several spots, in the Ovcha Kupel, Gorna Banya, Knyazhevo and Pancharevo. The conditions in and around Sofia offer opportunities for diverse activities, hiking, winter sports, spa treatment, touring the city’s sights and landmarks.

 

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Benefits

  • Pick-up/ Drop off from your hotel
  • Private day tour without other tourists
  • Breaks, photo stops and route changes at your convenience.
  • Licensed local tour guide
  • No hidden charges. Pay only 20 % in advance and the rest at the end of the tour

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    Includes

Transfer with mini van
Entrance fees (The Boyana Church, National Historical museum )
All transportation costs along the route, fuel, VAT and parking fees
Local tour guide and driver
Pickup and drop off from your hotel

Excludes

Food and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Personal expenses 

Good to Know

Hat and sunglasses are recommended in the summer
Bring long sleeves or scarf to cover your arms in Boyana church
Wearing comfortable shoes is recommended, too
Don’t forget your camera