V travel Bulgaria guided tours start from Sofia every day and offer people with limited time a quick escape to the relaxing and beautiful countryside of Bulgaria. The majority of tourists fly in to Sofia and here we are based to offer you an easy, hassle-free and enriching journey. During the high season (May-October) there are very good chances for you to share a day tour to one of the following destinations in Bulgaria with other tourists and save money. For day tours, specialty tours and other tours, please check: www.vtravel.bg for full details. Bulgaria can offer you all: beautiful landscape, alpine mountains, fine sand beaches, history, culture and local people's hospitality for less money than any other European country.

Rila Monastery Shuttle Tour                                       Price: from 20 Eur per person

We offer this tour every day 365 days a year to show you in details two Bulgarian UNESCO world heritage sites. This day tour will include a visit to the Rila Monastery, local restaurant and the Boyana church near Sofia. Departure every day at 9:00h behind St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral every morning (advance booking required). Optional: hotel pick-up - 5 Eur per group /not per person/; audioguide in English -  5 Eur per person. Entrance fees for Rila Museum (4 Eur per person) and Boyana church (5 Eur per person), meals and personal expenses are not included.

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Plovdiv Tour                                                                  Prices: from 43 Eur per person

This bestselling destination is a beautiful walk through time -  Antiquity, Roman times, Medieval Monastery, 19th century  gorgeous architecture and modern center. You will visit the Monastery kitchen in Bachkovo, the Ethnographical museum, a typical house in Plovdiv old town and the Roman Theater. The second largest city in Bulgaria is also known for the artistic capital with its numerous painters, poets and musicians.

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Koprivshtitsa Tour                                                          Price: from 39 Eur per person

This village is the best example of Bulgarian rural life from the 19th century and the cobblestone streets whisper many legends and stories. The historical sight has been identified by many of our tourists as the best place they have visited in Bulgaria. The tour includes a visit to 6 local houses (only 3 houses on Mon and Tue are open), the church and the Ethnographic museum.

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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Tour                                 Price: from 55 Eur per person

We recommend this destination to anyone visiting Bulgaria as it reveals the medieval fortress of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom (12-14century), the glorious former capital. For this trip you would have to be prepared for 6-7 hours’ drive and fairly steep uphill walking to the top of the hill Tsarevets (King’s top). But it’s all worth the efforts, especially the view over the hill from Arbanassi. The tour includes a visit and entrance fees to the fortress and the church in the village of Arbanassi. 

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Belogradcik Tour                                                         Price: from 45 Eur per person

In 2008 Belogradcik rock formations were appointed by the European Commission as a “European Destination of Excellence. In 2009 they were nominated also in the campaign for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The long drive takes you to the North-Western corner of Bulgaria through the forest of the Balkan range. The Belogradcik rocks are a breath- taking natural phenomenon, highlighted by the most well preserved Medieval Fortress on the top of the hill. Be prepared for a steep uphill walk but also don’t miss a local tavern lunch under the vine shade.

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Melnik Tour (+Rozhen Monastery)                                   Price: from 45 Eur per person

Melnik is a charming historical 19th century town (officially declared the smallest town in Bulgaria) tucked in between the beautiful sandstone rocks (pyramids). It has been famous for its unique architecture and its wine cellars deep into the ground. The tour features a visit of a rich Kordoupolov family house, its wine cellar, wine tasting and a visit to the serene and breath-taking nature around Rozhen Monastery.

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Kazanlak Tour                                                              Price: from 49 Eur per person

Kazanlak lies in the heart of Bulgaria in the so called Valley of the Thracian Kings or also known as the Rose Valley. It offers a variety of cultural sights: Thracian tombs (Goliama Kosmatka and Kazanlak Tomb - UNESCO World heritage site), Shipka Memorial Church and rose gardens. A visit of Kazanlak area can be also combined with a visit of Koprivshtitsa. 

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Caves Tour                                                                   Price: from 29 Eur per person

Bulgaria boasts many beautiful caves that can easily be compared to Jewel Cave (USA) or Padirac Cave (France). In just one day you can visit two of the most famous explored and suitable for visitors caves: Saeva and Ledenika caves. They are both beautiful and amazing with their stalactites, stalagmites, underground lakes and ice formations. The cave trip is garnished with a stop at Vratsata canyon, where you can enjoy an outdoor meal watching the rock climbers make their way to the sky.

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The above tours are V Travel recommended and most booked day tours from Sofia. For a full choice of hiking, specialty or other tours in Bulgaria and  the Balkan countries, please visit our web page: www.vtravel.bg

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