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Sofia by Night: Panoramic City Tour and Folklore Dinner

1. Sofia by Night: Panoramic City Tour and Folklore Dinner

Enjoy a panoramic 4-hour evening tour of Sofia, traveling by comfortable air-conditioned minivan to all the main sights. Pass Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Bulgaria and the second biggest in the Balkans. Continue to the main square of Narodno Sabranie to see the Parliament building and magnificent statue of Bulgaria’s King Liberator, Tsar Osvoboditel. Marvel at the onion domes of the Russian Church and pass the ornate façade of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre. See the serious buildings of the Presidency and Council of Ministers. Continue to the National Palace of Culture and National Stadium of Vasil Levski, located in Sofia’s expansive Borisova Garden near Lake Ariana. Then, go to the Veselo Selo restaurant, situated in the beautiful forest of Borisova Garden. Here, enjoy a delicious dinner from a menu of typical Bulgarian dishes. As you sip local wines, enjoy a fantastic show of traditional music and dance.

From Sofia: Saeva Dupka and Ledenika Caves Tour

2. From Sofia: Saeva Dupka and Ledenika Caves Tour

Saeva Dupka’s five halls and 400 meters of corridors offer some of the most beautiful cave formations in the country. The cave has hosted many choral music performances due to its the excellent acoustics. Saeva dupka was named after two brothers, Seyu and Sae, who used it as a hiding place during the Ottoman occupation of Bulgaria. Recent excavations have shown the cave was inhabited since Roman times. Saeva dupka is one of the 100 top tourist sites in Bulgaria. Ledenika is a cave in the north-western part of the Balkan Mountains, 16 kilometers away from the Bulgarian town of Vratsa, with an entrance 830 meters above sea level. It features an abundance of galleries and impressive karst formations, including stalactites and stalagmites dating back a thousand years. The cave is about 300 meters long, and contains ten separate halls, the biggest of which is the Concert Hall. On the way you'll walk through the Passage of Sinners. Beware! Only those whose of pure heart may pass through. The cave was once full of water, but now only a small lake remains: the Lake of Wishes. legend says that if you dip your hand in the ice-cold water of the lake and make a wish, the wish will come true. Brestnica village is located 100 kilometers north-east of Sofia. After a drive of 1 hour and 30 minutes across the Balkan range (highway), you will reach the cave. A visit there takes about 1 hour. After this, you will continue to the town of Vratsa, where you can have lunch in the beautiful canyon called Vratsata (The Door), the best place for rock climbing in Bulgaria. From there you will continue with a short drive to Ledenika Cave, one of the most impressive caves in Bulgaria. Your return trip will be around 1 hour 40 minutes. This tour is suitable for children.

Rila Monastery Wine Tasting Tour

3. Rila Monastery Wine Tasting Tour

Medi Valley Winery is a classic winery complex located at the crossroads of a multi-directional touristic compass. The winery will be an unforgettable experience that will provoke the senses and stimulate the mind, learning about local history and traditions. The Rila Monastery private tour includes a wine tasting of five different local wines, produced in the vicinity of Rila Monastery. The full-day tour of this UNESCO site in Rila includes an exclusive 60-minute wine tasting tour. You'll be impressed by the knowledge and energy of your guides as you learn about Bulgaria.  Rila monastery is the holiest place for the Bulgarian orthodoxy, where past, present and future are interlaced. To make your day tour of this magnificent monastery unforgettable, after spending two hours at this holy place, you will be taken for a unique wine tasting to a wine cell in the feet of Rila mountain. Before the Bulgarians, The Thracians were the rulers of these territories. Their remarkable culture and warrior dignity are woven in the wine of the region, called after one of their greatest tribes, The Medi. The great Spartacus itself originated from here. Your tour will start with pick-up from your accommodation in Sofia. After a 2-hour drive you will reach the Monastery in the Rila Mountain, at an altitude of 1147 meters (3763 feet) above sea level. The introduction of the UNESCO site will begin with brief history of the founder and the construction of the monastery. After that you will visit the church and medieval 14th century defense tower. After you finish exploring the monastery complex you will have lunch at a cozy restaurant and sample some local food (grilled trout specialty). Then you will make your way to Medi Valley winery where you will have the possibility of trying five different types of wines. A short story about the history of the region, the winery and the current products will be followed by a question-and-answer session. 

Sofia: Evening City Tour with Folklore Dinner

4. Sofia: Evening City Tour with Folklore Dinner

Your tour begins at 7:00PM from the reception of your hotel. From there you'll board a car that will take you on a pleasant drive through the central part of the city as you learn the history behind some of the oldest monumental buildings of Sofia. The first interesting monument you will encounter will be the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, which is the largest cathedral in Bulgaria and the second largest in the Balkans. From there you'll encounter the National Library, the monument of Vassil Levski (a great Bulgarian national hero), the Administration of the President and the Council of Ministers, the former Royal Palace, and the Russian Church. You'll then pass the Military Club, the National Parliament, and the National Palace of Culture, stopping for pictures at some of the main points of interest along the way. For dinner you will be able to choose from different set menus depending on your preferences. There are options for menus based on meat, fish, or vegetarian/vegan. Your delicious Bulgarian dishes will be combined with magic and folk dances, which will create an authentic dining atmosphere for you to enjoy. Following dinner your return journey will be via a different route, before you are dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Sofia Province

We were very satisfied, especially with our guide Lachezar Gudev, who brought us closer to the history of Sofia and the Bulgarian past during the city tour with a lot of fun and knowledge. Getting to know a city in very good English with wit and humor and then having an impression of the country and its people, also through the folklore evening that follows, is a good start for a holiday. We finished the tour and we still learned a lot of new things. Thanks to Lachozar, who has completely adjusted to us and our wishes and has changed his program, kudos for this too. The food was ok, the performance of the dances was great and you could dance along. All in all, we recommend this tour, especially with this guide.

Everything went very well on the trip. Our guide Ivan was on time at the pickup point and already on the way to the caves he told us a lot about Bulgaria. In addition, he always encouraged us to ask questions and was happy to answer them. At lunchtime he showed us a very great and cheap restaurant. All in all, we were very satisfied with the trip and glad that Ivan was our guide.

Our tour guide was Maria, very knowledgeable about Sophia history and took the time to explain everything we would expect during the tour. The restaurant and folk dancing is definitely a treat and must see! I plan to return to Sophia again. Beautiful people and great history

A friend and I went out in the evening for a trip to some amazing places in Sofia. The amazing guide Maria was with us! From there we drove to a beautiful Bulgarian restaurant, with good food, we really enjoyed it!

Excellent guide.. Excellent tour

We had an excellent guide and this tour is excellent to begin the visit of Sofia like we did not after visiting the city. The only unlucky thing was that our table for diner and folkloric show was not good situated