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While staying in Sofia, you have an opportunity to visit lots of other interesting places in Bulgaria that are only a few hours driving away. Some of the most popular day tour destinations from Sofia are the city of Plovdiv, the Rila Monastery, the city Veliko Tarnovo and the Belogradchik rocks. To learn more what destinations are available and which one you might be the most interested, read our short but informative guide - Best Day Tours and Trips from Sofia.


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Plovdiv Shuttle Bus Tour from Sofia

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Visiting Rila Monastery and Boyana Church from Sofia

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Horse Riding in Teteven - Tour from Sofia

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Tour to Rila Monastery & Boyana Church with Lunch from Sofia

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Tour to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery from Sofia

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Walk down the streets of the town with more than 7000 years of history. Meet the Plovdiv,.... Read more

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Rila Mountains and Seven Rila Lakes from Sofia

Join us a visit Seven Lakes. Find out more about Bulgarian nature and names of all of 7 l.... Read more


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Rila Monastery and the Seven Rila Lakes One Day Tour from Sofia

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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi - Full Day Tour from Sofia

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Explore and learn about the history and culture of the picturesque capital of the medieva.... Read more

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Full Day Tour to Plovdiv from Sofia

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Horse Riding Tour in Hissar from Sofia

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Belogradchik Rocks & Belogradchik Fortress - Full day Tour from Sofia

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Seven Rila Lakes Shuttle Group Tour from Sofia

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Best Day Tours and Trips from Sofia

Bulgaria has a very long and rich history and a lot of it didn't happen in Sofia. Actually some of the most significant events of the Bulgarian history happened in cities such as Plovdiv, Koprivshtitsa and Veliko Tarnovo. Another important sight to visit is the Rila Monastery. Apart from the long history, Bulgaria has many interesting natural sights worth visiting such as the Seven Rila Lakes, the Vitosha Mountain and the Belogradchik rocks. These natural sights are especially nice during the summer and you should definitely check them out if you like taking hikes and spending time outdoors.

There are lots of day trips organized from Sofia, and most of them conveniently pick you up from your accommodation (be sure to check each tour description to be sure). Most of them include a professional guide which makes the trip interesting and gives you insights of the importance of the sights you are visiting. Regardless of the destination you choose, we highly recommend joining one of the available tours since the guide will also talk about the whole Bulgarian history and culture so you will feel more immersed in the Bulgarian traditions and mentality.

It's actually very hard to make a list of the top destinations to visit from Sofia since each destination is very nice, but we tried to list them of by how popular they are among tourist in general.
Plovdiv

1. Plovdiv


Plovdiv is believed to be one of the oldest settlements in Europe being over 8000 years old. It contains many monuments especially from when the city was under the roman Empire but played a crucial part throughout the Bulgarian history, and it is here the best place to relive it - especially when accompanied by a professional guide. View all day tours to Plovdiv from Sofia

Rila Monastery

2. Rila Monastery


The Rila Monastery is the most visited sight of Bulgaria having over 1 million visitors each year. It's a monastery built in the 14th century in the Rila Mountains far from civilization and is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage. It's an important part of the Bulgarian culture and the Bulgarian Orthodox church that is a must visit place in Bulgaria. View all day trips to the Rila Monastery from Sofia


Vitosha Mountain

3. Vitosha Mountain


The Vitosha Mountain is popular hiking destination, not only for tourists, but locals enjoy it often as well. It's situated just south of Sofia and when you climb the mountain, you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the city. Vitosha is also a popular destination for bird watching and it's one of the oldest nature parks in the Balkans. View all tours to Vitosha Mountain from Sofia.

Seven Rila Lakes

4. Seven Rila Lakes


The Seven Rila Lakes are a collection of glacier lakes situated on the Rila Mountain. The seven lakes can be enjoyed from a single lookout point, which is a sight to behold. You reach this sight by a rope-line and you continue to hike among the famous and beautiful lakes. View all tours to the Seven Rila Lakes from Sofia.



Koprivshtitsa

5. Koprivshtitsa


Koprivshtitsa​ is a small village that is the best representation of the Bulgarian culture of the 19th century, during the Bulgarian National Revival. It has the best and biggest collections of traditional items of that period such as folklore clothing, weapons, instruments, household items, jewelry, etc. View all tours to Koprivshtitsa from Sofia.

Veliko Tarnovo

6. Veliko Tarnovo


Veliko Tarnovo, also known as the "City of Tsars" (the city of supreme rulers) was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire which lasted 200 years, and the city played an important part during the uprising and the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman rule. View all trips to Veliko Tarnovo from Sofia.

Belogradchik Rocks

7. Belogradchik Rocks


The Belogradchik Rocks are a collection of very strange rock formations and an important natural sight of the region. While there are some geological explanations of how this formations were created, they still look very bizarre and mystical, which led to the creation of many legends surrounding them. View all tours to Belogradchik Rocks from Sofia.



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5 star rating:Very Good (4.8/5 based on 32 reviews)
Five star

Great tour. Nice guide with a lot of knowledge! Really worth doing!

Marjon V., Netherlands

On excursion: Visiting Rila Monastery and Boyana Church from Sofia
Five star

The ride was very enjoyable through forest and along a ridge to the monastery and returning the same way. The horses are not very large but are sturdy and well mannered. The owner who rode with the group didn't speak English but the driver for the transfers from Sofia did and showed us through the monastery. Only issue was the pick up almost an hour late which meant that we missed getting any food at the monastery, but this delay may have been due to the other person on the tour.

Sylvia R., Australia

On excursion: Horse Riding in Teteven - Tour from Sofia
Five star

The ride was almost 3 hours through flat fields mostly in a working trot, and didn't go through the town or forests and I would have preferred that we had some different scenery during the ride. The horses were in very good condition and well trained and my horse Jumbo was an absolute gem to ride. Lunch was absent even though it says it is included. The driver and car for the transfer from Sofia were professional and well presented.

Sylvia R., Australia

On excursion: Horse Riding Tour in Hissar from Sofia
Five star

Picked up from our apartment on time, friendly and welcoming driver & tour guide with extensive knowledge of the history of Plovdiv & Bulgaria. He was very informative as we walked around Plovdiv we had opportunities to take photographs as well as learn about the buildings, history and culture. Lunch was 3 courses of Bulgarian dishes, all delicious. The final stop at the monestry was surrounded by beautiful scenery and we learned about the art in the monestry as well as the history. Excellent English speaking guide, would definitely recommend this tour.

Melissa C., United Kingdom

On excursion: Tour to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery from Sofia