This whole-day trek to the Rila Mountains is is meant for people, who would like to walk in a leisurely pace among its jewels - The Seven Rila Lakes. You will have enough time to get to the highest of all lakes and enjoy the super scenery revealed from there.This is a group of glacial lakes situated between 2100 and 2500 m above sea level, surrounded by rugged peaks and deep valleys. After a transfer of 1,30 hrs we reach the Panichishte resort area, where we board the chairlift to the Rila Lakes mountain hut. • From €30.00Read more
Rila Monastery is definitely a must-see sight if you are a tourist with a free day in Sofia. The arcaded balconies, the unique frescoes – a work of one of the most famous Bulgarian Revival Period painters, the gilded iconostasis, the fabulous mountain views… and the unique combination of them all, makes the visit to the monastery extraordinary and memorable one.
The Boyana Church's frescoes bring epochal change in the mural painting and are considered predecessors of the European Renaissance. The majority of more than 240 figures depicted there have individuality, vitality and psychological depth. • From €30.00Read more
An exciting full day trip revealing the secrets and splendor of the Bulgarian rose oil production, the ancient Thracian tomb of Kazanlak and the breathtaking mountainous area of the Freedom monument in Shipka. AS a bonus on the way back to Sofia you will have free time to explore on your own the charming town of Koprivshtitsa showcasing over 200 different Bulgarian Renaissance types of mansions. An early start from Sofia will take us across the fertile Thracian Plane. Read more
The clich-e? “you must see Plovdiv to see Bulgaria” is absolutely true and there is so much to explore in the country’s second biggest city. Plovdiv (160 m a.s.l.), a 2 hour drive from Sofia, is situated in the western part of the fertile Thracian Valley. It is also one of the oldest European towns contemporary to Troya and Mycenae. With about a 2-hour walking tour you will learn about its intriguing history while exploring the charming historic quarter of the city – a fabulous architectural ensemble of beautifully decorated 19th century houses, the ancient fortress-walls, magnificent churches and Roman structures like the 7000 seater theater and 30 000 seater stadium. • From €35.00Read more
This is a guided tour with a long itinerary, but with an even longer list of historical sights and touristic attractions. Board a comfortable air-conditioned minibus and travel to Plovdiv - the European Capital of Culture for 2019 and one of the oldest cities in Europe. All top sites of interest are included in our 2.5-hour guided walking tour of the Old Town and the centre of Plovdiv. The afternoon is for Koprivshtitsa - a must-see town nested in the mountains. It is a place of extremely beautiful 19th-century mansions and many stories connected to the epic Bulgarian battles for freedom. • From €45.00Read more
An intensive hiking & sightseeing program, which shows you the best of the nature and culture merits of the Rila Mountains: Rila Monastery (UNESCO) and the Cirque of The Seven Rila Lakes. The program doesn’t allow much free time on either site but it is quite enough to explore both places.Difficulty: The hiking route is moderately arduous, with individual brief paths featuring steep inclines. Please bring along comfortable walking boots. Sandals and flip-flops are not accepted. Rain jacket might be useful in summer as heavy showers sometimes occur in the afternoons. Read more
BESTSELLER Bulgarian mountains are known as the walker’s paradise! Whether you are coming on a guided (escorted) walking holiday or a self-guided (inn-to-inn) hiking vacation, thousands of kilometers of way-marked trails will be at your disposal.
MULTI-DAY HIKING TOURS SELF-GUIDED Traventuria runs the largest variety of self-guided hiking tours in Bulgaria. We have a number of independent trekking tours in Rila, Pirin, Vitosha and the Rhodopes.
MULTI-DAY SIGHTSEEING TOURS AND EXCURSIONS The turbulent history of Bulgaria, influenced by its crossroad location between Europe and Asia, offers a variety of places of interest to be explored – either monasteries and churches (some of them more than 10 centuries old), or museum villages from the Revival Period declared architectural reserves in recent days… but not only.
WILDLIFE TOURS Bulgaria is a paradise for birdwatchers. Lying on the Balkan Peninsula, one of the most strategically important points for bird observation in Europe, Bulgaria has taken a lot from everything: waterfowl, waders, mountain and meadow bird species typical for Central and Northern Europe, passerines and raptors characteristic of the Mediterranean, steppe and even semi-desert species influenced by the proximity of The Northern Pontic regions and Asia Minor.