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  • Varna: 3-Hour Black Sea Cruise With Lunch and Drinks

    1. Varna: 3-Hour Black Sea Cruise With Lunch and Drinks

    Leave the hassle of the crowded beaches and hot city streets, and embark on a cruise to leave Varna for a little while. You will depart from Varna on a 3-hour cruise along Bulgaria’s beautiful Black Sea coast. Step on the boat, lean back, enjoy the stunning views and the calming sounds of the waves. Relax and soak in the sun while onboard and moving across the waters. Enjoy free time and swimming in the Black sea. Then, enjoy a tasty barbecue lunch with some drinks during your trip, while your boat is anchored in a picturesque bay.

  • Varna: Kamchia River Kayaking Day Tour

    2. Varna: Kamchia River Kayaking Day Tour

    Kayak along the Kamchia river and marvel at the wonderful nature in the Kamchia Biosphere Reserve. Benefit from an included guide, training, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Varna.  After pickup at your hotel at 10 AM, take the short drive to the Kamchia Resort. Once there, receive instructions and a short training course before you get in the water.  At 11 AM, hop in your kayak and paddle upstream. Enjoy a real, wild kayaking adventure surrounded by thick forest and tranquil water. After a while, turn back downstream and paddle all the way to the sea. At 1:30 PM, take a 30-minute rest to enjoy the sun, peace, and beauty of the endless Kamchia beach, the longest in Bulgaria.  Afterward, jump back in the kayak and return to the starting point. Between 2:30 PM–4 PM, you’ll have time for lunch in a beautiful restaurant on the riverbank (not included). Finally, leave the park at 4:30 PM a...

    We really enjoyed the tour. The guide Dodo was friendly, relaxed and took nice pictures of us which he sent us afterwards.

  • Nessebar: Guided City Tour

    3. Nessebar: Guided City Tour

    Explore the ancient city of Nessebar in Bulgaria’s Burgas Province on this guided tour. Nessebar has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical significance. Discover the craftsmanship of the city’s historic houses and churches as you walk. Starting from the Varna area, head to Nessebar, also known as the Pearl of the Black Sea. Pass the natural beauty of the Balkan foothills and get an astonishing view of Nessebar's bay. Capture your experience on camera during this panoramic stop. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the small winding streets of Nessebar. Explore the city’s most important spots such as the city gates, Roman baths, and the many old wooden houses. As the city is renowned for its churches, stop at the city's most picturesque church, the Church of St. Stephen. After your guided tour, enjoy plenty of time to have a drink or search for ...

  • Varna: 5-Hour Museum and Monastery Tour

    4. Varna: 5-Hour Museum and Monastery Tour

    On this 5-hour tour you will discover the rich collection of archaeological artifacts at the Varna Archaeological Museum that show how the prehistoric men lived in this area for thousands of years. You will also explore the picturesque Aladzha Monastery. After the pick-up at your hotel in Varna, you will first stop at the Varna Archaeological Museum. Your tour guide will tell you many historical facts about the region and the city itself, revealing the exciting past of Varna and its surroundings. Following a short walk through Varna's pedestrian area, you will head off to the Aladzha Monastery, a medieval Orthodox Christian cave monastery complex. It is situated in a protected forest area adjacent to the Golden Sands Nature Park in northeastern Bulgaria, 17 kilometers north of central Varna. The monastery dates back to the 14th century and existed until the 17th century. Its picturesqu...

  • Varna: Self-Guided Retro Museum Tour

    5. Varna: Self-Guided Retro Museum Tour

    Make a trip to the Retro Museum in Varna’s Grand Mall and enjoy a few hours of traveling to the past. Observe displays of every-day items from the period between 1944-1989, and see how Bulgarians used to live under socialism. See simple items such as Bulgarian cigarettes without filters, Russian vacuum cleaners, household from East Germany, or Polish cosmetics. Move on to the shiny car collection of cult-classic such as Volga, Moskvich, Trabant, and more. Admire the perfectly restored vehicles before visiting the museum’s collection of wax figures of great personalities.  Get face to face with the likes of Todor Zhivkov, Leonid Brezhnev, and Fidel Castro, but also local people’s favorites Emil Dimitrov, Georgi Partsalev, George Kaloyanchev, Todor Kolev.

  • Varna Gourmet Tour including Wine Tasting

    6. Varna Gourmet Tour including Wine Tasting

    Meet your guide and follow the only route through the streets of the city, which gives you a wonderful opportunity to explore Varna, meet with Bulgarian artisans and sample local delicacies. Walk into its unforgettable atmosphere. More than three hours of joy to the senses exploring the Bulgarian gastronomy and its history. Traditional sweets served in ethnographic nook water with beneficial properties, spelled bread... that's how you find the hidden treasures of the city. At the end of the walk, down to the cellar, where you will encounter tasting of Bulgarian wines selected by an expert. The walk includes 10 tastings, including 4 of wines, passing by the market of local agricultural and household products, passing by a traditional XIX century house, craft shops, etc. 

  • Varna: Buggy, Go-Kart and Paintball Experience

    7. Varna: Buggy, Go-Kart and Paintball Experience

    First, you will be taken to dirt tracks outside Varna, where you can choose from a selection of buggies and start a race on the dirt roads. After getting your adrenaline pumping, it will be time to head to the go-kart track, located on the way to Vinitsa village. A go-cart competition is waiting for you on the biggest carting track in Bulgaria. After the go-kart track, the "Last Survivor" paintballing game will be waiting for you. You will be divided into two groups. Then, your main goal will be to eliminate all soldiers from the opposite team. The winning team will be the one with the last soldier remaining. You would have free time to enjoy and relax after the activities on spot. A superb time out for you, your friends, or for the whole family.

  • Varna: Guided VIP Tour

    8. Varna: Guided VIP Tour

    A perfect day out that takes you to the real countryside of Bulgaria. After being collected from your accommodation at 8:30AM from your hotel, you will be taken to the oldest unknown church in Varna, before passing by the Roman Baths. From there you will head to the "Stone Forest", a natural rock formation entangled with myths. Following this, you will be able to appreciate the craftsmanship from the Roman Mosaics in Devnya. Of course a small tasting of the locally-made "Rakia" can't be missed, and where best to do that than in the local distillery where Bulgarians still keep this tradition intact. Following this appetizer, it will be time for lunch. At "Dom Kasata", a typical Bulgarian styled house, Mrs. Kasata awaits you with a homemade Musaka. After this culinary treat, you will be safely returned to your hotel at 3:30PM.

  • Varna: Archaeological Museum Ticket & E-Guide

    9. Varna: Archaeological Museum Ticket & E-Guide

    Learn about the history of the region of Bulgaria and its human presence with a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Varna. See relicts that date back to the Early Paleolithic Age. Walk through the eras and periods of the past, including findings from the Bronze and Iron Ages. Explore tombstones, skeletons, jewelry, hunting equipment, and many more relics from thousands of years ago. See the everyday tools that document the development of society in the region of Varna. The permanent exhibition is arranged in chronological order. It displays the heritage of a variety of historical eras and periods, going through thousands of years of social and cultural development. Special focus is set on the founding of the city of Odessos, which is today’s Varna. You will be able to walk through the exhibition on your own, with an e-guide, that will provide you with information and interesting fact...

  • Varna Private Half-Day Walking Tour

    10. Varna Private Half-Day Walking Tour

    Located on the Black Sea coast, Varna is Bulgaria’s 3rd largest city and the biggest Black Coast resort in the country. With a history that pre-dates antiquity and the Bulgarian conquest, this 4-hour private walking tour offers the chance to get beneath the skin of the popular seaside resort. Following a hotel pick-up, stroll over to the Archaeological Museum, where an abundance of artifacts from ancient times tell the story of Varna and ancient Odessos, as the city was previously known. Continue your history lesson at the remains of the Roman Baths, dating from the Roman Empire’s rule of Varna during the 1st to the 4th century AD. Then, stroll through the picturesque pedestrianized zone to the seaside city garden, a vast network of beautiful paths, many lined with fragrant flowers and lush greenery. You will then have the option to go inside the park’s Dolphinarium to see an unforgett...

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What people are saying about Varna

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 13 reviews

We had Doncho as our guide. He was so nice, funny and very good at English! The tour through the river in kayak was beautiful and can definitly be recommended! You won’t regret this tour no matter if you are an expert or beginner :-) Bedt regards from Denmark!

We really enjoyed the tour. The guide Dodo was friendly, relaxed and took nice pictures of us which he sent us afterwards.

It was a very pleasant outing! Come in a swimsuit you can swim in the middle of the Black Sea, it's nice!

Nice guides, great nature reserve that you have to see. Everything was well organized.

The meeting point was easy to find and we really enjoyed this sho