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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 the meeting point at 9:00 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 10:00 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 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, you’ll have time for lunch in a beautiful restaurant on the riverbank (not included). Finally, leave the park at 4:00 PM and return to Varna.

Varna Sea Garden on Bike, Top 18 Bright Places!

3. Varna Sea Garden on Bike, Top 18 Bright Places!

Embarking on a Varna bike tour gives you the unique opportunity to explore the majestic Varna Sea Garden, a true gem of the Black Sea coast. This tour is the ticket to the top 18 bright places dotting the park's grounds, each with its own charm and history. Offering a distinctive blend of maritime history, lush landscapes, and the refreshing Black Sea breeze, biking through this garden feels like tracing the heartbeats of Varna. From the panoramic view at the Observatory and Planetarium to the whimsical charm of the Zoo Park, each colorful corner of your tour promises a bright place worth exploring. Embarking on a Varna bike tour gives you the unique opportunity to explore the majestic Varna Sea Garden, a true gem of the Black Sea coast. This tour is the ticket to the top 18 bright places dotting the park's grounds, each with its own charm and history. Offering a distinctive blend of maritime history, lush landscapes, and the refreshing Black Sea breeze, biking through this garden feels like tracing the heartbeats of Varna. From the panoramic view at the Observatory and Planetarium to the whimsical charm of the Zoo Park, each colorful corner of your tour promises a bright place worth exploring. Dive deeper into the experience and relish the open-air theatre or mesmerize yourself with the spectacular sights of the Natural Science Museum, definite highlights of the Varna bike tour. Not to forget, the thrilling visit to the Terrarium and the Aquarium, where aquatic life unravels itself in its full glory. Cycling on the vibrant paths of the Varna Sea Garden, you encapsulate the city's soul, revel in its alive energy, and bring home more than just photos, but enchanting memories of the top 18 bright places. Every turn unveils a new sight, every trail tells a story, let the Varna bike tour be your vibrant guide! You will visit: Sea Garden Aquarium Black Sea Model Naval Museum Lovers' Dragons Planetarium Siren Fountain Alpinarium Crooked Tree Pantheon Cosmonauts Alley Palace of Culture and Sports Zoo Dolphinarium Villa Burov Natural History Museum Border Guard Monument Little Palace Attention: it is dangerous to listen to the phone while riding with headphones. Therefore, either put your phone on speakerphone or listen to audio descriptions at your stops.

Varna: Guided VIP Tour

4. 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.

Historical Varna, Top 20 unforgettable places!

5. Historical Varna, Top 20 unforgettable places!

We invite you to explore the historical part of the beautiful seaside city of Varna. Each point on our route is a part of the city's creation and development. From architectural monuments built before BC to modern buildings and streets. Thanks to our tour, you will have the opportunity to get better acquainted with the culture and history of Varna. You will visit: Sea Garden Sevastopol Monument to Stefan Karadzha St. Nicholas Church City Wall of Odessos Intersection of Knyaz Boris and Voden Streets State Puppet Theatre Stoyan Bachvarov Dramatic Theatre (Opera Theatre) City Clock Cathedral Church Monument "Holy Assumption" (Cathedral) Naval Club Monument to Tsar Kaloyan I Architect's House The Grand Hotel London Armenian Church of St. Sarkis Early Christian Episcopal Basilica of Odessos Grand Roman Baths Varna History Museum St. Paraskeva Church Small Roman Baths We wish you a fantastic tour!

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: Archaeological Museum Ticket & E-Guide

7. 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 facts about the region’s history and the pieces on display.

Bucharest Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Varna

8. Bucharest Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Varna

Pegasus provides great transport links to and from Bucharest Henri Coandă Airport to Varna Central Bus Station. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey, instead, relax and enjoy the views from the comfort of your seat. All our buses have space for bulky luggage. Board a modern bus to leave your worries behind, and arrive on time at your destination at the airport, or in the city. Staying connected with your friends with free WiFi and power supply in every seat. Be greeted and supported by staff who will help you onboard.

From Varna: Rock Sanctuaries Hiking Tour

9. From Varna: Rock Sanctuaries Hiking Tour

The Shumen Plateau is filled with numerous beauties and mystery. Within a day we will try to unravel and enjoy some of them. Rock monasteries in that area, keep many secrets for the life of the monks. There is no exact information about the time these monasteries were created, but some surviving frescoes show that they were the center of spiritual life during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom (13th – 14th century). If you desire historical places and nature, then you are in the right place. We leave from Varna at 9:00 o'clock in the direction of Shumen and in particular - the village of Osmar. We will arrive around 10:00 o'clock and without losing any time we will begin our adventure. There is a dirt road at the end of the village, that we will take. After about 30 minutes, we reach Kostadinov Monastery, where we will take a complete inspection of this beautiful, sacred place. Once done, we head to the rock phenomenon the Eye, which is the fourth -most powerful energy center of Bulgaria after Rupee, Tsarichina and Madara. Next in line is the Direclia. To get to this monastery, we have to make a slight detour and return along the path to the Kostadin Monastery. We take the other path until we reach our desired destination. Here we will enjoy not only the cells of the monastery, but also the incredible view that opens in front of us. After we have charged with another dose of positive energy, we head along a path through the forest to Momina skala. Walking there is easy and very pleasant. When we are ready, we set off again through the forest to perhaps the most mystical of all the monasteries in the area, namely the Cell. To enter it, it is necessary to climb a wooden ladder, which is fixed at the entrance to the site itself. For dessert, there is Khankrumovsky monastery - a holy place imbued with mystery and mysticism. After exploring the area in detail, it is time for a short rest, photos and even meditation against the backdrop of the beauties before us. We rest well, drink a sip of water and head back to the village where we left our cars. We will go on a dirt road, which will take us down to the village of Troitsa. From there we have about 3 kilometers on the road to the village of Osmar and the place where we parked. An adventure in which, in one way or another, we were able to touch the lifestyle of the hesychast monks who lived in these magical places. Energized and smiling, we say "See you soon" and look forward to our next challenge.

Varna: Bulgaria/ Europe eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

10. Varna: Bulgaria/ Europe eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Say goodbye to the hassle of physical SIMs and finding mobile network operator stores with our e-SIM service. After purchase, you'll receive a QR code that you can scan on your compatible device to install the e-SIM wherever and whenever you need it. Choose from a range of data volumes, validity periods, and coverage options in different countries to stay connected with ease. Most iPhone models beyond XS support e-SIM, and follow our instructions in the photo session to check compatibility for other devices. Share the QR code via AirDrop or scan it to another device. Install the e-SIM by connecting to WiFi or a network, and remember to turn on roaming for the e-SIM. If you have trouble connecting to the network, consult our self-troubleshooting guide. lf you have a connected trip in Europe, just simply select the 42 European countries option, which covers:Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Aaland Islands, Isle of Man, Jersey, Russian Federation, Guernsey, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Gibraltar, Turkey. If your data is used-up? Simple, just buy another e-SIM to top-up. APN (Access Point Name): iboots Local Network:Telenor Bulgaria EAD/Bulgarian Telecommunications Company EAD

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4.8 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Super happy! amazing caves. We didn't expect to see so many places in one experience. unexpected places to visit to appreciate the peace and view of the place. The guide Do do was kind and helpful. The walks are a little challenging but all in a pleasant experience. highly recommend!

Really nice, comfortable bikes (although only 3 gears, harder for steep roads) The audio guide was nice and the staff was friendly giving some tips and even a free test ride on the automatic electric bike. Do not expect a live guide though, it's only the audio guide!

Very good but turns out we didn't get picked up from our hotel as stated when we made the booking. Had to pay for a Taxi.

tour was very good, interesting facts the tour guide was friendly and funny.

Great service! Great guide! Super app in 15 languages!