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Nessebar: 4-Hour Boat Tour incl. Fishing, Lunch & Drinks

1. Nessebar: 4-Hour Boat Tour incl. Fishing, Lunch & Drinks

Explore the bays of Nessebar, Ravda, and Pomorie on this half-day boat cruise. Admire the stunning views of the sea's coastline and spend your time swimming, sunbathing, or fishing. Listen to the guided commentary, get insights on the region, and learn about the area's wildlife and ecosystem. Enjoy a delicious barbecue on the deck, accompanied by unlimited drinks from the boat's open bar. Soak in the views of the area's marvelous bays as you drift by. Take a dip in the sea or relax with a cold drink. Use the fishing equipment provided on board to test your skills. Cast off, and maybe even catch a local fish or two.

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

2. 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.

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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 the perfect souvenir.

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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.

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Varna: Kamchia River Kayaking Day Tour

5. 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 and return to your hotel.

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Sunny Beach: Private 4-Hour Jeep Safari Experience & Lunch

6. Sunny Beach: Private 4-Hour Jeep Safari Experience & Lunch

Take a break from sunbathing at the beach and join this half-day safari jeep trip. Tour Nessebar and explore the area’s often-overlooked rural countryside with a professional guide. As you drive, take the opportunity to snap some amazing photos of Nessebar and Sunny Beach. Then, use binoculars to observe the impressive Kalina dunes, getting unique up-close views of the dunes. Avoid the hassle of finding a suitable lunch spot as your guide leads you to the perfect place for a Bulgarian lunch. Afterward, look forward to games, gold panning, and a traditional dance show. This is the ideal way to keep you and your friends or family entertained.

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Burgas: Return Boat Trip to St. Anastasia Island

7. Burgas: Return Boat Trip to St. Anastasia Island

Hop on a ferry and cruise across the Black Sea, to reach a small island possessing a rich history. St. Anastasia Island was raided by pirates, and later on used as a prison camp for communists. The ferry ride from the port of Burgas to the island will only take 40 minutes. Once you set foot on St. Anastasia, be ready to dive into the thrilling past of Bulgaria's only inhabited island. Wander the grounds of the medieval monastery and pay a visit to its museum to learn about the island's colorful past.  Enjoy the quietness of this charming island, admire the panoramic views over the Black Sea, or simply sit down for a picnic.

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Varna: Buggy, Go-Kart and Paintball Experience

8. 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.

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Varna: 5-Hour Museum and Monastery Tour

9. 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 picturesque location and preserved frescoes are absolutely unique and a highlight of every trip to Bulgaria. On the way back you will stop for a cup of coffee in the seaside resort Golden Sands before returning back to your hotel in Varna.

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Varna: Self-Guided Retro Museum Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Burgas

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 179 reviews

Discovery day of the city by Natalia, a researcher in history at the University of Varna who made us discover Her city. Tasting of Bulgarian specialties and wines with Dimo, a member of the Varna wine lovers club. Thanks to them two, we were able to enrich our stay with unusual discoveries. A big thank you for this trip to Bulgarian flavors. Damien & Charlotte.

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!

The attractions themselves were very fun! The actually included transfer was canceled 16 hours before the start ... Thank goodness a return trip from the Golden Sands via taxi to 50 leva (25 euros)

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

A very nice boat trip. The captain and his family are very hospitable and the food is delicious.