Day trip

From Sofia: Rupite and North Macedonia Private Day Trip

From Sofia: Rupite and North Macedonia Private Day Trip

From US$ 135.81 per person

Visit Rupite, the sacred sanctuary of the prophet Vanga, and continue into North Macedonia for a relaxing visit to the Swan Lake Complex. On the return trip, visit the medieval remains of King Samuil's fortress.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup will be provided from Sofia-area hotels at 8:00 AM. Please wait outside at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time.
Private group


  • Visit Rupite, considered a sacred and energetic place
  • Enjoy a lunch break in North Macedonia and relax in the Swan Lake complex
  • See the remains of the medieval King Samuil's fortress
Full description
The day starts at 8:00 AM with pickup from your accommodation in Sofia. Travel approximately 2.5-hours to Rupite and explore the sanctuary associated with the famous Bulgarian prophet, Vanga. See where Vanga spent the last years of her life and visit the church of Saint Petka, with its different styles of frescoes and icon paintings.  Next, cross the border into North Macedonia and visit the Swan Lake complex. Explore the lush park and try the local cuisine while admiring the natural surroundings.  On the return journey, you will stop one more time on the Bulgarian side to see the remains of the medieval King Samuil's fortress. Learn about the tragic battle between the Bulgarians and Byzantines in 1014 and explore the very site where it happened.  Return to the bus for the trip to Sofia. Hotel drop-off will be provided at around 7:00 PM.
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned transportation with WiFi
  • Full-day tour to Rupite and North Macedonia
  • Entrance fees (1-2 Euros)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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