This tour packs in heritage, culture and folklore during your visit to Nessebar. And after exploring this historic town – known as the ‘pearl of the Black Sea' – you'll end your day on a scintillating high with a full-throated Bulgarian village feast.
You'll begin with a guided walking tour of Nessebar old town of, which is crammed into a narrow peninsula jutting out into the Black Sea. Such is its wealth of history that Nessebar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – it's about the same size as the Vatican but with more churches. Winding streets and alleys of old timber homes lead you to tree-lined plazas with ruined Byzantine churches. There'll be some free time before the day's climax.
We'll then head to a nearby village for a proper Bulgarian banquet at a folk-themed restaurant. The highlight of the evening, tough, is the performance by the ‘nestinari' – those who dance barefoot over the smouldering embers of a fire.