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Varna 10-in-1 Discovery Tour
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Varna 10-in-1 Discovery Tour

This full-day tour serves up a rich platter of Varna's ten most popular attractions. You'll start off by visiting resorts on the Black Sea coast, including the Monastery of Saints Constantine and Helena as well as Aladzha Monastery, a medieval cave monastery. You'll have free time in Galata, a beach town, before heading into Varna port itself for a sightseeing tour and free time in the centre. There'll be a stop at the Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral, the second largest cathedral in Bulgaria. Then it's out to the Stone Forest and your final destination, the Glass Museum in Beloslav.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Black Sea Coast Off-Road & Sailing Adventure
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Black Sea Coast Off-Road & Sailing Adventure

Adventure is the name of the game on this action-packed day trip. You'll travel through off-road terrains, discover the charms of rural Bulgaria, visit a bee farm and enjoy an afternoon cruise in the Black Sea off Balchik. Two excursions in one – a great day out.After hopping into a 4x4, you'll head deep into the countryside. There's a stop at a bee farm for a tasting and tour before heading to an air rifle shooting range. Here, you'll be able to try your hand at this Olympic sport before a typical picnic lunch with Bulgarian folk music and dancing. +Then, set off to Kranevo for a pic stop at Starata Cheshma. Next, we'll head to the historic port of Balchik to sail on a Black Sea cruise. You can cool off in the sea breeze as you navigate the rugged coastline. And after the sailing, you'll return your hotel by 4x4.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Black Sea Yacht Picnic
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Black Sea Yacht Picnic

Bulgaria's Black Sea coast is the star of the show on this boat trip. You'll sail northwards from Balchik, along the steep coast while enjoying some of life's little pleasures on board. There'll be unlimited beer and soft drinks and one mint cocktail to savour while you enjoy the music. The captain will then drop anchor, and we'll make our way to the beach for a buffet lunch. Expect a feast of traditional Bulgarian favourites – potato salad, cucumbers, tomato, cabbage, chicken steak and fruit. You'll then have time to chill on the beach, go for a swim or even play volleyball.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Varna Tour from Obzor
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Varna Tour from Obzor

Visit Varna for a shopping trip and a panoramic tour of the old town. You'll see all the city's top attractions and visit the multi-domed Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral and also enjoy free time to browse the shops in the Delta Planet Mall. We'll then drive northwards to Varna, with a photo stop at Galata on the Black Sea coast. Then it's on to the Delta Planet Mall, where you have free time to browse a large variety of shops in this modern shopping centre.You'll head then to the old town for a walking tour of the city centre, exploring its most attractive streets and enjoying exterior views of some of the city's most famous landmarks such as the railway station, the elegant University of Economics, Red Square, the city hall, the Archaeological Museum and the cathedral, which you'll be able to explore in detail. Enjoy some free time in the city before returning to Obzor.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Off-Road Forest Adventure
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Off-Road Forest Adventure

Off-roading is the real deal here with an epic 4x4 romp through forests and countryside. Another star turn are the views of the coastline while there's also time for a honey tasting and air rifle shooting.After being picked up, you'll waste no time in getting the adrenaline pumping. You'll set off on an off-road adventure, criss-crossing rugged terrain. All the while, you'll pass by plenty of country scenes and spot some wildlife, then stop at a bee farm. Meet the beekeeper, learn how pure natural honey is made and enjoy a tasting.We'll the cross woodlands to an air rifle shooting range, where you can try your hand at this Olympic sport. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a picnic in the forest with a typical Bulgarian spread – vegetable salad, roast mushrooms, chicken skewers, seasonal fruits, soft drinks wine, beer and rakia brandy – with music and dancing. Rounding off the adventure is a stop at Kranevo.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Nessebar Tour and Catamaran Cruise
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Nessebar Tour and Catamaran Cruise

This trip reveals the sights and sounds of Nessebar with an intimate guided tour – and we'll enhance it the best way imaginable. When you get to Nessebar, your guide will take you on a fascinating tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site, exploring its rich history, timber homes and narrow, winding streets. Then, you'll be welcomed on board the catamaran with a drink as we prepare to set sail across the bay and along the dramatic coastline. Dropping anchor in a suitably stunning spot, there'll be plenty of time for swimming and snorkelling while the attentive crew prepare a delicious lunch.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Cape Kaliakra and Balchik Tour
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Cape Kaliakra and Balchik Tour

The legends of Bulgaria's Black Sea coast come to life during this tour of Cape Kaliakra and Balchik. Your first stop is at a ceramic workshop en route to a snail farm in Bulgarevo. Here, you'll get to taste snail-based delicacies. Then it's on to Cape Kaliakra – entrance fee not included. Next, you'll head to the resort of Balchik for lunch and a tour of a former royal palace. Balchik's most famous resident was Queen Marie of Romania, who spent her last decade in her summer palace.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Pirate Boat from Obzor
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Pirate Boat from Obzor

Have your kids got what it takes to be pirates of the Black Sea? Then the Pinta Varna pirate ship party is the place to go. With sea battles, lots of water pistols and plenty of noise, they'll have an absolute ball. There's also a full animation programme with on-board games dancing, surprises and plenty of laughs. And your little pirates will be fed, too.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Black Sea Cruise
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Black Sea Cruise

For the perfect vantage point to explore the beauty of the Black Sea coastline, this half-day tour is sure to please. You'll set out from the seaport of Varna on a motor yacht. And once on board, you'll be able to relax on deck, taking in the sweeping views of beaches, cliffs and Varna city while being pampered by the attentive crew. A late lunch featuring barbecued fish with all the trimmings will be served. Drinks are included and there'll be a bit of light entertainment to top it all off.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Nessebar walking tour from Varna
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Nessebar walking tour from Varna

Each step you take in the narrow, cobbled streets of Nessebar is a step back in time. Such is the wealth of history crammed into this narrow peninsula that it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During this guided walk, you'll discover some of the old town's dozen or so churches, with the oldest dating back to the fifth century and stroll past charming timber houses with overhanging upper floors. Visit the richly decorated St Stephen's Church and admire the walls festooned with frescos. If you take the lunch option, you'll then head to a restaurant with views of the Black Sea for a three-course feast.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Varna & Stone Forest VIP Tour
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Varna & Stone Forest VIP Tour

There's a healthy mix of sightseeing and culture on this tour, and with an extra special VIP touch, you'll get to travel in comfort aboard eight-seater minivans. Your trip will begin with a panoramic drive through the countryside into Varna where you'll jump off for a walking tour. Afterwards, you'll continue on to Stone Forest, an incredible desert landscape filled with standing stones. Visit the Museum of Mosaics in Devnya, then partake in a local custom – rakia tasting. To do this, you'll head to Beloslav and drop in on the distillery there. Then you'll call in at ‘Dom Kasata' restaurant for a typical Bulgarian lunch.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Nessebar OId Town Private Tour
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Nessebar OId Town Private Tour

The Pearl of the Black Sea is a treasure trove of churches and wooden homes straight out of a fairytale. With a car or minivan and guide at your disposal, this private tour of Nessebar shows you around the Old Town's best bits. Learn all about the city's history and visit Byzantine St Stephen's Church, whose walls are decorated with priceless frescos.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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