Bulgaria And Serbia In One Day Tour From Sofia

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The tour starts from your hotel. The first stop will be Boyana Church, situated in Sofia. Afterwards head toward Poganovo Monastery in Serbia.  After approximately two and a half hours transfer you reach your destination.There you will have the chance to enjoy the Holy Cloister and have a traditional Serbian lunch in the nearby restaurant. After lunch it is time for transfer back to Sofia. The tour ends at your hotel.

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  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Get inside tips from a local
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After pickup from your Sofia hotel, start your tour with a visit to Boyana Church – declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, and located on the outskirts of Sofia.

Hop out of your air-conditioned vehicle to take a tour of this beautiful church. Consisting of three parts — a design used in Byzantine architecture — its Greek cross ground plan is topped with a dome and framed by richly decorated facades with ceramic elements.

Head inside to view the interior, home to several layers of wall paintings from the 11th, 13th, 15th to 17th, and 19th centuries, and composed of 89 different scenes with 240 human figures depicted individually or together.

The church mainly owes its fame to those created in the 13th century — 1259 to be exact — and that reflect Bulgarian medieval culture. According to the experts, the style of the paintings from this period echoes that of the Renaissance while predating the movement.

Having explored here, make the roughly 2.5-hour journey across the border and into Serbia to the Poganovo Monastery.

This famous monastery, with its Church dedicated to St. John the Theologian, was built in the last decade of the 14th century, most probably by the powerful Serbian nobleman, Konstantin Dejanovich Dragash, the nephew of King Dusan and one of the last Serbian rulers before the fall of the Serbian medieval state to the Ottoman Empire.

Admire the breathtaking surrounding landscapes and soak up the tranquility and spiritual atmosphere of the monastery as you explore. The highlights are the monastery’s fresco paintings, created in 1499 by artistic masters from northern Greece, and which rank among the Balkan masterpieces of the time.

After a traditional Serbian lunch at a nearby restaurant, and having visited two of Bulgaria’s and Serbia’s most impressive historical sights, return to Sofia, where your trip ends with a drop-off at your hotel.
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Inclusions for Bulgaria And Serbia In One Day Tour From Sofia

  • Professional guide
  • Driver
  • Transport by modern vehicle
  • Entrance fee for Boyana Church
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Exclusions for Bulgaria And Serbia In One Day Tour From Sofia

  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Our guide Todor was so knowledgeable about the area. He was very nice and friendly to accommodate our needs quite well. We although requested some out-of-schedule request like viewing the boarder town in Serbia, asking for extra photo stops, etc. I find him a legend as he speaks 4 languages ! He took a good care of us throughout the day

  • There really wasn't a lot to see in the tour. Our tour guide couldn't find our hotel and called and asked me for directions really, like a tourist would be able to give local directions....after picking us up, she stopped to gas up the car. not impressed with that However, the place she took us for local food in Serbia was amazing. I wouldn't recommend the tour unless a few things were added.

  • A really excellent day. I was the only traveller and so it was effectively a private tour. My guide - Todor Nedkov - spoke perfect English, was extremely knowledgeable in all matters, patiently answered my constant questions and was very flexible in adjusting the schedule to meet my needs. The trip commences with a short visit to Boyana Church on the edge of Sofia all trips to Boyana are of necessity short, but worth seeing. It is then off to Serbia, a couple of hours away. Whilst the two countries partly merge into one another - the borders and populations having changed over the centuries - it is also apparent that you are somewhere 'different'. The countryside is mountainous and beautiful and would be a delight for hikers. The monastery is in a peaceful, delightful location, with superb frescoes. A variety of souvenirs are available, along with local food and alochol from street vendors Serbia has its own currency, which is difficult to obtain, but everyone was happy to accept Bulgarian leva. We had a late lunch on the return journey, and which was very pleasant. All in all, a very enjoyable experience.

  • Fortunate to have my own tour guide as I was the only one booked that day. The tour guide Ivan was excellent, relaxed and informative. The monastery and other places we visited were stunning, peaceful and full of history. You get to try some local food and alcohol if you wish and it was just a great day out. Would recommend this tour highly, be aware you may have to wait at the border but usually for not too long. Cannot wait to go back and do this tour and others with my friends

USD 75.27