Take a time-travel adventure to Historical Park – Europe's newest history-themed attraction. Journey through Bulgaria's past from the days of ancient Thrace and Rome, to the Medieval age of knights and chivalry. With falconry displays, spectacular sword fights and huge replicas of each era's magnificent towns, you'll feel like you're really there.
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.
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.
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.
Rustic villages and rocky trails are the staples of this exhilarating off-road tour from Obzor to the Balkan Mountains. After zigzagging along uneven tracks, your first stop is at Dyulino, a village whose 400 inhabitants make it a virtual metropolis in this remote corner. Drop into its ethnographic exhibition before hitting the road again to Solnik – a village famed for its rakia distillery. It's then time for some air rifle shooting in a local beauty spot before a well-deserved lunch. You'll drop into the home of a local and feast on traditional Bulgarian fare all washed down with rakia.
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.
They call Nessebar the ‘Pearl of Black Sea' for a reason – it's a treasure chest of cultural heritage without parallel in Bulgaria's coast. After pick-up in Obzor, you'll head to Nessebar and on arrival begin with a guided walking tour of the old town. Such is the wealth of history packed into the old town that Nessebar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the richly decorated St Stephen's Church and admire the walls festooned with frescos. You'll stop by a local restaurant famed for its sea views and enjoy a delicious three-course lunch. There's also some free time to explore the town on your own.
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.
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.
Immerse yourself in the Bulgarian countryside on this swashbuckling tour. Head to Kalimantsi, where you'll hop into a 4x4. After a scenic drive, we'll go off-road, crossing a river and a forest near Pripek. Visit a distillery and taste the local rakia brandy. Next, try your hand with a bow and arrow and an air rifle before visiting an ethnographic museum.
As rip-roaring Bulgarian nights go, few can hold a candle to an evening at Khan's Tent. Known as Hanska Shatra to the locals, this venue in the hills overlooking Sunny Beach is located where the medieval Khan Krum set up camp to besiege Nesebar. And Bulgarian history and heritage are very much a part of the Khan's Tent experience. After transfer to the venue, you'll sit down for a four-course dinner – with a bottle of wine – and witness amazing performances, ranging from acrobatics to choreographed dances and featuring popular live music. Impressive doesn't even begin to describe it.
Everything that makes Bulgaria special features on this day trip from Varna. The Roman Thermae in the centre of Varna will be your first stop of the day. And what an impressive start – you'll wander through the largest surviving ancient building in Bulgaria with your guide. Afterwards, you'll head to the hidden village of Solnik. Here, you'll stop off at Granny Radka's where you'll be warmly welcomed into the house and gardens. Try some local brandy and tuck into a tasty lunch. A folkloric song and dance performance will then round off the 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.
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.
This is an afternoon for the whole family to join, combining sightseeing with some fun and games. Every member of the family has a place on this tour, and the action kicks off at the Glass Museum. But instead of simply taking a look around, you'll be part of the fun with a live glassmaking demonstration. There'll also be a workshop for the kids to paint a small glass bottle to take as a souvenir, too. Then, you'll head for Varna Mall to play before you make your way to Varna Port. Here, board the boat that'll take you out into the bay on a panoramic cruise complete with beer, wine and soft drinks at your fingertips.
One laboratory. 60 minutes to escape. Following the mysterious disappearance of Dr Freeman, you and your team must find clues, solve puzzles and unearth the secrets of his experiments in your bid for freedom. A mix of mental and logical challenges await as you concentrate on one thing – escaping. Have you got what it takes to make it out in time?
Bulgaria's buzz will infect you from the go during this trip to inland hideaways. We'll drive inland to the village of Kosharitsa to taste the pure natural honey as well as the mead and sweet honey brandy produced here. Back on the road, head to the highland hamlet of Kozichino. See a wool-carding machine at work and yoghurt made. Drop by a distillery to taste some brandy and to witness a performance of folkloric songs and dances before breaking for lunch at Kladeneca restaurant. Then, you'll visit a winery in Medovo for wine tastings followed by some free time.
In the woodlands above Golden Sands bay you'll find one of the most exhilarating folk nights in Bulgaria. We'll pick you up from your resort and take you to the venue, where you'll be welcomed in the traditional Bulgarian way with a round loaf, red pepper, salt and a glass of brandy. Sit down at your table and savour the buffet dinner of Bulgarian salads, starters, main courses and desserts. And make sure you keep enough space for beer and wine as they're self-service from the barrel – all night long. It'll be a night full of surprises as each act will keep you guessing with so many dances and songs.
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.
Escape to another world at Action Aquapark in Sunny Beach with this exhilarating full day trip. Grab a buoy and head to the Uphill Navigator water roller coaster, which takes you up, down, in and out for more than 160 metres through a kaleidoscope of tunnels. And if your dare, Extreme hits speeds of up to 70km/h. A kid's pool, an Adventure Island and a Water Castle mean there's plenty to keep the children occupied. There are also attractions for all the family such as the Giant Slide, the Crazy River and the Wave Pool as well as a mini Zoo. A shuttle bus departing from Obzor drops you off at the park.