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Tempora Travel Day Tours Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria
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About Tempora Travel Day Tours Bulgaria
Tempora Travel is a licensed TO with 15 years of background. Our philosophy focuses on designing unforgettable experiences which do not follow the standard formula of traveling. As local guides ourselves, we have the knowledge and practice to provide our customers with a unique insight into the Bulgarian cultural lifestyle. We believe a successful trip is a story that sticks for a lifetime!
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Tours and Tickets by Tempora Travel Day Tours Bulgaria

Sofia Morning Walking Tour with Traditional Bulgarian Breakfast Tasting

Empty your stomachs because on this tour you will taste one of the most typical breakfast specialties in the Bulgarian cuisine. Wake up like a true Bulgarian and start your day with a glass of Boza and a piece of Banitsa. Follow your leader for a historical walk around the city center after which you will get the chance to try the notorious Bulgarian Mekitsi with homemade jam and honey – a favorite breakfast dish for children and adults. Don’t miss trying our national yogurt morning drink called Ayran. Except for low blood pressure, the magical drink also cures a heavy hangover. That is why it became the preferred drink by the youngsters nowadays.

Highlights of the tour:
- Russian Church
- National Gallery
- National Theatre
- The Presidency
- St. Nedelya Church
- St. George’s Rotunda
- Roman ruins of Serdica
- Banya Bashi Mosque
- Central Market Hall
- Central Baths
- St. Sofia Church
- St. Aleksander Nevski Cathedral
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3 hours
from $48.53

Exclusive Sofia Full Day Tour with Vitosha Mountain Panoramic Drive

Sofia Full Day Tour is a brilliant way to get an overview of the city and experience the local atmosphere for a day. Start the day with a walking tour around the beautiful center of this 7,000-years-old capital. Your tour leader will reveal not only the main sites in the area but also Sofia’s well-kept secrets and places. Highlights of the Walking Tour:
- Bulgarian Parliament
- Russian Church
- National Gallery
- National Theatre
- The Presidency
- St. Nedelya Church
- St. George’s Rotunda
- Largo Complex
- Roman ruins of Serdica
- Banya Bashi Mosque
- Central Market Hall
- Central Baths
- The Synagogue
- St. Sofia Church
- St. Aleksander Nevski Cathedral
- Sofia University
- National Library
- Vasil Levski monument
- Shipka and Oborishte streets
- Eagle’s Bridge
- Visit of all major landmarks in Sofia

The tour continues through the city and less known places which we will explore by vehicle. Vitosha Mountain Lunch and Boyana Church visit will be the last stops for the day.
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6 hours
from $87.61

Afternoon Sofia Walking Tour & Wine Experience

Spend the afternoon exploring the hidden and less known gems of the capital. Your tour leader will take you through narrow streets and charming neighborhoods while revealing the stories of the local people once living there. Special attention is put on the notorious architecture of the buildings that you are going to see. You will learn about the different periods of Sofia’s history and how each one of them reflected in the construction of the city through the years. On top of that, you will have the chance to taste some of the best wine selections produced in Bulgaria and to try some delicious local meze specialties.
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3 hours
from $52.15

Day Tour from Plovdiv - Magical Koprivshtitsa, Landscapes & Wine

Embark on a journey through the most picturesque part in the country- the central Balkans. Pass the valley of wine and admire the breathtaking views which the two surrounding mountains – Sredna Gora and Stara Planina are hiding in their foot. Visit Koprivshtitsa - one of the most historical towns in Bulgaria, preserving the highest number of authentic houses and monuments from the 19th century. You will learn about Bulgarian Renaissance architecture and its peculiar elements. Our lovely hosts in Koprivshtitsa will introduce you to the most traditional dishes in the region, revealing the secrets of these long-kept recipes. In the end, take your time and relax in the surroundings of the beautiful vineyards of Starosel winery and indulge into the exquisite flavors of one of the best wine selections in the valley of the Thracian kings.
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8 hours
from $177.48

Day Tour Rose Valley from Plovdiv - In the Footsteps of Rosa Damascena

Follow the steps of the notorious Rosa Damascena and learn about the cultivation of the flower and the traditions embedded in its history. On this tour, you will have the unique opportunity to enter a rose distillery and observe the process of rose oil extraction performed by the local people every year. Get the chance to taste some rose food specialties and to learn more about the rosebud picking rituals. Also, you will pass by some of the most historical towns in the valley which still preserve the rebellious spirit of the local population that lead to the wars against the Ottoman empire. Driving up the scenic road towards Shipka Pass, you will have plenty of time to admire the breathtaking views which will open after every turn, revealing the beauty of the surrounding Balkan Mountain Range. The Shipka Monument is one of the symbols of Bulgarian struggle for political, cultural and religious freedom and independence.
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8 hours
from $184.30

Eastern Rhodopes Day Tour from Plovdiv - Thracian Tombs, History & Wine Culture

Travel back in time and visit one of the most preserved Thracian tombs on the territory of Bulgaria. While admiring the stunning paintings on the ceilings, you will learn about the history of Thracian people and the traditions behind their ritual ceremonies. Following such an enchanting meeting with the ancient times, you will head towards the city of Haskovo, where you will get the chance to see the tallest statue of Virgin Mary and Christ in the world. Trying the local cuisine will be one of the highlights of this tour. Our lovely hosts will reveal the secrets behind Bulgarian culinary making. The journey ends with a stop at one of the few known monasteries in Bulgaria hiding a fascinating history behind its walls. Finally, take a moment to relax in the countryside surrounded by blossomed vinayards and the pleasant aroma of the Bulgaria Mavrud wine.
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8 hours
from $191.13

Day Tour from Plovdiv full with History, Nature & Forgotten Village Experiences

Discover the ancient history and stunning nature of the Rhodope Mountains within an hour drive from Plovdiv. This tour will not only introduce you to the area's most prominent architecture examples - Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery, but also will lead you deep into the roots and traditions of the local people. You will visit a village which locals refer to as 'the village where time has stopped'. Not visited by many tourists today, this place still preserves the authentic lifestyle and architecture of its dwellers. You will get the chance to taste the most delicious specialities of the region made by our lovely hosts who have prepared a bag of stories for you. Your adventure ends with the magnificent natural phenomena - The Wonder Bridges, which fascinated its visitors with its grandeur beauty and mystical energy.
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8 hours
from $163.82

Full Day Rhodope Mountains from Plovdiv - Bachkovo, Shiroka Laka and Vacha Dam

Embark on this journey through one of the most picturesque roads in the Rhodopes. Visit the second biggest monastery in the country and hear the incredible stories that are hiding within its confines. This tour will give you a unique opportunity to indulge in the traditional lifestyle of Rhodope people and to experience their food culture. Stopping at Shiroka Laka village, you will be introduced to the authentic architecture of the houses there. Our hosts will welcome you to take a look at the beautiful wood carved ceilings adorning the interiors of these monuments of history. Shiroka Laka is also famous as the birthplace of the unique folklore Rhodope music. After enjoying your specially prepared organic lunch, we will head back to Plovdiv passing through the scenic road of Vacha Dam. There, you will have the time to relax and drink your afternoon cup of tea/coffee while admiring the breathtaking view of the dam in front of you.
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8 hours
from $169.29

Wine Day Tour from Plovdiv - Thracian Vineyards, Batak & Tsigov Chark Lake

On this day tour, you will get lost in the Bulgarian history and nature – literally! We are heading to one of the most beautiful and enchanting mountains – the Rhodope Mountains. Ancient customs and traditions still echo back through the fields of this picturesque landscape. Stroll around the vast valley of the Thracian Kings and visit one of the oldest Roman/Christian religion settlements in Bulgaria. Admire the beautiful frescoes on its ceiling. Despite their scarcity, your guide, who is an art historian herself, will reveal some of the most intriguing artistic practices of early Christian times. Try some of the best wine selection of the region and learn about Bulgarian winemaking techniques. Following a typical lunch which our lovely hosts will prepare from their self-grown products, we will continue to the historical town of Batak where you will learn more about one of the most dramatic moments in Bulgarian history. The tour ends on the shore of the beautiful lake Tsigov Chark.
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8 hours
from $159.03
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karnie53 wrote a review Jul 2019
Lakeville, Minnesota106 contributions15 helpful votes
With 2 friends visiting from the US, we took this day tour on a Saturday. Not everything went as planned, but the guide and driver were great! In Chiprovtsi, we met with a local artist rather than visiting the museum. She was wonderful in explaining her craft, letting us each sit at her loom and try weaving, etc. She had many beautiful examples of weaving as well. We did not visit the museum but, since I've been there before. I felt this was an equivelant experience. The wine tasting was interesting and we had good explanations, tasting of 4 wines (with snacks) and opportunity to purchase. We also visited an old country church with explanations in English that were quite interesting. Due to recent defacing of the Magura Cave, it was closed and we visited another local cave that was interesting. We also had lunch at a great traditional restaurant in the countryside and visited the Belogradchik rocks and Fortress. Entrance fees were paid and we only had to purchase our lunch and any souveniers. The adventure part came with the van we were riding in breaking down in between sites. We walked a short distance to the church and cave, which was okay since the weather wasn't extremely hot. Another car picked us up to take us to Belogradchik, where we were reunited with the van for the trip back to Sofia. Unfortunately, the van stopped again about 30 minutes from Sofia and we waited for almost 2 hours for a tow truck. The guide and driver were very apologetic and took us home in taxis after dropping off the van. These things happen unexpectedly and we felt they did what they could to make it work, as well as handling the situation with grace. The actual purchased part of our tour was all great and more time than indicated. The additional car adventure was just something that happened.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from temporatravel, Manager at Tempora Travel Day Tours Bulgaria
Responded Jul 23, 2019
Dear Kathryn, Thank you very much for the lovely feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconveniences caused during the tour one more time! Regards, Tempora Travel
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Petar M wrote a review May 2019
Sofia, Bulgaria1 contribution
The Rila Mountain Village Experience is a must do if you really want to taste the Bulgarian authentic lifestyle. Our host was very welcoming and she explained with great passion the story about the bean dish recipe and the ways it can be prepared. The recipe has been passing from generation to generation. The whole lunch was so delicious - much better than in any of the restaurants we have eaten in Bulgaria. You got to see how local people live in their villages, becoming part of their culture! That was really exciting! The off-road mountain trip was totally worth it also since you get to a panoramic view from where all the surrounding mountains are visible. Strongly recommended!
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Giuliana L wrote a review May 2019
Sao Paulo, SP4 contributions
We have visited the Glozhen monastery and Saeva Dupka Cave with this company, and we were very satisfied. When we travelled with them there was no choice for forgotten recipes tasting and now I am really curious to come again and try this. The tour was very well organized, in comparison to the service in Bulgaria in general. The guide was knowledgeable. I liked the idea of exploring places that are rare visited by tourists.Not to mention, the beauty of the region and the amazing views from the monastery. Recommended!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Karin wrote a review Mar 2019
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Me and my friends decided to go to Batak lake, during the whole trip we’ve seen extraordinary views and also the degustation was amazing, we enjoyed it so much. If you would like to experience the Bulgarian culture and history this is the trip for you.
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Jane wrote a review Mar 2019
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We were picked up at the front of our hotel in a nice SUV and began our journey. The tour included a delicious private gourmet lunch. We felt comfortable the entire time and were encouraged to get out and explore when we made stops. We were able to see many places that were devoid of tourists. Lots of scenic views. It was very informative and fun! We felt like we got to see some hidden gems of Bulgaria.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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