Tours and Tickets by V Travel
Skopje North Macedonia Day Tour from Sofia
Explore Macedonia’s ancient capital city on this all-day guided tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, catch spectacular mountain views before beginning a walking tour of Skopje. Learn the fascinating history of this cultural crossroads from an informative local guide. Visit important sites like a memorial dedicated to Mother Teresa, the city’s oldest church, St. Saviour, and Skopje’s historic fortress.
Full-day Nis and Serbian History Tour from Sofia
Grab your passport and head over the border to Serbia on this full-day tour of Nis from Sofia. Learn about the turbulent history of former Yugoslavia as you visit the Nis concentration camp; visit city sights including the Roman ruins of Mediana, the Skull Tower, and the Nisava riverfront; and sample delicious Serbian cuisine with lunch (own expense) at a local grill house.
Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting Tour
This private tour of World Heritage–listed Rila Monastery includes a tasting at Medi Valley, a classic winery with locally produced wines. Travel in the comfort of your private vehicle to the country’s largest monastery, where your own personal guide points out 19th-century paintings depicting the Bulgarian Renaissance. Admire the beauty of the Rila mountains en route to the winery, where you’ll sample five different wines and learn more about the region.
Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia
Lovers of landscapes will adore this guided, small-group tour to the rocky vistas around Belogradchik town. Travel through the Balkan Mountains to Belogradchik, then admire the spectacular rock formations and ancient fortress. Enjoy the stalagmites and stalactites of Venetsa Cave and—if there’s time—see the towering Vratsata Gorge before your guide returns you to your hotel.
Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Shuttle Tour
Though two Bulgarian UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located within driving distance of Sofia, it can be tough to visit these historical sights without renting a car. Leave the driving to your guide on this full-day sightseeing excursion from Sofia, with easy travel to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church. From 13th century murals to Bulgarian Revival painting, Rila Mountain landscapes to medieval structures, this tour is not to be missed.
8 hours 30 minutes
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Kitty wrote a review Aug 2020
Review of: Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia
Unfortunately I had to cancel this tour because I was ill (and we all know that during this pandemic situation we can't take any risk, not for ourselves and not for the others). We agreed on doing the tour on another day, but unfortunately after my cancellation all the communication stopped and I didn't receive responses to my messages. So at the end, I didn't do any tour and I didn't get a refund either. I was only told that the touroperator didn't feel any responsibility. So if you are looking for a friendly touroperator with good communication skills than I can't recommend this one. But the tour might be awesome, I have no idea.…
Date of experience: August 2020
scooterdu wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California84 contributions33 helpful votes
Went in February. I'll go over the positives - in the winter there's not a lot of tourists, and the wait time at the border is not long. I am indeed a self loathing tourist. Our tour guide, Mikhail, was amazing. Super friendly, good driver, and really knew the history of his country and the surrounding Balkans. I love when tour guides tell you the good and bad moments of their history The only negative is, well, in winter it's pretty cold. Great experience from start to finish.…
Date of experience: February 2020
JehanCarew wrote a review Feb 2020
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom286 contributions9 helpful votes
Review of: Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting Tour
This is a place not to be missed. It has a certain about of charm and the artistry on the wall is immense/ strikingly beautiful. We went to the Rila Monastery and the Boyana trip for as the wine tasting tour is out of season at the moment. Michael the tour guide looked after us and explained the history of the place. We went in February and it even snowed. They also stop for lunch at a quaint restaurant that had a fire. Try the fresh trout if you like fish. Definitely a lovely trip to go on.…
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Responded Feb 29, 2020
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Sutton Coldfield167 contributions190 helpful votes
Review of: Skopje North Macedonia Day Tour from Sofia
A long day (4 hours each way) but so very enjoyable! We were collected by our Guide Ivan, who was super professional & knowledgable, whilst also friendly. A great combination & our group of 3 girls felt very safe in his company. The drive was very pretty once off the Highway & it was lovely to see some of the Bulgarian/North Macedonian countryside. Ivan was flexible with pitstops according to needs. Skopje is a really interesting place to visit. So much history & it retains a more Eastern feel than its neighbour. The post earthquake regeneration is pretty impressive, certainly a lot of statutes to admire! Lunch was very pleasant & I loved seeing where Mother Teresa was born. If you have time whilst in Sofia, this is a great way to spend a day & get a taste of another country. Recommended.…
Date of experience: January 2020