DAY TRIPS FROM SUNNY BEACH AND NESSEBAR


Find amazing day trip options from Sunny Beach Resort and diversify your holiday while in Bulgaria. We offer a great selection of regular day trips from Sunny Beach and below you could find all our trips for the period between May 2018 and September 2018. Leading Tours is in collaboration with some of the best Bulgarian travel companies, providing services to almost all fascinating places in the country.

 Wonderful quality and friendly atmosphere

 Exceptionally affordable prices

 Professional English, German and Russian speaking guides

Pick-up points from Sunny Beach, Nessebar, St. Vlas, Elenite and Ravda

 Excellent customer service

 Splendid diversity of trips and tours

 Prompt response to your enquiry

Book online and pay upon confirmation. We accept Visa, Master and Maestro cards. 

SOZOPOL AND ROPOTAMO RIVER - (Southern Coast)

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Morning departure. Drive along the picturesque Southern Black Sea Coast from Sunny Beach to Ropotamo River. Enjoy a motor boat mini-cruise on Ropotamo River, located graciously in Strandzha Mountain. Visit the charming old town of Sozopol – the ancient city of Apollonia. Experience a sightseeing tour along the medieval streets of the town’s Old Quarter and visit the small, but unique Church of “Holy Mother of God” from 18th century, featuring an exquisitely carved iconostasis. Have a traditional lunch in the town’s centre. On the way back you will stop at the Shopping Mall of Burgas for about an hour. Bourgas is the fourth largest city in Bulgaria. Free time in the local Shopping Mall. Late afternoon return. 

Days: Tuesday and Saturday

Please note: the boat trip on Saturdays is in the bay of Sozopol, exploring the ancient ruins around the coastline of the old town. Ropotamo river is skipped on Saturday tours.

Time of departure: 08:00h

Duration: 9 hours

PriceGBP
Adults (12+)£18
Children£10
Inclusions

transportation;  lunch;  motor boat cruise;   Tour guiding services

BALCHIK PALACE AND CAPE KALIAKRA - (Northern Coast)

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Morning departure. Experience a great panoramic drive along the Black Sea Coast to Balchik. Visit one of the most splendid Botanical Gardens in East Europe and the fascinating summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria, known as the Palace of Balchik. Have an informative wine tasting session and free time to enjoy the marvellous Botanical Gardens. An exciting traditional lunch awaits. Discover the magnificent Kaliakra Cape – a site of many dramatic events throughout the ages. Visit the amazing cape, stretching 2km inside the Black Sea. A brief refreshing stop in Varna on the way back.  Late afternoon return.

Days: Monday and Thursday

Time of departure: 08:00h

Duration: 11 hours

PriceGBP
Adults (12+)£27
Children£14
Inclusions

transportation;  lunch;  wine session; entrance fees;   Tour guiding services

VARNA AND ALADZHA MONASTERY + Dolphin Show - (Northern Coast)

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Morning departure. Enjoy a drive along the Northern Black Sea Coast across the ridges of the Balkan Mountains. Discover the mysterious 13th century Rocky Monastery of Aladzha, once an arena of mighty monks. Reveal its secrets and find out more about their unique lifestyle. Visit the city of Varna, which is known as the maritime capital of Bulgaria and the third largest city in the country. Have a delightful lunch and some free time in the city centre.  Visit the gorgeous Varna Dolphinarium, enjoying a remarkable dolphin show performance. Late afternoon return.

Days: Thursday and Sunday

Time of departure: 08:00h

Duration: 11 hours

PriceGBP
Adults (12+)£27
Children£17
Inclusions

transportation;  lunch;  Dolphin Show; entrance fees;   Tour guiding services

THE BLUE MOUNTAINS AND ZHERAVNA VILLAGE - (Central East Bulgaria)

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Morning departure; Enjoy a drive across the picturesque hills of the Balkan Mountains towards central Bulgaria. Visit the fascinating village of Zheravna that has preserved a multitude of 18th-19th century architectural ensembles. Walk through its quaint cobbled streets and discover the essence of the Bulgarian architecture and unique traditions.  Visit the orthodox church of St. Nicholas, housing an exquisite icon exhibition. Have a lunch in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant. Visit the beautiful “Blue Mountains” & Karandila National Park and enjoy an outstandingly exciting open-air chair-lift ride down its slopes. Experience charming wine tasting of local wines and have an informative tour of the winery with a Local Specialist. Late afternoon return.

Days: Saturday

Time of departure: 08:00h

Duration: 11 hours

PriceGBP
Adults (12+)£30
Children£15
Inclusions

transportation;  lunch;  admission fee for the lift ; entrance fees;   wine tasting session; Tour guiding services

Admission to chairlift – 10lv (approx £5) paid on spot (optional service)

TRADITIONAL BULGARIAN EVENING - (close to Sunny Beach)

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Late afternoon departure. Heading towards an authentic Bulgarian village, located inland, approximately 20km/12miles from Sunny Beach resort. Explore the countryside scenery of the country. Enjoy an exciting dinner at an open-air theme restaurant. The dinner includes four courses from the traditional Bulgaria cuisine, as well as unlimited quantity of wine, draught from the barrels. Experience an amazing folklore show and witness one of the most secretive and unique rituals in the world, known as “Nestinarstvo”. This ritual is commonly known as “Fire Dancing”. Have tremendous fun, dance and enjoy your night to the fullest.  Late evening return.

Days: Wednesday and Sunday

Time of departure: 18:30h

Duration: 5 hours

PriceGBP
Adults (12+)£18
Children£9
Inclusions

 transportation; dinner and beverages;  folklore show and fire dancing; Tour guiding services

KAMCHIA NATIONAL PARK AND THE STONE DESERT

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Morning departure. Experience an amazing trip along the seacoast to Kamchia River. Kamchia River is located graciously in the Kamchia National Park. Enjoy a motor boat mini-cruise on one of the most beautiful rivers in the country. Its inaccessible banks are entwined by dense vegetation resembling impenetrable jungle. Visit the third largest city in Bulgaria, Varna, and have a lunch in the downtown.  Discover a mysterious phenomenon known as the Stone desert, situated near Varna. Walk through its amazing stone columns rising up to 7 meters in height and find the secrets of its formation. Visit the Beloslav Glassware Factory and enjoy a remarkable demonstration of glass workmanship. Late afternoon return.

Days: Friday

Time of departure: 08:00h

Duration: 11 hours

PriceGBP
Adults (12+)£24
Children£12
Inclusions

 transportation; lunch; motor boat cruise; entrance fees;   Tour guiding services

THE VALLEY OF ROSES - (central Bulgaria)

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Early morning departure. Enjoy a marvellous panoramic trip across the countryside to the town of Kazanluk – the capital of the famous Valley of Roses. Visit an ethnographic complex, introducing the traditional process of rose oil distillation and learn why it is the most expensive liquid in the world. Have a lovely lunch. Visit a beautiful Memorial Church in the village of Shipka, honouring those fallen in the Russo-Turkish Liberation War.  Cross the ridges of the Balkan Mountains to Mount Stoletov and have an optional visit to the Grand Monument of the Liberation. There are 900 stairs up to the top. Later, visit a traditional open-air ethnographic museum, recreating the atmosphere of the mountain villages and hamlets from the previous century. The complex consist of traditional cobbled streets and numerous artisan shops where one can see craftsmen at work. Late evening return.

Days: Wednesday

Time of departure: 06:00h

Duration: 14 hours

PriceGBP
Adults (12+)£33
Children£17
Inclusions

 transportation;

lunch;

entrance fees;  

Tour guiding services

VELIKO TARNOVO AND ARBANASI - (Central North Bulgaria)

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Early morning departure. Travel across the Balkan Mountains. Visit the mediaeval capital of Bulgaria – Veliko Tarnovo. Walk through the narrow streets of Samovodene Market and see the craftsmen at work. Visit the historical Tsarevets Hill and walk around the mediaeval fortress. Explore the ruins of once one of mightiest palaces in the world. Have a lunch in a traditional restaurant. Then visit the village of Arbanassi – a wealthy Bulgarian village, once being an important trade centre. It has numerous historical buildings and the houses of rich, revival-period merchants. Visit the “Holy Mother of God” Arbanassi Monastery, founded in the 12th century, housing the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary with three hands. Later, visit “St. Peter and Paul” Monastery, where a rebellion was prepared in 1185, leading for the liberation of Bulgaria from the Byzantine Domination.  It features an incredible panoramic view. Late evening return.

Days: Monday and Wednesday

Time of departure: 06:00h

Duration: 14 hours

PriceGBP
Adults (12+)£33
Children£17
Inclusions

 transportation;

lunch;

entrance fees;  

Tour guiding services

SOFIA - PLOVDIV - THE RILA MONASTERY - (West Bulgaria) - 2 days

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Day 1: Early morning departure. Visit the second largest city in Bulgaria – Plovdiv. Enjoy an informative walking tour of the Old Quarter and visit the beautiful St. Constantine and Helena church. Discover one of the largest amphitheatres in the world, located in the old town of the city.  Have a nice lunch in a local traditional restaurant. Explore the aristocratic city center and haave some free time for a walk. The journey goes on to the capital of Bulgaria – Sofia. See the capital’s main landmarks (St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the National Assembly building, St. Nicholas Russian Church, the Royal Palace, the Presidency, the Council of Ministers, St. Petka Church, St. George Rotunda and St. Nedelya Church). Dinner and overnight in Sofia.


Day 2: Early morning departure to Rila Monastery – the biggest and most beautiful one in the country. Huddled in the Rila Mountain-folds, it is an excellent example of the Bulgarian Revival arts and architecture. Enjoy a detail-guided tour of the monastery and get inspired by the marvellous surrounding area. Have a tasty lunch in a nearby restaurant. The journey continues through the magnificent valleys of the Rila Mountains, leading you to one Bulgaria’s major ski-resort – Borovets. After some free time in the resort, you will depart back to Sunny Beach. Late evening return.

Departure Days: Monday and Friday

Time of departure: 06:00h

Duration: 2 DAYS

PriceGBP
Adults (12+)£70
Children£35
Inclusions

 transportation;

4 meals; 

3-star hotel accommodation (double rooms);

entrance fees;  

Tour guiding services


  • The Accommodation is either in double or triple rooms.
  • Supplement for single room: €30 /£28  
  • Ending time: 21:00h on the second day back to Sunny Beach
  • Distance from Sunny Beach to Sofia – approximately 400km/240 miles

TRIP TO ISTANBUL - DISCOVER ORIENTA - (Turkey) - 2 days

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Day 1: Early morning departure. Arrival in Istanbul at noon.

Optional Afternoon Tour –  Classic Sightseeing Tour of Istanbul. Have a lunch and enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Istanbul, visiting the main attractions. Go inside the Sultan Ahmet Blue Mosque, famous for its elegant minarets and exquisite interior. See the Byzantine Hippodrome, preserving monuments from various periods of the city’s history and visit the first courtyard of the former Sultans’ Palace “Top Kapi”, from where the huge Ottoman Empire had been ruled for nearly five centuries.

Additional Options for the Night:

Visit traditional Turkish Restaurant for Dinner and enjoy a spectacular Belly Dance show

or

Book a Night Panoramic Tour of Istanbul – a night bus tour of the city, driving through the main boulevards of Istanbul; visit traditional fish market; walk through the streets of the glamorous Taxim area, full of renowned shops and hundreds of bars and restaurants.  Cross the magnificent Bosphorus Bridge and step on Asia. Visit a breath taking sight, located on the Asian side and enjoy the remarkable view of the European side. A wonderful option to take some unique pictures.


Day 2: You may decide to have free time to explore further the city’s hidden treasures, or you may also book an optional tour “Between Asia & Europe”. On that tour, you will enjoy picturesque motor boat cruise along the Bosporus, visit the famous Egyptian Bazaar also known as the Spice Market, because of the abundance of oriental spices and goods. It is one of the most impressive Oriental covered marketplaces in the world.

Afternoon departure from Istanbul and late evening return back to Sunny Beach.

Departure: Wednesday and Friday

Time of departure: 06:00h

Duration: 2 DAYS

PriceGBP
Adults (12+)£54
Children£27
Inclusions

 transportation;

3-star hotel accommodation in Istanbul;

breakfast

Tour guiding services

Exclusions

Classic Sightseeing Tour – €19 /£18

Night Panoramic Tour – €18 / £17

Turkish Restaurant – €33 / £31

Bosphorus Trip – €22 / £20

 – 50% Discount for children on all the prices shown above


  • The Accommodation is either in double or triple rooms.
  • Supplement for single room: €30 /£28  
  • Ending time: 21:00h on the second day back to Sunny Beach
  • Distance from Sunny Beach to Istanbul – approximately 380km/235 miles
  • Note: you may require VISA to enter Turkey. For UK passport holders: £20, paid on the border
Leading Tours

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE DAY TRIPS FROM SUNNY BEACH AND NESSEBAR RESORT

  • All the day trips above are organised by licensed Bulgarian Tour Operators. Leading Tours Ltd. acts as a travel agent to carefully selected local tour operators, specialising in day trips from Sunny Beach and Nessabar Resort. 
  • All the trips are transport based and the transportation is either by minibus (18 seater) or most commonly by coach (49 seater). The size of a certain group varies between 10 and 48 international guests, depending on the number of bookings made for a specific date and trip. Most of the time in the coach are spoken up to three different languages, depending on the origin of the customers.  
  • Normally, for each trip there are customers from different pick-up locations along Sunny Beach, Nessebar, St Vlas and Elenite Resort. Sometimes the customers may wait up to 30min before their coach to pick them up from their location. It happens rarely, but sometimes there are severe delays, due to traffic congestion or other reasons. 
  • All our pick-up locations can be found here. Once you send us an enquiry, we will indicate the nearest possible pick-up location to your hotel/address. 
  • Upon confirmation for availability, we will send you a reference number to initiate the required amount of payment. We accept only online payments from our Custom Payment Platform, which you may find it here. All the payments to us are in British Pounds and depending on the nature of you account, whether it is in Euros, Dollars or other currency, your account will be charged in British pounds. It is the customer’s responsibility to follow the rate of the British pound prior to make a payment, if your account is in EUR, Dollars or in other currency, rather than British Pounds. 
  • Upon successful payment, we will send you an email with a booking number, which you have to present it to your tour guide for customer verification upon pick-up. It is not necessary to print it out. Just taking a picture of it is enough.