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From Obzor: Half-Day Black Sea Catamaran Cruise

1. From Obzor: Half-Day Black Sea Catamaran Cruise

Following pick-up from your accommodation, you’ll be off and running on your journey to the harbor of Nessebar. A local, expert guide will take you on a tour of the historic port which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy some free time after the tour to explore the lively markets, discovering the streets and corners of the town, or simply relaxing in one of the many street cafes. Afterwards, you will gather at the harbor and board the catamaran for your departure at 2:00 PM. You will get a brief safety introduction and information about the route as you enjoy welcome drinks upon your arrival. Make use of the open bar, which serves coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, and wine. Soon afterwards, the anchor will be dropped for swimming. There are masks and snorkels available and the crew will be happy to explain on how to use them. There’s plenty to see on the bottom of the sea — look out for crabs, fish, seahorses, and lots more. Once you are done and tuckered out from swimming, get some energy back during lunch — enjoy a meal of hot pasta with Bolognese sauce, assorted salads, cold meats and cheeses, fresh bread, pate, and fresh fruit.  Sails will be set again after lunch as your journey across the bay continues. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins en route to the harbour of Nessebar. After arrival back at the harbor at 6:00 PM, you’ll head back to Obzor via coach.

Varna: 3-Hour Black Sea Cruise With Lunch and Drinks

2. Varna: 3-Hour Black Sea Cruise With Lunch and Drinks

Leave the hassle of the crowded beaches and hot city streets, and embark on a cruise to leave Varna for a little while. You will depart from Varna on a 3-hour cruise along Bulgaria’s beautiful Black Sea coast. Step on the boat, lean back, enjoy the stunning views and the calming sounds of the waves. Relax and soak in the sun while onboard and moving across the waters. Enjoy free time and swimming in the Black sea. Then, enjoy a tasty barbecue lunch with some drinks during your trip, while your boat is anchored in a picturesque bay.

Ravda: Black Sea Parasailing Experience

3. Ravda: Black Sea Parasailing Experience

Fly over the Bulgarian coast with a parachute and reach heights from which you will be able to enjoy an incredible and unobstructed view. You will experience what it feels like to be free as a bird and have magnificent panoramas over the Black Sea. After going through a brief safety training with your instructor, your adventure will begin right away. Get comfortable with the parachute and right after, you are released into the air. Immerse yourself in the adrenaline rush of this experience. You will be provided with equipment at the location of the activity. It's important to mention that this activity depends on the weather condition, so if it's not suitable it can always be done at another time.

Varna: Kamchia River Kayaking Day Tour

4. Varna: Kamchia River Kayaking Day Tour

Kayak along the Kamchia river and marvel at the wonderful nature in the Kamchia Biosphere Reserve. Benefit from an included guide, training, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Varna.  After pickup at your hotel at 10 AM, take the short drive to the Kamchia Resort. Once there, receive instructions and a short training course before you get in the water.  At 11 AM, hop in your kayak and paddle upstream. Enjoy a real, wild kayaking adventure surrounded by thick forest and tranquil water. After a while, turn back downstream and paddle all the way to the sea. At 1:30 PM, take a 30-minute rest to enjoy the sun, peace, and beauty of the endless Kamchia beach, the longest in Bulgaria.  Afterward, jump back in the kayak and return to the starting point. Between 2:30 PM–4 PM, you’ll have time for lunch in a beautiful restaurant on the riverbank (not included). Finally, leave the park at 4:30 PM and return to your hotel.

Nessebar: Guided City Tour

5. Nessebar: Guided City Tour

Explore the ancient city of Nessebar in Bulgaria’s Burgas Province on this guided tour. Nessebar has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical significance. Discover the craftsmanship of the city’s historic houses and churches as you walk. Starting from the Varna area, head to Nessebar, also known as the Pearl of the Black Sea. Pass the natural beauty of the Balkan foothills and get an astonishing view of Nessebar's bay. Capture your experience on camera during this panoramic stop. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the small winding streets of Nessebar. Explore the city’s most important spots such as the city gates, Roman baths, and the many old wooden houses. As the city is renowned for its churches, stop at the city's most picturesque church, the Church of St. Stephen. After your guided tour, enjoy plenty of time to have a drink or search for the perfect souvenir.

Varna: Guided VIP Tour

6. Varna: Guided VIP Tour

A perfect day out that takes you to the real countryside of Bulgaria. After being collected from your accommodation at 8:30AM from your hotel, you will be taken to the oldest unknown church in Varna, before passing by the Roman Baths. From there you will head to the "Stone Forest", a natural rock formation entangled with myths. Following this, you will be able to appreciate the craftsmanship from the Roman Mosaics in Devnya. Of course a small tasting of the locally-made "Rakia" can't be missed, and where best to do that than in the local distillery where Bulgarians still keep this tradition intact. Following this appetizer, it will be time for lunch. At "Dom Kasata", a typical Bulgarian styled house, Mrs. Kasata awaits you with a homemade Musaka. After this culinary treat, you will be safely returned to your hotel at 3:30PM.

Varna: Die verschwundenen Märchen, Family Game and Tour

7. Varna: Die verschwundenen Märchen, Family Game and Tour

You will start your adventure and walking trip near a famous church in the centre. Our app in German language will guide you from there. It is a walking trip of about 3 kilometers. You will explore the area and find secret places. You will solve small tasks and challenges as a team and will collect points. You will discover places where exclusive and unpublished fairytales are hiding. You will belong to the small circle of human beings, who are allowed to listen to these great fairyales. This is no joke. These fairytales were never published by the brother Grimm. You will find them and listen to them. And we hope, you will keep the secret. Expect an interactive hiking adventure. You decide about the starting time and you do not have time pressure. This app-guided tour with plenty of interactive content is perfect for families with kids in the age of 6 to 12. Have fun!

Varna: Buggy, Go-Kart and Paintball Experience

8. Varna: Buggy, Go-Kart and Paintball Experience

First, you will be taken to dirt tracks outside Varna, where you can choose from a selection of buggies and start a race on the dirt roads. After getting your adrenaline pumping, it will be time to head to the go-kart track, located on the way to Vinitsa village. A go-cart competition is waiting for you on the biggest carting track in Bulgaria. After the go-kart track, the "Last Survivor" paintballing game will be waiting for you. You will be divided into two groups. Then, your main goal will be to eliminate all soldiers from the opposite team. The winning team will be the one with the last soldier remaining. You would have free time to enjoy and relax after the activities on spot. A superb time out for you, your friends, or for the whole family.

Varna: Self-Guided Retro Museum Tour

9. Varna: Self-Guided Retro Museum Tour

Make a trip to the Retro Museum in Varna’s Grand Mall and enjoy a few hours of traveling to the past. Observe displays of every-day items from the period between 1944-1989, and see how Bulgarians used to live under socialism. See simple items such as Bulgarian cigarettes without filters, Russian vacuum cleaners, household from East Germany, or Polish cosmetics. Move on to the shiny car collection of cult-classic such as Volga, Moskvich, Trabant, and more. Admire the perfectly restored vehicles before visiting the museum’s collection of wax figures of great personalities.  Get face to face with the likes of Todor Zhivkov, Leonid Brezhnev, and Fidel Castro, but also local people’s favorites Emil Dimitrov, Georgi Partsalev, George Kaloyanchev, Todor Kolev.

Varna Gourmet Tour including Wine Tasting

10. Varna Gourmet Tour including Wine Tasting

Meet your guide and follow the only route through the streets of the city, which gives you a wonderful opportunity to explore Varna, meet with Bulgarian artisans and sample local delicacies. Walk into its unforgettable atmosphere. More than three hours of joy to the senses exploring the Bulgarian gastronomy and its history. Traditional sweets served in ethnographic nook water with beneficial properties, spelled bread... that's how you find the hidden treasures of the city. At the end of the walk, down to the cellar, where you will encounter tasting of Bulgarian wines selected by an expert. The walk includes 10 tastings, including 4 of wines, passing by the market of local agricultural and household products, passing by a traditional XIX century house, craft shops, etc. 

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What people are saying about Black Sea Coast

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 137 reviews

Great excursion. Picked up on time in a nice coach. On arrival at Nessebar we had the option of a little walking tour around the town with a very knowledgeable guide. Then free time during which we enjoyed sampling wine. The cruise on the catamaran was brilliant. Food and the service were very good. The crew members couldn't do enough to help and felt very well looked after. The swim was brief and not really for snorkeling but still worth doing. Would recommend the excursion.

On 04.07. we had booked this tour with the German speaking Philipp. It was a nice day tour. Philipp was attentive and explained patiently. He took us to very beautiful places away from the crowds. Excellent! Mimi, a super friendly Bulgarian, had lunch at home. We felt very welcome there and the food was plentiful and very tasty. There was no rush, we could look at everything in peace and enjoy. This tour is highly recommended. Thanks for this nice day Philip!

Perfect experience, a great city tour with a top guide and an incredible tasting with the president of the Varna Wine Club, an incredible person, of immense kindness, all in a bucolic and beautifully decorated place. Thank you for everything! Stephen and Agatha

Super organized cruise, good atmosphere, decent food and drinks. Impeccable cleanliness. Only downside, not a lot of fish and beautiful bottoms to see when stopped. Thanks to the crew.

Really enjoyed kayaking, the river is very relaxing. Highly recommended