Things to do in Burgas

Our most recommended things to do in Burgas

Sunny Beach: Half-Day Black Sea Catamaran Cruise

1. Sunny Beach: Half-Day Black Sea Catamaran Cruise

Following pickup from your resort, journey to the harbor to board a VIP catamaran. Get a safety talk and information about the route and program as you enjoy welcome drinks on arrival. Make use of the bar, serving coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer and wine. Cruise out onto the shimmering waters and drop anchor for a swim. Masks and snorkels are available for your convenience, and the crew will explain how to use them to look for crabs, fish, seahorses and other marine life in a natural environment. Then, enjoy a meal of hot pasta with Bolognese sauce (vegetarian option available), assorted salads, cold meats and cheeses, fresh bread, pate and fresh fruits. Set sail again after lunch, and journey across the bay looking for dolphins en route to the harbor. Upon arrival on the mainland, get dropped off at your accommodation by double decker bus.

Sunny Beach: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Dinner & Champagne

2. Sunny Beach: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Dinner & Champagne

Get picked up from the resort – points to be advised. Arrive at the harbor and board the catamaran for departure. Safety talk and information about the route and program. During the trip the bar is open, mineral water, red and white wine, coffee, tea, soft drinks, and beer are available. Sail around the town of Old Nessebar for a close panorama. As the time gets close to the sun setting, the captain will drop the anchor and you can enjoy a perfect view of the sunset. Once the sun has set, the captain will lift anchor and you can enjoy the view of Nessebar by night. While you wait for the sunset, chilled champagne will be served, one bottle for each couple, then food will be served. Once everyone has eaten the captain will lift anchor and set sail on the return journey across the bay to the harbor. Sit back, relax and enjoy the trip. Arrive back at the harbor for the return journey to Sunny Beach by double-decker bus. Menu: Cheese board, assorted salad, assorted cold meats, fresh bread, pate, fresh fruit. Half a bottle of champagne per adult. All food and drink are included in the trip.

Nessebar: 4-Hour Boat Tour incl. Fishing, Lunch & Drinks

3. Nessebar: 4-Hour Boat Tour incl. Fishing, Lunch & Drinks

Explore the bays of Nessebar, Ravda, or Pomorie on this half-day boat cruise. Admire the stunning views of the sea's coastline and spend your time swimming, sunbathing, or fishing. Listen to the guided commentary, get insights on the region, and learn about the area's wildlife and ecosystem. Enjoy a delicious barbecue on the deck, accompanied by unlimited drinks from the boat's open bar. Soak in the views of the area's marvelous bays as you drift by. Take a dip in the sea or relax with a cold drink. Use the fishing equipment provided on board to test your skills. Cast off, and maybe even catch a local fish or two.

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

4. 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.

From Obzor: Half-Day Black Sea Catamaran Cruise

5. 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.

Burgas: Return Boat Trip to St. Anastasia Island

6. Burgas: Return Boat Trip to St. Anastasia Island

Hop on a ferry and cruise across the Black Sea, to reach a small island possessing a rich history. St. Anastasia Island was raided by pirates, and later on used as a prison camp for communists. The ferry ride from the port of Burgas to the island will only take 40 minutes. Once you set foot on St. Anastasia, be ready to dive into the thrilling past of Bulgaria's only inhabited island. Wander the grounds of the medieval monastery and pay a visit to its museum to learn about the island's colorful past.  Enjoy the quietness of this charming island, admire the panoramic views over the Black Sea, or simply sit down for a picnic.

Nessebar: Guided City Tour

7. 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.

Sunny Beach: Private 4-Hour Jeep Safari Experience & Lunch

8. Sunny Beach: Private 4-Hour Jeep Safari Experience & Lunch

Take a break from sunbathing at the beach and join this half-day safari jeep trip. Tour Nessebar and explore the area’s often-overlooked rural countryside with a professional guide. As you drive, take the opportunity to snap some amazing photos of Nessebar and Sunny Beach. Then, use binoculars to observe the impressive Kalina dunes, getting unique up-close views of the dunes. Avoid the hassle of finding a suitable lunch spot as your guide leads you to the perfect place for a Bulgarian lunch. Afterward, look forward to games, gold panning, and a traditional dance show. This is the ideal way to keep you and your friends or family entertained.

Nessebar: Audio Guide Tour Nessebar + visit to the Winery

9. Nessebar: Audio Guide Tour Nessebar + visit to the Winery

The Nessebar was founded about 3,000 years ago by the Thracians. Built on a small peninsula that attracts its guests with its romantic narrow streets and enchanting views,. It has since then developed, but is still one of the oldest cities in Europe. You will explore the old town of Nessebar on your own at your own pace, with the help of an audio guide and a map of the excursion route. Approaching the desired object, you dial its number and start playback. After paying for the tour, a link with access to audio files will be sent to your email. On the day of the excursion you have chosen, the link will become active and will be valid for 24 hours. You will listen to audio recordings through your phone. You will need internet and headphones to listen to recordings in temples. Attention: Internet consumption is minimal! The tour ends with a visit to the winery, where you will be treated to the best wines and you can try their great taste yourself.

Burgas: Outdoor-Escape-Game, solve this murder case

10. Burgas: Outdoor-Escape-Game, solve this murder case

You will start near the Sunny Beach, in front of a hotel. From there on, your smartphone (our special app in German language) will guide you on a secret route. You will hear about a fictional crime case which once happened here. Two young persons, who wanted to go camping, were found dead. What does an old legend about Nazi-gold have to do with this case? What do the ghost hunters, who were also camping here, have to do with this murder? You will assist the local police. You will get access to all police files and to all witness reports. There must be some detail tha will finally solve this cold case. The app will guide you to 15 different locations. At each location you will solve some riddles or challenges and then get access to new information about he murder case. This is a fun team game and is perfect for a group up to five persons. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing race full of exciteing content and a challenge for You as a team.

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What people are saying about Burgas

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 432 reviews

Awesome experience. Everything was properly arranged, so surprised how all the footwear they have collected before getting on the boat were all properly lined up and paired when passengers are already unboarding. It helped the unboarding organized and without chaos. The crew is very attentive never letting you have empty glass or plate on your hand. The food was also great and unlimited drinks is equally awesome, it would have been perfect if it's longer hrs.. 4hrs to enjoy such amazing experience is bit short. ;) Also, swimming in the black sea to snorkel was a good point to mention, they have provided swimming gadgets to ensure passengers will enjoy the swim. They have ensured that passengers would be safe by providing the do's and don'ts before jumping into the water. To add, even though our location was not included in the pick up point, the organizer made an extra mile by picking us up. In summary, I would highly recommend this trip. Excellent job to the captain and crew.

The excursion was the best thing about the holiday, learning interesting things about the country, far away from tourism. The stop at the family's was really great, megga friendly and the food was megga delicious. And the gyde was great, you should have experienced it

Absolutely fantastic all of it. Staff couldn't do more for you. Food lovely drinks when you wanted them. Loads of time swimming. Staff helped loads getting into water, noddles and masks provided. Brilliant morning.

Beautiful views, the sound of the sea and the wind in your hair. The whole cruise was great fun. The food was tasty and the drinks well chilled. The service was very nice and helpful. I recommend!

Best thing we did all week. How nice. So romantic. The staff was great! Good treatment, helpful and pleasant.