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Bulgaria and Macedonia: Day Tour from Sofia

Product ID: 145194
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Tour the UNESCO-listed Boyana Church and the Zemen Monastery in Bulgaria before continuing to Macedonia for a visit to the Osogovo Monastery.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup from any address in Sofia.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a tour of the UNESCO-listed Boyana Church, on the outskirts of Sofia
  • Learn about the history of the Zemen Monastery
  • Visit the Osogovo Monastery, one of the most beautiful in Macedonia
Full description
Start your 10-hour tour with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Boyana Church. Located on the outskirts of Sofia, the church is a fine example of Byzantine architecture. Admire the interior walls that are covered with paintings from numerous historical periods and frescoes dating to 1259.

Continue to the Zemen Monastery, founded during the First Bulgarian Empire. In the mid-19th century, living quarters for monks were added, and when the Ottoman Empire fell, a small bell tower was built.

Afterwards, head to the Osogovo Monastery, dating from the 11th century and hidden in lush forests surrounded by the Osogovo Mountains. The monastery is considered one of the most beautiful in Macedonia.
  • Boyana Church admission fee
  • Zemen Monastery admission fee
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Light lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• You will need your passport to enter Macedonia
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4.6 / 5
based on 9 reviews
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Zelanos Tours

Product ID: 145194