1. Bulgaria
  2. Sofia Province
  3. Sofia
  4. Zemen Monastery

From Sofia: The Land of Spartacus Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 339946
Follow in the footsteps of Spartacus and the Medi tribe on this full-day tour from Sofia.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit an 11th-century monastery
  • Explore Kyustendil, the city of cherries
  • Visit a religious sanctuary
Full description
Follow in the footsteps of the great gladiator, Spartacus, as you explore the lands of his tribe. After getting picked up from your hotel in Sofia, head to the Zemen Monastery. Admire the unique architecture of this 11th-century church and learn more about its mysterious origins.

From Zemen, head straight to Kyustendil and visit the Roman ruins around the thermal baths of the ancient city of Pautalia. Afterward, enjoy a guided tour of the streets of Kyustendil and learn more about the unique reason for its fame.  Enjoy some free time to get some lunch and explore the city at your own pace before continuing to the Kadin bridge, where you can admire views of the Struma river.

Afterward, visit the village of Liliach and visit a sanctuary where Thracians, Romans, and Christians alike came to worship. According to legend, even the wife of Justin I the Great came here to pray. After your tour, begin the journey back to Sofia.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide/driver
  • Entrance tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility as it involves a moderate amount of walking
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Product ID: 339946