Varna Local Sightseeing Tour
Day Trip to Shumen monument, Madara Horseman, Pobiti Kamani and Aladzha
It’s a common misconception by tourists that Bulgaria is its Black Sea and mountain resorts. That there is no other place worth seeing during your visit to the country on vacation. Witness where it all began, go where the first Bulgarian Kingdom was started, near today’s Shumen. See the grand monument commemorating the country’s first kings, learn the legend of the Madara Horeseman and the bizarrely shaped stone figures.
Visit Bulgaria’s unusual places and add a new color the painting of Bulgaria. Brighten your holiday with the variety of places you can visit, enjoy positive emotions and unforgettable memories. Converse with your personal English-speaking guide, learn about the history of the places you are visiting, the trivia is surprisingly interesting.
On the tour you will visit:
Madara Horseman (Unesco)
Pobiti Kamani – The Stone Forest
Aladzha Rock Monastery
Pick up location – any address / hotel in Varna Burgas, Sunny Beach, Nessebar, Balchik, Golden Sands and nearby resorts.
Tour Duration – 7 to 9 hours.
*However, depending on the itinerary, pick up and drop off location, tour duration may vary.
Included – English speaking driver, fuel, parking fees, all taxes.
Excluded – entrance fees, food, drinks, personal expenses.
Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.
Pricing Starting from 170 euro for up to 4 people, depends on vehicle type, amount of passengers, tour guide and itinerary. We make tours for groups between 1 and 55 people.
Payment methods – cash (recommended), VISA / Master Card, PayPal, online payment and bank transfers.
Choose from English, Spanish, French and Russian speaking tour guides, or just go with an English speaking driver.
You can always book a multi-day tour with us, just email your requirements.
Objects to visit
The Memorial “Creators of the Bulgarian State” is a memorial complex dedicated to 1300 years since Bulgaria was founded. It is situated in the highest part of the Danube plain and towers proudly over Shumen. The symbolic 1300 steps that originate from the center of the city come to the majestic monument.
The “Madara” national reserve has a uniquely engraved figure in the cliff side. The carving’s dimensions will surprise, towering at 23 meters in height it is a formidable sight. The original carving was made depicting the “Madara Horseman” and is the only surviving legacy left from the early European Middle Ages. The Madara Horseman is under UNESCO protection and is visited by thousands of tourists coming from all over the world.
The natural phenomenon “Pobitite kamani”, also known as “Stone Forest” and “Dikilitash”, is situated on an area of 7 sq. km, about 18-20 km from Varna and a few kilometers from Beloslav.
Aladzha Monastery is the most famous medieval rock monastery on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, inhabited by monks-hermits in XIII-XIV century.
What is so special about our company’s offers?
- We focus on your convenience – no need to meet us anywhere, we’ll pick you up from your hotel at the beginning of the tour, in the evening we’ll take you back – all included in the trip’s price.
- Good value for the money – the cost of the trip is fixed, all payments can be made in cash in any convenient to you currency. Pay directly to the driver.
- The excursion and the program followed are made to accommodate a small group. Use that to spend some alone time or in a small circle of friends or family.