Nessebar Old Town Walking Tour
Excursions & day trips

Nessebar Old Town Walking Tour

4.2/5
Excellent
Based on 15 reviews
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£21.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: German , English , French , Dutch , Polish
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: from 2 hours to 4 hours
Do this because
  • Discover historic Nessebar, a 3,200 year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Reveal the history of one of Europe's oldest towns and its 40 churches
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of the labyrinthine old town of Nessebar
  • Enjoy free time to sightsee at your own pace
  • Expert local guide with an unrivalled knowledge of Nessebar and its history
What to expect

Strolling through Nessebar is perhaps the most culturally enriching experience on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast. This headland, known as the ‘Pearl of the Black Sea', is only slightly larger than the Vatican City yet has many more churches. Ivaylo, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Nessebar is a living museum – there are monuments here that were built as far back as the 5th century. Due to its strategic location, the town has always been a busy merchant hub. This is why it was here, over 2,500 years ago, that money was invented and first used for trade.'

You'll begin with a guided walking tour of the old town, which is crammed onto a narrow peninsula jutting out into the Black Sea. Historians know that there's been a town here for 3,200 years, making it among Europe's oldest. There's so much history packed into the old town that Nessebar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relics from the second millennium BC, from classical antiquity and the Middle Ages have been unearthed. There's evidence here that reflects the architectural progress of the whole Balkan and East Mediterranean regions.

Winding streets and alleys fringed with characterful timber homes lead you to more than 40 churches dating back as far as Byzantine times. There's also some free time to explore the town on your own, soak up the scenery on a seaside stroll or browse for souvenirs.

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What's included
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What to remember
  • Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • There may be an initial, unaccompanied pick-up from your hotel to a meeting point from which the tour proper departs
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Provider
TUI BULGARIA EOOD
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.2/5

Based on 15 reviews from verified customers

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  • Star

    From United States of America - June 2024

    Solo traveller

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Lovely little trip for half the day and £21 is a great price. Plenty of bars, café and restaurants to choose from, beautiful buildings and the museum ...

  • Pickypaul

    From United States of America - May 2024

    Travelled as a couple

     

    55 - 64 years old

    Average

    Overall rated

    3/5

    Although the guide was knowledgeable, he spent too much time on the subject and it became repetitive & boring. You couldn’t really hear what he was sa ...

  • Leigh and Adrian

    From United States of America - May 2024

    Travelled as a couple

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    A great deal of history and knowledge is held by Peter and he certainly made it very interesting

  • V Hehir

    From United States of America - September 2023

    Travelled with a group of friends

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Great tour guide who was very knowledgeable. Just wish we had longer there

  • Kitkat

    From United Kingdom - September 2023

    Travelled with a group of friends

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    The trip is great for getting to know the local place of Nessebar and the right amount of time half a day. The tour guide was great. However it should ...

  • Stephen T

    From United States of America - September 2023

    Travelled with family

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    The tour was great - informative and interesting. The only slightly tricky thing was that the streets are often cobbled, and our 1-year-old's buggy fo ...

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