Sozopol Town Tour and Boat Trip with Ravadinovo Castle
Excursions & day trips

Sozopol Town Tour and Boat Trip with Ravadinovo Castle

4.5/5
Excellent
Based on 38 reviews
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£50.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: German , English , French , Dutch , Polish
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: more than 8 hours
Do this because
  • Explore the pretty, historic seaside town of Sozopol on a guided tour
  • Try local specialities at a family-run restaurant
  • Enjoy the breeze on your boat trip into the bay
  • Spend some time in the fairytale surroundings of Ravadinovo Castle
  • Expert local guide with unrivalled knowledge of Bulgaria and its culture
What to expect

An ancient seaside settlement on the Black Sea, Sozopol is a fascinating place to explore. First, you'll join a boat cruise into Sozopol Bay. Back on land, tour the cobbled streets of the old quarter, then enjoy a lunch of local favourites in a restaurant. Next, it's time to visit Ravadinovo Castle – Bulgaria's very own fairytale palace. Ivaylo, one of our local guides, says, ‘The castle was built with Strandzha Mountains marble, which contains micro-diamonds. These appear to change colour depending on the time of day, so the castle looks pink in the morning, white in the daytime and at night it seems to glow.'

Arriving in Sozopol, we'll hop on board a boat to take a cruise around the island of St Ivan, the biggest in Bulgaria. Disembark for a guided walk around Sozopol's pretty cobbled streets flanked with traditional wooden houses. You'll hear about the town's past as a thriving outpost of ancient Greece, followed by Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rule. Today, Sozopol serves up old-world charm, two fine beaches and lots of cafés, boutiques and galleries.

After your guided tour, tuck into a typical local lunch at a family-owned restaurant, then enjoy some free time to shop or explore. Finally, you'll head inland for a visit to Ravadinovo Castle – an award-winning attraction packed with spires, towers and marble statues. Wandering palatial grounds and colourful gardens, you can head to the petting zoo for little ones or take in the views over the man-made lake.

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What's included
  • check Transport
  • check Guide
  • check Admission fees
  • check Boat cruise
  • check Lunch
What to remember
  • There may be an initial, unaccompanied pick up from your hotel to a meeting point from which the tour proper departs
  • Order of visits may vary for operational reasons
  • Subject to weather conditions
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs
  • Bring a hat
  • Bring suitable footwear
  • Drinks not included
  • Some entrance fees and optional extras are payable locally
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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

4.5/5

Based on 38 reviews from verified customers

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  • Diane

    From United States of America - July 2024

    Travelled with family

     

    45 - 54 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Wish the guide gave us info about the castle, ,

  • Steve Greenhalgh

    From United States of America - July 2024

    Travelled as a couple

     

    45 - 54 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    All tui staff we dealt with from booking to coming home were helpful. The hotel was clean and tidy, food was cold

  • graham smith

    From United States of America - July 2024

    Travelled as a couple

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    the guide was good full of information the boat trip could have been better i.e. see more rather than just a jolly round the beach

  • Kaz

    From United States of America - July 2024

    Travelled with family

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Guide very informative. Trip was slightly too long in total, Sizopol with the boat trip and meal would be sufficient enough

  • Karen williams

    From United Kingdom - June 2024

    Travelled with a group of friends

     

    45 - 54 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Excellent trip. Our guide was superb. Didn't feel rushed and given ample free time. We'll organised and put together and excellent value for money. En ...

  • Suzy

    From United Kingdom - May 2024

    Solo traveller

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Hi everyone, Well, I have spent a week in Bulgaria, between 13 May and 20th May. I was excited about the tour in Sozopol where I could take a boat ...

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