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

Sozopol Town Tour and Boat Trip with Ravadinovo Castle

4.4/5
Excellent
Based on 32 reviews
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£51.00
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

4.4/5

Based on 32 reviews from verified customers

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Safety

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Service

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Value for money

4.4/5

  • Matt Baker

    From United Kingdom - September 2023

    Travelled as a couple

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Great value, brilliant guide who was very knowledgeable, beautiful castle, great time in Sozopol with a beautiful beach and cute little stalls, great ...

  • Hodgson

    From United States of America - September 2023

    Travelled as a couple

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Air con on bus a little feeble. Access to toilets (free) poor No choice in meal Guide was great No real warning on booking about motion sickness for b ...

  • Paula

    From United Kingdom - August 2023

    Travelled with family

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    The boat trip and Sozopol were great. We were really impressed with the restaurant we visited for lunch. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The ca ...

  • Charlotte

    From United States of America - August 2023

    Travelled with family

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    The guide was friendly, informative and we have learned so much. The food provided was exceptional! This is not the tour guides fault but our only i ...

  • Danny

    From United States of America - August 2023

    Travelled with family

     

    25 - 34 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Its an excellent tour overall, with a knowledgeable and interesting guide. The boat is cheesy but a lot of fun, with great views of Sozopol and the Is ...

  • Lucy

    From United States of America - August 2023

    Travelled as a couple

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Absolutely amazing experience. The tour guide was very good, extremely knowledgeable and interesting. Gave us a lot of useful information about visiti ...

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