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Burgas Shore Trips - Essence of Bulgaria


This 6 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port or your Hotel in Burgas
  • Private Vehicle with Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Local Snacks and Drinks
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2 People - $326 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $330 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $216 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $214 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $214 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $150 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $145 Per Person (Private Tour)
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Burgas Shore Excursion

This private Burgas excursion combines a walking tour of the resort town of Nessebar along with visits to small villages so you can meet the locals and experience Bulgarian village life. You enjoy local snacks and drinks as part of your excursion.

Nessebar (also known as Nessebur) is an ancient town but also one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. The old town is located on a peninsula which was once an island but has since become part of the mainland via a man-made isthmus. In the 1950s the town became designated a "museum-city" because of the rich amount of historical sites located in such a small area. The town was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1983 and is often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea".

Upon arrival in Nessebar you enjoy a walking tour through thelabyrinth of narrow cobbled streets which are home to many beautiful wooden houses from the Bulgarian Revival period. The old town is only about 1 mile long and a quarter mile wide so there are a lot of important sites located in a small area.

Around almost every corner you will find one of the unique churches which help to create the uniqueness of Old Nessebar. During your walk you will see Christ Pantokrator, St. Stefan, St. John Aliturgetos, St. John the Baptist, St. Archangels Gavrail and Michael, St. Paraskeva, St. Spas church and St. Sofia.

You also see several cultural monuments on the island including the Byzantine fortified walls, the ruins of Rome baths and the Turkish bath and fountain. These sites combined help to illustrate the varied history that this small island has endured.

After your walking tour you depart for the village of Giliovca where you will visit a local family. The hosts will show you their vegetable garden and then invite you to taste some of the fruits and vegetables which they have grown. A special treat is the sampling of the local home-made brandy called rakia.

Next you enjoy the beautiful scenery including pastures and the lavender massif (blossom in July) during your drive to the village of Erketch. This charming village enjoy beautiful views as it sits at an elevation of almost 1600 feet above sea level. Here nature, centuries old traditions and everyday life coexist together.

You will visit a local house which is an old manufacturer of lemonade and also houses a small museum showing authentic traditional clothes and costumes. You will have the opportunity to wear these costumes and take some pictures if you wish. In another home you taste banitsa (traditional cheese pastry) and some home-made yoghurt.

After exploring typical life in these charming villages you will be brought back to Burgas.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Burgas tours and Burgas Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Burgas tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Meet Guide and drive to Nessebar - 30 Minutes
  • Nessebar Walking Tour - 2 Hours
  • Drive to the village of Gjuliovca - 30 Minutes
  • Visit local house in Gjuliovca - 30 Minutes
  • Drive to the village of Erkech - 30 Minutes
  • Visit local houses in Erkech - 1 Hour
  • Drive back to Burgas - 1 Hour