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Nessebar Shore Trips - Essence of Bulgaria


This 5 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port or your Hotel in Nessebar
  • Private Vehicle with Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Included: Archeological Museum, Local Snacks and Drinks
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Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $206 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $174 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $150 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $134 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $114 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $108 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $100 Per Person (Private Tour)

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Nessebar Shore Excursions

This private Nessebar cruise excursion combines a walking tour of the resort town of Nessebar along with a visit to a small village where you 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".

After meeting your guide you enjoy a walking tour through the labyrinth of Nessebar's 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. Your tour also includes a visit to the Archeological museum of Nessebar where you enjoy some of the treasures that were discovered on the island.

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.

In the village of Erketch 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. You can also taste banitsa (traditional cheese pastry) and some home-made yoghurt.
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.

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

Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, however some steps are required (advance notice required)

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Nessebar Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Nessebar 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 walk to old town of Nessebar - 15 Minutes
  • Nessebar Walking Tour - 2 Hours and 15 Minutes
  • Drive to the village of Erkech - 45 Minutes
  • Visit local house in Erkech - 1 Hour and 10 Minutes
  • Drive back to Nessebar - 45 Minutes