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Spiritual Sites of Varna
Varna Shore Excursions - Spiritual Sites of Varna


This 4.5 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port or your Hotel in Varna
  • Private Vehicle with Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Included - Aladzha Rocky Monastery, Varna Orthodox Cathedral
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Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $198 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $154 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $144 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $120 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $102 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $100 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $96 Per Person (Private Tour)

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Varna Shore Excursion

This private Varna shore trip explores some of the most important religious sites including the Aladzha Rocky Monastery and the Orthodox Cathedral of Varna. You also enjoy a walking tour in Varna and some free time.

Varna is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Bulgaria. The city and the surrounding area is rich in ancient historical and religious landmarks. After meeting your guide you start the tour with a visit to the Aladzha Rocky Monastery which is located about 15 miles away from Varna inside the Golden Sands Nature Reserve. This protected historical site was used as far back as the 4th century but the main monastery complex was carved out of the rocks in the 13th century. You will marvel at the amazing frescoes and mural paintings which can be seen in the former monk's cells and the chapel.

After visiting the monastery you return to Varna to visit the Orthodox Cathedral which was built in 1880 shortly after the Liberation of the Ottoman rule. The cathedral has a wealth of local religious art dating back from the 19th century. You will enjoy time to center yourself and contemplate among the paintings, icons, frescoes and lighted candles which lend to silence and peace in this beautiful space.

Next you enjoy a walking tour in the central streets and gardens of the Summer Capital of Bulgaria. Your guide will show you the charm of the city to help you understand why it is considered one of the best places to in Bulgaria.

Following your walk you enjoy some free time to explore, pick up a souvenir or enjoy a cafe before returning to the port.

Mobility: NO wheelchairs

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Varna tours and Varna Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Varna 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 Aladzha Monastery - 30 Minutes
  • Visit Aladzha Monastery -1 Hour
  • Return to Varna - 30 Minutes
  • Visit cathedral - 30 Minutes
  • Varna Walking Tour - 1 Hour
  • Free time - 1 Hour