Vitosha & Boyana Half Day Tour

Vitosha Half Day Excursion

Vitosha mountain, Boyana church (UNESCO), Kopitoto TV tower Sofia viewpoint, door-to-door service

Vitosha Overview

Vitosha is the favorite place for recreation for the capital’s population of over one and a half million people. Vitosha Mountain symbolizes the cradle of Bulgarian hiking and tourism. The 27th of August, 1895 was the day when the famous writer and intellectual Aleko Konstantinov organized the first mountain hike in the history of the country. His goal: the highest peak of the mountain, Cherni vrah, or ‘Black Peak’, rising at 2290 m (7513 ft) above sea level. 

A typical feature of the local landscape is the ‘stone river’ – a collection of huge boulders, polished round by erosion which visually resembles moraines. Among the most famous stone rivers are the one close to the Zlatnite Mostove area, which is a major tourist attraction. On the territory of the mountain there live nearly 1500 species of vascular plants, 80 of these are rare and protected species, and 22 are Bulgarian or Balkan endemic plants, that is to say they grow only in Bulgaria or on the Balkan Peninsula. There are over 200 species of birds on Vitosha, some large mammals: red and roe deer, chamois, wolves, and a few roaming bears. But don’t worry! For the last two centuries there have been no records of large carnivore attacks on humans on Vitosha.

Your Half Day Excursion to Vitosha

Door to door service (you will be picked up from your hotel in Sofia)

We start our tour with the only UNESCO World Heritage monument in the vicinity of Sofia - Boyana Church - which is small in size and it only takes 30 min to visit, but its frescoes from 1259 have an enormous contribution to the world history of art. 

Afterwards we will make our way up to the TV Tower of Kopitoto, where you can have a great view over the city of Sofia. From there we will continue our drive to Zlatni Mostove or Golden Bridges area to enjoy the beautiful “stone river” or “moreni river”. A short walk around can be made in the woods, up along the stones or to the picnic area of Momina Skala (Virgin’s Rock).

Start: Choose your departure time between 9:00 and 14:00h/ Duration: 4-5h

Recommended period: All year round, Best period: April - October

Driving time: 90m approximately

Walking time: 2h 00m approximately

Handicap accessible: Yes, fairly accessible

Special requirements: Comfortable shoes


1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4-8 persons

           9-18 persons


 69 Eur / 135 BGN

 49 Eur/ 96 BGN per person

 39 Eur/ 77 BGN per person

29 Eur/ 57 BGN per person

29 Eur/ 57 BGN per person

             The tour price includes: transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia, live guide in English, parking fees, entrance fees. Meals and personal expenses are not included.


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