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Bansko Old Town Tour provided by Bansko Free Tour

Bansko Old Town Tour

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2 adults
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The Bansko Old Town tour will bring you back into the 18th century Bansko. Together we will explore the hidden stories of the the cobblestone streets and fortified houses of the Old Town of Bansko. During the guided tour we will pass by 8 selected locations of the Old Town of Bansko and will learn the rich history, traditions and local culture of the town and its significance for Bulgaria. The Tour is giving us access to a hidden fortified Bansko house location in order explore the architectural styles of the 18th century Bansko houses. Furthermore the unique recepies of the Bansko cuisine are explained so that the guests can taste them after the tour. Dialect plays a majour role of the uniqueness of Bansko. It is way differetn then the Bulgarian language. As guests of the tour you will learn basic Bansko words, so that you will know how to experience it like a local afterwards. After the tour you should be experts in Bansko's architecture, culture, traditions and cuisine.
You'll start at
Bansko Free Tour
ul. "Nikola Y. Vaptsarov" 2770, 2770 кв. Стария град, Bansko, BulgariaMeeting point: Main entrance of the Holy Trinity Church
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  • Pass by Velyanova House
You'll end at
ul. "Gotse Delchev" 11А
ul. "Gotse Delchev" 11А, 2770 кв. Новия град, Bansko, BulgariaThe tour ends on the newest predestrian street of Bansko.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bansko Free Tour, ul. "Nikola Y. Vaptsarov" 2770, 2770 кв. Стария град, Bansko, Bulgaria
1h 30m
Return Details
ul. "Gotse Delchev" 11А, 2770 кв. Новия град, Bansko, Bulgaria
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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cathlay40 wrote a review Feb 2020
Burnley, United Kingdom3 contributions
Brilliant way to start my 1st trip to Bansko I'm a none skier so wanted to get to know the town scimirir was a really knowledgeable young man and in an hour and a half managed to show me old town Bansko and give a potted history from pre ottoman occupation to Bulgarian national
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Nikos P wrote a review Feb 2020
Ermioni, Greece22 contributions7 helpful votes
Very pleasant tour that will give you a different perspective about the city, the history and culture, it covers aspects of food, culture the past and present. I thought it was well planned.
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littlelil02 wrote a review Feb 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom25 contributions15 helpful votes
Just done the free tour of bansko and it was brilliant. Our guide was very informative and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in knowing more about bansko. We took a lovely stroll around the Old Town and learnt about all the history, culture, food and the people
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Joanne034 wrote a review Feb 2020
Paphos, Cyprus105 contributions14 helpful votes
We joined the walking tour on a Saturday in Bansko , we were a small group but it was an excellent experience. Our guide was very informative and passionate about his town and we learnt so much about Bansko and Bulgarian history. Well worth doing early in your holiday so you can
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AliciaGaysonLawrence wrote a review Jan 2020
County Dublin, Ireland227 contributions24 helpful votes
Hi all, I did this trip the other day and ended up being the only person on it. This possibly contributed to my overall impression of the tour. Having read all the great reviews online before booking it, I decided to take an afternoon off skiing and book this tour. To be
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Response from Bisevhotel, Owner at Bansko Old Town Tour
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Dear Alicia, Thank you for expressing your views on Bansko Old Town Tour For us is very important visitors to experience our tour and Bansko like locals. Therefore, we have organized a unique content about the history of the town, it’s culture and traditions. Walking around the old town with a coffee and pancake is a pleasent experience but will miss the local knowledge. recipes and stories that we are sharing with all our guests. Furthermore price is mapped to the respective costs that we have to organize and run such tour. The attendence of the tour is varying, so we are not dependent on the number of guests and will always do the tour even for one person. We would like to assure you that your feedback is taken seriously, and we will use it to improve our service. Wishing a wonderful stay in Bansko and Bulgaria. Best, Tsvetan Founder of Bansko Old Town Tour and Bansko Free Tour
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By: Bansko Free Tour
Very Interesting
Tsvetan was a very knowledgable guide having lived in Bansko for many years. His walking tour was interesting and a
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Complete introduction about the town
The tour was really interesting and it gave us a very good introduction to the village, its history, its peculiarit
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A Definite Tour
I found the guide to be informative and put across the information as best he could - considering the language barr
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Brilliant and informative tour
Excellent and helpful guide. Great information about the local language, culture and heritage. Many tips on cuisine
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Fun cultural experience
History, culture, stories and sophisticated jokes. The guide was welcoming and well prepared. Worth joining of you
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Great experience
The guide and the tour were fantastic! Interesting stories combined with great sights. I would definitely recommend
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Botyo B
It was very interesting for me to get in touch with the history and the spirit of the city. It was a great tour wit
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Great tour
Friendly guide, excellent grasp of English language! Learned a lot, despite several previous visits to the town
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Tony B
Bankso free tour
Very informative and funny. Would highly recommend. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Learnt so much about Somewhere I thought
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Informative and Humorous!
Thoroughly enjoyed the very first Free Tour. Our host was energetic, very well informed and humorous. Learned loads
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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