Days Out: Varna & Black Sea Coast

Festa Dolphinarium
Dolphin show featuring acrobatics, music and audience participation. Performances daily at 12:00, except Mondays. Cafe with outdoor terrace and underwater viewing pool. Primorski Park, 9010 Varna.
Biliana Yachts
Offering one and three day cruises in the Black Sea, departing from the port at Varna. Meals and drinks provided inclusive, with trips ashore. 51 Lyuben Karavelov St. Varna.
Bratoev - Nikola Bratoev
Boat trip on Kamchia river. The trip is 30 min and starts from the Pristan Kamchia - Fishing village, Kamchia Resort, 25km away from Varna. Location map available from the website.
Complex Barite
In the village Chernevo 36kms from Varna. Comprises 5 houses, a national style restaurant, an open air museum of crafts, a hall for quiet games and a childrens playground. There are three ponds in the complex stocked with carp and a hunting lodge.
Varna Monastery
It was built in the 16th century, and is reputed to have miraculous spring waters. Even to this day, the church still performs services. It has a bell-tower and a small yard with a surrounding wall of stone and wood. St. Constantine and Elena, Varna.
Reptiles and lizards at the Terrarium. Varna Sea Garden, next to the restaurant "Horizont".
Varna Opera Theatre
Opera Theatre Varna. Ticket office open Monday to Friday 10:00-18:00 Closed for lunch 13:00-14:00. Saturdays open 11:00-18:00
Aladzha Monastery
Located 17kms north of Varna is the Aladzha Monastery. Cut into the rock is a chain of monastic cells, two churches and a chapel over several floors. Visit the catacombs to the south. Open 10.00 - 17.00.
Stoyan Bachvarov Drama Theatre
Two theatre halls, one with 560 seats and the other with 453. Everything from classical drama to contemporary plays. There are generally 8 productions per season and about 200 performances. Website in Bulgarian. 1 Nezavisimost Sq. Varna.
Marina BG
Ecological tours, motor yacht charter, parties, skippered/crewed charter. 11 Tcar Asen St. Varna.
Adrenalin Club
Bungee jumping off the Asparuhov Bridge. The office is in the city at 18 Parizhka Komuna St. Varna.
Exotic Zoo
Displaying over 70 species of exotic animals, 20 different spiders, and 20 types of turtles. Daily animal feeding. Located in the Sea Garden near the Horizont Restaurant, Varna.
Varna Aquarium
The Aquarium is situated in the Sea Garden at 4 Primorski Blvd. Varna. Three halls each with different species and including some mammals sea birds and sharks. Section on oceanography of the Black Sea.
Bulteam Adventures
Club for alternative tourism, team building and adventure trips. Activities include kayaking trips, canyoning, biking tours, caving, trekking and children camps. The office is located at 11B Toprahisar Str, Varna.
Atlantis MM
Sailing ship which is a replica of the "pint" Karavela, favourite of Christopher Columbus. Private parties, days out, team building, weddings, movie productions. From May to October with an established timetable. Office 18, Naval Station Varna.
International Summer Academy
Music festival and concert hall with tuition for young musicians. Tutors performances given. 43 Osmi Primorski Polk Blvd. Varna.
Roman Baths
Thermae - Varna. The largest public Roman era building in Bulgaria. Constructed around the beginning of the third century A.D. Made from stones and bricks, the building originally stood 20m high. San Stefano st. Varna 9000
Planetarium in Varna. 120 seats.The sky is projected on a hemispheric screen to enable you to see the movements of the sun,moon and planets. There are programmes in English but it is necessary to book 3 days prior. Vasil Drumev 73, Varna. Open 8 till 4p
Neophron Ltd
Bird watching tours along the Black Sea coast and inland lakes and mountains. Other tours include wildlife, natural history and culture, wildlife photography, one or two day birding trips and heritage short trips. Maria Luiza Str 17, Varna.
Zlatni Pjasatsi Nature Park
The forests of the park follow the coastal line. Over 20 rare and endangered plant species, 70 rare bird species and 25 mammals. The park offers guided tours, bike tours, educational programs and environmental schools. Varna 9007.
Roman Spa
Third biggest Roman ruins in Europe and the largest in Bulgaria. San Stefano Str. Varna.