Sofia with the motto "Growing but never ageing"

Art, Culture, & Historical

Snezhanka K.

Sofia
English
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 20 people

Visiting Sofia is a journey through almost 10 000 years of history on a guided walking tour of the city and you can learn how the city sits on land that has been settled over the centuries by Thracians, Romans, Huns and more. Marvel at its well-preserved monuments and outstanding sights, such as the East Gate of the Serdika, ruins from Roman times. You can experience the city's laid-back charm as you explore the delicious traditional bulgarian food. Should not miss "Shopska salad ".

Meeting Point

At your hotel or optional

09:00 AM

Sofia center

Will visit St.Alexander Nevski Cathedral. This is the most important and the most beautiful cathedral in Sofia, the biggest on the Balkan Peninsula and one of the biggest among all Orthodox churches in the world. Visiting the church inside.


10:00 AM

Saint Sofia Church

This is the second oldest building in Sofia, dating to the 6th century

10:30 AM

National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria

Pass by the Bulgarian Assembly

10:40 AM

Saint Nikola's Russian

Can admire the elegant guilted domes of the church.

10:50 AM

National Art Gallery

housed in the building of former Royal Palace of Royal families of Bulgaria

11:10 AM

City Garden

We will walk through the City Garden and fell the aristocratic spirit of Sofia from the 19th century

11:20 AM

Ivan Vazov National Theater

We can admire one of the very few buildings that has been restored in its original architectural style after the WW2.

11:40 AM

The Presidency Building

Will see the change of the guards at the Presidency Building.

11:50 AM

Church St.George (Rotunda)

We will visit inside the pearl of Sofia, the oldest building in the city, dating to the 4th century.

12:00 PM

Council of Ministers

Let's get acquainted with the communist architecture.

12:10 PM

Roman ruins dating to the 5th and the 6th century

Walk around original Roman ruins dating to the 5th and the 6th century. We will experience walking on a Roman street from the 6th century.

12:20 PM

Sofia History Museum

It has been housed in the former public bath.

12:30 PM

Banya Bashir Mosque

This is the only active mosque in Sofia, built in 1567 year.

12:40 PM

Central Market Hall

the covered market built in 1911 year

12:50 PM

Sofia Synagogue

This is a symbol of the peaceful cohabitation between Christians and Jewish over the centuries.

01:00 PM

Saint Sofia Monument

the statue of St.Sofia, a symbol of the city, erected in 2001

01:00 PM

Saint Nedelya Church

Here our tour ends. I can take you to your hotel or to let you taste traditional bulgarian food and bulgarian wine or traditional bulgarian spirits drink called rakiya, made of grapes in some good restaurant in the center of Sofia.

Ending Point

At your hotel or optional

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Includes: guide fee, hotel pick up or pick up from airport

What‘s not included

Does not include: entry tickets for museums, personal expenses

Important Information

Contact me with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you in another towns in Bulgaria - Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Rilski Monastery

This is a walking tour. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. You will need about 50 BGN - local currency for entry tickets and food and drinks and personal expenses.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time
$174/ per group