Find out more about Bulgaria and its capital via monuments, buildings and museums
The tour will present the history of Bulgaria via a city walk in Sofia which will demonstrate by description of buildings and monuments the most important points of Bulgarian history.
The tour will include two of the following museums: National Archaeological Museum, and National Ethnographic Museum or the Museum of Sofia (it is closed on Mondays). They put on display important pieces of national heritage - pre-historic cultures and peoples, Thracian treasures, Ancient Greek and Roman artifacts, medieval Bulgarian tsardoms, Ottoman rule, nineteenth-twentieth century Bulgaria.
The Communist Bulgaria will be presented via architecture and buildings of modern Sofia. The tour will cover five millennia of historical development of Bulgarian lands.
The tour will end with a lunch or dinner in a restaurant opposite the Russian Orthodox Church dedicated to St Nickolas.
The tour can be customised and itinerary changed upon visitors' requests.
The tour will start with visit to the National Archaeological museum. It will then cover the following points:
St George rotunda, Roman archaeological sites in Sofia city centre, the Headquarter of the communist party, the Royal Palace and the National Ethnographic Museum or Regional Museum of Sofia (closed on Mondays), St. Sophia Basilica, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The tour ends at St Nickolas church. It could be extended with a lunch or dinner at Corso restaurant.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: In front of the National Archaeological Museum main entrance: 2 Saborna Str., 1000 Sofia Bulgaria
Duration: 6 hours
The weather may affect the tour, as well as the chosen items from the restaurant menu.
Walking. As an extra: a private transport can be arranged upon request.
- Guiding Services
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 BGN - The approximate price for a lunch/dinner plus wine.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I have no restrictions and can offer walking tours as well as by car in Sofia and other cities.
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We just spent a great day with Mihail learning about Sofia and Bulgaria. I've read up on both in preparation for our trip but, frankly, American history is a piece of cake compared to Bulgaria. Somehow Mihail brought it together. We walked all over old Sofia and had a great time while learning a lot about ancient, midi evil, and modern Bulgaria and Sofia. And on top of it all, Mihail is very nice to spend a day with.