Full Day Private Tour of Sofia

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Tour Number

Activity Level

420746


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Children must be at least 12 years old.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Bulgarian (fluent), French (basic), English (fluent), Macedonian (basic), Serbo-Croatian (basic), Russian (fluent), Serbian (basic)

Explore the second oldest city in Europe, including UNESCO heritage site Boyana Church


Sofia is the second oldest city in Europe, founded 7, 000 years ago by the Thracian tribe Serdi. Later, Sofia was the capital of the Roman province of Inner Dacia in 29 A. D.

Through the ages, the city played an important role as a trading center in the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires. Under Ottoman rule, Sofia was the center of Rumelia province.

Sofia became the capital of restored Bulgaria in 1879, with a population of only 20, 000.

Today many streets, buildings, parks, and even whole neighborhoods preserve the architectural style from the turn of the century. We will explore the compact city center, Boyana Church (UNESCO) and the National History Museum - one of the largest in the Balkans.

Itinerary

-National History Museum and Boyana Church
Walking tour of the center
- Roman ruins of ancient Serdica
- Saint George Rotunda-the oldest church in Sofia
- Medieval Church Sveta Petka of Saddlers
- Mosque
- Building of Central Food Market
- Central Mineral Bath building and mineral water springs
- Remains of Arena di Serdica
- Saint Sofia Church
- Alexander Nevski Cathedral
- National Library
- Sofia University
- The Parliament
- Monument of Russian Emperor
- Military club
- Russian Church Saint Nicolas
- City Garden and National Theatre
- Council of Ministers
- Presidency and The National Guard soldiers
- Former Communist party house

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

Private, 4-seater, air conditioned vehicle.

What’s Included

Other: My time and service as your private driver guide
Transportation with air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle

Estimated Local Cash Needed

70 BGN - entry tickets for museums, meals, drinks and other personal expenses

What’s Extra

Other: The price does not include: entry tickets for museums, meals, drinks and other personal expenses.

Restrictions

-I am not a Mountain Guide.
-My van can fit up to 7 people, but for greater comfort, please inquire for a bigger one.
-I am permitted to guide only in English, Russian and Bulgarian.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a wonderful and very informative tour with Stancho. He is very knowledgeable, accommodating, polite and organized. We learned a lot and saw a lot in one day including the National historical museum and Boyana church. He was very patient with use and allowed us time to visit sites that were not even included in the initial description. We are very pleased with his services and we definitely recommend him.
Isabella Kanellopoulou

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    420746


    Categories

    Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No. Children must be at least 12 years old.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Bulgarian (fluent), French (basic), English (fluent), Macedonian (basic), Serbo-Croatian (basic), Russian (fluent), Serbian (basic)

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