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.
-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
- 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
Private, 4-seater, air conditioned vehicle.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
70 BGN - entry tickets for museums, meals, drinks and other personal expenses
-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.
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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.