Sofia sightseeing - day tour from Plovdiv

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Tour Number

Activity Level

116426


Categories

City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (basic), Russian (conversational), French (basic), English (fluent)

Discover the thriving capital and largest city of Bulgaria - Sofia


Sofia is a memorable city with a 7000-year history boasting of some artefacts from the Neolithic period. The first known tribes to settle in Sofia and the valley were the Thracians who established a settlement there in the 7-th century BC. Sofia's development as a significant settlement owes much to its central position in the Balkans. Three mountain passes lead to the city, which have been key roads since Antiquity, connecting the Adriatic Sea and Central Europe with the Black and Aegean Sea. The city is also known for its numerous mineral and thermal springs. On this trip we visit some of the Sofia's popular tourist landmarks like: the gold-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, The Ivan Vazov National Theatre, The Russian church - "St. Nikolai", the late Roman Church of St George (4-th century), The Sofia Synagogue - the largest in the Balkans, the Bulgarian Parliament, The Monument to the Tsar Liberator commemorating Alexander II of Russia, the early Byzantine Church of St Sophia (6-th century), etc.

Itinerary

Plovdiv - Sofia (1 h 45 min)
Sofia sightseeing walking tour (2 h 30 min)
Sofia - Plovdiv (1 h 45 min)

Some of the Sofia's most popular tourist landmarks seen on this walking tour are:

Sofia University
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - largest in Bulgaria
Ivan Vazov National Theatre
The Russian church - "St. Nikolai"
The late Roman Church of Saint George (4-th century)
The Bulgarian Parliament
The Monument to the Tsar Liberator commemorating Alexander II of Russia
The early Byzantine Church of Saint Sophia (6-th century)

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 9 hours

Transportation

Air-conditioned station wagon DACIA Logan, passenger capacity: 3. For groups from 4 to 8 travelers a van is hired at an extra cost.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation with an English speaking guide-driver from/to your hotel in Plovdiv, parking fee.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 BGN - Lunch in a restaurant in Sofia

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks
A Recent Review of this tour

Kamen is terrific. Communications with him in arranging the tours were easy. He responds immediately and is extremely helpful. He is very knowledgeable about everything from history to recommended local restaurants. His English is perfect and he's a really nice person. I highly recommend Kamen.
Ed Bronfin

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    190 USD(for up to 3 people) (duration: 9 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    116426


    Categories

    City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (basic), Russian (conversational), French (basic), English (fluent)

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