Sofia sightseeing - day tour from Plovdiv

Tour Number

Activity Level

116426


Categories

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

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

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 - Plovdiv (2 h 45 min)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Any hotel or address within Plovdiv city.

End location: Any hotel or address within Plovdiv city.

Duration: 9 hours

Transportation

Air-conditioned station wagon DACIA Logan, year 2008, passenger capacity: 4 regular seats + 2 additional ones on third row of seats (fold-down rear seats). For groups of 5-8 persons a van is hired at an extra cost.

What’s Included

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

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