8 thousand years of history in 2.5 hours
The Best of Sofia is a sightseeing tour of Sofia that tells the story of Bulgaria's capital in an interesting and fun way using the city as a background. Dive into layers of history, as we walk on Royal boulevards, Roman streets and Communist passages. We'll explore the depths of ancient Serdica, Medieval Sredets and modern-day Sofia. Learn about the people and events that shaped our city and inspired the following generations. Explore one of the oldest cities in Europe with a history that goes back to 6th millennium BC and witnessed the rise and fall of many kings and empires. Let me take you on a journey across the heart of Sofia and become one of us, the locals.
We'll meet in front of the symbol of the city - St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. We'll visit a grave, a memorial and the second oldest building in Sofia - the church of St. Sofia. Next, we'll visit a magical church that grants wishes. Nearby is a spot from which you can see two of the mountains that surround Sofia. The former Royal Palace is just around the corner. A hidden passage will take us to a Communist square, where three monumental buildings are located. From there we'll take a walk along a 2000-year-old road that will lead us to the Museum of Sofia History, also known as the former Central Mineral Baths. In front of it is the only functioning mosque in the city. Another Roman road will take us to the heart of Sofia. We only need to see a cathedral and a church before we finish the tour in front of the National Theater.
The route and schedule are flexible, so together we can create the perfect tour for you.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - in the center of Sofia, the nearest metro station is Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". You can reach it with the metro or trolleybuses 1,2 and 9.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Tour duration may vary depending on weather, national holidays and guests' schedule.
This is a walking tour. No transportation is needed because the city center is compact and the area covered is not more than 3 km.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 BGN - A bottle of water costs 1 BGN; A croissant with chocolate from a shop is 1 BGN; A pack of gum is 1 BGN; A nice souvenir is not more than 6 BGN; A snack costs around 4 BGN EUR.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Viktor is professional, knowledgeable, friendly — and in love with his city. His enthusiasm is infectious. He is very good at constantly checking back with you — how is this going? Is something missing? Is there something else you'd like to see/hear about? In our case, he was also very flexible. Our bus into Sofia was running late and he graciously agreed to push our tour back for an hour. Overall, a GREAT guide.