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Free Tour of Sofia
Activities in Sofia

Free Tour of Sofia

  • Free
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

What better way to get to know Sofia than with a free tour in English?! Explore the main sights in the Bulgarian capital with this walking tour.

Free Tour of Sofia

At 10:30 am the tour meets in front of the courthouse: and the free tour of the capital of Bulgaria begins! From there we'll make our way to the heart of the old town, filled with surprises around every turn!

First of all, we'll get to know the history of Sofia, filled with Thracians, Macedonians, Greeks, Romans, Ottomans and cultures from all over the world. The result is a city that reflects every one of the cultures and ideologies that has lived there, and can be seen in the eclectic architectural style!

First we'll pass by the St Nedelya Church, and the city's Roman ruins before reaching the Banya Bashi Mosque, one of many signs of the presence of the Ottoman empire ain the Bulgarian Capital. Then it's onwards to the Sofia Synagogue, where we'll discover the terrible acts which took place during the Second World War.

Among other highlights, is the headquarters of the Bulgarian Communist Party, the Parliament Building, the National Theatre, and the Royal Palace. And we'll pass by the "Largo", an ensemble of three Stalinist buildings from the 1950s, and one of he most popular sights in the city, as well as the Statue of Sveta Sofia and the Sveti Georgi (St. George) church.

And the cherry on the cake comes when we make our way to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, considered one of the most beautiful orthodox buildings in the world. Sure to be a hit!

The tour then comes to an end at around 1 pm.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

More Information

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 2 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Sofia Courthouse