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Free Tour of Sofia

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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.

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 the appointed time we'll meet in front of the Palace of Justice, a perfect place to start our free tour of Sofia. From there we'll walk to the heart of the old town, which will surprise you with every step we take. 

During this visit, we'll get to know part of Sofia's history. This city is a reflection of each of the cultures and ideologies that have lived here. You'll get to see all of its different architectural styles!

One of our stops will also be the Sveta Nedelya church and the coat of arms of Sofia, and then we'll visit the small hermitage of Sveta Petka, whose curious stone façade will surprise you!

The tour will pass the Roman ruins before reaching the Banya Bashi Mosque, one of the hallmarks of the Ottoman past of the Bulgarian capital. We'll also admire the Sofia Synagogue and discover the terrible episodes that took place in the city during the Second World War.

Other buildings we'll see during the visit are the Sofia Museum, the Bath House, the Bulgarian Communist Party headquarters, the Parliament, the Ivan Vazov National Theatre and the Royal Palace. Then we'll visit the Church of St. Sophia, whose ancient early Christian temple gave its name to the city.

To round off the free tour of Sofia, we'll see the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, considered one of the most beautiful Orthodox buildings in the world. The tour will end admiring this beauty after 2 hours of sightseeing.

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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.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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2 hours.

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

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


English speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 30 minutes before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

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


Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Palace of Justice

Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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Where does the activity end?

Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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