Sofia City Tour (7 hrs)

Highlights

  • See and learn from an expert guide about the major highlights of Sofia's center

  • Trace the history of Bulgaria with a guided tour of the National History Museum

  • Enjoy and learn about the famous frescoes of Boyana Church (UNESCO)

  • Get the full story behind small interesting monuments located along the yellow pavement boulevard

 

Tour description

The Bulgarian capital is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Sofia has been an imporant city throughout its existance, mainly due to its crossroad location where the East meets the West, its mineral springs, fertile valley and nearby mountain. Nowadays, Sofia is the most vibrant metropolis in Bulgaria and has a very eclectic and lively center. There, within a short walking distance, the visitors can see neighbouring sights of Roman remains, Turkish mosques, handsome neo-byzantine architectural masterpieces, Soviet monuments, catholic and orthodox churches, bars, coffee shops, grand public buildings and tranquil green parks. With this tour you will get a good insight of Sofia's tourist attractions, visit the National History Museum and discover the significance of of the Boyana Church (UNESCO) for the European arts.

 

Itinerary

The day starts with a short transfer to the National History Museum, occupying the residency of the former communist ruler Todor Zhivkov at the outskirts of Sofia. We will have a guided tour of the rich museum collection, with special attention drawn to the key dates, facts and exhibits. Close by is the Boyana Church, which we will visit to unravel the global importance of its proto-Renaissance frescoes. The afternoon will be for a gentle walking tour of the center, where you will learn about the National Library, Sofia University, The Parliament, The St. Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral, the National Theatre, St. Sofia Church, Sofia's oldest building - St George Rotunda (from the 3rd C), The houses of the Council of Ministers, presidency and the former communist party headquarters, the ruins of the ancient city of Serdika (dating from the 5th-6th C), the National Palace of Culture, the main shopping streets of Sofia etc.

Prices:

1 pers. - 90 Euro; 2 pers. - 48 Euro/pers.; 3 pers. - 37 Euro/pers.; 4-7 pers. - 28 Euro/pers.;

What's included:

  • English speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees to Boyana Church and National History Museum
  • Transportation from/to your hotel

What's not included:

  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

 

Please Note:

  • Especially during the summer bring sun hat, sun lotion and sun glasses
  • The tour is not suitable for disabled people
  • Children between 1 year old and 12 years old are entitled to 50% (please inquire, the discount is applied manually)