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Communist Trabi Tour

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  • Sofia
  • Available in: English

About the guru Dany

We are a small group of local guides that want to share what we love about Sofia.

We are a small group of local guides that want to share what we love about Sofia.

About the tour

Sofia’s free communist tour, featuring a Trabant is now available every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 am. The meeting point is next to the National Palace of Culture and Starbucks on (Fridtjof Nansen Str.)

The tour is approximately 2 hours long and features an iconic classic car called a Trabant. The object of the tour is to take you back in time and make you feel what life was like for people living in Bulgaria during the communist era. Our focus is not to put you to sleep with statistics but rather show you what kind of challenges people had to deal with both during and after the communist era.

This is a tour for everyone that is curious about this period in history. This is why we have not put a price on it. We believe that everyone traveling to Bulgaria should have an opportunity to take something away with them.

Useful information:

The tour will require the use of the metro for one stop, if you need assistance with purchasing a ticket your guide will provide it. Also please dress appropriately for the weather.

No Reservations required.

Groups of 10 or more please let us know by email.

Meeting point
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How to find me: On the other side of the street from the Starbucks a Trabant car will be waiting for you :)
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule


What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €5, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (7)



9 days ago

An enjoyable insight into Bulgarian life as experienced during its political changes. This is NOT a heavy history lesson. It is a fun discussion about its politicians, playwrites, students and every ordinary person as they lived their lives through the political backdrop that resulted eventually in Bulgarian entry to the European Union. Our guide Ivo was knowledgeable, humorous and his English is near flawless. We covered everything from monuments to buildings to cars to escalators. Strongly recommended.



1 month ago

Ivo, our tour guide, was very informative and entertaining, and the quick drive around the block with Dany in the Trabant was a fun way to end the walk.



3 months ago

Great tour. Ivo answered all my numerous questions and the tour was very suitable for teenagers. We all got a ride in a Trabi from Dany which made the tour very memorable. Keep up the good work!



5 months ago


Simon Mortimer

1 years ago

Excellent tour, nice guide who was very informative and knowledgeable. Loved the ride in the Trabi. Well paced, nicely done guys, would defo recmmend

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Response from Dany:

Thank you for the review, Simon! We are very happy you enjoyed the tour! :)


1 years ago

Nice stories that make history come to life. Time passed very quickly.

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