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Communist Trabi Tour

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Balkan bites
  • 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

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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 €10, 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 14

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Jernej

10 days ago

Trabant ride was great! Funny guys, good english, open-

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Jennifer

2 months ago

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Elizabeth

2 months ago

Super increible! El tour nos ha encantado, Dany se lo trabaja muy bien! Recomendable 100%, empezamos viendo el coche y dando una vuelta en el, sinceramente increíble que podamos vivir esa experiencia. Después nos dirigimos al metro en un corto trayecto, y una vez en la estación central, nos estuvo explicando todo y contando diferentes experiencias. Muy interesante y entretenido! Enhorabuena muy buen tour!

Totalmente recomendado

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Sebastian

3 months ago

Great tour. The guides were very friendly and made the walk very interesting. Also, we got to experience the Trabi, which was great!

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Stephen

3 months ago

Ivo was our guide; Danny our chauffeur; both were informative and amusing. Ivo conducted the walk in a leisurely fashion, concentrating his delivery on Bulgaria’s Communist past. Yet, in response to the numerous questions he encouraged from his audience, Ivo veered off script quite regularly to relate how the era of Socialist domination still impacts contemporary Bulgarian life and society, some 30 years on. Overall, the story he had to tell was a compelling one, and relayed in perfect English. The tour concluded with a short ride in a Trabant, with Danny at the wheel, an experience that left me with the impression that its simple, utilitarian design was more ingenious than my school history books had led me to believe. In short, a worthwhile tour and a pleasant way to spend an autumnal morning in Sofia. Thank you.

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Tina

3 months ago

Great tour. We met Dany and Ivo. Dany gave us a history of the Trabi and then each couple had a ride around the block. Dany had to go to a christening so Ivo took over the tour.

Marvellous guide. We learned so much about communism in the dark days until the 1990s. Finished at 1pm. Very happy, the best walk we did in Sofia


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