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Communist trabi tour

Your guru: Olga
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  • Sofia
  • Available in: English

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 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 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (3)


Simon Mortimer

7 months 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 Olga:

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


8 months ago

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



12 months ago

This fantastic tour left me very satisfied. friendly, accomodating tour guides that took their time and left plenty of room for questions. comments and fact were nuanced and sound in my meaning. very educational and giving, and at the same time entertaining and funny. but, as it should be, more serious than funny. highly recommended!

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