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Free tour of Sofia

  • Sofia
  • Available in: Spanish
  • Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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White Umbrella Tours nació en Praga en 2013 y desde entonces hemos ido creciendo y desarrollándonos en diferentes ciudades como París, Amsterdam, Munich o Budapest. Trabajamos para crear la mejor experiencia para nuestros clientes y gracias a estos y a nuestros guías seguimos ofreciendo nuestros free tours después de estos maravillosos 6 años.

White Umbrella Tours nació en Praga en 2013 y desde entonces hemos ido creciendo y desarrollándonos en diferentes ciudades como París, Amsterdam, Munich o Budapest. Trabajamos para crear la mejor experiencia para nuestros clientes y gracias a estos y a nuestros guías seguimos ofreciendo nuestros free tours después de estos maravillosos 6 años.

About the tour

This two and a half hour Free Tour runs through the heart of the historic center of Sofia and is conducted by expert and entertaining official guides. The objective of this Free Tour of Sofia is to bring you in a useful and practical way to the most relevant monuments, streets and historical episodes of the Bulgarian capital. It will also help you to know infinity of local curiosities and tricks to better navigate the city. This Free Tour will open the door to one of the oldest human settlements in the world. The old Serdica was a land of Thracians, Macedonians, Greeks, Romans, Ottomans, invaders from the east and west, from the north and south, merchants, good people, terrorists, communists, heroes, stubborn Democrats and evil fascists. The route that we propose has been carefully designed to encourage all of them to appear throughout this Free Tour in an orderly and exciting way. On this visit you will go to essential places in the city. Have the photo machine ready for when we take you to the Santo Domingo church or the Roman ruins. Discover, along with your guide, ancient paved streets of the old city of Alejandro Magano or the Emperor Constantine. Enjoy our explanations to find out how the Kingdom of Bulgaria appeared. Come to the Banya Bashi mosque to learn about the rise and fall of these Ottoman empire lands. The Sofia synagogue will speak of not so remote times, in which the Bulgarians showed infinite value to a Europe terrified by Nazism. We will advance in history and on the tour to reach fundamental buildings from the era of the communist dictatorship such as the headquarters of the Bulgarian Communist Party or the Parliament. There, your guide will tell you how the communist regime came and fell, under what conditions it lived in the town of Sofia and how the Bulgarians' relationship with their tyrants was. These stops dedicated to communism will be full of surprising anecdotes. In our Free Tour of Sofia there will be no lack of culture. The National Theater and different Bulgarian intellectuals will help us to continue writing the script of national and local history. When we arrive at the Royal Palace, Boris III will show us the disguise he used to free the country from the Nazi holocaust, leaving a space for conspiracy fans. The guide will finish his Free Tour in the Cathedral of Santa Sofia.

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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 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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