Free Tour of historic centre of Sofia

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Chavdar
Registered on April 27, 2022

A cosmopolitan spirit here. Travelling apart, I have lived in Norway, Spain, and Australia, where I have both studied and worked for longer periods. Now that I am based in Sofia, it has been good fun showing visiting friends and family around. My passion for history, art, and culture has led me to become a licensed tour guide. It is a side job for me and I do it for the pleasure of being a good host.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

In a 2-3 hours walk through Sofia city's main see sights, my visitors receive 3000 years of condensed history of Sofia, Bulgaria, and the Balkans.
I use a multi-disciplinary approach to history (culture, sociology, and international politics). It helps my clients connect the dots on simple matters and make sense of complex issues.

The story behind the story is things that you would not find in brochures, blogs, tourist guides, and ordinary books. There are secret stops for a photo or curious details, and other extras, not included in the description of the tour.
All my visitors leave with further recommendations for what more there is to do and see in Sofia. 

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  • Meeting point:
    pl. "Sveta Nedelya" 20, 1000 Sofia Ce...
    pl. "Sveta Nedelya" 20, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
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    I will be wearing my grey/red autumn hat and carrying a small Bulgarian flag. You can also recognise me by the passion I exude :))

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Krsh... 04 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Chavdar tiene una pasión por su trabajo que se ve reflejada en la visita, es maravilloso cómo guía y tiene mucha paciencia y dedicación. Ame conocer la historia de Sofía con el. Seguro lo disfrutarán tanto como yo.
Dee q 27 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Experienced, enthusiastic and knowledgable host. Impressive understanding of the history of Bulgaria and it’s wonderful landmarks. Would highly recommend!
Demet 27 Nov 2022
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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
He was very great to explain and show around. Already prepared pictures. A bit too much history.
Vale... 13 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
I loved this tour in Sofia. It is a very dynamic walk, with many stops and interesting information. Chadvar replied all our questions and even took an extra time to give us a full list of food and restaurants recommendations. I really recommended this tour!
Manfred 16 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Did the 5 pm tour with Chavdar. We had some trouble locating the starting point. The tour was very extensive and we learned a lot about Bulgarian and Eoropean history. We thoroughly enjoyed Chavdar's tour of Sofia and even spent time afterwards discussing various aspects of Bulgarian culture.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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