More than just a free walking tour in Sofia

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: German, English
Guru: Ivan
Quality Verified Registered on April 15, 2023

Hello everyone, my name is Ivan! I'm 32, born and raised in Sofia, professional tour guide since 2018. I have been tour guiding all around Bulgaria as well as all Balkan countries multiple times as a tour leader of international tourist groups. This is my passion and is a job that I really love. In the winter I'm a ski instructor, and in my free time I love to go hiking, play tennis, go camping. I'm interested in history, archeology, foreign languages and cultures. I love to travel in Bulgaria and abroad.

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

On this tour, I will explain and show you the rich and long history of Sofia and Bulgaria. You will understand it in just an hour time!
Recent human history in these lands can be called the first civilization on the European continent!

What places are we visiting in Sofia? 

  • St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • St. Sofia basilica
  • King's Palace
  • National Theatre
  • House of President, House of Parliament, House of Government
  • Ancient Roman ruins
  • The Mosque
  • The Central Bath
  • Main shopping street (end of tour)

I will give you recommendations for your free time, next day activities, out of town tours, restaurants, museums, etc. 

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  • Meeting point:
    pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 S...
    pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
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    I will be on the stairs of the cathedral, with a black backpack.

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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Shirley 25 Sep 2023
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Ivan took us an informative and enjoyable journey. He gave us insights to Sofia’s history. We went back in time to prehistoric times, through Roman period, ottoman occupation, communist era and finally modern Sofia. It was a really enjoyable experience. Thanks ivan
Lien 25 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
If you don't know which guruwalk to choose, choose Ivan! Super interesting and lots of information! We already walked around Sofia by ourselves the day before we booked this walking tour and during the walking tour we saw so many places we didn't see before! Highly recommend!!
Diana 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Ivan was our guide around Sofia and it was a really pleasant tour, as well as informative. We learned a lot about the city and Bulgaria in a friendly manner. Big thanks for the memories! (in our hearts and in print!).
NIMROD 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
we enjoyed from the tour
Rami 21 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Definitely recommended.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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