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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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  • 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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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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, at the very central front entrance, with a black backpack.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Sofia's Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Hagia Sophia
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Bulgarian National Art Gallery
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ivan Vazov National Theater
  • 5
    Outside visit
    St George Rotunda Church
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Presidential Palace of Republic of Bulgaria
  • 7
    Outside visit
    National Bulgarian Archeological Museum
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Council of Ministers
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Banya Bashi Mosque
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Regional History Museum – Sofia / Регионален исторически музей – София
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Sofia Palace of Justice

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

124 ratings
4.8
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Professionalism
4.83
Fun
4.57
Expression
4.77
Quality
4.75
Route
4.73
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Dawid 19 Apr 2024
Gostyń

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Very nice tour! Even though some of the group didn't show up, Ivan still showed us around the city! I learned a lot about the history of the city and the state. I recommend!
emanuel 24 Mar 2024
Lisbon

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
The tour guide no show???
Reda 20 Mar 2024
Redhill

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Highly recomend it! Ivan was very knowledgeable, profesionl and friendly. He made the tour fun and exciting. He shared with us different places to visit and suggested some restaurants to try.
Georg 17 Feb 2024
Vienna

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
Danke war wirklich toll
Anina 31 Jan 2024
Ely

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Knew his stuff, informative and friendly
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 2 people is 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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