Your Day In Sofia

We start our tour with the only UNESCO World Heritage monument in the vicinity of Sofia - Boyana Church - small in size and it only takes 30 min to visit, but its frescoes have an enormous contribution to the world history of art. Then we will visit the National History Museum, which will guide you though the 14-century long history of Bulgaria. By that time our hunger for knowledge and local delicious meal is strong enough for a visit to a little secret restaurant, established in 1927, where we continue with pleasure our chat about the topics you are interested in - communism soviet era, Turkish occupation, participation of Bulgaria in World War 1 and 2 and many more.

In the afternoon we will park our vehicle at Alexander Nevski Square for a visit of the largest church on the Balkans, followed by an underground tour of St. Sofia Church catacombs from Byzantine time. We continue with a stroll to the Russian church, the National Theater and its garden, the Rotunda St.George (round church), the Roman remains and we finish our walk by the Mosque Bania Bashi, where we will enter in the Museum of History of Sofia, the Hall market and the thermal springs nearby.

Sofia Overview

Sofia is the contemporary capital of Bulgaria. Its population grew rapidly during the Communist-Socialist era (1944-1989). At the time of the liberation from the Turks in 1878, the population of the city was 11,649 inhabitants and for a few decades after that the city experienced large population growth mainly from other regions of the country.

During World War 2, Sofia was bombed by allied aircrafts in late 1943 and early 1944. Unfortunately a huge part of the city center was destroyed. As a consequence of the invasion of the Soviet Red Army, Bulgaria's government, which was allied with Germany, was overthrown. The transformations of Bulgaria into a People's Republic in 1946 and Republic of Bulgaria marked significant changes in the city's appearance. The population of Sofia expanded rapidly due to migration from the country. Whole new residential areas were built in the outskirts of the city, like Druzhba, Mladost and Lyulin.

Prices 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons 9-18 persons
149 € per person 79 € per person 69 € per person 59 € per person 49 € per person

The tour price is based on the number of people in your party and includes: transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia, live guide in English, parking fees, entrance fees. Meals and personal expenses are not included.

      Definitely recommend this trip with V Travel as their guides seem to really know the history behind the sites. Ivan was out guide and he had an answer for every... read more

    eightynine
    10/21/2019

      A long day (4 hours each way) but so very enjoyable! We were collected by our Guide Ivan, who was super professional & knowledgable, whilst also friendly. A great... read more

    Zymotic
    1/28/2020

      Well worth the money.
    The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Picked up from outside our apartment and taken right into the heart of Skopje.
    If you decide to... read more

    hankey5
    1/25/2020

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