Sofia Full-Day Tour

Sofia Full-Day Tour

Visit Boyana Church, Historical Museum, St.Alexander Nevski Memorial church, St. Sofia church, St. George Rotunda

Sofia Overview

Sofia is the contemporary capital of Bulgaria. Its population grew rapidly during the Communist-Socialist era (1944-1989) - at the time of its liberation from the Turks in 1878, the population of the city was 11,649 inhabitatnts 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.


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.


Start: 9:00/End: 17:30h

Recommended period: All year round

Driving time: 1h 30m approximately

Walking time: 4h 30m approximately

Handicap accessible: Yes, fairly accessible

Special requirements: Comfortable shoes


Prices

1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4-8 persons

           9-18 persons

 

 99 Eur/ 194 BGN

 69 Eur/ 135 BGN per person

 59 Eur/116 BGN per person

49 Eur/ 96 BGN per person

39 Eur / 77 BGN per person

             The tour price includes: transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia, live guide in English, parking fees, entrance fees. Meals and personal expenses are not included.

  

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