- English-speaking guide throughout the tour
- Entrance fees to Boyana church and National history museum
- Transportation from/to your hotel
- Food and beverages
- Personal expenses
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Bulgarian capital is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Sofia has been an important city throughout its existence, mainly due to its crossroad location where the East meets the West, its mineral springs, fertile valley, and nearby mountain. Nowadays, Sofia is the most vibrant metropolis in Bulgaria and has a very eclectic and lively center.
There, within a short walking distance, the visitors can see neighboring sights of Roman remains, Turkish mosques, handsome neo-byzantine architectural masterpieces, Soviet monuments, catholic and orthodox churches, bars, coffee shops, grand public buildings, and tranquil green parks. With this tour, you will get a good insight into Sofia’s tourist attractions, visit the National History Museum and discover the significance of the Boyana Church (UNESCO) for the European arts.
- See and learn from an expert guide about the major highlights of Sofia’s center
- Trace the history of Bulgaria with a guided tour of the National History Museum
- Enjoy and learn about the famous frescoes of Boyana Church (UNESCO)
- Get the full story behind small interesting monuments located along the yellow pavement boulevard
The day starts with a short transfer to the National History Museum, occupying the residency of the former communist ruler Todor Zhivkov on the outskirts of Sofia. You will have a guided tour of the rich museum collection, with special attention drawn to the key dates, facts, and exhibits. Close by is the Boyana Church, which we will visit to unravel the global importance of its Proto-Renaissance frescoes.
The afternoon will be for a gentle walking tour of the center, where you will learn about the National Library, Sofia University, The Parliament, The St. Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral, the National Theatre, St. Sofia Church, Sofia’s oldest building – St George Rotunda (from the 3rd C), The houses of the Council of Ministers, presidency and the former communist party headquarters, the ruins of the ancient city of Serdika (dating from the 5th-6th C), the National Palace of Culture, the main shopping streets of Sofia etc.
Please note: Especially during the summer bring a sun hat, sun lotion and sunglasses.the tour is not suitable for disabled people. Children between 1 year old and 12 years old are entitled to 50% (please inquire, the discount is applied manually)