Afternoon Delights In Sofia Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    3:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Grand Hotel Sofia, 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Return Details :
    ul. "Solunska" 13, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Feel like a local in Sofia with this 3-hour tour. You will become a real Bulgarian by tasting the traditional food (shopska salad) and drinks (ayryan). Afterwards you will take a walk around the city with your guide, who will show you the Rotunda St. George, St. Nedelya church, Banya Bashi, Mosque and the Synagogue. Next stop will be Central Hali Market where you can buy some traditional products. The last stop of the tour will be a typical restaurant where you will taste fantastic Bulgarian wine together with different meat cuts meze: lukanka, babek, fillet Elena, pastarma.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Meet your local guide in the afternoon in central Sofia and set off on your walking tour.

Your guide will show you some of Sofias most beautiful buildings, such as the National Theater, Kings Palace, and the Presidency.

Continue from here to the Art Club, a popular bar thats a favorite with locals. Here, stop for a snack and try Bulgarias world-famous shopska salad, made with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, and spices. Plus, sipa cup of traditional Bulgarian ayryan a classic cold yogurt drink.

Next, take a walk around one of Sofia's most interesting areas: where the places of worship of three religions can be seen in the space of five minutes. Stroll around the Rotunda St. George a circular, early Christian red-brick church the Eastern Orthodox St. Nedelya Church, and the nearby Banya Bashi Mosque and Sofia synagogue, the latter situated in a square called Small Jerusalem.'

From here, visit the Central Hali Market: a building withmore than 100 years of history. Admire the early-20th century architecture of this restored covered market, and delve into the stalls to taste typical local sweets such as baklava(sweet filo-pastry dessert) and tolumbichki (fried pastries soaked in honey syrup). In addition, perhaps scout out and buyfresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and sausages.

Afterward, ride one of the newest underground linesin Europe to a stop nearthe National palace of culture, a communist-era conference center opened in 1981.

Visit a typical Bulgarian restaurant that showcases the citys 19th-century architecture and furniture. Here, enjoy tastings of some fantastic Bulgarian wine together with various meat cuts such as lukanka (salami), babek (dried, cured sausage), Fillet Elena (dried, cured meat), and pastarma (dry, cured beef).

Your tour then ends here, leaving you free to continue your tastings with a variety of classic Bulgarian hot or cold appetizers, main dishes, and desserts.

Inclusions

Snacks

Wine tasting

Guide

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had a group of 14 of us and all very much enjoyed it.
    My only negatives was there it says "wine tasting" you get one beer and one glass of wine. The snacks are small but nice. Although bread or crackers would have been good for last place to go with the food.
    Our tour guide was great. Very knowledgeable about the history of the city.
    Thank you

  • 02-Oct-2016

    Excellent tour, the guide was very good. Great value highly recommended