Afternoon Delights In Sofia Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    03:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Grand Hotel Sofia, ul. Gen. Y. V. Gurko, 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Return Details :
    ul. "Solunska" 13, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable 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

Know More about this tour

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

Entry/Admission - Ivan Vazov National Theater

Entry/Admission - The Rotunda Church of St George

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-Aug-2019

    My tour was with Danny and just me! He was amazing, made me feel very comfortable being on my own. Extremely knowledgeable and very humourous. Food was fun, but enjoyed finding out about the history, culture and general life in Bulgaria (Sofia) more. Well worthwhile!!.thanks Danny!!

  • 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

  • 06-Jun-2019

    I booked this tour for myself and two other friends who were visiting Sofia and Bulgaria for the first time. I read that these tours are for small groups only which was something we were looking for hoping that there will be a small amount of tourists. It turned out to be the best choice I made. We were greeted by Danny a local tour guide at the entrance of the National Art Gallery and there was only us three and him so we couldn't be happier from minute one. We hit it off with Danny straight away and our exciting adventure began. He was taking us to all the main historical buildings telling us the history of it with such enthusiasm and pride that we fell in love with the city during this amazing tour. We had his attention throughout the tour and we asked hundreds of questions and he was always happy to answer them. We had two stops during the tour for the local food tasting which was sufficient enough to keep you going until dinner time. Again Danny couldn't be more helpful and enthusiastic about it all. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour and particularly Danny to be your tour guide if you want to feel like a local in his company and learn so much about the city, the country, the history etc from such an enthusiastic, well informed, knowledgeable and inspiring young man.

  • 03-Jun-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

  • 18-Mar-2018

    First let me say the guide was knowledgeable and did a good job. Also for the most part I did get what was described with some exceptions. However, I thought I was signing up for a food tour. I've been on a few of those and normally there are >8 stops along the way on the ones I've been on. I have used it in the past to check out restaurants at the beginning of my trip to figure out where I'll eat over the week. I feel I basically got a walking tour with a Shopska salad, a yogurt drink, a glass of wine , and some Bulgarian cold cuts added in. The food was all good pretty large portions for a food tour (somewhat compensating for fewer stops) , however if I could do it again I probably would have gone for a walking tour only at about a third of the price and spent the extra money on dinner.

  • 25-Oct-2016

    Kan varmt anbefale denne tur, også selvom vi kun var 2 deltagere. En meget vidende og informativ guide, som tillige var nærværende og kunne kommunikere om stort og småt ved vores cafe og restaurant besøg.

  • 02-Oct-2016

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

  • 02-Oct-2016

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