Full Day Sofia Tour

Sofia is one of the oldest cities on the Balkans found by the Thracian tribe Serdi. In 29 A.D. Sofia became the capital of the Roman province of Inner Dacia. Through the ages, the city played role as an important trading center in the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires. Under Ottoman rule, Sofia was the center of Rumelia province. Sofia became the capital of restored Bulgaria in 1879, with a population of only about 12,000. Today many streets, buildings, parks, and even whole neighborhoods preserve the architectural style from the turn of the century. We will explore the compact city center, Boyana Church (UNESCO) and the National History Museum - one of the largest on the Balkans.

per adult from

$84

AUD

Duration

7 hours

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  • What's included :
    • English-speaking guide throughout the tour
    • Transportation with modern air-conditioned vehicle.
    • Admission tickets for the Boyana Church and the National History Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Meals
    • drinks
    • personal expenses.
    • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria

    Your day of sightseeing begins with a short transfer from your accommodation to the starting point of the guided walking tour - Alexander Nevski Cathedral. It is considered the biggest Orthodox basilica on the Balkans and it is a true architectural masterpiece It was built in 45 years time and financed only by the private donations of the people of Bulgaria. With your guide, you will explore it from outside and then from the inside.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ivan Vazov National Theater, Dyakon Ignatii 5 str., Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

    The theatre's Neoclassical building was designed by the famous Viennese architects Hermann Helmer and Ferdinand Fellner. It has a striking and very photogenic facade. Your guide will tell you more about the history of theatre and the symbolism of the figures presented on the facade.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: National Art Gallery, 19 Fevralya St., 1 St Alexander Nevski Sqr, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

    The National Art Gallery and the National Ethnographic Museum are housed in the former Bulgarian king's palace. Did you know that the last Bulgarian monarch became a prime minister after the communist regime in Bulgaria? Some of the stories connected with the Bulgaria kings and queens from the Saxe-Coburg and Gota dynasty are as colourful as of their relatives ruling powerful kingdoms in Western Europe. Some of them will be presented by your guide in an intriguing way.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Sofia Church, ul.Parizh 2, Sofia Bulgaria

    This is the church that gave the name of the city of Sofia. You will explore its interior with the guide.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, Tsar Osvoboditel Square, Sofia Bulgaria

    The building of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria was completed in 1886. It has been proclaimed a monument of culture for its historic significance

    Pass By: Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai), 3 Tsar Osvobotiel blvd At the intersection of Rakovska and Tsar Osvoboditel Streets, Sofia Bulgaria

    The Russian church in Sofia is famous for its beauty. Many people still visit the grave of archbishop Serafim, who served in the church until his death in 1950, praying and leaving notes asking for their wishes to be granted.

    Pass By: TSUM, bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 2, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

    TSUM is an iconic shopping center in Sofia, which opened in 1956. it shares the same building with the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria.

    Stop At: Boyana Church, 3 Boyansko Ezero Str., Sofia 1616 Bulgaria

    The Boyana church is the closest UNESCO site to the Sofia city center. It was added to the World Heritage list, because of its second layer of frescoes, which dates back to the year 1259.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Cathedral Saint Aleksandar Nevski, pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Traventuria

Activity ID: V-6992P31

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