Very well conducted tour which gives an insight to Sofia.
Our guide was Ivan who spoke very good English and is a great tour guide.
It's a pleasant two hour walking tour which enables you to get to know the major sites of Sofia.The tour is free and if you feel like it
at the end you give a small donation.
ARTHUR D, ISRAELTRIPADVISOR
I was a bit reluctant to take a free tour, is anything really free? The TripAdvisor reviews changed my mind and what did I have to lose? I decided to go to the evening tour last night, our tour guide Kristina greeted most of us and off we went. We were told we could leave the tour at any time, a donation at the end would be appreciated, you can even make a donation by credit card! A TripAdvisor review was requested and appreciated.
I am not a fan of tours, but this was fun. Kristina's tour had just enough history and humor and she made a point to learn a little bit about each of her guests which I appreciated. Before I knew it the tour was over, hard to believe two hours went by that quickly. I asked her for a dinner recommendation and once again her suggestion to try a traditional Bugarian restaurant was excellent. Our meal at Izbata ( www.izbata.bg) was excellent, try the chicken stuffed with spinach in phyllo or lamb with a minty sauce! Thank you Kristina for making our stay in Sofia a memorable one!
My husband and I really enjoyed this walking tour of the city. A much more personal approach than the usual red bus tours in other cities. These tours can be hit or miss.
We have three days in the city so we have time to return to some of the more interesting places for us, after this tour. It was a very sunny warm morning, so sun protection and water needed plus of course the camera.
First time to Sofia and can highly recommend it as a city break.
Bernie from Ireland
Went with family - 10 year old daughter and 12 year old son. Expected a lot of eye rolling. She loved taking photos and adopted our tour guide Kristina, son loved all the random stories about the historical people. Not a load of stats and boring facts. Entertaining, easy, best way to see Sofia's highlights in easy to consume spoon-feeds of information. In July recommend evening tour as cooler, Sofia is quieter and the evening light is stunning on the golden domes of the Cathedral. The end of the tour was close to the Sense Hotel roof top bar where we watched the sunset, and then over the road to the Victoria Restaurant - delicious food. - the perfect end.
LIZ J, UKTRIPADVISOR
Great tour for free. 2 hours of all the important places in Sofia. A lot of information and a lot of places to see, and all of this only in 2 hours!
We walked with her for 2 hours and learned a lot about the Bulgarian people and the history of Bulgaria and Sofia. Dessi has a great personality and is a very animated story teller!!!! We throughly enjoyed the tour, don't forget to tip..... it's worth it!
Sofia center is not big and if you have done your homework, it's better to go alone, or when you are ready with own ideas after the offered tour.
You have to do this tour!!!! It gives you a good idea of where everything is sutiated. Tourguides are also very friendly and knowledgeable. Amazing!!!
STEPHANBEZ, SOUTH AFRICATRIPADVISOR
This tour leaves from the Palace of Justice (under the Lion)! The guide was most pleasant and well-informed and in spite of my hearing difficulty I had no problem with her commentary. Great to get an insight into the complicated history of Sofia and Bulgaria as reflected in its beautiful buildings and archaeological sites. A must for any visitor to Sofia!
We did the 6pm tour and really enjoyed it. The sights were what we wanted to see and the stories were told in a good way. The history and information given was good and the guide was easy to understand and answered any questions.
KIERA S, INDONESIATRIPADVISOR