We took advantage of many free walking tours in various cities during our Romania/ Bulgaria trip, and this was one of the best. We went in the morning and there was a large crowd, but there were several tour guides so they split us up into smaller groups. Our guide was very thorough and informative with a nice sense of humor. She led us all over the city to visit the main sites and provide us with insight to the city, country, and sites. The tour lasted about 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
Ani, the guide is the best! Super knowledgeable, patient, dynamic and fun! You really get to learn a lot and see a lot and hear a lot of funny, interesting, absurd and incredible story abut the country, city and it's culture! A MUST DO in Sofia, an absolute staple.
The guide was very interesting, but was trying to much to be that, so she laughed to much and unnatural, but that was sign of huge effort. Her english was perfect and number and attractivity of informations stunning. She prepared even a tea at the warm fountain. I reccomend that tours highly. Also slavic charming!
A great tour with a friendly guide. A really good way to familiarise yourself with the best sights Sofia has to offer over two hours.
We attended the walking tour guided by Ivan on 2nd of July at 11a.m. It was a sunny day and we made wonderful pictures, each of them related to an important event or story of Bulgaria/Sofia.
I can only recommend the perfect oragnization and the smiling guide Ivan, also the whole walking tour- because within 2 h we heard the most interesting thing about the dontown and saw all the views (you usually find on the postcards with Sofia)!
I found also very nice that everybody gave some tip at the end of the tour for the volunteer student who showed us Sofia!
It is a free walking tour starts daily at 11am and at 6pm. It is run by university students. It is offered in several languages and the guides are extremely knowledgeable in the history of the city. In just under 2 hours you can learn a great deal about the history. It is a nice leisurely walk through a beautiful city. A must especially if you don't have a lot of time.
ANGELA J, USATRIPADVISOR
Deni was a competent and spontaneous guide who made the tour so interesting and informative. I have definitely gained insight about this city. Did not even realise that the 3 hours passed so quickly.
This was a wonderful experience that really brought the city alive for me. I was lucky enough to take the free tour with Martin (who also does the Communist Tour) at 6pm, following the 11-3pm free culture tour with Vicky. They were both exceptional guides with comprehensive knowledge and an infectious enthusiasm for their city, which was both endearing and informative. I make it a habit to take free walking tours wherever they are available, but I have never seen the level of creativity in any group to equal this one. This will make the city for you. Not to be missed.
Did the tour today with Viki and enjoyed it very much. Not only is the city and its history very interesting, but our guide made it personal with many anecdotes.
I heartily recommend it.
CHRISTOPHE DUPRE, CANADAFACEBOOK
Awesome tour guide Ani:) explain every questions kindly, Active introduction, very good atmospehre!!
XIAOZHOU REINHARD YE, CHINAFACEBOOK