you need nothing more than this guided tour to discover Sofia! as Sofia is a small city and main tourist attractions are located in centrum, it is very easy to see everything on foot. the guides are very friendly and they provide the history of Sofia in a very sophisticated way. It is a must do in Sofia.
Went on this tour last weekend, Was shown around the city - mainly the point of interests & the history of it & where is good to go in your own time, had a great time I thought I'd enjoy it & was right :) Also a good photo opportunity, Nora our tour guide very informative & pleasant, I along with some others gave some tip/money for tour guide at end of tour (not necessary - I would even if its not much) as they dedicate their time & work for free, I did notice few (minority) that just left without even saying thank you let alone a small tip - that's so not nice ! Make sure you are not one of these people ! lol
Would I do this again & would i recommend it ? Oh Yes, a must do when you are here :)
MARK T, UNITED KINGDOMTRIPADVISOR
Thank you Filip for he amazing Sofia tour you made for us on 11.06.2014. I am a Bulgarian born and raised in Sofia, but the tour revealed me information and facts I didn't know. We had a lot of fun and I highly recommend this tour as a must for every foreigner and Bulgarian visiting Sofia.
I escorted a friend from the USA who wanted to join this tour. I was surprised to see a really large group of more than 50 people - from Brazil, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, the UK and some Asian country. It was a VERY good and informative tour - the guide Nikola was really fun and energetic and had perfect English language skills. We saw many buildings from the Thracian, Roman, Ottoman and Bulgarian eras - I learned many things that I didn't know about my own city. :) My friend from the USA was really impressed and we had a lot of fun during these 2 hours. At the end we even participated in a role play, explaining the history of the Bulgarian Royal Family. I would always recommend this tour as a MUST SEE in Sofia - done by volunteers, completely free and with a very high quality! Great work guys!
NIKOLAY C, BULGARIATRIPADVISOR
You must do it when in Sofia!it shows you around landmarks and gives you a bit of history and fun facts about each one of them. Filip who was our guide kept it light and entertaining but at the same time gave us good info on layers (and I mean literally) of Bulgarian twisted history. Tour is rather an introduction to Sofia than thorough sightseeing (you don't go inside the buildings) but gives you enough info to go back to most interesting landmarks and explore later at your own pace. Big 5 stars!:)
SIDONIE_80, UNITED KINGDOMTRIPADVISOR
we had the most wonderful city walk with a good guide who had the ability to tell about the city, history and sights in an informative and funny way. It took about two hours and gave us a very good impression of Sofia.
I was born and grew up in Sofia, but when I learned that there's a free tour, similar to those in other big cities, I decided to do it. The perfect opportunity was when my boyfriend and I visited my parents. Anna was an incredible guide and she did our tour unforgettable. She has not only a great knowledge of our history, but also presented it in an understandable, easy to remember and funny way. She made me feel proud to be Bulgarian. A big thanks to the whole organisation for offering such a unique way to get to know Sofia! I will definitely recommend the tour not only to my foreign friends visiting Sofia, but to everybody!
You get to know a bit of the rich history of Sofia, it is also funny. It takes 2 hours and gets you by the most interesting and beautiful places and buildings in Sofia. It is a fantastic and free initiative done by some enthusiastic volunteers.
LYNN D, BELGIUMTRIPADVISOR
The tour was great. About 2 hours long, it gives you a great sense of the city's history and contemporary life. The groups are just the right size and guide we had was great! A definite, easy and fun must when visiting Sofia.
We took the tour yesterday and our awesome guide Dema gave us a really good introduction to Sofia, answered all questions and tried to be as politically correct when it came to the past and more recent history of Bulgaria.
You'll be taken to the most famous churches, synagogues and a mosque along with hamams, the old forum and more.
It's completely free and while donations are appreciated I'm sure no one felt pressured.
MICHAEL H, GEORGE TOWNTRIPADVISOR