We had Stefan as our guide. He is absolutely great! During our 2hours 15minutes, (just stories and orientation without even going inside the churches and cathedrals nor anything) he gave overflowing information, history, myth and stories of Sofia in an amusing way that we don't wanna miss a word. And he could answer any question everyone asked. I felt getting to know more about the city afterwards! Definitely a must if you visit Sofia. Great job, Stefan!
MARIAY ADLEY T, HONG KONG, CHINATRIPADVISOR
Well I see 3 of those who were part of the tour with Martin on 15 th September have beaten us to it
My wife anne and I can only agree with all that has been set
Martin is quite a character and makes the tour not only interesting and informative but enjoyable
We love his sense of humour
This tour done on our first evening here is really enhancing our 4 day stay here
CHRIS BAZELL, UNITED KINGDOMTRIPADVISOR
This tour of Sofia (back in April!) was incredible. I am devastated that I cannot remember the name of our guide (she was short with short brown hair), as she was brilliant! Extremely knowledgeable and chatty, she described the ethos of the tour as being "as if you were given a tour by a friend of yours" and it was just that, however she knew far more than I would have dreamed of. Fantastic tour, it is a must-do if going to Sofia!
TOM W, YORK, UNITED KINGDOMTRIPADVISOR
I did quite some free tours so far in Europe and I have to say: Sofia is my favourite!
Our guide Martin welcomed every guest personally and it took him only a few minutes to make all of us laugh. He has a broad knowledge about Bulgarian history (yes, Martin I remember your major in history :D ) but instead of just telling the facts he tells stories to his guests and makes history come to life.
Even though I think Sofia is a nice city I'm sure I would have never discovered it alone the way I discovered it with the free tour. From a hidden bell to a church in a backyard to a old trade street in a underpass - Martin knows all the secret places and he shares them with such joy!
He speaks very good english, too.
I also loved the insight view on the ongoing protests and I've learned more about Bulgarian history than I ever thought I would.
Thank you so much Martin!
030MALISCHEN, BERLIN, GERMANYTRIPADVISOR
Very informative and free. It is a project worth supporting as well. An excellent way of seeing the main attractions of the city as it helps you understand better the city and its culture.
MANRICO B, MALTATRIPADVISOR
We went on this tour already loving the idea: a free walking tour through the city center.
We had Nikola with us as a guide: he was kind, friendly, funny, and took us to the most interesting places: you don't enter the churches and monuments during the tour (I guess there isn't enough time to do so), but he gets you so curious, that we went back to visit the inside of many of the monuments.
I don't want to say much more to not spoil the fun and the surprises, but: go, do the tour! You will not regret it. We went with our bulgarian friend and she also loved it.
And yes, it is unbelievable that it is free: the guy really deserved a big tip.
NINI_IT, VIENNA, AUSTRIATRIPADVISOR
Highly recommend it. Went in August 2013 while visiting a native Bulgarian, who even found it interesting herself. You see all the sights (mostly religious temples and statutes) with a friendly guide who can give you a brief history/explanations/answer any questions and recommend restaurants. Can't believe it's free!
ELINOR G, NORWICH, UKTRIPADVISOR
Just do it! You will pay as much as you believe the guide deserves. I mean, as a tourist, you will not feel that you are being cheated.
PAULAESTRADA, BRASILIA, BRAZILTRIPADVISOR
The two Free Sofia Tours we did were fantastic! The guides were fun and knowledgable with an insight only attainable from being a local. The walking tour really gave us a feel for the city, it's the perfect start for a trip to Sofia. The hiking tour was awesome, the Boyana waterfall was definitely a highlight and its worth the climb to see the amazing view over Sofia. Plus it's free!!
MICHELLE DEARLE, PERTH, AUSTRALIATRIPADVISOR
Organized by a non-profit organization. Very sympathic, young and informed guides. Tour takes 2-3 hours and provides a perfect overview of Sofia. They don't talk about the boring historical chronology but have interesting amusing facts about the city. Ask for Anna - she is brilliant!
GESCHNETZ, COLOGNE, GERMANYTRIPADVISOR