Available in many countries around the world, the Free Tour is a perfect introduction to a city you visit for the first time. Free Sofia Tour will take you to the main attractions in the city, tell you the highlights of its past and present stories, and give you a history lesson in a fun and engaging way. It sets off three times a day, every day, from the Palace of Justice, no reservation is required. When the tour finishes you are welcome to leave a tip for the guide.
Balkan Bites – Free Culinary Tour
This walking food tour starts at lunchtime and takes you around several emblematic Sofia food venues and shows you the local culinary scene for free. You will taste both traditional and contemporary dishes (slow food and vegan venues take part alongside traditional restaurants and fast food places). Booking in advance is advisory (although not compulsory), the tour starts at two pm and last for around two hours. Tips for the guide are appreciated at the end.
Sofia Green Tour
This free walking tour focuses on the golden age of Sofia, paying a visit to its most emblematic buildings from the beginning of the last century and telling their amazing stories. It only takes place on Saturdays, starting at four pm in front of the Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. You need to make a reservation through their website.
Sofia Graffiti Tour
Delve into the rebellious atmosphere of Sofia’s street culture, discovering graffiti galleries and learning the stories behind the murals. The tour is free and it covers a small area in the city center. It is free but a tip for the guide is welcomed. No reservation is needed but make sure to come a little before three pm in winter/ six pm in summer to secure a place on the tour as they operate on first come – first serve basis. The tour only runs at the weekend.
Sofia Iron Star Tour
Rent a classic Communist-era vehicle from Sofia Iron Star Tour and discover post-communist Sofia. Choose among a Trabi, Volga, UAZ 469, and Izhe sidecar motorcycle and relax on your seat while listening your professional English-speaking guide telling you stories from the Soviet era. You need to book in advance, the prices vary depending on the vehicle and the tour duration, starting from 25 euro per person.
Sofia on Scooter Tour
When you are fed up with the hustle and bustle of the capital, rent a 50cc scooter and head out of the city noise to explore a few local monasteries. You can choose among small-group tours, private tours or you can rent a scooter to explore the on your own. You need to book a tour or scooter in advance and discuss your route with Sofia on Scooter Tour.
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