Self-guided Communist Sofia walking tour
Activities

Self-guided Communist Sofia walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Russian , Japanese , Chinese
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Learn about Bulgaria's Communist past with a private guide
  • Hop on a trolley to the to the National Palace of Culture
  • See the Monument of the Soviet Army
  • Explore the city on your own with a self-guided tour
What to expect

See the off-the-beaten-path sights that you only read in some of the most professional travel blogs and explore at your own pace with reading material. Uncover the secrets of the Bulgarian capital and its communist heritage in buildings, sights, stories and museum. Get ready for the most in-depth communist tour of Sofia!

The main focus of the tour is Bulgaria’s Communist past, and you’ll see traces of that history everywhere you venture. Begin at the Monument of the Soviet Army before hopping on trolley — a relic of older times — to the National Palace of Culture, which holds the annual congress of the Socialist Party (and which displays a piece of the Berlin Wall).

Next, meander down Vitosha Boulevard until you reach the former headquarters of the Communist Party, before heading to the site of the Georgi Dimitrov Mausoleum. The tour winds down when you head to the antique market around the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, where you can pick up some Communist-era relics.

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What's included
  • Personalized reading material (PDF)
What's not included
  • Entrance fees
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Driver guide
Where

"Aleksandar Nevski" Square, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

Meeting point:
Begin your self-guided tour at the entrance to the Alexander Nevski Cathedral.
What to remember
  • Note this is a self-guided tour, you will need to arrange your own transportation to/from the activity location(s)
  • This self-guided tour includes reading material (via PDF) available in English, Russian, Bulgarian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese
  • Please contact the tour operator to request your preferred language. You will find their information on the voucher after booking
  • The reading material (PDF) will be sent to your email address
  • This reading material will be a customized PDF in your selected language and will include instructions on how to arrive to the starting location, travel tips and detailed explanations about the sights you will visit
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When
  • Begin the tour at your desired start time - within the opening hours of the attraction/museum
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Provider
VIP-Sliven Ltd.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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