Guided tour

Sofia: Flea and Food Markets Tour

Activity provider: Sofia Event House
Guided tour

Sofia: Flea and Food Markets Tour

Activity provider: Sofia Event House

From US$ 43.38 per person

Explore Sofia's most notable markets and find the hidden gems in the city with a local guide. Learn about Sofia's history and try traditional dishes.

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  • Explore the markets in Sofia with an expert guide
  • Sample traditional cuisine at 4 different food stops
  • Learn more about Bulgarian history and food
  • Peruse the markets for souvenirs and antiques
Full description

Enjoy a fun day exploring Sofia's markets, popular with both locals and tourists, in the company of an expert local guide. Indulge in some traditional street food and drinks and get to know the local cuisine at 4 food stops. During the tour, visit the popular markets in Sofia — the Flea Market, the Central Market Hall, the Hali Market, and the Women's Market. Find out how they are all representative parts of different historical periods — the Postcommunist era, Communism, the Kingdom period, and the Ottoman presence in Bulgaria. Along the way, pass by and hear about the history of some of the most important sights and landmarks in the city. These include Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Saint Sofia Church, The Largo, the Roman ruins, the Banya Bashi Mosque, Sofia Synagogue, Lion Bridge, and more. You might also find some great souvenirs and antiques, if that's your thing. .

  • Expert local guide
  • 4 food stops with local dishes
  • A soft drink at the last food stop
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Stefan Stambolov Monument, a sculpture of a split head in Crystal Park. Please arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • The tour involves about 3 kilometers/2 miles of walking with stops
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 8 reviews

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    Excellent! Our group was age 21 to 28 and highly recommend. We did this our first day in Sofia to help us get a feel for the city. Was fun and informative. Come hungry… we were still stuffed with food. Thanks from Liz, Sid, and Matt. Canada.

    March 26, 2023

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    Product ID: 309168