Private tour

Highlights of Sofia: The History and Heritage of Bulgaria

Activity provider: MIEL TRAVEL
Private tour

Highlights of Sofia: The History and Heritage of Bulgaria

Activity provider: MIEL TRAVEL

From US$ 217.35 per person

Experience the allure of Sofia on a fascinating tour highlighting the historical, architectural, and cultural facets, and spirit of Bulgaria's capital. See famous churches and relics from Sofia's medieval past, then enjoy a delicious traditional lunch.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Spanish, French, German, Czech, Croatian, Dutch, Danish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Javanese, Portuguese
Pickup included
The tour begins from your Sofia hotel.
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  • Wonder at the Neo-Byzantine St. Alexander Nevski Memorial Cathedral
  • Revisit the 6th century at the Church of St. Sofia
  • Visit the oldest building in Sofia, the St. George Rotunda
  • Stroll the halls of the National Art Gallery
  • Learn the fascinating Bulgarian heritage at the National Museum of History
  • See the medieval Boyana Church, a UNESCO heritage site
  • Witness the magnificent National Theater
Full description
Discover fascinating Sofia; a unique city combining the wisdom of the past, and the verve of the present. Beginning at the medieval city walls, explore the streets of antiquity; Middle-Age churches and Byzantine edifices stand side-by-side, taking you as far back as the 4th century. Enjoy a pleasant tour covering all of Sofia's highlights including the 6th-century Church of St. Sophia, the St. George Rotunda dating back to the 4th century, the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevski, the Russian Church, the Military Club, as well as the beautiful architecture of the Sofia University, the National Art Gallery, and the National Theater. Nestled at the foot of Vitosha Mountain lies the National Museum of History, the next step of the tour, housing some of Bulgaria's national treasures, and the Boyana Church, preserving the spirit of the Christian Orthodox renaissance in a land rich in history. Experience a tour of alluring historical heritage in the heart of modern Sofia – and of course a relaxing lunch with local cuisine, and a glass of fine Bulgarian wine!
  • Pick-up and drop off from your hotel
  • Guide assistance
  • Entrance fee to St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
  • Entrance fee to the National Museum of History
  • Entrance fee to Boyana Church
  • Lunch at local restaurant

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    5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

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    August 28, 2019



    Romi, the guide was amazing. She gave us a wonderful personal and interesting tour. She is a warn, loving, guide, has great knowledge and knew exactly how much to tell to keep us interested and not loosing interest. Romi has a soft voice, that is good to listen to. We enjoyed our time together and sure will want Romi to be our guide next time we visit Sofia. Thanks to her we had an amazing experience i Sofia.

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    May 16, 2017

    Wonderful Introduction to Bulgarian History & Culture

    Excellent company of tour guide who was very knowledgeable, informative and engaging. Covered all sights that were on the list. Sumptuous vegetarian lunch (our choice) to end the tour.

    May 26, 2016

    Product ID: 5855