October 30, 2017

Sofia Alternative Tour

Adventure seekers, Sofia Alternative Tour is finally here! 365 Association proudly presents the beginning of something unseen… We have been exploring the city the way no tour guide did before. Therefore, we are ready to give you the chance to unfold some secrets that have stayed hidden even for locals. Until now. If you’re always searching for a way off the beaten path; If you want to see places on your own and take part in a treasure hunt; If you want to escape from the crowd and participate in something different than your typical tourist experience; If you’re not afraid of city legends and the ghosts behind them; If you sometimes act before you think and jump before you are pushed; If you think you can handle the Bulgarian style of communication; If you like riddles and you think you can deal with the pieces of the Sofia puzzle; If you’re comfortable with giving, taking and sharing; If you’re The Alternative Tourist Our brand new project is for you. Sofia Alternative Tour has two parts – one, in […]
May 2, 2017

Free Sofia Tour – Now 3 times a day!

Great news for the early birds! From the 1st of May Free Sofia Tour will have one more starting hour – 10:00 am, every single day! Spring is here. And since we’ve already taken our Martenitsas off but wanted to keep celebrating, we decided to add a new daily Free Sofia Tour starting hour! For those of you who are highly impatient to meet us and can’t wait until 11:00 am, we added a third starting hour to our tours – 10:00 am every morning, same place as always. We know very well how precious time is when you are visiting a new city for just a couple of days and we wanted to help you make the most of it while you’re here, so… this is the result! We are happy to announce that from the 1st of May until the 31st of October we will wait for you in front of the Palace of Justice not once, not twice, but three times per day – 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 18:00 pm.   So if you decide to join the Free […]
January 31, 2017

The Free Sofia Tour Is Looking For New Guides

It’s the beginning of February; Winter holidays are (unfortunately) gone, so we at the Free Sofia Tour are already starting to think ahead. You might have seen us on the street, you might have seen us in the media, you might have heard someone tell you stories of us… If you haven’t, this is who we are and what we do. Our primary goal is to make every guest of our tour feel welcomed to Sofia and Bulgaria. We want to ignite a spark of interest in such a way so that they would want to come back and recommend it to their friends. We are passionate about what we do and we constantly strive to make each tour personal, fun, informative, helpful and unforgettable. Take a look at our poster and if you see yourself in it, don’t hesitate to contact us. If you see someone else in it, don’t hesitate to tell them not to hesitate to contact us as well! Send us your CV by 20th of February […]
November 30, 2016

The Free Sofia Tour Movember challenge

November is at its end! For some it is a blessing, for others it is a curse and it is the same within the Free Sofia Tour team. It has been a challenging month for us not only because of the many tours we have done and the thousands of tourists we have taken around, but because Movember finished and now we can shave …uuuhm (*cough) share it. So what is the whole idea behind Movember and why have we done it? Movember is something that started in Australia in 1999 when a group of young men came up with the idea of growing moustaches for charity throughout the month of November. This is actually where the name Movember comes from – the Australian-English diminutive word for moustache “mo” and “November”. Nowadays it is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide. So if you have wondered until now […]
August 13, 2016

6 Facts we love about the United States of America.

Free Sofia Tour turns 6 years this week! To celebrate this, we made a list of the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. So far we’ve presented to you our #10 Israel, #9 Netherlands, #8 Italy, #7 Australia, #6 France, #5 Spain, #4 Bulgaria, #3 Germany and #2, United Kingdom. And finally, today we will tell you 6 interesting facts about our number 1 by guests visits with 10 344 visitors so far –the United States of America! Fact №1: The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France in 1884. Fact №2: The current American flag was designed by a 17 year old Robert G. Heft, as a school project. He got B-.   Fact №3: Russia and America are less than 4 km apart at the nearest point.   Fact №4: By law, only dead people can appear on U.S. currency.   Fact №5: The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island, but Rhode Island has almost 50% larger population.   Fact №6: The only royal palace on US […]
August 12, 2016

6 Facts we love about the United Kingdom

Free Sofia Tour turns 6 years this week! To celebrate this, we made a list of the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. So far we’ve presented to you our #10 Israel, #9 Netherlands, #8 Italy, #7 Australia, #6 France, #5 Spain, #4 Bulgaria and #3 Germany . Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts about the country under number 2 by guests visits with 9600 visitors so far – the United Kingdom. Fact №1: Big Ben does not refer to the famous clock tower, but actually to the bell.   Fact №2: London’s skyscraper – The Shard, at 1,107 feet (350 m), is Europe’s tallest building.   Fact №3: There is nowhere in Britain where you are more than 120 km (74.5 miles) from the sea.   Fact №4: Soccer, rugby and polo were invented in England   Fact №5: It is illegal to die in the houses of parliament   Fact №6: Queen Elizabeth II doesn’t have a passport because British passports are issued in her name.   Photo sources: Pixabay, […]
August 11, 2016

6 Facts we love about Germany

Free Sofia Tour turns 6 years this week! To celebrate this, we made a list of the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. So far we’ve presented to you our #10, Israel, #9, Netherlands, #8, Italy, #7, Australia, #6,France, #5, Spain and #4, Bulgaria. Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts about our number 3 by guests visits with 9052 visitors so far – Germany! Fact №1: The cities of Aachen, Regensburg, Frankfurt-am-Main, Nuremberg, Weimar, Bonn and Berlin have all been capitals of Germany.   Fact №2: Most of the German Autobahn (highway) has no speed limit.   Fact №3: The first printed book, the Gutenberg Bible was in German.   Fact №4: The Cologne Cathedral took 632 years to build.   Fact №5: Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz created the first motor-driven vehicles.   Fact №6: In Germany there’s no punishment for a prisoner who tries to escape from jail, because it is a basic human instinct to be free.   Photo source: www.pixabay.com
August 10, 2016

6 Facts we love about Bulgaria ! :)

Free Sofia Tour turns 6 years this week! To celebrate this, we made a list of the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. So far we’ve presented to you our #10, Israel, #9, Netherlands, #8, Italy, #7, Australia, #6,France and #5, Spain. Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts about our number 4 by guests visits with 6133 visitors so far – Bulgaria!   Fact №1: The Cyrillic script was developed in Bulgaria during the 9th century. Now it is used by more than 252million people in the whole world and in more than 50 lanuages.   Fact №2: The monarch’s title Tzar derived from the word for Ceasar and means emperor. The first Tzar in the world was the Bulgarian Tzar Simeon I. The last person that has this title is again a Bulgarian Tzar – Simeon II. Fact №3: Sofia is the second oldest capital city in Europe and Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities on the continent.   Fact №4: One third of the territory of Bulgaria is forested. […]
August 9, 2016

6 Facts we love about Spain

Free Sofia Tour turns 6 years this week! To celebrate this, we made a list the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. So far we’ve presented to you our #10, Israel, #9, Netherlands, #8, Italy, #7, Australia and #6,France. Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts about Spain, which comes 5th by number of guests with 5563 visitors so far. Fact №1: Spain is proud of having the world’s oldest functioning lighthouse, built by the Romans in the 1st or 2nd century and today called The Tower of Hercules.   Fact №2: Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, after Chinese.   Fact №3: The ancient Roman Aqueduct of Segovia in Spain was built in the 1st century A.D. and still supplies water to the city.   Fact №4: Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first European to have seen or reached the Pacific Ocean.   Fact №5: A 2002 survey of around 100 well-known authors from 54 countries voted for the most meaningful book of all time, they chose […]