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Explore the best of Sofia with our sightseeing walking tours

FREE SOFIA TOUR

5466 ratings
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When: Every Day
Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish

The free English and Spanish language sightseeing walking tour of Bulgaria’s capital (organized by the 365 Association) expects its guests every single day, all year round. Free Sofia Tour covers Sofia’s most famous landmarks and is led by enthusiastic local guides. The best attraction in Sofia according to TripAdvisor users. Approved by Tourist Service Municipal Company at Sofia City Municipality. Every tour is both fun and educational, the perfect introduction to the city and its thousands of years of history.

You can join us with or without reservation. Guaranteed departure. Booking is not mandatory. 

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Until June 20th:
Every Day @ 11AM, 2PM & 6PM

From June 21st:
Every Day @ 11AM, 2PM & 6PM
Every Friday & Sat @ 10AM, 11AM, 2PM & 6PM

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Every Day @11AM

Еvery Friday @11AM & 6PM

If you are an organized group of ten people (10+), please contact us at least 24 hrs in advance.

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Price

We believe that everyone has the right to a quality tour, regardless of their budget. At the end of the free tour, you are the ones who can value the service. The only way we keep going every single day is through the donations of our guests. We don’t have any other funding. That’s how we cover all our expenses (incl company service fees for each guest, government taxes, and insurance).

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13+ Years of Experience

With more than 13 years of experience and thousands of positive reviews, Free Sofia Tour (by the 365 Association) is the #1 thing to do in Sofia, according to TripAdvisor users and other popular online outlets.

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Guides

We have a team of local, professional, licensed tour guides with extensive training and experience, ready to provide the best possible experience for you while sharing their love for the city.

Other tours

Discover the best of Sofia with our team of wonderful local guides.

Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and largest city. Situated in the very heart of the Balkan peninsula, it is one of Europe’s oldest cities. It has by far the most dynamic cultural life in the country and offers a large variety of activities. The Free Sofia Tour covers most of the main things to see in Sofia: the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the National Theatre, the St. George Rotunda, the Bulgarian Presidency and many more. It will also immerse you into the city’s rich Roman heritage.

The city’s appereance today has been widely shaped by the twists and turmoils of the 20th century. One of them is the unique plot-twist story of the Bulgarian Jewish community during WW2, which is extensively covered on the Sofia Jewish Tour. The second half of the 20th century saw Bulgaria firmly locked behind the Iron Curtain. Make sure to explore this rather controversial period of Bulgaria’s history with our Communist Tour.

Any trip to Bulgaria would be incomplete without diving into our country’s unique food, folklore and traditions. Our Culture Tour is all about that! For those looking to explore Sofia off the beaten path, the Sofia Alternative Tour takes you to the city’s hidden spots on a quest-like adventure. To top it all off, Sofia’s great nightlife is also not to be missed! Our daily Pub Crawl takes you to Sofia’s best bars.

Activities

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Red Flat Sofia

By visiting Sofia’s interactive time machine of communism you will enter the home of a regular Bulgarian family from the 1980’s.
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Our Guides

Yana
Yana
Yana was born and raised in Sofia. Аfter studying Film in the UK and China, she returned to live and work in her hometown. Her passions are cinema, literature, nature and endlessly exploring new places and characters.
Vasko
Vasko
As a geographer, Vasko loves travelling and exploring both cities and nature. The 3 years he spent studying in London made him even more passionate about his hometown - Sofia. When he is not out exploring the built environment, you can probably catch him running up the mountains or doing any other outdoor activity.
Nina
Nina
Nina’s motto is “Carpe Diem” and she definitely lives by it, just ask her what her everyday schedule looks like: from doing presentations across Bulgaria for a global anti-human trafficking NGO, to giving private English lessons, to attending an art and/or cultural event she can always find a way to make it work.
Stanislav
Stanislav
Stanislav is first of all a huge optimist. Already a graduated actor, he is in a pursuit of his career both in theatre and cinema. A passionate traveller and hitchhiker himself, interested in history and reason, admirer of good literature and cinema.
Mitko
Mitko
Mitko was born in the love of his life - the city of Sofia which never stops surprising, exciting and meeting him with new people from all over the world. Most of his life he spent here before moving to London, where he studied and worked for four years.
Denica
Denica
Denica is a free spirit by nature. She loves music, travelling, painting, jogging and dreaming about her new adventures until she finally makes them a reality.
Tommy
Tommy
Tommy was born and raised in Sofia until the age of 17, when he moved to live in Belgium for a few years. Then he studied in the Netherlands and eventually in Munich, before moving back to Sofia to start a job in teaching.
Dimitar
Dimitar
Dimitar grew up in Sofia. He was 11 when the Berlin Wall fell down and he has a lot of personal stories from the Cold War times to share. In 2004 he went to Paris where he spent 10 years learning and working in theatre and cinema.
Anina
Anina
Anina was born and raised in Sofia. She studied Spanish and Portuguese and got a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations. She is in love with Latin America and her true passion is volunteering.
Alissa
Alissa
Born, raised and lived all her life in Sofia. Named after Louis Carol’s  “Alice in wonderland”  she keeps searching for wonders wherever she goes and whatever she is doing. Actress, dancer and restless traveller.
Vyara
Vyara
Vyara likes to present herself as an explorer of new places and people. She is not originally from Sofia but has been living here for the past 8 years which gave her the opportunity to discover the city’s many diverse sides.
Kathy
Kathy
Kathy’s career as a tour guide began in 2014 with Free Plovdiv tour at her hometown Plovdiv, but eventually she had to move to Sofia to study law at the Sofia University.
Viktoria
Viktoria
Was born in Sofia and is currently living in the suburbs of the city. She is happy, energetic and always ready for new adventures and friendships. She has a degree in political science from Sofia University and a master degree from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Ani
Ani
Ani... Although she travels a lot, she never moved to live in another city. Sofia gives Ani everything she needs: ) Ani is a professional actress, she performs on the theater stages of Sofia and Bulgaria.
Dino
Dino
Dino was born and grew up in Sofia, a fact that doesn't prevent him from rediscovering the beauty of the Bulgarian capital every day. Theatre and cinema are his passion: he graduated as an actor from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts and currently performs on the capital stages.
Alex
Alex
Although she is half Latin American, Alex feels a 100% Bulgarian. At present she is doing her Master’s thesis in Business Administration and Marketing. She loves singing, dancing, acting and she is a part of the new Sofia Gospel Choir.
Dessi
Dessi
Dessi was born in Sofia and has been living here all her life. After a series of trips around Europe Dessi started loving her hometown even more – not because Europe is not charming, but because it helped appreciate the less obvious beauty of Bulgaria’s capital city.
Vasil
Vasil
Vasil was born and raised in Sofia and simply loves this city. His lust for travel was kindled in school when he was taught the essence of tour guiding. School was also the birthplace of his passion for languages: he speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese, but is also interested in learning Russian, French and Swedish.
Slavyan
Slavyan
Slavyan was born in Sofia and firmly believes that he will stay there, although he loves exploring new places and has travelled around Europe, USA and the Middle East and really hopes to visit more places like Asia and New Zealand soon.
Nora
Nora
Nora is truly passionate about traveling, meeting new people, exploring new cultures, and always up for a new adventure. She has studied in Holland, worked in Spain and the UAE, and visited many spots on the globe. However, wherever she goes the place she misses the most is Sofia.
Nikola
Nikola
Nikola was born in Sofia and has spent most of his life in the city. His biggest passion in life is music. For him it is more than just a hobby as it takes most of his free time and is something that he hopes to do for a living.
Martin
Martin
Martin was born and raised in the city of Sofia. He has a master degree in International Relations, but his true passion is history, which is also his bachelor degree. Firm believer that understanding our history impacts the way we model our future.
Viki
Viki
VIKI is studying law at the Sofia university. She really loves travelling and meeting new people. Her dream is to travel around the world, but in the end she will always want to come back home cause Sofia rocks:D and it will be a real pleasure for her to show you her city and try to make you fall in love with it as well.
Stefan
Stefan
STEFAN was born in a 19th century house in downtown Sofia, spent most of his childhood in the ghetto, while still studying at the central part, so he has seen both sides of the city. He started learning English when he was four and ended up working as a freelance translator for several years.
Niki
Niki
NIKETSA is a deep thinker and observer. His eyes -- wide angle lenses -- trying always to capture every single detail, even what`s behind the curtain or invisible. Nevertheless, don`t consider him to be the most serious guy, as he is fond of goofing and joking around all the time.
Daniel
Daniel
DANIEL was born and raised in the beating centre of Sofia. In March 2012 he came back from a student exchange programme Erasmus in Prague, where he visited a free tour and then started showing his friends all around the city.

Tour Reviews

5466 ratings
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superam
Derby, UK
FABULOUS WALKING Tour
Kris was great. Humorous and informative. A super way to spend an afternoon in Sofia. Highly recommended and would be enjoyed by adults children or aliens.
Jan 2024
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Nia
London, UK
Free Sofia Walking Tour
I have done all of their tours, The Free Walking Tour (English & in Spanish) Communist, and Jewish tour in Sofia and the Free walking tour in Plovdiv and I'd highly recommend it. The guides are wonderfully kind and informative ready and willing to answer any questions you can tell they are passionate about sharing their city and history with others. I currently live in Sofia, which is why I've done them all and always recommend them to any visitors we have. Quick side note the Communist tour is paid, the others are all free and as I mentioned above they are all incredible and informative.
Sep 2023
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Jackie B
Best walking tour in my life!
My guide Johan/Juan was hands down the BEST tour guide I’ve ever had on a walking tour- I’ve done 20+ in different cities. The way he talks about the history of his country is so captivating. He could talk about a leaf on the ground and I would listen. His energy is seriously amazing. He definitely made my experience in Sofia better. Stops were all interesting and his explanation was just always full of energy and life- bringing the past to life. Cannot recommend this tour enough!!
Oct 2023
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Maria Sassetti
Great experience!
Tommy was absolutely great! The tour was very insightful and dynamic. We felt that we learnt a lot in 2 hours about Bulgarian culture and history
Sep 2023