October 27, 2011

Bulgaria Tourist Destination

Sofia is usually the perfect starting point for a trip around Bulgaria. There’s so many incredible places in our country that sometimes people might get confused. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. How much are thousands of pictures worth then? Priceless. Just take a look at the breathtaking photos in the Bulgaria Tourist Destination Facebook page. Here are just some ideas where else you could go from Sofia: Plovdiv – read how to get there Rila Monastery – read how to get there Veliko Tarnovo Koprivshtica
October 27, 2011

Change of time and weather

Clocks change to winter time on October 30, Sofia Echo reminds us. Bulgaria changes to winter time at 4am on October 30 2011, going back an hour to 3am. Moreover, according to the folklore calendar Saint Demetrius Day (26th of October) is the transition point from autumn into winter. The weather is already colder here so make sure you dress well! Free Sofia Tour will run every day, twice a day – 11AM and 6PM despite the cold. The evening tour in the winter is spectacular because it gives you a whole new perspective of the city with very well-lid buildings. Moreover, our guides are prepared for any situation and will meet you with a warm smile (and a cup of tea) even in the coldest of weather. Just take a peek at their backpakcs: We usually do not go inside the buildings. However, the guides of the Sofia free tour are ready do improvise and guarantee the comfort of our guests. There are several opportunities to get warm during the tour (such […]
October 22, 2011

Bulgaren in Österreich

Free Sofia Tour was featured in the magazine of the Bulgarians that live in Austria “Bulgaren in Österreich“. Check out the article (only in Bulgarian):
October 21, 2011

How to get to Plovdiv

Plovdiv the city of the 7 hills. It is the second biggest city in Bulgaria – Plovdiv – is a pretty good option for a day trip outside of Sofia. Usually the first option for people who have a day to spare outside the capital is the Rila Monastery. However, Plovdiv should not be underestimated because it offers a lot of variety and it could cater for all kinds of interests. It has a lot to offer when it comes to sightseeing and culture but it also boasts lovely restaurants and shopping streets. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s see some of the magnificent things Plovdiv has to offers from the albums of the city of Plovdiv Facebook page and then we will explain how to get there: Getting to Plovdiv from Sofia is easy. Here are the common ways to do it: To Plovdiv by Bus:  There’s a bus leaving from the Central Bus Station at every hour (even every 30 minutes in the […]
October 21, 2011

Sofia Architecture Week 2011

Sofia Architecture Week 2011 is coming soon (1-6.11) with a number of interesting events. Some of the exhibitions actually already started! Check out the full program here. Free Sofia Tour Association is also going to take part in the festival! Together with FUNKT ARCHITECTS, WhAT Association and Transformatori we will show you places that usually have restricted access. More details coming soon! Софийската архитектурна седмица 2011 ще ви изненада и провокира в началото на ноември с интересни събития. Всъщност някои от изложбите в програмата вече стартираха. Ние, доброволците от сдружение “Фрий София Тур” също ще се включим и заедно с FUNKT ARCHITECTS, WhAT Association и Transformatori ще ви помогнем да посетите места с иначе ограничен достъп … Очаквайте скоро подробности!
October 19, 2011

Where Magazine Sofia

Free Sofia Tour was featured in the first edition of the new Where Sofia Magazine that was published in October. Where Sofia Magazine is a guide-book style magazine with upbeat covers, extensive maps and information-rich content about where to go and what to see detailed on every page. Where Magazine’s useful articles, timely sidebars and comprehensive listings provide a complete guide to the city’s top restaurants, shops, shows, attractions, exhibits and tours. Where Magazine is distributed at leading 3-, 4-, and 5-star hotels, available in-room, at the concierge and front desk, plus visitor venues throughout the city. It is part of the Ink Publishers Ltd. with a license from the international guide magazines network Where Traveler. Check out the two pages presenting the Free Sofia Tour: Moreover, the publishers liked so much our blog that they decided to print in the first edition of the magazine one of the articles from it – “Museum of Communism“. Check out the story here:
October 11, 2011

TRIPup Sofia

Summer holidays are over and winter is at the door… However, bad weather can’t stop us from dreaming about new travel destinations with sunny beaches or snowy slopes. That’s why Triptrotting and Free Sofia Tour will bring together local and foreign travelers during the first TRIPup Sofia party on October, 17th at Culture Beat Club. TRIPup Sofia is part of a series of international networking events that take place all over the world. In Bulgaria this is the first event of that kind in and it will also present the two projects in front of the Bulgarian audience. All registered guests will enjoy a happy hour between 19:00 and 21:00 when a number of international cocktails (Apple Martini, Caipirinha, White Russian) will be served at almost half price. Make sure you come in time because there will be also welcome drinks (Sangria) for the first guests. After the official part, the evening at the club will continue till 01:00 with an after party, hosted by DJ Little George.  RSVP on […]
October 11, 2011

Jumping off a bridge

When a guest asks you if the highest bridge in Bulgaria is close to Sofia, you don’t expect them to wanna jump from it. First thought that crossed my mind was sightseeing places like Lion’s bridge or Eagle’s bridge… But that was not the question. The question was – which bridge is deeper so that I can jump from it? No worries. Anna from Russia didn’t have any suicidal tendencies. She was just brave enough to wanna jump from the Vitinya bridge. 120 metres deep. Not even a river below 🙂 Fortunately, she used bungee. Of course, we helped her arrange that and she was nice enough to send us a video from this adventure. Let me thank you for your help with it! That was wonderful! Her words. Indeed, bungee jumping is quite fun. It’s just one of the many incredible things to do in Sofia or very close to the city. I was brave enough to jump from just 60 metres near Karlovo. It wasn’t hard. But now […]
October 10, 2011

Charity tours – your contribution

As you might have read, back in August we did our first charity tours – the donations from both our morning and evening tours were collected to support one social home for disadvantaged children in the village of Doganovo near Sofia. Some Bulgarian friends of ours also contributed to the initiative. We received total donations amounting to 370 BGN. The school year in Bulgaria started on 15th September. Just 2 days before that, the children from the social home received new sport shoes. After the success of the first charity tour, we decided to make it a regular event. So now, every 6th of the month donations from both our morning and evening tours would go for the same social home. 200 BGN were already spent on new equipment – for a new project that the Fondation “Bulgarian Mothers Movement” started with the youngest kids from the house. They are making regular visits to the ranch “El Paso” in Vitosha mountain – to learn how to ride horses and to take care […]