News from Free Sofia Tour

Some updates about our activity and latest news.

December 25, 2011

Tours on Christmas and New Year’s

Free Sofia Tour will be running as usual (both 11AM and 6PM) on both holiday weekends – 24th and 25th of December as well as 31st of December and 1st of January. Every day, twice a day, 365 days a year! We are looking forward to meeting everyone who decided to spend the holidays in our capital! Here’s some of the highlights of what’s going on in Sofia these days: Christmas retro tram running up and down the pedestrian-only section of Vitosha Blvd – 12:00-16:00 every day till 24th Green Christmas festival in front of the National Theatre, including an ice-skating rink – till 10th of January The biggest ice-skating rink on the Balkans at the Ariana lake – open 24/7, entrance fee 4BGN, renting skates 4BGN
August 31, 2011

BG ambassador to the US visited Free Sofia Tour on her birthday

Можете да прочетете тази статия на български език в Actualno.com. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United States of America – Her Excellency Elena Poptodorova – paid a visit to the Free Sofia Tour today. Her Excellency joined the tour in the middle of it when the guests were in front of Bulgarian National Bank. She joined a group of 19 visitors from seven different countries, including USA, UK, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy and Bulgaria. Since there were some friends of Ambassador Poptodorova among the group, we were quick to find out that she was born on the exact same day. Therefore the whole group of Free Sofia Tour’s guests sang “Happy Birthday” in her honour. Free Sofia Tour organizers would like to express their gratitude that Ambassador Poptodorova found time to join them on this special date for her. Ambassador Poptodorova listened carefully the stories of the Sofia free tour at the next couple of stops, including the presentation of one of the most cherished Bulgarian […]
August 17, 2011

5000 guests

There couldn’t have been a better present for our first birthday than the fact that on the exact day of the anniversary we welcomed our guest number 5000. Given that we never know how many people would show up, it’s quite the challenge to figure out who exactly is this guest. Fortunately, just like last time with guest 1000, our visitors made the task easier. This time it was not a couple but a whole Maltese family 🙂 All the guests at the evening tour got birthday cake but guest 5000 received a special gift – typical Bulgarian presents – small handmade table cloth and a traditional Bulgarian bell, called ‘чан’ (chan), that is used as a musical instrument and an ornament for different celebrations like kukeri dances. It is believed that this bell could scare away evil spirits. Now we are getting ready for guest 10000 🙂 We will keep you posted!  
August 17, 2011

One year of free walking tours in Sofia

As you may have heard, on Saturday we celebrated our first anniversary. What’s a birthday without a “Happy Birthday” song and a cake? There were Free Sofia Tour cakes with three different flavours for all of our guests both at the morning and the evening tour. We ordered the branded cakes at Take a Cake cupcake bakery. We were also extremely lucky and happy to welcome our guest N5000 at the exact same date of our birthday! How cool is that? Read more about this part of our anniversary here. You can see more photos of the joyous occasion in the album on our Facebook page.
August 13, 2011

Happy Birthday, Free Sofia Tour!

Already one year the numerous guests of Bulgaria’s capital enjoy the free walking tours around Sofia, guided by our non-profit organization. One year later, we would like to share with you what we’ve accomplished so far and how it all started. If we look back today, here are the key achievements of this year: 5000 guests from 87 countries and 6 continents. Most come from Europe and North America. Top 5 foreign countries visiting our tour are USA, UK, Germany, Spain, and Australia. However, we’ve had visitors from a lot of countries Bulgarian consider ‘exotic’, like Paraguay, Iceland, Singapore, New Zealand, and Rwanda. 5000 people who fell in love with Sofia and Bulgaria because of us; Around 450 tour groups. We had babies and grandparents, kids and teenagers, students and workers, backpackers and businessmen. 42 reviews on TripAdvisor and not a single negative one! TripAdvisor granted us their 2011 Certificate of Excellence, because of the consistently excellent ratings of our guests. Only positive testimonials all over the world; 2350 fans on Facebook, growing […]
July 26, 2011

Record number of guests

140 guests in one day. A new Free Sofia Tour record. 23+ countries. 4 continents (so far we’ve had guests from 5 different continents at a single tour, we are now aiming at 6… why not even 7). As you may know, we prefer smaller groups. This way the Free Sofia Tour experience is more personal and better for both sides. That’s why if you are coming with a bigger group, let us know in advance, so that we can provide more volunteers to show you around. Fortunately, this time we expected the bigger group for the morning tour on 16th of July. 85 students from a English-language summer school, organized by the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG). Apart from them, there were also 30 “regular” guests at 11AM. This was the second big group from AUBG for us. The week before that (9th of July) we revealed Sofia’s secrets to 94 AUBG students from the same summer school. We have already established good relations with AUBG. Free Sofia Tour Association […]
May 30, 2011

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Guide in Sofia – Free Sofia Tour won a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence because of the consistently excellent ratings of our guests! Thank you, everyone! Your opinion would continue to be the most important thing for us and would inspire us to perform even better! Looking forward to seeing you (again) in Sofia 🙂   Free Sofia Tour
May 29, 2011

Delay of the morning tour

Dear folks, today the morning Free Sofia Tour will begin with a little delay of 30 min. at 11:30 a.m. If you missed the tour because of our delay, you could come again for the evening walk at 6:00 p.m. We are really sorry for the incocvinience and wish you a pleasant rest of your stay.
April 21, 2011

Normal working hours on Easter

Even during the Easter celebrations Free Sofia Tour would run twice a day. We would be waiting for you every day at 11AM and 6PM!