December 19, 2017
[Updated 2018] How to get to Bansko from Sofia | Free Sofia Tour

How to get to Bansko (from Sofia)

Dear travelers! We know many of you have already seen our lovely capital Sofia. You’ve probably walked around the historical part of the city with the Free Sofia Tour. You’ve strolled down the Yellow brick road, entered the ancient Rotunda of St. George, gazed at the beautiful St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. But now you probably want to spend some time outside of Sofia and you’re wondering where to go next? Well, for those of you who like skiing, snowboarding or hiking, going to one of our mountain resorts comes naturally as a next destination here in Bulgaria. One of these great places is Bansko. Let’s talk about Bansko! Bansko is a small town situated in Southwestern Bulgaria, surrounded by Rila, Pirin and Rhodope mountains. It is one of our most popular ski resorts and a popular site for recreation with its pine forests, mountain peaks and lakes near the town. The distance between Sofia and Bansko is 160km and it takes approximately 2 hours to get there by car and […]
October 30, 2017

Sofia Alternative Tour

Adventure seekers, Sofia Alternative Tour is finally here! Find us on Facebook 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 […]
January 31, 2017

The Free Sofia Tour Is Looking For New Guides

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 […]
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 about United States of America №1: The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France in 1884. Fact about United States of America №2: The current American flag was designed by a 17 year old Robert G. Heft, as a school project. He got B-. Fact about United States of America №3: Russia and America are less than 4 km apart at the nearest point. Fact about United States of America №4: By law, only dead people can appear on U.S. currency. Fact about United States of America №5: The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island, […]
August 12, 2016
Facts about the United Kingdom

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 about the United Kingdom №1: Big Ben does not refer to the famous clock tower, but actually to the bell. Fact about the United Kingdom №2: London’s skyscraper – The Shard, at 1,107 feet (350 m), is Europe’s tallest building.   Fact about the United Kingdom №3: There is nowhere in Britain where you are more than 120 km (74.5 miles) from the sea. Fact about the United Kingdom №4: Soccer, rugby and polo were invented in England Fact about the United Kingdom №5: It is illegal to die in the houses of parliament Fact about the United Kingdom №6:  Queen Elizabeth II doesn’t have […]
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 about Germany №1: The cities of Aachen, Regensburg, Frankfurt-am-Main, Nuremberg, Weimar, Bonn and Berlin have all been capitals of Germany. Fact about Germany №2: Most of the German Autobahn (highway) has no speed limit. Fact about Germany №3: The first printed book, the Gutenberg Bible was in German. Fact about Germany №4: The Cologne Cathedral took 632 years to build. Fact about Germany №5: Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz created the first motor-driven vehicles. Fact about Germany №6: 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 Interesting Facts we Love about Bulgaria

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 about Bulgaria №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 about Bulgaria №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 about Bulgaria №3: Sofia is the second oldest capital city in Europe and Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities on the continent.   Fact about Bulgaria №4: One third […]
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 about Spain №1: The country 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 about Spain №2: Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, after Chinese. Fact about Spain №3: The ancient Roman Aqueduct of Segovia was built in the 1st century A.D. and still supplies water to the city. Fact about Spain №4: Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first European to have seen or reached the Pacific Ocean. Fact about Spain №5: A 2002 survey of around 100 well-known authors from 54 countries voted for the most meaningful book of […]