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May 29, 2020
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5 reasons why Sofia should be your first post-COVID-19 trip

As life in Europe is slowly transitioning to the “new normal” many are itching to travel. However, a lot of us are not sure how to go about it in a post-pandemic world where the coronavirus is still very much present. Many of the travel restrictions in Europe are expected to be eased in mid-June/early July. Intercontinental travel however, is still uncertain. Covid-19 has changed the travel industry. That’s why a lot of Europeans will be looking for vacation options within the continent. Here are 5 reasons why the Bulgarian capital might just be the perfect option for your first post-pandemic trip: Bulgaria is one of the least affected countries by the pandemic One could argue why that is. Possibly a combination of safety measures applied very early on, closed borders and local discipline. Whatever the case, the local health system was not overwhelmed and many lives were spared. As of the end of May Bulgaria saw a total of less than 2500 cases and 136 deaths. These numbers also […]
October 30, 2017
Sofia Alternative Tour

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. Sofia Alternative Tour is here! If you: are always searching for a way off the beaten path; want to see places on your own and take part in a treasure hunt; want to escape from the crowd and participate in something different than your typical tourist experience; are not afraid of city legends and the ghosts behind them; sometimes act before you think and jump before you are pushed; think you can handle the Bulgarian style of communication; like riddles and you think you can deal with the pieces of the Sofia puzzle; are comfortable with giving, taking and sharing; If you’re The Alternative Tourist – Our brand new project is for you. You will discover the hidden spots of Sofia on your own, […]
January 31, 2017
The Free Sofia Tour Is Looking For New Guides

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 Mo Bros

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
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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 №5: The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island, but Rhode Island has almost 50% […]
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. We are talking about 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 UK №2: London’s skyscraper – The Shard, at 1,107 feet (350 m), is Europe’s tallest building.   Fact about the UK №3: There is nowhere in Britain where you are more than 120 km (74.5 miles) from the sea. Fact about the UK №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 a […]
August 11, 2016
Facts we love about Germany

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. We are talking about 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) have 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. It was started in 1248. It was completed in 1880. Fact  №5: Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz created the first motor-driven vehicles. Fact  №6: There’s no punishment for a prisoner who tries to escape from jail, because it is a basic human instinct to be free. For all German-speakers […]
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! Facts 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. It is predominantly used in many countries such as Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and more.   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 (after Athens in […]
August 9, 2016
Facts we love about Spain

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 №5: A 2002 survey of around 100 well-known authors from 54 countries voted for the most meaningful book of all time, […]

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