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 visited the university in spring this year, when Kris and Vanya participated in a panel discussion on the topic of “Countries in Transition”.
So on the morning of 16th after everybody got there, we divided the people in 5 separate groups of around 25 people each. Here’s how it all started:
Half of our team came on this Saturday morning to show around all our guests:
11AM Group 1 with Vanya
11AM Group 2 with Mitko
11AM Group 3 with Kris
11AM Group 4 with Krasi
11AM Group 5 with Dima
Sometimes we get really nice presents from our guests (read more stories like that HERE and HERE). This time our volunteers received AUBG T-shirts:
The morning tour was quite a challenge for our team because the five groups were moving on relatively the same route. And especially in the hot sun the shadier places are scarce…
There was also a big group in the evening that same day to complete the total record number of 140 guests in one day:
6PM Group with Boyko
We would like to thank all our guests for making history on this day 🙂
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