We were in Sofia for a short visit and really wanted to learn a little about the city. I normally love museums but the weather was glorious outside, and I didn’t have the time to read a book. The Free Sofia Tour was the perfect solution; casual but full of interesting information, outdoors but capturing the most significant buildings; not too long but full of anecdotal detail and colourful stories. An extraordinary number of people turned up for the tour, but the guides handled the situation well, splitting up the group and calling in an extra guide at short notice. Our guide was the lovely Kristina, whose in-depth knowledge of her city was surpassed by her charm and willingness to share personal stories with us. The tour covered a small area, distance wise, but years and years of history. Afterwards, we had a sense of understanding the city far better and were able to give a mini tour to our friends as we walked back from dinner that evening. My only regret is that we did the tour on the last night of our trip – had we done it on the first day, our wonderful stay in Sofia would have been all the richer. Thanks for a great tour.