WHAT IS FREE SOFIA TOUR?
The free English language sightseeing walking tour of Bulgaria’s capital, organized by a non-profit organization. Free Sofia Tour expects its guests all year round. The best attraction in Sofia according to TripAdvisor users. Approved by Tourist Service Municipal Company at Sofia City Municipality. The sightseeing tours of Sofia are organized by guides from a non-profit organization. Every tour is both fun and educational, the perfect introduction to the city and its thousands of years of history.
IMPORTANT! As of November 28th all our tours and activites will be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll be back on December 22nd! Check out our tours calendar for the most up to date information on the tours offered. You can still join us on Nov 25th, Nov 26th and Nov 27th.
20 AND MORE PLACES IN SOFIA CENTER:
START: Palace of Justice (Sudebna Palata)
- Start: Palace of Justice
- Sveta Nedelya Church
- Coat of Arms of Sofia
- Statue of Sofia
- Church of St. Petka
- Largo Square ruins
- Banya Bashi Mosque
- Sofia Synagogue
- Bath / Museum of Sofia
- Mineral waters
- Council of Ministers
- Former Communist Party Headquarters
- Rotunda of St George
- City Garden
- National Theater Ivan Vazov
- National Gallery (Former Royal Palace)
- Russian Church and Military Club
- St. Sophia Basilica
- End: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
As of Nov 28th all tours and activities are cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll be back on Dec 22nd.
You can still join us on Nov 25th, Nov 26th and Nov 27th at 11AM
Check our calendar for the most up-to-date information on the tours offered.
Duration: around 2 hours
Start: Palace of Justice
No reservation required!
COVID-19 Safety Measures:
All tours will be handled in accordance with the advice of the local health authorities. Our team is ready to assure you that all groups will be small in order to provide the necessary distance between people. All guides will be wearing a face shield or mask. The Bulgarian authorities are now requiring all to wear a face mask when outside.
Just show up!
Our tours run all year round a year, no matter the weather conditions (incl weekends, national holidays, Christmas, Easter etc)
Tours in Spanish:
Starting Dec 27th: Every Sunday at 11AM
If you are an organized group of ten people (10+), please contact us at least 24 hrs in advance to get information on our private tours policy. The idea of Free Sofia Tour is to show the city to individual travelers and small groups. For organized groups 10+ our Association will arrange a tailor-made tour for you. Otherwise, our guides have the freedom of refusing your participation.
Organized Groups Tel.: (+359) 988 920 461
WHAT TO DO IN SOFIA?
Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and largest city. It has by far the most dynamic cultural life in the country and offers a large variety of activities. The Free Sofia Tour covers most of the main things to see in Sofia. St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, The National Theathre, Bulgarian Presidency and many more. It will also immerse you into the city’s rich roman heritage. Ranked at #1 on TripAdvisor under the things to do in Sofia – tours category, Free Sofia Tour is a great way to start your trip in the Bulgarian capital.
After you have visited the best places to see in Sofia with the free walking tour, do not hesitate to dive deeper with us. Undoubtedly, Sofia’s appearance today has been heavily influenced by the 45-year long socialist period. Make sure to explore this rather controversial period of Bulgaria’s history with our Communist tour.
What’s not to be missed once you’re in Bulgaria is experiencing Bulgaria’s unique folklore, traditions and cuisine. Joining our Culture tour will get you acquainted with Bulgarian food, drinks, music, dances, alphabet in a fun and interactive way.
THINGS TO DO AROUND SOFIA?
Once you are in Sofia you have a lot of opportunities to travel around the city and explore Bulgaria’s beautiful nature. Sofia is one of the very few European capitals with a big mountain close to the center of the city – The Vitosha Mountain. It is a popular hiking destination during the summer and a popular place for skiing during winter time.
Exploring Bulgaria isn’t complete without a trip to Plovdiv – Bulgaria’s second largest city. Plovdiv’s beautiful old town and its millenia-long history are definately worth a visit. Plovdiv was recently voted as the European capital of culture 2019.
One of Bulgaria’s top places to visit is undoubtedly the Rila Monastary. This UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, situated in the heart of the Rila mountains will leave you breathless.