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16 ЕUR / 32 BGN
5466 ratings
5.0

COMMUNIST TOUR

Find out what it was like on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain by joining our Sofia Communist Tour. The tour covers a 45-year-long period of Bulgarian history (1944 – 1989), including the factors that led to it, its aftermath, and how it affects present-day Bulgaria. Our main goal is to present this controversial period of history in an objective and informative way.

The tour includes the main landmarks of communist history in the city of Sofia: Former Headquarters of the Bulgarian Communist Party, Secret Police Investigation Facility, Destroyed Mausoleum, Monument of the Soviet Army, National Palace of Culture, Memorial to the Victims of the Communist Regime, among others.

On this walking tour you will learn about the theory of communism, what Marxism-Leninism is, the history of communism in Bulgaria, and the pros and cons of the period. Topics also include World War 2, religion, industry, economy, housing, culture and everyday life of the Bulgarian people.

EN Flag Tours in English

Every Day at 4PM

ES Flag Tours in Spanish

Every Saturday at 4PM

Who is this for?

The idea of our walking tours is to show to city to individual travellers and small groups. If you are an organized group of ten people (10+), please contact us at least 24 hrs in advance, and we will arrange a tailor-made private tour for you. Otherwise, our guides will refuse your participation in this walking tour.

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Price

The price of this tour is 16 EUR / 32 BGN per person. You can pay online with a card or cash on the spot when you meet your guide. You can join this tour with or without reservation. Let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you are coming with a bigger group (10+ people).

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Quality tour

With more than 13 years of experience and thousands of positive reviews, the tours offered by the 365 Association are the #1 thing to do in Sofia, according to TripAdvisor users and other popular online outlets.

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Guides

We have a team of local, professional, licensed tour guides with extensive training and experience, ready to provide the best possible experience for you while sharing their love for the city.

Tour Reviews

5466 ratings
5.0
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Helen F
Want to understand Bulgaria? Then go on this tour. Real and revealing.
Absolutely fantastic, the three hours flew by. Vasil is a master storyteller and his openness to questions combined with his comprehensive knowledge and personal anecdotes made this exceptional. Couldn’t recommend more highly.
Oct 2023
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Hannah H
Brilliant walking tour and insight into modern history
This was the best walking tour we have ever been on. Our guide, Vasco, was so friendly and knowledgeable and it was such a pleasure to spend a few hours with him. The tour takes you on a journey through the communist history of Sofia and Bulgaria and it really puts into context how things have been shaped to the present day. Three hours seems like a long time but we could easily have done three more!
Sep 2023
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Maurizio G
Great way to spend a few hours in Sofia
Great walking tour. Especially if you're interested in the history of Communism. The guide was very knowledgeable on the subject and gives a good, balanced insight into the history of communism and how it affected Bulgaria. You'll also see parts of the city you wouldn't otherwise have noticed and be given information about their historical relevance. If you choose to take this tour, have some questions ready. The guide loves questions!
Sep 2023
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Sarah H
An excellent route to understanding recent history
A fascinating walking tour which shone a clear light on 60 years of troubling history.
Guide (Nicola) was superb: excellent story teller, extremely informative and balanced. Highly recommended.
Nov 2023

What should I know?

Our walking tours run all year round, no matter the weather conditions (incl weekends, national holidays, Christmas, Easter, etc)

Accessibility

Please read more in our FAQ section before you book a tour.

Minimum Attendees

Guaranteed departure. No minimum number of attendees.

Additional Costs

The price of the tour does not include personal expenses such as drinks, snacks and others.

Payment Methods

Online with a card or cash on the spot.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance.

Tour Details

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
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