Sofia Jewish Tour
Free tour
5466 ratings


Sofia Jewish Tour is your chance to learn about the long and extraordinary history of the Bulgarian Jewish community. Never before have visitors and locals had the opportunity to see, learn and understand the history of our lands from this unique perspective! The perspective of the Jewish people that have been living here for almost 2000 years. Join us on this historical walk and follow their story from the days of the Roman Empire and the Medieval Bulgarian States, through the refugees of the Inquisition and the survivors of the Holocaust to the present day.

EN Flag Tours in English

Every Fri at 11AM

Who is this for?

The idea of our free walking tours is to show the 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 the free walking tour.



We believe that everyone has the right to a quality tour, regardless of their budget. At the end of the free tour, you are the ones who can value the service. That’s the only way we keep going every single day. We don’t have any other funding. That’s how we cover all our expenses (incl company service fees for each guest, government taxes, and insurance).


13+ Years of Experience

With more than 13 years of experience and thousands of positive reviews, our walking tours have become the #1 thing to do in Sofia, according to TripAdvisor users and other popular online outlets.



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
Big mama brown
Stockholm, Sweden
A very touching tour!
Please do not miss the FREE SOFIA JEWISH TOUR! Thank you so much, Slavyan, for a very touching and important guiding tour through the history of the Bulgarian Jews. You had the whole group including children and elderly people in your hand and told your personal story along with historical facts. It was the best Free walking tour I have attended and I have on a several tours in many European cities! It’s starts Friday at 11 am in front of the Sofia City Court.
Aug 2023
Incredible Tours
I have done all of their tours, The Free Walking Tour (English & in Spanish) Communist, and Jewish tour in Sofia and the Free walking tour in Plovdiv and I'd highly recommend it. The guides are wonderfully kind and informative ready and willing to answer any questions you can tell they are passionate about sharing their city and history with others. I currently live in Sofia, which is why I've done them all and always recommend them to any visitors we have. Quick side note the Communist tour is paid, the others are all free and as I mentioned above they are all incredible and informative.
Sep 2022
London, UK
Sofia Jewish Tour
I had time spare in Sofia and thought it would be nice to get a different perspective on the city’s history. The tour was very informative and it was particularly interesting to hear the guide's story of how his Jewish family history was impacted by World War 2 and the country's Socialist period. I highly recommend this tour.
Feb 2022
Bucharest, Romania
Excellent Jewish tour with Slavyan
I've done all of these tours organised by the 365 Association on my trips to Sofia over the past few years and they never fail to impress. All the guides are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional and love their city. This is a new tour and was absolutely fantastic and very thought provoking. Slavyan, who is Jewish himself, gave a very clear and comprehensive explanation of the history of Sofia's Jewish community over the past 2000 years. He was very knowledgeable and engaging. The story of how thousands of Jews were saved during WW2 by a few brave people, including the Orthodox patriarch who stood in front of the trains was incredibly powerful and told with great passion by Slavyan. The history of the Jews under communism was also very interesting- I hadn't realised things had been so difficult for them. Slavyan's own story, which he told us at the end of the tour, is really amazing.
Jan 2020

What should I know?

Our free walking tours run all year round, no matter the weather conditions.


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

Minimum Attendees

Guaranteed departure. No minimum number of attendees.

Additional Costs

The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

Payment Methods

Cash only.

Tour Details

When: Every Fri at 11AM
Duration: 2h
Languages: English
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