“Grows, but never ages” is the motto of one of Europe’s oldest cities and capital of Bulgaria – Sofia. That is certainly no surprise given the city’s ancient history, dating back some nine millennia.
Located at a crossroad, connecting East to West, it has always attracted rulers and empires. Sofia has been home to the Thracians and part of the Roman and Byzantine Empires. It finally became part of the Bulgarian First Kingdom in 809 AD.
Through the ages the city has witnessed the rise and fall of two Bulgarian kingdoms, the rule of the Ottomans and finally, Bulgaria’s modern history – a tumultuous era, shaping its political landscape and witnessing its transformation from monarchy to socialist state and later to democracy.
Join us on an informative and entertaining private walking tour through the heart of Sofia. Along the way we take a look at the city’s turbulent and colorful centuries old history, stopping at various sites including the National Library, Sofia University, the Parliament, the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the National Theatre, the so called Largo – home to the Council of Ministers, the Presidency and the former Communist Party Headquarters, just to name a few.
* When placing your booking, please indicate the date you wish to take the tour in the Order Notes section!