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Location: Sofia, Bulgaria | Sofia, Bulgaria
Category: Food & Drink
Immersion into historic Sofia's culture, food & architecture
Sights include the King's Palace & Banya Bashi Mosque
Stops for tastings at local cafés & the Central Hali Market
Chance to try shopska, ayran & Bulgarian meze with wine
Limited capacity - maximum 12 people per group
Guided walking tour of Sofia
Live tour commentary provided in English
Uncover the cultural charms of Sofia on this guided walking tour. Discover the city's fascinating historic center, pass impressive sights like the National Theater and the King's Palace, then indulge in a variety of traditional Bulgarian food and drink tastings to keep your energy up as you stroll.
Meet you guide at the Grand Sofia Hotel, right in the heart of the city, and begin your walking exploration as your guide shares tales from Sofia's past. Admire landmarks like the National Theater, the King's Palace, and the Presidency building, then make your way to a café for your first taste of Bulgarian shopska, a tomato, cucumber, and cheese salad. Wash it down with a cup of ayran, a creamy drink prepared with yogurt.
Wander by the Early Christian Rotunda St. George on your way to Small Jerusalem Square—from here you can see the largest synagogue in southeastern Europe, the 10th-century Orthodox church of St. Nedelya, and the towering minaret of the 16th-century Banya Bashi Mosque. Your culinary quest continues at the Central Hali Market, where stalls are piled high with produce and some the best baklava and tolumbichki cake in town. Indulge in these 2 delights as your guide shares the history behind this century-old structure.
Next, ride on one of Europe's newest underground systems to an authentic Bulgarian restaurant to end your tour over a glass of wine and a meze platter of lukanka sausage, babek salami, Fillet Elena cured meat, and pastrami-like pastarma.
Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book:
Children 5 and younger are not allowed.,
You must be 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.,
Maximum group size is 12 people.,
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
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