Afternoon delights with Sofia

Afternoon delights with Sofia

Tour highlights: Spend an afternoon like locals do. Walk around the city center and taste Bulgarian sweets, Bulgarian wine and meze. See the main sites of Sofia – Kings’ Palace, National Theater, the ‘Small Jerusalem square’ , Lions’ Bridge. Visit the popular Central Hali Market.

Sofia, National Theater

Sofia, National Theater

Shopska-salad

Shopska Salad

 The tour starts in front of Grand Hotel Sofia 5*.

Our local guide will show us the beautiful buildings of the Natoinal Theater, King’s palace, Presidency and will lead us to the Art Club, which is a favourite place for the locals. Here we will stop  for a snack and try the world famous Shopska salad, prepared from fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese and spices and a cup of a traditional Bulgarian drink ayryan, prepared from yogurt.

We continue the tour through the Rotunda St. George, St. Nedelya church, Banya Bashi

Tarator

Tarator

Mosque and the Synagogue – situated in a square, called The Small Jerusalem, because in 5 minutes walk one can see very important monuments and temles of 3 religions. Then we will visit Central Hali Market – a building with more than 100 years of history. With it’s architecture from the beginning of 20th century it is now a modern b market mall. Here we may taste typical sweets like baklava and tolumbichki, buy fresh fruits and vegetables and also get some nuts or sausages.

Kolbasi

Lukanka

 After that we will catch the newest underground in Europe for one stop to the Lions’ Bridge. Nearby there is a typical Bulgarian restaurant – 4 houses, with common garden, which presents the architecture and furniture from 19th century from 4 different corners of Bulgaria. Here

we will taste fantastic Bulgarian wine together with different meat cuts – meze: lukanka, babek, fillet Elena, pastarma.

Wine

Wine

Here our tour ends, but you may continue the gustation with different hot or cold appetizers, dishes, desserts from the fantastic Bulgarian cuisine.

Starting time: 15:00

Duration: 2-3 hours

Minimum participants: No minimum

King's Palace, Sofia

King’s Palace, Sofia

Pick up: Grand Hotel Sofia 5*

Drop off: Lions’ Bridge

Price includes: English speaking local guide. Walking tour of Sofia. Visit of Hali Market.

Taste of several types of specialities – lukanka, babek, pastarma, Shopska salad.

Wine tasting of fantastic Bulgarian wine.

Drink a cup of ayryan, made from yogurt.

Price does not include: Items of personal nature.

Price: Adult – 36 euro / Child – 18 euro

* Valid for minimum 2 tourists

 

 

Breakfast with Sofia

Breakfast with Sofia tour

 

Tour highlights: Start your day as a real Bulgarian. Eat banitsa with ayryan for breakfast, taste delicious fresh fruits and finish the tour with the best baklava and boza in Sofia. See the main sites of Sofia – Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Hagia Sofia Church, Sofia University, the Parliament, King Liberator statue, Slaveikov square.

We will meet our guide at 09:00 in front of one of the symbols of Sofia – Alexander Nevski Cathedral. After a few words about this fantastic monument we will continue to a typical Bulgarian snack bar. During the short walk we will visit Hagia Sofia Church, built in 6th century and bringing the history of Bulgarian capital, a site full of energy and mystery. We will continue passing through the Sofia University, the Parliament and the statue of King Liberator, which are the main sites of the Bulgarian capital and are symbols of the coutry’s history in the last centuries.

Banitsa_and_ayryan

Banitsa

Banitsa

Banitsa

And then we will stop for a breakfast. We will taste Bulgarian banitsa, combined with ayryan, as Bulgarians normally do it in the morning.

Banitsa is delicious small pastry delight, prepared from dough and cheese, sometimes meat or nettle. It is unique food for Bulgaria and Balkans.

Ayran-1

Ayran

The ayryan is prepared from yougurt and gives the final touch of the breakfast.

Plodove

Fruits

 We will continue the walk along the narrow streets, which are part of the Old Sofia town and keep the history of the centuries. Our tour will leads us to Graf Ignatiev street, where is located a famous grocery market. Here you may buy some fresh fruits and vegetables or taste baked nuts and delicious snacks, as the locals do. It is a market on the street with many stalls, which compete for the clients attention.

Baklava

Baklava

 Then our guide will lead us to a famous pastry shop. On the way there we will cross the biggest open-air book store in Bulgaria and favourite meeting point for many people – Slaveikov square.

Boza-1

Boza

In the pastry shop we will taste a special and delicious dessert – baklava. It is very sweet and full with nuts. We may also take tolumbichka, cream-cake or other sweets. Here the best traditional Bulgarian deserts are prepared.

And of course we will combine the sweets with another unique beverage for the region – boza.

The tour ends about 11:45

Starting time: 09:00

Duration: 2-3 hours

Minimum participants: No minimum

Pick up: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

Alexander Nevski Cathedral

Alexander Nevski Cathedral

Drop off: Slaveikov square

Price includes: English speaking local guide, Visit of Hagia Sofia church and walking tour through Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia University, the Parliament, King Liberator statue.

Tasting of several types of banitsa, ayryan, boza, a piece of baklava.

Price does not include: Items of personal nature.

Price: Adult – 28 euro / Child – 14 euro

* Valid for minimum 2 tourists

 

Sofia full day tour

Sofia full day tour

 

Tour highlights: The tour starts with a visit to Boyana church (UNESCO listed site), the National Historical Museum – here you will see many collections of artifacts of Balkan history. Then you will go to Pancharevo lake for lunch and rest with touch of the nature. Boyana-church-1

The tour will continue with a visit of the Museum of Communism, proceed to the city center, across the National Palace of Culture and through the ancient St. George Rotunda, the Administration of the President, the National Archeological Museum, the 16th century Banya Bashi Mosque, St. Nedelya – old metropolitan cathedral, the National Theatre, the former Royal Palace (now housing the National Revival Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum), the Russian Church St. Nikolay, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, The National Assembly Square, where, in the middle of the square sits the impressive Tsar Osvoboditel (King Liberator) monument, erected in 1907 by the Italian sculptor Arnoldo Zocchi, National Art Gallery The Holy Synod, Saint Sofia Church, The Bulgarian National Gallery for Foreign Art, the Alexander Nevski Cathedral – the biggest one in Bulgaria and according to many – the most spectacular building in Sofia. The tour end at Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

Starting time: 09:00

Duration: 8 hours

Minimum participants: 2 full paying

Pick up: Hotel

Drop off: Hotel or Alexander Nevski Cathedral

Price includes: Full day tour of all sites in Sofia with mini-van, English speaking chauffeur, English speaking licensed guide, entrance fees of National Historical Museum and Museum of Communism

Price does not include: Lunch, beverages, gratuities to the guide and the chauffeur (optional)

Supplement: Lunch set menu 10 euro or you may choose from menu in the restaurant (optional)

Price: 74 euro

* Valid for minimum 2 tourists

 

Sofia evening tour and folklore dinner

Sofia evening tour and folklore dinner

 

Tour highlights: This excursion starts with panoramic tour with mini-van around the main sights of Sofia. You will pass by Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, which is the biggest cathedral in Bulgaria and the second on the Balkans. After that you will continue the tour with a visit alexander-nevsky-cathedral of The Square “Narodno Sabranie”. In the center of the square is situated the magnificent statue of “Tsar Osvoboditel”- King Liberator. The tour continues with panoramic drive by the Russian Church and the National Theater , the Presidency and the Council of Ministers. After that we will proceed to The National Palace of Culture and the National Stadium “Vasil Levski”. The stadium is situated in the biggest park in Sofia – Borisova Garden near the artificial lake “Ariana”.

At the end of this panoramic tour you will go to the typical Bulgarian restaurant “Veselo Selo”, which is placed among the beautiful forests of Borisova Garden.

Here you will have dinner, which consists of typical Bulgarian meals and enjoy a fantastic show by typical bulgarian dances and music.

Starting time: 19:00

Duration: 5 hours Veselo-selo

Minimum participants: 2

Price includes: Panoramic tour of Sofia by private car and rich dinner with typical starters, meals, deserts and folklore program in traditional Bulgarian restaurant.

Price does not include: Beverages, gratuities to the guide and the chauffeur (optional)

Price: 50 euro

* Valid for minimum 2 tourists