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.
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
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.
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.
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
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