Take a walk through Sofia to visit its top attractions and enjoy breakfast as the locals do, with some delicious banitsa and a drink of ayryan. Continue along the narrow streets of old Sofia to a famous local market. Try some baklava, a favorite sweet.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in front of Alexander Nevski Cathedral and head out on a short walk to see the city’s sights.
See Hagia Sofia Church, built in 6th century, pass through Sofia University, and visit the Parliament and Sofia University. Stop at these and other important historical monuments on your 3-hour guided walk.
Stop for breakfast and enjoy Bulgarian banitsa, along with ayryan, as Bulgarians normally do in the morning.
Banitsa is made from dough and cheese and sometimes meat. It is a taste treat unique to Bulgaria and the Balkans. Ayryan is a drink prepared from yogurt that is a perfect final touch to the breakfast.
Continue walking along the narrow streets, which are part of old Sofia, to Graf Ignatiev Street and a famous local market. You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables or taste baked nuts or delicious snacks. It is a market with many stalls, all competing for the buyers’ attention.
Your guide will lead you to a famous pastry shop. Along the way, you pass through the biggest open-air bookstore in Bulgaria – a favorite meeting point for many people.
At one of the best pastry shops featuring traditional Bulgarian desserts, you’ll taste a delicious dessert called baklava. It is very sweet and filled with nuts. You might also try tolumbichka, cream cake, or other sweets.
Be sure to sample another unique regional beverage, fermented boza, with your baklava.
- Walking tour with professional English-speaking guide
- Breakfast (including banitsa and ayryan)
- Dessert (baklava and beverage)
- Tips and gratuities