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Sofia 3-Hour Food, Culture, and Heritage Tour

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Feel like a true local in Sofia with a 3-hour food, heritage, and culture tour. See the city's iconic sights and learn about history and architecture. Then enjoy stops at traditional restaurants and popular cafes to sample famous Bulgarian food and wine.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 3:00 PM
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  • Feel like a local in Sofia as you visit favorite spots and ride public transportation
  • Taste the famous shopska salad and drink ayryan
  • Sample local Bulgarian wine along with a meze meat platter
  • See the main symbols and icons of Sofia and admire the local architecture
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Spend an afternoon experiencing Sofia like the locals with a 3-hour tour that covers food, heritage, and culture. Explore the historical city center, taste Bulgarian sweets, and indulge in some Bulgarian wine and meze.

Your tour begins with visits to the National Theatre, King’s Palace, and the Presidency, before you head to a local cafe.

Sample shopska salad, prepared with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, and spices. Then taste a cup of traditional Bulgarian ayryan, a drink prepared from yogurt.

After this snack, continue to see the Rotunda of St. George, St. Nedelya Church, Banya Bashi Mosque, and the Synagogue. From there, it’ll be time for a visit to Central Hali Market, a building with more than a hundred years of history and architecture. Enjoy a stop for typical sweets like baklava and tolumbichki. You’ll also have the opportunity to buy fresh fruits or vegetables, and to possibly sample nuts or sausages.

Continuing with the truly local Sofia experience, catch a ride on the newest underground in Europe and arrive at a traditional, typical Bulgarian restaurant. Situated in 4 houses with a common garden, the restaurant’s architecture and furniture hail from the 19th century, and from 4 different parts of Bulgaria.

Here you can indulge in some fantastic Bulgarian wine along with meze, a local meat platter filled with lukanka, babek, fillet Elena, and pastarma.
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Samples of local specialties
  • Wine tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional food or drink
  • Gratuities for the guide

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In front of main entrance of Royal Palace / National Art Gallery, Sofia

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Children must be between 6 and 11 years of age to receive a child's price. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

From US$ 48.84 per person

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Product ID: 37603