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Communist Walking Tour of Sofia

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Sofia is filled with famous monuments from Bulgaria’s communist era, but there are also many secluded places that are easy to miss on your own. Ensure you see the recognizable and hidden sights, and learn about their backstories on this walking tour. Exploring by foot grants you access to place inaccessible by traditional tour vehicles. Plus, discover the realities of daily life under Bulgaria’s 1946-1989 government from a guide—insight you wouldn’t get if sightseeing independently.
  • View Sofia’s communist-era landmarks on a walking tour
  • Explore with a guide to see famous sights plus easy-to-miss places
  • See the National Palace of Culture and secret police headquarters
  • Hear about daily life during 1946-1989 from direct anecdotes
  • Gain insight into communist dogma not provided on standard city tours
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Sofia and set off on foot to learn about the 45 years Bulgaria spent as a Soviet state. Your guide presents the facts and talks through the theories behind communism and the ideologies of Marxism and Leninism. Pass some of Sofia’s key attractions from other eras en route, and stop to view communist-era landmarks including the former Bulgarian Communist Party headquarters, the Secret Police Investigation Facility, and the destroyed Georgi Dimitrov Mausoleum. Plus, see the Soviet Army Monument and National Palace of Culture as you hear the history of each. While you walk, hear fascinating anecdotes about life under communist rule, discovering the pros and many cons of the system, and the relation between the government, religion, and people’s ordinary daily lives. Your tour concludes at a central point in Sofia.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sofia Court House, bul. "Vitosha" 2, 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
3h 30m
Return Details
Берлинската стена, 1463 Old City Center, София, Bulgaria
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: 365 Association Sofia Tours
Berlin, Germany
Free Sofia Tour - a MUST-TO-DO for first time Sofia-visitors :)
I warmly recommend you to take part in this walking tour, especially, if this is the first time, that you're
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Wiesbaden, Germany
Interesting Tour!
Dino did a great job showing us and telling us about Sofia during the communist era. Highly recommend this tour.
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fran p
The best thing to start your trip in Sofia
We were a group of friends visiting Sofia for the first time and we are so glad we joined the tour, because we had
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Boyan was a legend!!
Boyan petrov was an amazing guid and really brought Sofia to life for us. The town made more sense because of
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New York City, New York
Thank you, Nora!
When you travel and read about a city, you get a quick summary. Then you meet a guide like Nora, who you can't
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Elke V
Communist tour with Martin
Super interesting tour with the most enthousiastic humoristic guide we have ever had! The 3,5h during tour flew
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Linda A
A fun experience!
The culture tour is different in that it looks at the culture of Bulgaria as opposed to the history. You get to
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Μαριαννα Γ
Athens, Greece
Free Sofia Tour
We just had the free Sofia tour, which is approximately 2 hours by foot. An amazing tour with an exceptional tour
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Free Sofia tour full of good vibes!!!
My brother and I did the free Sofia Tour with Mitko and we a b s o l u t e l y enjoyed it! The tour was done with
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Awesome free walking tour with Alex
Our guide, Alex, was engaging, informative and fun! We learned so much in the hours we spent with her about the
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