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Highlights in Sofia

Experience Sofia

Day tours

Day Trips & Excursions

Sofia Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Guided Day Trip

Starting at$35

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Cultural & Theme Tours

From Sofia to Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip with Guide

Starting at$52

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Kid Friendly

Communist Walking Tour of Sofia

Starting at$12

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Food, Wine & Nightlife

Sofia Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour

Starting at$47

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Bulgaria and Macedonia Full-Day Tour from Sofia

Starting at$92

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Food, Wine & Nightlife

Sofia Pub Crawl Tour of The Hidden Unique Bars

Starting at$13

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with Light Lunch

Starting at$52

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery tour from Sofia

Starting at$69

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Multi-day adventures

Classic

Budapest to Istanbul

Starting at$1,785

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Rail

Budapest to Sofia Adventure

Starting at$1,360

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Transfers & Ground Transport

Shuttle to Rila Monastery from Sofia

Starting at$24

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Cultural & Theme Tours

4-Night Bulgaria from Sofia: Bansko and Plovdiv

Starting at$258

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Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Private Tour to Romania and Bulgaria from Bucharest

Starting at$651

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Multi-day & Extended Tours

Malyovitsa Peak Snowshoeing Tour (2729m)

Starting at$183

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Outdoor Activities

Vitosha Snowshoeing Adventure

Starting at$69

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Outdoor Activities

Rila Lakes Snowshoeing Adventure

Starting at$75

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Recent stories

Art and culture

The best things to do in Sofia

4 min readPublished 13 Oct 2019

A vibrant arts scene, heartwarming food, fascinating history and a chilled-out vibe - here's Lonely Planet's guide to the best things to do in Sofia.

The best things to do in Sofia
Food and drink

Sampling Sofia: best new food and drink spots

5 min readPublished 19 Feb 2019

Bulgaria’s capital usually brings to mind associations with hearty Balkan cuisine that is best washed down with an invigorating glass of rakia (local…

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Day trips from Sofia

4 min readPublished 1 Jun 2018

After enjoying Sofia’s eclectic cultural scene, laid-back atmosphere and many restaurants and clubs, many travellers head straight to Bulgaria’s Black Sea…

Day trips from Sofia
Food and drink

How to live like a Local in Sofia

5 min readPublished 25 Apr 2018

Lonely Planet Local Yoana Hristova has had her share of roaming around the world, but she has returned to her home in Sofia only to fall in love with the…

How to live like a Local in Sofia
Art and culture

Tracing ancient Serdica: two days in Sofia

4 min readPublished 8 Jun 2016

One of Europe’s youngest capitals, Sofia also happens to be among its oldest settlements, stretching back several millennia from ancient Thracian and…

Tracing ancient Serdica: two days in Sofia