Sofia is the modern capital of Bulgaria and it has a lot of history, culture, parks, restaurants and bars to offer. We offer a condensed Half-Day Tour of Sofia for busy people who would like to be introduced in Bulgaria's capital main highlights and attractions. On this short version of our Sofia tour you will visit the following monuments: Boyana Church (UNESCO), St. Alexander Nevski Memorial church, St. Sofia church, Rotunda St. George, Roman remains and others.
Sofia OverviewSofia is the contemporary capital of Bulgaria. Its population grew rapidly during the Communist-Socialist era (1944-1989) - by the time of its liberation (1878) the population of the city was 11,649 and for a few decades after the liberation the city experienced large population growth mainly from other regions of the country.During World War ІІ Sofia was bombed by allied aircrafts in late 1943 and early 1944. As a consequence of the invasion of the Soviet Red Army, Bulgaria's government, which was allied with Germany, was overthrown.The transformations of Bulgaria into a People's Republic in 1946 and Republic of Bulgaria marked significant changes in the city's appearance. The population of Sofia expanded rapidly due to migration from the country. Whole new residential areas were built in the outskirts of the city, like Druzhba, Mladost and Lyulin.Your Half Day Tour In SofiaOur guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sofia. We start our tour with the only UNESCO World Heritage monument in the vicinity of Sofia - Boyana Church - which is small in size and only takes 30 min to visit, but has an enormous contribution to the world history of art. If you have already visited Boyana church during our Rila Monastery and Boyana church shuttle tour, we will go to the Historical Museum nearby (you can buy a discounted combined ticket for both visits).Afterwards we will park our vehicle at Alexander Nevski Square for a visit of the largest Cathedral on the Balkans, followed by a stroll to the Russian church, the National Theater and its garden, the Rotunda (round church) St.George, the Roman remains and we finish our walk in front of Balkan Hotel (St. Nedelia church square).Start: Any time between 9:00 and14:00hDuration: 4:00hRecommended period: All year roundDriving time: 45m approximatelyWalking time: 3h 00m approximatelyHandicap accessible: Yes, fairly accessibleSpecial requirements: Comfortable shoes