Guided tour

Sofia by Night: Panoramic City Tour and Folklore Dinner

4.5 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Zelanos Tours

Sofia by Night: Panoramic City Tour and Folklore Dinner

Activity provider: Zelanos Tours

From US$ 102.13 per person

Feel the rhythm of Bulgarian music and dance on a 4-hour tour of Sofia, and end with a delicious meal and folklore show. Sample traditional food, and see the main sights of the city, from the onion domes of Orthodox churches to medieval monuments.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
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  • Experience the music and dance of Sofia at a dinner and folk show
  • Marvel at the onion domes of the vast Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • See all the main sights of Sofia, including the ornate National Theatre
  • Taste Bulgarian wines and authentic dishes at a restaurant in Borisova Garden
  • Learn about Tsar Osvoboditel, Bulgaria's king liberator
Full description
Enjoy a panoramic 4-hour evening tour of Sofia, traveling by comfortable air-conditioned minivan to all the main sights. Pass Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Bulgaria and the second biggest in the Balkans. Continue to the main square of Narodno Sabranie to see the Parliament building and magnificent statue of Bulgaria’s King Liberator, Tsar Osvoboditel. Marvel at the onion domes of the Russian Church and pass the ornate façade of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre. See the serious buildings of the Presidency and Council of Ministers. Continue to the National Palace of Culture and National Stadium of Vasil Levski, located in Sofia’s expansive Borisova Garden near Lake Ariana. Then, go to the Veselo Selo restaurant, situated in the beautiful forest of Borisova Garden. Here, enjoy a delicious dinner from a menu of typical Bulgarian dishes. As you sip local wines, enjoy a fantastic show of traditional music and dance.
  • Guided city tour
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Dinner of traditional Bulgarian food
  • Folklore program of music and dance
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    4.5 /5

    based on 20 reviews

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    We were very satisfied, especially with our guide Lachezar Gudev, who brought us closer to the history of Sofia and the Bulgarian past during the city tour with a lot of fun and knowledge. Getting to know a city in very good English with wit and humor and then having an impression of the country and its people, also through the folklore evening that follows, is a good start for a holiday. We finished the tour and we still learned a lot of new things. Thanks to Lachozar, who has completely adjusted to us and our wishes and has changed his program, kudos for this too. The food was ok, the performance of the dances was great and you could dance along. All in all, we recommend this tour, especially with this guide.

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    August 20, 2019

    Definitely worthwhile despite the price

    We had a wonderful guide, an elderly woman, for whom the city tours are a passion. She responded to our wishes for what we wanted to see and was not only able to answer every question, but also told many great stories and anecdotes. The food was really good, sufficient and, above all, traditional. Also worth seeing was the dance performance which you probably can't see anywhere else in Sofia. Accordingly, the restaurant was also full of locals.

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    June 11, 2018

    Our tour guide was Maria, very knowledgeable about Sophia history and took the time to explain everything we would expect during the tour. The restaurant and folk dancing is definitely a treat and must see! I plan to return to Sophia again. Beautiful people and great history

    August 19, 2021

    Product ID: 40797