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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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Sofia’s landmark cathedral was built to commemorate the lives lost in the Russo-Turkish War. Named after a 13th-century Russian prince, the Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral is a fine example of neo-Byzantine architecture and one of Sofia’s most recognizable symbols. The decadent interior features iconoclasts made from marble and onyx, while the crypt boasts Bulgaria’s largest collection of religious art.

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Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1000
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Sofia Complete Virtual Tour with Local Live Guide

Sofia Complete Virtual Tour with Local Live Guide

We are taking you on a virtual tour of the Bulgarian capital - Sofia. Truly amazing, full of rich history Sofia would enchant you even virtually. We shall do our best to present you everything in 1,5 hours time with secrets from the guides, lots of story telling and taking you around all the most important sights. A total of 18 sights would be explored and you would understand why Sofia is a focal point of the Bulgarian tourism. This virtual tour would make you want and need more information for Bulgaria. You would have the opportunity to ask questions and make this as a discussion in the end. Are you ready?
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.72
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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

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Visit Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa on a full-day trip from Sophia, and discover the art and architecture of two iconic Bulgarian cities. Stroll the narrow lanes of Plovdiv’s old town, and discover historic traces of the Romans, Thracians, and Byzantines who swept through this region. Continue to Koprivshtitsa for a walking tour to the homes of the city’s most storied residents, and learn how a local revolutionary committee freed Bulgaria from Ottoman rule during the Russo-Turkish war before ending your tour in central Sophia. 
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.72
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$55.72
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Vratsa Karst and Caves

Vratsa Karst and Caves

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Get out into Bulgarian nature on this full-day tour. Travel in an air-conditioned minivan with a driver-guide to the village of Zgorigrad and then to Borov Kamak Waterfall and the Vratsa Karst Nature Park. Hike up to the waterfall. Transfer to the cave at Ledenika and explore this natural phenomenon.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.81
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Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia

Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia

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Visit the fascinating city of Plovdiv on a full-day tour from Sofia, and explore ancient ruins, some of Bulgaria’s most historic landmarks, and the city’s Ethnographic Museum. This full-day Plovdiv trip includes pickup and drop-off at a central location in Sofia, a guided walking tour of Plovdiv, and admission to the museum and the Plovdiv Roman Theatre.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.14
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Climb to Musala Summit (2925m)

Climb to Musala Summit (2925m)

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• Take the trek to the rooftop of the Balkan Peninsula • Admire one of the most beautiful alpine landscapes in Bulgaria • Be fascinated by fantastic panoramas and superb natural views
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sofia Photo Tour

Sofia Photo Tour

During our photo tour in Sofia we will combine exploring famous places in Sofia and taking photos of them. Then we will move to the hidden small streets where only locals use. I will help you with basic information how to take better photos as composition, exposure time and many other photography techniques from a professional photographer and guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Sofia by Night Panoramic Tour with Dinner and Folklore Show

Sofia by Night Panoramic Tour with Dinner and Folklore Show

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Admire the sights of Sofia by night before dinner and a folklore show on this evening tour. Take a panoramic drive around Bulgaria’s capital to see its illuminated highlights, including the floodlit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, National Palace of Culture, and more. Then, savor a 3-course Bulgarian dinner complemented with a live folklore show of traditional local music and dance. Dinner, show, air-conditioned transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.29
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Vitosha Mountains and Cherni Vryh Peak (2290m)

Vitosha Mountains and Cherni Vryh Peak (2290m)

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On this full-day, guided trekking excursion, you’ll discover some of Bulgaria’s most stunning natural landscapes. Follow through alpine meadows, century-old forests, and peat bogs to the top of sky-high Cherni Vruh Peak at 7,625 feet (2,290 meters). Get a peek at wild mountain goats and rare flora along the way, and finish with a panoramic view overlooking Sofia and beyond.
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  • 7 hours
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$76.76
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Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

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Reaching the Seven Rila Lakes by public transport typically involves two buses, a shuttle and most of your day. Take the pain out of transportation—while maintaining total independence—with this cost-effective shared transfer. Visit both these beautiful glacial lakes and the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with ample time for hiking.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.51
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Private Food and Wine Tour - Sofia

Private Food and Wine Tour - Sofia

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Come to the first and one of a kind complete food and wine tour of Sofia! Created by true foodies and wine lovers. Visit 4 hand picked venues and taste high quality, local, homemade and fresh products prepared especially for you! Starting with the most beloved breakfast of Bulgarians - learn why we are so crazy about our yoghurt! Then let's get immersed in the wine universe. Participate in a wine tasting session of 5 local boutique wines accompanied by gourmet cheeses and cured meats. Next stop - the authentic traditional mecca in Sofia! Get ready to travel back in time to the 19th century and spend a day at the Bulgarians’ festive table! Fresh salads, dips, home made bread, a wide variety of Bulgaria’s favourite vegetable dishes! Of course we will treat generously our meat eating friends! (Keep us posted on any dietery needs!) And for a true happy ending - it’s time to treat the sweet tooth in the hidden pastry heaven of Sofia! Food lovers preparing sweets the good old way!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.33
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Private 2-day Trip with Snowshoes

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Private 2-day Trip with Snowshoes

Discover the best of Bulgaria’s mountains by snowshoe on an overnight tour from Sofia. After comfortable transfer from the city, follow your guide to Kamen Del Peak and enjoy the superb views from 6,100 feet (1,862 meters). Have dinner, then spend a restful night at Malyovitsa Mountain Resort. After breakfast, make your way to Malyovishka Valley, Lake Elenino, and more. Once you've had your fill of winter landscapes, return to Sofia.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.07
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Private Sofia Sightseeing

Private Sofia Sightseeing

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Enjoy the perfect introduction to Sofia on this to-the-point walking tour with a private guide who’ll cue you in to the city’s long history in double-quick time. See a Roman cemetery, 16th-century mosque, Byzantine churches, and landmarks from galleries to cathedrals. Along the way, sip tea or coffee in a rooftop café with spectacular city views and taste mineral water direct from a historic spring.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.67
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Sofia Travel Photography Tour

Sofia Travel Photography Tour

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You really love traveling and wish your could take amazing shots of the places you visit? Join our unique combined sightseeing & photography learning tour! Meet a professional photographer and a city tour guide in a special experience that will change your life! Your guides will take you through the most photogenic places in the historical and cultural city centre of Sofia and you can start taking the best photos of your life right away! The content is suitable for absolute beginners and beginners! While you explore the city learn about the basics of: 1) Composition in Travel Photography 2) Learn how to see light and shadow 3) The basic camera equipment 4) Camera settings* *Any camera with manual settings mode (M) will be sufficient. You can participate with a phone as well although we recommend using a camera.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.72
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The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa

The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa

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Get out of Sofia and learn about rose oil on this guided tour. Visit the Valley of the Roses, a center of rose oil production before continuing on to the Thracian tomb in Kazanlak to learn about its history from your guide. Admire the architecture at the 19th-century Memorial Temple of the Birth of Christ. It is important to note that rose blooms can only be seen from mid-May to mid-June.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.91
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Market Food Tour

Market Food Tour

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Designed with foodies in mind, this off-the-beaten-path market tour visits three essential Sofia markets: Flea Market, Zhenski Pazar Women’s Market, and the covered market known as Central Market Hall. Alongside your guide and a small group, enjoy access that would be impossible to achieve independently and savor tastings of classic Bulgarian fare at a range of venues.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.34
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The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

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The mountains are one of Bulgaria’s great joys—especially for hikers—but can be hard to reach independently. Tailor-made for lovers of both walking and history, this action-packed day features a hike around the beautiful Seven Rila Lakes and a tour of the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour includes chair-lift ticket to the lakes but excludes monastery entrance fees.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.53
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The Instagrammable Places of Sofia with a Local

The Instagrammable Places of Sofia with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. If you want to spice up your Instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels then you are at the right place! Let me show you the most beautiful and impressive spots in Sofia and guide you with some useful tips on how to take the best photos with your phone or camera! Of course while strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like the Complex Ancient Serdica and the movie graffiti underpass), you will also get to know more about Sofia and learn about its secrets from a local’s perspective. Join me on this adventure to give your Insta feed an upgrade! Make sure you don’t book this Experience too late, as we don’t want to miss the golden hour!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private City Tour of Sofia

Private City Tour of Sofia

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Check off Sofia’s key landmarks in minimum time on this comprehensive private chauffeured city tour. Exploring with your private guide, see Cathedral Saint Alexander Nevski, Saint Sofia Church, the Banya Bashi Mosque, Borisova Gradina gardens, the National Art Gallery, and so much more. Tour includes door-to-door transport but excludes any entrance fees.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.91
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Explore Sofia with double-decker bus

Explore Sofia with double-decker bus

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This 1-hour bus tour offers a perfect introduction to Sofia for first-time visitors or those on a time-crunch. Take in unobstructed views of the city from the top of a double decker bus while you listen to commentary about landmarks passed along the way. Morning and afternoon departure times are available to fit your schedule.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.22
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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Small-Group Day Trip from Sofia

Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Small-Group Day Trip from Sofia

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Experience old-time Bulgaria on this small-group tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi from Sofia. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to Tarnovo, a one-time medieval craft center and capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Stroll the cobbled streets, discover the craft shops, explore Tsarevets Fortress, once a stronghold of Bulgaria’s tsars, and visit nearby Arbanassi village, famous for its well-preserved stone houses and church frescoes. Central Sofia pickup and drop-off included, with entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.58
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$122.58
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Shuttle Group Day Trip to the Rose Valley

Shuttle Group Day Trip to the Rose Valley

Take a break from city life and stop to smell the roses, literally, on this small-group day trip to Rose Vally in Bulgaria. Depart from the capital and head towards the Balkan Mountains to see the rose fields and learn about rose oil production at a traditional rosary. Then head to the village of Kazanlak to see an ancient, UNESCO-listed Thracian tomb which dates back to the 4th century BC.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.29
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Flexible Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church from Sofia

Flexible Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church from Sofia

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Two UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1 day only. Rila Monastery is the largest, the most beautiful and the most important Bulgarian monastery, Boyana Church is famous for its proto-Renaissance wall paintings from the 13th century. Enjoy all this either in a self-guided or privately-guided tours.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.48
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Breakfast in Sofia Walking Tour

Breakfast in Sofia Walking Tour

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Start the day in true Bulgarian style on this 3-hour breakfast and walking tour of Sofia. Stroll through Sofia’s historical heart to see highlights like the Alexander Nevski Cathedral and King Liberator statue, and stop for a local breakfast of ‘banitsa’ (savory pastry) and ‘ayryan’ yogurt drink. Then, continue through Slaveikov Square book market to a pastry shop and finish with ‘baklava’ (sweet, nut-filled filo pastry) and Bulgaria’s traditional ‘boza’ malt drink. Breakfast and tastings included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.95
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$30.95
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Private Sofia City Tour by Bike

Private Sofia City Tour by Bike

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Take the opportunity to experience Sofia’s compact city center by bike. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide and equipped with a rented bicycle, make your way through many of the city’s green spaces. Ride through the centrally-located Boris Garden, Loven Park, and Yuzhen Park for an active exploration of Bulgaria’s capital.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.29
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Alexander Nevsky Cathedral can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 63 Alexander Nevsky Cathedral tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral costs USD 3.80. Guided Alexander Nevsky Cathedral tours start around USD 3.80 per person. See all 63 Alexander Nevsky Cathedral tickets and tours on Viator.