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culture walk

Sofia Off the Mainstream path

culture walk

Sofia Off the Mainstream path

1 review
Paused until 14 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Sofia Off the Mainstream path

culture walk

Sofia Off the Mainstream path

1 review
Paused until 14 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Do you want to explore Sofia by walking on an alternative path? This experience is a mixture of art, culture, stories about the old and new times and a taste of some locally approved food spots. Passing next to the famous tourist sites we sometimes miss the ones that are there too, but not many people pay them the deserved attention. We will start at the very center of the city and have a walk towards one of the few streets with stairs in Sofia, hiding its secrets. On the way we'll stop and see what the "eastern block" used for transportation after the WWII. Then we go deep underground to find what cultural layers Sofia hides under its skirt. After the archaeological sites it's time for a nice cup of coffee/tea in a rooftop bar and a look of Sofia from above. After the break we continue to an emblematic Soviet monument, now a place for youth and sub-cultural development. Stop for a quick lunch. In the afternoon we take the tram for a ride, passing through a lovely forest on our way to an alternative art gallery. We continue by taking the subway - one of the newest in Europe, and go to Lion's Bridge - a signature spot in the city. Before finishing our tour we'll pass through the Women's market and have a nice dessert.

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Your hosts

My name is Ivan and I love showing my city's hidden and unique gems to people! I am born and raised in Sofia and I have my passion for exploration because of my 10 years of tour planning and group guiding experience. I am the co-host of several other Airbnb experiences in Sofia and also a proud co-founder of Tweekends - a small agency for custom weekends & adventures. Meeting new people and sharing nice time with them always makes me feel wonderful! Myself or Victor will be with you during this experience Victor was born in Sofia and he is also part of the team. For 26 years, he lived in Spain and France, but 5 years ago he came back and ever since he shares his knowledge with other passionate explorers who visit our country and always enjoys showing them our finest gems.
Ivan
Ivan
Victor
Victor

What's included

Food
You'll enjoy: * an espresso or tea break in a cozy panoramic view terrace; * light lunch in an iconic fast food spot; *…
Tickets
Tickets for an archaeological site.
Transport
Tickets for the tram, running through a picturesque forest + one of the newest European subway systems.

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Where you'll be

You'll walk on a tiny street usually missed even by locals, see a weird car used by people from the "eastern block" countries, enter a non-crowded ancient archaeological site, find where is the astronomical point of Bulgaria, drink coffee on top of a cozy central building, try the best fast food in Sofia, enjoy a tram ride, climb an old water tower converted to a gallery and taste a nice dessert in the Woman's Market.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes

More tips

The tour involves walking most of the time and is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Ivan
Sofia Off the Mainstream path
1 review
£25/person
1 review
£25/person