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History, Culture and Cooking

2 reviewsSofia, Bulgaria

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Experience hosted by Kalina

4.5 hours
Includes food
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Sofia is a great city with an ancient history, amazing new places that are worth visiting, and delicious culinary traditions.

We will start off the tour by visiting the Russian Church, visit the garden behind the king's palace, and get lost in some small streets, learning about the culture na life of ordinary Bulgarian.

After that, the focus of the tour will switch towards seeing different side of Sofia-the artsy and not so popular one. We will go to some of my personal favorite spots in Sofia (str. Angel Kunchev and str. Shishman).

Then, we will stop at an open market to shop for some fresh local ingredients for cooking.

Then, we will head to my home where we are going to prepare several famous Bulgarian dishes--banitza (phyllo with feta cheese); musaka (for the mean eaters) or mish-mash (for the vegetarians); shopska salad; and stuffed cabbage leaves with rice.

At the end of our tour, I will help you get back to your place.
Sofia is a great city with an ancient history, amazing new places that are worth visiting, and delicious culinary traditions.

We will start off the tour by visiting the Russian Church, visit the garden behind the king's palace, and get lost in some small streets, learning about the culture na life of ordinary Bulgarian.

After that, the focus of the tour will switch towards seeing different side of Sofia-the artsy and not…

What's included

  • Food
From £34
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Kalina

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 2 Reviews
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My name is Kalina and I am currently on a gap year. When I graduated from high school, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do after, so I decided to take the time and explore the world and my passions. I was teaching English for a few months, and after that volunteered in Africa and did some backpacking trips around Europe and Asia. Everywhere I go, I try to share a few fun facts about Bulgaria and bring traditional Bulgarian food. Even thought I plan to study abroad, I am really proud of my origin and want to share my culture with others, while learning about theirs. I love meeting with travelers from all around the world and believe that this is an amazing way to learn. I love traveling, learning new languages, painting, watching movies, nature, and wildlife. I will be more than happy to show you a unique side of my country.
My name is Kalina and I am currently on a gap year. When I graduated from high school, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do after, so I decided to take the time and explore the world and my passions. I was teaching English for a few months, and after that volunteered in Africa and did some backpacking trips around Europe and Asia. Everywhere I go, I try to share a few fun facts about Bulgaria and bring traditional Bulgarian food. Even thought I plan to study abroad, I am really proud of my origin a…
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Where you'll be

We will visit the Russian church, and the castle and gardens of the ex-king (currently the national art gallery). After learning about Bulgaria's history, we will visit a few streets with local artists' shops, street art, and a lot of energy. After that, we will go to my house, where you will learn how to prepare the most popular Bulgarian dishes.

2 reviews

Clément
August 2019
Kalina greatly knows her city and secrets to meet tourists’ expectations and thirst of knowledge of Sofia 😊 she is definitively the reliable guide you need ! Bonne continuation !
Seetha
June 2019
Kalina was absolutely delightful. She was vibrant and lively and took us to all the places touristy and also some special spots tourists wldve missed. We enjoyed our time with her. She treated us to some local goodies and also gave us her umbrella :) we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves
Kalina was absolutely delightful. She was vibrant and lively and took us to all the places touristy and also some special spots tourists wldve missed. We enjoyed our time with her.…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

More tips

bring a positive attitude and check the weather beforehand

What to bring

water bottle

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