Guided tour

Sofia: Communist Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

85 reviews

Activity provider: 365 LTD

Sofia: Communist Walking Tour

Activity provider: 365 LTD

From US$ 14.20 per person

Find out what it was like on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain in Sofia by joining our Communist tour. Discover a 45-year-long period compressed into an informative 3-hour walk as you learn about the factors that led to communism and its aftermath.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See Sofia’s communist-era landmarks
  • Learn about communist ideology and why it rose and fell in Bulgaria
  • Step back in time as your guide recounts everyday life in the Cold War
Full description
Discover the main landmarks of communist history in the city of Sofia. Start your tour by passing by the former headquarters of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Continue on to see buildings such as the secret police investigation facility and the destroyed mausoleum. Head on towards the monument of the Soviet army and the National Palace of Culture. During the 3-hour-long walking tour, learn about the theory of communism and what Marxism-Leninism is. Find out about the history of communism in Bulgaria, the pros and cons of the period, and the relation between the communist government and religion, industry, economy, culture and everyday life of the people. End the tour with a fresh perspective on the city and a new insight into the country's communist past. 
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Outside the Palace of Justice, bul. "Vitosha" 2, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 85 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
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  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
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Great tour that walks through Sofia at a leisurely pace. Covers a lot of history, dates, and names. Interesting sites and the guide was really into the subject with some personal touches. Free tour with option to pay for it at the end, which the guide even recommended. I'd recommend it too. Its fun, its just I did it on my 5th day in Sofia and was totally burned out on the history of the place, so limit your tours and history lessons, they overlap a lot in Bulgaria.

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August 29, 2022

One of the most enjoyable and informative tour that I have ever been. Must go if you are in Sofia. The guide was so nice, told us so much information and stories about the communist era and even background information about everydays in Bulgaria. I really needed this tour to get an overall picture about Sofia and to better understand the city.

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August 25, 2022

It is a long walk and the guide knows a lot and shares interesting facts that you will not learn on internet. My only problem was that the group was big and we lost some people in the middle and we had to wait alone while the guide was searching for them.

August 16, 2022

Product ID: 224670