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Communist Walking Tour of Sofia

From US$12.49
  • View Sofia’s communist-era landmarks on a walking tour
  • Explore with a guide to see famous sights plus easy-to-miss places
  • See the National Palace of Culture and secret police headquarters
  • Hear about daily life during 1946-1989 from direct anecdotes
  • Gain insight into communist dogma not provided on standard city tours
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Communist Walking Tour of Sofia
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Sofia is filled with famous monuments from Bulgaria’s communist era, but there are also many secluded places that are easy to miss on your own. Ensure you see the recognizable and hidden sights, and learn about their backstories on this walking tour. Exploring by foot grants you access to place inaccessible by traditional tour vehicles. Plus, discover the realities of daily life under Bulgaria’s 1946-1989 government from a guide—insight you wouldn’t get if sightseeing independently.
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Meet your guide by the Palace of Justice in central Sofia and set off on foot to learn about the 45 years Bulgaria spent as a Soviet state.
Your guide presents the facts and talks through the theories behind communism and the ideologies of Marxism and Leninism.
Pass some of Sofia’s key attractions from other eras on route, and stop to view communist-era landmarks including the former Bulgarian Communist Party headquarters, the Secret Police Investigation Facility, and the destroyed Georgi Dimitrov Mausoleum. Plus, see the Soviet Army Monument and National Palace of Culture as you hear the history of each.
While you walk, hear fascinating anecdotes about life under communist rule, discovering the pros and many cons of the system, and the relation between the government, religion, and people’s ordinary daily lives.
Your tour concludes at the Palace of National Culture.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Communist tour with Vasil was absolutely perfect. Even though he didn't live through the communist era, he was very knowledgeable. He answered every question I had and took his time at each stop to explain the communist effects in depth. He lets you make...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was lead by Nikki, a most excellent guide! The history provided was detailed and fascinating with many funny stories intermixed. I would recommend this tour to anyone, young or old. Affordable tour, well worth every penny and much more.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Dino, was a pleasure to be with for the few hours. Very informative and engaging. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I recently did the communist walking tour with Vasil. Vasil was incredibly knowledgeable and he gave us a thorough, objective overview of the socialist history of Bulgaria. Whilst we had quite a big group, Vasil was very generous with his time and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With the drizzle setting in, my partner and I reluctantly dragged ourselves out of the cocktail bar and headed for the palace of justice to start the tour. The rain must have deterred other potential punters as we were the only ones on the tour....More

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