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Communist Walking Tour of Sofia

From US$12.60
Highlights
  • 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
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Communist Walking Tour of Sofia
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Communist Walking Tour of Sofia
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Overview
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.
What to Expect
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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1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fantastisk history lesson

Not only do you get a great history lesson about Bulgaria you also get an unbiased look at the communist era. Not only about the obvious oppression but also the things that won over many people over time. Like gender equality, no unemployment, homes for...More

1  Thank Björn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Tour

We had a great tour with Dino and were inspired by his enthusiasm. Interesting tour and walk around the city's landmarks from the communistic period.

Thank ClassicFrenchCars
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile
Communist Walking tour

Very interesting tour. Niki our guide was excellent and interspersed facts about the history of communism in Bulgaria with personal anecdotes about this time.

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 13 February 2018
Great Tour, Even Better Tour Guide Vasil!

We were a small group so we could move easily across the city, it was raining but we had a great time and the tour guide was simply great. Vasil was ready for any kind of question and explained everything really plain and easy. I'd...More

Thank Felipe A
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile
Totally recommended

We had a great time with Martin, our tour guide, and enjoyed the 3 hours walk through Sofia. He was very funny and friendly, and also very prepared. It's a very nice and cheap way to discover Sofia and learn more about its history. Totally...More

Thank Alice B
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