Communist Walking Tour of Sofia

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Bulgaria, Sofia City Province, Sofia
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Sofia
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Find out what it was like on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain by joining our Communist tour. A 45-year-long period compressed in about 3-3.5 hours, including factors that led to it and its aftermath. The main goal is to present this controversial period of history in an objective and informative way.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

During the approximately 3-3.5-hour-long walking Communist Tour you will learn about the 45-year-long communist period of Bulgaria in an objective and informative way.

The 365: Communist Tour welcomes its guests every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 4 pm in front of the Palace of Justice in Sofia. The tour includes the main landmarks of communist history in the city of Sofia: former headquarters of the Bulgarian Communist Party, secret police investigation facility, destroyed mausoleum, monument of the Soviet army, National Palace of Culture, among others. During the 3-3.5-hour-long walking tour you will learn about the theory of communism, what Marxism-Leninism is, 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.

Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Departure Point

Sofia Court House, bul. "Vitosha" 2, 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria


Departure Time

4:00 PM


Return Details

Берлинската стена, 1463 Old City Center, София, Bulgaria

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 18 Nov 2019 -

Yishayahu B

Our guide, Vasko, gave us a warm, wonderful and witty introduction to this beautiful city, and it's not-so-distant past. He was very informative, as we saw most of the sites connected with the city's 45 year experience with socialism. Also check out the 365 free tours for a general introduction to the city (Vasko was also our guide for that one), and their Jewish History Tour.

Image - 28 Oct 2019 -

Willy

The tour was an educational one since it gives the real pros and cons of the communist regime in Bulgaria. The tour guide gave a realistic history of the political background of Bulgaria before during and after the communist era. Being American I had a different opinion and now understand the system with another perspective.

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James E

The guide (his name started with a V) was very knowledgeable and informative. Despite the rain, my wife and I enjoyed it very much

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mariapadilla219

Vasil was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. I learned a lot about the communist history of Bulgaria, as well as the history of communism in general. Thank you!

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Raquel R

I would definitely recommend this tour to understand more about the history of Sofia and how it has shaped their way of life. Our tour guide was fantastic and even had personal stories he shared from his family

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