Cathedral St. Alexander Nevsky, Sofia Zoo & National Historical Museum
- Alexander Nevsky Cathedral: This gold-domed cathedral, built between 1904 and 1912, honors those who died during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877 to 1878.
- National Art Gallery: It is housed in the building of the former royal palace and is the largest and the most representative museum of the Bulgarian fine arts in the country. The building was declared a cultural monument in 1978.
- The Bells Monument: Situated at the foot of the Vitosha Mountain, the location reveals excellent panoramic view of the bubbling capital city of Bulgaria. The monument symbolizes the striving of children from all over the world to live and grow according to the laws of beauty. It exhibits more than 100 bells from all over the world.
About this Sofia tour
Interested in starting up a technology business? Then move to Sofia, it’s one of the top ten cities in the world for successful start-ups, especially IT companies. Before the IT companies came however there were architectural gems like The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, offering a look into this diverse country’s past. This church is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. The Cathedral proudly shows off with its golden domes, area of 2600 square meters and its five aisles and three altars. This alone makes it worth the visit!
Nature lovers can find lots to do in and around Sofia. Mount Vitosha offers skiing during the winter and guided hikes during the rest of the year. Remember to visit the famous Bell's Monument, located at the foot of the mountain. Also visit the Barisova Gradina. This is the oldest and best-known park in Sofia and offers a nature escape from the busy city. Hike around the park or bring a picnic lunch to eat by Lily Lake.
Sofia offers several museums for those interested in art or history. The National Historical Museum was once a residence. Its collection surveys everything from the Paleolithic age to modern times. Another must see museum is the National Academy of Art, located in downtown Sofia. This museum's collection covers art from Bulgarian artists from ancient to modern times. Tour this museum to get a glimpse of Sofia and Bulgarian history.
Hidden Treasures in Recent Digs
Recent Archaeological digs have turned up hidden treasures, including one beneath an old Catholic church. The latest discoveries from the medieval Bulgarian Monastery at the Urvich Fortress include the kitchen, the huge dining room of the monks, monk cells, storage facilities, frescoes, and various kinds of artifacts and coins. Be sure to check it out!
Please meet in the lobby of your local Blue Mountain-area hotel. Let us know the name of your hotel when you reserve this tour so we know where to meet you. Your driver waits with a GoBe sign.
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This tour is not suitable for travelers with limited mobility.
Cultural, Private Tour
Vehicles? We have all kinds for all sizes of groups, from cars to buses. Vehicles vary based on the number of travelers.
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Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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