Tours & activities by UAB In Your Pocket from Viator

  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From EUR 35.00

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Discover Bulgarian cuisine and Sofia’s sights on this 3-hour food and culture walking tour. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, stroll through Sofia’s elegant center to see icons including the Presidency building and the National Theater. Along the way, sample a classic ‘shopska’ cucumber and tomato salad, with ‘ayran,’ a local yoghurt drink. Then, try some sweet treats at Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali), and visit a typical restaurant to enjoy locally made wine and a mezze selection of mouthwatering meat. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring a small-group experience.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Free snacks included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
Meet your expert guide and the rest of your small group in central Sofia and set off on your walking tour.

Filled with elegant buildings and squares, Sofia is a dream to explore. As you stroll, discover the main landmarks, hear insights about the city’s history and culinary heritage, and enjoy three or four food stops to try delicious local specialities.

Walk past the stately National Theater and admire the King’s Palace and the Presidency building. Then, stop at a cozy cafe popular with the locals. Savor some shopska — a salad made from cucumber, tomatoes, peppers and onions — complemented by some frothy, cold ayran.

Continue to ‘Small Jerusalem Square,' so-named for its proximity to four religious buildings: the Christian Church of St George, St Nedelya Church, the Banya Bashi Mosque, and the Sofia Synagogue.

Walk to your next food stop, the Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali). Delve into this covered market and view its century-old architecture as you linger at some enticing food stalls. Sample classic Bulgarian sweets including baklava — filo pastries stuffed with nuts and soaked in syrup — and deep-fried tolumbichki, and perhaps taste some rustic sausages and nuts, depending on what’s available.

Finally, ride Sofia’s metro system, the newest in Europe, to your last stop, a popular Bulgarian restaurant set in four converted houses and decorated in distinct 19th-century regional styles.

Head inside to sample some fruity Bulgarian wine and mezze of local meats such as lukanka (salami), babek (cured sausage), fillet Elena (dry cured meat) and pastarma (cured beef).

Your tour ends at the restaurant, so you can stay on and enjoy more tasty Bulgarian fare before returning on your own.

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Sofia
Departure Time:
3pm
Duration:
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Lion's Bridge

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Sofia Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour

Sofia Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour

Inclusions:
  • Expert guide
  • Food tastings
  • Wine and ayran tasting
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Abigail P, November 2016

Incredible tour! I learned so much from my fantastic guide!! He was so knowledgeable and provided me with 5,000 years of history, speckled with fun facts and interesting personal anecdotes. I've been on several food tours before, and this one was definitely less focused on the food than typical ones only 2 food stops, but the guide did finish the tour at a local Bulgarian restaurant where I ended up staying for a fantastic dinner. Even though it wasn't very food-focused, it was an excellent way to spend 3 hours and gain a better understanding of Sofia.

Reviewed by: Lori H, October 2016

This was a very fun tour. There were only 3 of us on the tour with the lovely guide. She showed us around Sofia and explained lots. We then went to restaurant and had shopska salad and drinkable yoghurt. We then continued on touring a bit more until we took the underground to a traditional restaurant just one stop away. Here we had a sample platter of dried meats and a glass of red wine. We then decided to stay as a group and have dinner at our own expense. We then walked back toward the city centre with the guide before we went our own ways. I would definitely recommend this tour to learn more about Sofia and have a taste of some traditional food and drink.