Communist Walking Tour of Sofia

  • 5(161)
  • Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Communist Walking Tour of Sofia

Provided by365 LTD

  • 3 hours, 30 minutes

  • 1 - 15 participants

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.


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  • FromBGN25 / person

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Meeting point

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

Departure time

4:00 PM

Return details

National Palace of Culture, бул. „България“, 1463 Ndk, Sofia, Bulgaria

5(161 Reviews)
Apr 21, 2022

It was very nice to have this perspective on the city, our Guide Vasco was super friendly and nice! We enjoyed very much the walking tour

Apr 18, 2022

I attended the walking tour with Nikola as the guide. This was the first walking tour (free or paid) that I have been on and now wonder how much I have missed out on in other cities! Nikola was very warm, funny and knowledgeable, showing us sights that I for sure would not otherwise have seen or appreciated for myself, whilst expanding on and contextualising the Communist history of Bulgaria to today with interesting personal anecdotes. It's also an incredibly effective way of seeing a number of landmarks in Sofia which I appreciated as that is what I was going to do after this tour! It goes without saying that you can't go wrong with Nikola as your guide and I strongly recommend this tour.

Apr 12, 2022

well prepared and interesting tour. very balanced evaluation of the communistic period in the country.

Apr 3, 2022

Dino was absolutely fantastic! He has extensive knowledge about the communist era in Bulgaria and his personal manner was impeccable.

Keith B()
Apr 2, 2022

Fantastic tour and cannot praise highly enough. Went along to the Free & Communist Walking Tour and both guides Tommy & Nikola were so informative with a fascinating insight into Bulgaria & Sofia history. A must if you visit Sofia

Feb 14, 2022

Excellent tour! Very informative. The guide (Nikola) was extremely competent, very knowledgeable and thoroughly engaging. Would definitely recommend!

Product details


  • Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgaria

  • 2 bulevard "Vitosha", Old City Center, Sofia City Province, 1000, Bulgaria

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel 1 days before your event you will receive a 100% refund


available daily

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Stop At: Sofia Court House, bul.Vitosha 2, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

The first stop of the Sofia Communist Tour.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 365 Association Sofia Tours, Corner of Alabin Str. and 2 Vitosha Blvd., Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

The Palace of Justice in Sofia is the starting point of the Sofia Communist Tour.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ancient Orthodox Church Saint Parascheva - the Old "St. Petka", Tsar Kaloyan 9, 1000 Sofia Center Additional entrance from Saborna street, Sofia Bulgaria

A hidden church. Religion during the Communist period.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Presidency Building, 2 Dondukov Blvd, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

The arrival of the Soviet Army in Bulgaria.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Former Bulgarian Communist Party Headquarters, Sofia Bulgaria

The Largo Complex in the heart of Sofia. Story of the Red Star and Statue of Lenin.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: City Garden, Next to Alexadar 1 Square, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

The story of the Mausoleum

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: National Art Gallery, 19 Fevralya St., 1 St Alexander Nevski Sqr, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

The building of the Former Royal Palace during the early communist days.

Stop At: Soviet Army Monument, in a park near Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia Bulgaria

Sofia's most controversial monument and graffiti art. Early uprisings against the communist regime.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: National Palace of Culture Congress Centre, bul.Bulgaria 1, Sofia 1404 Bulgaria

Sofia's biggest communist landmark and a famous cultural hub.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Berlin Wall, 1, Bulgaria Square, Sofia 1463 Bulgaria

Final stop of the tour. The story of how it all ended.

Duration: 15 minutes

Important information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Stroller accessible

  • Service animals allowed

  • Near public transportation

  • Most travelers can participate

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

  • Regular temperature checks for staff

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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

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