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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Tours

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Sofia’s landmark cathedral was built to commemorate the lives lost in the Russo-Turkish War. Named after a 13th-century Russian prince, the Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral is a fine example of neo-Byzantine architecture and one of Sofia’s most recognizable symbols. The decadent interior features iconoclasts made from marble and onyx, while the crypt boasts Bulgaria’s largest collection of religious art.

The Basics
The iconic cathedral is included in most city tours, which typically cover St. Sofia Church and the National Parliament Building. Exploring the cathedral with a guide means that you’ll be party to architectural details that you may otherwise have missed, while after-dark excursions let you see the city at its most atmospheric. Art enthusiasts should put aside ample time to browse the National Gallery’s Museum of Christian Art, located in the crypt.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Entry is free, though there is a charge to take photographs.
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a must-see for anyone interested in Sofia’s history, culture, or religious art.
  • There is a daily flea market on the square outside where you can pick up souvenirs.
  • The cathedral has a entrance ramp for wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Bear in mind the cathedral is an active place of worship for Sofia’s Orthodox community, so put the camera away during services.

How to Get There
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is located in Sofia city center, close to St. Sophia Church and the Vasil Levski Monument. City tours typically offer hassle-free transfers; otherwise the cathedral is a 30-minute walk from Sofia Central and is equidistant from SU St. Kliment Ohridski and Serdika metro stations.

When to Get There

The cathedral opens daily and visitors are welcome to attend services. The crowds tend to build up during the day, so an early start ensures a more peaceful experience. At night, the cathedral’s exterior is illuminated, providing atmospheric photo opportunities.

The Byzantine Revival
Based on elements of Classical Eastern design, neo-Byzantine architecture appeared in Western Europe in the mid-19th century, and became the dominant style in Russia under the tsar. Bulgaria also has its own much older relationship with Byzantium; visit attractions such as the UNESCO-listed Boyana Church to learn more about the cultural exchange that led to Bulgarian Orthodoxy.
Address: Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Private Sofia Night Tour with Bulgarian Folklore Show & Dinner

Private Sofia Night Tour with Bulgarian Folklore Show & Dinner

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If you love folk culture, you’ll adore this guided evening tour—particularly as Sofia is at its most beautiful by night. Soak up the illuminated sights on a scenic drive, then savor a hearty Bulgarian dinner as you enjoy a folklore show with songs, dance, music, and traditional costumes. Tour includes door-to-door round-trip transfers for maximum ease.
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  • 4 hours
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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

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Visit Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa on a full-day trip from Sophia, and discover the art and architecture of two iconic Bulgarian cities. Stroll the narrow lanes of Plovdiv’s old town, and discover historic traces of the Romans, Thracians, and Byzantines who swept through this region. Continue to Koprivshtitsa for a walking tour to the homes of the city’s most storied residents, and learn how a local revolutionary committee freed Bulgaria from Ottoman rule during the Russo-Turkish war before ending your tour in central Sophia. 
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 55.25
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The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)

The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)

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Save well over an hour compared to public transportation and benefit from the local knowledge of a guide on this full-day trek around the Seven Rila Lakes. Experience one of Bulgaria’s most striking mountain landscapes at a leisurely pace and hike all the way up to the highest of the seven lakes. Please note the tour excludes the small chairlift fee.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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US$ 49.11
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The Most Affordable Private Sofia Walking Tour

The Most Affordable Private Sofia Walking Tour

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Lovers of history will thrill to this action-packed private walking tour that takes you from the 4th-century Rotunda of St. George to grand 20th-century architecture. Stops include the Ottoman-era Banya Bashi Mosque, the Cathedral St. Alexander Nevski with its glorious icons, and the Ivan Vazov National Theater.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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US$ 17.19
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Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia

Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia

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Visit the fascinating city of Plovdiv on a full-day tour from Sofia, and explore ancient ruins, some of Bulgaria’s most historic landmarks, and the city’s Ethnographic Museum. This full-day Plovdiv trip includes pickup and drop-off at a central location in Sofia, a guided walking tour of Plovdiv, and admission to the museum and the Plovdiv Roman Theatre.
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  • 8 hours
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Private & Ultimate Sofia 2,5-hour Walking Tour

Private & Ultimate Sofia 2,5-hour Walking Tour

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Get to know Sofia by foot on this 2-hour guided walking tour. Learn about the city’s history from your guide. Stroll past most of the notable sights in the city, including St. George Rotunda, the National Archeological Museum, the National Revival Art Gallery and Ethnographic Museum, Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$ 18.42
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Private City Tour of Sofia

Private City Tour of Sofia

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Check off Sofia’s key landmarks in minimum time on this comprehensive private chauffeured city tour. Exploring with your private guide, see Cathedral Saint Alexander Nevski, Saint Sofia Church, the Banya Bashi Mosque, Borisova Gradina gardens, the National Art Gallery, and so much more. Tour includes door-to-door transport but excludes any entrance fees.
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  • 4 hours
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US$ 35.60
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Private Food and Wine Tour - Sofia

Private Food and Wine Tour - Sofia

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Come to the first and one of a kind complete food and wine tour of Sofia! Created by true foodies and wine lovers. Visit 4 hand picked venues and taste high quality, local, homemade and fresh products prepared especially for you! Starting with the most beloved breakfast of Bulgarians - learn why we are so crazy about our yoghurt! Then let's get immersed in the wine universe. Participate in a wine tasting session of 5 local boutique wines accompanied by gourmet cheeses and cured meats. Next stop - the authentic traditional mecca in Sofia! Get ready to travel back in time to the 19th century and spend a day at the Bulgarians’ festive table! Fresh salads, dips, home made bread, a wide variety of Bulgaria’s favourite vegetable dishes! Of course we will treat generously our meat eating friends! (Keep us posted on any dietery needs!) And for a true happy ending - it’s time to treat the sweet tooth in the hidden pastry heaven of Sofia! Food lovers preparing sweets the good old way!
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  • 4 hours
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Sofia by Night Panoramic Tour with Dinner and Folklore Show

Sofia by Night Panoramic Tour with Dinner and Folklore Show

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Admire the sights of Sofia by night before dinner and a folklore show on this evening tour. Take a panoramic drive around Bulgaria’s capital to see its illuminated highlights, including the floodlit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, National Palace of Culture, and more. Then, savor a 3-course Bulgarian dinner complemented with a live folklore show of traditional local music and dance. Dinner, show, air-conditioned transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
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US$ 73.67
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Private Sofia Sightseeing

Private Sofia Sightseeing

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Enjoy the perfect introduction to Sofia on this to-the-point walking tour with a private guide who’ll cue you in to the city’s long history in double-quick time. See a Roman cemetery, 16th-century mosque, Byzantine churches, and landmarks from galleries to cathedrals. Along the way, sip tea or coffee in a rooftop café with spectacular city views and taste mineral water direct from a historic spring.
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  • 3 hours
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US$ 60.16
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Sofia Retro Tour

Sofia Retro Tour

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An absolute one of a kind experience in the heart of Sofia to help you really understand the culture of Bulgaria.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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US$ 31.92
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Explore Sofia with double-decker bus

Explore Sofia with double-decker bus

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This 1-hour bus tour offers a perfect introduction to Sofia for first-time visitors or those on a time-crunch. Take in unobstructed views of the city from the top of a double decker bus while you listen to commentary about landmarks passed along the way. Morning and afternoon departure times are available to fit your schedule.
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  • 1 hour
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US$ 23.02
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Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

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Reaching the Seven Rila Lakes by public transport typically involves two buses, a shuttle and most of your day. Take the pain out of transportation—while maintaining total independence—with this cost-effective shared transfer. Visit both these beautiful glacial lakes and the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with ample time for hiking.
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  • 13 hours
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US$ 49.10
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The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

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The mountains are one of Bulgaria’s great joys—especially for hikers—but can be hard to reach independently. Tailor-made for lovers of both walking and history, this action-packed day features a hike around the beautiful Seven Rila Lakes and a tour of the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour includes chair-lift ticket to the lakes but excludes monastery entrance fees.
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  • 12 hours
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Private 2-day Trip with Snowshoes

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Private 2-day Trip with Snowshoes

Discover the best of Bulgaria’s mountains by snowshoe on an overnight tour from Sofia. After comfortable transfer from the city, follow your guide to Kamen Del Peak and enjoy the superb views from 6,100 feet (1,862 meters). Have dinner, then spend a restful night at Malyovitsa Mountain Resort. After breakfast, make your way to Malyovishka Valley, Lake Elenino, and more. Once you've had your fill of winter landscapes, return to Sofia.
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  • 2 days
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The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)

The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)

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Hike through rugged terrain to the Seven Rila Lakes on a full-day tour from Sophia, and discover the remarkable scenery of the Rila Mountains. Take a chairlift to a high-mountain hut and continue on foot along the jeweled string of lakes. Follow your guide through alpine passes into remote valleys, then rest in the shade of hikers’ shelters; take in sweeping views of the Bulgarian landscape and enjoy the crisp, clear air of the Balkans’ highest mountain range.  
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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US$ 49.11
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Private Sofia City Tour by Bike

Private Sofia City Tour by Bike

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Take the opportunity to experience Sofia’s compact city center by bike. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide and equipped with a rented bicycle, make your way through many of the city’s green spaces. Ride through the centrally-located Boris Garden, Loven Park, and Yuzhen Park for an active exploration of Bulgaria’s capital.
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  • 4 hours
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US$ 47.88
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Market Food Tour

Market Food Tour

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Designed with foodies in mind, this off-the-beaten-path market tour visits three essential Sofia markets: Flea Market, Zhenski Pazar Women’s Market, and the covered market known as Central Market Hall. Alongside your guide and a small group, enjoy access that would be impossible to achieve independently and savor tastings of classic Bulgarian fare at a range of venues.
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  • 3 hours
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US$ 42.97
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Climb to Musala Summit (2925m)

Climb to Musala Summit (2925m)

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• Take the trek to the rooftop of the Balkan Peninsula • Admire one of the most beautiful alpine landscapes in Bulgaria • Be fascinated by fantastic panoramas and superb natural views
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  • 12 hours
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US$ 96.99
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The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa

The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa

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Get out of Sofia and learn about rose oil on this guided tour. Visit the Valley of the Roses, a center of rose oil production before continuing on to the Thracian tomb in Kazanlak to learn about its history from your guide. Admire the architecture at the 19th-century Memorial Temple of the Birth of Christ. It is important to note that rose blooms can only be seen from mid-May to mid-June.
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  • 11 hours
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US$ 61.39
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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Small-Group Day Trip from Sofia

Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Small-Group Day Trip from Sofia

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Experience old-time Bulgaria on this small-group tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi from Sofia. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to Tarnovo, a one-time medieval craft center and capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Stroll the cobbled streets, discover the craft shops, explore Tsarevets Fortress, once a stronghold of Bulgaria’s tsars, and visit nearby Arbanassi village, famous for its well-preserved stone houses and church frescoes. Central Sofia pickup and drop-off included, with entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 11 hours
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US$ 121.55
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Private Sofia Communist Tower by Trabant Car

Private Sofia Communist Tower by Trabant Car

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The Sofia Communist Tour will take you back to the communist period of Bulgaria when the country was called "iron curtain". You will hear real stories of people and learn about the way of life of the Bulgarians at that time. You will get acquainted with the historical events and facts of Bulgaria and the countries of Eastern Europe to fall under the communist regime. You will hear stories never heard before and you will find another world - the world of communism. Surely afterwards you will be happy living in the free world of today and will appreciate the liberty of Europe.
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  • 3 hours
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US$ 55.25
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Breakfast in Sofia Walking Tour

Breakfast in Sofia Walking Tour

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Start the day in true Bulgarian style on this 3-hour breakfast and walking tour of Sofia. Stroll through Sofia’s historical heart to see highlights like the Alexander Nevski Cathedral and King Liberator statue, and stop for a local breakfast of ‘banitsa’ (savory pastry) and ‘ayryan’ yogurt drink. Then, continue through Slaveikov Square book market to a pastry shop and finish with ‘baklava’ (sweet, nut-filled filo pastry) and Bulgaria’s traditional ‘boza’ malt drink. Breakfast and tastings included.
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  • 3 hours
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US$ 30.69
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Full Day Sofia Tour

Full Day Sofia Tour

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Get an in-depth look at the culture, history, and architecture of Sofia on a private 7-hour tour. End-to-end transportation from your hotel enables you to cover a huge area of the city comfortably and efficiently. Get a better understanding of Bulgarian culture (plus free admission) during guided visits at the National History Museum and UNESCO listed Boyana Church. Round out your day with a comprehensive but leisurely tour of the city center.
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  • 7 hours
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US$ 68.75
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US$ 68.75
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Private Mountain Biking in Vitosha from Sofia

Private Mountain Biking in Vitosha from Sofia

Experience Vitosha Mountain by mountain bike on this tour. Equipped with a hardtail mountain bike and helmet, depart from the village of Yarlovo with your guide. Bike on dirt roads past beech forests and meadows on your ascent. As you descend the mountain, enjoy panormaic views of the Rila Mountain.
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  • 5 hours
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US$ 60.16
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