• Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Learn what life was like in communist-era Bulgaria on a 3-hour Sofia city walking tour. Meet your informative guide in central Sofia and check out the buildings and monuments that testify to its and Bulgaria’s 45 years on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain. See the Largo complex, former home of Bulgaria’s Communist Party; the Monument to the Soviet Army; the National Palace of Culture and more as your guide explains communist ideology and the everyday lives of Bulgarians during the controversial Cold War period.


  • 3-hour walking tour of communist Sofia led by a local guide
  • See Sofia’s communist-era landmarks including the Monument to the Soviet Army and National Palace of Culture
  • Pass other important Soviet buildings such as the Secret Police Investigation Facility
  • Step back in time as your guide recounts everyday life in the Cold War
  • Learn about communist ideology and why it rose and fell in Bulgaria
  • Pickup from a central meeting point in Sofia

What You Can Expect

Communist Walking Tour of Sofia

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Customer Reviews

Bimal R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

One of the best tours I have ever done...and I have travelled to around 100 countries...so I mean exactly what I just said...I was initially a bit skeptical when I saw a young guide coz I prefer to hear from people who have lived during the communist era...but Nikolai simply blew the group away...he was very well researched...knew exactly how to captivate the audience and gave us so many incredible details..and spoke impeccable English...in short it was absolutely brilliant...one tour you should never miss if u are in Sofia...also I will recommend the free walking tour run by the same group...its called 365...they are brilliant!!!

Michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

How can you go wrong with a free tour and fully qualified and highly knowledgeable guide? Highly recommended to see another side of Sofia after you've seen all the churches and museums.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very good tour- came away with a greater understanding of Sofia and how live has changed.
Opens your eyes to the surroundings and parts you could miss - well recommemded

Anne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Very interesting, also gave a good overview of Sofia and how to get around the city as well as some extremely interesting history.

John D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Martin the guide provided great insight into Bulgarian life under the communist regime, the history, the communist theory and what it meant to peoples lives. A very full 3 hours but very worthwhile.

Fredi E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

V was a wonderful guide - very informative, open to all questions, and made sure we had time at each place to take it all it. This one should be on everyone's itinerary in Sofia!

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect but the tour was amazing!
The tour lasted over 3 hours and there wasn't any time during the tour that we were not engaged. The sights were ok but the narrative and history were incredible.
The highlight of the tour was our guide, Stefan. You rock Stefan!!!

Tom L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Highly recommend this tour--our guide Nicholas was very knowledgeable and engaging! Learned and saw a lot!

Megan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

I could not recommend this more. It was the best tour I have ever been on. The tour guide was excellent. Definitely definitely do this when you come to Sofia


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Excellent tour!

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