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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Andrew H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Loved the tour, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and brought the experience to life, assessing the period of history from several perspectives. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in learning more about the Cold War period.

Guy d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is a truly amazing tour - ours lasted 4 hours and over 40 people turned up!!! Martin guide was brilliant, full of energy and passion. The information he told us was just the right amount and I certainly learnt a lot and began to understand a little more how life in Communist times must have been. The stopping points were varied and Martin related some of his family experiences.

THIS IS A MUST FOR ANY VISITOR TO SOFIA!

Carly S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Highly recommended. Our tour guide Martin was very informative and explained a big part of history concisely. He was very accommodating even though we were in quite a big group. 5 stars!

Roberto B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very informative, useful also for kids who did not live the communist era in Eastern Europe.

Maryam A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our best 3 hours in Sophia! The guide was amazing and the tour very informative.

Paula Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was outstanding the guide was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to add relevant and interesting anecdotes and personal stories to the historical context. I would highly recommend to anyone traveling in Sofia.

Pavel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour! Highly recommended.

Liran M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Knowledgable and eloqueant guid. Most recommended. Price a big higher than on-site for some reason.

Cornelia A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour. We had a great guide. Very informative and better than any other non-specialised tour because it is about recent history still effecting current times.

Stéphane K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour très intéressant et original, tant sur le fond que sur la forme. Un guide Daniel passionnant : féru d'histoire contemporaine et de science politique, notre guide a su se rendre accessible à ses auditeurs. L'idéal serait de compléter ce tour pédestre par un tour plus intérieur par exemple au musée des arts socialistes ou de l'ancien siège du PC Bulgare.

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