• Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Experience Sophia’s rich culinary traditions on a 3-hour food and walking tour through the city’s atmospheric markets and neighborhood restaurants. Walk alongside a local foodie as you learn about Bulgaria’s regional cooking traditions, and duck into a café for a fresh salad with ayran, a lightly-fermented yogurt drink. Sample Bulgarian sweets in the bustling aisles of Tsentralni Hali, browse displays of aromatic spices and finish your trip through Sophia’s food culture with mezze with wine at a beloved restaurant. 

Highlights

  • 3-hour food and culture walking tour of Sofia with an expert guide
  • Discover Sofia’s top attractions and interesting cultural and culinary heritage
  • See the National Theater, King’s Palace and ‘Small Jerusalem Square’ with its churches, mosque and synagogue
  • Try classic local specialities including shopska salad and ayran
  • Visit Central Market Hall to sample Bulgarian baklava (nut-filled filo parcels) and tolumbichki pastries
  • Sip on Bulgarian wine with a mezze meat platter at a 19th-century-style restaurant
  • Enjoy a personalized experience on a small-group tour limited to 12 people

What You Can Expect

Sofia Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour

Sample local dishes such as shopska

Customer Reviews

Enrique C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

A really nice tour that gives you a great idea about Sofia's history and how the locals enjoy food and drinks.

Brooke C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Wonderful afternoon wandering around in an intimate group. Our guide was friendly, extremely knowledgeable and loads of fun. Just what was needed to break the ice in Sofia. Thank you

Jacquelyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A very knowledgeable young guide and had an enjoyable walking tour with her, which ended with food tasting of some local delights and wine. Short and sweet :

Kelly J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

An excellent tour with a knowledgeable, hospitable and fun guide.

Cheryl l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This tour was a lot of fun. Our guide and the rest of the group were great to walk around with! We saw a great deal of the important sites, and some amazing food. Would recommend this tour to all!!

Ed D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

excellent tour by my guide. he explained very well about the buildings and statues of this hidden gem.Many photos were taken of this little gem of a city. Food tastings were excellent. Highly recommend

Emily C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This was a great trip, my guide Stoyan had an incredible in depth knowledge of the history of the area that was completely fascinating for me, and we covered a lot of ground in the centre. Probably the best tour I've been on in Europe so far.

Abigail P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

Lori H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

Fredrick C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent walking tour - be careful - cobblestone streets - hard walking - brought my breakfast - yogurt/salt/water drink, whey-based alcoholic drink and hard roll with cheese - not gourmet for sure but good to try! Super guide - archeology degree - very knowledgeable esp. all the Roman digs!

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