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Sofia can be an amazing city to visit if you know where to go. Like all cities it has its monuments and museums but the real Sofia happens all in the back-streets.

The best way to visit it is to have a local friend that shows you around.

Your local friend in Sofia

JMB Active creates custom city tours of Sofia. Depending on your personal interests, passions and time we can recommend a guided tour that will bring Sofia to life and make you appreciate what the city has to offer. We’ll show you Sofia from the inside.

As your local friend we’ll be glad to recommend the best places to eat, sleep depending on your budget, have fun and discover Sofia and the Sofians.

What to do in Sofia

Like all big cities there are so many places to visit and things to do in Sofia. Here are the top 10 things that we like to recommend to our guests when visiting Sofia:

  • Light a candle at Saint Sofia church to give thanks for arriving safely in Sofia
  • Drink water from the Serdika fountain in Sofia city centre for health and prosperity.
  • Touch with your eyes the Thracian gold treasures at the National History museum
  • Discover the beautiful frescoes of the Boyana Church
  • Enjoy a traditional hand-made Banitsa (cheese rolled pastry) on-the-go like a Sofian
  • See the unique collection of icons in the crypt of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Learn the history behind the beautiful Russian church
  • Enjoy some people-watching from one of the many coffee shops on Vitosha boulevard
  • Take part in traditional Horo dancing at one of Sofia’s traditional Mehana restaurants
  • Go shopping for traditional Bulgarian arts and crafts

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Out of Bulgaria’s 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2 can be found in and around Sofia:

More things to do in and around Sofia

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General information

Location Bulgaria: Sofia
Venue Sofia city centre and surroundings
Dates available All year round
Group size 4 to 50 people
Requirements Curiosity and comfortable shoes
Specialist Local friend who loves to show you around
Languages spoken English, French, German, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek
Disabled access yes
Indicative price per person from

Package content

Included Customised city tour based on your interests and passion. Starts 10:00 and finishes 16:00.
Optional Cultural visits and nature activities in between procedures, local friend,
Excluded Accommodation, food, transport, flights, translator