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Sofia walking tour with personal audio guide

The capital of Bulgaria has many magnificent and amazing sights that are worth seeing for any traveler to this beautiful country and to get to know the capital. We offer a universal assistant - an audio guide.

If you prefer leisurely walks alone and want to indulge in spectacular views of architecture and culture to your heart's content? Choose an audio-guided tour of Sofia. This sightseeing tour will help you interact deeper with the very hospitable and cultured Bulgaria.


You can listen to the audio guide in two ways: by renting a personal device with headphones for the whole day, or listen to the recording by connecting to our website, in which case you must have access to the Internet and your own headphones.

Audio guide Sofia day tour offers available in 7 languages: Russian, German, Bulgarian, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

3 h.

Tour languages

Free Walking Tour in Sofia. Sofia city tour

Audio Guide – your personal tour guide

The audio guide "SOFIA TOUR" provides an independent assistant who is well versed in the history of the city in the form of a “walk without a guide”. Just imagine that he is nearby and speaks in a language you understand on the device at a pace you choose.

Walking tours in Sofia, Bulgaria with an audio guide allows you to take a closer look at the ancient city of Serdika. Located in the center of Sofia, and the Rotunda of St. George will amaze you with an old wall painting. If any fact seems extremely interesting to you, you can always listen to a fragment of the recording again.

Tours around Sofia with an audio guide have an already built in route, where all sites have their own serial number. All you need to do is approach the site and dial its number onto the device. The audio guide will give you all the information on this site.

The map in the audio guide will show you exactly where to go. And the speed of the route depends on your capabilities and desires and you can plan a three-hour excursion at your discretion. As this is a walking guide, good comfortable shoes are recommended for several hours of a wonderful site seeing tour. Ancient Serdika viewed? You can relax and drink coffee in the shade. Did the Rotunda impress you with its internal appearance? You can take a breath and take a little rest.

What else to see in Sofia with Sofia tour Audio Guide?

The tour route passes through 25 historical, cultural and architectural sites around capital of Bulgaria. Ancient Serdika and Rotunda are just a part of a whole list of unique sights. During the tour you will receive interesting information on these sites like:

  • What was housed in the building of the National Art Gallery?
  • Why in Bulgaria the Patriarchal Cathedral bears the name of Alexander Nevsky?
  • What is unique about the Church of St. Sophia?
  • Find out why the attractions of the National Archeological Museum are right on the street!
  • What is the East Gate famous for?
  • What secrets does the Triangular Tower hide?
  • Where is the National Art Gallery, Sofia?
  • What legends are shrouded in the statue of Tsar Samuel & St. Sofia Church? All very intriguing.

Your personal audio guide will reveal the secrets of the Middle Ages to you and give you the opportunity to touch the heritage of bygone eras. And in order for the tour to leave only good impressions and memories, do not forget to stock up on comfortable shoes in which you will be comfortable spending several hours walking Sofia with an audio guide.

Price and conditions for buying an audio guide online (listen on the site)

You can listen to the tour on our website. To do this, you will need mobile internet and headphones for your phone.

We offer two online listening options:

  • 25 leva / 13 € - "For those who are NOT limited in time"
  • 13 leva / 7 € - "For those who have limited time"

Select the date of the tour from the calendar. After payment, a link with access to audio files and a route map will be sent to your email.

On the day you choose, the link will become active and will be valid for 24 hours.

For an additional fee, you can extend access to the link up to 72 hours.

Price and conditions for renting an audio guide

An audio guide, headphones and a map are available for rent for the whole day.

To do this, you need to select the date of the excursion in the calendar and pay.

WHERE TO GET YOUR AUDIO GUIDE?

SOFIA DAY TOURS PRICE / Rental Audio Guide:

  • Adult – 25 BGN / 13 € per person
  • For the family (2 adults + 1, 2 or 3 kids) – 55 BGN /28 euro €

Itinerary

Route

  • Audio guide device
  • Online Audio tours Sofia “Full-time excursion”

0. History of the city of Sofia
1. Ivan Vazov National Theater
2. National Gallery and National Ethnographic Museum
3. Russian Church
4. Monument to Tsar Liberator
5. Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”
6. St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
7. The grave of Ivan Vazov
8. The eternal fire
9. Basilica of St. Sophia
10. Monument to King Samuel
11. Monument to the "Bulgarian Volunteer"
12. Amphitheater
13. The East Gate
14. Largo Square
15. The Church of St. Petka Samardzhiyska
16. Ancient Serdica-I
17. Ancient Serdica – II
18. The mosque
19. The Triangular tower
20. Synagogue. Hali
21. Catholic Church
22. The statue of Sofia
23. Rotunda "St. George"
24. The Presidency
25. The Cafe Museum.National Archeology Museum


Route

  • Online Audio tours Sofia “For a limited time”

0. History of the city of Sofia
1. National Theatre “Ivan Vazov”
2. National Art gallery and Ethnographic Museum
3. Church “St. Nicholas”
4. Monument of the Tsar Liberator
5. Temple Monument “St. Alexander Nevsky”
6. Church “St. Sofia”
7. Church “St. Petka”
8. Ancient complex Serdica I
9. Ancient complex Serdica II
10. Statue of “St. Sofia”
11. Rotunda “St. George”
12. The Presidency

listen to a fragment of the recording

ENG Monument to King Samuel (fragment):

ENG Monument to King Samuel (fragment)

BG Паметник на цар Самуил (fragment):

BG Паметник на цар Самуил (fragment)

ESP El monumento al Zar Samuil (fragment):

ESP El monumento al Zar Samuil (fragment)

ITA Monumento dello Tzar Samuil (fragment):

ITA Monumento dello Tzar Samuil (fragment)

DE Denkmal von Zar Samuil (fragment):

DE Denkmal von Zar Samuil (fragment)

RUS Памятник Царю Самуилу (fragment):

RUS Памятник Царю Самуилу (fragment)

FRA Le Monument du tsar Samuel (fragment):

FRA Le Monument du tsar Samuel (fragment)

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Tourists reviews

  • D. P. - Deutschland
    14.08.2022

    Страхотно! Благодарим много за тази прекрасна възможност за индивидуално организиране на екскурзия из София. Информативно, интересно, компактно! Супер! Ausgezeichnet! Herzlichen Dank für diese wunderbare Möglichkeit, den Tagesausflug durch Sofia selbst zu gestalten. Informativ, interessant, kompakt! Super!

  • Egor - Россия
    07.01.2022

    Thanks a lot! The audio guide was made very conveniently and with high quality. We passed the route, which we had already visited and learned a lot of new things! The gift was a map that helps a lot in getting around. Best trip in Sofia!

  • Manuel - Argentina
    24.10.2021

    Hicimos el tour con mi novia, muy interesante! No nos gusta estar dependiente de otros, así que este tour fue opitamal. Descansamos cuando quisimos y vimos los sitio en nuestro ritmo. La próxima haríamos los tour de plovdiv y rila.

  • Giulio Enrico - Italia
    06.10.2021

    Great service, I took the audio guide, headphones and a map at a convenient time for me. Easy to find the meeting point. Easy to use the audioguide, in Italian language, but you can choose any other languages. You walk alone following the way showed on the map, so you can take your time and your stop. I suggest this experience to visit the best of Sofia. Very interesting!

  • Goetz - Germany
    11.03.2020

    The self guided tour is a good idea, so you can walk around and set your own pace. Extremly important during a showery weather like our sunday with several stops for a beer. In total you have all places of interest in this tour with a detailed description of sofia. Great fun for all of us.

  • Macarez Florent - France
    26.02.2020

    I really enjoyed the self guided tour. Everything was clear and covered in 3 hours. I strongly recommend this solution. You take your time and you are not dependent on a group.

  • Alena - Russia
    27.09.2019

    Спасибо большое команде Аудиогида, особенно Ларисе в Софии! Я организовывала поездку на пару дней и хотела посмотреть Пловдив и Софию, сомневалась брать экскурсию или проехаться везде самой на автобусе и взять аудиогид. Лариса очень быстро ответила на мою заявку, ответила на все волнующие вопросы и убедила что я нигде не потеряюсь и что просто экскурсия для Пловдива очень мало, рассказала как добраться с автовокзала до центра где можно взять гид. Я осталась очень довольна, удобная красивая карта, голос гида с приятным голосом и много информации, которую можно было переслушивать если отвлекся и не пропустить ни одной детали! Было очень ценно что гид предлагал зайти внутрь некоторых зданий и посмотреть все изнутри, в некоторых местах было совсем не очевидно, что оказывается можно и внутрь попасть! Очень радуюсь что в итоге решила не брать просто экскурсию.Очень понравилось гулять в своем темпе, делать перерывы когда хочется и не бежать за экскурсоводом! И аудигид был идеальным решением, еще и на родном языке! Брала гид в Софии и Пловидиве, 2 просто потрясающие экскурсии! Гуляла целый день и наслаждалась! Можно было конечно пройти туры в заявленные 3-4 часа, но я не спешила. Спасибо команде аудиогида за такие интересные маршруты, отличную организацию и готовность помочь и ответить на любой вопрос! Удачи вам и развития!

  • Nikola - Bulgaria
    26.08.2019

    I wanted to show Sofia to a close friend of mine who lives in Italy. I thought this audio-guide would be the best choice, as he used a similar service in Rome. He was very impressed by the quality and engagement of the tour. I myself, a resident of Sofia, also learned a lot of interesting facts about our capital. It was an experience worth the low cost and I recommend it to anyone who wants to explore Sofia in a quick and stress-free way.

  • Светлана - Кипр
    06.05.2019

    Я была в Болгарии несколько дней в конце апреля и воспользовалась услугами аудио-гида этой компании. Покупала несколько экскурсий. в том числе пешеходную по Софии, поездки в Рильский монастырь и в г. Пловдив. Я в восторге от самой идеи использования такого девайса, и от текстов экскурсий. Все просто, удобно в использовании, грамотно поданная информация, рассчитанная на любого пользователя. Считаю, что пришло время аудиогидов! Для меня - это был лучший вариант, потому, что люблю не торопясь знакомиться с туристскими объектами, самостоятельно рассчитывать время на осмотр. Ну и отдельная благодарность Ларисе и Михаилу за общение! Желаю вам процветания бизнеса. Приезжайте теперь к нам на Кипр!

  • Jean ASCOET - France
    10.04.2019

    Si vous visiter Sofia aucune hésitation faites confiance a Audio guide et vous aurez une présentation de la ville très bien commentée....de plus vous aurez un accueil très sympathique !!

  • Олеся - Россия
    12.03.2019

    Нам очень понравилась экскурсия по Софии с аудиогидом! Логично и грамотно составленные тексты, интересные и содержащие всю важную информацию. Формат просто очень удобный! Мы ходили по маршруту и прошли все 25 точек, посмотрели все достопримечательности. Понравилось, что можно послушать несколько раз, можно и уйти с маршрута, а потом опять вернуться. Оборудование понятное и устроено просто, справится даже ребёнок. Очень рекомендую этот аудиогид и прогулки по Софии! Олеся, Алексей

  • Маиса Коева - България
    31.01.2019

    Един напълно прекрасен, лесен и достъпен начин да се запознаеш с историята на дадена забележителност от място. Определено, отново ще се възползваме от вашите услуги при следващата си туристическа обиколка из страната. Благодарим, че ви има !!!

  • наталья - россия
    20.01.2019

    Очень благодарны руководителям компании Аудиогид за экскурсию. Мы пенсионеры воспользовались аудиогидом. Это позволило нам спокойно ознакомиться красотами Софии. Не спеша с перерывом на отдых, посещение бесплатно кафе по маршруту заняло три часа. Но слушая экскурсию, мы смогли остановиться и наслаждаться архитектурой А главное то, что слушали на родном языке. Не надо переспрашивать, бежать за группой, торопиться.Мы получили душевное наслаждение. Рекомендуем пенсионерам воспользоваться услугами компании Желаем процветанию компании и успехов!!. .

  • Наталья - Россия
    10.01.2019

    Мне очень понравилась экскурсия по Софии с аудиогидом. Хорошо составленные тексты, не перегруженные историей, но в то же время интересные, содержащие всю важную информацию. Прекрасный русский язык у экскурсовода в записи. Сам формат оказался просто замечательным. Гуляешь себе с картой по маршруту с достопримечательностями. Если хочешь - можешь уйти с маршрута, а потом вернуться. Очень удобно! Хочу также отметить гостеприимство и любезность сотрудников офиса. Оборудование разрешили взять ещё с вечера (на весь следующий день). Подыскали по моей просьбе хороший ресторанчик для праздничного обеда 31 декабря, помогли забронировать столик. Решила там для себя все вопросы, которые накопились за предыдущие 12 дней пребывания в Болгарии. Очень рекомендую этот формат и эту фирму!

  • Веселина Димитрова - България
    28.12.2018

    Чудесен начин да погледна на родния си град - София, с очите на турист, да посетя 25 толкова интересни места, покрай които минавам ежедневно, но никога не съм предполагала, че ще ми се „разкрият” по този начин чрез аудиогида - перфектно подбрана и професионално поднесена инфорнация, възможност самостоятелно да разпределя времето си и най-важното - най-доброто представяне на София пред нашата гостенка от Тайван, която за първи път идва в България, както и за дъщеря ми, която учи и живее в Италия. Радвам се, че благодарение на вас обичта към столицата ни расте и ни представихте едно невероятно добро преживяване, което препоръчвам от сърце!

  • Gavin Swayn - Australia/China
    06.11.2018

    Had a short afternoon to take this tour - it was throughly enjoyable and easy to do. Great audio guide and easy to follow instructions allowed one to see the deep history and differing architecture from a city (country) steeped in past cultural changes and impacts. Appreciate the chance to stop in on hotel basements in out-of-the-way points that a general person would not be aware of. Well done and recommended for all even to begin as an introduction or as I did, a short time in Sofia.

  • Павло - Україна
    12.09.2018

    Скористалися аудіогідом у Софії усією сім"єю. Чудове рішення! Дуже сподобалось. Розумно спланований маршрут. Якісна і достатня інформація. Дуже зручна можливість робити паузи і перепочинки, це особливо важливо. До того ж цікаву інформацію можна слухати декілька разів. І, нарешті, переконлива фінансова перевага над конкурентами. Рекомендую з усіх позицій

  • JEAN-CLAUDE MEUNIER - France
    31.08.2018

    Bonjour Circuit du 31 août Parfait, Accueil courtois pour audioguide, Pratique pour visiter Sofia. 2 collaborateurs souriants et chaleureux. À recommander

  • Miroslava Pesheva - Bulgaria
    08.05.2018

    Recently my husband and I took the audio guide tour in Sofia and were very pleasantly surprised. The tour was rather relaxing as it gives the visitors the freedom to make their own choices where to go and when to take a break. It was the most exciting tour we have ever made. Thank you to our hosts from AudioGuide Bulgaria.

  • Rouslan - Taskov
    08.05.2018

    A unique way to visit and learn about the most interesting historic and cultural sites in Sofia without been stuck with a tour guide but be your own guide. To all visitors in the capital and other towns across Bulgaria where it operates I highly recommend to try the audioguide tour. It's a great experience.

  • Мариана Диманова - България
    14.02.2018

    Благодаря на прекрасния екип на Аудио Гайд България. Изключително професионално отношение и подход към клиента с интересни идеи и оферти. Радвам се, че "Ваканция и СПА Експо" ни даде възможност да се срещнем и обсъдим бъдещи варианти за сътрудничество с нашата фирма. Мариана - туроператор, Пловдив.

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Frequently asked questions – F.A.Q.

HOW IS THE SOFIA TOUR WITH AUDIO GUIDE?

Sofia tour with audio guide is a tour with a ready-made audio itinerary. You will move on your own, follow your own pace. You can distract yourself at any time, drink coffee, take photos or talk with friends, and then return to the route again and continue your walk.

Throughout your excursion you will follow the route map, where and how to go. And when you arrive, just turn on our audio guide.

Can I get lost or get off track?

All objects are located very close to each other, 3-5 minutes from one another. Therefore, you will not have the opportunity to get lost.
It will be very easy for you to navigate along the route map, which we will give you along with an audio guide and headphones.

Can we do a tour of Sofia by car?

No, the tour of the capital of Bulgaria is exclusively on foot. Most of the objects are revealed and presented underground.

Will there be additional costs during the tour?

All objects that you visit during the tour with free admission. You will not have any additional costs.

How long does a tour of Sofia last?

You yourself determine the pace of your movement and choose objects for viewing. Approximate tour time is 2.5 - 3 hours.

How is the Sofia audio guide recorded?

The audio guide includes recordings of stories about cultural and historical monuments, both about the object itself and inside it. You can listen to the tour in the temples without disturbing anyone.
You will have the feeling that you are moving with a guide. You will hear these words: - "Now press pause, go inside the temple and turn on the text again."
We will tell you about hidden interesting places that even many locals do not know about.

Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes, the tour is suitable for children. They are happy to go with an audio guide, manage the content on their own and listen to the recordings with interest.

Is the tour accessible to people with disabilities?

Unfortunately, most of the viewing objects are underground, and the stairs are not equipped with wheelchair ramps. There is also a lot of damaged pavement in Sofia, which makes it difficult to transport wheelchairs.

Is it easy to operate the audio guide?

It is very easy to operate the device, so we often organize excursions around Bulgaria for students and schoolchildren.

Do I need internet for the tour?

If you would like to rent an audio guide device, you do not need access to the Internet.
If you want to listen to audio recordings on our website, then you will need the Internet.

How many audio guides can you give out if we come with a group?

We can issue up to 50 devices.