Wake Up With Sofia
*This experience runs daily except Sunday
3 hours of sifting through local Bulgarian delicacies
Visiting 1 country: Bulgaria
Shake off your jetlag (or hangover) with an early mini-food fest in Bulgaria’s capital. Load up on traditional pastries, sweets and drinks all made by local masters and designed to fuel a day of sightseeing in Sofia. Want to start your day as real Bulgarian? Look no further! Here’s your opportunity to eat breakfast with the fine city of Sofia and its welcoming citizens on a unique, local food tour of Sofia.
Start your Sofia tour at one of Sofia’s icons – Alexander Nevski Cathedral. After a brief introduction, we’ll head over to a typical Bulgarian snack bar. Along the way we’ll visit local symbols, including Hagia Sofia Church; a 6th century church and site full of energy and mystery. After we’ll catch Sofia University, Parliament, and the statue of King Libertador, all of which are the main icons of Bulgarian history in Sofia.
By this point, we know you’ll want breakfast – perfect, we do too! We’ll taste plenty of Sofia food – Bulgarian banitsa, combined with ayryan, as Bulgarians normally do in the morning. Banitsa is delicious small pastry prepared from dough and cheese and sometimes meat or nettle, and is unique to Bulgaria and the Balkans. The ayran is prepared from yogurt and gives the final touch to the breakfast.
Off to the Market
Satisfied with our local breakfast, we’ll continue on this Sofia walking tour along the narrow streets, which are part of Old Sofia and exude centuries of rich history. The streets leads us to Graf Ignatiev Street, home to a famous market where you may buy fresh fruits and vegetables, or taste baked nuts or delicious snacks, as local do. In addition this market is on the street with many stalls, all competing for shoppers’ attention, so you’ll experience a real lively atmosphere!
More Yummy Treats
From there on this Sofia food tour; we’ll make our way to a famous pastry shop that prepares the best traditional Bulgarian desserts. Along the way, we’ll encounter the biggest open-air book store in Bulgaria, and a favourite meeting point for many locals.
In the pastry shop we will taste a sweet and delicious dessert – baklava. Namely, we’ll have the chance to try tolumbichki, cream-cake, or other sweets. Then we’ll combine the sweets with another unique beverage for the region – boza, as is customary. Bottoms up!
FOODIE'S DELIGHT: CULINARY JOURNEYS
Less than 1 Day
- Start your day like a real local resident of Sofia
- Enjoy a famous banitsa with ayran in a local snack bar
- Sample fresh fruits and vegetables from a street market
- Taste the best baklava in Sofia and drink it down with the unique local drink ‘boza’
- Explore Sofia’s best sights, such as the biggest open air book market, the University, Parliament, and Hagia Sofia Church
Local English-speaking local guide, samples of several types of banitsa, ayryan, boza, and a piece of baklava.
What’s not included
Items of personal nature, additional food or drink, tips or gratuities for your guide.
Starting time: 9.00 AM
Duration: 3 hours
Meeting point: Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Ending point: Slaveikov Square