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Capital:   Sofia
Currency:   Bulgarian lev
Time Zone:   GMT + 3
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Christina Gibbons
For a great dinner in Sofia - try Pri Yafata restaurant on Solunska St. With an authentic Bulgarian atmosphere, you can sample such classics as the refreshing Shopska salad, followed by Kavarma, a warming chicken dish served in a clay pot.
 
 
 
 
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Visitors are charmed by Sofia with its wide boulevards and compact city centre where many of its attractions are clustered. Ornate Alexander Nevsky Church and the exquisite synagogue are a must and make sure you see the sedate changing of the guard at the Presidency. For stunning views over the city take the cable car up Mount Vitosha. Take a picnic with you made up of a mouthwatering selection of bread and cheeses from the Central Market. Try the local wine, enjoy live traditional music in restaurants in restored mansions and take in a concert at the mammoth Soviet-era National Palace of Culture.

Bulgaria's capital city has retrieved its historic charm and position as an exotic, less visited corner of Eastern Europe. Sofia boasts a colourful and ancient collection of churches, mosques and synagogues; the most famous of which is the Alexanda Nevski Church, which has magnificent frescoes. Other religious buildings include the Boyana Church, Banyi Bash Mosque and the Sofia Synagogue, one of the most beautiful in the world.
 
Sofia's museums are almost exclusively Bulgarian-orientated and are aimed at chronicaling the conflicting fortunes of this once great empire. They can provide a fascinating insight into the Balkan Peninsula and entrance fees are low priced, so there is no excuse not to visit them. Two museums on the must see list are the Natural History Museum and the National Archaeological Museum. Other sites include Zhensky Bazaar open-air market, Municipal Baths, Royal Palace, TSUM Department Store and Yuzhen Park.
 

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Dinner at Pri Yafata Restaurant on Solunska St. Wit han authentic Bulgarian atmosphere, you can sample such classics as the refreshing Shopska salad, followed by Kavarma, a warming chicken dish served in a clay pot.
 

Included in our Sofia City Breaks

A Sofia City Break includes return flights in economy class including all airport taxes, three nights accommodation with breakfast and return airport transfers.
 
We can also offer excursions and expert advice on where to go and what to do during your Sofia City Break.
 
View our selection of hand picked hotels from the list below or speak to a Regent Holidays specialist today.

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Sofia City Breaks
BulgariaBulgaria
Visitors are charmed by Sofi a with its wide boulevards and compact city centre where many of the historic attractions are...
  • City Breaks
  • Tailor-Made
From £415 per adult
4 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Bulgaria Fly-Drive Holiday
BulgariaBulgaria
Discover the highlights of Bulgaria at your own pace on this tailormade fly-drive itinerary. Drive through green forests, past...
  • Fly-Drives
From £675 per adult
9 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Balkan Capitals Tour - Sofia-Skopje-Prishtina
BulgariaBulgaria
MacedoniaMacedonia
KosovoKosovo
Combine the three lively capitals of Sofia, Skopje and Prishtina - an unusual combination but an interesting one nevertheless! An...
  • Tailor-Made
From £875 per adult
10 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Cultural Landscapes of Bulgaria & Romania
BulgariaBulgaria
RomaniaRomania
Combining the historical and natural splendours of both Bulgaria and Romania, our Cultural Landscapes tailor-made tour provides a...
  • Tailor-Made
From £2640 per adult
10 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Hotel Lion
BulgariaSofia, Bulgaria
Just a few minutes' walk from the city centre, the Hotel Lion, Sofia is a comfortable and welcoming 3-star hotel....
  • City Breaks
From £415 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Best Western Premier Thracia Hotel
BulgariaSofia, Bulgaria
Situated in the most prestigious area of the city, close to many wonderful cafés and shops, this hotel is an ideal base...
  • City Breaks
From £445 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Radisson Blu Grand Hotel
BulgariaSofia, Bulgaria
With delightful views of the Alexander Nevsky Church the prime location of the Radisson SAS Grand Hotel makes it a popular...
  • City Breaks
From £515 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included