Day 1: arrival in Sofia, city tour
Arrive in Sofia, meet your guide, and unpack your bags at the Hotel Niky, situated right in the city center. It’s the perfect starting point for experiencing the spirited, reinvigorated culture of the Bulgarian capital.
In the afternoon, enjoy a guided walk along Sofia’s magical yellow-paved streets, visiting the breathtaking Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral, Parliament, the Presidency, and the ancient St. George’s Rotunda. Journey to the base of Vitosha Mountain to visit the medieval Boyana Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its exhaustive collection of intact 13th-century frescoes and iconic art.
*should you travel to Sofia on a flight that arrives late in the afternoon or evening, the city tour can also be done the next morning
Overnight in Sofia, Hotel Niky*** (centrally located)