Day 1: arrival in Sofia, city tour
Arrive in Sofia, unpack your bags, and recover from your long journey at the Hotel Niky, the ideal point of departure for taking in the reinvigorated, ultramodern culture of the city.
In the afternoon, enjoy a guided walk along Sofia’s magnificent streets, paved in golden – colored cobblestones. Tour the glorious Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral, the Presidency, and the 4th-century Church of St. George, complete with a surviving Roman street and surrounding ruins. Journey in the shadow of Vitosha Mountain to tour the medieval Boyana Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its extensive, archetypal compendium of 13th-century icons and paintings.
*Please note that if you experience a delayed arrival in Sofia for any reason, the city tour can be broken into two parts: the afternoon of your arrival day and the following morning.
Overnight in Sofia, Hotel Niky*** (centrally located)