The historic and picturesque Capital of Bulgaria, Sofia is a modern city with a unique cultural heritage and some beautiful architecture. The ideal location for short family getaways, romantic weekends and group holidays, Sofia has been growing in popularity as a world-class destination for several years. Offering a compelling blend of the old and the new, Bulgaria’s Capital provides luxury hotels, superb tourist attractions and a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere.
One of the most ancient cities in Europe, the history of Sofia dates back over 7000 years. Now a modern city of over 1.4 million people, The EU’s 12th largest city offers a host of contemporary bars, restaurants and tourist attractions to suit every taste and budget. The weather here is very warm in summer too, reaching the high seventies in July and August, with pleasant temperatures at the rest of the year.
An ancient centre of the Christian religion, why not start your city tour with a visit to one of Sofia’s amazing churches. The Church of St George was built by the Romans in the 4th century, while the impressive Hagia Sophia Church gave its name to the city in the 14th century. Formerly the site of a Roman theatre in the second century, the church has three altars. Another majestic example of early Christian architecture is found at the Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, with its elegant domes, and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is amazing, built in the 1900’s.
When you’ve finished touring the sights of the city, Sofia offers much of entertainment value to help you relax. Aside from excellent cafes and restaurants, you’ll find bars and clubs to visit when night falls, while your luxury hotel will often provide evening events as part of your all-inclusive city break deal. Such packages also include all your meals and drinks, plus budget flights and transfers.