Sofia - The Beating Heart of Sofia

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The Beating Heart of Sofia

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(6 reviews)
Sofia University of St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria
45 mins

About the tour

"Unity Makes Strength" is the slogan written on the facade of the National Assembly of Bulgaria. It has been there since the liberation of the country from Ottoman Rule back at the end of the 19th century. And it does stand in a ring of strength formed together with the Sofia University of St. Kliment Ohridski and the cathedral Saint Alexander Nevski. Possibly also the National Library or the Gallery of Arts. We can discuss what strength is to a nation while we go and see these Bulgarian symbols in the very heart of our capital. Something I never paid attention to while I was studying at the Sofia University myself and was busy doing student’s things. Now, however, we have a chance to pay attention together.

Meet Simana Markovska

Simana Markovska

Simana is a passionate storyteller. You may find her as Manya the Tourist in her travel blog where she writes about fun travel experiences and interesting destinations. Which, if you ask her, is the whole world; she claims that in every place, there's always something interesting to find. Simana is a certified heriage interpreter and a licensed tour guide. She has over 20 years of experience as a sustainable tourism expert in Bulgaria so you can probably trust her when she says there are few people to know her beloved country better than her. Especially the southwest corner where she lives and where she's willing to take you.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Sofia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Sofia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Alina B.

09 September 2021

Very interesting tour, thank you so much.

Eliza W.

07 September 2021

Excellent tour ending this time at an official Bulgarian event. Part of History :)

Katrin T.

06 September 2021

Thank you!

Elizabeth A.

29 August 2021

Simana is an excellent tour guide! She is knowledgeable, patient and brings the history of your beautiful city to life. She was calm and pleasant during the storm. I took her previous tour. How can I follow her?

Reply from Heygo
Thank you, Elizabeth, you may go to my channel page on the HeyGo platform - https://www.heygo.com/simanamarkovska - and next to my photo there is a Follow+ button.

Jennifer S.

29 August 2021

Simana is so knowledgeable, so smart, so enthusiastic, and she walked around buildings to give us different views, and is always aware that we're trying to take good postcards of places. She says she's a beginning, but she is obviously skilled as a tour guide. I highly recommend her tours. I just went on two of them , one after the other. I hope she does more tours off Bulgaria.

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