Viktor Topalov
Viktor - Tour guide & Bloger

Hello and welcome! My name is Viktor! I’m the only local tour guide who’s currently leading walking tours, bus tours, tram tours, food tours and museum tours in Sofia. I’m a professional local who loves showing people around the city! I’ve been a tour leader since August 2016 and my first job as a guide was in City Sightseeing Sofia – the only company that offers daily bus tours in the city. Since that I lead more than 300 tours on both a double-decker and an open-top bus. In December 2016 I created The Feel of Sofia – a platform for walking tours and social activities in the city. So far I’ve had more than 1000 guests and I managed to become one of the most popular tour guides in the city. Since February 2018 I’m also working as a tour guide for The Museum of Sofia History. In the beginning of 2019 I lead my first tours in a vintage tram for Alter Experience Bulgaria. Since the summer of 2019 I created Sofia Food Tours where I lead weekly food tours.
I got my Master’s degree in Law at Sofia University and I’m proud of studying in the same university as many of my historical heroes. My biggest passion is history and more exactly – the history of Sofia. One of my dreams is to collect all the books about the history of Sofia that money can buy and I’m happy to say that I’m getting there.

Sofia is my city, but I am willing to share it with you if you take a tour with me!

Ivana - Assistant

Hello!

My name is Ivana but you can call me Van. I was born in the last decade of the 20th century in a small, but attractive village in the south-west part of Bulgaria – Velingrad. Today my home town is the Spa Capital of The Balkan Peninsula. The place that gave me the coziness of the Bulgarian style of living and yet showed me that there is more in the world to explore.

So a couple of years later I moved to Sofia. Here I got my Masters degree in optometry and the science is a big part of my life. It gives me the opportunity to visit many interesting events.

Sofia allows me to have a choice, to meet interesting people, to get to know them and to have fun all the time.

Yordan - Tour guide

Hello, my name is Yordan. I was born in 1994 in Sliven, a small town in South – eastern Bulgaria. For five years I have been living and studying in Sofia. I recently finished a Bachelor degree in Archaeology and History and currently doing my Master’s in English language.

While I was born and raised in a different town – the city of the Haiduks and the First factory in Bulgaria, I also grew fond of Sofia pretty fast. The city has a rich history and cultural heritage, a lot of landmarks, stories and hidden gems everywhere. That is why we are here – to show them to the foreigners, friends and residents of Sofia in the best way possible. After all, there is a reason why the Roman emperor Constantine the Great called Sofia “My Rome” and our beloved Bulgarian artist Todor Kolev called it “My little London”!

Martin Nikolov
Martin - Blogger

My name is Martin and I am a university student from Bulgaria. I was born in 1995 and raised in Sofia. I am proud of living in a city that has been existing since ancient times and has been part of different states and ages.

Nowadays it is a modern place, suitable for people with different interests, hobbies and lifestyle. I am very happy being able to show more people that there is a lot to experience here and I want to stimulate their desire to come and see it. I am also a professional certified tour guide and I have another way to get you around our city. Welcome to Sofia!

Eric - Tour guide

Hello, My name is Eric and I was born in Washington DC in 1989, just as communism was beginning its end in Bulgaria. After encountering Bulgarian history in high school, I spent years completing several degrees and post-graduate research on it and ultimately settling in Sofia. 

Now, I’ve lived in Bulgaria for more than 6 years and love sharing my knowledge of and passion for this country and its history. I’m also the creator of the Bulgarian History Podcast where I cover Bulgarian history from 681 onwards.