Bulgaria Multi-day Communist tour: 4 days
Join our Bulgaria Multi-day Communist tour. In four days we will see forgotten towns and abandoned monuments. We will travel back in time to experience lifestyle during communism.
Bulgaria Multi-day Communist tour: explore the forgotten towns and abandoned monuments
Day 1: Sofia – “Grows but does not age”
Our Bulgaria Multi-day Communist tour will begin in Sofia. Your Bulgarian tour guide and driver will welcome you at Sofia airport. Transfer to a typical communist hotel in a retro Soviet car. We hope you already start getting the feeling of the past.
We will visit a common Eastern bloc neighborhood of concrete buildings. During communism society used to be “classless”. So, people shared the same living standards. Today, many Bulgarians live in the old communist buildings.
Dinner will be in a Soviet restaurant. And you will stay in an ex-military hotel.
Day 2: Sofia – Pravets – Sofia
Our Bulgaria Multi-day Communist tour continues in Sofia. Today we will see communist monuments and places in Sofia. Our tour will include:
- Antique market at Alexander Nevski cathedral
- National Assembly
- Sculpture in Borisova Garden
- Monument of the Soviet Army
- Theater of the Bulgarian Army
- National Palace of Culture
- “The Bells” monument
- Bulgarian Socialist Party office
- Military Museum etc
Later we will go for lunch at a canteen. In the afternoon we will go to the town of Pravets. This is Todor Zhivkov’s birth place. He was the leader of the Bulgarian communist party during the period 1954 – 1989.
Day 3: Sofia – Pernik – Kovachevtsi village – Radomir – Studena dam – Sofia
Today our Bulgaria Multi-day Communist tour will bring us to the city of Pernik. This is the largest center of the coal mining and heavy industry in Bulgaria. The year 1899 marks the beginning of electricity use in Bulgaria. The first Bulgarian power plant was built in Pernik.
Kovachevtsi village is the birth place of Georgi Dimitrov. He was one of the earliest leaders of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Next we will visit the local cultural center, which is preserved from the communist era.
Town of Radomir – grey is the prevailing color here. And concrete residential blocks are all around you. You will feel as if you are back in time. The local shopping options are quite limited just like it was during the communist time. The town developed in the past due to the heavy industry plant. And this plant was the Chervena mogila factory. But the political changes after 1989 led to huge losses for the heavy industry. And there was a high unemployment. Because of that many local people left the town.
Studena dam was built in 1955 at the onset of Struma River. It is a source of tap water for Pernik and the region.
Dinner is in a communist restaurant. And we will stay in a 3-star hotel in Sofia.
Day 4: departure
We will spend the last day of our Bulgaria Multi-day Communist tour in Sofia. After breakfast there will be free time for shopping.
Transfer to the Airport. So this is the end of our Bulgaria Multi-day Communist tour. We hope to see you again!
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