Bulgaria is a country filled with interest and culture, with Sofia, its capital city, providing a convenient gateway to its two ski resorts, Bansko and Borovets. Excellent value for money and superb après ski make it a great family destination.
Fly to Sofia every Saturday with Neilson and Balkan Holidays during the winter.
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Things to do in Sofia
See the famous Statue of St Sofia
Tour the beautiful capital city starting at the statue, a 24m bronze statue of the goddess protector of the city, erected atop a pedestal on the Sveta Nedelya Square.
Marvel at the Ancient St George Rotunda
The oldest building preserved in Sofia is the 4th-century St. George Rotunda. The ancient church is situated amid the remains of the ancient Roman town of Serdica. The magnificent dome is protected by UNESCO and the church functions at present as a museum.
Admire the splendour of the Cathedral
The golden dome of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the city's hottest tourist spot, dominates the skyline. Built between 1904 and 1912, it commemorates the Russian soldiers who perished in the Bulgarian War of Liberation. The square in front of the church hosts a colourful street market selling souvenirs, antiques and bric-a-brac.
Do some shopping & have fun
To round off your day you can take a relaxing shopping stroll along Vitosha Boulevard – the city’s main shopping thoroughfare. It is lined with jewellery and fashion boutiques with designer clothes by world famous brands. It is also the hub of Sofia’s nightlife, hosting many cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Enjoy winter sports
Fly to Sofia and transfer to the popular ski resorts of Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo.