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Sofia Travel Guide

The talented team at Orbitz will help bundle your flights and hotels to save cash. Simply pick a deal and get packing for that epic adventure to Sofia. Think of the spare cash you'll have by bundling your bookings. Choose your preferred hotels, rental cars, airfares and experiences and you can save up to $369^! Also, our comprehensive database features no less than 500,000 global hotels and 500 partner airlines. Don't stress if you have trouble selecting — we'll make it easy! When it comes to putting together the escape you've been fantasizing about, your options are limitless with Orbitz.

Where is Sofia?

Before embarking on your big adventure to Sofia, it's probably sensible to find out where it is first. (It might also save you some embarrassment when friends and family ask exactly where you're going!) It's the national capital city of Bulgaria and about 80 miles to the southwest of the noteworthy city of Pleven. It shouldn't be too tricky to meet new people in this part of Bulgaria. It's home to around roughly 1,200,000 locals.

Places to Visit in Sofia

Sofia boasts loads of great attractions, such as Russian Church and the National Museum of History. These aren't your style? It won't be a problem — you're flush with choice here. Further worthwhile options are Church of St. George and Boyana Church. If you'd like new ways to keep entertained during your vacation, check out an event at National Palace of Culture. Want to keep the good times rolling? Whether you're on a personal pilgrimage or simply curious about what's beyond its doors, visitors are always welcome at Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Why not sit back in a pew with local worshipers and attend a church service? But wait, that's not all! If you're intrigued by archaeology, head to Archaelogical Museum. Here you'll be able to discover unusual artifacts and learn about the rituals and cultures of peoples who lived long ago.

Car Rentals in Sofia

Sofia beckons, and the best way to see it is from the driver's seat. Search, compare and book car rentals in Sofia in a matter of clicks through Orbitz. Ready to step on the gas? Picking up a rental right at Sofia Airport means you'll be off the plane and onto the highway in no time at all. Alamo Rent A Car and Enterprise are some outlets worth considering.

Where to stay in Sofia – Hotel Accommodation

Book a room through Orbitz and start crafting the ultimate journey to Bulgaria's capital. With no less than 114 hotels in Sofia, you won't have any issues. If something a bit swanky is what you're searching for, slip between the silky sheets at the Sense Hotel Sofia (16 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd) or the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia (4 Narodno Sabranie Square). On the other hand, the Arte Apartment House (24, Sv.Sv. Kiril i Metodiy Str) and the Elysia Hostel - The Blessed Home (8 Pop Bogomil Str) are worthy choices if you're traveling on a shoestring budget.

Nearest Airports to Sofia

Get your Sofia vacation off to a smooth start by learning a bit about Sofia Airport, the nearest terminal. Abbreviated as SOF, it lies 4 miles east of Sofia's center. It's also the main gateway for most visitors.

Popular Places to Visit Near Sofia

If you have explored all there is to explore in Sofia and have a day to spare, don't panic! Just 25 miles away is Shiroki Dol, and you certainly won't be bored here. Sarafska Kâshta Museum is a great place to learn the culture of this destination. The Bairakli Mosque and the History Museum are also well worth your time. Want more options? Samokov is 30 miles from Sofia. Visit for attractions including Borovets Ski Resort, Tsarska Bistritsa and Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School. You've got options galore!

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