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Balkan Bites Food Tours

| Park Crystal next to the statue of Stefan Stambolov, Rakovska Str. and Tsar Osvoboditel, Sofia 1606, Bulgaria
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Waste of time

The guide was great but the trip itself was one big missed opportunity. you go from restaurant to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
benozisaac
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Haifa, Israel
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Fun, informative tour!

They really do continue the tour no matter what the weather! Despite being in the middle of a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alex C
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Get to know something more about the Bulgarian and Balkan cuisine and its history. Visit 4 unique and totally different food venues. See three unique markets. Learn about the neighborhoods and some interesting urban concepts in the back streets of the city center. Included: English speaking tour guide and food tastings at 4 different venues.
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“local food” (28 reviews)
“great tour” (46 reviews)
“free tour” (42 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Park Crystal next to the statue of Stefan Stambolov, Rakovska Str. and Tsar Osvoboditel, Sofia 1606, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The guide was great but the trip itself was one big missed opportunity. you go from restaurant to restaurant, get a long explanation about each restaurant's menew and finally you get a disappointing taste on the tip of your tongue. This is not really a...More

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Olga M, General Manager at Balkan Bites Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, benozisaac. Thank you for participating in the Balkan Bites Free Food Tour. Our main idea for this tour is to give the guests of Sofia an initial introduction to the local cuisine and also show them it's history and specifics with the free samples...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They really do continue the tour no matter what the weather! Despite being in the middle of a thunderstorm, the tour guide was enthusiastic and made the tour fun and informative. We learnt a lot and sampled many traditional Bulgarian foods. Come prepared with appropriate...More

Thank Alex C
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Olga M, General Manager at Balkan Bites Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It's great you enjoyed the tour, Alex C! No weather can stop our guides! ;)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Balkan Bites tour is a must for every tourist or traveller: within the span of two short hours our amazing tour guide Lyuba took us to five great food places or restaurants, showing us the ins and outs of the Bulgarian kitchen. From the...More

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Olga M, General Manager at Balkan Bites Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review, timalders347! We're so happy you enjoyed our tour and Lyuba's work! We wish you many more tasty adventures! :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really looking forward to this tour after reading some of the reviews. The guide for the tour (Stefan) was great but the tour was lacking. I was hoping to get a real feel for Bulgaria/ Balkan food but we didn't. The website lists...More

Thank Adam Fransham F
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Olga M, General Manager at Balkan Bites Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Adam Fransham F. Thank you for taking your time and sharing your comments on our tour with the TripAdvisor community and us. We’re happy you liked our guide and the fact that you think our tour has potential. We agree on that - we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took this tour 2 days ago and it’s a great concept, Mira (hope that’s right) was a great guide and it was a great introduction to Bulgaria and Sofia. All the food we tried was lovely and the whole experience is...More

Thank Amanda H
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Olga M, General Manager at Balkan Bites Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, Amanda H! It's great you enjoyed the tour and the food! :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took the Balkan Bites Food Tour during our visit to Sofia in mid-May. It was a great way to start our visit in Sofia, and really helped us to understand the lay of the city while trying some interesting Bulgarian food....More

Thank Beth K
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Olga M, General Manager at Balkan Bites Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This is a great review, Beth K! Thank you for the details and great advice! It's so nice to hear you enjoyed the experience and even went back to a location from the tour. The whole team wishes you many more tasty adventures! :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour of both Sofia and learning about the food culture in Bulgaria. Ozzy was a great guide; very entertaining, knowledgeable, and passionate about the Bulgarian cuisine. Highly recommended!!!

Thank atwould
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Olga M, General Manager at Balkan Bites Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, atwould! It's great that you liked the Free Food Tour and your guide! Passion for food and especially local Balkan dishes is our guides' main trait! :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I joined the Balkan Bites free tour and it was very nice. Our guide 'Lyuba' was incredible. She is proud of her cuisine and offered us all her Bulgarian food expertise, which I really felt very happy as how she tried to make us exchanging...More

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Olga M, General Manager at Balkan Bites Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Jose, for the great review! We're very happy you liked the tour, the food and the guide! We wish you many more tasty adventures!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice tour! Amazing and fun guide who takes you to places in Sofia you maybe wouldn’t have noticed yourself - we sure wouldn’t have. The restaurants had so delicious food and the small tasting was really good. We have been to some of the...More

Thank Helle C
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Olga M, General Manager at Balkan Bites Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Helle C. Thank you for the great review! From the start our goal was to show the guests of the city those hard-to-find places with tasty food and nice atmosphere. We're so happy our walk through the city was useful to you and you...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We really enjoyed our tour with Stefan, as he gave us a lot of information on Bulgarian and Balkan food in general. We had the chance to visit some great places (where we returned during our trip to Sofia) and try some nice snacks. All...More

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Olga M, General Manager at Balkan Bites Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hi, Truevoyagers. Thank you for the review! We are so happy you liked our locations and Stefan's presentation! It's great you returned to the restaurants and enjoyed your stay in Sofia. The Balkan Bites team wishes you many more tasty adventures!

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Flora V
20 June 2018|
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Response from Olga M | Property representative |
Hi, Flora. We sent you an answer both times you wrote to us, confirming your reservation. Please, check your Spam folder, as sometimes our emails go directly there. All the best, Olga from Balkan Bites
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dawn1967
10 April 2017|
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Response from SofiaEventHouseTeam | Property representative |
Hi, It is up to you :) It really depends on how much you liked the tour, this is also the idea of the concept world wide. It also depends, if you are a student or working...To give you some limits per person, the lowest we... More
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hadarhhh
4 April 2017|
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Response from SofiaEventHouseTeam | Property representative |
Hi, you can write us here: info@balkanbites.bg Best, Kris
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