‘Buzludzha – Skeleton of a Bleary Past’ Daytrip


10% discount for students up to 21 years old.



Bulgaria’s communist past is a rather murky part of the country’s more than 1300 year-old history and not to say the least, a somewhat controversial subject.

Excedo takes you on a journey to the very heart of Bulgaria and to one of the most imposing socialist monuments in the world – the Communist Party House on top Buzludzha peak.

Today, the biggest ideological monument in Bulgaria is merely a shadow of its former glory, the skeleton of a fallen regime, but most importantly, it is a reminder of what human kind is capable of – both bad and good, and it stands tall to tell us never to forget our past!

On our tour we take you into the very heart of this communist remnant and discuss the ambiguous events of the time.

Before we head back to Sofia we also make a stop to visit the National Park Museum Shipka – a sacred place for every Bulgarian, and try to put into perspective the bond between pre-communist and communist era Bulgaria and Russia.

* When placing your booking, please indicate the date you wish to take the tour in the Order Notes section!

* You may also contact us for alternative days.

We depart at 8:00 am from St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

The trip to Buzludzha takes about 3 hours, subject to traffic.

Once there, we leave the vehicle and head up to the monument itself (a 15-20 min steep hike), where we will spend 1 to 2 hours.

Next stop is the Shipka Monument, which is a 15 min drive away.

We head back to Sofia around 4 pm and should be at the drop-off point (St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral) not later than 7 pm.


Additional information


10 hours (subject to traffic)


available in English and German


min. 2 and max. 6 people

Price in local currency:

BGN 157 per person

Price includes:

– transportation Sofia – Buzludzha – Shipka – Sofia
– licensed mountain/tour guide
– specialized equipment (helmets, headlights)
– snack-pack (get a taste of a socialist breakfast) + 0,5 l bottle of water
– insurance

Price doesn't include:

– hotel pick-up
– lunch
– coffee-break
– personal expenses
– gratuities to the guide


– the program is subject to weather conditions
– the program does not foresee a break for lunch
– the program is not suitable for physically impaired individuals or people who have difficulties walking
– entering the facilities is your own decision and you do so at your own risk
– entering might be perceived as uncomfortable and challenging for some


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