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Sofia's Hidden Flea and Antique Markets

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Sofia's Hidden Flea and Antique Markets

Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English
shopping

Sofia's Hidden Flea and Antique Markets

shopping

Sofia's Hidden Flea and Antique Markets

Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Flea markets tend to be overwhelming. A lot of times, when a first-time shopper visits them, they don't buy anything. But the flea markets are fun because they are the ultimate treasure hunt. I will show you how to be open to the fact that you never know what you'll find. The most beautiful, quirky, funny, scary pieces may not have an intrinsic value. We will start the journey by taking a car to the flea market in the morning. We will spend around 3 hours on the market. I will be there for you to help you, translate and negotiate. After that we will get by car back to the city center and continue the day by having a lunch at an extraordinary antique shop like restaurant where you can actually purchase the decoration. (~1h, lunch cost not included). We will end our trip with an exclusive visit of the crypt of an orthodox church where is located an large antique and vintage dealer depot. You will receive list of addresses and tips on how to continue the day by your-self with a tour of the best kept antiques and vintage shops in the area. If you are interested please check on airbnb experiences for our other tour specifically designed for Sofia's antique shops.

Your host

Learn more about Boris

Boris

Antiques & Collectables lover from a family of art and antiquities dealers I am enjoying every second in Sofia's antique shops, galleries, private auctions as well as Sofia's weekend flea market. There is nothing better than starting an early Saturday hunt for masterpiece on the streets of the local flea markets. I also enjoy traveling all around the world and visiting markets, auctions and shops. I'm the type of person who far prefers a vacation filled with trips to museums and art galleries, shopping and exploring vintage flea markets, people-watching at cafes, and discovering delicious restaurants as opposed to lounging on a beach for days on end.

What's included

Drinks
Bottles of water available
Transportation
Transport by car provided from/to Hotel/Central Sofia - Sofia flea market - Central Sofia
Equipment

Where you'll be

Sofia has had its own flea market, for decades but, bar the odd hipster, blogger or journalist, it is an event largely undisturbed by outsiders. Few tourists know about it, and there is not a single craft sandwich or artsy pastries vendor around. For the foreign visitor, antique and curio shopping begins and ends with the antique shops in central Sofia. Sofia flea market is fun and raw, very different from Paris and London's flea markets.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

For best results shopping at the flea market please prepare some small cash and coins (1-2 lev coins and 5-10 lev banknotes are perfect)

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Boris
Sofia's Hidden Flea and Antique Markets
New experience
$35/person
New experience
$35/person