Sofia is no grand metropolis, but it’s a largely modern, youthful city, with a scattering of onion-domed churches, Ottoman mosques and stubborn Red Army monuments that lend an eclectic, exotic feel.
Home to many of Bulgaria’s rocking cultural scene, heartwarming food, and chilled-out vibe. Finest museums, galleries, restaurants and clubs, Sofia persuade every person to stick around and explore further. But the city is definitely more than that. It has football. Experience the intense derby between CSKA Sofia v Levski Sofia through local eyes with local host, Dimitar.
It is the clash between the most popular and successful clubs in the country. The 26-time champions Levski face-off the 31-time league winners CSKA. The always bustling streets will be empty for an hour and a half, and certain commentators hail the game as the biggest derby in the whole of the Balkans. The long-term significance of the clash and the intensity of the rivalry between the clubs has earned the fixture a truly awe-inspiring moniker, the Eternal Derby.
26 – 28 February 2019 (TBC) | Levski Sofia v CSKA Sofia (6 spots left)
Not only do we spend countless hours planning the best itineraries, but we also try to curate groups of similar travelers to give everyone the best football experience possible. Experience the Sofia derby the local way together with Homefans and a local Bulgarian fan and learn more about this great rivalry during your stay in Sofia.
These are not pre-scripted, every minute scheduled “group tours.” We don’t script. We plan. So you don’t have to. And then we have a really, really good time. You can expect chill vibes, new friends and great times. We run each trip as if we were traveling with our own group – because, by the end of it, we are.
Today we will meet you at our accommodation in Sofia. Our local Bulgarian host is just crazy about football and he will be able to tell amazing stories of the sport through local eyes.
Here you can enjoy some time to chill out at the hotel or drop your luggage to enjoy the city at its best. In the evening, we will meet the group and eat in a traditional Bulgarian dinner (believe us, what a delicious food), with plenty of their favourite drink: Rakia! and definitely, share some good stories about how football is like for the locals.
After that, why not go out and hang out in the exciting Sofia’s nightlife?! With cool and trendy bars and nightclubs, the city has a lot to offer!
MATCHDAY! Are you excited for one of the best football experiences of your life? Today is the day. You’ll experience one of the scariest derbies in Europe and be prepared for an unforgettable football experience.
We’ll have a few beers before we head to the stadium and get prepared for an intense football journey. Do you remember we said it looks like a match in South America, Greece or even Serbia? It actually does! The chants, flags, and pyros are definitely next level.
We’ll have a few drinks at one of the best places before the match and soak up in the atmosphere of a derby day in Sofia. You can expect a lot of noise and people covered with tattoos from their clubs. The match, exciting as always!
After the match, we’ll head back to one of the pubs in Sofia and look back at an unbelievable football experience while eating some good food and of course, drinking some Bulgarian local beers!
Today we’ll spend the last day in Sofia to explore some of the beautiful parts of the Bulgarian capital. After enjoying the breakfast, and recovering from the hangovers, we advise you to the most remarkable place in the city: Aleksandâr Nevsky Cathedral. Dim, hushed and cool, it is 100 years old and, at 174 feet tall, imposingly cavernous.
Without a doubt, this weekend will again be one with unforgettable memories. Now it is time to say goodbye and go back home with a lot of stories to share back home.
During your trip, you will be staying in a traditional Bulgarian 3* hotel (Twin Room) with daily breakfast included. The accommodation is a traditional standard room, air-conditioned and equipped with a private bathroom. Only accommodations where we ourselves would love to wake up will make it to the final cut.
€199 per person (Last spots available)
Secure your spot with a deposit (€75,-) and pay the remaining amount up to 4 weeks before the match. This trip is popular amongst our travelers, don’t miss out and book your spot early. Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.
Join like-minded fans on this small group trip. Alternatively, book a private trip or get a quote.
Flights are not included: You can choose to book flights with Homefans
The flights are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process.
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