This text represents a press release by the Ruse Summer Free Tour.
The free walking tours in Rousse, known as Ruse Summer Free Tour, launch on 4 May 2019 for a fourth consecutive summer in a row. The tours are intended to both Bulgarian and foreign guests as well as the residents of Rousse, and their route passes by the most popular buildings and places in the central parts of the city.
As with the previous three seasons, this year too the tours will take place every Saturday from May to September at 6:00PM from the Statue of Liberty where professionals and enthusiasts from the tourist industry in the region will tell the stories and city legends behind the places visitors will go by during the tours.
Interview with the founder of the free tour of the Danubian city about the balance from the last three years’ activity, the problems before volunteering out of Sofia, the presence or the absence of the free spirit today and the need for realisation of Rousse’s potential
Dessislava Mihailova was born in Rousse. She attended the English language school in the Danubean city. A few years later she graduated from the University of Veliko Tarnovo, where she studied Applied linguistics with English and Arabic language. After that, she entered a completely new profession and worked in the financial sector of Bulgaria for eight years. More than seven years ago she discovered her vocation and started by creating and supporting technical documentation for end users. She works in one of the largest and most useful American firms in the software business in Bulgaria.
She is the founder of the pedestrian Ruse Summer Free Tour and is the president of the association “Kulturtur Ruse”, which is the legal entity behind the Tour. Ruse Summer Free Tour represents a free pedestrian walk in the centre of Ruse, which is made in English. The first edition of the tour comes on 22 July 2016. At present, it is made every Saturday from May to September with a starting hour 18:00 and starting point the Statue of Liberty.
Dessislava Mihailova develops also a blog about her hometown Rousse – “Rousse City Guide”. On 3 december 2018 Ruse Summer Free Tour received the municipality’s prize for original tourist initiative for 2018.
For a third year in a row Ruse Summer Free Tour welcomes the guests of Ruse and the region to show them around the landmarks of the town. The professional guides will be waiting for the curious to reveal the atmosphere of the city every Saturday, including public holidays, at 6 pm with a meeting place at the Statue of Liberty. The free tours are held in English, cover the central city parts and span an hour and a half. The first official tour this summer will take place on May 5th 2018.