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Plovdiv Province

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Plovdiv: Full-Day Small Group Excursion from Sofia

1. Plovdiv: Full-Day Small Group Excursion from Sofia

This full-day trip begins with a 2-hour drive from Sofia to Plovdiv, one of Europe’s oldest towns. On a guided walking tour, discover the history and culture of this 8,000-year old city that was settled by Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Bulgarian civilizations. See the sights of the old town, including museums, historical monuments and revival period houses lining the cobbled streets. Explore the Ethnographical Museum and the impressive Roman Theater. An English-speaking guide will accompany the group throughout the day and will point out the most interesting architectural and cultural treasures of the region and provide commentary on modern life in Bulgaria.

From Sofia: Europe's Oldest City, Plovdiv including Pickup

2. From Sofia: Europe's Oldest City, Plovdiv including Pickup

Plovdiv, the second biggest city in Bulgaria, is considered to be one of the oldest settlements in Europe, with more than 7000 years of history. Plovdiv is situated on the crossroads between the West and the East, amid the fertile plain of Thrace, where history and modernity go hand in hand. See how culture and art have always thrived in this city as you explore a vivid medley of shapes, styles, and colors. The city is home to the fabulous remains of the Ancient Roman Empire – the Roman Stadium, the Roman Forum, and the Amphitheatre. During your time in the city, you can discover the Old Town of Plovdiv, situated on the three hills of the ancient Trimontium. See the houses from the National Revival period, which  have been proclaimed an architectural open air museum. Discover many of the main sights in the area with a guide.

From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery

3. From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery

On this full-day tour you will visit Plovdiv and the Bachkovo Monastery, located 170 kilometers from Sofia. You will start your journey from Sofia in the morning and first visit the old town of Plovdiv for a 2.5-hour walking tour through the Roman and medieval remains. You will then have some free time for a stroll along the main street in Plovdiv, enjoy an open-air café, or a quick kebab sandwich. Before returning to Sofia in the evening, stop at the Bachkovo Monastery (30 minute-drive from Plovdiv), where you can admire the churches and the dining room wall paintings from 1602. Plovdiv is one of the oldest European towns, contemporary to Troya and Mikena. It has existed as a settlement for about 8,000 years, and became a town 3,000 years ago during the Troyan war. In the historic quarter of the city you will see beautifully decorated Revival period houses, the ancient fortress-wall, the Roman forum and stadium, and magnificent churches. The old city of Plovdiv with its museums, historical sites, ancient houses, and paved streets is the perfect place for sightseeing.

Plovdiv Private Day Trip with Traditional Lunch from Sofia

4. Plovdiv Private Day Trip with Traditional Lunch from Sofia

The tour begins with a pick-up from Sofia by a professional guide. You'll be taken to the ancient town of Plovdiv where you will spend the day enjoying and exploring the picturesque and historical town.  See the Roman theater and parts of the Roman stadium, walk through the longest pedestrian street in Europe, explore the magnificent old town with its unique colorful houses from the 19th-century and see the recently uncovered early Christian mosaics dating back to the 1st-century. Plovdiv has also been selected as host of the European Capital of Culture in 2019. After the tour, you will go to taste the great variety of traditional Bulgarian dishes at a typical revival-style restaurant. You can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options.

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What people are saying about Plovdiv Province

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Excellent guide right in very clear and correct explanation times. and visits to the sites. Punctual and adhering to expectations. The only suggestion to bring water and food is the place where the bus stops, a sort of autogril (Happy) is a tourist shit.

It is a beautiful city, with a lot of history, the guide gave us a good explanation about the history and he was a friendly person overall. For a one day tour it meet the expectations, i will probably stay at least 1 night in the city next time.

The guide was excellent and very informative both on the bus and in Plovdiv itself (his name was Lubo). We had a good amount of free time as well as the guided tour. Would defo recommend this tour to others.

Great trip with a great guide Chris. Value for money, professional and informative. I used three different tour companies during my stay in Sofia and Traventuria was definitely the best. Highly recommended.

It was excellent and the tour leader Martin was very good in explaining everywhere he took us. It was a very nice day especially when you have a leader like him. Thks