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Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery Day Trip from Sofia


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-       Walk through the longest pedestrian street in Europe 

-       See the unique revival Bulgarian houses, the Roman Theater and the Roman Stadium

-       Climb to the old Thracian fortress hill from where you can see the magnificent view of the city

-       Visit the old Bachkovo Monastery

-       Have lunch in a traditional local restourant 


The cliche "you must see Plovdiv to see Bulgaria" is absolutely true and there is so much to explore in the country's second largest town. Plovdiv is about 1,5 hours drive from Sofia and is situated in the western part of the Thracian Valley. It is one of the oldest settlements in the world, having emerged on the three adjacent hills – the beginning of its history dates back to 4,000 years BC. It has preserved Thracian, Roman and Bulgarian heritage from different epochs. There will be a 1,5- hour walking tour in the heart of the town and you will learn lots of historical facts and legends while exploring its most interesting sightseeing places. 


You will see the Roman Theater and parts of the Roman Stadium. Walk through the longest pedestrian street in Europe. Explore the magnificent Revival old town with its unique colorful houses from the 19th century. See the recently uncovered early Christian mosaics dating back to the 4th century! 

Since this year Plovdiv is the European capital of culture, you may be able to see some of the undergoing events as well! They will be in all different aspects such as exebitions, concerts, art permormances, street parades and many others. You can write us your date of traveling and we will inform you what events will be held during that period and can be included in the day trip. On requesrt, we can organize you a multiday trip to Plovdiv with an overnight stay as well! 

After exploring Plovdiv you will head to the mountains and visit the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria- Bachkovo monastery. It is an important monument of Christian architecture and one of the largest and oldest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Europe. It is famous for the icon of Virgin Marry, dating back to the 14th century, which is taught to be miraculous and thousands of people each year come to see it. 

You will also have free time for lunch in a traditional local restourant.   




  •          Professional private driver- guide
  •          Private tour
  •          Hotel pick up and drop off
  •          Transportation by an A/C car with free Wi Fi
  •          Sightseeing tour in Plovdiv 
  •          A visit to the Bachkovo Monastery



  •          Food & personal expenses 
  •          Gratuities (optional)



-          Hotel pick up at 9am. by a private car. Please indicate your hotel.  

-          Prices for more than 8 people: on request; bigger groups are subjected to great discounts! 

-          Day trip duration: 9 hours
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
-          Reference code: CT06     



Book on-line, by e-mail or by phone:
+359 894 40 41 41; +359 894 99 99 08; 
+359 2 980 46 86; 


Specify the name of the tour and its reference code. “Last minute” reservations are accepted up to 12 hours before the starting time of the tour. 

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GuidePrivate Live Guide
Tour TypeCultural/Historical
Tour groupPrivate tour

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