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From Sofia to Plovdiv – Day trip!

From Sofia to Plovdiv – Day trip!

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Take a trip to one of the oldest cities in the world – Plovdiv. The city was chosen for the European Capital of Culture for 2019!

It was found during the Neolithic period in the 2nd millennium BC. Roman Theatre, Stadium and other archeological finds from the 2nd century are mixing with the Revival Architecture. Morning tour of the old part of the town with its main sights, followed by free time for lunch. Afternoon visit of the Bachkovo Monastery in the Valley of Chepelarska River. 

Departure from the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Pick up/ drop off from your accommodation can be arranged upon request.

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Morning departure for Plovdiv. Upon arrival we will start with the walking tour of the old part of the city passing by the Roman Theater and the Ancient Stadium. 2000 years ago, Plovdiv was the largest Roman city on the Balkan Peninsula and the Episcopal Basilica with its mosaics has been included just recently in the UNESCO’s Indicative List of Significant Cultural and Natural Objects. Free time for lunch.

Afternoon visit of the second largest Monastery in Bulgaria – Bachkovo Monastery “Virgin Mary”. You can see frescoes dating back to the 11-14th century and the biggest one in Bulgaria from the 19th c. The Old Refectory has been decorated by religious frescoes in the 17th c. The style of the paintings and the harmony between the scenes shows a great artistry and workmanship.   

Late afternoon drive back to Sofia.

Adults / Children 0-8 years

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  • Departure
    Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Departure Time
    9:00 AM
  • Return Time
    6:00 -7:00 PM
  • Included
    From Sofia to Plovdiv – Day trip!
    Pick up/Drop off
    Luxury private A/C vehicle
    Tour Guide
  • Not Included
    Tourist taxes
    Meals, which are not mentioned in the tour description
    Camera fees at museums
    Personal expenses
    Medical/Tourist insurance
    Farm visit
    Entrance fees as per itinerary
    Wine tasting
    Food tasting/Cooking lesson


Sofia, Plovdiv, Bachkovo Monastery