From Sofia to Plovdiv – Day trip!
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 – “The Assumption of the Holy Virgin” . 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.
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- DepartureAlexander Nevsky Cathedral
- Departure Time9:00 AM
- IncludedFrom Sofia to Plovdiv – Day trip!Pick up/Drop offTransportationLuxury private A/C vehicleDriverTour Guide
- Not IncludedFlightsAccommodationTourist taxesMeals, which are not mentioned in the tour descriptionCamera fees at museumsPersonal expensesMedical/Tourist insuranceFarm visitEntrance fees as per itineraryWine tastingFood tasting/Cooking lessonBreakfast
Sofia, Plovdiv, Bachkovo Monastery