FULL DAY TOUR: PLOVDIV

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Plovdiv is the second biggest Bulgarian town, the European Capital of Culture 2019 and one of the oldest settlements in the world. It is a meeting point for different traditions, cultures and lifestyles. We take the challenge to present you this fascinating town in the most interactive and interesting way. Join our full day guided trip for colorful emotions, lifetime memories, fascinating stories and many postcard picture sceneries. From Sofia to Plovdiv and back you will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus, while the guide will be with you throughout the day journey. 

About this activity

Prices from 25 euro

Approximately 8 hours

Printed or mobile voucher accepted

Instant confirmation

Live guide: English, Spanish (only Friday)

Audio guide/headphones: Spanish, Italian

Easy cancellation:Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Take a guided tour in the Old Town of Plovdiv where art, culture and history collide into an unforgettable experience;
  • There is no better way to maximize your time in Plovdiv and learn about its major sights;
  • Plovdiv is the European Cultural Capital for 2019;
  • Enjoy the artistic and laid-back atmosphere of the colorful Plovdiv;
  • Hear the history behind a range of ancient sights and modern attractions.
TOUR ITINERARY

09:00: The trip starts from the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral (you will receive a detailed map after you complete the booking process).

11:00: Arrival at the Old Town in Plovdiv, followed by a guided tour

13:30: Free time for lunch and shopping. Plovdiv has the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe.

15:00: Departure from Plovdiv

17:00: Arrival at the starting point in Sofia

  • Please note that all of the timetables are approximate and are subject to change, depending on the size of the group and the traffic along the way.
PRICES

April – October with English speaking guide
30 Euro per adult; 25 Euro per child (6-12 years old).

April – October with Spanish speaking guide – only Friday
35 Euro per adult; 25 Euro per child (6-12 years old).

November – March with English speaking guide
35 Euro per adult; 30 Euro per child (6-12 years old).

  • If you are a group of 4 – 6 people, you may use the discount code GROUP10 for 10% discount.
  • If you are a group of 7 – 10 people, you may use the discount code GROUP20 for 20% discount.
  • If you are a group of 11 or more people, you may use the discount code GROUP30 for 30% discount.

Please note, that the discount codes are valid for online reservations only and have to be applied in the reservation process.

Prices include:

  • English speaking tour guide-driver
  • All transportation and parking costs

Prices do not include:

  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
EXTRAS
  • Hotel pick-up costs additional 5/10 Euro per reservation (not per person, depends on the hotel location)
  • Audio guide in Spanish and Italian – additional 5 Euro per person
  • Tour in Spanish every Friday – additional 5 Euro per person
GOOD TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
  • Clothes: The weather in Plovdiv can get very hot during the summer season. We advise you to bring sun hat, sun lotion and sunglasses.
  • Shoes: We advise you to wear comfortable walking shoes as most of the streets in  the Old town of Plovdiv are cobbled.
  • Admission tickets: The entry ticket for the Plovdiv Ethnographic Museum (Kuyumdzhiev’s house) is 12 leva (approx. 6 euro).The entry ticket for the Plovdiv Ancient Theater is 10 leva (approx. 5 euro).
  • Cash is the king: Kindly note that payment by credit/debit cards is not possible everywhere (museums). There are cash machines in many places around Plovdiv, however, for your personal expenses, we recommend bringing leva in cash with you.  
  • Food: There are many restaurants in Plovdiv, offering both Bulgarian and International cuisine. The most famous place to eat is the Kapana neighborhood, located near the main pedestrian street. There are also several fast food options. If you wish to spend more of your free time exploring the city than you should consider bringing a lunch pack with you.
  • If you’d like to travel on a private tour with an English-speaking driver, you may go book this tour from HERE
ABOUT PLOVDIV

While Sofia is the administrative center of Bulgaria, Plovdiv is its cultural and artistic capital. Plovdiv is the second biggest city in Bulgaria and is just a 2-hour drive on a motor road from Sofia. It is also one of the oldest European towns contemporary to Troya and Mycenae.
Тhis tour explores in depth the cultural and ethnic kaleidoscope of the Old Town, its colorful and unique architectural ensembles, as well as all the major historical sights. Our energetic guides will make the walk educational and fun. In this tour, you will learn a lot, have fun and have time on your own for lunch and shopping. This is one of our best selling escorted excursions.