Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery (9 hrs) - Small Group 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 will be the European Cultural Capital for 2019;
  • Enjoy the artistic and laid-back atmosphere of the colorful Plovdiv;

 

EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY

Meeting point: Alexander Nevski Cathedral (a detailed map will be provided with the reservation)
Duration: 11 hours; 5 hrs spent in transfer time
Live guide: English language (for other languages please enquire)
Drop off: Alexander Nevski Cathedral

 

 

Tour Description

The cliché “you must see Plovdiv to see Bulgaria” is absolutely true and there is so much to explore in the country’s second-biggest city. Plovdiv (160 m a.s.l.), a 2-hour drive from Sofia, is situated in the western part of the fertile Thracian Valley.  It is also one of the oldest European towns contemporary to Troya and Mycenae.  With about a 2-hour walking tour you will learn about its intriguing history while exploring the charming historic quarter of the city - a fabulous architectural ensemble of beautifully decorated 19th-century houses, the ancient fortress-walls, magnificent churches and  Roman structures like the 7000 seater theatre and 30 000 seater stadium. In the afternoon a 30 minutes trip will take you to Bachkovo Monastery (est. the year 1083), a notable religious and tourist site. Enjoy the unique frescoes of the dining room and those on the facade of St. Nicholas Church, while your guide explains the history, architecture and nowadays life in the monastery. 

 

Prices per person:

1 pers. - 39 Euro/pers; 2 pers. -39 Euro/pers.; 3 pers. - 39 Euro/pers.; 4-pers. - 35Euro/pers.; Please enquire for group discounts.
 

What's included:

  • English speaking guide-driver throughout the tour
  • Transport in a modern vehicle (car/minibus) with air condition

What's not included:

  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up (5 Euro per reservation)

Please Note:

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable to walk on cobbled streets
  • Especially in summer - bring a sun hat, sun lotion and sunglasses
  • The tour is not suitable for disabled people
  • Children under the age of 4 years old will not be permitted on this tour