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From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery

1. From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery

On this full-day tour you will visit Plovdiv and the Bachkovo Monastery, located 170 kilometers from Sofia. You will start your journey from Sofia in the morning and first visit the old town of Plovdiv for a 2.5-hour walking tour through the Roman and medieval remains. You will then have some free time for a stroll along the main street in Plovdiv, enjoy an open-air café, or a quick kebab sandwich. Before returning to Sofia in the evening, stop at the Bachkovo Monastery (30 minute-drive from Plovdiv), where you can admire the churches and the dining room wall paintings from 1602. Plovdiv is one of the oldest European towns, contemporary to Troya and Mikena. It has existed as a settlement for about 8,000 years, and became a town 3,000 years ago during the Troyan war. In the historic quarter of the city you will see beautifully decorated Revival period houses, the ancient fortress-wall, the Roman forum and stadium, and magnificent churches. The old city of Plovdiv with its museums, historical sites, ancient houses, and paved streets is the perfect place for sightseeing.

From Sofia: Plovdiv and Perushtitsa Tour With Wine Tasting

2. From Sofia: Plovdiv and Perushtitsa Tour With Wine Tasting

This tour starts with visit of Plovdiv, considered to be one of the oldest settlements of Europe, with more than 7000 years of history. Plovdiv is situated on the crossroads between the West and the East, amid the fertile plain of Thrace, where history and modernity go hand in hand, whereas since the ancient times until today culture and art thrive within a vivid medley of shapes, styles and colors. The city is home of the fabulous remains of the Ancient Roman Empire – the Roman Stadium, Roman Forum and the Amphitheatre. The tour also explores the town Perushtitsa, a symbol of heroism and sacrifice in the name of Freedom because of its inhabitants – who preferred death to slavery. It is situated in the outskirts of the Rhodope Mountain, at a distance of 21 km from Plovdiv. In Perushtitsa we will visit the Church St Archangel Michael – the last stronghold and refuge of insurgents in April 1876 against the Ottoman domination, as well as Danov School from the National Revival Period and we will take a look around the Historical Museum. An important site that you will visit is The Red Church, some 2 km from Perushtitsa. It is among the most remarkable monuments of Early Christian architecture. The next stop will be the winery Villa Yustina, situated in the vicinity of Perushtitsa. There you will have the chance to taste typical for the region Bulgarian wine.

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What people are saying about Plovdiv

Beautiful and interesting day at Plovdiv

The trip was very beautiful and interesting. We were picked up at our hotel in the morning and went to Plovdiv. During the car ride we already learnt a lot about Bulgarian culture and Sofia, In Plovdid we saw the amazing old town and after a tour we had some free time in Plovdiv. Our guide was extremely friendly and knowledgable. He took our interests in consideration at all times. Once we were interested in certain things we could spend more time there. We had such an amazing day and definitely recommend this tour.

Georgi Palahutev was a careful driver, kindness personified, and an excellent knowledger of all sights, which he showed and explained to us in excellent German, but also gave us a lot of information about Bulgaria. In short: the perfect tour guide, who gave us a wonderful day, for which we would like to thank him sincerely.

excellent excursion

My family and I really enjoyed this excursion. We felt very well looked after at all times by our guide Vladimir. He picked us up at the hotel, showed us Plovdiv, took us to a nice and good restaurant and finally Bachkovo was a wonderful surprise. .

The tour was only me so I had plenty of time get to know the locations and the guide. Georgi was fantastic. He answered my million questions and just seemed to enjoy the day with me. Highly recommend both locations!

Great trip wonderful visit

The place is beautiful, the guide prepared and very friendly, the driver calm and thoughtful in carrying out what is requested