Day trip

From Sofia: Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery

4.9 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Bultrips

From Sofia: Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery

Activity provider: Bultrips
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 88.60 per person

Visit the oldest city in Europe famous for its cobbled streets and charming architecture from the Revival Period. Explore a historic monastery and marvel at its murals. Visit a medieval fortress set atop a mountain with breathtaking views.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick up from your accommodation in Sofia
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Plovdiv one of the highlights in Bulgaria
  • Indulge in nature at Asenova Fortress
  • Feast your eyes on the scenic views
  • Enjoy a comfortable transfer with a modern vehicle
Full description
After you have been picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia, enjoy an hour and a half scenic drive to Plovdiv.  Visit sights of historic importance such as the Roman Theatre and the Roman Stadium. Walk around the Old Town and admire the architecture of the houses, museums and cobbled streets typical of the Revival Period. After a traditional Bulgarian lunch, take a 25-minute drive to Asenova Fortress situated on the top of a cliff in Rodopi Mountain. Admire this medieval building and breathtaking views across the valley.  Visit Bachkovo Monastery, founded in 1083 and see the beautiful mural paintings which are still preserved today. End your tour with a drive back to Sofia where you will be dropped off at your accommodation.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We had a very friendly tour guide,his name is Vasico and he knows soo much about the history.I really enjoyed every moment of the tour.

June 13, 2022

Amazing guided tour. Guide was highly accommodating and had excellent subject knowledge, can't recommend enough.

March 20, 2022

Plovdiv was a positive surprise. Town full of history, soul and cosy places. Whole trip was very well organized and Daniel an excellent guide.

December 9, 2021

Product ID: 188676