Day trip

From Sofia: Europe's Oldest City, Plovdiv including Pickup

4.8 / 5

40 reviews

Activity provider: Zelanos Tours
Day trip

From Sofia: Europe's Oldest City, Plovdiv including Pickup

Activity provider: Zelanos Tours

From US$ 103.03 per person

Begin with a pickup from your hotel. After a 2-hour transfer you will reach Plovdiv, where you can explore the center of the Old Town for approximately 5 hours before you are transferred back.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup from any address in Sofia.


  • Be transferred to Plovdiv city
  • Explore the Old Town
  • See the Roman Stadium
  • Admire the ancient Amphitheatre and the Roman Forum
Full description
Plovdiv, the second biggest city in Bulgaria, is considered to be one of the oldest settlements in 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. See how culture and art have always thrived in this city as you explore a vivid medley of shapes, styles, and colors. The city is home to the fabulous remains of the Ancient Roman Empire – the Roman Stadium, the Roman Forum, and the Amphitheatre. During your time in the city, you can discover the Old Town of Plovdiv, situated on the three hills of the ancient Trimontium. See the houses from the National Revival period, which  have been proclaimed an architectural open air museum. Discover many of the main sights in the area with a guide.
  • Transport by comfortable minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 40 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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It's a wonderful experience! Our guide, Maria, told us everything there is to know about this beautiful city. In addition, Maria is teeming with knowledge not only about Plovdiv but also about Sofia and Bulgaria in general. She is a very nice and approachable person and will be happy to answer all questions. We rode with an extremely comfortable car, visited the old town, the main street and ended up having free time for lunch, coffee and other. I definitely recommend if you have extra time in Sofia

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March 29, 2023

We had a great day out with Ilia our driver/guide. Ilia was punctual, courteous, spoke English fluently, very knowledgeable & shared his country’s history with passion. He was very flexible with time, allowing us to nominate how much free time we had after our guided tour of Plovdiv. It was a perfect day out. Highly recommended by all in our group.

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March 29, 2023

Lachezar was a wonderful guide! It was a small group tour where he showed us around the lovely old town area of Plovdiv. He clearly knows his history of the area and Bulgaria in general. I truly appreciated him getting to know each of us and our interests to make the trip more special. I would highly recommend this tour - especially if you have the chance to have Lachezar as your guide...his humor, story telling, and genuine charming personality will surely win you over!

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March 29, 2023

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