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You will be accompanied by a private licensed tour guide during the whole day. You can stop for pictures and refreshments any time.
Plovdiv isn’t just the oldest city in Bulgaria… it’s one of the oldest cities in the world. Historians agree that this scenic valley in the south of Bulgaria has been inhabited for more than 5,000 years – but some will tell you that Plovdiv’s history goes back further still, for as much as 8,000 years of continuous habitation! So what can you expect on a Plovdiv day excursion or tour?
During this day tour to Plovdiv we will visit the Bachkovo monastery, the Asen’s fortress and the must seen places in Plovdiv – the Old town from 19th century; the Ethnographic museum; Balabanov house; the Ancient theater of Philipopolis; the Ancient stadium of Philipopolis, The St St Constantin and Elena church, The Djumaya mosque and square, The building of the Regional Historical museum, the Main walking street, “The Trap” neighborhood; Nebet tepe and more.
Kazanlak - Rose Valley - Valley of the Thracian Kings - Private Day Tour from Plovdiv
From $81.44 (Price varies by group size )
Really interesting tour
, Oct 2019
We had a great day visiting the Rose Valley and the Thracian tombs. Our guide Carmen was really knowledgable and friendly and made the trip. He also recommended a terrific Bulgarian restaurant for lunch. Would definitely recommend.
Get out of the busy city and explore Bulgaria’s history on this full-day private tour. Depart from your Plovdiv hotel with a guide. Visit the Rose Valley and learn about rose oil production. Continue on to the Valley of the Thracian Kings and visit the Golyama Kosmatka Tomb and the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak.
Discover Bulgarian wine on a full-day, small-group winery tour of Thrace with round-trip transport from Plovdiv, tastings at two wineries, and lunch at a local restaurant. Get an insider perspective on Bulgaria’s up-and-coming wine scene as you try diverse bottles, and follow the wine making process from vine to glass.
Explore Plovdiv’s arts district and meet local artists on this small-group walking tour. In the company of a guide, explore the Kapana neighborhood, also known as “The Trap,” the center of arts and crafts in Plovdiv. Learn about the development of the neighborhood and stop in artist studios and workshops. Visit a contemporary art gallery in the area.
Wonderful Bridges, Bachkovo Monastery, Assen's Fortress Private Day Tour from Plovdiv
From $72.51 (Price varies by group size )
, Oct 2019
Really varied and stunning tour visiting the wonderful bridges (much more spectacular than on the pictures), Bachkova monastery (which was stunning) and the Assens fortress in the beautiful Rhodope mountains. Our guide Christina was friendly and knowledgable and any of these places would be worth a visit on their own so doing 3 in a row was great.
Escape the tourist trail and discover Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains on this private guided day tour. Explore the 13th-century castle, Asen’s Fortress, and the 11th-century Bachkovo Monastery with its murals and frescoes, then admire the naturally carved bridges known the Wonderful Bridges. Tour includes door-to-door round-trip transportation and a private guide but excludes the affordable entrance fees.
See a different side of historic Plovdiv, learn about local culture, and get to know fellow travelers on this great-value pub crawl led by a friendly but knowledgeable guide. Each spot you visit has its own different style and vibe, and many include a free drink—the perfect way to discover Bulgaria's liquid treasures.
Skip the tourist traps, eat like a local, and get an authentic taste of Bulgarian culture on this food walking tour. Learn about—and sample—some of the country's best-loved dishes while learning all about Bulgarian customs and culture.
Deep in Bulgaria’s Valley of the Roses, the Damascena Ethnographic Complex is devoted to the ancient art of distilling rose oil and rosewater. Particularly during the Rose Festival in early June, lines can be long. Book ahead to discover the gardens and distillery, taste rose jam, honey, liqueur, and brandy, and inhale the delicate scent of rose essential oils: An e-guide in your language keeps you informed.
Explore Europe’s 2019 City of Culture independently with this great-value Plovdiv city pass, available in 24-hour and 72-hour options. Gain entry to over 10 top city locations, including ruins, museums, mansions, galleries, mosaics, and the Roman Theater, plus a wine tasting and tour. A free mobile app and designer map help you find your way around, while tasty discounts on tours, food, drinks, and more help stretch your budget.
Get to know all about local Bulgarian wines on this wine tasting tour. Travel to Villa Yustina with a guide and learn about terroir, grape varieties, and history of the region. Taste the different wines and snack on bread, meat, and cheese. Enjoy WiFi to stay connected throughout your tasting.
Experience the thrill of riding on off-road tracks as you discover the amazing mountain landscapes of Bulgaria!
Put the pedal to the metal and experience the amazing thrill that riding on off-road tracks in the breathtaking natural landscapes of Bulgaria can provide! Driving a buggy is incredibly fun and allows you to reach areas with ease.
Get an overview of Plovdiv’s notable historical sights on this private sightseeing tour. Learn about the history of Plovdiv and Bulgaria from your guide as you stroll through the city. Take time to visit the Roman Stadium, the Ancient Theater, Old Town, and Djumaia Mosque. As you stroll, get a feel for the laid-back nature of the city.
Make the most of your stay in Plovdiv with this guided walking city tour. Plovdiv is one of the oldest settlements in the world, having emerged on the three adjacent hills – the beginning of its history dates back to 4,000 years BC. It has preserved Thracian, Roman and Bulgarian heritage from different epochs.
There will be a 2- hour walking tour in the heart of the town and you will learn lots of historical facts and legends while exploring its most interesting sightseeing places.
You will see the Roman Theater and parts of the Roman Stadium. Walk through the longest pedestrian street in Europe. Explore the magnificent Revival old town with its unique colorful houses from the 19th century. This year Plovdiv is the current European capital of culture.
Important- please wear comfortable walking shoes (cubble stone streets).
With this tour you will have the chance to visit the Bulgarian capital Sofia, while staying in Plovdiv. The tour starts at 9am when the guide will take you from your hotel. The traveling time to Sofia is about 2 hours. The capital of Bulgaria has preserved heritage from different cultures and epochs- Roman, Early Christian. Ottoman, Bulgarian, Soviet.
The most popular sights are Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the second biggest on the Balkans, Saint George Rotunda- the oldest church in the town, dating back to the 4th century and Saint Sofia Basilica- the medieval symbol of Serdica, built in the 6th century.
Other interesting places that will be seen are the Parliament, National Theater "Ivan Vazov"- one of the most beautiful buildings in the town, the former Royal Palace, the administration of the President, the mineral springs.
The guided tour in the center is about 2 hours. Then you will have another 2 hours free time for lunch break and shopping and at 3pm you will depart back
Vitosha Mountain TV Tower, better known as Kopitoto – “The Hoof”, after the rock outcrop (1,348 m) it stands on, is a 186 meter tall TV tower built of reinforced concrete on Vitosha Mountain near Sofia, Bulgaria. The footprint of the tower has the shape of a hexagon with three of the sides extended (i.e. almost triangular). From the tower there is a commanding view of Sofia, and the tower can be seen from everywhere in Sofia, making it a landmark of Sofia’s skyline. It is the second tallest television tower in Bulgaria. It’s a magnificent and majestic view over Sofia which attracts young people and tourist every day and is a beautiful experience to overlook and grasp the city that you have just visited.
Forget the restrictions of a formal itinerary and discover Plovdiv at your own pace on an audio-guided tour, with commentary available in multiple languages. Depart at a time that suits you and be immersed in the ambiance of the ancient city as you explore by foot, or take time to relax in a local restaurant with a 15% discount included.
This day trip will be the easiest and closest way to spend the hot mid day hours in the much more pleasant climate of Rhodope Mountains exploring its nature given gems as well as its anthropological heritage. In the hottest of days you won't be disappointed to choose the journey to the waterfalls where after a hike up we can organize ourselves a picnic on top of one of them.
Visiting the scenic town of Veliko Tarnovo from Plovdiv in a day can be tricky without a car. On this full-day private tour, travel with a guide directly from your hotel to Veliko Tarnovo. Visit Shipka Memorial Church, the village of Arbanassi, and Tsarevets Fortress during the day. Take time to explore the scenic streets of Veliko Tarnovo.
A tour that encompasses the rich culture and history of Bulgaria's Rhodopes - a mountain known for its gorgeous scenery and fascinating traditional rural villages. Asen's Fortress (13th century) is located only 25 minutes from Plovdiv and offers a glimpse at Beulgarian history during medieval times. Nearby is the second largest monastery in Bulgaria - Bachkovo Monastery, a stunning work of architecture. It is home of the Miracle Working Icon of the Holy Virgin, an icon that is said to heal ailments and bring good fortune. The road up to the monastery is lined with market stalls selling local herbs, spices, jams and honey, and the restaurants offer some of the best traditional cooking in the country.
Explore the Plovdiv countryside without the stress of planning on a private half-day tour with convenient round-trip transport from your local accommodations. In addition to navigating, your guide offers an inside perspective on the region often unheard by visitors. Highlights include a private winery tour and complimentary tastings, a traditional Bulgarian lunch, and the option to visit local historic landmarks.
This tour encompasses some of the Rhodope mountains’ most mysterious natural and archeological wonders. It is said that a powerful mystical energy surrounds the area, drawing spiritualists from all over the world. Their cultural and historical significance alone makes them well worth the visit.
Starting from the Mostovo area, we will explore the ancient Thracian sanctuary of Belintash – a discovery unique in the territory of Bulgaria. Its deep historical significance, mysterious origin and the spectacular natural rock formations it rests upon make it one of the most beautiful areas in Bulgaria. We’ll then head for Krastova Gora, or “Crucifix Forest”, a spiritual place known for its many crucifixes and churches, some of which are said to heal ailments.
Stara Zagora is one of the world’s oldest cities. During the centuries it has changed names many times and that has given Stara Zagora the nickname - the 9 names city. On our tour, we’ll learn what’s hiding behind each one of them while going back in history where we’ll find the Neolithic homes dated 5-6 thousand years BC - the most well preserved Neolithic homes in Europe!
Together we’ll take a look into the museum of the “Neolithic home” and get to see how the people from the Flinstones’ times used to live :)
We’ll discover how in later ages the city turns into the second biggest economic, administrative and cultural center in Trakia, one of the Roman empire’s provinces.
Later on, we’ll visit the secret world of the first miners and metallurgists in Europe. In Stara Zagora’s region, about 8km away from the city is situated the oldest and biggest ore-dressing center in Europe.
Come! Discover the centuries’ secrets!
You will have the honor to explore the third oldest city in Europe. You will find yourself in the city center of Plovdiv.
Plovdiv Aylak Pub Crawl will guide you to one of the best pubs, where you can enjoy local beers, quality cocktails and fantastic atmosphere. We will visit bars within 5 minutes walking distance. We can't wait to hear your stories and to share this unique experience with you. Don't forget to wear your party pants.
Our message to all of you - solo travelers, couples and groups – please feel welcome to join us!
Let’s be “Aylak” together!
Get out of the city and explore the notable religious sites around Plovdiv on this private day tour. Travel with a guide towards the Rhodope Mountains and visit King Asen's Fortress in Asenovgrad. Stop at the 11th-century Bachkovo Monastery and learn about its history. Choose to take a walk in the Red Wall Nature Reserve.