Travel through the notorious Valley of Roses to discover 4 of the most impressive monuments of Bulgaria from 3 historic periods. All of them are located on top of or at the foot of the longest mountain range in Bulgaria - The Balkan Range. Buzludzha is the most impressive monument of communist Bulgaria (from 1944 to 1989). Shipka Monument of Freedom and Shipka Memorial Church were built after and in memory of the Russian Turkish War of Liberation from 1877-1878. Golyama Kosmatka Thracian Tomb/temple was erected around 5-4 century BC by the ancient Thracian civilization inhabiting in huge numbers the Balkans at that time.
Explore the 8000-year history of Plovdiv with ruins from the Roman times, beautiful Revival architecture and cozy restaurants in Kapana district. Take the advantage of this small-group tour with free hotel pickup.
Explore Bulgaria’s second city with ease on this day tour from Sofia. Travel by bus from Sofia to Plovdiv. Walk through the historical streets of Plovdiv with a guide and learn about its Thracian, Roman, Goth, Slav, and Ottoman history. Visit the Ethnographic Museum. Admire the architecture and Roman ruins in the old town.
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.
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.
Our private tour brings you to the top spots around Plovdiv at your own pace and starting time from Plovdiv. Your private local guide is also your driver with the comfortable vehicle. All entrance fees are included in the privately-guided option.
Wonderful Bridges are a natural phenomenon, which is believed to had formed during the collapse of former cave formed in Proterozoic marbles from the waters of a small river deep gully probably an earthquake.
Bachkovo monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno" was founded in 1083 by the Georgian Gregory Bakuriani, who made a donation to the building.
Asen's Fortress - one of the most preserved fortresses in Bulgaria. Truly breathtaking scenery, views and history behind it!
Choose between privately-guided and self-guided tour.
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.
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.
Make the most of your time in Bulgaria and embark on a combo tour to Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa from Sofia. Discover the more than 7,000-year-old history of the region as you embark on a walking tour through Plovdiv and hear stories of Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, and Bulgarians. Then, head to Koprivshtitsa to admire the 19th-century architecture and learn about the liberation of Bulgaria before heading back to Sofia.
Explore the different wineries of the Thracian Valley wine region of Bulgaria without worrying about counting drinks on this private wine tour from Plovdiv. Start with a guided tour around the Old Town of Plovdiv, before heading out of the city to several wineries and destinations in the Thracian Valley for wine tasting, including Sliven and Brestovitsa. Travelers must be at least 18 years old for the wine tasting.
The 1 hour option shows you the downpart beauty of the eco path and it's more for complete beginners and intermediate riders. The whole area is just breathtaking. Truly wonderful experience with an expert local guide. You would be totally enchanted and would love to come back.
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Nearby Plovdiv is located Asenovgrad town, better known as the Bulgarian Jerusalem. It is also called the city of brides, but its symbol is the medieval fortress named after the Bulgarian king Ivan-Asen II. Asen’s fortress still controls the passage through the Rhodope Mountains, leading us to the Bachkovo monastery – the second biggest in Bulgaria and the most impressive with its miraculous stories. Once entered in this area, you’ll definitely hear about Mavrud – man, hero or wine? – Many legends are speaking about one fabulous wine – the Mavrud from Asenovgrad!
A Rhodope mountain adventure suitable for those who want to combine their love for nature with their thirst for excitement. This tour first takes you to the villages of Gela and Shiroka Laka – two stunning architectural reserves with a rich history and unparalleled rural atmosphere. Nearby, in the breathtakingly beautiful Trigrad Gorge, lies the Devil’s Throat cave – a place that has inspired countless legends. Its underground rivers lead to unknown places, and it is said that whatever enters their murky waters is never seen again. We’ll explore the cave and go off-roading from there to the Eagle Eye viewing platform to enjoy a gorgeous panoramic view of the Rhodope mountain slopes from up high.
Leave the tourist crowds of Plovdiv behind and immerse yourself in Bulgarian wine, history, nature, and culture on a private full-day tour into the Rhodope Mountains. This excursion is perfect for curious travelers in search of an authentic cultural experience. The extensive itinerary includes visits to the medieval Red Church, Batak's ossuary church, and Tsigov Chark, along with a wine tasting at a local vineyard.
See the best of Plovdiv's landmarks without feeling overwhelmed on a private walking tour. This excursion is ideal for people who are short on time or want to orient themselves to the city. The itinerary includes stops outside the Plovdiv Roman Theater, Nebet Tepe Archeological Complex, and Balabanov House. Every step of the way, your local guide will provide illuminating commentary on the city’s history and culture to ensure a truly immersive tour experience.
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.
Tempting wine journey to explore one of the most modern wineries in Bulgaria situated at the foothill of the Rhodope Mountains. The local wine experts combine millennia of experience with the latest wine making technologies to create top notch wines.
Some 5000 years ago the ancient Thracians inhabiting the territory of the present-day Bulgarian lands began to grow vines and make wine. Nowadays Bulgaria produces some of the finest wines in the world and is a reviving country on the global wine market. Local Bulgarian sorts of wines as Mavrud, Melnik, Gamza, Dimiat, Rubin and more are famous around the world and have won many international awards.
Bulgaria is home to two fascinating valleys - the Valley of the Thracian Kings, strewn with millenia-old tombs, and the Rose Valley, home to spacious rose fields. See ancient tombs, among which is the UNESCO protected Kazanlak tomb, known for its remarkable ceiling frescoes. Visit the beautiful Damascena Ethnographic Complex, where you'll learn all about the oil-giving rose and the centuries-old traditions surrounding its cultivation.
Cover ground that’s only really possible with a professional at the wheel and check off three key Bulgarian attractions in just one day on this convenient guided tour. Soak up the architecture and Roman ruins of Plovdiv Old Town, the 17th-century murals at Bachkovo Monastery, and 13th-century Asen’s Fortress. Tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off but excludes entrance fees.
Wonderful experience with local hosts. Learn how to make traditional Bulgarian bread and yoghurt. Help the locals with the cattle. Merge yourself with the locals for an unforgettable experience.
We operate this tour in more than 20 destinations all around Bulgaria with local people. You will get the local flavor of the experience.
Explore the flora and fauna of the Rila Mountains on a private 11-hour tour from Plovdiv. A relaxing gondola ride takes you most of the way up the mountain after which you enjoy a scenic hike to the peak. The mostly flat 5-mile (7.8 km) route offers spectacular scenery, with uphill terrain towards the end. Enjoy rewarding views of the Rila Mountains and Balkan Range from 9,600 feet (2925 meters).
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).
Explore Bulgaria’s rugged wilderness on two wheels on this private full-day cycling tour in the Rhodope Mountains from Plovdiv. Hop onto your bicycle and follow your private guide into the Bulgarian countryside. Head through the Rhodope mountain range, home to plummeting river gorges, soaring peaks and mighty rivers. Discover dense forest and rolling hillsides, and visit top local sites including the Bachkovo Monastery and the village of Shiroka Laka. Finish with a soak in Devin’s wonderful hot springs and soothe aching muscles in style before your transfer back to Plovdiv.
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Wonderful Bridges-Bachkovo Monastery-Assen's Fortress - day tour from Plovdiv
"We had a great time! This tour is definitely worth it if you're looking for an adventure outside of Plovdiv. We started with the fortress, which was very impressive, then headed to the wonderful bridges, and ended with the monestary. We had a lunch as well which was delicious Bulgarian food at a nice restaurant. Highly recommend!!"..."
"We had a great time! This tour is definitely worth it if you're looking for an adventure outside of Plovdiv. We started with the fortress, which was very impressive, then headed to the wonderful bridges, and ended with the monestary. We had a lunch as well which was delicious Bulgarian food at a nice restaurant. Highly recommend!!"
Veliko Tarnovo - Arbanassi - Shipka Memorial Church - private tour from Plovdiv
"Our guide was very polite and thoughtful. He, Carmen, provided good explanations of the sites visited and interesting facts. He was attentive to our needs and gave us privacy when needed. We strongly recommend this guided trip. It is well organised as well and includes good restaurant advice. High five! Нашият водач беше много учтив и внимателен. Той, Кармен, даде добри обяснения на посетените сайтове и интересни факти. Той беше внимателен към нашите нужди и ни даваше поверителност при нужда. Силно препоръчваме това пътуване с екскурзовод. Той също е добре организиран и включва добри съвети за ресторанта. Висока пет!"..."
"Our guide was very polite and thoughtful. He, Carmen, provided good explanations of the sites visited and interesting facts. He was attentive to our needs and gave us privacy when needed. We strongly recommend this guided trip. It is well organised as well and includes good restaurant advice. High five! Нашият водач беше много учтив и внимателен. Той, Кармен, даде добри обяснения на посетените сайтове и интересни факти. Той беше внимателен към нашите нужди и ни даваше поверителност при нужда. Силно препоръчваме това пътуване с екскурзовод. Той също е добре организиран и включва добри съвети за ресторанта. Висока пет!"
Private 2 in 1 Tour: Koprivshtitsa & Plovdiv from Sofia
"Our guide was fantastic. A highly knowledgeable local who enjoyed sharing with us. Plovdiv was beautiful, packed full of people out enjoying themselves and packed full of incredible sights and history. Our guide seemed to have the inside track on it all."..."
"Our guide was fantastic. A highly knowledgeable local who enjoyed sharing with us. Plovdiv was beautiful, packed full of people out enjoying themselves and packed full of incredible sights and history. Our guide seemed to have the inside track on it all."
1 Hour Waterfalls Canyon Private Horse Riding in Smolyan
"Shivko is a very professional guide, he was very respectful and we spent an amazing time riding his horses Bond and Boris, and we enjoyed the company of his dogs Max and Miley all the time! The landscape with the snow and the mountains were wonderful! Shivko showed me the most important techniques to ride the horse correctly. I felt confident all the time. Was a fun and unforgettable time!! - Melissa (Perú)"..."
"Shivko is a very professional guide, he was very respectful and we spent an amazing time riding his horses Bond and Boris, and we enjoyed the company of his dogs Max and Miley all the time! The landscape with the snow and the mountains were wonderful! Shivko showed me the most important techniques to ride the horse correctly. I felt confident all the time. Was a fun and unforgettable time!! - Melissa (Perú)"