Plovdiv Old Town Tours

Plovdiv Old Town
As the sixth oldest city in the world, Plovdiv, Bulgaria can trace its history back to 5,000 B.C. Visitors exploring Plovdiv’s Old Town will be able to experience some of that history for themselves, from the remains of the 2nd century Roman stadium that sit underneath the pedestrian mall in the town center to the 14th century Dzhumaya Mosque, the second oldest in Europe, to the rows of Bulgarian Revival houses that line the cobblestone streets of the Old Town.

The highlight for many will be the 2nd century Plovdiv Roman Theater that sits on a hill on the edge of the Old Town and is still used for concerts and other performances. Other noteworthy sites include the Church of Sveta Bogoroditsa, the Church of St. Constantine and Elena, the State Gallery of Fine Arts, the Zlatyu Boyadjiev House, the Icon Gallery and the Ethnographical Museum, with more than 40,000 displays about life and culture in Plovdiv.

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The Old Town in Plovdiv is easily walkable and within walking distance of many popular tourist hotels. A tourist information booth can be found in the central square and a variety of walking tours are available to learn more about the town’s long history. Plovdiv is almost two hours from the capital of Sofia by car and can be reached by train or bus as well.
Address: Old Town, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Plovdiv Bachkovo Monastery and Assens Fortress Day Trip from Sofia

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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia

Visit the fascinating city of Plovdiv on a full-day tour from Sofia, and explore ancient ruins, some of Bulgaria’s most historic landmarks, and the city’s Ethnographic Museum. This full-day Plovdiv trip includes pickup and drop-off at a central location in Sofia, a guided walking tour of Plovdiv, and admission to the museum and the Plovdiv Roman Theatre.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-day Plovdiv Sightseeing, Roman Ruins, and Traditional Lunch from Sofia

Plovdiv is the 2019 European capital of Culture and home to one of Bulgaria’s most impressive archeological sites. This full-day tour from Sofia takes in all the highlights, including a walking tour of the atmospheric Old Town and visits to the Roman Stadium, Roman Forum, and Amphitheatre. Tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery tour from Sofia

Visit two of Bulgaria’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a full-day excursion from Sofia to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery. Spend the morning exploring the Roman ruins in Plovdiv Old Town, then see the gorgeous icons in one of Europe’s oldest Eastern Orthodox monasteries. This 9-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at Sofia hotels as well as entrance fees at the Plovdiv Roman Theater, and it’s the perfect introduction to Bulgaria’s rich history and culture.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Plovdiv and Thracia Valley with Wine Tasting

Discover Bulgarian history, cuisine, and winemaking on a full-day tour from Sofia to Plovdiv and the Thracia Valley. Spend the morning strolling through Plovdiv Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, pause for a traditional Bulgarian lunch, then visit a beloved vineyard for a guided tasting and tour. This 10-hour tour includes entrance fees at the Plovdiv Roman Theater, lunch, and tastings, with pickup and drop-off at Sofia hotels.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery Private Day Trip from Sofia

Save yourself the self-drive hassles but enjoy the flexibility of independent travel on this door-to-door private guided tour. Discover the historic town of Plovdiv, with its Roman ruins, Christian mosaics, and gorgeous Old Town. Then explore Bachkovo Monastery, first established in the 11th century. Make the most of free Wi-Fi as you travel.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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4-Night Bulgaria from Sofia: Bansko and Plovdiv

Maximize your time in Bulgaria on a 4-night tour from Sofia, designed for travelers with limited time in the country. From the capital city, you’ll travel to Bansko, a mountain resort in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pirin National Park, and explore Plovdiv, the second-largest city in Bulgaria. Visit Roman remnants in the Old Town and, on the final day, take a comprehensive tour of Sofia highlights. Four nights 3-star accommodation, breakfast, entrance fees, and transfers are included.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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Full-Day Plovdiv and Asen’s Fortress VR Tour from Sofia

Discover Plovdiv, the 2019 European Capital of Culture, and the mighty Asen’s Fortress on this full-day small-group tour from Sofia. Explore the atmospheric Old Town of Plovdiv on a guided walking tour; go back in time with a virtual reality experience; enjoy a typical Bulgarian lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), then marvel at the views from the mountaintop medieval castle.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Day Trip to Plovdiv with Traditional lunch

Combine the flexibility of independent travel with the expertise of a private guide on this private Plovdiv tour. Learn about the Bulgarian National Revival as you wander the cobbled streets of the old town. See the Plovdiv Roman Theater, the Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis, and early Christian mosaics, and enjoy a 3-course lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Plovdiv and Wine Tasting Day Tour from Sofia

Combine a city tour of Plovdiv with wine tasting at a local winery on this full-day tour from Sofia. With a small group of up to eight, learn about Plovdiv's history and the area's winemaking from your local guide. Small group travel ensures personalized attention from your guide. Pickup and drop-off in Sofia included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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PLOVDIV AND STAROSEL DAY TRIP FROM SOFIA BY CAR

Enjoy a day away from the capital on a private tour to Plovdiv and Starosel, and learn more about Bulgaria’s ancient history and culture as you explore landmarks including the Roman theatre and Thracian cult complex. Avoid hidden costs with entry fees, refreshment, and round-trip transfer included as per itinerary, and explore with a professional guide for intimate insight into the historic region.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Bulgaria Round Trip Itinerary - 12 days, 11 overnights on FB

During the tour you will see all the most significant historical and archaeological places, most UNESCO sites, present day big cities and small villages, monuments and traces from communist era. You will enjoy delicious traditional food and wine and discover the best kept secret in Europe - Bulgaria!
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Duration: 12 days
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The Rhodope narrow gauge adventure

This unusual train, crawling through the mountains, will introduce you to the big stories of the “Little railway”.We’ll embark on a magical journey through one of the most romantic and beautiful railway routes in Europe - the narrow gauge railway which goes from Septemvri to Dobrinishte.A travel in time which will help you immerse in times past and breathtaking scenery while being on board a comfy and warm Little train saloon.An open intersection between the wagons, many stories, and meetups with the locals are just a few of the emotions that are awaiting you in this wonderful trip!The railway is in the rankings for “Most interesting railway routes in Europe” published in the European Railway Guide. It's also passing by the highest train station on the Balkan peninsula - Avramovo, situated at 1267m.Don’t hesitate and give yourself a magical and unforgettable winter day in the Bulgarian countryside filled with beauty, history, warmth, romantics and many positive emotions!
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Plovdiv walking tour

Plovdiv is ancient and eternal. The first relics from village life are dated about 6000 years BC. This makes the city older than Athens, Rome, and Constantinopolе and makes the city as ancient as Troy and Mycenae.Plovdiv is the sixth oldest living city in the world and it’s inviting you to take a walk at the cobblestone roads in the Old Town and see the beautiful houses and the sights from the Antiquity era - The Roman theatre of Philippopolis and the Roman stadium, but also the galleries and the bohemian coffee shops.Today Plovdiv is the second biggest city in Bulgaria, the cultural and artistic capital of the country and is just less than 2 hours drive from Sofia!Feel Plovdiv with all your senses!
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Plovdiv 2019 - European Capital of Culture

Plovdiv is European Capital of Culture for 2019, a well deserved honour for one of the most beautiful Bulgarian cities. Join our tour and let our guides take you to one wonderful adventure back in the past, using the cobblestone streets of the town as a time machine. Explore the secrets of the city in this private tour. We always add a personal touch to our tours and answering all the questions of our tourists, as well adjusting the day according to their preferences. Our tour is suitable for those, who want to explore Plovdiv in deep details.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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The Thracian God of Sun - Day Tour

From time immemorial the ancient Thracians which used to inhabit our lands were worshiping the God of Sun. This is one of the reasons they used to settle on a big and high rock with a suitable position from where they could observe the sunrise every morning.In order to get to feel what they were feeling and to touch the magic of this place, we’ll meet the sunrise with a gift to the Gods, just like the ancient Thracians used to do!The rock's name is Perperikon. It is a huge rock massif in eastern Rhodope mountain which is believed to exist since 8000 years ago (the rock). Perperikon is a symbol of one of the most ancient cultures who used to live on these lands.Our next stop will be another magical spot which was also created by the Thracians and served as a place to worship their God of Sun. There, high in the mountain, close to the Sun’s rays is situated the Tatul Thracian sanctuary.Come! Feel the spirit of the God of Sun and the ancient Thracian culture!
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Bachkovo monastery, Asen's fortress, Plovdiv

Discover the ancient culture of Bulgaria. Delve into ourhistory. See the fascinating highland villages, icon filledchurches and monasteries all over the country.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Dancing adventure - tour the unique folk dances of Bulgaria - 12 days on FB

Magnificent sceneries… fine sand beaches, sea and sun… beautiful mountains and pristine natural places… pure water… delicious food, remarkable wines and spirits… authentic native hospitality… beautiful folk dances, unique in rhythm and sound… lots of fun all the time…This is the tour!Bulgaria is World famous for its folklore and unmatched variety of folk dances. It is quite common on various occasions the Bulgarians to stand up and dance having fun, trying to give the best of themselves, instead of just sitting and watching for fun the dancers to perform.Be part of this adventure!
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Duration: 12 days
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Ancient Bulgarian warriors tour

Get ready for a time travel and adventure which you won’t forget! You’ll learn some interesting history, shoot with a bow, ride a horse, fight with swords and taste the ancient Bulgarians’ food.We are going to a place where for a few hours we’ll get to live the life of the ancient Bagaturs. Those were Bulgarian warriors in the antiquity whose name means "heavenly sword". Being similar to the knights and the samurai, the Bagaturs were heavily armed and on a horse. They were extremely well-trained warriors. Some of their contemporaries wrote that a Bagatur can be compared to 100 ordinary soldiers.In order to check all of the above, we’ll embark on a trip to the city of Stara Zagora where Aul Baga-tur is situated. Aul is an old Bulgarian word which means “temporary village/fort” of the proto-Bulgarians. *** IMPORTANT NOTICE: The 2-hour Bagatur program costs an additional 150 euro per group and is not included in the price of the tour. It's payable to our Bagatur hosts on arrival.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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One Day Tour to Plovdiv

We are from the new generation of guides - knowledgeable and entertainers. With us not only will you get enough historical information on the sites, but you will get updated information on the current political and economic situation in Bulgaria. Our vehicles are new, comfortable and always impeccably clean.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

Discover the Roman remains of the city Plovdiv and marvel at the Bulgarian National Revival buildings of the charming mountainous town of Koprivshtitsa at your own pace on a day trip from Sofia. On this self-guided trip you will see two must-see sites in just a day. Benefit from a comfortable round trip transportation with friendly English-speaking driver, while enjoying the freedom to explore the places at your own pace. The time allowed at both visited town is enough to see the main highlights of the sites and to make the most of your day out of Sofia.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Plovdiv Full-Day Tour

This city of Plovdiv was established around 6000 BC and is the sixth oldest living city in the world!The best opportunity to explore Plovdiv is through our full-day tour, where you’ll feel and see this ancient city from all its corners. Take a look at the most iconic attractions in the city. Walk through the amazing old city of Plovdiv and enjoy the architecture of the buildings and the casual style of its citizens.In our walk, we’ll also reveal some of the hidden treasures of Plovdiv - the Singing fountains, which are a famous meeting point of the locals, The Rowing Canal which is the largest sports facility for rowing on the Balkans, and many more.Come with us to discover the city like a local, because Plovdiv is a must see place in Bulgaria!
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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7-Night Bulgaria Tour from Sofia

This 7-night tour combines most important Bulgarian landmarks and highlights. Visit Plovdiv, Kazanlak, Nesebar, and other sites important to Balkan and world history. All ground transportation, entrance fees, and nightly accommodation in 4-star hotels included.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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Thracian Temple of Starosel Day Tour

The Thracian civilization is the oldest among all European civilizations with the most impressive examples of the perception regarding the afterlife. The Thracians knew the secrets of life - to overcome Death by preparing for it. "Endless joy will wait for you in the underworld if you master Knowledge here." A knowledge - how to use the power of the mind, the vibrations of cosmic music, the sacral transformation through wine. These rituals turn a man into a divine hero. You also can try it and touch immortality!
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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