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Small group tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Knowing the best spots to experience Bulgaria’s rich and varied cultural heritage can be tricky for visitors on limited time in the capital. Tick off Plovdiv, Asen’s Fortress, and Bachkovo Monastery in just 1 day on a small-group tour from Sofia. Save time with seamless round-trip transfer between landmarks, and learn about their Roman, Ottoman, and modern history from your professional guide.
  • Included hotel pickup and drop-off ensures a hassle-free trip
  • Discover 3 of the country’s historic landmarks in just 1 day
  • Enjoy the more personalized service of a small-group tour
  • Explore with a professional guide for intimate insight into the region

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

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Departure Time

9:00 AM

Please Note

We pick up all of our clients from any point in Sofia

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We understand your concerns in relation to COVID 19, therefore we've taken the needed measures for you to feel safe. All our guides and drivers go through regular medical checks, wear masks during the tours and in each vehicle, we have a disinfectant spray. Furthermore due to the situation nowadays we organize tours only for small groups (up to 7 persons) and we have the option for private tours.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by BulTrips

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small group tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Small group tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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15 reviews
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Amazing Bulgaria in one day!
Martin_O, May 2022
This tour is great if you want to immerse yourself deeper into the Bulgarian culture. Our guide, Vasco, is a very knowledgeable man with great passion for the history of his country. It was a small group, so connecting with the other tourists was easier. Not only I learned a lot from the amazing Bulgarian traditions but I was also able to share a bit of my Costarican culture. Old Plovdiv is just a nostalgic town, the theather is the cherry of the cake. Assen's fortess and its views are spectacular. And finally the Bachkovo Monastery was an unexpected surprise. Totally recommended. Thanks Vasco! Pura vida!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very informative tour about places from ancient times
Amr_M, May 2022
It was really a nice adventure and nice company as well. The guide was well educated and very knowledgeable about the places and Bulgaria overall. He had provided plenty of pieces of information that enriched our soles n minds..We had kind of chemistry among us in the trip. I believe we had something in common, maybe education and experience in life. Thank you very much and I really recommend this for new visitors to Bulgaria in the first days.
A journey through Bulgarian history
Simone_R, Apr 2022
One of my most memorable tours. Diana was knowledgeable and never rushed me. Bachkovo monastery is stunning, guilded murals and a lavish iconostasis. Views around Asen's fortress are stunning. Plovdiv is built on the Roman city, the mosaic collection alone makes it worth visiting. Thank you BulTrips.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hello Simone, Thank you for the kind words. We are happy that you have enjoyed the Plovdiv, Asen's fortress, and Bachkovo Monastery and that you had a nice time with Diana. Wish you many nice trips in the future and hope to welcome you again to Bulgaria.
This was a really great...
Ilona_K, Apr 2022
This was a really great trip. Our guide Georgi was very knowledgable about the history of the region, as well as sharing with us lots of information about Bulgarian culture, langage, history, politics, symbology of monastry artwork etc... Super informative and would definitely recommend. The sites themselves were beautiful and interesting to visit.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review the Small group tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery. We are so glad to hear that Georgi was able to make your experience with us a memorable one and that you enjoyed it. Wish you many great trips and hope to welcome you in Bulgaria again.
Rainy day in Plavdiv
Suzette_B, Jan 2022
Considering the weather, Daniel did the best any one could. It rained all day. A couple of the house museums were not open, to his surprise, due to a positive COVID test. He drove in the pouring rain and got us there and back safely. He’s very knowledgeable and friendly and a good driver.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Dear traveler, Thank you for the review and thank you for appreciating our efforts in those unpredictable times. Our team wishes you health and many more great adventures! Best regards, BulTrips
A magnificent journey back in History
jayel_h, Nov 2021
Kudos to Mr Daniel Milushev For creating a memorable experience. This tour is a journey back to history visiting and knowing 3 differently periods related to Bulgaria. It absolutely worth every minute of it
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear traveler, We are very happy that we have made your day great and memorable. Our team wishes you all the best
Day trip from Sofia
Derek_B, Sep 2021
Amazing experience with Phillip. He picked us up promptly at 0900 and we took off in a private Van to Asen’s Fortress. Beautiful view and place. After about 45 minutes we drove for 20 to Bachkovo monastery which is a must see place if in Bulgaria. Plovdiv ended the trip after lunch at a local Bulgarian restaurant. Phillip was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and very patient with our 2 year old. A great trip I would recommend anyone doing from Sofia to capture other great sites.
Great Experience
Ahad_B, Jun 2021
The tour was excellent. My tour guide was very experienced and very knowledgeable. We were able to hit all the spots within the time promised.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Dear traveler, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed the company of our guide. Wish you many more wonderful trips :) Best regards, Bultrips team
Great day in Plovdiv
Asher B, Jun 2019
Our guide Adrian was knowledgeable, fun to be with and flexible. It turned out that we were the only ones on this tour so we got personal service as well! He was very considerate especially since it was a very hot day he made sure we paced ourselves accordingly without missing out on anything. The tour was extremely interesting and we highly recommend going on it.
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