• Tour code: 6992BACHKOVO
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Explore Plovdiv’s atmospheric streets and the riverside Bachkovo Monastery on a full-day trip from Sofia, and experience Bulgaria’s rich history and religious traditions. Take in Plovdiv’s Thracian, Roman and Byzantine sites, and stroll old town streets lined with galleries and cafes. Choose a restaurant for lunch, then continue to the 11th-century Greek Orthodox monastery, whose ossuary, cathedral and museum are the setting for remarkable Christian artworks. Light a candle beside the altar and learn how the monastery weathered centuries of war and upheaval. Entrance fees additional.


  • Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery day trip from Sofia
  • Explore Plovdiv, one of Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited towns, on a guided walking tour with an expert guide
  • Wander the cobbled streets of Plovdiv Old Town and see its top sights, including the Roman amphitheater
  • Visit Bachkovo Monastery in the Rhodopi Mountains
  • See the monastery’s beautiful frescoes and learn about its long history during a guided tour

What You Can Expect

Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery Day Trip from Sofia

Visit the 2nd-century Roman amphitheater in Plovdiv

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