• Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 75.10 View price calendar

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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.


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

george s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Outstanding guide. She was also our guide the following day inMacadonia. Plovdiv sould not be missed Lots oh cobble stones and hills.

Tatum M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We had a very knowledgeable guide named Todor. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Fantastic experience. Beautiful city and monastery, great guide. A must do for everyone visiting this region.

Charles A. E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our day trip to Plovdiv was a big success. The guide, Todor, was very knowledgeable as he led us through the old city of Tremontium visiting several Roman sites. He also accommodated variations on the itinerary such as adding a tour of the Ethnographic museum. He took us to a good restaurant and, after lunch, on a comprehensive tour of Bachkovo Monastery. There he regaled us with an in-depth history of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and showing us some beautiful frescoes and mosaics - some of which were not open to the public. Overall, my son and I really enjoyed the experience and we learned a lot. Thank you Todor and Viator!

Michalis G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The guide was native greek speaking! He was great driver and very informative the whole day! It was an excellent guide and highly recommended. Thank you to the travel agency for the organization !

David D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our tour guide Metodiy Garchev was a fantastic tour guide who took the time to explain the history of Bulgaria from ancient times to the current post cold war era. His zeal and passion led us to have a great day and learn a lot from the 8 hours we had with him. I would definitely recommended booking with him and his company P group if you are looking for an in depth history tour of the country He also does the Vitosha Mountains hike and the RIla Monastery as well.

Allison M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved the town and our guide was great

Elizabeth E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Another great tour. Only me and my husband. Went in a taxi to Plovdiv fantastic place. Had a great driver and brilliant guide. Always a good tour with Viator.

Reed S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

excellent tour with an excellent guide. Nothing was disappointing

Håkon Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Plovdiv is a very beautiful city a couple of hours from Sofia. The architecture is wonderful.

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