Plovdiv and Bachkovo monastery
- Tour of the famous ,
a candidate for a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Visit the best preserved (2nd century) in Bulgaria, which is still used for live performances
- Admire the newly reopened (2nd century), that had accommodated 30 000 spectators
- The, also known as the Renaissance house with the 120 windows, has an interesting exhibitions of costumes, instruments etc.
- , located in mythical Rhodopi Mountains, is established during the 11th century and is the second biggest in Bulgaria
The cliché “you must see Plovdiv to see Bulgaria” is absolutely true and there is so much to explore in the country’s second biggest city. Plovdiv a 2 hour drive from Sofia is situated in the western part of the fertile Thracian Valley. It is also one of the oldest European towns, contemporary to Troy and Mycenae. With about a 2-hour walking tour you will learn about its intriguing history while exploring the charming historic quarter of the city - a fabulous architectural ensemble of beautifully decorated 19th century houses, the ancient fortress-walls, magnificent churches and Roman structures like a forum and stadium. In the afternoon a 30 minutes trip will take you to Bachkovo Monastery (est. the year 1083), a notable religious and tourist site. Enjoy the unique frescoes of the dining room and the facade of St. Nicholas Church, while your guide explains about the history, architecture and nowadays life in the monastery.
8:30 from your accommodation in Sofia. Expected time of your
return in Sofia - 18:30- 19:00;
5 hrs. total (2 hours to Plovdiv, 1/2 hour Plovdiv - Bachkovo, 2.5 hours Bachkovo - Sofia)
Meals, drinks and other personal expenses.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
€27.00 Per person
You can book your transfer below!