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From Sofia: Full-Day Old Town Plovdiv Trip

Product ID: 125741
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With this tour, you will have the chance to discover the town of Plovdiv - the oldest existing settlement in Europe. This amazing city merges Thracian, Roman and Bulgarian heritage side by side.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

You will be picked up from your hotel in Sofia at 09:00 by a private vehicle.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the revival Bulgarian houses, the Roman theatre and the Roman stadium
  • Walk through the longest pedestrian street in Europe
  • Climb to the old Thracian fortress hill from where you can see a magnificent view of the city
Full description
Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria, the 5th oldest in the world and the oldest in Europe. It can be reached in just 2-hours from Sofia by car. Its history dates back 6,000 years.

In the beginning, the ancient settlement was situated on the natural elevation between the Nebet, Taksim and Dzhambaz hills (the Three Hills). In ancient times, Thracians inhabited the Three Hills and built a fortified settlement – the largest city in Thrace. In the 4th century B.C., Plovdiv was conquered by Phillip of Macedonia. He gave the city one of its many names – Philippopolis and had it surrounded by thick fortified walls. The town hosts the Roman theatre, which was successfully restored and is presently used for performances.

You will see traditional Bulgarian houses from the revival period, walk by Roman remains and Thracian mosaics. The Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of Natural History and the Roman stadium are some of the popular museums you will be able to visit in town. Plovdiv will be the European capital of culture in 2019.
Includes
  • Transportation to Plovdiv by private car/ minibus
  • Free Wi-Fi in the car/ minibus
  • Tour guide in English throughout the whole day (or in other language on request)
  • 3-hour sightseeing program in Plovdiv
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Museum entrance fees (2 to 5 EUR)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes
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Product ID: 125741