Multi-day trip

From Sofia: Plovdiv & Bachkovo Monastery 3-Day Guided Trip

Activity provider: Bultrips

From Sofia: Plovdiv & Bachkovo Monastery 3-Day Guided Trip

Activity provider: Bultrips

From US$ 403.64 per person

Explore an ancient city of Europe on a 3-day guided trip to Plovdiv from Sofia. See it all, from local craft beers and wine tastings at a chateau to beautiful waterfalls and Bachkovo Monastery.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will be picked from your hotel/accommodation Sofia
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Plovdiv one of the highlights in Bulgaria
  • Explore the region of Plovdiv
  • Indulge in nature
  • Feast your eyes on the scenic views
  • Enjoy a good combination of history, archaeology, nature and wine
Full description
This tour is perfect for travelers who are doing city trip vacation to the Cultural Capital of Europe. Plovdiv is considered to be one of the oldest cities and it is keeping its heritage from all periods of human history. Itinerary Day 1: Explore Plovdiv Old city You will be picked from your accommodation in Sofia and transferred to the historical part of Plovdiv. Our guide will give you an introduction to the cultural capital of Europe. You will check in your hotel in the historical part of Plovdiv and visit some of the main highlights – wealthy merchants' houses from the XIX century, the Roman theatre, the Roman stadium, 14th-century mosque, which gave the architect fashion in the whole Ottoman Empire, an old pharmacy and many more. Our guide will share all his knowledge about Plovdiv and Bulgaria with you. The evening you can spend in “The Trap” area, full of small restaurants and bars, serving good craft beers and wines. Day 2: Vucha reservoir, Devin path, and wine tasting After breakfast, you will visit one very interesting church, dated Late Antiquity, It is situated 20 kilometers from Plovdiv. After that, we will get in direction of the Rhodope Mountain. We pass a very beautiful and scenic road around some of the biggest water reserves in Bulgaria. You will enjoy the amazing nature by walking an eco path which will lead you to a beautiful waterfall. If your appetite has grown from the fresh air we will go to a restaurant to have lunch and enjoy the view from its terrace. In the afternoon we visit one of the best wine cellars in the South part of Bulgaria. Despite the good wines the place has very interesting owners and history. You will have a wine tasting and a guided tour inside the chateau. At the end of the day, we will get back to Plovdiv and enjoy the evening there. Day 3: Asen’s Fortress, Bachkovo monastery, and the Wonder Bridges This is the final day of your tour. After breakfast, we will check out our hotel and head to Asenovgrad, where we will visit a medieval fortress with a perfectly preserved church from the 13th century. The top of its fortifications will provide you with a spectacular view of the area. Duration: 1 hour Our next objective is the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria – Bachkovo monastery. It is beautifully painted and exists since the 11th century. It is still an active place of worship. It is also the place where the heroes who saved the Jewish community in Bulgaria during the Second World War from being sent to the Nazi camps. The rest of the day depends on your flight details. If you have to spend 1-2 hours more before catching a flight your guide will drive you to the museum of the Bulgarian Airforce. There you can see the evolution of military aircrafts, helicopters, etc. If time allows more you can reach a huge natural formation famous with the name “The Wonder Bridges” and admire the force of nature and time. The transfer to the airport is included.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry or admission fees
  • Parking fees
  • 2x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Wine tasting on day 2
  • Food & drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People over 95 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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