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From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress

Activity provider: V Travel Ltd

From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress

Activity provider: V Travel Ltd

From US$ 42.48 per person

Enjoy a full-day excursion with a live guide from Sofia to Plovdiv, the second-largest city in Bulgaria and the European Capital of Culture 2019, with its numerous painters, poets, and musicians. Also, see Asen's Fortress, built in medieval times.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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Live tour guide


5 hours
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

  • 2 hours
  • Plovdiv (guided tour)

  • Plovdiv (free time)

  • 30 minutes
  • Asen's Fortress (sightseeing)

  • 2 hours
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Explore Plovdiv and its 19th-century houses, churches and Roman Theater
  • Discover Asen's Fortress and take memorable photos from the top
  • Enjoy the small group excursion where the guide is ready to answer all your questions
Full description
After a 2-hour drive, begin this full-day tour in one of Europe's oldest towns, Plovdiv. Walk along cobblestone streets and visit a 19th-century house to learn about the local production of alcoholic drinks and rose oil products. Explore the Roman Theater, Roman Stadium and church with virtual reality glasses before enjoying 2 hours of free time to walk around and have lunch and coffee along the main pedestrian street. After exploring Plovdiv, meet your van and guide to make the 30-minute drive to Asen's Fortress. Admire this beautiful, medieval structure and learn about the history of the place before taking photos from the top. Start your journey back to Sofia with an expected arrival time of approximately 6:00 PM.
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour in English
  • Virtual reality experience
  • Entrance to Asen's Fortress (€2)
  • Entrance to Plovdiv Museums (€3 each or €8 for all including the Roman Theater)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Serdika meeeting point - 2, Maria Luiza boulevard across McDonalds restaurant

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Important information

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  • Women should have their knees and shoulders covered in the monasteries
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 125 reviews

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Great tour

I really enjoyed this tour. You can discover Plovdiv very well and have enough free time. Then the visit to Asen’s Fortress is a good end. The only thing is thag there are only 2 points where you can see some secs the virtual reality but I don’t care about it because I have chosen the tour for the stops.

June 23, 2019

A quick and easy way to see Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress in a day

Our guide, Michael, and our driver were great company. They were very friendly and our pick-up and drop-off were punctual and convenient. Our guide was very informative and helpful, recommended various ways to spend a few hours in Plovdiv, and gave us the freedom to explore on our own. Great to have had the opportunity to see Asen's Fortress to.

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May 19, 2019

Nice experience and excellent organization and punctuality. Plovdiv very beautiful (especially the theater), spectacular the fortress of Asen. I do not give five stars because even if you are a pretty guide, in reality it is little more than an accompanist who only recites some songs learned by heart. Also, really too high air conditioning!

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July 23, 2018

Product ID: 44389