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Sofia: Adventure Tour to Plovdiv and Rhodope Mountain

4.6 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Bultrips
Water activity

Sofia: Adventure Tour to Plovdiv and Rhodope Mountain

Activity provider: Bultrips

From US$ 107.33 per person

This day-trip is the best combination of history, culture, nature, and adventure. It is not just a sightseeing tour, but is also pure fun. You will take a tour of Plovdiv, before enjoying the nature of one of the most picturesque canyons in Bulgaria.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will be collected from your Sofia accommodation.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit Plovdiv, one of the highlights of Bulgaria
  • Feast your eyes on the scenic views
  • Indulge in nature at Rhodope Mountain
  • Enjoy a scenic boat trip
  • Relax with a comfortable transfer in a modern vehicle
Full description

Your tour starts with pickup from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia at 8:00AM. After an approximate 1.5-hour drive, you will reach Plovdiv. Once there you will visit the highlights, such as the 1st-century Roman Theatre, the 2nd-century Roman Stadium, the oldest mosque on the Balkans, and an old pharmacy. You will then have the chance to take a walk through the Old Town where you can observe the typical Revival Period houses, museums, and narrow cobblestone streets. Scheduled throughout your itinerary are visits to 5 sites, as well as the top of the main hill which provides great views over the whole city. After you finish your exploration of Plovdiv, you will drive south to the Rhodope Mountain. This road is very scenic, and you will soon reach Vucha Dam where you will be picked by a boat before being taken to a place where you can enjoy lunch. While at this scenic location, enjoy a nice walk up to the cliff and a boat trip on the reservoir. At the conclusion of this unforgettable experience, you will head safely back to Sofia.

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Boat trip in the reservoir
  • Entry/admission to Plovdiv Old Town
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Food and drink are not included in the price of the activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

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My friend and I went to Plovdiv and the Rhodope Mountains, it was stunning! Plovdiv is a very interesting city and the mountains are breathtaking. We were about an hour by boat on the lake, we ate at a stunning restaurant. The guide Daniel answered all the questions and was amazing. We enjoyed every moment!

April 1, 2023

We are delighted with this excursion, the very beautiful city of Plovdiv, Lake Vcha - incredible, beautiful mountains, nature and comfortable conditions and a good guide Daniel, a restaurant with fish dishes that live in this lake, created a mood for us. You will not regret if you go on this excursion.

April 1, 2023

Vi blev hentet på hotellet af imødekommende guide. Vi var se eneste to, der skulle med - selvom der står op til 8 personer. Vi fik en fin forklaring om Sofias udvikling på turen mod Plovdiv. Køreturen varede ca. 1,5 time. I Plovdiv blev vi vidst rundt, samt fik vist nogle af de adskillige udgravninger i byen. Oprindeligt skulle vi også have set en 3D film om byens romerske fortid, men da der var tekniske problemer, måtte vi desværre være denne foruden. efter ca 1,5 time i Plovdiv kørte vi 1,5 time mod Rhodope Mountain. Smukt og ikke mindst fascinerende at overvære kørslen op af det smukke bjerg. På vejen op stoppede vi ved en lokal restaurant. Fantastisk oplevelse! Vi prøvede deres friterede fisk (fanget i søerne ved bjerget), bulgarak brød og bulgarsk salat med tomater dyrket i bjergene og gedeost også lavet i bjergene. Enormt billige priser med den skønneste udsigt ud over bjerg og søer. Senere smuk sejltur. Alt i alt, lang køretid, men det hele værd!

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 253847