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From Sofia: Europe's Oldest City, Plovdiv including Pickup

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Activity provider: Zelanos Tours

From Sofia: Europe's Oldest City, Plovdiv including Pickup

Activity provider: Zelanos Tours

From US$ 97.47 per person

Begin with a pickup from your hotel. After a 2-hour transfer you will reach Plovdiv, where you can explore the center of the Old Town for approximately 5 hours before you are transferred back.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup from any address in Sofia.


  • Be transferred to Plovdiv city
  • Explore the Old Town
  • See the Roman Stadium
  • Admire the ancient Amphitheatre and the Roman Forum
Full description
Plovdiv, the second biggest city in Bulgaria, is considered to be one of the oldest settlements in Europe, with more than 7000 years of history. Plovdiv is situated on the crossroads between the West and the East, amid the fertile plain of Thrace, where history and modernity go hand in hand. See how culture and art have always thrived in this city as you explore a vivid medley of shapes, styles, and colors. The city is home to the fabulous remains of the Ancient Roman Empire – the Roman Stadium, the Roman Forum, and the Amphitheatre. During your time in the city, you can discover the Old Town of Plovdiv, situated on the three hills of the ancient Trimontium. See the houses from the National Revival period, which  have been proclaimed an architectural open air museum. Discover many of the main sights in the area with a guide.
  • Transport by comfortable minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)

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  • Pets
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4.8 /5

based on 40 reviews

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It's a wonderful experience! Our guide, Maria, told us everything there is to know about this beautiful city. In addition, Maria is teeming with knowledge not only about Plovdiv but also about Sofia and Bulgaria in general. She is a very nice and approachable person and will be happy to answer all questions. We rode with an extremely comfortable car, visited the old town, the main street and ended up having free time for lunch, coffee and other. I definitely recommend if you have extra time in Sofia

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March 8, 2022

Plovdiv is the place to go for mood and beauty. In the city, which is 7 thousand years old (that is, it is "older" than Jerusalem, for example), you can see the ruins of grandiose structures of the ancient period, but, the most interesting, unusual and picturesque is the old city with buildings of the "Bulgarian revival" of the 18-19th centuries. Wall paintings, wood carvings, a lot of greenery and the uniqueness of the buildings themselves make it the most picturesque place. The excursion was organized in the best possible way: in the morning a minibus with a guide picks up tourists from their place of residence, and in the evening returns there. The groups are small, we "got" a guide named Maria, a very, very pleasant, knowledgeable and, so to speak, "helpful" person. Maria told the most interesting things, but those who were not interested could not listen to the story, but simply walk along the streets of the old city and take pictures of the

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September 25, 2020

A top experience

We had a great day out with Ilia our driver/guide. Ilia was punctual, courteous, spoke English fluently, very knowledgeable & shared his country’s history with passion. He was very flexible with time, allowing us to nominate how much free time we had after our guided tour of Plovdiv. It was a perfect day out. Highly recommended by all in our group.

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August 22, 2019

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