Nebet Tepe, Plovdiv: Our most recommended tours and activities

Plovdiv: Old Town Self-Guided Audio Tour

Plovdiv: Old Town Self-Guided Audio Tour

Every traveler in Bulgaria wants to visit the most interesting places and take away the most vivid impressions. Your collection of memories will be complete if you visit the sights of Plovdiv, the capital of culture, in the company of an audio guide. You will explore the old town of Plovdiv on your own at your own pace, with the help of an audio guide and a map of the excursion route. Approaching the desired object, you dial its number and start playback. After paying for the tour, a link with access to audio files will be sent to your email. On the day of the excursion you have chosen, the link will become active and will be valid for 24 hours. You will listen to audio recordings through your phone. You will need internet and headphones to listen to recordings in temples. Attention: internet consumption is minimal! The first point is the Roman Stadium  later you will have the opportunity to visit the ancient theater, Klianty and Lamartine’s house. You can continue the trail through Saborna street and enter the unique Armenian church museum, where you can see the nail and a piece of the wooden board with the abbreviation in Latin INRI (Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews) which was nailed over the head of Jesus on the Crucifix. What is more, according to specialists, the museum possesses some of the richest collections worldwide, of artefacts related to the history of the Armenians. Then you can continue to Nebet Tepe, where you will enjoy a beautiful view over the city standing between century-old remains. Passing through the Artisans Street, you will be lead to the East Gate of Philippopolis and the Small Basilica, where you will discover a beautiful roman mosaic. Following the road you will appreciate the Great Basilica, and of course the Trakart museum. The tour finishes with the new city center and a part of the Roman Stadium. The itinerary that is proposed is circular and seems to be the most convenient in order to see all the sights, but you can feel free to remodel it to your tastes because you decide when and to which audio recordings to listen. The duration of the trip may differ, according to you, from 2,5 hours to 4 hours.

Plovdiv Private City Walking Tour Old Town & Ancient Stadium

Plovdiv Private City Walking Tour Old Town & Ancient Stadium

Roman Stadium: Starting our tour from the Roman Stadium allows you to delve into the ancient history of Plovdiv. As one of the city's most significant archaeological sites, the well-preserved stadium offers insight into the Roman period and the grandeur of ancient sports events. Dzhumaya Mosque: This brief stop at the Dzhumaya Mosque provides a glimpse into Plovdiv's Ottoman heritage. The mosque's elegant architecture and historical significance highlight the city's diverse cultural influences. Kapana District: While your visit to Kapana District may be brief, it offers a taste of Plovdiv's vibrant contemporary culture. The neighborhood's charming streets, cafes, galleries, and shops provide a snapshot of modern urban life in the city. Church of Saints Constantine and Helena: Continuing your tour at this historic church, you'll have the opportunity to explore one of Plovdiv's oldest religious landmarks. The church's ancient origins and architectural beauty make it a fascinating stop on your journey through the city. Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis: Visiting this iconic amphitheater allows you to experience the grandeur of ancient Roman entertainment. The well-preserved theater and its stunning backdrop provide a glimpse into Plovdiv's rich cultural heritage. Ethnographic Museum: This visit to the Ethnographic Museum offers insight into Bulgarian traditions and craftsmanship. The museum's exhibits provide a deeper understanding of the country's cultural identity and artistic heritage. Balabanov House: Exploring the Balabanov House allows you to admire the beauty of Plovdiv's traditional architecture. The well-preserved 19th-century house offers a glimpse into the city's historical wealth and cultural sophistication. The Forum of Philipopol :is the commercial, administrative and religious center of ancient Plovdiv. The forum complex is located on an area of 20 ha and is the largest territory in Bulgaria. It was built during the time of Emperor Vespasian in the 1st century and was completed in the 2nd century. The Signing Fountains:The unusual singing (musical) fountain on the lake in the lovely Tsar Simeon garden is a frequent meeting place for locals. You can watch the colourful light display accompanied by classical music during the summer months.

From Sofia: Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery

From Sofia: Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery

Leave Sofia and enjoy a full-day tour to Plovdiv, Asen's fortress, and Bachkovo Monastery with a licensed guide. See some of the most interesting historic sites in the area, like Nebet Tepe, the Roman theater of Phillippolis, and the Church of the Holy Mother of God on this tour. Leave Sofia and set out for a full-day tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress, and Bachkovo Monastery. Start the day with hotel pickup in Sofia and relax on the 90-minute drive to Plovdiv. Visit the site of Nebet Tepe, an ancient settlement founded around 4000 BC, and see some historical buildings. Travel to the Roman theater of Phillippolis, one of the world's best-preserved ancient theaters. Marvel at the intricate wooden architecture of Hindliyan's house before moving on to the modern Kapana district to explore the shops and wander one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe. Relax on the approximately 30-minute drive from Plovdiv to Asen's Fortress, perched on top of a hill in the beautiful Rhodope Mountains. Learn how the fortress that defended the route from the Aegean Sea to Thrace, and see the ruins of the fort itself and the Church of the Holy Mother of God. Admire some of the fragments of fourteenth-century murals in the church, and see its rectangular tower, believed the be the earliest preserved tower of its kind in the Balkans—Marvel at breathtaking views from the top of the fortress before departing for the next stop. Leave the fortress behind and stop at Bachkovo Monastery, the second-largest monastery in Bulgaria. Explore the main church with one of the oldest iconostasis in Bulgaria and the miraculous Icon of the Virgin Mary, the biggest fresco from the nineteenth century. Wander the Monastery and see the old dining room and original marble table, where monks ate for over three centuries, and gazer at the well-preserved murals in the St. Archangels and St. Nicolas churches. Sit in the courtyard and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and impressive trees. Buy handicrafts, honey, homemade jam, yogurt, herbs, and other gifts on the walk back by the monastery alley before returning back to Sofia on an approximately 2 hour and 20-minute drive.

Full Day Eco Private Tour in Plovdiv

Full Day Eco Private Tour in Plovdiv

The tour starts with 2 hours picturesuqe journey to Plovdiv In Plovdiv we start with comprehensive guided walking tour, delving into the rich history and vibrant culture of a city steeped in an astonishing 8,000 years of heritage. This tour includes the Ethnographic Museum, a captivating showcase of Bulgarian folk culture, costumes, and lifestyles. Additionally, explore the awe-inspiring Plovdiv Roman Theatre and Stadium, renowned as one of the best-preserved ancient theaters in the world. Stop 1: The Ethnographic Museum in Plovdiv is the biggest revival period house on the Balkans and is known also as "the house with 170 windows"! It offers a captivating journey through Bulgaria's cultural heritage. Stop 2:The Roman Theatre in Plovdiv stands as a majestic testament to ancient civilization. Built during the 1st century AD, this remarkably preserved amphitheater is one of the most iconic landmarks in Bulgaria. Stop 3: Plovdiv's Old Town is a captivating tapestry of history and culture. Nestled within ancient walls, its cobblestone streets wind past colorful Renaissance-era buildings, Roman ruins, and charming cafes. With its quaint squares and hidden courtyards, the Old Town invites exploration and discovery at every turn. Stop 4: Plovdiv's main pedestrian street is a bustling thoroughfare that pulsates with energy and charm. Lined with vibrant cafes, trendy boutiques, and historic landmarks like Roman Stadium and Roman Small theatre, Roman forum, Kapana art neighbourhood, it serves as the heartbeat of the city's cultural and social life. Finally - transfer to Sofia - 2 hours drive.

From Sofia: Plovdiv Day Tour with Transfer

From Sofia: Plovdiv Day Tour with Transfer

Get out of Sofia and visit the ancient city of Plovdiv on a day tour. Visit the ancient site of Nebet Tepe, see some of its historical buildings, and move on to the modern Kapana district to stroll among trendy cafes and upscale restaurants. Enjoy a convenient pickup from your hotel in Sofia. Sit back and relax on the 90-minute drive to Plovdiv. Your first stop is Nebet Tepe, an ancient settlement founded around 4000 BC. Walk through this historic place and learn about its history from your guide. Next, see the Roman theater of Philippolis, one of the world's best-preserved ancient theaters. Afterward, marvel at the intricate wooden architecture of Hindliyan's House and Balabanov's House. Finish off your tour in the modern Kapana district with its cozy restaurants and fine dining. Explore the shops and have a walk down one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe before getting dropped off back at your hotel in Sofia.

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This was my second tour with Ventsislav, and like with my first trip, I felt in very good and safe hands. Although no others joined the tour that day, Ventisislav went ahead with it, which means I received undivided attention. He is very accommodating in terms of organising stops and the sequence of the visit. He will even go out of his own way to show you other things on the way, if there is a possibility to do so. He is very honest and open, which means you can talk and discuss any topic. Bachkovo monastery was very beautiful and interesting, despite being a well known tourist attraction. We were lucky to arrive relatively early at Asen fortress before other tourists arrive, which added to the atmosphere of these mountainous region. Ventsislav will also make sure you see what interests you the most in Plovdiv. He is very considerate and a very good driver. I'm glad I chose him for both my tours outside Sofia, and you won't regret it either.

I took this private tour yesterday. Marietta promptly received me at the stadium in Plovdiv. With my permission her husband Dimetre and her two 6 year old twins joined a bit later. It gave a personal feel of walking with a local family who is showing their city to a friend who visited them over a weekend. Dimetre also chipped in at times and shared so many details of Plovdiv, past and present and life in general in Bulgaria. Marietta was a good guide and took me to all the places of significance and answered all my questions patiently. The tour was scheduled for 2 hours. Doing it leisurely at my pace we spent 2.45 hrs and retained the same enthusiasm and eagerness to show their city. I rate this guided tour highly.

It was really interesting tour for me, something different than other destinations I have already visited. The guide made my experience unforgettable getting inside the layers of history in this beautiful city Plovdiv, there was a lot of information that surprised me and at the same time it was absolutely fantastic and enjoyable.

Today I made the tour with a very polite guide. She gave me many historical and cultural details about city Plovdiv. We passed the center and old town, also many other points except the planned in the guided tour and spent more than 3,5 hours walking. I will defensively visit this beautiful city again some day.

Great tour! Venti was fantastic, patient, knowledgeable and interesting, the tour was the highlight of my stay in Sofia. There were only three of us which made it all the more fun and very flexible. Saw and learned a great deal from Venti which I would not otherwise have been able to do. Highly recommend