Day trip

Plovdiv: Full-Day Small Group Excursion from Sofia

4.5 / 5

71 reviews

Activity provider: Traventuria Ltd.

Plovdiv: Full-Day Small Group Excursion from Sofia

Activity provider: Traventuria Ltd.

From US$ 31.75 per person

Discover the charms of Plovdiv's old town on a tour from Sofia. Discover architectural treasures that make this city such a popular destination.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Italian


  • Take a guided tour in the Old Town of Plovdiv where art, culture, and history collide into an unforgettable experience
  • maximize your time in Plovdiv and learn about its major sights
  • Enjoy the artistic and laid-back atmosphere of the colorful Plovdiv
  • Hear the history behind a range of ancient sights and modern attractions
Full description
This full-day trip begins with a 2-hour drive from Sofia to Plovdiv, one of Europe’s oldest towns. On a guided walking tour, discover the history and culture of this 8,000-year old city that was settled by Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Bulgarian civilizations. See the sights of the old town, including museums, historical monuments and revival period houses lining the cobbled streets. Explore the Ethnographical Museum and the impressive Roman Theater. An English-speaking guide will accompany the group throughout the day and will point out the most interesting architectural and cultural treasures of the region and provide commentary on modern life in Bulgaria.
  • Transportation by modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

At the rear of Alexander Nevski Cathedral, directly in front of the restaurant La Cattedrale

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • The tour is not suitable for people with disabilities.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended for the cobbled streets of Plovdiv's old town.
  • Audio guide in Spanish and Italian is 5 Euro per person. The tour in Spanish is every Friday at 5 Euro per person.
  • Hotel pick up available at the price of €5 per group (must be requested in advance).
  • Hotel drop-off is available at the price of €5 per group (must be requested in advance).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 71 reviews

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Nothing wrong with the tour, but in hindsight I think this city deserved more than a few hours. To really appreciate Plodiv, I would recommend that travelers stay here one or two nights and enjoy the evening activities and nightlife. A daytrip from Sofia does not do allow you to enjoy it to the fullest.

June 27, 2022

We had a great was enjoyable and full of information.. only problem was with transport. Day was hot and van was much too hot inside. Ac was turned on but some people left windows open due to covid. As it was a xan it was full and cramped. But overall a great experience

June 14, 2022

Very good and informative Tour . Our tour guide Chris was very well organized and approachable/friendly . He was very knowledgeable and gave detailed information not only on Plovdiv area but also on the whole general history of bulgaria and traditional things in this country . He also gave us recommended places to visit . Good tour and bravo Chris!

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May 6, 2022

Product ID: 75356