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Plovdiv: Full-Day Small Group Excursion from Sofia

Activity provider: Traventuria Ltd.

Plovdiv: Full-Day Small Group Excursion from Sofia

Activity provider: Traventuria Ltd.

From US$ 37.75 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

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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 €10 per group (must be requested in advance).
  • Hotel drop-off is available at the price of €10 per group (must be requested in advance).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 117 reviews

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Guide was very informative and pleasant. Was a small group of about 10 people. Saw old and new Plovdiv. Plovdiv tour was about 2hrs. Then we had about 2hrs of free time to explore on our own. Left Sofia at 9am and returned by 4pm. Overall, a very good tour.

December 6, 2022

Plovdiv is a very nice city, both the old and the new part are very pleasant to go around for a day. The time available is short because we arrive at around noon and at 3 pm we must already leave. If you follow the tour with the guide which lasts about two hours because it stops for a long time to give explanations, free time is about an hour that for shopping, eating and wandering a bit alone is really little and Plovdiv definitely deserves more time

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October 31, 2022

Comfortable bus with a great driver. Our guide was polite, knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend time with. Very interesting day out, which is split into two halves - the old historical city. Which is fascinating and educational. Then the new, trendy part of the city. Great bars, cafes and restaurants and some nice small shops

October 31, 2022

Product ID: 75356