1. Bulgaria
  2. Sofia Province
  3. Sofia
  4. Rila Monastery

From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Plovdiv and Asen's Fortress

Product ID: 44389
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Enjoy a full-day excursion with a live guide from Sofia to Plovdiv, the second-largest city in Bulgaria and the European Capital of Culture 2019, with its numerous painters, poets, and musicians. Also, see Asen's Fortress, built in medieval times.
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Duration: 9.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian

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  • Explore Plovdiv and its 19th-century houses, churches and Roman Theater
  • Discover Asen's Fortress and take memorable photos from the top
  • Enjoy the small group excursion where the guide is ready to answer all your questions
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

  • 30 minutes

  • Boyana Church (guided tour)

  • 2 hours

  • Rila Monastery (guided tour)

  • Rila Monastery (free time)

  • 2 hours

  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

5 hours

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Full description
After a 2-hour drive, begin this full-day tour in one of Europe's oldest towns, Plovdiv. Walk along cobblestone streets and visit a 19th-century house to learn about the local production of alcoholic drinks and rose oil products. Explore the Roman Theater, Roman Stadium and church with virtual reality glasses before enjoying 2 hours of free time to walk around and have lunch and coffee along the main pedestrian street.

After exploring Plovdiv, meet your van and guide to make the 30-minute drive to Asen's Fortress. Admire this beautiful, medieval structure and learn about the history of the place before taking photos from the top.

Start your journey back to Sofia with an expected arrival time of approximately 6:00 PM.
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour in English
  • Virtual reality experience
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to Asen's Fortress (€2)
  • Entrance to Plovdiv Museums (€3 each or €8 for all including the Roman Theater)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Behind St. Alexander Nevski Memorial Church, in front of La Cattedrale restaurant, pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski" 4, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

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• Women should have their knees and shoulders covered in the monasteries

From US$ 47.45 per person

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Product ID: 44389