From Sofia you will head by car to one of the most historical and oldest cities. There you will spend a half day and then head to Bachkovo monastery, where you'll enjoy picturesque sights and fascinating history.
What to Expect
The cliche "you must see Plovdiv to see Bulgaria" is absolutely true and there is so much to explore in the country's second largest town.
Plovdiv (160 a.s.l.), a 1.5 hour drive from Sofia, is situated in the western part of the fertile Thracian Valley. It is also one of the oldest towns in the world. During the 3 hour walking tour you'll learn lots of historical facts and intriguing legends while exploring the charming old quarter, with its beautifully decorated 19th century houses, the walls of the ancient fortress, magnificent churches and Roman structures, including the Ancient Theater, forum and stadium.
In the afternoon a 30 minute trip will take you to Bachkovo Monastery, a famous religious and tourist site. Enjoy the unique frescoes in the dining room and the facade of St. Nicolas Church, while your guide explains about the history, architecture and modern day life in the monastery.
- Pick-up from your hotel
- Drop off at your hotel
- Personal guide just for you or your group
- Wi-Fi available
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• Bring comfortable shoes and a camera, as there will be great places for amazing pictures. Please note there will be a lot of walking on uneven surfaces