Sofia: Adventure Tour to Plovdiv and Rhodope Mountain

Sofia: Adventure Tour to Plovdiv and Rhodope Mountain

From $101.78 per person

This day-trip is the best combination of history, culture, nature, and adventure. It is not just a sightseeing tour, but is also pure fun. You will take a tour of Plovdiv, before enjoying the nature of one of the most picturesque canyons in Bulgaria.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will be collected from your Sofia accommodation.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Visit Plovdiv, one of the highlights of Bulgaria
  • Feast your eyes on the scenic views
  • Indulge in nature at Rhodope Mountain
  • Enjoy a scenic boat trip
  • Relax with a comfortable transfer in a modern vehicle
Full description
Your tour starts with pickup from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia at 8:00AM. After an approximate 1.5-hour drive, you will reach Plovdiv. Once there you will visit the highlights, such as the 1st-century Roman Theatre, the 2nd-century Roman Stadium, the oldest mosque on the Balkans, and an old pharmacy. You will then have the chance to take a walk through the Old Town where you can observe the typical Revival Period houses, museums, and narrow cobblestone streets. Scheduled throughout your itinerary are visits to 5 sites, as well as the top of the main hill which provides great views over the whole city. After you finish your exploration of Plovdiv, you will drive south to the Rhodope Mountain. This road is very scenic, and you will soon reach Vucha Dam where you will be picked by a boat before being taken to a place where you can enjoy lunch. Whist at this scenic location, you can also enjoy a nice walk up to the cliffs, a boat trip on the reservoir, and take the opportunity to hire a waverunner. At the conclusion of this unforgettable experience, you will head safely back to Sofia.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Boat trip in the reservoir
  • Entry/admission to Plovdiv Old Town
  • Food and drinks
  • Waverunner hire (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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My friend and I went to Plovdiv and the Rhodope Mountains, it was stunning! Plovdiv is a very interesting city and the mountains are breathtaking. We were about an hour by boat on the lake, we ate at a stunning restaurant. The guide Daniel answered all the questions and was amazing. We enjoyed every moment!

September 22, 2020

We are delighted with this excursion, the very beautiful city of Plovdiv, Lake Vcha - incredible, beautiful mountains, nature and comfortable conditions and a good guide Daniel, a restaurant with fish dishes that live in this lake, created a mood for us. You will not regret if you go on this excursion.

September 22, 2020

2 Highlights an einem Tag

Unser netter Guide hat uns durch die Altstadt Plovdiv und ihre Sehenswürdigkeiten sehr kompetent geführt. Wir haben einen tollen Eindruck davon bekommen und sogar ein bisschen Zeit für uns gehabt! Nach der Kultur folgte die Natur, so unberührt und still dort. Mit einem kleinen Boot sind wir zur anderer Seite des Sees gefahren wo praktisch nur ein paar Leute waren. Da konnten wir etwas einfaches aber sehr schmackhaftes essen und entspannen. Das Schwimmen hat eine willkommene Abkühlung gebracht, immer hin 39 Grad C zeigte unser Handy. Vielen Dank für diese abwechslungsreiche Tour.

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August 19, 2019

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