Welcome to Bulgarian Thrace

Bulgaria's second city, Plovdiv, is reason enough to explore Thrace: its Roman ruins and revitalised arts scene combine to make it arguably the country's most interesting city. Frescoed Bachkovo Monastery, 30km south, comes a close second. In recent years enterprising locals have boosted attractions beyond these well-touristed spots; world-class wineries in Brestovitsa and beautifully preserved historic sites in Perushtitsa reward travellers veering off the beaten track.

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Bulgarian Thrace activities

$43.39 Day Trips & Excursions

Plovdiv to Bachkovo Monastery, Assen's Fortress Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress), Asenovgrad, Plovdiv ProvinceExplore the Assen's Fortress. Admission fee: 4 leva per person. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bachkovo Monastery, Bachkovo, Plovdiv ProvinceExplore the Bachkovo MonasteryDuration: 45 minutesStop At: The Wonderful Bridges, Smolyan, Smolyan ProvinceExplore the Wonderful BridgesDuration: 45 minutes

$90.20 Cultural & Theme Tours

Three Bulgarian towns in 2 days

ItineraryDay 1: Sofia – Sopot – PlovdivPass By: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvinceOur journey starts at 8:00 am from Sofia. We’ll drive east on the Panoramic road. In two hours we’ll find ourselves in Sopot – a typical sub-Balkan town where we will visit the Ethnographic museum whose exposition is dedicated to the traditional daily life at home.In the workshops, we’ll be able to experience some of the most common crafts – how the smithing, the weaving, and the woodcarving were exercised in the pre-modern past.Still, in Sopot, we’ll visit one of the few left water mills as well as the house-museum of the most important Bulgarian poet and novelist of the Bulgarian XIXth century – Ivan Vazov – the ‘Patriarch of the Bulgarian literature’ as we call him.Lunch in a folklore-style restaurant with traditional cuisine will be our last activity in Sopot.We’ll head south to the city of Plovdiv. After one hour we will be exploring the most beautiful part of the city – The old town, where are situated and preserved the family houses of the rich merchants of the time. We are going to take a look of several of them. The last stop for the first day of our trip will be the area, called the Trap (Kapana). It is the most popular artistic place in the whole country, where you can have a local craft beer. Overnight in Plovdiv.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Plovdiv – Dimitrovgrad – SofiaPass By: Sofia History Museum, Sofia, Sofia RegionWe’ll start our second day at 9:30 am with a walk in the city garden. There the first Bulgarian international agro-industrial exhibition took place in 1892. We will continue our walk in the area called the Tobacco city. Plovdiv’s tobacco producers were dominating in the field of cigarette production and trade in the interwar period. Some of the storage buildings of the time are preserved till nowadays.Afterward, we’ll visit the Kamenitza beer production site. It was the first brewing factory in the country, part of which today is a museum of brewing. We can’t miss tasting some of their production.After lunch, we’ll head to Dimitrovgrad – the communist capital of Bulgaria.There we’ll visit the Historical Museum, which is the single one in Bulgaria dedicated to the Brigadier’s movement and the construction of the city of Dimitrovgrad.The Retro apartment – it is an exhibition dedicated to the daily lifestyle during the People’s Republic. We’ll be able to explore some of the most typical domestic objects of the era.Then, a walk throughout the city to explore the new ‘socialist’ idea of urban design, including several residential areas and Maritsa park.In the late afternoon, we’ll go back to Sofia. Approximate arrival time – 7:30-8:00 pmNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$55.94 Cultural & Theme Tours

Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvincePlovdivDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvincePlovdivDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Municipality KoprivshtitsaKoprivshtitsaDuration: 2 hours

$59.37 Cultural & Theme Tours

Plovdiv day tour from Sofia

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvincePlovdiv (European capital of culture 2019) is one of the oldest towns in Europe. It was inhabited by the Thracians, Romans, Slavs, Bulgarians, Ottomans, whose traces have turned the town into a museum. Multicultural and multi-religious settlement with own spirit. Places of special interest are the old town, revival houses and churches, Roman stadium, Roman theatre, old mosque. Duration: 2 hours

$82.20 Kid Friendly

Transfer Sofia Airport to Plovdiv

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Plovdiv Trips, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvincePassengers arrive at a desired address/hotel/station in Plovdiv

$82.20 Transfers & Ground Transport

Transfer from Plovdiv to Sofia

Passengers will be picked up and driven to a convenient for them location. All we require from our customers is a full name and the arrival time or departure of their flight if picked up from an airport. Our team has a great experience with routes planning that will save you time from unexpected traffic on the way to your destination!  You will travel fast enough, but safety is always a priority! You get the best service balanced between quality and price which you can find in Bulgaria! Our priority is customer satisfaction and loyalty! Our nice and kind drivers will make sure you have the best experience possible during your journey.