Welcome to Plovdiv


But cobblestoned lanes and National Revival–era nostalgia are only part of the story. Bulgaria’s cosmopolitan second city has always been hot on the heels of Sofia, and a stint as European Capital of Culture 2019 seems sure to give Plovdiv the edge. Music and art festivals draw increasing crowds, while renovations in the Kapana creative quarter and Tsar Simeon Gardens have given the city new confidence. Once an amiable waystation between Bulgaria and Greece or Turkey, the city has flowered into a destination in its own right – and one that should be on any itinerary through central Bulgaria.


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$51.38 Cultural & Theme Tours

From Sofia to Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip with Guide

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia, Sofia Region08:00 departure time from the parking lot in from of "La Cattedrale" restaurant.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Municipality Koprivshtitsa10:00 - estimated arrival time in the center of Koprivshtitsa. Guided tour of the historical part of the city.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Municipality Koprivshtitsa12:00 - Approximate departure time from Koprivshtitsa Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv Province13:30 - Approximate arrival time in the Old Town in Plovdiv. Free time for lunch.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv Province14:30 - Guided tour of the Old Town in PlovdivDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv Province16:30 - Free time for shopping, when the guided tour concludes.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv Province17:00 - Departure time from the Old Town in Plovdiv, heading back to SofiaDuration: 2 hoursPass By: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia, Sofia Region19:00 - Estimated arrival time at the starting point of the tour

$34.25 Cultural & Theme Tours

Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia, Sofia Region08:45 departure from St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral heading to PlovdivDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvinceStarting at approximately 11:00 - Guided walking tour of a remarkable part of Bulgarian Revival history, the old town of Plovdiv is a colorful must when visiting Bulgaria.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvinceFree time on your own for lunch, shopping or just enjoying the town.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia, Sofia RegionAt approximately 15:00 departure from Plovdiv, Old Town going to the starting point of the tour.

$74.21 Cultural & Theme Tours

Plovdiv and Thracia Valley with Wine Tasting

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvinceSecond biggest city in BulgariaDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Villa Yustina Winery, Ustina, Plovdiv ProvinceTime for wine tasting Duration: 1 hour

$39.96 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-Day Plovdiv and Asen’s Fortress Tour from Sofia

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvinceAncient Plovdiv Architectural Reserve is a well-preserved complex where on a relatively small area visitors can take walks through different historical ages, see ancient buildings adapted to the modern way of life and feel the spirit of the town from the Bulgarian Revival Period.The Old Town, as the complex is known, lies on a natural elevation – the three hills (the closely situated Dzhambaz Hill, Nebet Hill, and Taksim Hill). Many peoples have inhabited this place through the centuries. And all of them have left traces of their cultures and also the different names they gave to the town. Plovdiv is one of the oldest towns in Europe – it dates back to 4000 years BC. During Antiquity the Thracians came to the hill and set up a fortified settlement that was conquered by Philip of Macedon in the 2nd century BC. He gave one of the many names of the town - Philipopolis, and surrounded it with thick fortification walls. Later the Thracians regained control over the town, but after a series of battles they lost it to the Romans in the 1st century. A fortress from Thracian times is preserved on the very summit of Nebet Hill.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvinceThe Roman theatre of Plovdiv is one of the world's best-preserved ancient theaters, located in the city center of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It was constructed in the 90s of the 1st century AD, probably under the ruler ship of Emperor Domitian. The theater can host between 5000 and 7000 spectators and it is currently in use.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress), Asenovgrad, Plovdiv ProvinceThis beautiful medieval fortification will allow you to learn some history and take wonderful pictures from the top. At 16:00 your tour will be over and you will start your journey back to Sofia with an expected time of arrival at Alexander Nevski Square in Sofia around 18:00h.Duration: 1 hour

$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

$257.35 Cultural & Theme Tours

4-Night Bulgaria from Sofia: Bansko and Plovdiv

ItineraryDay 1: Sofia cityStop At: Sofia Metro, Sofia, Sofia RegionArrival in Sofia Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotelDay 2: Transfer to BanskoStop At: Bansko Shuttle, Bansko, Blagoevgrad ProvinceOn the way to Bansko you will stop to visit Rila monastery. After the visit will go directly to Bansko city - the biggest winter resort on the Balkans. Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotelDay 3: Plovdiv cityStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvinceTransfer to Plovdiv, second biggest city of Bulgaria. Walking tour in the city.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotelDay 4: Sofia Stop At: Sofia Metro, Sofia, Sofia RegionTransfer to Sofia city. Afternoon walking tour and free time.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotelDay 5: Sofia hotel - Airport SofiaStop At: Sofia Airport Transfer, Sofia, Sofia RegionThis is your last day and you have transfer from your hotel to Sofia airportDuration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.