Discover two of Bulgaria’s most visited towns, Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa, on this day trip from Sofia. With a professional driver-guide, travel from the Bulgarian capital to the historical city of Plovdiv. Explore the winding streets of the Plovdiv Old Town on a walking tour and marvel at the 19th-century architecture and Thracian, Roman, Byzantine and Bulgarian antiquities. Then, continue to Koprivshtitsa, once at the heart of the Bulgarian fight for liberation. After a walking tour, enjoy free time to explore independently before returning to Sofia. Entrance fees not included.
• 11 hours
Discover the city of Plovdiv on this group full-day tour from Sofia. An amusing mixture of traditions, culture, and architectural masterpieces which are a must-see for every culture-hungry traveler.
• 9 hours
The tour includes a visit to vineyards, observation of the process of the production and tasting of several types of local wine. The tour proceeds with walk in the Old Town of Plovdiv, proclaimed as an architectural open-air museum. The tour includes a hotel pickup and drop-off.
• 10 hours
Plovdiv and Asen's fortress tour is excellent way to see in one day Bulgaria's second largest city and Medieval fortress. Get back in time with our Virtual Reality Googles. Plovdiv is preparing for European capital of Culture in 2019 and it is more beautiful than ever in its 3,000 years of history.
• 8 hours
Discover 3 of the most famous 100 National Tourist Landmarks of Bulgaria during this bestselling day tour from Plovdiv. Walk around the 45 m high rock bridges named the Wonderful Bridges, situated at 1450 m. a. s. l. in the heart of the mystical Rhodope Mountains. On the way visit the impressive Asen's Fortress from 13th century and the second largest Bachkovo Monastery, founded in 11th century. Afterwards, visit the main church of Virgin Mary, which was built in 1604.
• 6.5 hours
Visit the ancient city of Plovdiv, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Europe on a full day guided tour from Sofia! Explore: the romantic old town, packed with beautifully decorated 19th century houses; the ancient fortress-walls and gates; wonderful churches and Roman structures like the Roman Odeon, the Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis and of course the best preserved Roman Theater (2nd century) in Bulgaria. This full-day Plovdiv trip includes pickup and drop-off at a central location in Sofia, a guided walking tour of the Old town and the modern, central part the city.
• 9 hours
Plovdiv is ancient and eternal. The first relics from village life are dated about 6000 years BC. This makes the city older than Athens, Rome, and Constantinopolе and makes the city as ancient as Troy and Mycenae.This city is one of the oldest living cities in Europe and it’s inviting you to take a walk at the cobblestone roads in the Old Town and see the beautiful houses and the sights from the Antiquity era - The Roman theatre of Philippopolis and the Roman stadium, but also the galleries and the bohemian coffee shops.Today Plovdiv is the second biggest city in Bulgaria, the cultural and artistic capital of the country and is just less than 2 hours drive from Sofia!Feel Plovdiv with all your senses!
• 10 hours
This tour follows the development of three Bulgarian cities - Sopot, Plovdiv, and Dimitrovgrad with their people, economy, and landmarks among the period of broad industrial, political and social change in the XVIII-XIX-XX centuries.We'll feel how the life was going in the last two centuries of Ottoman rule in the region. Our hands will get in touch with the most important professions of the time - the craftsmen’s ones. We will understand how, when and why the Bulgarian revival period emerged.We will move to the era of Communism by visiting‘the Socialist capital of Bulgaria’ Dimitrovgrad which is a perfect example how the new cities, the new economy, the new society should look like, according to the doctrine of the Bulgarian communist party.*** Important: Your tour excludes accommodation. When you book you can contact us to make a reservation for a local accommodation for you. Or you can choose to book yourself your accommodation in the overnight location - Plovdiv city.
• 2 days
His name’s rooths come from the meaning of “kind-hearted person”. He knows that life is a magic encoded in a past filled with fairies and dragons. His music is the shaking sound of back-pipes, and his stories are sewn in embroideries. The sun is his sign and the storm his path. His rooths are deep and always bring him back home. He drives away evil with an energetic dance, hand to hand. He dances bear feet on the glowing embers, plays Horo in the freezing waters and does a ritual asking for rain…He is Bulgarian. He invites you to visit and see for yourself an unique and typical for Kalofer tradition - the men’s horo in the freezing waters of Tundzha river.You can trace the ritual’s beginnings back to the times of Ottoman rule over Bulgaria. Today the tradition is still alive! Thousands of people are dancing dressed in national dresses in the freezing waters of Tundza river which is going through the town of Kalofer.
• 2 days
Buzludzha is a historical peak in the Central Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria and is 1,432 metres high. In 1868 it was the place of the final battle between Bulgarian rebels led by Hadji Dimitar and Stefan Karadzha and forces of the Ottoman Empire. The House-Monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party (also known as the Buzludzha Monument) was built on the peak by the Bulgarian communist regime. It commemorated the events of 1891, when a group of socialists led by Dimitar Blagoev assembled secretly in the area to form an organised socialist movement that led to the founding of the Bulgarian Social Democratic Party, a forerunner of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Construction of the monument began on 23 January 1974 under architect Georgi Stoilov, a former mayor of Sofia and co-founder of the Union of Architects in Bulgaria. The building exemplifies the brutalist architectural style common to many state-constructed communist buildings.
• 10 hours