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

Tours & Sightseeing in Plovdiv

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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.
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

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Virtual Reality exploration

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Entrance fees in Plovdiv's old town and Asen's fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv Roman Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress)

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
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