Plovdiv (160 m a.s.l.) is situated in the western part of the Thracian Valley. It ranks as the second Bulgarian city in population and size after the capital. It is also one of the oldest European towns contemporary to Troya and Mikena. It has been existing as a settlement about 8000 years ago, and became a town 3000 years ago during the Troyan war.
It was the capital of Ancient Thrace and a big trade centre in the Middle Ages. In the historic quarter of the city you will see beautifully decorated period houses, the ancient fortress-wall, the Roman forum and stadium and magnificent churches. The Old city of Plovdiv with its museums, historical sites, ancient houses and paved streets is a nice play for sightseeing.
After transfer to Plovdiv (2 hrs) we will make a sightseeing tour in the old quarters of Plovdiv, visiting the most interesting churches, museums, Roman Theatre and ancient houses. In the afternoon we will visit also Bachkovo Monastery - the second largest in Bulgaria and famous for its miraculous icon of Virgin Mary (14th century) and the galary of paintings in monks dining room (17th century).
- Transfer time: 5-6 hrs total
- Walking time: 2 hrs
- Best period: all year
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Price: 1 pers. -99 Euro; 2 pers. - 60 Euro/pers.; 3 pers. - 49 Euro/pers.; 4-7 pers. - 46 Euro/pers.; 8-12 pers. - 43 Euro/pers.
- Guidance in English throughout the tour
- Pickup and drop off at your hotel in Sofia
- Entrance fees (Ethnographical Museum, Roman Theater and Stadium in Plovdiv, the dining room of Bachkovo Monastery)
- Transport with modern A/C vehicle (car or minivan) throughout the trip
- Personal expenses.
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