Plovdiv And Bachkovo Monastery Private Day Trip From Sofia

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am Hotel pickups commence prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel pick up at 9.00 by a private car. Please indicate your hotel.
  • Return Details :
    Return to the hotel in the end of the tour.

Overview

Discover the town of Plovdiv- one of the oldest existing settlements in world! See the Roman Theater and parts of the Roman Stadium. Walk through the longest pedestrian street in Europe. Explore the magnificent Revival old town with its unique colorful houses from the 19th century. See the recently uncovered early Christian mosaics dating back to the 4th century! Plovdiv itself will be a European capital of culture in 2019.In the afternoon, you will go to the Bachkovo monastery- the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria, established in the 11th century. It is famous for the icon of Virgin Marry, which is taught to be miraculous and thousands of people each year come to see it.This is a Private Tour so you will not be combined with other people besides those in your reservation- there will be a private car and a private driver- guide just for you!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

The cliche "you must see Plovdiv to see Bulgaria" is absolutely true and there is so much to explore in the country's second largest town. Plovdiv is about 1,5 hours drive from Sofia and is situated in the western part of the Thracian Valley. It isone of the oldest settlements in the world, having emerged on the three adjacent hills the beginning of its history dates back to 4,000 years BC. It has preserved Thracian, Roman and Bulgarian heritage from different epochs.There will be a 2- 3 hour walking tour in the heart of the town and you will learn lots of historical facts and legends while exploring its most interesting sightseeing places.

After exploring Plovdiv you will head to the mountains and visit the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria- Bachkovo monastery. It is an important monument of Christian architecture and one of the largestand oldest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Europe. It is famous for the icon of Virgin Marry, dating back to the 14th century, which is taught to be miraculous and thousands of people each year come to see it.




Inclusions

  • Professional private driver- guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation by an A/C car with free Wi Fi
  • Sightseeing tour in Plovdiv
  • A visit to the Bachkovo Monastery

Exclusions

  • Food & personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • 5 euro more per person if a guide in Spanish or Italian language is selected- should be paid directly to the guide

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear comfortable walking shoes, the terrain in the old town is harsh.