Full-Day Plovdiv And Asen’s Fortress VR Tour From Sofia

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    ulitsa "Oborishte", ul. "Oborishte", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Plovdiv and Asen's fortresstour 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.

Highlights

Small-group tour

Informative, friendly and professional guide

All entrance fees included

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv Province

Ancient 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 hour

Stop At: Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Plovdiv, Plovdiv Province

The 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 minutes

Stop At: Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress), Asenovgrad, Plovdiv Province

This 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

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Professional guide

Virtual Reality exploration

Exclusions

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)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Oct-2022

    great guide, knew much, safe driver, very good English!; the old city center and the theatre of Plovdiv are really worth a visit!

  • 14-Jun-2022

    Our tour guide was great. He had a lot of knowledge and took us to some really niche parts of Plovdiv that I don’t think we’d have seen without a guide. He also had an Italian couple to cater for so had to constantly switch from English to Italian to keep us all happy and he did this with impressive skill. Plovdiv is definitely worth the daytrip. It’s very different to Sofia and has a slightly bohemian artistic vibe.

  • 07-Dec-2019

    Fuimos a pasar unos días a Sofia, no quisimos perder la oportunidad de visitar Plovdiv. La excursión fue muy completa pese a el tiempo que perdimos para llegar, pudimos recorrer las zonas más importantes de Plovdiv y luego disfrutemos de un tiempo libre para almorzar o dar un paseo a nuestro aire. Después nos dirigimos a la fortaleza de Asen que tienes unas vistas maravillosas. Sveto, nuestro guía también estuvo genial. Fue muy amable y nos explico todo bastante bien, la verdad que fue un placer!

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Nice tour guide and great overall tour. Plovdiv is a nice old city with lots of culture to offer. Worth the trip.

  • 19-Oct-2019

    Lugares belos, com atrações culturais e históricas. O guia foi excelente - bastante informativo e sem pressa.

  • 19-Oct-2019

    We had a great day out. Well looked after by Michael. Plovdiv certainly worth a visit. Lots to see and enjoy.

  • 31-Aug-2019

    This tour is really worth your time and money. After a 2 hr drive (with short sanitairy and coffee stop just before Plovdiv) we arrived with Sveto (guide) and Bobby (driver) in Plovdiv. Walking through town Sveto told interesting facts about the history of this beautiful city. After some time for ourselves we left for Assen's Fortress at 14.30 hrs. Just a short drive, and despite the temperature of 36 °C we really enjoyed the walk, the scenery and historical background stories. A tour worth taking!!

  • 31-Aug-2019

    Después de Sofía, Plovdiv y la fortaleza de Assen (o lo que queda de ella) son la siguiente parada para todo aquel que solo dispone de unos días para conocer Bulgaria. El autobús ha sido muy puntual a la salida y a la vuelta y nuestro guía Tsvetomiro ha sido una fantástica compañía durante la excursión que además ha sabido darme respuestas muy detalladas a todas mis preguntas. A pesar de que el recorrido ha durado todo el día, está muy bien organizado y se me ha hecho rápido e interesante. Lo recomiendo a todo aquél que este interesado.

  • 22-Jul-2019

    Superb guide who handled both the driving and the commentary. Exceptionally friendly and highly educated. I enjoyed her take on all things Bulgarian.

  • 27-May-2019

    Travelling on my own and only having a couple of days to sightsee in and around Sofia, I booked this trip hoping to make the most of my limited time. I am so glad that I did! The journey each way was about 2 hours, including a quick break, but went quickly. The itinerary was well planned (1.5 hours of guided tour of Plovdiv then 2 hours of free time, plus an hour at Asen Fortress on the way home.) Both the driver and tour guide were excellent, providing a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for the group (there were 7 of us - one pair, one threesome and two solo travellers). Would certainly recommend this trip, and would have done others with the same company if I had had longer.

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