Plovdiv is the most beautiful town in Bulgaria and the oldest continuously inhabited in Europe. It will be the European Capital of Culture in 2019, an opportunity to additionally boast its ancient history, diverse culture and famous bohemian way of life. Traventuria will take you to the heart of the city – the thrilling Old Plovdiv neighbourhood – a living artistic hub, where East meets the West and the ancient ruins rub shoulders with the Bulgarian Renaissance pastel-coloured houses. Be ready for intriguing local tales, fascinating historical facts, monumental attractions and amazing travel experiences. Plovdiv is a visual and sensual feast – taste it ones and it will keep you hooked for a lifetime. All major highlights of Plovdiv are included in the itinerary.
Your day trip starts with a 9:00 am a departure from Al. Nevski Cathedral by air-conditioned minivan for the 2-hour drive to Plovdiv. During the transfer, your English-speaking guide will provide you with brief and interesting information about Sofia, Bulgaria and its countryside. Your first stop is the Old Plovdiv neighbourhood or locally known as the Old Town, where all of the major tourist sites are packed in. Plovdiv has 7 iconic hills and is a very ancient town, a legitimate reason to be dubbed “The Little Rome”. The Old Town spreads over three of the 7 hills. Head inside and start your a 2-hour guided tour by exploring the maze of cobbled streets (bring comfortable walking shoes!) lined with amazing ancient ruins (Nebet Tepe, Ancient Theater, Roman Stadium) fortification walls, churches and colourful 19th-century houses. Visits to the Nebet Tepe Fortification Complex, Ethnographic Museum, Ancient Theater, Roman Theater and some of the more important churches are included with an accent in the itinerary. The guided walking tour ends at the main pedestrian and shopping street of the town. You will be given some free time to relax, shop and have lunch (own expense).
Then return to your minibus and head to Sofia. You will arrive at Al. Nevski Square around 5 pm.
Kindly note that this is a tentative itinerary, but changes may be possible due to heavy traffic, group preferences and other circumstances.
8 hours (approx.)
DAYS OF OPERATION: Every Monday and Friday from April till the end of November
PRICING: 30 Euro per adult, 25 euro per child (5-12 years old)
Available audio guides for Plovdiv in Spanish and Italian!
+ Professional and friendly English-speaking guide throughout the tour
+ Transfers with a comfortable air-conditioned minibus
+ Parking fees
EXCLUSIONS & EXTRAS:
– Admission tickets (optional)
– Roman Theater – 6 lv (approx. 3 euro)
– Plovdiv’s Ethnographic Museum – 5 lv (approx. 2.5 euro)
– Hotel pick-up – 5/10 euro (depending on hotel location) per reservation (not per person). The pick-up must be reserved during the process of reservation.
– For Spanish-speaking guide on Fridays – a surcharge of 5 Euro per person.
– Audio guide in Italian and Spanish – 5 Euro per device.
– Meals & beverages
– Gratuities (optional)
Kindly note that we do not offer hotel drop off service.
WHAT TO BRING ON THE TOUR
Dress appropriately for the season. The weather in Plovdiv is usually sunnier and warmer than in Sofia. Wear comfortable walking shoes /no high heel!/.
9 am (hotel pick-ups are prior this time)
DEPARTURE & RETURN POINT
From from the parking lot in front of “La Cattedrale” restaurant located at the south-east corner of Al. Nevski square (behind Al. Nevski Cathedral).
During the peak tourist seasons the tour is likely to be sold out well in advance. Select a date from the list below and easily book your seat online (You will be redirected to Traventuria’s main corporate site).