Visit PLOVDIV on a guided One Day tour from Sofia

Join our PLOVDIV One Day tour from Sofia and discover the ancient roman history and its marvelous Old Town district.
The city of Plovdiv (especially its “Old Town district”) is highly recommended by all major guide books (such as Lonely Planet) and is a must-see destination. There is plenty to see and experience in the street maze of the captivating Old Town of Plovdiv. The impressive Roman Theatre,  the old-style houses, the Nebet Tepe fortifications, the Ancient Stadium, street art, galleries, old churches, ornamented mosques, exotic cafés and chic bars win the utmost admiration of thousands of tourists every year. Enjoy and get to know the city with an expert guide on your side.

35 Euro ( *30 Euro Transport only)
Best period
All year
Weekly schedule
Monday & Friday
8 hours
Live guide
Audio guide
 Spanish and Italian;
Minibus with A/C

9:00 am Departure from the parking behind St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. 2-hour transfer on a highway to Plovdiv.

11:00 am Guided walking tour of the Old Town of Plovdiv and the central part of the city.

01:30 pm Free time for lunch, shopping and further exploration of the town of Plovdiv on your own.

03:00 pm A 2-hour transfer on a highway back to the city of Sofia.

05:00 pm Arrival at St. Alexander Nevski Square in Sofia, where the tour is concluded.

Changes are possible to the program according to the traffic and other obstructive circumstances. 

Plovdiv – the culture capital of Bulgaria and Europe

Plovdiv is the most beautiful town in Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in Europe. It was elected European Capital of Culture in 2019, which additionally boasted 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 neighborhood – a living artistic hub, where the East meets the West and the ancient ruins rub shoulders with the Bulgarian Renaissance pastel-colored 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 once and it will keep you hooked for a lifetime. All major highlights of Plovdiv are included in the itinerary.

What to do while in Plovdiv

Read from our blog about the top things to do in Plovdiv in one day. 

What to expect during Plovdiv One Day Tour

Your day trip starts with a 9:00 am departure from the parking behind  Alexander Nevski Cathedral. You will travel with one of Traventuria’s air-conditioned minibuses for about 2 hours through mountains, valleys and planes before reaching 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 neighborhood 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. Your guide will lead you inside and start your 2-hour tour with an exploration of a maze of cobbled streets (bring comfortable walking shoes!) lined with amazing ancient ruins (Nebet Tepe, Ancient Theater, Roman Stadium) fortification walls, churches and colorful 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 at your own expense.
Then you will 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.

Learn more about Plovdiv’s top landmarks and activities on our blog: Plovdiv – Top Things to Do in One Day

8 hours (approx.)

In English – every Monday and Friday from the 3rd of March until the 24th of December.
There are available audio guides for Plovdiv in Spanish and Italian!

PRICING: 35 Euro per adult; 30 euro per child (6-12 years old)

There are 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

– 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.

– Audio guide in Italian and Spanish – 5 еuros per device.

– Meals & beverages

– Gratuities (optional)

Kindly note that we do not offer hotel drop-off service.

Dress appropriately for the season. The weather in Plovdiv is usually sunnier and warmer than in Sofia. Wear comfortable walking shoes /no high heels!/.

9 am (hotel pick-ups are prior to this time)

From the parking lot in front of “La Cattedrale” restaurant located at the southeast corner of Alexander Nevski Square (behind Alexander 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.


Tour of Plovdiv Ancient Theatre by Dagener and Stacey’s Travel Vlog
The Amazing Old Town of Plovdiv | Dagener and Stacey’s Travel Vlog