Plovdiv Private Guided Day Tours

The irresistable charm of Plovdiv is worth spending a few days here. You may choose to discover the region of ancient Thrace and the Rhodopes, staying in this colourful city.

Thracian valley’s gem, Plovdiv is an absolute must for everyone who visits Bulgaria. The irresistible charm of this city goes into your blood slowly. Here the Hills meet the Valley and the River... and so the Legends were born. Eumolpus, a mythical Thracian Hero, became its founder. In the 4 c. B.C. the city becomes Philip of Macedon’s pride and was named after him - Philippopolis. The Roman Empire declares the city Capital of Thrace under the name Trimonzium - and so the city changed many names over so many years.

You may choose to spend several days in Plovdiv with our Plovdiv City Breaks Specials, or take a day tour from Sofia.

Plovdiv City tour

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Bulgaria’s second ranking town, Plovdiv is a worthy rival to Sofia. Its location astride the river Maritsa, and its six hills, which are prominent features on the Thracian plane, indicates the strategic significance of the city. It is one of the oldest and most colourful towns in Bulgaria. No one can tell exactly when the foundation stone was laid here, although it must have been over 5000 years ago. Old Plovdiv on Trimonzium hill is the centre of Bulgarian national revival architecture at its height. You will enjoy a tour including a visit to the Old Town, the 2000yrs old Roman Theatre, the Byzantine and medieval fortifications, the 15th century mosque. Walk along the narrow cobbled streets and admire the silence and tranquility of this historic town.
Duration – 3 hrs walking tour
Rate – 25 EUR /50 BGN/per person
Included:
Multilingual professional guide
Entrance fees to sights/museums;

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Plovdiv and Backhovo Monastery - full day tour

Bulgaria’s second ranking town, Plovdiv, is a worthy rival to Sofia. Its location astride the river Maritsa, and its six hills, which are prominent features on the Thracian plane, indicates the strategic significance of the city. It is one of the oldest and most colourful towns in Bulgaria. No one can tell exactly when the foundation stone was laid here, although it must have been over 5000 years ago. Old Plovdiv on Trimontium hill is the centre of Bulgarian national revival architecture at its height. You will enjoy a tour including a visit to the Old Town, the 2000 years old Roman Theatre; the Byzantine and medieval fortifications, the 15th century mosque. Walk along the narrow cobbled streets and admire the silence and tranquillity of this historic town. In the afternoon drive to the Batchkovo Monastery – tour of the monastery, founded in the 11th century. Batchkovo Monastery is valuable primarily for its ossuary and its church, in which 11th to 14th century frescoes are preserved.
Rate –  60 EUR/ 120 BGN/ per person
Included:
Transportation by car/van,
Multilingual professional guide,
Entrance fees to sights/museums,
Valid for minimum 2 persons per booking.

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Koprivshtica Museum Village - full day tour

Koprivshtica is a museum town of Bulgarian National Revival architecture, a town where the past seems to come alive. Situated at an altitude of some 3,000 feet above sea level amid lovely meadows and pine forests, the town has long had a magnetic appeal for tourists. Tour of the town (mainly on foot) includes visit to the beautiful old Bulgarian-style houses of Oslekov, Debeljanov, and Kableshkov, which will fascinate you not only with their original architecture but also with their interior 19-century decoration and furnishing. Every single house here is part and parcel of Bulgaria’s history. It was here that the first shot of the April Uprising against Ottoman rule rang out in 1876. Although drenched in blood, the uprising resounded in all of Europe. It is a miracle that Koprivshtica itself was spared destruction and survives in its original appearance. Drive back to Sofia in the afternoon.
Rate –70 EUR/140 BGN/ per person
Included:
Transportation by car/van,
Multilingual professional guide,
Entrance fees to sights/museums;
Valid for minimum 2 persons per booking.

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Kazanlak and the Rose Valley - full day tour

Following breakfast, depart North to Kazanlak, the main city of the Rose Valley. Visit the Thracian beehive tomb in Kazanlak, a unique monument of the Thracian Culture, included in UNESCO's List of World Heritage. The region around Kazanlak is dotted with dozens of Thracian burial mounds. Here, in summer 2004 Prof. Kitov and a team of fellow archaeologists unearthed an ancient gold funeral mask that they say is as important a discovery as the treasures of Agamemnon and Tutankhamen. This extremely precious discovery is displayed in the local museum. Visit the Rose museum, after this visit you will know why world-known fragrance producers crave for Bulgarian rose oil.
Rate –95 EUR/190 BGN/ per person
Included:
Transportation by car/van,
Multilingual professional guide,
Entrance fees to sights/museums;
Valid for minimum 2 persons per booking.

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Plovdiv - Gabrovo - Etara museum village - Tryavna - Bozhenci museum village - full day tour

Full day tour to Gabrovo, Etara, Tryavna and Bozhenci museum villages. Enjoy a breathtaking drive through the Balkan Mountain gorges en route to Gabrovo. This charming small town is located in the northern slopes of the Balkan Range, 170-km north to Plovdiv. Tryavna still preserves the spirit and talent of the 17th century artists in the field of woodcarving and icon painting. Walking sightseeing tour of Tryavna, including a visit to the Daskalov’s House (1804): Museum of Woodcarving. Drive to Bozhenci, a small village nestled in the heard of the mountains, still preserving the 19th c. architecture and atmosphere. The 18th – 19th century crafts and lifestyle will come to life in front of you as you visit the famous Etara open-air ethnographic museum. Drive back to Plovdiv for overnight.
Rate - 120 EUR/240 BGN/per person
Included:
Transportation by car/van,
Multilingual professional guide,
Entrance fees to sights/museums;
Valid for minimum 2 persons per booking.

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Plovdiv - Pamporovo mountain resort - full day tour

Full day tour to the sunniest ski resort in Bulgaria. Pamporovo is a modern ski resort in the heart of the Rhodopes Mountains, the mountains of the mythical singer Orpheus. It is the most southern skiing resort in Europe and the sunniest Bulgarian Mountain resort with wonderful snow throughout the whole season. Pamporovo is situated on 1650 m above the sea level at the foot of Snejanka peak (1926 m), only 85 km south to Plovdiv. Enjoy a day in the mountains, with crystal clear air, green coniferous trees and beautiful nature views.
Rate  - 65 EUR/130 BGN/ per person
Included:
Transportation by car/van,
Multilingual professional guide,
Valid for minimum 2 persons per booking.

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