Want to dive deeper into the history and culture of Plovdiv, even for one single day? Here are ten reasons to visit it
Plovdiv a city with 6000 years of ancient history and rich cultural experiences in 2019 became the European Capital. The city mingles invigorating day- and nightlife among millennia-old. This place is best loved for its romantic old town with cobbled stone streets, Roman ruins, colorful house-museums, galleries and guesthouses.
Being there you must taste delicious meals and enjoy the fantastic craft beer, followed by aromatic cup of coffee or why not a glass of local wine! All this is just a small part of the hidden gems Plovdiv can give you. If you have time stop at one of the hills to admire the beautiful sunset and of course don’t forget to take pictures. Create your own wonderful memories!
Your tour starts in the morning at 08:00 from your hotel in Sofia, by private car and with English speaking driver. The distance from Sofia to Plovdiv is about150 km and it takes approximately 2 hours to get there.
Upon arrival start your trip by foot in the old town, full of historical buildings, many churches, galleries, museums, craft and souvenirs shops. Don’t miss to visit the Ancient Theater dating back the 1st century A.D. Today. Above all this theater is adapted to the contemporary cultural life of the city. In this connection different performances and concerts take place here.
Make sure to stop at the museum houses of Balabanov, Hindlian, Klianti and Nedkovich, built in the early years of 19th century. Inside the houses you could see representations of the life of local rich people. In other words if you are more interested in the culture, folklore and customs of that period, take your time and visit the Regional Ethnographic Museum.
Most importantly for art lovers is the fact that there are a couple of galleries and especially interesting is the Permanent exhibition of Zlatyu Boyadzhiev.
Finally we would like to recommend you to see the recently discovered Bishop`s Basilica of Philippopolis which has well preserved and gorgeous Roman mosaics. Since 2018, this Basilica of has been included in the UNESCO Cultural and Natural Heritage Tentative list.
Meanwhile when you feel tired from the walking and exploring, try to have a rest. Moreover the many cafes and restaurants in old town of Plovdiv are very charming and hospital. Definitely there you will have an unforgettable gourmet experience.
In addition don’t forget your comfortable shoes and clothes in order to explore Plovdiv in a happy-go-lucky way.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Tour code: PFDS
Tour Rate: 185 EUR up to 3 persons
235 EUR 4 – 6 persons
- Transportation by A/C car and fuel surcharge
- English speaking driver
- Pick up and drop off
- Parking fees
- Meals and drinks
- Entrance fees
Free cancellation: Cancel up to 72 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
In case you need a guide who speaks your native language please let us know well in advance in order to book this request.