Plovdiv tour and Bachkovo monastery

Tour Number

Activity Level

717625


Categories

Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Please let me know if you are coming with a young kid in advance so that I can provide a booster seat.

Friendly: No.
Plovdiv is located on several hills. The old town is with cobble-stoned streets and it is a walking area. It will be difficult for people with disabilities to visit it.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (basic), German (basic), Bulgarian (fluent), English (fluent)

Explore the European capital of culture 2019


One of my favourite sites in Bulgaria is Plovdiv.
The second largest city in Bulgaria, Plovdiv is famous for its beautiful old town, Roman ruins and cobblestone streets. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The beginning of its history dates back to 4, 000 years BC.

We will explore the Old town with the Roman ruins, the cobblestone streets and the Kapana art area. Kapana means 'trap' because it is so easy to get lost in the small streets with the bars and small shops. In the old town, some of the beautiful houses today are museums.
In the afternoon we will visit Bachkovo monastery, the second largest Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria.
I could customize Plovdiv tour with a visit to Staro Zhelezare street art village or with a visit and wine tasting at a local winery. Other options are the Red church near Perushtitsa or The monument of three generations in Perushtitsa. It depends on your interests.

Itinerary

The time is flexible if you want to have more time at some museum or at lunch.
Pick up in the morning from your accommodation in Plovdiv or in Sofia.
Sightseeing of the old town of Plovdiv.
Optional visit to the Roman theater, St. Constantine and Elena church, the Ethnographic museum and more. Panorama view of Plovdiv.
Free time for an optional lunch.
A walk and free time for shopping in the Kapana art area. You can taste some local beer or enjoy a cup of coffee in art atmosphere.
In the afternoon visit to Bachkovo monastery.
Drop off at your accommodation in Plovdiv/Sofia in the afternoon/evening.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

A 5-seat car Opel Astra Caravan.
It is air-conditioned and it is suitable for from 1 up to 4 travelers. Year of production is 2008. You can see a photo of the car in my profile photo gallery. When we get to Plovdiv, we will do the tour of Plovdiv as a walking tour. The old town is a pedestrian area, access for cars is restricted except for local residents and some taxis.

What’s Included

Other: Transport by car with an English speaking driver and guide
Pick up and Drop off from/to your accommodation in Plovdiv or alternatively pick up and drop off in Sofia
Sightseeing of Plovdiv old town and Bachkovo monastery
Photos from the tour
Mineral water 0,5 l per person.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 BGN - If you want to visit the Roman theater and the Ethnographic Museum in Plovdiv.
These are the two main museums.
For an optional lunch in the old town, BGN 50 will be enough as cash per person.

What’s Extra

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: 1. Optional lunch in Plovdiv
2. Entrance fees for the museums in Plovdiv:
- Ethnographic Museum: BGN 6 per person
- the Roman theater: BGN 5 per person.

** If you want to add also Staro Zhelezare street art village, wine tasting at a local winery, the Red church next to Perushtitsa or the Monument of three generations in Perushtitsa, please contact me for a customized tour.

Restrictions

None.

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    Tour Price

    246 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 6 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    717625


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Please let me know if you are coming with a young kid in advance so that I can provide a booster seat.

    Friendly: No.
    Plovdiv is located on several hills. The old town is with cobble-stoned streets and it is a walking area. It will be difficult for people with disabilities to visit it.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (basic), German (basic), Bulgarian (fluent), English (fluent)

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