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Tours to Plovdiv from Sofia

Plovdiv is the second largest city of Bulgaria and, being over 8000 years old, one of the oldest settlements in Europe. It's now an important cultural and economic center of Bulgaria. Read our guide to visiting Plovdiv from Sofia to learn more.


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Plovdiv Shuttle Bus Tour from Sofia

4 star rating: Good
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The Ancient City of Plovdiv + Lunch: Tour from Sofia

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Tour to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery from Sofia

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Walk down the streets of the town with more than 7000 years of history. Meet the Plovdiv,.... Read more


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Combo Tour: Koprivshtitsa and Plovdiv from Sofia

Discover the cities of Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa and enjoy on this tour from Sofia. You w.... Read more

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Full Day Tour to Plovdiv from Sofia

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Plovdiv & Thracia Valley + Wine Tasting: Tour from Sofia

Enjoy wine tasting in the Thracia Valley, famous with its vineyards and fantastic wines. .... Read more


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Guided Excursion to Plovdiv from Sofia

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Visit Koprivshtitsa and Plovdiv from Sofia

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Plovdiv: Full-Day Tour From Sofia

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Old town Plovdiv and traditional Lunch Private Small Group Trip from Sofia

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Old town Plovdiv with Wine Tasting Private Trip from Sofia

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Day Trip to Plovdiv from Sofia

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Guide for visiting Plovdiv from Sofia

Guide for visiting Plovdiv from Sofia
Situated about 150 km from Sofia, Plovdiv is the number one day tour destination visited by tourist in Sofia. Being over 8000 years old, it's one of the first settlements in Europe and the most important cultural centers of the region. It now has a population of about 400 thousands.

The city was originally built by the Thracians, but in the antic times it was mostly ruled by the Romans and Greeks. In the middle ages, Plovdiv kept its important status and was being ruled back and fort by Bizant and Bulgaria. During this time, Rome built lots of structures that are now an integral part of the city and make the most important sights, such as the Roman Theatre, the Ancient Stadium and the Roman forum. Other important sights in Plovdiv include the Balabanov House​, the Ethnographical Museum, the Eirene Residence and the Nebet hill.

From the 14th century till the mid 19 century, Plovdiv was ruled by the Ottoman Empire, up until it finally became the part of the Principality of Bulgaria in 1885. Plovdiv was the center of the Bulgarian National Revival, which freed Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire and so a lot of important and very interesting history was made here. It's really a pleasure to hear it from a professional guide that will give you all the details about the war that ended in the creation of the new Bulgarian state.

There are many tour operators in Sofia offering day tours to Plovdiv. Many include other destinations in the itinerary such as Koprivshtitsa or the Bachkovo Monastery, or include food and while tastings of the region. This options influence the tour price but also the available free time in Plovdiv, so be sure to check out all the options before deciding.
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Tours to Plovdiv from Sofia

4.5 star rating:Very Good (4.7/5 based on 10 reviews)
Five star

Picked up from our apartment on time, friendly and welcoming driver & tour guide with extensive knowledge of the history of Plovdiv & Bulgaria. He was very informative as we walked around Plovdiv we had opportunities to take photographs as well as learn about the buildings, history and culture. Lunch was 3 courses of Bulgarian dishes, all delicious. The final stop at the monestry was surrounded by beautiful scenery and we learned about the art in the monestry as well as the history. Excellent English speaking guide, would definitely recommend this tour.

Melissa C.

On excursion: Tour to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery from Sofia
Five star

I had a great time on this tour. The booking process was very easy and quick. I had a great guide, Maria. She arrived at my hotel at exactly 8am as indicated in my voucher. She is very professional and knowledgeable about Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery as well as all the other sightseeing points in Bulgaria. She gave me a lot of information on Bulgaria’s culture and history. It was a very informative tour for me. She also took me to a very nice restaurant in Plovdiv for lunch with good food and reasonable prices. She is also a very good driver. I enjoyed my tour very much.

Frankie S., Hong Kong SAR China

On excursion: Tour to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery from Sofia
Five star

Probably the best tour in Bulgaria for someone who appreciates roman history. Plovdiv historic centre is beautiful and has a lot of interesting houses. The road to Bachkovo monastery is really nice too. Our guide Mariya was very knowledgeable. She is an excellent guide with a very plesant personality.

Marie-Luce d., Canada

On excursion: Tour to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery from Sofia
Five star

Everything was perfect on our trip, from an excellent guide to an excellent organization of the tour. The booking process was really easy too. We just wanted to say THANK YOU. Definitly, we would recommend it.

Carlos V., Spain

On excursion: Tour to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery from Sofia