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Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery tour from Sofia

Sofia, Bulgaria

From $73.03

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more


Visit two of Bulgaria’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a full-day excursion from Sofia to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery. Spend the morning exploring the Roman ruins in Plovdiv Old Town, then see the gorgeous icons in one of Europe’s oldest Eastern Orthodox monasteries. This 9-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at Sofia hotels as well as entrance fees at the Plovdiv Roman Theater, and it’s the perfect introduction to Bulgaria’s rich history and culture.
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Transport by comfortable vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bottle of water
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
pick up from any address in Sofia

Departure Time

9:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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Outstanding guide. She was also our...
george s
, Nov 2017
Outstanding guide. She was also our guide the following day inMacadonia. Plovdiv sould not be missed Lots oh cobble stones and hills.
We had a very knowledgeable guide named...
Tatum M
, Sep 2017
We had a very knowledgeable guide named Todor. Highly recommended.
This tour was awful. Tour guide was...
Jorge G
, Aug 2017
This tour was awful. Tour guide was good driver but awful tour guide. No knowledge of even basic facts. I could have given the tour and I had never been there. No explanations, no direction, had to get someone to tell her what basic monuments were to explain it to uspoor elementary explanations - this is the clock tower, I had never noticed it before. would not recommend, get another tour company. Just awful!
Fantastic experience. Beautiful city...
, Jul 2017
Fantastic experience. Beautiful city and monastery, great guide. A must do for everyone visiting this region.
Our day trip to Plovdiv was a big...
Charles A. E
, Jan 2017
Our day trip to Plovdiv was a big success. The guide, Todor, was very knowledgeable as he led us through the old city of Tremontium visiting several Roman sites. He also accommodated variations on the itinerary such as adding a tour of the Ethnographic museum. He took us to a good restaurant and, after lunch, on a comprehensive tour of Bachkovo Monastery. There he regaled us with an in-depth history of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and showing us some beautiful frescoes and mosaics - some of which were not open to the public. Overall, my son and I really enjoyed the experience and we learned a lot. Thank you Todor and Viator! Charles
Very interesting - learned a lot...
John D
, Oct 2016
Very interesting - learned a lot about Bulgaria and its significant role in the Byzantine Empire. Lots of walking - be sure you have good walking shoes. Roman ruins very interesting - the theater made it all worthwhile. The monastery was OK, the Rila Monastery was a better choice.
The guide was native greek speaking...
Michalis G
, Sep 2016
The guide was native greek speaking! He was great driver and very informative the whole day! It was an excellent guide and highly recommended. Thank you to the travel agency for the organization !
Our tour guide Metodiy Garchev was a...
David D
, Aug 2016
Our tour guide Metodiy Garchev was a fantastic tour guide who took the time to explain the history of Bulgaria from ancient times to the current post cold war era. His zeal and passion led us to have a great day and learn a lot from the 8 hours we had with him. I would definitely recommended booking with him and his company P group if you are looking for an in depth history tour of the country He also does the Vitosha Mountains hike and the RIla Monastery as well.
Another great tour. Only me and my...
Elizabeth E
, Jun 2016
Another great tour. Only me and my husband. Went in a taxi to Plovdiv fantastic place. Had a great driver and brilliant guide. Always a good tour with Viator.
excellent tour with an excellent guide...
Reed S
, Jun 2016
excellent tour with an excellent guide. Nothing was disappointing

Product code: 18744P6

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