Day trip

From Sofia: Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

From Sofia: Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery

From £59.01 per person

Visit the oldest city in Europe famous for its cobbled streets and charming architecture from the Revival Period. Explore a historic monastery and marvel at its murals. Visit a medieval fortress set atop a mountain with breathtaking views.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick up from your accommodation in Sofia
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Plovdiv one of the highlights in Bulgaria
  • Indulge in nature at Asenova Fortress
  • Feast your eyes on the scenic views
  • Enjoy a comfortable transfer with a modern vehicle
Full description
After you have been picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia, enjoy an hour and a half scenic drive to Plovdiv.  Visit sights of historic importance such as the Roman Theatre and the Roman Stadium. Walk around the Old Town and admire the architecture of the houses, museums and cobbled streets typical of the Revival Period. After a traditional Bulgarian lunch, take a 25-minute drive to Asenova Fortress situated on the top of a cliff in Rodopi Mountain. Admire this medieval building and breathtaking views across the valley.  Visit Bachkovo Monastery, founded in 1083 and see the beautiful mural paintings which are still preserved today. End your tour with a drive back to Sofia where you will be dropped off at your accommodation.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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10 September 2021

The tour has been great. Adrian has told us super interesting things and has given us a lot of freedom.

30 December 2019

very good guide and tour

Excellent tour; took place even though I was alone. Very nice and knowledgeable guide Adrian

19 October 2019

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