Ancient Roman ruins, 18th and 19th-century house museums, a medieval church and Mosque... all this, combined with unique wine from the valley of the Thracian Kings, makes up this tour.
What to Expect
Once the wealthiest and most important city of the Thrace Valley, today Plovdiv still offers visitors many incredible places and memories. Standing proudly on the banks of Maritsa River, the town will amaze you with its beauty. With every step you make, ancient Phillipopolis and new Plovdiv reveal different pages from its wonderful history.
The location of the city is not accidental. Chosen by the founders of Plovdiv – the Thracians, the region is proud of the fantastic wine that has been produced here for centuries. Feel the spirit of Plovdiv and taste its unique wine in a 1891 winery, where even the North Korean leader Kim Sen Ir has visited. The city of Plovdiv, with its museums, historical sites, ancient houses and paved streets, will proudly be the European Capital of Culture in 2019.
Our tour begins with pick-up from your accommodation in Sofia at 9:00. After a 2-hour drive you will reach the old town of Plovdiv. Here you will spend 2 hours admiring the wonderful Revival houses of the wealthiest people in Plovdiv from the 19th century before proceeding to the Ancient theater, located on one of the highest hills in the city. After visiting the old town you will continue to small typical Bulgarian restaurant (where you can stop for an optional lunch) on your way to the wine cellar. At around 15:00 you will arrive at the 'chateau', where Bulgaria communist leader Todor Zhivkov met one of his most important guests. You will learn the amazing history of the winery before tasting 5 different kinds of fantastic wine. At around 16:30 you will start your journey back to Sofia with wonderful memories of the day.
- Transfer to and from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia
- Guide in English
- Parking fees
- Entrance fee
- Wine tasting (5 different wines)
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
Recommended period: All year round, except Sundays (Winery is closed)
Driving time: 4h 30m approx.
Walking time: 3h approx
Handicap accessible: No
Special requirements: comfortable shoes (cobblestone streets)
Please note that on Sundays the winery is closed.