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Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia provided by Traventuria - Day Tours

Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia

Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia
4.5
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from ₹ 2,737.69 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Make your way to a central location by the Alexander Nevsky cathedral, then meet a guide and group for the two-hour trip to Plovdiv, the second-largest city in Bulgaria. Upon arrival in Plovdiv, get your bearings on a 2- to 3-hour guided walking tour that explores the history and culture of the city, which was founded 8,000 years ago. You’ll see traces of the successive Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Bulgarian cultures, and learn about the distinctive architecture of the Old Town. Throughout the tour, the guide will share stories and insights about Bulgarian culture and history, while leading the way down the cobblestone streets that wind through the heart of the city. This tour includes admission to the Ethnographic Museum, which explores Bulgarian folk culture, costumes, and lifestyles, as well as the Plovdiv Roman Theatre, among the best-preserved ancient theaters in the world. Following your time in Plovdiv begin the return trip to Sofia, where this tour concludes at the original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6992P9
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Fuel surcharge • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks • Gratuities • Audio guides
Duration
8h
Departure details
Rila Monastery Shuttle Bus Starting Point, ул. Оборище +, ul. "19-ti fevruari", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria The parking lot in front of "La Cattedrale" restaurant at the back side of Alexander Nevski cathedral.
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Fuel surcharge • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks • Gratuities • Audio guides
Departure details
Rila Monastery Shuttle Bus Starting Point, ул. Оборище +, ul. "19-ti fevruari", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria The parking lot in front of "La Cattedrale" restaurant at the back side of Alexander Nevski cathedral.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Minimum age is 6 years
Near public transportation
The Old Town of Plovdiv is with cobbled streets (some of them steep) , please have comfortable walking shoes
During the summer months the weather in Plovdiv can be very hot. We highly recommend sunscreen, hat and sun glasses.
Most travellers can participate
All touch points in our vehicles will be frequently cleaned and disinfected.
Free hand disinfectant will be provided to all our clients.
Our drivers and guides will be wearing masks and gloves during the transfers.
All customers are required to wear face mask during the transfers.
Due to the pandemic, only part of the seat capacity of our vehicles will be used.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rila Monastery Shuttle Bus Starting Point
    ул. Оборище +, ul. "19-ti fevruari", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    The parking lot in front of "La Cattedrale" restaurant at the back side of Alexander Nevski cathedral.
    See address & details
  • 1
    St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Plovdiv Old Town
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Plovdiv Old Town
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Rila Monastery Shuttle Bus Starting Point
    ул. Оборище +, ul. "19-ti fevruari", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    The parking lot in front of "La Cattedrale" restaurant at the back side of Alexander Nevski cathedral.
    See address & details
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4.5
54 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
12
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Ethan K
1 contribution
Plovdiv Tour
It was a great tour from Sofia. Plovdiv was a beautiful city with lots to see and do. Lubo was an excellent guide and showed us all of the best places to see that really showed the culture of the city. I would highly recommend to anyone!
Written 6 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Ethan, Thank you for giving us your honest feedback! Everyone in our team, as well as Lubo, are thrilled to know we've met your expectations! You are always welcome to any of our activities! Safe travels, Annie Krumova
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DisplayID
Edinburgh, UK187 contributions
Plovdiv day tour
Constantine was a fantastic guide. The tour was nicely paced, we got to see a lot without it feeling very rushed. Picked up in central Sofia at 9am and dropped off at exactly 5pm. Would highly recommend.
Written 2 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear customer, Thank you for reviewing our services. We hold on to strict time tables in order to satisfy all customers as we value the time of our clients. We hope you will join us again for a tour or two! Safe travels, Annie Krumova
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anthony M
Milton Keynes, UK4 contributions
A great tour
Feb 2020
This was a great day trip. It's around 2 hours drive from Sofia to Plovdiv including a toilet/coffee stop. Our guide was knowledgable and enthusiastic and told us lots about the things we saw and the history of the town. Plovdiv is definitely well worth a visit and this tour is a good way to do it.
Written 26 February 2020
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Dear Anthony, Thank you for sharing your feedback! Come again! Kind regards, Annie Krumova
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Erik C
32 contributions
A must-do!
Feb 2020
Plovdiv is stunning. If you are in Sofia, it is an easy and beautiful day trip. We had Constansa as our guide and she was fantastic! She is smart, fun, and clearly loves her job and Plovdiv. We learned so much, and saw so many wonderful sights. One day was not enough!!! I highly, highly recommend this trip and Constansa as a guide.
Written 18 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Erik, Thank you for reviewing our services! We are really glad to know that you valued to work of our guide Constantsa! She is happy to know about your feedback and looking forward to seeing you again! Kind regards, Annie Krumova
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lídia
Barcelona, Spain26 contributions
Cool, but easily improvable.
Dec 2019
Starting from the point that Plovidv was named Culture capital, I think the tour does no justice to it. Two hours trip where the guide wouldn't literally stop talking about thousands of facts about Bulgary in general. Of course this is interesting, but the problem is that when you get to Plovdiv you almost get no explanation about many important histrory facts, neither about city's fundation, also the Roman history sounds vague...
The plan was: guided tour 11-13.30 and free time 13.30-15. The guide was nice and knew lots of facts.
On the walking tour it was difficult to keep the group together and moving at a good pace because there were too much delay to take photos.
In my opinion, the worst part of everything was when the guide gave the option to visit a museum during the guided tour so everyone who did not want to go into had to wait 20 if not 30 minutes outside (you couldn't go so far just in case the remaining part of the group inside the museum suddently finished), this fact made us lose a lot of time of visiting the city; why don't they offer visiting the museum in the free time?. We vaguely saw 5 interesting spots. The free time obviously you may lose it inside a restaurant.., one remaining free hour is not so much for the whole city of Plovidiv. I think the whole trip could be better organised and would clarly improve if organised otherwise.
I do agree with other reviews which say that with a map, the interpretive panels and some google information, you can enjoy more time of viewing the sites on yout own. I felt I didn't make the most of it and that saddens me, because Plovidv is a really beautiful city.
Written 14 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Lidia, Thank you for your review. Please, kindly note that during the process of booking, all of our customers agree with the details of the tour, including the itineraries and time tables. The time for photos is included, so the tour and the groups are not affected by that. The visit to the museum is included in the itineraries of the tour, as it is considered a must-see. However, all of our guides are really enthusiastic about their job and they always find a flexible way to satisfy everyone in the group. I am sure our guide gave you a few options on what to do during the time others are in the Museum. It's a customer's choice to visit a restaurant, but we always recommend our guests to take some sandwiches for lunch so they will have more free time to wander around instead of waiting in the restaurant. We strongly believe that our guides can give you information about Plovdiv in-depth and can always show you hidden places that you may not be able to find even on a good Google search. We also offer private tours that can be organized according to a time-table completely organized by the customer, so I am sure next time we can satisfy all of your wishes. Safe travels, Annie Krumova
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Ruth
England, UK4 contributions
Gorgeous town
Booked this tour after doing a different tour with the same company the previous day! Had an issue whilst booking and contacted the company, who responded within the hour to help with this. Tour guide (Sveat, apologies for any spelling errors), was great. Clean/nice mini bus. Good mix between guided and non-guided periods. Ample toilet breaks, and the guide and bus driver were good about making sure that no one got left behind. Plovdiv was a lovely town.
Written 29 November 2019
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Dear Ruth, Thank you so much for reviewing our services! Kind regards, Annie Krumova
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jo H
2 contributions
Beautiful city but too little time
Sep 2019 • Couples
Plowdiw is a really beautiful city with lots if interesting things to see. Our guide was well informed and very friendly and showed us the most important sites. But..if you plan a one in a life day trip to Plowdiw I can not recommend this tour. We definitely had too little time on our own after the tour was finished. Only time to grab a quick lunch and then hurry to the meeting place to catch the bus back so we could be in Sofia at 17:00h. I was very disappointed due to this as there would have been a lot more to see but we did not have the time to really enjoy the city. If I book a day tour I would expect to have more time and not already be back at 17:00 h.
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Jo, Thank you for your honest feedback. Please, kindly note that Traventuria organizes this group tour according to a strict program. Our main goal is to maximize the holiday time of our tourists and provide an unforgettable experience. All of the tour the itineraries are published on our website. During the process of booking, all of our customers agree with the details of the tour, including the itineraries and time tables. During our ten years of experience, the Tour to Plovdiv has undergone changes, from which we have learned how to improve the tour in an efficient and hassle-free way for most tourists. For everyone else, we are really happy to organize and provide private tours tailored to the wishes of the customers. We will be glad to organize a special program for you when you are in Bulgaria to fulfill all your wishes. Safe travels,
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LC, Victoria BC Canada
185 contributions
Only okay
Oct 2019
This day-long excursion may not be to everyone’s liking. It’s a two-hour drive each way (9:00-17:00), the guide gives some commentary on the outgoing ride and then plays a few videos on the onboard TV (only the drone views of Bulgarian landscapes and sites were worth seeing); on the walking tour it may be difficult to keep the group together and moving at a good pace (too many delays for photographs); and note that the museum is closed on Mondays, and that may result in a dragged-out walking tour to fill the time. Entering the Roman Theatre cost just 5 leva, but if you don’t want to enter, you can photograph from outside on the right side. I felt that there was too much time spent there. There was no commentary on the ride back to Sofia. I was left feeling that the guide, Martin, was bored with his job. With the good map from the Plovdiv tourist information centre and the interpretive panels at the historic sites, I feel I could have enjoyed a few hours of viewing the sites on my own.
Written 15 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear customer, Thank you for expressing your thoughts about the tour to Plovdiv. Please, kindly note that during the process of booking, all of our customers agree with the details of the tour, including the itineraries and time tables. The time for photos is included, so the tour and the groups are not affected by that. We put the focus on the walking tour, as we believe this is the way to get the most of Plovdiv in just a few hours. However, The Roman Theatre is one of the most spectacular places and is one of the world's best-preserved ancient theatres, so we put a special accent on it. Martin is one of our best tour guides, with a lot of positive feedback, funny, enthusiastic and really passionate about his work. He is never tired of immersing our guests in the true atmosphere of every landmark or town visited. We strongly believe that our guides know the city that good that they can always show you hidden places that you may not be able to find even on a good Google search. It's been a while since you've had this experience with us and we will be happy to see you on a tour with us again, Kind regards, Annie Krumova
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MiddleMillie
Washougal33 contributions
Nice old city area, but...
Oct 2019
We went with Traventuria in a small group of 16, a driver and a guide. The guide did very little to tell about the city, and didn’t seem to want to be there. Our walk thru the old town was pretty brief, and there wasn’t really time to look around during the walk. I don’t even remember her name which says a lot about a tour guide. When she finished the cursory tour, she left us in the town below to go back into the old town or just hang out. We felt like our day was a waste of a good day.
Written 7 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Millie, Thank you for your much appreciated and honest feedback. We as a team are very dedicated to our work and your feedback Is really surprising for us. We have made a full investigation after receiving your review of our service. The guide you have been with is a very professional, enthusiastic and passionate colleague. She has received a lot of positive reviews so far. All of our tour guides have very deep knowledge of the visited sites and towns included in the tours. They are very well prepared to give you detailed information for any site. I am sure your guide also did so, as she is a fantastic guide, that has been with us for a lot of time now. Other travelers have also confirmed they had an amazing time during the tour. I hope you will join some of our activities again and you will be able to enjoy your experience at its fullest, so we'll get the chance to meet your high expectations. Safe travels,
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Nelson D
31 contributions
trip to plovdiv
Sep 2019
we had a private tour for four of us.they charged us 50 euro each.the tour was good and its worth seeing the place.
Written 4 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Jet400097
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Excellent guide and tour
I had a great experience in this tour. The guide, Lubo, is super professional, knowledgeable, and an excellent driv
joLouf
joLouf
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Plovdiv and Asen fortress and monastery
Great tour guide Philip taking us to all the sites, great day. Philip is the man! Bulgaria is beautiful
Matioshka
Matioshka
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Great excursion !!!
I had a great day visiting Bulgaria deeper, with my guide Lubo who was really professional, and know so much about
JamieBR7878
JamieBR7878
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A Cultural Experience
An amazing cultural experience. I went with my friends and as foreigners we were all astonished by the rich culture
768joeriv
768joeriv
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Fantastic day
With out small group (just 3 people and guide Lubo), we had a fantastic day at these 2 UNESCO sites. Both places ar
Sam1993jjshhs
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The dream
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Super Just all peoples who is going to this beautiful paradise should be really strong and have good conditio
André M
André M
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Great
We just returned from a tour to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with them and the guide (Lugo, I think?) was reall
Alfonsina888
Alfonsina888
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Veliko Ternovo
We had the opportunity to travel with a great guide, Lubo, who has the sensibility, wisdom and amability to take us
AlnaY4
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Good for soul
One of the best things to experience in Bulgaria. Our guide Lubo is a fantastic professional guide. His knowledge v
Didi H
Didi H
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Every brand new day comes with a new experience
We did Seven Rila Lakes and Rila monastery in 2 days .This is one of the most beautiful areas of Rila mountain with
UlaMajaM
UlaMajaM
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Best tour ever
Radi was a great guide! Prepare for breathtaking views, but also quite a hike! Wear hiking shoes and check the weat
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Seven Rila Lakes, good times!
Excellent experience! It was as beautiful a day as it could possibly be. If you like hiking and nature and have onl
EwaT372
EwaT372
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Great hike with Radi
I book a trip with Radi, great guy, very friendly abd easy to talk to. There was a teenager in our group and Radi d
Pympoy
Pympoy
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Perfect tour
We had a beautiful day with Lubo who Is not only an extremely interesting historian but also a passionnate storytel
SimoKhazz
SimoKhazz
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A nice day with Lubo
We had a great day in Rila lakes. Lubo was so nice, professional, on time and also speaking our language (French).
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