The tour starts with a visit of the ancient city of Plovdiv, which several peoples have inhabited, leaving unique traces of their cultures. The next stop will be Bachkovo monastery, the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria.The tour includes a hotel pickup and drop-off.
Meet a driver at your hotel in Sofia for 9am departure, then travel to Plovdiv, the second biggest city of Bulgaria. Among the oldest settlements of Europe, the UNESCO-listed city has more than 7,000 years of history, and it's a fascinating place to explore.
See the remains of the ancient Romans at the Plovdiv Roman Theater, and take in houses from the National Revival period in the Plovdiv Old Town, which is situated on the three hills of ancient Trimontium.
The next stop is Bachkovo Monastery, an Eastern Orthodox landmark that was founded in the year 1083, and is one of the most important orthodox monuments in Bulgaria. Learn about the miracles attributed to the UNESCO-listed monastery's icon of Saint Mary, with gorgeous views across the Rhodope Mountains.
This 9-hour tour concludes with return transfer to Sofia, and drop-off at your hotel.