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From Sofia: One Day Tour To Plovdiv And Bachkovo Monastery

The tour starts at your hotel, where our English-speaking driver will pick you up and guide you on a visit to the ancient city of Plovdiv, which several people inhabited leaving different traces of their cultures. The next stop will be the monastery of Bachkovo, the second largest monastery in Bulgaria. Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
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The “Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery ” tour offers visit to some of the main landmarks of Bulgaria and travel the history of these lands, from Thracian times, trough the Roman Empire period, the national revival, till the modern age.

This tour starts from your hotel. After a 2 hour transfer we will reach Plovdiv, where we will visit the Ancient Roman theater , the Roman Stadium, the Forum and the Old Town.

Plovdiv, the second biggest city of Bulgaria, is considered to be one of the oldest settlements of Europe, with more than 7000 years of history. Home of the fabulous remains of the Ancient Roman Empire – the Roman Stadium, Roman Forum and the Amphitheatre, Plovdiv is one of the main sites not only in the country, but in the Balkan Peninsula. The Old Town of Plovdiv, situated on the three hills of the ancient Trimontium, with its houses from the National Revival period (18-19th century) is proclaimed an architectural open air museum.

After lunch, there will be a short transfer to Bachkovo monastery and visitation of the holy cloister. Bachkovo Monastery was founded in the year 1083 and it’s one of the most important orthodox monuments in Bulgaria, a significant monument of Christian architecture and one of the largest and oldest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Europe. It is also home of the icon of Saint Mary, considered to be miraculous.

Then, your driver will take you back to Sofia and drop you off in your accommodation.

- What Is Included

- Transport with modern vehicle
- English speaking licensed guide
- Entrance to the Ancient Roman Theater

- What Is Not Included

- Lunch
- Beverages
- Entrance to cultural-historical objects in Plovdiv Old town
- Gratuities to the guide and the driver (optional)

- Transfers

We provide pick up and drop off services in Sofia. Please contact us after the booking to provide the location of your accommodation.

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- Duration: 9 hours
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