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This 3-day tour is perfect for travelers who are doing city trip vacation to the Cultural Capital of Europe.

The itinerary is a good combination of history, archaeology, nature, wine, and nice intensive nightlife.

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This tour is perfect for travelers who are doing city trip vacation to the Cultural Capital of Europe. Plovdiv is considered to be one of the oldest cities and it is keeping its heritage from all periods of human history. The itinerary is a good combination of history, archaeology, nature, wine, and nice intensive nightlife. You will be guided by a highly educated and professional guide, and transported with a modern comfortable vehicle.

 

What’s Included?

  • Entry or admission fee
  • Parking fees
  • 2x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Wine tasting on day 2
  • Pick up and drop off

Exclusions

  • Food & drinks
  • Tip or gratuity

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Explore Plovdiv Old city

You will be picked from Plovdiv or Sofia airport/hotel/accommodation and transfer you to the historical part of Plovdiv. Our guide will give you an introduction to the cultural capital of Europe. You will check in your hotel in the historical part of Plovdiv and visit some of the main highlights – wealthy merchants houses from XIX century, the Roman theatre, the Roman stadium, 14th-century mosque, which gave the architect fashion in the whole Ottoman Empire, an old pharmacy and many more. Our guide will share all his knowledge about Plovdiv and Bulgaria with you. The evening you can spend in “The Trap” area, full of small restaurants and bars, serving good craft beers and wines. Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotel in Plovdiv Old town

Day 2: Vucha reservoir, Devin path, and wine tasting

After breakfast, you will visit one very interesting church, dated in the Late Antiquity, It is situated 20 kilometers from Plovdiv. After that, we will get in direction of the Rhodope Mountain. We pass a very beautiful and scenic road around some of the biggest water reserves in Bulgaria. You will enjoy the amazing nature by walking an eco path which will lead you to a beautiful waterfall. If your appetite has grown from the fresh air we will go to a restaurant to have lunch and enjoy the view from its terrace. In the afternoon we visit one of the best wine cellars in the South part of Bulgaria. Despite the good wines the place has very interesting owners and history. You will have a wine tasting and a guided tour inside the chateau. At the end of the day, we will get back to Plovdiv and enjoy the evening there.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotel in Plovdiv old town

Day 3: Asen’s Fortress, Bachkovo monastery and the Wonder Bridges

This is the final day of your tour. After breakfast, we will check out our hotel and head to Asenovgrad, where we will visit a medieval fortress with a perfectly preserved church from the 13th century. The top of its fortifications will provide you with a spectacular view of the area. Duration: 1 hour Our next objective is the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria – Bachkovo monastery. It is beautifully painted and exists since the 11th century. It is still an active place of worship. It is also the place where the heroes who saved the Jewish community in Bulgaria during the Second World War from being sent in the Nazi camps. Duration: 1 hour

The rest of the day depends on your flight details. If you have to spend 1-2 hours more before catching a flight your guide will drive you the museum of the Bulgarian Airforce. It is an incredible place where you can see the evolution of military aircrafts, helicopters and etc. If the time allows more you can reach a huge natural formation famous with the name “The Wonder Bridges” and admire the force of nature and time. The transfer to the airport is included in the price. If you are not catching a flight our guide will drop you at the end of the day back in Plovdiv or in Sofia city/airport.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.