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Things to Do in Plovdiv

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Plovdiv and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Plovdiv activities? We have 9 tour ideas.


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Bus & Minivan Tours

Sofia 8-Hour City Tour from Plovdiv

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 37.75


Explore Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, on this 8-hour tour from Plovdiv. Discover the 7000-year history of Sofia as you visit some of the most popular tourist landmarks including the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Bulgarian Parliament, and more.

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Castle & Palace Tours

Plovdiv: Bachkovo Monastery and Asens Fortress Tour

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 24.02


Visit the remarkable remains of King Ivan Asens 13th-century fortress and church on a picturesque hill of the Rhodope Mountains. Then, go to the impressive 11th-century monastery complex of Bachkovo on this 3-hour tour from Plovdiv.

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Castle & Palace Tours

Bachkovo Monastery & Asens Fortress Tour from Plovdiv

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 32.03


Enjoy a tour from Plovdiv and discover the "Wonderful Bridges" in the heart of the mystical Rhodope Mountains. Visit the impressive Asen's fortress, and admire the ancient Bachkovo monastery and its remarkable frescoed walls and icon of the Virgin Mary.

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Castle & Palace Tours

Rila Monastery: Day Trip to Bulgaria’s Orthodox Jewel

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 42.32


Nestled in the imposing Rila Mountains sits Rila Monastery, Bulgarias most famous landmark. The Holy Rila Retreat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited tourist attraction in the country. Visit the monastery museum and the Tower of Hrelyu

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Day Trips

Rose Valley & Valley of the Thracian Kings Day Tour

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 36.60


See where the best rose oil in the world is produced on a visit to Bulgarias Rose Valley. Discover the Valley of the Thracian Kings on a visit to the Golyama Kosmatka tomb and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak.

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Day Trips

Koprivshtitsa History and Architecture: From Plovdiv

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 33.17


Explore the rich history and fascinating architecture of Koprivshtitsa on this engaging day tour from Plovdiv. Admire the charming town's ethnographical treasures, learn about its role in the April Uprising, and enjoy a lunch by the Topolnitsa River.

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History & Heritage Tours

From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 56.05


This full-day tour from Sofia takes you on a discovery of the city of Plovdiv and the spectacular Bachkovo Monastery. Enjoy a walk through time as you explore Roman ruins, a medieval monastery, gorgeous 19th century architecture, and a modern city center.

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Walking Tours

Plovdiv 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 13.73


Explore the sights in Plovdiv, the oldest living city in Europe, on this 2-hour tour. Discover the famous historical monuments including the Roman Stadium, the ancient theatre and Djumaya Mosque, and explore the architecture of the charming Old Town.

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Wine Tasting Weekend Break in Thracian Lands

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 266.52


Do not miss to spend an unforgettable weekend full of wine from the Thracians! This ancient people are famous for their skils in making unique wine. Learn about the traditions preserved in this land. Taste the wines produced by their successors.

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