Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery: only 49€! – Join a GROUP
Plovdiv was originally a Thracian city before later becoming a Greek city, and then a major Roman city. In the Middle Ages, it retained its strategic regional importance, changing hands between the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires. It is probably the most visited city in Bulgaria after Sofia, and has always amazed all its visitors with the breath taking architectural mixture it offers. The Bachkovo Monastery is a major Eastern Orthodox monastery in Southern Bulgaria. The monastery was founded in 1083. Although the monastery survived the first waves of Turkish invasion in Bulgarian lands, it was then destroyed, but restored near the end of the 15th century. The refectory, whose mural paintings by an anonymous painter bear a significant artistic value, was reconstructed in 1601 and the Church of Mary, still preserved, was finished in 1604. If you book last moment, less then 12 hours before the tour, please also call us so that we can make sure we organize spot for you.
Why choose our tours:
- Very easy logistics:
We meet at 09:00 at the parking of the Sofia Hali Market, but for an additional fee, we can also pick you up from your address.
Approximate schedule, it can be plus/minus 30 minutes at those stops, depending on the day and the traffic:
09:00 Meet and leave Sofia
11:00 Joining a walking tour of Plovdiv
13:30 You have time for Lunch
14:30 We leave Plovdiv
15:30 We explore the Bachkovo Monastery
16:30 We leave for Sofia
18:30 We arrive back in Sofia
- Great prices:
Price per person – 49 euro per person ~ 99 Bulgarian leva per person
You pay to the driver at the end of the tour. We prefer if you can pay in Bulgarian Leva cash, but if you don’t have Leva, we also accept credit card or Euro.
- Information about the places:
Plovdiv’s history spans 6,000 years, it’s the second biggest city in Bulgaria, it has traces of a Neolithic settlement dating to roughly 4000 BC, ranking it among the world’s oldest cities. Plovdiv was known in the West for most of its recorded history by the Greek name Philippoupolis , which was introduced in 340 BC. Plovdiv was originally a Thracian city before later becoming a Greek city, and then a major Roman city. In the Middle Ages, it retained its strategic regional importance, changing hands between the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires. It came under Ottoman rule in the 14th century. On 4 January 1878, Plovdiv was liberated from Ottoman rule by the Russian army. It remained within the borders of Bulgaria until July of the same year, when it became the capital of the autonomous Ottoman region of Eastern Rumelia. In 1885, Plovdiv and Eastern Rumelia itself became part of Bulgaria. It is probably the most visited city in Bulgaria after Sofia, and has always amazed all its visitors with the breath taking architectural mixture it offers.
We offer many more tours to interesting locations all over Bulgaria and the surrounding countries. You can make a combinations of any of these tours and maximise your experience in Bulgaria!