Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery tour from Sofia

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Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery tour from Sofia
from USD $72.86
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.
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In Brief

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
9 hours
Every day of the week
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria

Second biggest city in Bulgaria

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Bachkovo Monastery, 10km south of Asenovgrad on the main road between Assenovgrad and Smolyan, Bachkovo 4251 Bulgaria

One of the most important orthodox monuments in Bulgaria

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria

One of the world's best-preserved ancient theaters

Duration: 1 hour


  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by comfortable vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottle of water
  • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv Roman Theatre


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
pick up from any address in Sofia

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.58 out of 5 based on the last 12 recent reviews

Outstanding guide. She was also our guide the following day inMacadonia. Plovdiv sould not be missed Lots oh cobble stones and hills.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
We had a very knowledgeable guide named Todor. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
Fantastic experience. Beautiful city and monastery, great guide. A must do for everyone visiting this region.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2017
Our day trip to Plovdiv was a big success. The guide, Todor, was very knowledgeable as he led us through the old city of Tremontium visiting several Roman sites. He also accommodated variations on the itinerary such as adding a tour of the Ethnographic museum. He took us to a good restaurant and, after lunch, on a comprehensive tour of Bachkovo Monastery. There he regaled us with an in-depth history of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and showing us some beautiful frescoes and mosaics - some of which were not open to the public. Overall, my son and I really enjoyed the experience and we learned a lot. Thank you Todor and Viator! Charles
• Submitted 29 Jan 2017
The guide was native greek speaking! He was great driver and very informative the whole day! It was an excellent guide and highly recommended. Thank you to the travel agency for the organization !
• Submitted 02 Oct 2016
Our tour guide Metodiy Garchev was a fantastic tour guide who took the time to explain the history of Bulgaria from ancient times to the current post cold war era. His zeal and passion led us to have a great day and learn a lot from the 8 hours we had with him. I would definitely recommended booking with him and his company P group if you are looking for an in depth history tour of the country He also does the Vitosha Mountains hike and the RIla Monastery as well.
• Submitted 31 Aug 2016
Loved the town and our guide was great
• Submitted 28 Jun 2016
excellent tour with an excellent guide. Nothing was disappointing
• Submitted 22 Jun 2016
Another great tour. Only me and my husband. Went in a taxi to Plovdiv fantastic place. Had a great driver and brilliant guide. Always a good tour with Viator.
• Submitted 22 Jun 2016
Plovdiv is a very beautiful city a couple of hours from Sofia. The architecture is wonderful.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2016
Very interesting - learned a lot about Bulgaria and its significant role in the Byzantine Empire. Lots of walking - be sure you have good walking shoes. Roman ruins very interesting - the theater made it all worthwhile. The monastery was OK, the Rila Monastery was a better choice.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2016
This tour was awful. Tour guide was good driver but awful tour guide. No knowledge of even basic facts. I could have given the tour and I had never been there. No explanations, no direction, had to get someone to tell her what basic monuments were to explain it to uspoor elementary explanations - this is the clock tower, I had never noticed it before. would not recommend, get another tour company. Just awful!
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017

In Brief

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
9 hours
Every day of the week