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Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery

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Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery

Tour highlights: The ancient city of Plovdiv; Bachkovo monastery – second biggest monastery in Bulgaria

Description: 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 it,s houses from the National Revival period (18-19th century) is proclaimed an architectural open air museum.

Bachkovo Monastery was founded in the year 1083 and it’s one of the most important orthodox monuments in Bulgaria, an 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.

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.

Itinerary: 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, the Old Town. After lunch, there will be a short transfer to Bachkovo monastery and visitation of the holy cloister. Return to Sofia – the tour ends at your hotel.

Starting time: 08:00

Finishing time: 19:00

Duration: 9 hours

Price includes: Transport with mini-van, English speaking driver, English speaking licensed guide, entrance to the Ancient Roman Theater

Price does not include: Lunch, beverages, entrance to cultural-historical objects in Plovdiv Old town, gratuities to the guide and the driver (optional)

Supplement: Lunch: set menu or choice from menu in a restaurant – 10 euro(optional)

Price: 35 euro

* Valid for minimum 2 tourists

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