One-day tours

Plovdiv with Bachkovo monastery
Route: Sofia-Bachkovo-Plovdiv-Sofia

Duration: 1 days

Transport: Car

Price from: 150 €
Program:
Dear visitor's to Bulgaria,
Even if you have come to Sofia and do not have much time, this tour will give you an excellent impression of Bulgarian countrside while travelling and a broad overview of Bulgarian history and culture.
The tour is designed to accomodate in one day the best possible within 2 hrs. drive - Bachkovo monastery visit, Plovdiv - the Old Town and the central part of the second biggest city in Bulgaria. For the whole day, about 8 hrs. , you will collect good memories about Bulgarian history and culture and also will have tasted some excellent typical Bulgarian meals right at the centre of Plovdiv.
I will pick you from any meeting point in Sofia - most likely your hotel. We'll take the highway to Plovdiv, across the Thracian plain. In two hours drive we'll be at the Bachkovo Monastery - founded in 11th century, second biggest in Bulgaria! A recommended visit to the Reffectory (dining room) can be done (6 BGN entrance fee, allowing you to also see the small chapel of St. Nicolas The Miracle Worker).
After having seen the monastery, we'll drive to Plovdiv - I will take you downtown where you may have your lunch at a traditional Bulgarian restaurant - interior and typical Bulgarian cuisine. Old Town sightseeing with its typical houses from mid 19th century. A visit to the Ethnographical museum is recommended (5 BGN entrance fee or another house-museum depending on their opening times), you will see the Roman Theatre (entrancee fee 5BGN/person, optional) dating from 2nd century and the church "St. st. Konstantine and Helena".
After lunch we'll drive back to Sofia.