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Tour of Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery
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This excursion takes you to the heart of Plovdiv's Old Town—a beguiling district where stately homes front modest cobbled lanes and craft shops snuggle between grand churches, museums, and galleries.
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During your guided walk around the Old Town, you will see the Roman Stadium, the Ancient Theatre, and the Ethnographic Museum. Then drive south from Plovdiv to the Chaya Note classic 18th and 19th-century Renaissance architecture before driving south to the scenic Chaya River valley to visit Bachkovo Monastery.

Founded over 900 years ago, Bachkovo is one of Bulgaria's most architecturally and culturally significant monasteries. Your guide will highlight its original architecture as well as the murals which adorn its churches and buildings.

Inclusions :
  • Guided tour of Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery
  • Roundtrip transportation via air-conditioned minivan
  • Optional hotel pick-up and drop-off from hotels in central Sofia
  • Commentary from your guide in English

8 hours


Departure time and location:
9 AM; Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Square (courtesy hotel pick-up is available from hotels in central Sofia)

Return time and location:
5 PM; Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Square (drop-off is available for central Sofia hotels)

Tour will run with a minimum of two participants only. An optional hotel pick-up and drop-off service is available for all hotels in central Sofia. If your hotel is located outside of central Sofia, you must meet the tour at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Square. Listed rates do not include admission to Bachkovo Monastery; a 6-Euro entrance fee must be paid upon arrival at the monastery. This tour is not recommended for people with impaired mobility. Commentary is in English only. Children younger than two participate for free.

Redemption instructions

After booking your touró3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Take all vouchers with you.
3. Follow the instructions on your voucher; you must exchange one voucher per person.

How to exchange your voucher(s):
If you are staying in central Sofia and wish to arrange hotel pick-up, please contact Tandem Travel 24 hours before the day of your tour. If you are staying outside central Sofia, please present voucher(s) to your guide in Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Square; he/she will display a Tandem Travel sign. Please ensure you arrive by 8:45 AM, ready for a 9 AM departure.
Terms and conditions

Listed rates do not include admission to Bachkovo Monastery; a 6-Euro entrance fee must be paid upon arrival at the monastery.

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.