PLOVDIV and ASSEN FORTERESS SHUTTLE TOUR FROM SOFIA

Dates:

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transport: bus

price: 35 €

 
Guaranteed departures every TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY!

Price from 30 euro per person on SIC (seat in coach)

No minimum number of participants!

Audio guides in English, Spanish, German, Russian and Italian available for 5 per device upon request. More than 1 hour of detailed information, clear voice and professional recording!

This full day trip from Sofia is an opportunity to discover one of the oldest European towns contemporary to Troya and Mikena Plovdiv as well asmedieval Assen Fortress. This beautiful fortification will allow you to learn some history and take wonderful pictures on the green mountain of Rhodopes.

Highlights:
  • Pay for 1 tour - visit 2 the city of Plovdiv and the Assen Fortress
  • Guaranteed departures every Tusday, Thursday and Saturday, even for one person only.
  • Easy booking service - pay by PayPal or any Credit Card. No credit card fees.
  • English speaking guide throughout the full day. Personal attention guaranteed!
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Guided tour of Plovdiv
  • Free cancellation 3 days before departure.

Prices:
Prices 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-5 persons 6-18 persons
April 1st October 31st 35 / 69 BGN 35 per person 69 BGN 35 per person 69 BGN 35 per person 69 BGN 30 per person 59 BGN
November 1st March 31st N/A 35 per person 69 BGN 35 per person 69 BGN 35 per person 69 BGN 30 per person 59 BGN

The prices include:
  • Full transportation costs
  • English-speaking guide, throughout the day
  • Parking fees,

The prices dos not include:
  • Entrance fees (Plovdiv museums 6 BGN per museum or 15BGN for all and Assen Fortress 3BGN).
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses.

Discounts:
  • Children 1 16 years old 20% discount

How to Book?
  • Your name
  • Number of adults and children (children,)
  • Audio guide optional 5 euro
  • If pick-up hotel/accommodation details. You will receive your exct pick-up time.
  • Pay online with your credit card or PayPal account.
  • Be ready for your departure at 09.00am sharp on the meeting point: the parking behind St. Alexander Nevski Memorial Cathedral (in front of La Cathedrala Restaurant)

Description:
  • Plovdiv is not only one of the oldest European towns contemporary to Troya and Mikena but it will be the European Capital of Culture in 2019. It has existed as a settlement for 8000 years and became a town some 3000 years ago during the Troyan war. In 342 BC, it was conquered by Philip of Macedonia, Alexander the Greats father, who renamed it Philippopolis or "the city of Philip" in his own honor. With the establishment of Bulgaria in 681 Philipopolis became an important border fortress of the Byzantine Empire. In 1364 the Ottoman Turks seized Plovdiv and called the city Filibe which comes from "Philip". In the historical heart of the city you will see beautifully decorated 19th century houses, the ancient fortress wall, the Roman Forum and Stadium as well as magnificent churches. The wealth of the city of Plovdiv is its museums, antic historical sites, ancient houses and paved streets.
  • Asen Fortress is a beautiful medieval fortification part of the tragic periods of the Bulgarian history.

Your program:
  • Start: 9:00h a.m. / End: 6:00h p.m.
  • At about 11h a.m.you arrive in the center of Plovdiv and start toward the old town on cobblestone streets where you will visit some houses, the church, the Roman Theater and Stadium. In the beginning of our walking tour we can stop in an old house, where you can try local production of alcohol drinks and rose oil products. This 2 hour guided tour in English will take you to the main square of Plovdiv.
  • 12:30h and 2:30h p.m. you will have free time to explore the commercial part, have lunch or coffee along the main pedestrian street.
  • At 2:30h p.m. you will meet your van and guide at the end of the main street in front of Ramada hotel for your 30 min drive to Assen Fortress. This beautiful medieval fortification will allow you to learn some history and take wonderful pictures from the top.
  • At 4:00 h p.m. your tour will be over and you will start your journey back to Sofia with an expected time of arrival at Alexander Nevski Square in Sofia around 6:00h p.m.

Important information:
  • Bookings made for the following day must be confirmed by e-mail or telephone in person. We will do our best to accommodate last minute bookings, however we cannot guarantee seats / vehicles available for the next morning.
  • Outfit: comfortable shoes (cobblestone streets)
  • Driving time: 4h 30m approx.
  • Walking time: 3h approx
  • Handicap accessible: No