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Excursions in Plovdiv

Explore Plovdiv's ancient history and vibrant culture with our guided excursions. Discover Roman ruins, charming Old Town, and local crafts. Book your adventure now!

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Best places to visit in Plovdiv

One of Bulgaria's most enthralling cities, Plovdiv, is steeped in history and brimming with cultural landmarks. Straddling seven hills in the heart of the Thracian Valley, it has rightfully earned its place as an inviting destination for travelers. When you plan a visit, consider indulging in a memorable excursion with Happytripz. With so much to explore, here are some of the top places you must include on your Plovdiv itinerary:

The Old Town
  • Wander through the cobblestone streets of Plovdiv's Old Town, beautifully set on three of the city’s hills. The area is a living museum, showcasing a stunning array of Renaissance architecture, ancient ruins, and remarkable art galleries. Here, you can step back in time and see houses that have been preserved for centuries.
The Ancient Theater of Philippopolis
  • Nestled in the heart of the Old Town, is the breathtaking Ancient Theater of Philippopolis. It's one of the world's best-preserved ancient theaters, offering not only a history lesson but also spellbinding views of the city. To soak in both the scenery and some local culture, attend one of the theater's many performances or concerts. Here's a bit of trivia for you: the theater is spelled out on the Wikipedia page on Plovdiv Roman theatre!
Roman Stadium of Philippopolis
  • Be sure to visit the Roman Stadium of Philippopolis, another testament to the city’s glorious past. Situated on the main pedestrian street, this site once hosted athletic games similar to those of the Pythian Games in Greece. While only a small portion of the stadium is visible today, it still offers an impressive glimpse into Plovdiv's ancient history.
Kapana Arts and Crafts District
  • For those who enjoy more of an artsy vibe, the Kapana district, or "The Trap" as it's fondly called due to its labyrinthine streets, is a must. Now a vibrant hub for creatives, Kapana hosts numerous galleries, craft shops, trendy bars, and cafes. The neighborhood buzzes with energy, especially during festivals and artistic events that frequently take place here.
Ethnographic Museum
  • The stunning Ethnographic Museum, housed in a beautifully preserved Renaissance house, provides a rich insight into Bulgarian folk culture. Its diverse exhibits cover traditional costumes, crafts, musical instruments, and the lifestyles of Bulgarians from the past. After your tour, take a moment to relax in the serene garden that epitomizes a peaceful escape.

Our company, Happytripz, is the ideal guide to unveil the wonders of Plovdiv for you. Whether you're after historical depth, cultural entertainment, or just a day out soaking in local life, we promise to provide excursions that will heighten your visit. Each corner of Plovdiv tells a story, and with Happytripz, you’re certain to hear them all. Don’t miss the chance to uncover the beauty and charm of this age-old city nestled in the heart of Bulgaria.

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Axel Turner

I recently joined an excursion in Plovdiv and was thoroughly impressed with the experience. Our guide was not only knowledgeable about the history and culture of the region but also had a knack for storytelling that made the ancient city come alive.

Miriam Morse

Had a fantastic time exploring Plovdiv! The guides were friendly, engaging, and really went out of their way to ensure we had a memorable experience. The attention to detail and the hidden gems they showed us around the Old Town were truly exceptional.

Kade Sims

The day trip we took in Plovdiv exceeded all expectations. The itinerary was well thought out, giving us a mixture of historical sights and local spots that only insiders might know. The pace was perfect for enjoying the scenic views without feeling rushed.

Ocean Gross

Exploring Plovdiv's hills was a highlight of my vacation, thanks to our guide's enthusiasm and deep knowledge. Each viewpoint offered a breathtaking panorama and the commentary made the history resonate with us in a very personal way.

Beckett Garcia

The walking tour of Plovdiv was a delight. The architecture, from the Roman ruins to the Renaissance buildings, was captivating. It was especially enjoyable learning about the local lore and legends that gave color to the sites we visited.

Dahlia McGee

Plovdiv's charm was fully unlocked for me on this excursion. Guides with Happytripz are true ambassadors of the city, showcasing its best features while providing a wealth of information on its storied past.

Jair Davis

What a wonderful way to discover Plovdiv's artsy side! The street art and bohemian quarters tour was a unique twist to the traditional sightseeing trips and revealed a modern, creative pulse in this historic city.

Kannon Powell

Taking the gastronomy tour in Plovdiv was a treat for the senses. Sampling traditional Bulgarian cuisine while learning about the historical influences on the food was fascinating and, of course, delicious!

Alayna Choi

The night-time excursion in Plovdiv was magical. Walking through the illuminated city gave a different perspective and the guide did an amazing job of sharing spooky and intriguing stories that made the old town feel mysterious.

Margaret Warren

I was genuinely pleased with how family-friendly the Plovdiv excursion was. The activities were engaging for all ages, and our guide was particularly adept at involving the children with fun facts and interactive experiences.