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Plovdiv

Bulgaria
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A gem of Bulgarian culture and history, Plovdiv has something for everyone.

Plovdiv is a very colorful city. Quaint and charming, it has different districts, each of which has unique character. The Old Town offers historic architecture and a classic, relaxing atmosphere. A guided tour will show you the best of it. Plovdiv's modern promenade, on the other hand, is always buzzing with energy and fun. Whatever you’re looking for you’ll find it in Plovdiv. There are the hip bars, cafes, and restaurants of the modern side of the city, and evidence of Roman influences in the Old Town’s architecture and ruins. Then there's Plovdiv's popular art scene, with galleries and exhibitions that seem to spring up every day. You’ll enjoy wandering around Plovdiv. You can discover new sites around every corner. And take in some culture too. Don't miss the outdoor concerts at the impressive Roman amphitheater.

Plovdiv is an excellent walking city, with all of the major sights easy to reach on foot. The incredible historical buildings and lush parks make it a wonderful place to stroll and explore. The history of the region will open up to you. The Old Town has a romantic atmosphere, and surrounding it are numerous paths that lead up to gorgeous vantage points. These will give you a new point of view of Plovdiv, combining light hiking with the historic urban atmosphere. We really can’t say enough about Plovdiv’s inspiring charm. It’s a unique destination, a highlight of Bulgaria. It will surprise you with something new every day.

What I love about Plovdiv

Olivia

Trip Planner & Romania Destination Expert

I like how Plovdiv’s Old Town is split into an upper and lower section. The lower part is called Kapana, which translates to “The Trap,” for its maze-like little streets. Nowadays, The Trap consists of eating or drinking too much, as the area is full of bistros and cafes. From an architectural perspective though, the highlight for me is to walk down Stoyan Chomakov Street and admire its many colorful Bulgarian-Revival houses, recently restored and turned into museums. My favorite building was the Ethnographic Museum, both inside and outside, but the painted facades of House Hindliyan, Balabanov or Atanas Krastev are maybe just as gorgeous and culturally valuable.

Where to stay in Plovdiv

The Old Town of Plovdiv is compact, but its cobblestones can make walking more difficult, so centrally-located accommodations are key. We have selected only the best hotel options in terms of quality and location to make your stay as comfortable as possible, from a 3-star art hotel to a 5-star hotel composed of several 19th-century Bulgarian Renaissance homes. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Cosy Boutique Hotel
Just off the shopping street, this cozy modern hotel features balconies in all rooms and an amazing breakfast in their cafe.
Charming Central Hotel
This charming antique-style hotel is truly something different. Perfectly located in Old Town, uniquely decorated, having an excellent restaurant.
Luxury Boutique Hotel
Luxurious and elegantly designed 5 star boutique hotel. It has a great location, next to the park and Kapana neighbourhood.

Things to do in Plovdiv

The best way to get to know Plovdiv's long history is through a private walking tour. With its central location, the city makes an excellent base for day trips, such as to the Valley of Roses, the country's best wine regions, or the tombs of the Thracian kings who ruled over this land long before the Romans appeared, and fought alongside Alexander the Great. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
Kazanlak, Rose Valley & Valley of the Thracian Kings Small Group Tour
Wonderful Bridges, Bachkovo Monastery, and Asen's Fortress Small Group Tour

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Plovdiv

Spend some time in Plovdiv on a tour that takes in other cities in Bulgaria and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Plovdiv and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

5.0 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Plovdiv vacation packages
Based on 1 review
Review by Carol, Tim, Kendall & Gloria

Carol, Tim, Kendall & Gloria

California

I would highly recommend JayWay Travel to anyone planning to travel in Eastern Europe. Jared was very helpful in the planning stages, all of the hotels were charming with central locations and unique rooms. Guides were on time and knowledgeable. Transfers also on time and efficient.

I would highly recommend JayWay Travel to anyone planning to travel in Eastern Europe. Jared was very helpful in the planning stages, all of the hotels were charming with central locations and unique rooms. Guides were on time and knowledgeable. Transfers also on time and efficient.

Year : 2019
Visited : Romania, Bulgaria
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara, Cluj, Sibiu, Bucharest, Varna, Burgas, Plovdiv, Sofia
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Romania, Bulgaria
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara, Cluj, Sibiu, Bucharest, Varna, Burgas, Plovdiv, Sofia
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Plovdiv

How long should I stay in Plovdiv?

We recommend spending a night in Plovdiv. You need up to a full day to visit the Old Town without rushing, but you can explore some of it once you arrive, then better get to know it the following morning via a walking tour.

What are Plovdiv's must-see sights?

Kapana is a small arts district within the Old Town feature plenty of art galleries, artisans, cafes, and restaurants. As for historic sites, you should visit the Roman Stadium, Dzhumaya Mosque, Assumption Church and the Roman Amphitheater. Then walk up Stoyan Chomakov Street and admire 19th century Bulgarian Revival architecture, especially the building housing the Ethnographic Museum and the Atanas Krastev House. At the end of the street, you'll find the hilltop Nebet Tepe hilltop archeological site (parts of which date back to the Thracians who founded the city before the first ancient Greek colonists arrived), and great views of the city.
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