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Full-Day Plovdiv and Asen’s Fortress VR Tour from Sofia

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    Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria

    Ancient Plovdiv Architectural Reserve is a well-preserved complex where on a relatively small area visitors can take walks through different historical ages, see ancient buildings adapted to the modern way of life and feel the spirit of the town from the Bulgarian Revival Period.

    The Old Town, as the complex is known, lies on a natural elevation – the three hills (the closely situated Dzhambaz Hill, Nebet Hill, and Taksim Hill). Many peoples have inhabited this place through the centuries. And all of them have left traces of their cultures and also the different names they gave to the town. Plovdiv is one of the oldest towns in Europe – it dates back to 4000 years BC. During Antiquity the Thracians came to the hill and set up a fortified settlement that was conquered by Philip of Macedon in the 2nd century BC. He gave one of the many names of the town - Philipopolis, and surrounded it with thick fortification walls. Later the Thracians regained control over the town, but after a series of battles they lost it to the Romans in the 1st century. A fortress from Thracian times is preserved on the very summit of Nebet Hill.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria

    The Roman theatre of Plovdiv is one of the world's best-preserved ancient theaters, located in the city center of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It was constructed in the 90s of the 1st century AD, probably under the ruler ship of Emperor Domitian. The theater can host between 5000 and 7000 spectators and it is currently in use.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress), Asenovgrad 4000 Bulgaria

    This beautiful medieval fortification will allow you to learn some history and take wonderful pictures from the top. At 16:00 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 18:00h.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Departure Point
    ulitsa "Oborishte", ul. "Oborishte", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Departure Time
    9am
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide
    • Virtual Reality exploration
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Entrance fees in Plovdiv's old town and Asen's fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv Old Town
    • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv Roman Theatre
    • Entry/Admission - Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This tour is really worth your time and money. After a 2 hr drive (with short sanitairy and coffee stop just before Plovdiv) we arrived with Sveto (guide) and Bobby (driver) in Plovdiv. Walking through town Sveto told interesting facts about the history of this...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Karin W
    Reviewed 22 July 2019

    Superb guide who handled both the driving and the commentary. Exceptionally friendly and highly educated. I enjoyed her take on all things Bulgarian.

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Victor K, Manager at V Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

    Thank you for the great feed back, we wish you many great trips like this one!

    Reviewed 28 May 2019

    Travelling on my own and only having a couple of days to sightsee in and around Sofia, I booked this trip hoping to make the most of my limited time. I am so glad that I did! The journey each way was about 2 hours,...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank TravellerDW66
    Reviewed 22 May 2019 via mobile

    Driver and guide were polite and caring. The 7 passenger mini-van was not very comfortable. We were disappointed because we expected more depth in the historic explanations from the guide. We would have preferred to have more time in Plovdiv (only 2.5 hrs), instead of...More

    Thank msD4983JE
    Reviewed 23 April 2019

    Interesting informative day out with the added bonus of seeing the amphitheatre in virtual reality. The historic centre of plovdiv is stunning with many interesting buildings and museums. Our guide was an excellent historian and it was very good value for money

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank M00ndancer
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