July 19, 2020

How to reach Plovdiv’s center if you have just arrived

You just arrived in Bulgaria’s second-biggest city and you can’t wait to walk around its center. After all, you have heard amazing things about the place. Also, you are in a hurry – you don’t want to miss the Free Plovdiv Tour which is as awesome as the city itself! Arriving at Central Railway Station Against your own better judgment and everything bad you have heard about the Bulgarian trains, you decided to travel this way. Probably, after all, you will be happy with your trip thanks to all the wonderful views you will get on the way. But now you have to make your way to the city center. Don’t worry – you are not far away. Only 1,4 km or 18 minutes walking. Walking to the city center When you come out in front of the building of the Central Railway Station (Bulgarian: Централна ЖП гара) turn your back on it. You will see an underpass on your right and a roundabout behind it. Take the underpass in […]
June 27, 2020

5 places in Plovdiv for amazing photographs

With technology developing so fast, taking photographs has never been easier. Even if you don’t have a high-tech camera, many phones can do pretty decent pictures. Even if that’s not your profession or your hobby, with some basic skills you can amaze your friends with the photos you took for a memory from a place you visited. Magnificent Plovdiv will make it even easier for you because we have prepared 5 ideas for another very important ingredient for a beautiful picture – LOCATION! Photographs on a tepe Plovdiv is famous for its hills (called tepes or тепета in Bulgarian). Heights are always a good idea for a picture as long as they provide a panoramic view. In our city, you can get that by climbing to the top of Nebet tape, Sahat tape, Bunarzhik tape, or Dzhendem tepe. If you combine your effort to climb a hill with a dramatic cloudy sky, or a colorful sunset you will get some stunning results. Tsar Simeon’s Garden The garden was supposed to […]
June 18, 2020

10 Bulgarian seaside destinations for every taste

One of the biggest prides of Bulgaria are its beautiful beaches. From the northernmost Durankulak to the southernmost Rezovo, there are countless places – big and small, more or less famous, where you can soak up some sun. So here are the top 10 Bulgarian seaside destinations that cater to all tastes. Seaside destinations for history geeks Historical heritage may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are searching for a summer holiday destination. But if you find the prospect of lying on the beach for a week with nothing much to do rather daunting, these two towns may have just the right mix of history and chill. Nessebar Nessebar is over three millennia old. Its old town is situated on a peninsula, which is joined to the mainland by a thin sliver of land. Part of the list of UNESCO, this beautiful town showcases a motley collection of scenic ruins. Its biggest pride are the beautiful churches in various states of repair, the oldest of […]
June 4, 2020

Base yourself in Plovdiv for a post-coronavirus Bulgarian trip

Good news for everyone that loves to travel, explore new places, and find new destinations! As of the beginning of June, most of the travel restrictions on the Old continent are getting eased. Finally, the world is slowly going back to “normal” after the coronavirus situation. The number of new cases is declining, boarders are being open and you feel the need to travel. And we have the destination for you – Bulgaria! Why should you choose Bulgaria? It’s not crowded Social distancing is the way to keep yourself and other people safe from the coronavirus. Well, on a territory of 111m2 Bulgaria is having a population of 7 million people. The capital Sofia is the only city with more than a million inhabitants. Also, Bulgaria became more of a popular destination for travelers in the late years. So the chance to find yourself in a big crowd of tourists is very slim. It’s affordable Many people experienced a job crisis during the last months. But if you still don’t […]
May 25, 2020

Безплатната пешеходна обиколка на Пловдив

Безплатна пешеходна обиколка на Пловдив на български – вече е факт! Free Plovdiv Tour се провежда ежедневно в Града под тепетата от 2012 година, посрещайки неговите гости и запознавайки ги с основните забележителности. Интересът към проектите ни и от българи нараства все повече. След страхотна обратна връзка от посетителите ни на тура на български по случай 3-ти март решихме, че няма по-подходящ ден за началото на редовна инициатива от 24-ти май – Денят на българската просвета, култура и славянска писменост. Безплатна обиколка Free Plovdiv Tour на български език Безплатната туристическа обиколка на Пловдив включва всички основни забележителности в централната част на града. Сред тях са: Общината и герб на Пловдив Римски стадион Джумая Джамия Капана – Квартал на творческата индустрия Балабановата къща Етнографски музей Небет тепе Църква “Св. Св. Константин и Елена” Античен театър Кога и къде? Обиколките на български език ще се организират на събитиен принцип. Датите ще обяваваме на нашата Facebook страница, така че не се колебайте да ни последвате за най-актуалната информация. Неповторимият стил и ярка индивидуалност на всеки […]
April 25, 2020

Top 5 memorable events that took place in Plovdiv

Plovdiv is nowadays one of the biggest economic, administrative and cultural centers in Bulgaria and also the country’s second-most populous city. Naturally, that makes it a location, where many of the important memorable events of our recent history (that is to say after the mid-19th century) took place. So, in this blog, we are going to tell you about five events in Plovdiv’s recent history, which had a truly huge political, economic or cultural significance. As for the big events in our ancient and medieval history – well, this is a story for another time. The Unification of Bulgaria (1885) We must admit that it was our initial idea to list these events in strictly chronological order. But there was simply no way not to start with the most important event not only in our city’s history but – arguably – in the entire history of modern Bulgaria as well – the Unification of Bulgaria. Thus, the chronological order had to be broken. In a previous blog post, we talked […]
April 3, 2020

7 Unique Graffiti or Street Art Tours around the Globe

Due to the global pandemic, the time for traveling and admiring graffiti or street art definitely isn’t now. Neither most of the tours are operating, nor it is advisable to leave your home unless necessary. Although, when the time comes you must have a premade list. Thus, let us help you with that! To begin with, where can you wholesomely enjoy graffiti art? The answer is clear, wherever there is someone to help satisfy your artistic curiosity. For example, you could be staring at a piece of art and make incredible explorations; however, you might be missing the one thing only the natives can see. Therefore, the tours included in this post are not only known for their majestic street art and the significance that it brings to the public, but also for having experts that would help you see clearly.  Free Tours by Foot at Bushwick Collective As claimed on their website, Bushwich is “NYC’s most prolific neighborhood for street art and graffiti”. Similarly to our creative district in […]
March 28, 2020

Our Visitors from Unusual Destinations – Top 8

One of the top questions people ask the guides from Free Plovdiv Tour is: Where do your visitors come from? Our answer is easy: All over the world. And when we say that, we really mean it! Here are eight of the most unusual destinations from which we had visitors in 2019. Republic of Mauritius The Republic of Mauritius is a small island country in the Indian Ocean, to the east of Madagascar. Throughout its history, the island has been a colony of Portugal, Denmark, France, and Great Britain. It gained its independence in 1965. Nowadays it is a parliamentary republic, ranked by the Global Peace Index 2019 as one of the top 25 most peaceful and safe countries in the world. Mauritius is well-known for its varied flora and fauna with many endemic species. Among stamp lovers it is famous for issuing the Mauritius “Post Office” stamps, which are some of the rarest in the world, selling at auctions for millions of dollars. Burundi The Kingdom of Burundi was […]
March 6, 2020

The Best Annual Events in Plovdiv

Plovdiv, as its motto “Ancient and Eternal” suggests, supports and sustains the continuation of many traditions. And what could be more eternal for humanity than music and culture? Let’s check the best annual events in town! Annual events on the Youth Hill There are many annual events that happen in the city. Here are some of the most renowned, sorted by no particular order than location. The most versatile event location is fittingly located just beyond the north face of our most mystical and highest hill, now called Youth Hill. The fields there are open to hosting all sorts of events. Of course – the location’s versatility comes with upsides and downsides. The versatility comes from the fact that the fields are given they are – meaning people have full freedom to make whatever kind of event they like, as long as they build the infrastructure themselves. You can see them transform 180° from one weekend to the next, coming to show the variety made possible by people who want […]