WHAT IS FREE PLOVDIV TOUR?
IMPORTANT! As of Mar 14th all our tours and activities are cancelled until further notice due to the coronavirus crisis.
The free English language sightseeing walking tour of one of Bulgaria’s oldest cities, organized by 365 Association. Free Plovdiv Tour expects its guests every day at 11am and 6pm (from May to September) and at 2pm (from October to April) in front of the Municipality building on Plovdiv’s main street. Approved by Tourist Service Municipal Company at Plovdiv Municipality. The sightseeing tours of Plovdiv are organized by guides from a non-profit organization. Every tour is both fun and educational, the perfect introduction to the city and its thousands of years of history.
We start at the Municipality building (a.k.a. City Hall)
on Plovdiv’s main street, right next to the Central fountain.
1 Coat of Arms & Motto
2 Statue of Milyo the Crazy
3 Roman Stadium
4 Dzhumaya Mosque
5 Balabanov’s house and lapidarium
6 Hisar Kapia and Ethnographic Museum (Kîyumdzioglu House)
7 Nebet Tepe
8 Constantine and Helena Church
9 Sasho the Sweetheart
10 Ancient Theatre
Every day (Mon-Sun)
(May-Sep) Mon-Sun: 11AM and 6PM
(October-April) Mon-Sun: 2PM
Duration: around 2 hours
Start: Municipality building
No reservation required!
Just show up!
Our tours run 365 days a year, no matter the weather conditions (incl weekends, national holidays, Christmas, Easter etc)
If you are an organized group of ten people (10+), please contact us at least 24 hrs in advance to get information on our private tours policy. The idea of Free Plovdiv Tour is to show the city to individual travelers and small groups. For organized groups 10+ our Association will arrange a tailor-made tour for you. Otherwise, our guides have the freedom of refusing your participation.
Organized Groups Tel.: (+359) 988 920 461
THINGS TO DO IN PLOVDIV?
Plovdiv is Bulgaria’s second largest city and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is often regarded as Bulgaria’s cultural capital. Not only because it held the title “European Capital of Culture 2019” but also because of its incredibly long and fascinating history. The Free Plovdiv Tour covers most of the main things to see in Plovdiv. The Ancient Roman Theatre, Roman Stadium, The Old Town, Kapana Creative District, some of Plovdiv’s famous hills and so much more. In just 2-2.5 hours you will be able to see the best of Plovdiv with the help of a professional local guide. Ranked at #1 on TripAdvisor under the things to do in Plovdiv – tours category, Free Plovdiv Tour is a great way to start your Plovdiv visit.
After you have visited the most important landmarks in the city with the free walking tour, do not hesitate to dive deeper with us. Plovdiv now has Bulgaria’s largest and arguably most impressive collection of street art. Plovdiv Graffiti Tour is all about that – another free walking tour that will help you discover some of the most significant examples of urban art in Plovdiv.
What’s not to be missed once you’re in Plovdiv is the Kapana Creative District. For a while Kapana district was one of the city’s most rundown central areas. That is no longer the case as Kapana is now full with quirky art shops, galleries, bars and restaurants. Most importantly, it is now willing to share its many faces with its visitors through the interactive Plovdiv Arts & Crafts District Tour.
WHAT TO DO AROUND PLOVDIV?
For those that are willing to explore more of Bulgaria’s beauty, Plovdiv also offers plenty of day-trip opportunities. One of the most popular options is Asen’s fortress. This fascinating place is seated on a high, rocky ridge in the Rhodope mountains.
Bulgaria is a country with rich cultural heritage and important parts of this heritage are the Bulgarian monasteries. If you have Plovdiv as your base your best choice is the Bachkovo Monastery.
And of course, if you have the time, visiting Sofia is also an option. Plovdiv is just 2 hours away (by bus) and around 1.5h by car from Bulgaria’s capital.