First rate experience
This tour was excellent in every respect. The guide, Adi, was brought up in the city and she was extremely knowledgeable about the local area as well as being able to give a wider perspective on the political realities of the region. The tour is not too long but long enough to maintain your interest in this fascinating city which is well worth a visit. A very good and professional service.
birdbrain, United Kingdom
Adi was a great guide!
Plovdiv free walking tour was very well guided by Adi, she explained historical and curious facts in the best possible way. The city itself is very nice and deserve a visit. This service is very much appreciated by true traveller. Thanks!
Our tour guide was Dessie – charming, friendly and intelligent young person . We enjoyed the tour with Dessie very much and we appreciated her immense knowledge of Plovdiv’s history . Professional job, well done Dessie ! Thank you.
We had a great time on this tour. Very informative, a nice overview of the city’s history without going into too much detail and the listeners loosing track/focus!
Wear your sensible shoes and enjoy!
we went with our guide for a lovely stroll around old Plovdiv, and enjoyed stories about the history of this very ancient city. The tour ended with a walk up past the (must do) Ethnographic Musuem, to a hill with stunning views over the city. Wear good walking shoes, as the cobblestones can be tricky. A lovely way to spend a few hours. Be sure to tip if you like the tour!
I visited Bulgaria for the first time. After enjoying my walking tour through Sofia I definitely wanted to participate in the Plovdiv walking tour. Since I was in Plovdiv for only one day, it was a good way to get an impression of the city. Like in the Sofia tour, this guide (Adi) also was friendly and informative about the city and its history.
Therefore I end my review the same as the one regarding the Sofia walking tour:
Great tour from an informative guide. A must!
Very good way for a 1st time visitor
This is a very good way for a first-time visitor to see the major sights of Plovdiv, the 2nd largest city in Bulgaria. You will receive good information about the history of the city, and also of the history of Bulgaria, if you aren’t already aware of this country’s history.
The downtown pedestrian center is very modern and expansive. But beware, the trip up the hill to the ancient city is VERY rocky. Wear comfortable shoes. Don’t take a baby carriage.
The tour starts at the entrance of the post office on the pedestrian mall. This is a huge white building and the entrance may be confusing; I’m including a photo of the entrance.
They do accept donations to help sustain the organization, but otherwise it is free.
TLHTooter, United States
Thank you for the very interesting tour. It’s a great deal to make free tours like this. Ms.Adi is a very professional guide.The explanations, the rich historical background, useful facts, sense of humor – everything exactly what the tourists need.
Dani’s warm welcome on the Plovdiv tour
At the very moment I learnt about the Free Sofia tour Association, I got quite eager to visit one of their tours. I learnt that this organization of volunteers makes tours not only in Sofia, but in Plovdiv and Varna, as well. So what a more appropriate opportunity to make this dream of mine come true than to join one of the daily tours of Plovdiv when I visited the town a few days ago?
The tour was so well presented that the hour and a half that it lasted seemed to be just a couple of minutes.
Our tour guide Dani was well acquainted with all the possible details of the history of Plovdiv and the places we visited. Even though I am a Bulgarian and I have visited the town a couple of times before, we were taken to sightseeing attractions new to me in that amazing town!
Chris was a warm host in the city of Plovdiv on a chilly February Day. Her English is excellent and her love of Plovdiv is evident. I loved her stories sharing the history of this land. Well worth the two hours together. She also was able to answer any questions I had.