Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in the country. Founded on seven hills around 4000 BCE, Plovdiv was originally a Thracian settlement. No fewer than twelve different ethnic groups conquered Plovdiv over the centuries, and the various groups` influences can be seen in such areas as the Old Town, with its Bulgarian Renaissance architecture; and the Roman City, centered on the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, which is still in use today. The city`s beautiful history and culture are on display everywhere you turn, and once you`re there, you will see why the European Union named Plovdiv a European Capital of Culture for 2019.
Eplore wonderful Bulgaria with a multi day Rail Pass, a great option for flexible travelers. Start in Varna (known as “The pearl of the Bulgarian Black Seaside”. Historically known as Odessos (Ancient Greek city), then visit beautiful Plovdiv (an ancient city built around 7 hills) and last but not least Sofia (one of the oldest capital cities in Europe, from the 8th century BC, it houses numerous museums). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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Sofia - Plovdiv: 1 hr. 50 mins. approx.
Plovdiv - Sofia: 1 hr. 50 mins. approx.