Free Plovdiv Tour: Plovdiv Walking Tour: Explore Europe's Oldest City

Plovdiv Walking Tour: Explore Europe's Oldest City

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Free Plovdiv Tour

Non-profit organization

2 hours
From$0 USDPer person

Free Plovdiv Tour is a project of 365 Association, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization working to promote Bulgaria as a tourist destination and cultural center.

Tour Highlights

  • Take a one-of-a-kind walking tour of Europe’s oldest city and support multicultural exchange.
  • Stroll through Plovdiv’s historic Old Town, famous for its ornate Bulgarian Renaissance architecture.
  • Visit the Roman Stadium, built by Emperor Hadrian in the early 2nd century, and immerse yourself in the city’s rich history.

Tour revenue supports the promotion of local culture and civil participations. A portion of the profits from the tours is donated to the 365 Association’s Social Awareness Program, which gives aid to children from the Home for Children Deprived of Parental Care in Doganovo, Bulgaria.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Daily to Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    11 AM & 6 PM from May - September, 2 PM from October - April

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals, People with disabilities

  • Languages


  • Tour Participants

    1 to 100

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Join Plovdiv locals for an exclusive insider’s look at Bulgaria’s second largest city. Both fun and educational, this tour is the perfect introduction to Plovdiv and its thousands of years of history. Sights on the tour include the second-century Roman Stadium, one of the largest structures of the Ancient Roman Empire, the Bulgarian Revival-era Old Town and its renowned architecture, the historic Church of St. Constantine and Helena, the Mevlevi Haane Dervish Monastery, and the scenic Maritza River. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Assumption of Mary Cathedral, the 17th-century home of celebrated French poet Alphonse de Lamartine, and Kîyumdzioglu House, the city’s ethnographic museum.

Free Plovidv Tour is a project of 365 Association.

Vetted & Visited By

Ribbon ambassador
Lola Mendez
September 28, 2016

6 Visitor Reviews

    Mikro-PL ●  Aug 19, 2016

    I was in Plovdiv for half a day and a tour guided by Ivan was a great, quick way to visit all the most important places in the city center. Definitely worth going!

    Emilie C. ●  Jul 8, 2016

    It was an exciting and interesting trip to visit the Old Town centre of Plovdiv! The guy was really nice and knowledgeable to all of our questions. He gave us some advice what to see and where to go for a drink. This is the perfect thing to do in the Old Town centre of Plovdiv!

    AgriDirt ●  Mar 30, 2016

    Our tour guide, Kathy, kept up her enthusiasm for the entire tour and that kept us all interested. She shared details about roman ruins and statues that we would not have otherwise known, especially that of Sasho. It was a great introduction to the town.

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Tour Start Address

City Hall (Obshtina), 1 Stefan Stambolov Square, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

How To Get There

City Hall is located next to the main fountain at 1 Stefan Stambolov Square.

More About Free Plovdiv Tour


To turn Bulgaria into a popular destination for tourism and culture; to improve the quality of tourist services in Bulgaria; to engage young people in active civil participation; and to create conditions to encourage multicultural exchange.

Main Programs

  • Free tours in Sofia and Plovdiv

  • Culture and communist tours in Sofia

  • Tours for kids

  • Jewish heritage tour in Sofia

  • Refugee tours

  • Special tours for the children of the Home for Children Deprived of Parental Care in Doganovo Village

  • Kapana tour in Plovdiv

Awards & Recognition

One Foundation for Culture and Art
Municipal Enterprise for Tourism
Foundation "Plovdiv 2019"