5-Day Guided Tour to Sofia, Plovdiv and Istanbul

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Enjoy with this 5-day journey will take you to the most beautiful parts of Sofia, Plovdiv, and Istanbul. We will pick you up from the Sofia airport and drop you off in Istanbul.

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  • Explore the unknown places of ancient and modern Sofia.
  • Take a walk in the Old Town of Plovdiv.
  • Touch the colorful magic of Istanbul.


Day 1 – Arriving in Sofia. Arrival at Sofia airport. Transfer and accommodation at your hotel. Evening - late short walking tour on lovely place - Vitoshka street – orientation tour for opportunities for dinner in one of Sofia's local restaurants, grocers, wineries, or beer pubs. Pickup from your hotel. Overnight stay. Day 2 – Explore Sofia and Plovdiv. Breakfast is served at the hotel. Check – out. After Breakfast at 9:30 a.m - walking tour of Sofia's historic center (duration - about 3 hours approx.). Pick up from hotel. Landmarks: St. Sophia Church - dating to the 6th century. National Assembly (Parlament) of the Republic of Bulgaria. St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral - (visit inside). Natoinal Gallery – Kvadrat 500 (visit inside) Saint Nikolas Russian Church - with best elegant domes… National Art Gallery - The former Royal Palace... Teatral Garden – Research and Feel the aristocratic spirit of Sofia from the 19th century. National Theater. The Presidency Building - Watch the change of the guards Council of Ministers. Sveta Nedelya Church - (visit inside). Departure by bus, we head further south, to Plovdiv city. (Transfer 150 km – approx. 2 hours) Arriving in Plovdiv and check in in your hotel. Spare time and opportunities for lunch, shopping or coffee break. Short evening walking tour in Old Town. Pick up from your hotel. Plovdiv, the second biggest city of Bulgaria, is considered to be one of the oldest settlements of Europe, with more than 7000 years of history. Spare time for dinner, relax or take your own walk in this lively and friendly city Overnight stay. Day 3 – Go to Istanbul.. Breakfast is served at the hotel. Check – out. Departure by bus to Istanbul. (Transfer 440 km – approx. 6 hours, depend from Bulgaria – Turkey border traffic). Pick up from your hotel. During the trip, your tour guide will tell you about the most interesting moments of the historical relations between Bulgaria and Turkey, filled with dramatic events. En route stop with opportunities for lunch and a short rest in Edirne (Turkey). Arrive in Istanbul. Check in your hotel. Spare time to relax and dinner opportunity. Evening Istanbul is at your disposal! Overnight stay. Day 4 - The treasures of Istanbul Breakfast is served at the hotel. Morning - Istanbul sightseeing city tour journey by bus and boat – total 3 hours. Pick up from your hotel. Discover Istanbul on this 90-minute bus tour and a 90-minute Bosphorus cruise. Plus, learn its history through its top sites: Top Kapi Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, Maiden Tower, Galata Tower, and more. Transfer back to your hotel. Half day spare time to relax, shopping and discover Istanbul myself. Overnight stay. Day 5 - Coming home Check-out and individual transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight. Breakfast is available if your flight is not too early. Not all hotels provide a breakfast package for early departure guests.


4 nights with breakfast in Sofia (1), Plovdiv (1) and Istanbul (2) - 3* or 4* hotels. Individual transfers airport - hotel in Sofia/ hotel – airport in Istanbul. Guided tours in Sofia, Plovdiv, Istanbul Transportation by air conditioned bus along the entire route. Tour guide during the entire trip. English. Local tour guides - where necessary. English. All entrance fees and tickets for the sites visited.

Important Information

  • Please send your flight details. The walking tours are conducted even if it rains. However, if the weather is extreme, we reserve the right to make changes to the program to maintain the quality of the product for the better experience of our guests. Please check before booking whether Bulgaria and Turkey do not require entry visas for tourists from your country. Before traveling you should obtain a visa if required. Valid international passport. We recommend get for the travel: - Umbrella or raincoat - Comfortable walking shoes - Sunscreen - Hat with sun visor - Sunglasses - Travel insurance including medical expenses in case of illness or accident - The electrical networks of Bulgaria and Turkey have the same standard - 230V. If you are arriving from another continent or the UK, you will need travel adapters.

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