Couple admiring the Buzludzha monument in front of them

Introduction

This sightseeing trip from Plovdiv is a romantic journey through history and nature. We”ll take you to a Thracian tomb in the valley of the Thracian kings and learn about the treasures of gold. We’ll introduce you to the Valley of roses and the legendary rose oil, so precious it known as the liquid gold. You will find about Shipka pass and the Freedom Monument and will enjoy the 360 degree panorama from there. And through the pristine beech tree forests we’ll bring you to the amazing communist Buzludzha monument. We’ll let you know about some of the most dramatic stages of the liberation war against the Ottomans culminating in 1877. This tour is an amazing way to enjoy the fantastic variation of landscapes, indulge into the historical facts and circumstances that have shaped the present day Bulgaria.

Woman making a photo at the Buzludzha monument complex the communist spacecraft

Itinerary

We’ll pick up from the hotel in Plovdiv to drive through the Thracian valley all the way to the ridges of the Balkan mountains to the Shipka pass where we’ll take you for a visit to the Freedom monument and will explain more about the dramatic events in August 1877. We will then take you through the forests in the high parts of the Balkan Mountains to Buzludzha monument, an amazing concrete structure that resembles a space ship marks a different part of the history of Bulgaria. And will tell you about the curious history of the place and other interesting facts and events from the communist times.

After enjoying and admiring this man made marvel and the panorama follows a visit to the Rose valley to find more about the properties Rose oil and its production.

There we will take you for another visit this time it’s the Thracian tombs in the Valley of the Thracian kings and the mysterious archaeological discovery that their heritage is.

At the end of this journey through history we’ll take you back to Plovdiv.

Three tourists walking up the stairs to Shipka Pass Monument

Tour details

Things to bring: Comfortable shoes; Water bottle; Lightweight jacket/raincoat; Sunscreen; Sunglasses;

Inclusions: Entrance fees as per itinerary; Licensed English speaking driver/guide; Transportation as per itinerary;

Exclusions: Lunch; Other personal expenses;

Price

2-3 People

65/ person

4-5 People

50/ person

6-7 People

45/ person