Free sightseeing tours offered in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv

Free sightseeing tours, similar to those in Sofia and Varna, start in Bulgaria’s second city of Plovdiv on July 13 2012.

They will be in English and will be offered daily by volunteers from the Free Plovdiv Tour organisation daily at 6 pm in front of the tourist centre next to the central post office in central Plovdiv.

The two-hour guided walk will take the visitors through the Odeon, en route to the Old Town, where most of the 20 stops are. They include the Roman amphitheatre, a church, Hissar kapia and a Thracian fortress on one of the city hills.

Free Plovdiv Tour is part of the Free Sofia Tour NGO, which offers similar tours in Sofia and Varna with the goal to popularise the country as a tourist destination and cultural destination and to create a positive image of Bulgaria.

At the end of the tours the guide would expect a small tip from the visitors.

The Plovdiv tours are organised with the support of the city municipality and its tourism department.



The Sofia Globe staff

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