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Starosel Thracian Temple and Hisarya spa resort - private day tour from Plovdiv provided by Plovdiv Trips

Starosel Thracian Temple and Hisarya spa resort - private day tour from Plovdiv

Starosel Thracian Temple and Hisarya spa resort - private day tour from Plovdiv
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Near Starosel village discover the largest Thracian temple-tomb from 4-5 centuries B.C. belonging to a Thracian ruler. Visit the peaceful spa resort town Hisarya, famous for its hot mineral springs, significant Roman remains, green parks and swimming pools.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • In August 2000, a sensational discovery occurred near the village of Starosel, in central Bulgaria. Archaeologists found the enormous temple of what is believed to be a Thracian ruler, possibly Sitalkes I, the first king of a combined Thracian empire. The Starosel Thracian Temple is the largest discovered so far dating back from the 4-5 centuries B.C. This impressive site is also known as the Starosel Thracian cult complex because several tombs were found around the central temple. First explore the temple and two tombs near Starosel then continue to Hisarya (population: 7000 people) - a small resort town famous for its hot mineral springs. Located in the outskirts of the Sredna Gora mountain range at 346 m. a. s. l., it boasts of a very mild climate and over two dozen mineral springs, which make it a favorite spa destination for many Bulgarian and foreign tourists. Hisarya is one of the 3 international spa resorts in Bulgaria, notorious for its significant Roman remains as well. These ruins are visible everywhere - public buildings, a small amphitheatre, the barracks of the Roman garrison, the foundations of a couple of the oldest churches in Bulgaria, as well as the best-preserved Roman fortress in Bulgaria. The southern fortress gate is known as "The Camels", because it had broken in the middle and looked like two camels facing each other, before it was partially restored in the early 20th century. In Hisarya go on a lovely walk in the town's green parks among mineral hot springs, fountains and Roman ruins. Trip duration: 5-6 hours
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • In August 2000, a sensational discovery occurred near the village of Starosel, in central Bulgaria. Archaeologists found the enormous temple of what is believed to be a Thracian ruler, possibly Sitalkes I, the first king of a combined Thracian empire. The Starosel Thracian Temple is the largest discovered so far dating back from the 4-5 centuries B.C. This impressive site is also known as the Starosel Thracian cult complex because several tombs were found around the central temple. First explore the temple and two tombs near Starosel then continue to Hisarya (population: 7000 people) - a small resort town famous for its hot mineral springs. Located in the outskirts of the Sredna Gora mountain range at 346 m. a. s. l., it boasts of a very mild climate and over two dozen mineral springs, which make it a favorite spa destination for many Bulgarian and foreign tourists. Hisarya is one of the 3 international spa resorts in Bulgaria, notorious for its significant Roman remains as well. These ruins are visible everywhere - public buildings, a small amphitheatre, the barracks of the Roman garrison, the foundations of a couple of the oldest churches in Bulgaria, as well as the best-preserved Roman fortress in Bulgaria. The southern fortress gate is known as "The Camels", because it had broken in the middle and looked like two camels facing each other, before it was partially restored in the early 20th century. In Hisarya go on a lovely walk in the town's green parks among mineral hot springs, fountains and Roman ruins. Trip duration: 5-6 hours
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7798P21
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees: Starosel Thracian temple (1,50 EUR), Hisarya museum (0,50 EUR)
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Travelers are collected from any hotel (accommodation) or location within Plovdiv city
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees: Starosel Thracian temple (1,50 EUR), Hisarya museum (0,50 EUR)
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Travelers are collected from any hotel (accommodation) or location within Plovdiv city
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
A note from Starosel Thracian Temple and Hisarya spa resort - private day tour from Plovdiv
Оur company applies all the COVID-19 connected Bulgarian and European Union regulations for safe travelling. All our guides and drivers wear protective masks and gloves during the tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
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Great tour
Great way to see and learn about Bulgaria's history. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly r
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Great Plovdiv area trips
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Family
Unique nature. The most rugged and energetic place on the Balkan Peninsula. Seven of the Wonders of Bulgaria. I
dwife2
dwife2
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Excellent private tour
Due to low season, there was only me and guide Kamen. So I was quite burdened at first because I am not very good a
173janey
173janey
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The most amazing experience
I had one of the most amazing experiences of my life, which couldn't have been made possible had it not have been f
212ishas
212ishas
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Wonderful trip!
We did a tour in August 2019. We had lots of fun exploring the beautiful area and the guide was very knowledgeable.
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Excellent tour, very good guide, reliable company (Plovdiv Trips)
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Jon81London
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Two enjoyable day trips
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Stolyan
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Ruzhe
Ruzhe
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Excellent value
Kamen was very responsive to emails, is a wealth of knowledge and was very accommodating during the trip. We starte
Joanne713
Joanne713
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Enjoyable day trip
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Love2TravelBasildon
Love2TravelBasildon
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Reliable Company and a Wonderful Day Trip
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Tom T
Tom T
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Amazing, Well Informed Tour
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