Travel back in time on this day trip to Hisarya and Starosel from Sofia. Discover Bulgaria's ancient history, explore an underground temple and enjoy a wine tasting!
Hisarya & Starosel Day Trip
On the morning of your excursion, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sofia, and you'll climb aboard your tour vehicle ready to begin exploring ancient Bulgaria.
After around a two hour drive, you'll arrive in Starosel, a village located in the foothills of the Sredna Gora mountain range. Starosel is famous for its Neolithic and Thracian remains, which date back to its status as a wealthy city in the 5th century BC.
You'll visit an underground temple built between 359 and 351 BC. This impressive ancient sanctuary will leave you speechless, not only for its incredible state of preservation, but also for its size, being the largest temple of its kind in the Balkan Peninsula.
The next stop on your tour will be a visit to a local winery, where you'll have the opportunity to learn about the wine making process in the region, and - of course - to indulge in a tasting of typical Bulgarian wines. Cheers!
Climb back on board your tour vehicle for the half hour drive to Hisarya. Learn all about the history of the town as you stroll through its streets and take in the views of its impressive Roman ruins, the remains of the ancient city of Diocletianopolis. Admire the Roman baths and the imposing city walls, which are set in beautiful parkland, as well as seeing some of the oldest Christian churches in Bulgaria.
Having explored Hisarya, you'll make the return journey to your hotel in Sofia.
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English guided tour
Children between 2 and 10 years oldUS$ 35.40
Children under 2 years oldFree
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Entrance to underground temple.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Bookings are permitted up until 9 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).