A Plovdiv Hen Party will hit the spot if you love exploring cosmopolitan European cities with romantic squares, cascading fountains, cobbles, cafes and clubs. A brilliant alternative to touristy Sofia, Bulgaria's cultural gem is a real box of delights.
Dive in and discover its gorgeous old town with a grand Roman amphitheatre, which is still used for concerts to this day! There's a bubbling nightlife scene, too - thanks to the university students. Friendly, lively and less manic than Sofia, Plovdiv is the next big thing on the city break scene. It's already been named the European City of Culture for 2019.
Fly over before everyone else discovers it and the prices go up!
Bulgaria's second city is one of those small, yet perfectly formed destinations you can walk around easily. Go exploring and find beautiful houses and mansions in the old town, where you can't turn a corner without spotting an artist at work.
Then you've got the modern part of the city, with its hip cafes, bars and ul. Knyaz Aleksander, the pedestrian shopping mall peppered with boutiques and shoe shops. If your bride tribe fancies a girly weekend in the 'Paris of the Balkans', go for a Plovdiv hen do!
A final fling before the ring without hitting the bars and clubs would be plain criminal. This lively city has everything from pavement cafes with live music on the famous ul. Knyaz Aleksander to bars and clubs in the trendy Kapana part of town. In summer, the party spills out into the streets, squares and gardens. You've also go swanky cocktail bars and clubs that stay open until around 5am.