Our most recommended things to do in Hisarya

Plovdiv: Central Balkan National Park Guided Hike

1. Plovdiv: Central Balkan National Park Guided Hike

Seeing the highest peaks of it and also about half of Bulgaria from above in just a day is an opportunity you shouldn't miss! If that's not enough for you we can add a grand finale to the adventure. If you would like to feel even more weightless and free - there's only one way. Flying. Yes, you can paraglide down from the mountain with your personal professional pilot! The tour starts with pick up from your hotel/accommodation in Plovdiv at 08:00. After an approximately 1-hour drive, we will reach the town of Sopot. From there we will take the chairlift which will shorten the walk to Dobrila mountain hut to around an hour and a half. From the hut (1804m a.s.l.) we will gain some more altitude ultimately getting to Levski peak (2166m a.s.l) - this will take approximately 1 and a half hours. The route does not have any rocky or dangerous parts. However, the route has some amazing views, the one from the peak being definitely the most spectacular. Along the way in both directions, we can use the hut as a rest stop and also for some snacks. After we descend from the mountain, on foot and then with the chairlift or something more exciting (optional is to paraglide your way to the parking), we drive back to Plovdiv. The tour ends with drop-off at your hotel/accommodation.

Sofia: Paragliding Adventure with visit of Koprivshtitsa

2. Sofia: Paragliding Adventure with visit of Koprivshtitsa

At 08:00 your guide will pick you up from your hotel. You will have around 2 hours of the beautiful drive next to the Central Balkan mountain. When we reach Sopot you will meet your paragliding instructor with whom you will make the tandem jump. We will climb up the mountain on a 20-minute picturesque trip with a chairlift. When we get on the top is when the fun begins. You will prepare and check your wing and you will jump from the edge of the cliff. Do not worry, your instructor will be highly experienced and his task is to make your jump amazing. You will admire the views of the Thracian valley and Balkan mountains in the best possible way. During the jump, your instructor will take some photos of your jump so you can have the best possible souvenir from Bulgaria. When you land and take your breath, your journey will continue with a visit to one of the most famous towns in Bulgaria- Koprivshtica. This little town is like a time machine that will transport you back into the 19th century. The place is an architectural reserve and has kept the spirit of those days. Your guide will explain to you about the struggle of the Bulgarians against Ottoman rule and the price that this town paid. You will also have the chance to have delicious traditional lunch. After the walk, you will head back to Sofia.

From Sofia: Koprivshtitsa & Historic Homes Tour w/ Transfer

3. From Sofia: Koprivshtitsa & Historic Homes Tour w/ Transfer

Embark on a scenic adventure through the foothills of the Balkan Mountains and reach the small town of Koprivshtitsa, just southeast of Sofia. Join an immersive tour and visit Koprivshitsa’s historic 19th-century homes, with colorful courtyards and high stone walls. Depart from Sofia and drive toward Koprivshtitsa to better understand the roots of the Bulgarian Renaissance Period. Start your guided walk at the monumental mausoleum dedicated to the April Uprising, located in the central square. Venture to the home of local merchant Nencho Oslekov, marvel at its ornate facade, and see how a well-off Bulgarian family lived in the late 19th century. Admire the homes of symbolist poet Dimcho Debelyanov, the Karavelov family, and revolutionary leaders Todor Kableshkov and Georgi Benkovski. Wander around the curved and narrow cobblestone streets with numerous stone fountains and stop at the iconic Assumption of Virgin Mary Church. After the tour, have plenty of free time for lunch and shopping before being transferred back to Sofia. The local tour operator, Traventuria, was awarded a “Business Which Supports Biodiversity” certification by the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation for its “Tours with a Cause” initiative.

Starosel Thracian Temple and Hissaria Spa Resort Day Tour

4. Starosel Thracian Temple and Hissaria Spa Resort Day Tour

In recent years archeologists made a sensational discovery near the village of Starosel in central Bulgaria. They uncovered the enormous temple-grave of what is believed to be a Thracian ruler, possibly Sitalkes I, the first king of a combined Thracian empire. On this 5-hour trip you’ll stop first to visit the temple and then continue on to Hissaria, a small resort town noted for its hot mineral springs. Located near the Sredna Gora mountain range, it boasts a very mild climate and over 2 dozen mineral springs. The Starosel temple dates to the 4th or 5th century B.C. This impressive site is also known as the Starosel Thracian Cult Complex, as several tombs were discovered around the central temple. Hissar is one of the 3 international spa resorts in Bulgaria, and is also known for its Roman ruins. The ruins are visible everywhere, and include public buildings, a small amphitheater, the barracks of the Roman garrison and the best-preserved Roman fortress in the country. Take a walk in the town’s green parks and pass mineral hot springs, fountains and ruins.

Starosel and Hisarya: A Tour From Sofia

5. Starosel and Hisarya: A Tour From Sofia

After you have been picked up from Sofia, you will travel to the charming Bulgarian town of Starosel. Here, you will explore the temple tombs that have existed for over 2500 years. You will see the recently uncovered enormous grave of what is believed to be an ancient king of the Thracians. After this, move on to the famous town of Hisarya, where you will visit the popular hot mineral springs. Explore the ruins left by the great Roman civilization here. Before you head back, take a walk through the beautiful green parks in Hisarya. At the end of the tour you will be taken back to Sofia.

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Guide was knowledgeable & friendly the tour was excellent all 3 stops during the excursion were interesting & well worth seeing true out the tour the guide was informative & also allowed plenty of time for photographs i really enjoyed this day trip & would highly recommend it comfortable vehicle great guide plenty of historical things to see & learn about