Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Full-Day Tour from Sofia

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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Full-Day Tour from Sofia

From $53.39 per person

Discover the cities of Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa on this full-day tour from Sofia. The amusing mixture of traditions, culture, and architectural masterpieces are a must-see for every culture-hungry traveler.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Italian
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit two of the most frequented tourist towns in Bulgaria in just one day
  • Admire the traditional 19th-century architecture
  • Visit one of the oldest continuously inhabited towns in Europe - Plovdiv
  • Enjoy some free time to shop and eat lunch in Plovdiv
  • Explore Plovdiv's archaeological delights
  • Enjoy a guided walk in the Revival-period Koprvishtitsa
Full description
A 2-hour drive from Sofia will take you to the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city and one of its oldest towns. Within 2-3 hours of walking along the city, you will discover the history and culture behind a 7000-year old settlement, written by the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Bulgarian civilizations. You can enjoy sightseeing in the Old Town with its museums, historical monuments, revival period houses, lined with souvenir shops cobbled streets or get impressed by the rich Ethnographical Museum and the ancient Roman Theater. Feel the atmosphere of this artistic and trades center and enjoy a lunch at the local restaurants. Next stop on your way back is the charming town of Koprivshtitsa with its fascinating history and authentic 19th-century architecture. Spend the rest of the day in the leisure of this small and picturesque city situated in central Bulgaria, spread amongst the slopes of the Sredna Gora Mountains, that carries a specific spirit of tranquillity and eternity. Once a scene of battles for the liberation of Bulgaria, now the city is turned into a museum of the Revival Period of Bulgaria. Here you can visit the homes of some of the most eminent Bulgarians, writers and rebels, admire the vast collections of ethnographical treasures, including ancient weapons, intricate national costumes and stunning jewellery.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Parking fees
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees (optional): Plovdiv's Ethnographic museum - LV 5 (€2.50), Roman Theater - LV 5 (€2.50), all the museum houses in Koprivshtitsa - LV 5 (€2.50)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral, in front of the restaurant La Cattedrale

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • The entrance fee to Plovdiv Ethnographic Museum is LV 5 (€2.50)
  • The entrance fee to the Roman Theater is LV 5 (€2.50)
  • The entrance fee to all the museum houses in Koprivshtitsa is LV 5 (€2.50)
  • This tour is not suitable for disabled persons.
  • Children under the age of 6 years old will not be permitted on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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After the pick up we drove for about 1.5 hours (with a couple rest stops). At Plovdiv, we did a walking tour around the old city and then had 1.5 hours to explore the new city on our own. The we drove for another 1.5 hours to Koprivshtitsa. This is a quiet, quaint town. After the walking tour there, we drove back to Sofia. The walking is sometimes hilly, but it wasn't too bad. Overall, it was a lovely day.

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November 5, 2019

Excellent

The excursion was well organized, and thus we could enjoy both places with plenty of time. The highlight of the trip was our guide, Martin. Not only was he knowledgeable, but also had a great sense of humour and was very helpful. His English was fantastic too. I would strongly recommend this excursion and guide. Thanks for everything!

April 27, 2019

Plovdiv is lovely and the tour was interesting although it's quite a long drive to get there. By the time we got to Koprivshtitsa, after another long and winding drive, I was quite tired and the place, although beautiful in parts, is quite run down with few shops or cafes open. There is not much free time in either place and I had a very rushed lunch. For me, the two places in one day was a lot to fit in and I'm not sure it did Plovdiv justice. I would recommend skipping Koprivshtitsa and spending longer in Plovdiv. The bus was comfortable and Todor, our guide, was a pleasant chap. We had a flat tyre on arrival in Plovdiv but this was quickly sorted so did not affect our day.

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April 17, 2019

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