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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Full-Day Tour from Sofia

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76 reviews

Activity provider: Traventuria Ltd.

Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Full-Day Tour from Sofia

Activity provider: Traventuria Ltd.

From US$ 51.65 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 76 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Both towns are so beautiful and rich in history. Our guide, Lachezar Gudev, is knowledgable and helpful with strong command of English. He filled us with many insights during the journey. Unfortunately, time passes too quickly and the time spent in Plovdiv was too short. Highly recommend to stay a night in Plovdiv to enjoy the performance.

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September 18, 2022

Both towns are worth visiting, they are only an hour and a half from Sofia approximately and both are beautiful, each with its own style but sharing the classic architectural style of the Bulgarian Renaissance, the guide was excellent, he told interesting aspects about the history of both towns, he was very kind and attentive to the group at all times, I totally recommend this excursion

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September 10, 2022

Phillip is a very informative guide providing historical details about the old towns for Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa. There were also details provided about poets and opera singers too which provided cultural knowledge thst is not present on other tours. Phillip walked the entire route with the tour and provided that flexibility to view other sights independently and lrovided alternatives for sightseeing within the areas. He also provided reasonably priced lunchtime reservations, was happy to answer questions and to take photos. It is a long day with cobbled paths and so bring sturdy shows and pack a rainmaker in case it rains. There was also no hard sell to go into souvenir shops or any pressure to provide tips to the guide and driver, which was refreshing. Phillip is very passionate about teaching others about Bulgaria and a good guide to be with.

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August 29, 2022

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