KOPRIVSHTITSA AND PLOVDIV DAY TOUR

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Overview

This is a guided tour with a long itinerary, and with an even longer list of historical sights and touristic attractions. Board a comfortable air-conditioned minibus and travel to Plovdiv - the European Capital of Culture for 2019 and one of the oldest cities in Europe. All top sites of interest are included in our 2.5-hour guided walking tour of the Old Town and the centre of Plovdiv. The afternoon is for Koprivshtitsa - a must-see town nested in the mountains. It is a place of extremely beautiful 19th-century mansions and many stories connected to the epic Bulgarian battles for freedom.

Koprivshtitsa

The town of Koprivshtitsa is 110 km away from Sofia. With a population of around 2300 people this beautiful town is one of the most visited tourist must see sights in the west parts of Bulgaria. Koprivshtitsa will charm you with its cobblestone streets, beautiful houses from the Bulgarian Revival period, local crafts shops, picturesque landscapes and many cute restaurants serving popular local dishes. Here are some of the must see sites to discover while in Koprivshtitsa:
  • The famous stone bridge called - “The first rifle bridge” - it is the bridge where the first rifle shot was fired, marking the beginning of the “April Uprising ” for National Liberation - a very important historical event from Bulgarian history.
  • The memorial complex dedicated to Georgi Benkovski
  • Church “Assumption of Virgin Mary”, also called “The Old Church”
  • Saint Nicholas Church - famous as “The New Church”
  • The town’s square named after the historic Uprising - “20th of April”
  • Many of the beautiful houses (painted in different colors) you will see in town are turned into “house-museums”. These are the houses where many famous participants and leaders of the April Uprising for National Freedom have lived. Thus these house-museums are named after them. Some of the most popular are: the house-museum of Dimcho Debelyanov, the house-museum of Luben Karavelov, house-museum of Todor Kableshkov, and the house-museum of George Benkovski.

Plovdiv

Visit the second biggest Bulgarian town, the European Capital of Culture 2019 and one of the oldest settlements in the world. Meet different traditions, cultures and lifestyles. Experience this fascinating town in the most interactive and interesting way. Enjoy a full day of colourful emotions, lifetime memories, fascinating stories and many postcard picture sceneries. There is much to see and experience in the maze of streets of Plovdiv's charming Old Town. The impressive Ancient Roman Theater, old-style houses, Nebet Tepe fortifications, the Ancient Roman Stadium, street art, galleries, old churches, decorated mosques, exotic cafes and chic bars win the utmost admiration of thousands of tourists every year. Have fun and get to know the city with an expert guide by your side.    

About this activity

Prices: 50 euro per adult; 45 euro per child (6-12yrs)

Approximately 11 hours

Printed or mobile voucher accepted

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Live guide: English

Audio guide/headphones: Spanish, Italian

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the cities of Koprivshtitsa and Plovdiv on this day tour from Sofia.
  • Admire the traditional 19th-century architecture .
  • Visit one of the oldest continuously inhabited towns in Europe – Plovdiv.
  • Enjoy a guided walk in the Revival – period Koprvishtitsa.
  • Explore Plovdiv’s archaeological delights.

TOUR ITINERARY

08:00: The trip starts from the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral (you will receive a detailed map after you complete the booking process).

10:00: Arrival at Koprivshtitsa center, where the guided tour starts

12:00: Departure from Koprivshtitsa and heading to Plovdiv

13:30: Arrival in Plovdiv and free time for lunch.

14:30: Guided tour of the Old Town in Plovdiv

16:30: Free time for shopping

17:00: Transfer from Plovdiv to Sofia

19:00: Arrival at the starting point in Sofia

  • Please note that all of the timetables are approximate and are subject to change, depending on the size of the group and the traffic along the way.
PRICES


50 Euro per adult; 45 Euro per child (6-12 years old)

Group discounts:

  • Contact us via email for group discounts.

Prices include:

  • English speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Transport in a modern vehicle (car/minibus) with air condition

Prices do not include:

  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
EXTRAS
  • Audio guide for Plovdiv can be booked for an additional 5 euro per device.
  • Hotel pick-up costs additional 5/10 Euro per reservation (not per person, depends on the hotel location).
GOOD KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

More information for your day tour to Koprivshtitsa and Plovdiv:

  • The tour is not suitable for disabled people
  • Clothes: Koprivshtitsa is more than 1000 meters above sea level in the mountains. The weather conditions can change within minutes. We advise you to bring warm clothes even during the summer.
  • The weather in Plovdiv can get very hot during the summer season. We advise you to bring a sun hat, sun lotion and sunglasses.
  • Shoes: We advise you to wear comfortable walking shoes as most of the streets in Koprivshtitsa and the Old town of Plovdiv are cobbled.
  • Cash is the king: Kindly note that payment by credit/debit cards is not possible everywhere (museums). There are cash machines in both Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa. For your personal expenses, we recommend bringing leva in cash with you.
  • Food: There are many restaurants in Plovdiv, offering both Bulgarian and International cuisine. The most famous place to eat is the Kapana neighborhood, located near the main pedestrian street. There are also several fast food options. If you wish to spend more of your free time exploring the city than you should consider bringing a lunch pack with you.
  • You may also book a day tour just to Plovdiv from HERE.