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.
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 Ethnographic 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 19 th-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 Stara Planina Mountains, that carries a specific spirit of tranquility and eternity. Once a scene of battles for the liberation of Bulgaria, now the city is turned into 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 ethnographic treasures, including ancient weapons, intricate national costumes and stunning jewelry.
The program (depending on guide’s desicion (based on day of the week, weather conditions etc.) may be executed the other way around, starting from Koprivshtitsa.
NEW: Audio guides in Italian and Spanish (for Plovdiv)
Price: 45 Euro per person; Child discount (up to 12 years old) – 35 Euro per child. Great group discounts.
What’s included: English-speaking guide throughout the tour. Transport in modern vehicle (car/minibus) with air condition
What’s not included: Food and beverages, personal expenses, entrance fees (about 7 Euro in total per person), gratuities.
Extras: Hotel pick-up costs additional 5/10 Euro per reservation (not per person, depends on the hotel location).