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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

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Enjoy a guided combo tour to two of the most fascinating towns in Bulgaria. These are Plovdiv - the European Capital of Culture 2019 and Koprivshtitsa - a picturesque town with an epic history and a striking architecture. Explore all major attractions in the old town of Plovdiv with a professional guide and admire the marvellous heritage left by Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, Jews, Greeks, Armenians and Bulgarians. The route between Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa crosses rose valleys, charming villages and the gentle hills of Sredna Gora Mountain. Koprivshtitsa is unforgettable with its spectacular Bulgarian Renaissance mansions and filled with battles chronicles. Despite the long and intensive itinerary, there is free time planned for shopping, self-guided wandering and eating.
  • Learn about the history of Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa from a driver/guide
  • Choose to use an audio guide in Spanish or Italian in Plovdiv
  • Explore Plovdiv’s Old Town on a guided walking tour
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan
What to Expect
Begin your day trip with a pickup in central Sofia and travel for by air-conditioned minivan with a driver-guide to Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second-largest city. When you arrive, embark on a walking tour of the city’s sights. Explore the cobblestone streets, cafes, and art galleries and learn about Plovdiv’s history from your guide. Stroll through the house museums and monuments in Plovdiv’s Old Town and hear about its restoration. Pause to take pictures of Thracian, Roman, Byzantine, and Bulgarian antiquities and observe the Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic Museum and the Roman amphitheater. Take a lunch break at a local restaurant (own expense). Continue on by minivan to Koprivshtitsa, a town with 19th-century architecture. Walk through the town and learn about the Liberation of Bulgaria during the Russo-Turkish War. Visit some of the town’s famous homes. At the end of the day, return to central Sofia.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Citysightseeing Sofia, ул. Оборище +, ul. "19-ti fevruari", 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Driver-guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus or car
  • Audio-guide in Spanish or Italian in Plovdiv (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (approx. 5 euros per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Municipality Koprivshtitsa
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Not wheelchair accessible or stroller friendly
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • If you select the option of the audio-guide in Spanish or Italian, you will have approx. 2 hours to visit the Old Town of Plovdiv at your own pace with the given device.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • In the summer months, the weather is very hot in Plovdiv. We recommend bringing sun screen, sun glasses and a hat with you on the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our guide was Chris. Really nice. A whole day tour going out from sofia to plovdiv (with free time there). Than we went to koprichtiza for a while. Really nice. Chris was great
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We had a great visit, our guide Lubo was knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. Plovdiv is colorful and quaint. Koprivshitsta was a journey that I could have skipped, small village with monument/museum to local revolutionary. Overall a great day!
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I took the trip yesterday. It was really interesting. Our guide Lubo was a really ‘know what he’s doing’ kind of guy. His knowledge in the area is really amazing. I learned some new interesting facts during the tour. It was tiring because the fact that those towns are really far
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My Bulgarian lady friend took me to Plovdiv by train, return by bus. Having an articular English -speaking interpreter made huge difference, as she speaks great English (always look for someone who appears under age 30, since Bulgaria undertook to have the kids learn English
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Response from AnnieKrumova, Guest Relations Manager at Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear customer, Thank you for your detailed review and for trusting our services. We are looking forward to meeting you again! Kind regards, Annie Krumova
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Bus trip into the Bulgarian countryside and hills. Both cities were very nice and interesting. The guide, bus and driver very good. Excellent value. This was eleven hours. You choose.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: Italian, Spanish
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