Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

Duration: 11 hours
Destination: Bulgaria, Sofia City Province, Sofia

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  • 11 hours
  • Sofia
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


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.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria

08:00 departure time from the parking lot behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral and next to Kvadrat 500 Gallery.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Municipality Koprivshtitsa, Koprivshtitsa, Lyuben Karavelov St 16, 2077 Средна махала, Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria

10:00 - estimated arrival time in the center of Koprivshtitsa. Guided tour of the historical part of the city.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Municipality Koprivshtitsa, Koprivshtitsa, Lyuben Karavelov St 16, 2077 Средна махала, Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria

12:00 - Approximate departure time from Koprivshtitsa

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria

13:30 - Approximate arrival time in the Old Town in Plovdiv. Free time for lunch.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria

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

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria

16:30 - Free time for shopping, when the guided tour concludes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria

17:00 - Departure time from the Old Town in Plovdiv, heading back to Sofia

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria

19:00 - Estimated arrival time at the starting point of the tour

  • 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
  • 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
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

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


11 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 29 Oct 2019 -


The tour was very educative. Plovdiv is very beautiful and nice to walk around with typical small town atmosphere. The views from top of the mountain are impressive. The other village is very small and full of interesting spots to take nice pictures. The experiment was very relaxing since it is another experience outside the city life of Sofia.

Image - 13 Sep 2019 -

Krishan S

A long but excellent day led by Lubo who was fantastic. Plovdiv is beautiful. The day was made more fun by the tour being made up of a small group of like minded people.

Image - 13 Sep 2019 -

Sally C

It was great! The tour guide Chris at the start was a bit arrogant, but later until the end of the tour,, I found him to be nice and pleasant. He is knowledgeable and had given us a massive information about the places he had taken us. His service was above and beyond. He is a great tour guide and I highly commended him.

Image - 19 Jun 2018 -

Jenna B

Truly wonderful experience on this tour. Both towns are so beautiful and it was a true pleasure to walk around them and learn their rich history. Although Plovdiv was absolutely lovely, Koprivshtitsa unexpectedly took my breath away all nestled up in the mountains. Two historically signficant cities with two very different vibes. We stopped twice between the two towns, once in a field so we could see and smell the Bulgarian roses, and another time at a viewpoint up in the mountains right before entering Koprivshtitsa to snap some photos. Really perfect! Our guide and driver were both named Chris and they were great. The guide Chris provided the perfect balance of informational, tourist time and time for us to explore on our own, break for meals, etc. All in all a perfect ending to my weekend in Sofia, would definitely recommend!

Image - 21 Feb 2018 -

Anne B

Extremely interesting, a small group off 4 made it very easy to ask questions and the guide was very knowledgeable. Extremely good value for money as well.

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