Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia
from £42.75
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.
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In Brief

Sofia, Bulgaria
11 hours
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Important InfoInfo
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

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Citysightseeing Sofia, ул. Оборище +, ul. "19-ti fevruari", 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
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.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2019
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.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2019
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!
• Submitted 19 Jun 2018
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.
• Submitted 21 Feb 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 08 Feb 2018
The trip to Bulgaria's second biggest city was absolutely great. I'd highly recommend this trip to anyone having a day to spare on their trip to Bulgaria. It's well worth the visit.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
A long drive from Sofia, and then quite a bit of walking uphill. The historical sites were quite fascinating, and the guide was personable and able to share a lot about the history of the area. This tour was unexpectedly a highlight of my visit, and strongly recommended. Also, the restaurant we visited for lunch exceeded expectations. A very nice day!
• Submitted 09 Dec 2017
This tour just got better and better by the hour. After a week exploring Bulgaria, I took this tour on my last day to see some last minute sights and it was the perfect end to a Bulgarian trip. Martin was a great tour guide - he gave us space to explore and ask questions, but had tons of information when we were at a site worth talking about. A nice bonus to the tour was that it wasn't all historical information Martin let you know a nice street to walk down on your own, which cafe's to avoid, the best place to grab a cold beer and even stopped into a few shops along our tour so we could pick up gifts to bring home. There wasn't a question he couldn't answer. Its a full day tour, but I never felt tired - there are plenty of hours in a comfortable bus driving through the sunflower fields, mountains, and villages of Bulgaria. You could easily nap or just watch the countryside out the window. I was very impressed with this tour. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2017
Martin was a great guide with a great sense of humor. Very professional and knowledgeable. We were lucky to have him as our guide!
• Submitted 11 Jun 2017
Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa were both charming and made for a really interesting contrast and complement to the more urban Sofia. I definitely recommend this trip. It is good value. Our guide was very knowledgeable.
• Submitted 30 May 2017
Plovdiv was excellent - a lot nicer than I expected. Our tour guide took us to a beautiful restaurant. Koprivshtitsa was very interesting. It was nice to see another side of Bulgaria.
• Submitted 18 May 2017
I had a great day on this trip,two worthwhile places to visit.I must give a special mention to our fantastic guide Met.I enjoyed the tour immensley made better thanks to MET who must i say had to deal with some rather awkward fellow travelers whose knowledge of the areas was fantastic.Plovdiv is a real jewel a must see place for all the great history.
• Submitted 03 May 2017
Very beautiful and interesting excursion. The programm was respected, bus and drivers were ok. Guide was professional with good english If you're in Bulgaria it is not to miss!
• Submitted 02 May 2017
Although it's a long day this trip was enjoyable and informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable as well as being a very good driver. Well recommended
• Submitted 01 May 2017
Our tour was great, the guide was very knowledgeable and showed us lots of very nice places and told us about the history. Would recommend
• Submitted 01 May 2017
Awesome tour, well worth your time! Martin was our guide for the day, hes very knowledgeable, funny, kept us on track, and was also flexible to provide options for members of the group who wanted to backtrack to see a sight. My husband and I really enjoyed our day on this tour, we appreciated the contrast of seeing Plovdiv, an urban center, with the town setting of Koprivshtitsa. Getting a small taste of the culture and history in both locations made for a delightful day!
• Submitted 27 Apr 2017
were lucky, we were more than five, so besides the driver we got a very nice guide with us, Dafi, who explain a lot about Bulgaria during the trip and Told many stories in Plovdiv and koprivshstitsa. We spent a very enjoyable day with her, she knew when to let us sleep on the bus, when to tell the stories, when to spend 20 more minutes in a place and to leave. Everything run smoothly with her. She was able to take care of the needs of the group.
• Submitted 17 Apr 2017
This was a fun tour, well guided, nicely paced and full of interesting sites and historical and architectural commentary. We fully enjoyed ourselves and recommend the trip unreservedly.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2016
A most enjoyable, almost 12-hour, trip with a very knowledgeable guide. Even the traveling time between the two sites was used to provide interesting historical background. Well worth the price! Koprivshtitsa is a village with some well-preserved original dwellings with historical connections. Plovdiv is a city with all the historical buildings and scenery one would expect to see.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2016
Beautiful scenery and the excellent guide made this a great day trip from Sofia. The group was small and the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2016
Martin is an excellent driver/guide. Knows Bulgarian history and the area very well. His English is excellent. We are very pleased with the trip.
• Submitted 05 Jul 2016
An excellent tour - brilliant guide, most informative. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2016
Fantastic Tour-Guide Alex arrived in good time, very friendly and welcoming, remembered everyones names and introduced us at each pick up point. Very knowledgeable and went out of his way to help everyone. 8 of us on the tour and all very nice and interesting people. two lovely places. It has come to a point now that as soon as I have booked a break I go straight to Viator to see what tours are available, these guys know their stuff
• Submitted 31 May 2016