Explore the oldest city in Europe! Explore the oldest city in Europe

Tour Highlights:
♦ Plovdiv is the oldest city in Europe
♦ The city is built over the legendary 7 hills
♦ Enjoy a day filled with history and charm
♦ Koprivshtitsa will take you back to a slower time period filled with beauty
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Price
€59 per person
Duration
Single day
Destination
Plovdiv
Travellers
16+
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Immerse yourself in the Bulgaria's history. Visit the oldest city in Europe and the beautiful Koprivshtitsa!

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia
Return Location
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday at 09:00
Price includes
  • English-speaking professional tour guide
  • Medical insurance and emergency insurance*
  • Transportation in comfortable car or 8-seater passenger van
Price does not include
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver

Plovdiv

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Throughout history Plovdiv bore different names: Kendrissos , Evmolpias , Philippopolis, Pulpudeva , Trimontsium , Ulpia , Flavia Julia , Plapdiv , Puldin Ploudin , Filibe and others. Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria and an administrative center of Plovdiv County. It is situated in the Upper Thracian Plain (Gornotrakiyska Nizina), on both banks of the Maritsa river. The climate is transitional–continental with mild winters and hot summers. The average temperature in January is +1°С, and +24°С in July . The town in its present appearance was built around seven hills – the hills of Plovdiv (Plovdiv Tepes) which are an inseparable part of the city’s history. Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe – the beginning of its history dates back to 4,000 years BC. In the beginning, the ancient settlement was situated on the natural elevation between Nebet, Taksim and Dzhambaz hills (the Three Hills). In ancient times Thracians inhabited the Three Hills and built a fortified settlement – the largest city in Thrace. In the 4th century BC, Plovdiv was conquered by Phillip of Macedonia. He gave the city one of its many names – Phillipopolis and had it surrounded by thick fortified walls. Later the Thracians regained their power over the city, but after a series of battles in the 1st century AD, it became a part of the Roman Empire.

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Koprivshtitsa

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The town of Koprivshtitsa is located in the heart of the Sredna Gora mountain range. It is 110 km from Sofia, 24 km from Pirdop, 22 km from Strelcha, and 90 km from Plovdiv. In 1952, it was declared the only city-museum in the country, and since 1971 it has been an architectural and historical reserve, with a total of 388 architectural, historical, artistic, and ethnographic monuments. In 1978, it was recognized as a national architectural reserve of international importance and as a tourist destination.
There are many legends concerning the town’s beginnings. One relates that the location boasted a plentiful store of kop, and that it was particularly fertile, a popular resting place for caravans and shepherds herding their flocks. It was here that proto-Bulgarians settled with their herds – people known as “Zhupa” – and that was the origin of Koprivshtitsa

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Rise and shine

8:00 - The trip starts behind Alexander Nevski (parking)
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

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Covid19 Update: Restaurants in the area of Plovdiv are with limited capacity until further notice, due to the state of emergency in Bulgaria.
It’s recommended that you check with us prior to your trip or go to this link for up to date information. You can also prepare sandwiches or small snacks sold everywhere in Sofia.

Attire: Comfortable shoes are recommended as the some of the streets are cobbled.

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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa
Photos are allowed everywhere with the exception of churches.

Cash is important
Please have cash with you as not all places accept debit / credit cards and ATMs.

Food: There are numerous restaurants in the area that offer authentic food. We will have time to stop and enjoy a nice lunch.

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      Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa

      Price
      €59 per person
      Duration
      Single day
      Destination
      Plovdiv
      Travellers
      16+

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