Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa

€79 per person
10 hours

Explore the oldest city in Europe.

Tour Highlights:
♦ European capital of culture for 2019.
♦ The city is built over the legendary 7 hills.
♦ Enjoy a day filled with Roman history and charm.
♦ Koprivshtitsa will take you back to a slower time period filled with beauty.
♦ Enjoy a full day packed with interesting monuments
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Plovdiv is many things – the cultural capital of Europe for 2019, one of the few cities build over seven hills (now six), the oldest city in Europe, but most of all it is charming and full of history.
Our trip will take us to the old city where you can see well preserved buildings that are still used. Our day will be packed with interesting historical sites as well as the charm of the city.
Our second stop is in Koprivshtitsa. There we will see Bulgarian revival period in person.

What's included

Departure Location
Your accommodation or Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Return Location
Your accommodation or Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Price includes
  • A guides tour of amazing places
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Transportation in comfortable car / passenger van
Price does not include
  • Meals and beverages not included in the tour description
  • Personal expenses and incidentals
  • Services not specifically noted in the itinerary
Additional Prices
Hotel pick up: €5


The magnificent Plovdiv had many names: Kendrissos , Evmolpias , Philippopolis, Pulpudeva , Trimontsium , Ulpia , Flavia Julia , Plapdiv , Puldin Ploudin , Filibe and others, but today we recognize it as PLOVEdiv (a mild mispronunciation). 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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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

9:00 - The trip starts from Alexander Nevski Cathedral
11:00 - Arrival at Plovdiv
11:20 - Explore the old city of Plovdiv
12:20 - Lunch in the Kapana district
13:30 - Leave for Koprivshtitsa
15:20 - Visit numerous monuments full of history and charm
17:00 - Head back to Sofia
19:00 - Arrive at the Alexander Nevski Cathedral

We will visit:

  • Ancient theatre of Philippopolis
  • Klianti house
  • National Ethnology Museum (one of the most beautiful houses in the old town)
  • Panoramic vista of Nebet tepe
  • The Balabanova house
  • House-Museum Hindliyan
  • Oslekov House
  • "Dormition of the Holy Mother of God" Catholic Cathedral
  • Todor Kableshkov Memorial House

More about this tour

Other information:

  • You can use your own insurance or we can arrange it for you through our partners.
  • Listed price is for two people / per person.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Hotel pick-up costs an additional 5/10 Euro per reservation, depending on the location of your hotel.

Please ask us about our group discounts.


Covid19 Update: Restaurants in the area have 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: The weather conditions can change very rapidly. We advise you to pack some warm clothing even during the summer months. Comfortable shoes are recommended as some of the streets are cobbled.


Photos are allowed everywhere with the exception of churches and monasteries.

Cash is important

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


There are numerous restaurants in the area that offer authentic food. We will have time to stop and enjoy a nice lunch for the multi-day tours and at certain instances in the daily tours.


Cancellation policy - we offer free cancellation and a full refund*

  • Daily tours
    • If you are unable to attend a daily tour and let us know 24 hours in advance we will provide you with a full refund. We will try to accommodate any changes at the last moment, but we cannot guarantee it.
    • If you are unable to attend a multi-day tour please let us know as early as possible. The refunds are listed below
      • Up to 30 days before the start date -> 100%
      • Up to 21 days before the start date -> 70%
      • Up to 14 days before the start date -> 50%
      • Less than 14 days before the start date - unfortunately we will not be able to refund you
      • No shows are fully charged
  • The experience requires a minimum of travelers. If it’s canceled we will offer you another experience or fully refund your money.
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      Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa

      €79 per person
      10 hours

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