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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa are both scenic and historical destinations in Bulgaria, but visiting them from Sofia can be tricky unless you rent a car. On this tour, travel to both cities in an air-conditioned minivan and learn about each from your driver-guide. If you wish, you can use an audio guide in Spanish or Italian in Plovdiv.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6992PLOVDIV
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Driver-guide • Transport by air-conditioned minibus or car • Audio-guide in Spanish or Italian in Plovdiv (if option selected)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Entrance fees (approx. 5 euros per person) • Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Koprivshtitsa
Duration
11h
Departure details
Citysightseeing Sofia, ул. Оборище +, ul. "19-ti fevruari", 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria From the car park in front of "La Cattedrale" restaurant, at the south-east corner of Alexander Nevski Square
Inclusions
Driver-guide • Transport by air-conditioned minibus or car • Audio-guide in Spanish or Italian in Plovdiv (if option selected)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Entrance fees (approx. 5 euros per person) • Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Koprivshtitsa
Departure details
Citysightseeing Sofia, ул. Оборище +, ul. "19-ti fevruari", 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria From the car park in front of "La Cattedrale" restaurant, at the south-east corner of Alexander Nevski Square
Duration
11h
Return details
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
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.
Most travellers can participate
Only part of the seat capacity of our vehicles will be used.
All touch points in our vehicles will be cleaned and disinfected regularly.
All customers are required to wear face masks during the transfers.
Hand disinfectant will be provided free of charge throughout the tour.
Our guides and drivers will be wearing masks and gloves during the transfers.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Citysightseeing Sofia
    ул. Оборище +, ul. "19-ti fevruari", 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    From the car park in front of "La Cattedrale" restaurant, at the south-east corner of Alexander Nevski Square
    See address & details
  • 1
    St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Municipality Koprivshtitsa
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Municipality Koprivshtitsa
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Plovdiv Old Town
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Plovdiv Old Town
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 6
    Plovdiv Old Town
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Plovdiv Old Town
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
  • You'll end at
    Citysightseeing Sofia
    ул. Оборище +, ul. "19-ti fevruari", 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    From the car park in front of "La Cattedrale" restaurant, at the south-east corner of Alexander Nevski Square
    See address & details
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4.5
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Lisa
1 contribution
Plovdiv is worth it
Sep 2021 • Couples
Fun tour with enthousiastic Tourguide (Martin). Just us two and one other couple. Long drive but worth it ! Maybe the free time could be a little longer in Plovdiv ? Choose fast food and not a slow restaurant to see more of the city ;)
Written 10 September 2021
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jloufik
Boston, MA4 contributions
Plovdiv and Asen fortress and monastery
Mar 2021 • Friends
Great tour guide Philip taking us to all the sites, great day. Philip is the man! Bulgaria is beautiful
Written 10 March 2021
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AnniePaykova
Hello, Thank you for your review! We will let Philip know of your kind words about him! Safe travels, Annie Paykova
Written 10 May 2021
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Mathilde V
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
Great excursion !!!
Jan 2021 • Solo
I had a great day visiting Bulgaria deeper, with my guide Lubo who was really professional, and know so much about history, culture,..
I truly recommend !
I loved the Bulgarian mountains !!
If I came back I’m sure to do another tour with Traventuria !
Written 18 January 2021
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AnniePaykova
Dear customer, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are happy to know that you were impressed with Bulgarian nature and history, but we are sure our country has so much more to offer! Our team will be happy to show you! Stay safe! Annie Paykova
Written 10 May 2021
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Neil S
London, UK4 contributions
Avoid this company!
Mar 2020 • Solo
Terrible customer services - no reply when I emailed them after finding out bulgaria was in a state of emergency and everything was shut. So what’s the point of an excursion which states you will visit the tourist attractions, churches, galleries, museums, historic homes etc and allows you to have lunch etc when nothing is actually open due to the state of emergency and the government advises people not to be in close proximity? I asked for a refund only to be told - no because the excursion is still running. Avoid this company.
Written 17 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Neil, Thank you for your review. You were scheduled to join a tour starting on March 15th at 08:00. Your "cancellation" came on March 15th at 23:45. Yes, your booking was considered as "no-show" and treated as per the standard booking condition. If you had let us know a day earlier that you would not be traveling (a fact, which for sure was clear to you already on March 14th), then your booking would've been refunded in full. We are sorry for the inconvenience and we hope to be of your service next time you visit Bulgaria. Best regards, Traventuria team
Written 23 March 2020
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Neil B
Radcliffe, England, United Kingdom4 contributions
Superb trip
Feb 2020
We had an amazing day visiting Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa with our excellent guide Martin who was friendly, fun and very informative. We loved Plovdiv old town which looked amazing, unlike anything we had ever seen (like the perfect set out of an old gothic movie) and enjoyed visiting an outdoor Roman theatre and tasting in a local distillery where we purchased a bottle of melon alcohol. Martin was a great driver who multi-tasked by giving us funny and engaging stories of the histories of Bulgaria, Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa which all made for a fascinating, fun and memorable day.
Written 21 February 2020
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Sam A
1 contribution
Solid
Dec 2019 • Solo
Solid tour. Martin, tour guide, was excellent.
Funny, knowledgeable, engaging and remained super charged the full day.
Safe driver. Beautiful scenery and sights.
Written 30 December 2019
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Dear customer, Thank you for valuing our work! Come again and stay safe! Kind regards, Annie Krumova
Written 30 March 2020
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yael turkia
9 contributions
Wow
Oct 2019 • Friends
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
Written 21 October 2019
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Dear Yael, I am happy you enjoyed the tour with us and you are more than welcome to visit us again! Kind regards,
Written 30 March 2020
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ChristinaHD
Kaiserslautern, Germany225 contributions
Plovdiv is a must see town
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!
Written 11 October 2019
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Dear Christina, Thank you for your review! We have a plenty of tours that you can enjoy with our company and we are looking forward to welcoming you to them! Kind regards, Annie Krumova
Written 27 March 2020
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Rita1617
Jakarta, Indonesia5 contributions
Interesting Facts !
Oct 2019 • Solo
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 from Sofia. But trust me it was worth the visit and valued for me. Really glad I join the tour. Keep up the good work Lubo. Really appreciate it.
Written 10 October 2019
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Dear Rita, Thank you for the nice review. We are very happy, that you have enjoyed the trip with us. Lubo is for sure a true professionalist, and he is really passionate about his job. I wish you happy travels and feel welcome back to Bulgaria anytime! Kind Regards, Annie Krumova
Written 27 March 2020
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Stay798787
24 contributions
Love Plovdiv
Oct 2019
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 from K-12, about 30 years ago) - and the older folks had NO idea what English lingo was, so in that case, the usual sign language needed.

The cobblestone streets were a bit of a challenge for me (age 78) but my friend helped me navigate. Also, some quite hilly sections, so anticipate that.... but the "promenade" area was great for shopping, and the old and restored buildings were quite interesting to see.

Highly recommend taking this trip from Sofia-Plovdiv. Train was two hours, as was bus. Also --- things are REALLY cheap in Bulgaria. Long cab rides maybe 10-15 Leva, with two Lev to the $. But if taxiing, always ask for fare from driver before entering the cab to your destination.
Written 5 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Written 8 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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