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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia
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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

By Traventuria
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.
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S$74.05
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Ages 6-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 11h
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English, Italian, French, Spanish

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

  • Driver-guide in English
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus or car
  • Audio-guide in Spanish or Italian in Plovdiv (if option selected)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (approx. 5 euros per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Koprivshtitsa

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.

Departure details
  • St Alexander Nevski Square, 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria IMPORTANT: The meeting point is BEHIND Alexander Nevski Cathedral (opposite La Cattedrale restaurant) | GPS coordinates: 42.695601, 23.333790 | Please, be there 15 min. in advance! | This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6992PLOVDIV

  • 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.
  • 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

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia?
How much is Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia?
Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia price starts from S$59.70. Discover and book Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia on Tripadvisor
What is the Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia cancellation policy?
Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia?
Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia is hosted by Traventuria. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Traventuria on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6992PLOVDIV

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    St Alexander Nevski Square
    1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    IMPORTANT: The meeting point is BEHIND Alexander Nevski Cathedral (opposite La Cattedrale restaurant) | GPS coordinates: 42.695601, 23.333790 | Please, be there 15 min. in advance! | This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5.
    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 return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

mariabL852SU
mariabL852SU
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A wonderful taste of Bulgaria
The trip was well organised. The church at Boyana was beautiful and the Rila Monastery was also very impressive.Our
martinajukic95
martinajukic95
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Amazing Experience
Our guide, Martin, was amazing! He knew a lot about the history of Boyana Church and Rila Monastery, he was ready t
38siobhanm
38siobhanm
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Well organised, well informed, highly recommended!
My husband and I chose Traventuria for a day trip to Rila Monastery, which also included a visit to the Boyana Chur
peterpaul2014
peterpaul2014
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Interesting, but wouldn't do it again.
Beautiful Monastery, but a long trip. Lots of other beautiful churches in or near Sofia without the long ride. Gui
Timothy P
Timothy P
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A very well spent day
Excellent communication from the tour operator. Our guide was knowledgable and knew the answer all questions asked.
830madelinem
830madelinem
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Only OK
We enjoyed the town, but was nothing remarkable. We found our guide Martin difficult. Although enthusiastic and wel
kierons340
kierons340
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Excellent trip - beautiful town
If you're in Sofia, this is an excellent trip well worth the 2hr coach journey. Our bus was clean, the tour guide M
SarahsOffAgain
SarahsOffAgain
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Good tour for those short of time in Bulgaria
Recommend this trip from Sofia for someone who is short of time when in Bulgaria and/or would be nervous of getting
Y6627ABfrankh
Y6627ABfrankh
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Outstanding tour
A great tour to the awesome and moving Rila Monastery with great commentary and information along the way from Mart
Gecko1170
Gecko1170
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Desastrous trip to a magnificent monastery!
The guide was a total desaster, giving superfluous information like „what to do when you encounter a bear“ or instr
A2430AJalexanders
A2430AJalexanders
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Very informative
Nice and informative tour! Very recommendable. Tourguide Todor was amazing, very big knowledge! Thanks to him.
Leonard988
Leonard988
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Difficult old Town but great tour company
Just completed the Plovdiv tour. Despite my wife being told she would have difficulties with the cobbled streets s
Dreamer592950
Dreamer592950
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TMB Mis-Adventure
Read between the lines! Rude people- horrible service. They’ll steal your money. Do not plan your trip with this co
Daydream309553
Daydream309553
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Tour to Rila from Sofia
The trip to rila was amazing! The guide was really nice , he replied all the questions, he was patient , he knows a
rtpana
rtpana
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Grand Bulgaria Tour
We customized our 11 day Grand Bulgaria tour for our 4 person group by e-mail with Svetoslav Velkov (one of the own
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Tim H
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Our tour guide Martin was incredible and his sense of humor was spot on. Both cities have amazing history and thanks to our guide we enjoyed everything, including small quiz during the tour (really thoughtful one). Not everybody in the group was interested in what our guide was saying, but no matter what, he managed to stay enthusiastic during the entire trip. I can highly recommend the tour if you have time to spare in Bulgaria.
Written 19 September 2022
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Dear Friend! Thank you for sharing your review! Martin is very happy with the feedback received! Looking forward to seeing you! Best regards, Maria Kamenova
Written 22 September 2022
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Neil B
Radcliffe, England, United Kingdom4 contributions
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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The Common Traveler
Durham, NC2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Martin was such an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable and engaging. You visit two historic places, with Martin telling you the history and showing the sights. He took the time with everyone in our small group to ensure they all got to see what they wanted.

It’s a fairly long day with three times driving distances of about two hours. But it’s a great way to see some magic outside Sofia. I’d do it again!
Written 12 April 2023
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Hello! It was a pleasure to host you for the tour! Martin is happy to know that you enjoyed your time with us! We will be happy to meet you again! Kind regards, Maria Kamenova
Written 15 April 2023
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Robert
Albany, NY1 contribution
Aug 2022
Excellent tour. The historical sites were well chosen and the tour was well planned. We traveled with family in the Summer of 2022. The tour guide (Todor) was very knowledgeable and accommodating. As a bonus we visited the Bishops Basilica of Philippopolis. This site is actually a breathtaking and should be included in the standard tour. Great memories were created, thank you Traventuria.
Written 1 January 2023
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Dear Jan! Thank you for your review! Sharing your experience with others on TripAdvisor is really important for us. We highly value the time you have taken to rate our service! Thank you once again! Looking forward to other great trips! Best regards, Maria Kamenova
Written 3 January 2023
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Tea P
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
When we booked the tour we knew that Plovdiv and Koprivshitsa will be a great way to explore Bulgaria and its history, but this tour exceeded our expectations mostly because of its guide Martin. He told us all about history in an interesting way, joked around, made us feel safe and told us all the important information. We would book another tour with Traventuria if we were staying longer in Sofia.
Written 29 November 2022
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Dear Friend! Thank you for sharing your review! Martin is very happy with the feedback received! Looking forward to seeing you! Best regards, Maria Kamenova
Written 2 December 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rambling Adventurista
Moldova43 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Great way to see the museum and medieval cities of Bulgaria in one day. My tour guide Maria was very informative, happy to answer any questions, positive, and knew all of the photo spots. Very picturesque.
Written 7 November 2022
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Dear Kiara! I will surely let Maria know how amazed you were with her! Thank you so much for sharing feedback for your experience with our community on Tripadvisor! Looking forward to hosting you again! Safe travels, Maria Kamenova
Written 14 November 2022
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MDLavey
2 contributions
Excellent tour to two very cool Bulgarian cities. This was my second trip with this tour operator. Don’t hesitate to take a tour with them. Our guide, Philip (I’m sure I spelled that wrong), was a wealth of information and knew how to handle a diverse tour group. The transportation was comfortable and professional. The weather happened to be great for us. I got a ton of great pictures and learned a lot about these two amazing cities.
Written 22 November 2022
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Hello! Thank you for your review! We will let Philip know of your kind words about him! Looking forward to more amazing trips in our country! Safe travels, Maria Kamenova
Written 2 December 2022
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Stanko A
3 contributions
Nov 2022
Very good way to take a peek at two very different Bulgarian cities. Logistics and organization went smoothly, the guides were friendly, relaxed, and thought as a lot about our destinations and Bulgaria in general.
We also had some free time at both destinations which was nice. Keep in mind that (by the nature of the tour), a big part of the tour is spent on the road.
Written 27 November 2022
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Dear Stanko! Thank you for your great review of our services! We are really glad that the tour met your expectations! Safe travels, Maria Kamenova
Written 2 December 2022
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Leo Amendolare
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Solo
We spend the whole day with Chris, exploring the 2 cities. The touristic guide is so professional and ready to reply to all of your curiosities. I really appreciated the fact that he is not only a "worker" for the company, but he is really passionate about his job!
Written 13 April 2022
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Dear Friend! Chris is one of our best guides and we are really happy he was above and beyond your expectations! We have an amazing team, for whom it will be a pleasure to host you again for a longer time in order to show you the beauty of Bulgarian history and nature! Safe travels! Maria Kamenova Ski & Board Traventuria
Written 15 April 2022
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Saurabh S
4 contributions
Best decision to take this tour. Plovdiv was not on my list and I so glad I visited the city. Very different from Sofia and I would say more representative of the Bulgarian history and culture. Must visit and if you have time then possibly even spend an evening there.

Koprivshtitsa is a lovely town in the mountains. Great to spend an afternoon away from the city bustle. The town is historically significant in the Bulgarian revolution.

My tour guide Lubo was fantastic. He shared a lot about Bulgarian history and culture and made the whole trip memorable.
Written 3 July 2022
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Dear Sehgal! Thank you for the amazing and detailed review that you gave of our service and the sights seen. Lubo is happy to know he was an important part of your day! Looking forward to many new trips! Safe travels, Maria Kamenova
Written 4 July 2022
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