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

By Traventuria
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.
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Ages 6-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 11h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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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 different languages (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 - Plovdiv Old Town

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.

Start:
  • St Alexander Nevski Square, Old City Center, 1000 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.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting 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
    • Most travellers can participate
    • 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.
    • Only part of the seat capacity of our vehicles will be used.
    • All touch points in our vehicles will be cleaned and disinfected regularly.
    • Tour with ONLINE, cloud-based audioguide in different languages (EN,ES,IT,FR,DE,RU). INTERNET required to download and use.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

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

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    How much is Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia?
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    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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    • Old City Center, 1000 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.
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    • Traventuria
      1,601
      Sofia, Bulgaria
      Joined in March 2011
    • beverleybK2427CD
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      A long trip, very little of interest
      I found this trip boring. Much of the time is spent travelling or hanging around. Unless you have a specific interest in religion and churches, I wouldn’t recommend this. I feel like it was a day wasted.
      Written 29 May 2024
    • beverleybK2427CD
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointing Customer Service
      I do not recommend this company. I booked to go on a day trip to Plovdiv. I left my hotel early to get to the meeting point but the google maps directions I was sent got me totally lost. I tried calling and WhatsApp ing the contact numbers I was given but got no response. As a result, I arrived about 5 minutes after the bus had left. The tour operators had my number and claim to have tried to call me but that is untrue. I have no missed calls. My WhatsApp was responded to at 8:17 which was pointless. The office staff were arrogant and would not give me a refund. I therefore had to go on an alternative tour to a church and monastery which I found extremely boring. It was a long drive to see very little. A day wasted - so disappointing.
      Written 29 May 2024
    • TLAOrangeville
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Professional, Positive Tour Company (Boyana Church & Rila Monastery Trip).
      I had originally signed up for the Rila Seven Lake Hike and Monastery tour but there was too much snow for the hike so switched to this tour instead. Phillip G. Was very helpful when communicating about this issue in advance. Boyana Church is a little gem…even if you have to pay 10lev on top of the tour price , only get ten minutes inside and can’t take pics. The frescoes are amazing. Our Tourguide: Liubomir Petkashev was outstanding. I’m always impressed with guides who run the sane tour day in and day out who still manage to be enthusiastic and supportive. The bus was comfy and the trip there went fast with the beautiful views of the countryside. The Rila Mountain region is stunning and the Monastery is definitely worth the trip. We also had the option of joining the St. Ivan cave tour group (again for an extra 10lev) but I would say go for it if you don’t mind a 15 minute uphill hike there. Really glad I booked this day trip from Sofia.
      Written 17 May 2024
    • Meander53485804260
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It was a privilege to experience the spirituality and reverence of the Rila Monastery and the Boyana Church in such beautiful s
      This was a delightful tour that i would highly recommend to anyone. Our guide, Lubo, was knowledgeable, interesting and informative. We always knew how much time we had and what our options were at each site. He projected his voice, was easy to hear and always waited for us to be within earshot before starting his talks. The audio guide is a clever idea and provided additional information along the route and at the sites. It was great to be able to investigate these treasures at one's own pace after having had the more expressive and interactive presentation from the guide. Both the Boyana Church and the Rila Monastery, set in the very beautiful Bulgarian scenery, are moving tributes to the vision and technical expertise of the early painters and architects who created them. Thank you, Lubo, for giving us such an interesting day and for going above and beyond in sorting out my problem with my phone! It is truly appreciated.
      Written 17 May 2024
    • BrendaC683
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      Top tour with Bilyana!
      I joined the italian tour and I was very lucky that our guide was Bilyana. She speaks good italian and has a very good cultural background, she gave us a lot of information and explanation. She is professional and we had also the opportunity to ask additional questions on religion, culture, etc during the trip back to Sofia. I honestly think that she has been one of the best guides I have met during day trips. Boyana church and Rila monastery are wonderful. During this tour it was also possible to visit the St. John cave for a small additional fee. I decided to join and happy I did it. In the tour there were also people not speaking italian but using the audioguide. The guide was very professional and asked them to leave the seats close to the front of the bus to the italian speaking people as the tour was in italian, we paid more for this and have the opportunity to interact with the guide. 2 people didn't want to move because one of them was getting car sick. Of course no issue and they stayed there but I think that the agency should make more clear this to the people joining a tour in a language that they don't speak, so that they can choose if they still want to join or not. Places we have seen where very beautiful and Byliana was a great guide, I wished the tour would have been lasted a bit longer!
      Written 15 May 2024
    • nilintentum_reliquit
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      3 perfect day tours with this professional company.
      Excellent schedule, communications, and comfort. Special shout out to engaging Martin (Plovdiv), passionate Hristo (Rila), super helpful Petar, and my favourite, the informative and super lovely Maria (Veliko). Thank you
      Written 13 May 2024
    • 78nirinar
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thank you Traventuria and Kristo
      Rila monastery is really worth a visit, especially with Kristo as your guide. He gave us a very passionate tour with a personal touch. Thank you all.
      Written 11 May 2024
    • ghenix
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Enjoyable visit
      Rila monastery was impressive and beautiful and in such a picturesque setting, it was enjoyable even on a rainy day. There was good amounts of time to explore on your own after the guided bit. Don’t miss out on visiting the little bakery out the back of the monastery. Boyana church was much more intimate and there is a 10 minute limit on the time you get to spend in the church, to preserve the frescos, but it was enough time. The guide was very enthusiastic and her stories really helped to bring the places to life. What I didn’t like was having to pay extra to enter Boyana church. It would have been better to include that in the overall fee. Who is going to sign up for a trip that goes to 2 places and not want to enter one of the two?
      Written 6 May 2024
    • santiagocL7704CD
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      Amazing experience and great guide
      Completely recommend this tour. María, our guide, was very informative and led us to and from the monastery with professionalism. It was clear that she deeply loves her country and is passionate about spreading the beauty and history that it offers. The only negative is that we were given two different times to leave (8 am and 9 am) which was a bit confusing. Other than that, the monastery and Boyana Church were beautiful and completely worth the price. The entire trip took about 7 hours.
      Written 5 May 2024
    • B7453NXfrancisl
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      Memorable excursion
      Fully according to expectations, even the weather forecast proved to be right: drizzle and cold all day. Thus almost everyone accepted the offer to leave 75’ earlier for a warm meal in a nearby restaurant. Nice surprise: cards accepted everywhere. Our guide was very professional. Rila monastery is definitely worth the two-hour drive.
      Written 25 April 2024
    • lant420
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      A Hidden Gew!
      What an amazing place to visit. Rich in history, culture and well preserved historic sites. Vibrant old town for shopping, dining, or just strolling around town. I only wish I stayed a couple nights to fully explore and enjoy this place.
      Written 21 April 2024
    • Destination694400
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      Excellent
      Hired equipment and has lessons with this company. Service was excellent for equipment, used there lockers which meant didn't have to carry them back to hotel which was useful. Lessons were good.
      Written 1 April 2024
    • T5329HEtarat
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      Great tour for appreciating Bulgarian history and culture
      Very nice tour guide who was passionate and very well informed on Bulgarian history and culture. The trip was nicely broken up, we weren’t rushed and went when there were not too many people visiting, so a perfect time to take the trip. Rila Monastery is a must visit with lots of history and beautiful architecture. We also stopped off for lunch at a trout farm and the food was amazing. Highly recommend this trip and very reasonably priced.
      Written 29 March 2024
    • scql96
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      Excellent tour to Rila monastery and Boyana church. Our tour Maria was really professional and informative, explaining the significance of the monastery well. Recommended to join the tour with guide Maria.
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    • scql96
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      Booked a tour in English but the group has many Spanish speaking tourists. The guide prioritised explanation/ speaking in Spanish throughout the tour even though the other half spoke English. Sometimes, he switched between english and Spanish in one sentence, making it difficult to understand. In addition, we didn't enter the Museum, the tour just consisted of walking around the Plovdiv old town and shopping areas
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    Ann1943
    Odense, Denmark155 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Solo
    This was an excellent tour with history, culture, scenery at two amazing destinations. Our guide María was exceptional and through her I learnt so much about what I was seeing. There are many Wow! moments in Plovdiv with its Roman ruins and Bulgarian Revival houses. The village of Koprivshtitsa was a living history museum & I learnt so much about the Bulgarian struggle for independence. Thanks also Maria for the dance lesson & the rose flavoured sweets
    Written 30 July 2023
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    Dear Ann, Thank you very much for your feedback and excellent review. It was a pleasure reading it and your time is greatly appreciated. Maria will be very happy with your kinds words for sure. Bulgaria's culture and history have a lot to offer and it would be great to have you again on a tour with us next time you visit our country. Best regards, Nora Dobrinska (Traventuria Team)
    Written 1 August 2023
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    Angel
    Washington DC, DC49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was constant movement for folks who want to see it all and are in really good health with good walking shoes. My only disappointment was we didn’t really have time to go into the museums. I would recommend the company make a map with pick up and drop off so folks have more of an opportunity to stop and look around. Maybe just pick up and drop off at the same location.
    Written 4 July 2023
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    Dear Angel, Thank you very much for your feedback. It is of great importance to us and we appreciate your time. Our highest priority is customer satisfaction and we will take into account your remarks. We will put an effort into improving as we always strive to provide the best hassle-free experience to our customers. We would be very happy to have you on another tour with us. It would be great to give us another chance to impress you - next time with 5 out 5 stars! With our kindest regards, Nora Dobrinska (Traventuria Team)
    Written 6 July 2023
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    Inger Karin N
    1 contribution
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    Sept 2023 • Couples
    Our guide Maria was excellent! It’s quite a long drive, but Maria told us interesting facts about Bulgaria covering both history, language, geography and seasons. In Kophrivistitsa she even taught us a traditional folk dance! There was also enough time for having lunch and free time in both towns. Marin was a safe and punctual driver.
    Written 7 September 2023
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    Dear Ingerka, Thank you very much for your kind review. It is greatly appreciated. Maria is indeed one of your best tour guides and she was very happy with your nice words, as well as Marin (our driver). We all look forward to see you again in Bulgaria! Best regards, Nora Dobrinska (Traventuria Team)
    Written 11 September 2023
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    Robert
    Albany, NY3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    The Common Traveler
    Durham, NC5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Tea P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    Rambling Adventurista
    Moldova76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Sarah
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booked last minute as I extended my trip by a day and I’m so pleased I did. Maria was an excellent tour guide and was really attentive throughout the day. It is true it is not for the faint hearted, it is fast paced and not a lot of time for breaks but everything you see is so interesting it’s worth feeling shattered at the end of the day. Wish we’d had more time in Plovdiv but that just means I’ll have to come back again to see the rest! Thanks Maria!
    Written 28 July 2023
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    Hello and many thanks for your feedback. We appreciate your time and we will surely let Maria know of your kind words. Bulgaria's culture and history have a lot to offer. It would be great to have you again on a tour with us next time you visit our country! Best regards, Nora Dobrinska (Traventuria Team)
    Written 1 August 2023
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    Leo Amendolare
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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