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Bulgaria has a rich history and culture, and Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa are among its most popular tourist destinations. 

Plovdiv, known for its well-preserved Old Town, is the second-largest city in Bulgaria. 

Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Koprivshtitsa is a small town located in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains, renowned for its beautiful architecture and significant role in the Bulgarian National Revival.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for the Koprivshtitsa Tour.

What to expect on Koprivshtitsa Tour

Experience an exhilarating journey to two of Bulgaria’s most enchanting tourist towns, all in a single day.

The Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Full-Day Tour will unleash the historian and explorer within you!

Begin your day with a 2-hour drive from Sofia to the ancient city of Plovdiv, which has 7000 years of history and cultural heritage evident from the remnants of Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Bulgarian civilizations.  

The cobbled streets lined with souvenir shops, historical monuments, marvelous ancient Roman theaters, etc., are this tour’s specialties. 

You can also enjoy some free time to shop for souvenirs and grab a delicious lunch at local restaurants.

After you experience the beauty of Bulgaria’s second-largest city, Plovdiv,  it is time to tour Koprivshtitsa, a charming town with 19th-century architecture. 

If you are a history enthusiast, Koprivshtitsa is a great place to look out for, as it has a rich past waiting to be discovered! 

Wonder at the vast collections of ethnographical treasures, including ancient weapons, traditional national costumes, and exquisite jewelry.

The slopes of the Sredna Gora Mountains add to the tranquility of your tour with its breathtaking views and peaceful ambiance. 

You can also visit the homes of renowned Bulgarians, writers, and rebels.

Finally, to enrich your day, you have the option to enjoy  audio guide in multiple languages. Feel free to select the language that best suits your comfort and preference!

Remember that internet access is required to download and use the audio guide.

Ticket Cost
Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Full-Day Tour from Sofia лв 98 
Koprivshtitsa and Panagyurishte Tour лв 313 
Full-Day Tour of Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa лв 274
Koprivshtitsa Full-Day Trip with Lunch лв 244 (with lunch)
Koprivshtitsa and Starosel Day Trip with Wine Tasting лв 254
Koprivshtica Day Tour from Sofia лв 237

Note: These are the prices when you purchase at least two tickets. You’ll notice that the prices vary as you increase the number of tickets. As you book more tickets, the per-ticket cost decreases, offering you savings.


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Where to book tickets

Tickets to the Koprivshtitsa Tour tickets are available online.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the attraction.

Booking online also helps you get exclusive discounts and offers.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the ticket counters. 

Because the Koprivshtitsa Tour sells a limited number of tickets, booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Go to the  Sofia to Koprivshtitsa tour ticket booking page.

Select the number of tickets, preferred date, and time slot, and buy the tickets immediately. 

After the purchase, you will receive the tickets in your email. 

There is no need to get printouts of the ticket. 

You can show the e-ticket on your smartphone and join the group.

Koprivshtitsa Tours ticket prices

The Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Full-Day Tour from Sofia Guided Tour in English ticket costs лв98 for those above 13 years and лв 88 for children between six to 12 years.

The Koprivshtitsa and Panagyurishte Tour tickets cost лв313 per person. This ticket price is for everyone irrespective of age. 

The Full-Day Tour of Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa tickets cost лв274 per person. This tour allows only a maximum of six people as it is a private tour. 

The Koprivshtitsa Full-Day Trip without Lunch tickets cost лв196 per person. With lunch, it costs лв244 per ticket. 

The Koprivshtitsa and Starosel Day Trip with Wine Tasting tickets cost лв254.28 per person. This tour is not suitable for children under 18 years of age.

The Koprivshtica Day Tour from Sofia ticket costs $134.32 (лв236) for those above 18 years.

Note: Remember these prices are only applicable if you select at least two adults.

Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Tour tickets

Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Tour tickets
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Discover the best of Bulgaria’s historic towns in a day! 

Experience the beauty of Plovdiv, a 7000-year-old city with museums and ancient sites. It is among the most popular tourist attractions in Bulgaria.  

Visit Koprivshtitsa, a picturesque town known for its 19th-century architecture and rich history. 

Convenient transportation and an optional audio guide are available. 

Entrance fees to museums, food, and drinks are not included in this ticket.

Starting Time: 8 am. 

If you select the “transport only” ticket, then your starting time will be 7.55 am. 

Meeting Point: Oborishte St 1А, 1504 1504.

Duration: 11 hours

Ticket Prices

Guided Tour in English
Adult Ticket (13+ years): лв98
Child Ticket (6 to 12 years): лв88

Tour with Audio Guide
Adult Ticket (13+ years): лв107
Child Ticket (6 to 12 years): лв98

Transport Only
Adult Ticket (13+ years): лв98

Koprivshtitsa and Panagyurishte Tour tickets

Koprivshtitsa and Panagyurishte Tour tickets
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Explore two historically significant towns of Bulgaria on this private tour. 

Start at Koprivshtitsa, known for its traditional architecture and its role in Bulgaria’s struggle for independence, and see famous sites. 

Then, visit Panagyurishte, a town rich in monuments and history related to Bulgaria’s fight for independence from the Ottoman Empire. 

See the renowned Panagyurishte Golden Treasures and explore the town’s museums. 

This ticket includes pickup and drop-off facility, private transportation, a knowledgeable guide, and museum tickets. Unfortunately, food is not included. 

The tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in Sofia.

Starting Time: You can select your convenient time between 8 am to 9.30 am. 

Duration: 8.5 hours

Ticket Cost: лв313

Full-Day Tour of Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa

Full-Day Tour of Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa
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The full-Day Tour of Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsaon introduces you to rich Bulgarian history and culture.

In Koprivshtitsa, see the beautiful houses, learn about the dramatic history of its people from the 19th century and the revolutionaries who fought for Bulgaria’s liberty, and witness the village’s rich heritage.

Then move on to Plovdiv to witness a well-preserved Roman theater and stadium.

Take a guided tour of the Old Town and discover revival houses adorned with ornate decorations and the vibrant atmosphere of the art neighborhood of Kapana.

You’ll have an English-speaking professional guide who will share fascinating insights and stories. 

Hotel pick-up and drop-off, as well as parking fees, are included. 

Unfortunately, food and drinks are not included. 

The tour will conclude with your return to Sofia in the early evening. 

Starting Time: 8 am

Duration: 10.5 hours

Ticket Cost: лв274

Koprivshtitsa Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Koprivshtitsa Full-Day Trip with Lunch
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This private tour lets you witness the authentic 19th-century architecture of the charming town of Koprivshtitsa. 

Walk through the picturesque streets with their well-preserved buildings, and understand Bulgaria’s storied history.

Step into museums that house intricate artifacts, traditional jewelry, and antique furniture dating back 150 years. 

Your knowledgeable guide will share the heroic tales of the April Uprising as you visit the original houses of the courageous revolutionaries.

Enjoy a tranquil escape into the serene slopes of the Stara Planina mountain.  

Choose the ticket with a delightful 3-course traditional lunch for a delectable local spread.

Starting Time: 9 am

Duration: 8 hours

Ticket Prices

Without Lunch: лв196
With Lunch: лв244

Koprivshtitsa and Starosel Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Koprivshtitsa and Starosel Day Trip with Wine Tasting
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Experience the charm and history of Koprivshtitsa, a mountain village with Revival-style architecture. 

Step into the house museums from the National Revival Period and learn about the heroes of the April Uprising. 

Then, visit Starosel village to witness its Thracian heritage and taste some wine at a local winery. 

Discover Bulgaria’s rich past and delightful wines on this captivating day trip.

Transportation (A/C car with free WiFi), a professional guide, and a sightseeing tour in Koprivshtitsa are included in the ticket price.

The entrance fees for food and drink as well as house-museums are not included.

Starting Time: 9 am

Duration: 9 hours

Ticket Cost: лв254

Koprivshtica Day Tour from Sofia

Koprivshtica Day Tour from Sofia
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Walk along cobblestone streets with your guide and learn about the historic April Uprising in this full-day tour from Sofia to Koprivshtica. 

On the way back to Sofia, visit Chavdar, a reconstructed neolithic village. 

This ticket includes transportation in a small-group minibus, hotel pickup and drop-off in Sofia, and all entrance fees.

Starting Time: 9 am

Duration: 9 hours

Ticket Cost: лв134

Save time and money! Buy the Sofia Pass to learn about one of Europe’s oldest towns while taking in UNESCO-listed structures, remnants of the Soviet era, and examples of the city’s rich artistic history. At just €90, visit the Boyana Church, National historical museum, National Archaeological Museum, Royal Church, and more.


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How to reach Plovdiv from Sofia

It will take 2 to 3 hours to reach Plovdiv from Sofia, Bulgaria.

Sofia to Plovdiv by Bus & Train

At the Serdika bus stop, take bus M4, which will take you to Iskarsko Shose.

At Iskarsko Shose metro station, take the БВ 8651 train to reach Plovidiv, Bulgaria.

Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa tour timings

We advise you to reach the meeting point 10 to 15 minutes earlier than the starting time, for a stress-free start to your day.  

Your journey starts at 8 am and ends after approximately 11 hours. 

How long does the tour take

How long does the tour take
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The Plodiv and Koprivshtitsa Tour takes a full day to complete. Your journey begins from the meeting point in Sofia. From there, you go on to explore two must-see Bulgarian towns.

So, be well prepared for a full-day excursion.

Best time to go for Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa tour

Since this is a full-day tour, there is no specific time of day to embark on it. However, if you wish to avoid large crowds, planning your visit on weekdays is advisable.

The best time to go to Plovdiv is from April to October, when the weather is pleasant.

January is the coldest month, and May and June typically experience more rainfall.


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FAQs about the Koprivshtitsa Tour

Here are some frequently asked questions about Koprivshtitsa Tour.

What is the duration of the Koprivshtitsa Tour?

The tour lasts one day, starting with a two-hour drive from Sofia to Plovdiv and continuing to Koprivshtitsa.

How can I book the Koprivshtitsa Tourand find the meeting point?

You can book the tour online and receive details about the meeting point, which may vary depending on your chosen option.

Is the tour suitable for all ages?

The Koprivshtitsa Tour is suitable for both kids and adults. However, children under six are not permitted on this tour.

Are entrance fees for attractions on this tour included in the Koprivshtitsa Tour tickets?

Entrance fees to attractions such as Plovdiv’s Ethnographic Museum, the Roman Theater, and all the museum houses in Koprivshtitsa are not included in the tour price. Each entrance fee is 5 BGN (€2.50).

Does the Koprivshtitsa Tour ticket include a transportation facility?

Yes, to your delight, it does include free transportation from the meeting point. Ensure you are ready at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before starting time, i.e., 8 am.

Are food and beverages included in this ticket?

Unfortunately, tickets for the Koprivshtitsa Tour does not include food and other drinks. You have to buy your food at some local restaurant.

What languages are available for the audio guide?

The Koprivshtitsa Tour offers an online audio guide in the following languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Russian. Remember that internet access is required to download and use the audio guide.

Is there free time in Plovdiv for shopping and lunch?

You will have ample free time to shop for souvenirs or eat lunch at local restaurants on the Plovdiv & Koprivshtitsa Tour. 

What essentials should I bring to the Koprivshtitsa Tour?

As this tour takes up your entire day and includes walking, wear comfortable shoes and bring sunglasses and a sun hat to protect yourself from the sun during the excursion.

Is the Koprivshtitsa Touraccessible for people with mobility impairments?

Unfortunately, the tour is not suitable for individuals with mobility impairments.

What is the cancellation policy for this ticket?

Cancel your tickets for the Koprivshtitsa Tour at least 24 hours before the tour begins to get a full refund. Please keep in mind that any changes made within a 24-hour window cannot be accepted.

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