Full Day Tour: Koprivshtitsa
Koprivshtitsa is a museum-town, which preserves 250 types of architecture, which date back to the 19th century;
Visit a number of houses-museums, which preserve the authentic atmosphere of the craftsmen and freedom fighters, which lived in them and exhibit outstanding ethnographical treasures, weapons, national costumes and embroidery;
You will enter churches with precious woodcarvings and icons;
Tranquility of the easy-going life, where horses and donkeys are still used for transport;
Exceptional natural sights of the Balkan and Sredna Gora Mountains.
The town of Koprivshtitsa is located at 1060 m a.s.l. some 110 km south-east of Sofia. It is a 2-hour transfer along a road, which passes via small valleys and traces the southern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. Probably, the best way to understand the roots of the Bulgarian Renaissance Period, is to learn more about Koprivshitsa's 19th houses with their colorful courtyards, surrounded with high stone walls and gates. The disorderly built curved and narrow cobblestone little streets and plots and the numerous stone fountains contribute to the attractiveness of the little town. Many of these houses are turned into museums, but each one has its own identity, which correspond to the main business and the size of the family of its owner. Another place of interest is the church "The Assumption of the Virgin" and the "Mausoleum - Ossuary - 20 th April" devoted to those who died during the April Uprising. The walking tour is about 2-hours and you will also have free time for lunch and shopping. On the way back to Sofia, you will travel through a different route, which will goes throught the valley of Strelcha, famous for its rose oil yielding rose bushes, exceptionally picturesque during May and June.
Small group tour, which other people may join (we try to limit the number of participants up to 8, but we also handle larger groups upon request):
Pickup: 9:00 from the backside of Alexander Nevski cathedral (Restaurant La Cattedrale). Hotel pick up is optional. Expected time to return to Sofia is 17:00 pm.
Transfer time: 4 hrs in total
Sightseeing time: 2-3 hrs
Tour offered: Every Sunday during the period November - March (40 euro pp.)
Price on days without special offer: 1 pers. -110 Euro; 2 pers. - 60 Euro/pers.; 3 pers. - 49 Euro/pers.; 4-7 pers. - 46 Euro/pers.; 8-12 pers. - 43 Euro/pers.
The price includes: English speaking guide throughout the tour, transportation with modern vehicle equipped with A/C.
Not included: Meals, drinks etc. personal expenses
For larger groups or guidance in other languages please ask for quotation