Location: Koprivshtitsa
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 Sofia – Koprivshtitsa– 110 km

The town of Koprivshtitsa is the best preserved architectural reserve in Bulgaria. The small town with cobble-paved streets and picturesque colorful houses from the 18-19th century is situated among spacious meadows and quite forests with bracing air in the heart of Sredna Gora Mountain, 110 km southeast of Sofia at 1030 m above sea level. White stone walls, overgrown with ivy and wild geranium, fence in gardens full of flowers. Vaulted stone bridges run across the bubbly Topolnitsa river. Heavy, iron-studded gates hide blue, yellow and red houses with verandas, bay windows and eaves and the spacious rooms are lit up by brightly colored rugs and cushions, carved ceilings and cupboards, copper vessels and ceramics. Specialists say that every house in Koprivshtitsa is a work of art. The Oslekov, Kableshkov and Lyutov houses are fine examples of this.

The town boasts a large number of architectural monuments from the period, 383 in all, most of which have been restored to their original appearance. Collections of ethnographical treasures, old weapons, National Revival works of art, fine fretwork, household weaves and embroidery, national costumes and typical Bulgarian jewelry has also been preserved.

Since 1965 the National Festival of Bulgarian Folklore has taken place every five years in Koprivshtitsa, gathering musicians, artists and craftsmen from across Bulgaria. Featuring thousands of performing artists in a pastoral setting outside the town, the Koprivshtitsa festival is the most significant Bulgarian music event focusing on amateur performances.


  • Program

    09.00 h – Pick up from the hotel by your guide. Transportation by deluxe A/C vehicle to Koprivshtitsa.

    11.00 h – Arrival in Koprivshtitsa. You will get acquainted with Bulgarian history connected with this town and with biography of famous Bulgarian writers, poets and revolutionary, born in this town:

    Sightseeing tour:

    You will visit Oslekov house, which today is ethnographical museum, Kableshkov, Karavelov and Lyutov houses, which are the finest examples of Bulgarian Revival architecture. You will walk on First Gun Bridge, where the first shot of the April Uprising against the Ottoman occupation was fired in 1876.

    13.00 h – Optional lunch in one of the National restaurants in the town, where you will discover the typical Bulgarian cuisine.

    14.30 h – Free time to enjoy the beautiful town and to wander along its cobbled stone streets.

    16.00 h – Departure back to Sofia

    18.00 h – Drop off in your hotel

  • Net prices for different PAX numbers with English, Spanish or French speaking guide

    Rates include: Transport, guide, museum taxes, insurance

    1 2 3 to 4 5 to 6 7 to 15 16 to 20 21 to 30 31 to 40 41 to 40
    € 170.00 € 88.00 € 63.00 € 53.00 € 42.00 € 32.00 €  27.00 €  21.00 €  19.00

    Net prices for different PAX numbers with Japanese or Chinese speaking guide

    Rates include: Transport, guide, museum taxes, insurance

    1 2 3 to 4 5 to 6 7 to 15 16 to 20 21 to 30 31 to 40 41 to 40
    € 220.00 € 118.00 €  101.00 €  69.00 €  57.00 €  38.00 €  32.00 €  30.00 €  25.00

    Supplement for lunch in local restaurant with wine tasting: 15 EUR p.p.