Your Day in Koprivshtitsa and Topolnitsa Neolithic Village

9:00 h we start this relaxed tour with a 2-hour scenic drive along the Balkan range - pastures, meadows, forests and small towns.

11:00 - 13:00 h we will visit 3-4 house-museums, where you will be let through the 19th century late Ottoman period and the Bulgarian Revival, preparation of the Revolution against the Turks and life of Bulgarian ordinary people. We will also see the beautiful church before we have lunch in some local tavern, if the weather permits we will sit outside.

15:00 h we start our journey back to Sofia and on the way you will enrich your knowledge with a quick visit of Topolnitsa neolithic archaeological park near the scenic village of Chavdar. This remarkable park includes several houses rebuilt in the pre-historic style (7th millennium BC) and shows the life of people from this era. The view from the complex is astonishing with the surrounding mountains.

18:00 h arrival back to Sofia.

Koprivshtitsa overview

Koprivshtitsa (from the Bulgarian word kopriva, meaning "nettle") is a historic town in Sofia Province, central Bulgaria, lying on the Topolnitsa River among the Sredna Gora mountains. It was the heart of the April Uprising in 1876 and is known for its authentic Bulgarian architecture and for its folk music festivals. Koprivshtitsa is one of the charming historic Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere of the Bulgarian National Revival period of the 19th century. The town is huddled in the mountain folds 120 km east of Sofia. The town boasts 383 architectural monuments from the period, most of them restored to their original appearance. Collections of ethnographic treasures, old weapons, National Revival works of art, fine fretwork, household weaves and embroidery, national costumes and typical Bulgarian jewelry have also been preserved. It was here that the first shot of the April Uprising against the Ottoman Occupation was fired in 1876.


Prices 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons 9-18 persons
199 € per person 109 € per person 79 € per person 69 € per person 59 € per person

The tour price is based on the number of people in your party and includes: transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia, guide in English, parking fees, entrance fees. Meals and personal expenses not included. Small group tour. Private option +30%. Children (1-16 years) 20% discount.

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Departure point

The departure point for this tour is from your hotel or accommodation within Sofia city limits. You will be notified for the exact pick up time from our agents approximately 2 days before your tour.

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