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Tour to Koprivshtitsa and Starosel

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Koprivshtitsa and Starosel


Tour highlights:


The tour starts from your hotel in the morning. After some 2 hours drive we reach Koprivshtitsa.

Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria

Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria

Koprivshtitsa is a small town-museum, with typical Bulgarian architecture from 19th century, situated in a picturesque valley among the mountains in the central part of Bulgaria. It is a town with special  spirit, now turned into a museum, where you can feel the unique atmosphere of the Revival Period in Bulgaria. Beautiful 19th century houses, homes of some of the most eminent Bulgarians – the writers Dimcho Debelyanov and Luben Karavelov, the rebels for freedom – Georgi Benkovski and Todor Kableshkov. Outstanding ethnographic treasures can be seen together with significant historical monuments: specific architecture, original furniture, old weapons, national costumes, traditional handcrafts, precious jewellery.

The tour continues with a visit of the popular village Starosel. Starosel is mainly known for it’s abundance of ancient Neolithic and Thracian remains, some dating from 5th-6th millennium BC. In antiquity,


it was an important and wealthy Thracian city in the 5th century BC, as evidenced by the excavations, made in the 20th century. The largest underground temple in the Balkans, along with a mausoleum, were found under the Chetinyova Mogila. The temple, as well as the nearby Thracian king’s residence under Mount Kozi Gramadi, were likely built during the reign of Amatokos II (359-351 BC).

In Starosel you can visit a popular wine cellar and try some of the best wine sorts from the Thracia region.

Starting time: 09:00

Duration: 9 hours

Minimum participants: 2 full paying

Price includes: Tour of Koprivshtitsa and Starosel with transport with mini-van, English speaking chauffeur, licensed English speaking guide, entrances

Price does not include: Lunch, beverages, gratuities to the guide and the chauffeur (optional)

Supplement: Lunch set menu 10 euro or you may choose from menu in the restaurant (optional); Wine tasting in Starosel wine cellar 8 euro (optional)

Price: Adult – 102 euro / Child – 51 euro