Koprivshtitsa and Starosel

Day Tour: Plovdiv to Koprivshtitsa and Starosel

Explore the mountain villages of Bulgaria 

Take a tour  back in time and the old Bulgarian Villages which will get you closer to the local life and the Balkan people. Picturesque Koprivshtitsa welcomes with olden atmosphere, seeming to stop time and return it to several centuries ago. Its houses are unique, its streets are steeped in history.

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At a Glance

Total Distance: 200 km.
Tour Duration: Full Day
Best period: All Year
Price:  Depends on your personal needs and preferences


  • You will visit few house-museums, where Bulgarian fighters for national liberation the lived
  • Having lunch in traditional restaurant in Koprivshtitsa
  • Get closer to life of local people in the village of Starosel
  • The true charm and attractiveness of those villages are due to its authentic look preserved since the eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries

Detailed Program

09:00 Pick up from your hotel in Plovdiv
11:00 Koprivshtitsa sightseeing
12:30 Lunch breack in traditional restaurant
14:00 Starosel
15:30 Transfer back to Plovdiv

Good to Know

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes is recommended
Hat, sun protector cream and sunglasses are recommended, too
Don’t forget your camera

More about Koprivshtitsa

Picturesque Koprivshtitsa welcomes with olden atmosphere, seeming to stop time and return it to several centuries ago. Its houses are unique, its streets are steeped in history. The cathedral church, the St. Nicholas church, the ossuary of citizens who died in the April uprising in 1876, and many more spots and nooks charm and welcome with information from old times of history, telling glorious tales. The characteristic revival style architecture of the six museum houses is the logo of Koprivshtitsa.

Another trait characterizing Koprivshtitsa is the profusion of water fountains built in different periods. Their stone façades are picturesque. In summer their cold mountain water flowing in profusion is the best refreshment.

Over Koprivstitsa rises Bogdan, the highest peak in the Sredna Gora mountain. also a mountain reserve. Another reserve, Vurtopa, is also nearby, in the central part of the Balkans. The Balkans and the Sredna Gora offer plenty of trails.

More about Starosel

Starosel, a village in South Bulgaria, near Hissar, is famed for the ancient Thracian tombs and temples. They were discovered by eminent Bulgarian archeologist Georgi Kitov. The Thracian complex, uncovered in 2000, is the largest so far discovered Thracian complex cum mausoleum. The stone fence is imposing, the parade staircase and the cult site also impress. The inside is huge, with 4.80 meters in diameter. To the north, a stone trough for wine making and storage is seen, with an elliptical base.

Near the stone edifice, an empty grave was unearthed, with three separate pits around, featuring rich donations, vessels, horse riding gear, and weapons.

The Horizont hill has a tomb with 10 columns, where obviously an eminent Thracian aristocrat was buried. The tomb was robbed still in ancient times, but yet some silver and gold vessels have been found. Nine more hills belong with the Starosel area, researched and conserved



Private tour! No other tourists!
Flexible itineraries, built around you
All taxes and entrance fees included in the price
I’m always willing to go the extra mile to make your tour a success
Pick-up/ Drop off from your hotel


Transfer with mini van
Entrance fees for the house museums in Koprivshtitsa
All transportation costs along the route, fuel, VAT and parking fees
Licensed tour guide and driver
Pickup and drop off from your hotel


  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses