This guided day tour from Sofia will take you to the town museum of Koprivshtitsa famous for its Bulgarian Revival houses and turbulent revolutionary past followed by an outstanding wine tasting experience and lunch before visiting the biggest Thracian tomb in Southeast Europe.
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and after a couple of hours drive through the scenic mountains you will arrive at the heart of the Sredna Gora Mountain where the air is cooler and the green tree canopy pleases the eye. This is where one of the most picturesque Bulgarian towns is situated. Koprivshtitsa looks like it has frozen in time and you will certainly get the same feeling when you walk around the quiet cobbled streets surrounded by high stone fences and the colourful facades of the Bulgarian Revival style houses. Most of them date from the 19th century build after the last time the town was plundered for its riches. It is only the spirit of the residents that kept the town alive and it played a prominent role in the struggle for liberation from the Ottomans. A number of revolutionaries were born here and the very first bullet of the April uprising of 1876 was shot here. This is the atmosphere that will surround you as you discover the quiet yards and the creaking wooden floors of the lavishly decorated traditional houses. The clean mountain air will surely provoke your appetite for the finer things in life. A short transfer will take you to a local winery where you will learn about the way wine is made and you will get to try 5 different varieties before sitting down for a two course meal lunch. After lunch you will visit the biggest Thracian tomb/temple ever discovered in Southeast Europe. It is part of nearly 120 burial mounds in the region and dates from 2500 years ago. In the late afternoon it is time to head back to Sofia and and your guide will take you to your hotel.