Tales from Sredna gora: Panagyurishte, Strelcha, Koprivstitsa

Difficulty
10%
Sredna Gora is a mountain range in the main center of Bulgaria. The mountain is rich with copper ores and gold mines, that’s the people came and started living in the 4-th millennium B.C.  In this trip, you’ll see the gold of Thracians, megalithic sanctuaries from the Copper age and how Bulgarians fought for their freedom and independence.
The transfer to Panagyurishte is 2 hours. We’ll stop in that town to see the old houses and the treasury of the Thracians.  Free time in the main center of the town. Transfer from Panagyurishte to Strelcha is less than 30 minutes. The town Strelcha is known for its participation in the April Uprising in 1876 with its own fuel and mineral springs and as one of the biggest centers of rose production in Bulgaria. We’ll stop some kilometers after the town to see a big megalithic complex. Walking around the stones – 1 hour. 
Later we’ll stop in Koprivshtitsa – a hidden gem in Sredna Gora mountain. A lot of famous Bulgarians were born here – Bulgarians that they changed history.
The biggest uprising against the Ottoman empire started from here, a final step to the dreams of Bulgarians – the freedom. We’ll see some of the houses, very well preserved from the 19th century, and the Runny rocks, where is the monument of Benkovski, one of the commanders of the April uprising.
Transfer to Sofia – 2 hours.

 

Departure point: Your hotel in Sofia

Departure time: 09.00 a.m.

Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

Return details: Return to initial departure point or wherever you would want to go to Sofia

Tour highlights:

 The town of Panagyuriste

 The megalithic complex Skumsale

 The menhir Kulata

 The town of Koprivstitsa

Every day without the winter period 10.12 – 10.02.

On request.

The menhir Kulata
Benkovski monument
Skumsale

PRICE:

70 EU (140 BGN ).

55 EU (110 BGN) per person.

45 EU (90 BGN) per person.

Inclusions:
Exclusions:
  • Guide/driver
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entrance fees for the museums in Panagyurishte and one house in Koprivstitsa
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratitudes (optional)