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Chiprovtsi - symbols and traditions Private Day Tour

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US$ 95.94
(Price varies by group size)
2 travellers
What to Expect
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Pass By: Sofia History Museum, pl.Banski 1, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

Our adventure starts at 9:00 am. We’ll take you from your hotel or the apartment where you stay. Then we leave for Chiprovtsi which is about 2 hours drive from Sofia

Once there, we’ll:
- Learn about the history of this fairy town
- Go back in time when ore and metal output were the main livelihoods of the locals
- Take a look at the result of the mastery of Chiprovtsi’s goldsmiths
- Dig deep into the times of spiritual flourishing of Chiprovtsi when the village was an important spiritual center
- Enjoy the colors of Chiprovtsi’s carpets, learn how they’re being made and try to decipher the codes and messages weaved into them
- See the only still existing collection of plants for carpet coloring in Bulgaria
- Visit the Chiprovtsi Monastery of St. Ivan Rilski – established in the 10th century AD and part of Bulgarian cultural heritage monuments
- Then we’ll have some spare time to take a walk around the town’s roads, see the beautiful houses, feel the fresh mountain air and drink from the spring water taps. For lunch, we can have some traditional local meat cuisine – tinsels, peppers filled with beans, Chiprovska banitza, krem caramel in pumpkin.

Expected arrival back in Sofia – 6:00 pm
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Wherever you are staying at
  • Transport in a modern vehicle (car/minibus) with air conditioning
  • Visit the Chiprovtsi Monastery of St. Ivan Rilski
  • Walking tour in Chiprovtsi
  • Entrance fees for Historical museum of Chiprovtsi and the house-museum “Katherina’s house”
  • English speaking tripvam representative
  • Personal expenditures
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverages
  • Insurance (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: tripvam
11 reviews
Singapore, Singapore
Nice scenic ride but too far
Had a great guide, Bozh who made us feel safe and comfortable. He was also very informative. The train ride was
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A great winter experience!
Had an amazing time and experience with these guys. Awesome guide, help and training and overall day. Lovely
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Seeing the ‘other side’ of Sofia.
Three of us took this tour and thought it was the highlight of our four day trip. Our guide Martin was
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Rachel L
Quite decent
I did actually really enjoy the tour well enough. However, on TripAdvisor, the schedule and the time limit
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Dido K
Amazing experience
This tour gave me opportunity to see Sofia in different way. Me and my friends travelled with tram. When we arrive
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Tracy W
Fort Worth, Texas
Insightful tour
Martin was very knowledgeable about the religions of Budapest. I loved seeing so many religious buildings, inside
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Tom J
Manchester, United Kingdom
Bulgarian culture and hospitality at its finest!
We have just got back from this fantastic day trip that I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to develop
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Павел Д
Great experience
It was completely new experience for our group to walk in this way around Sofia. We highly recomend it to people
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