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Plovdiv - Bachkovo - Rodopi

Cultural tour in Plovdiv, Bachkovo Monastery and Asen's Fortress.
Trip to Wonderful Bridges and a Waterfall in the Rhodope mountain

Plovdiv - Asen's Fortress - Bachkovo Monastery – Wonderful Bridges – Waterfall Slivodolsko padalo

Day 1

Sofia - Asen’s Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery (about 170 km, 2 h 20 min)

Departure from Sofia to the city of Asenovgrad. Visiting of Asen’s Fortress located on the top of a cliff.
Its strategic location and natural defenses explain why it has been used since the days of the Thracians, who fortified it in the 5th century BCE.

Departure for Bachkovo monastery - the second largest Bulgarian monastery founded in 1083.

Bachkovo monastery - Wonderful Bridges (44 km, 1 h 15 min)

The Wonderful Bridges is a rock phenomenon situated in the karst valley of a river in the West Rhodope mountain on 1450 above the sea level. In the past the bridges had been one entire cave. Parts of it were collapsing with time, forming majestic marble bridges. The large bridge consists of 3 arches, as the largest one is 45 m high and 40 m wide.

Walking to the beautiful hidden waterfall Slivodolsko padalo.

Transfer back to Plovdiv. Free time. Accommodation and 1 overnight stay in a 3*** hotel.

Day 2 - Plovdiv

Breakfast in the hotel.

Sightseeing guided tour in Plovdiv - the second largest city in Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in Europe. The town in its present appearance was built around 7 hills which are an inseparable part of the city’s history. Walking city tour in the Old town: Amphitheater, churches, Ethnographic museum, old houses built in Bulgarian Revival style during the 19th c., etc.

Departure for Sofia.

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Highlight
Cultural tour in Plovdiv, Bachkovo Monastery and Asen's Fortress.
Trip to Wonderful Bridges and a Waterfall in the Rhodope mountain
Activity
sightseeing, history and culture, monasteries and religion, architecture, hiking in the mountain, nature
Duration
2 days, 1 night
Price
Price for the whole offer for a group of minimum 15 persons:
- 49 EUR per person in double room with breakfast included;
- 59 EUR per single room with breakfast included.

- 55 EUR per person in double room with breakfast and dinner included;
- 69 EUR per single room with breakfast and dinner included.

The price includes:
- transport services during the whole route;
- tour guide during the whole route;
- 1 overnight with breakfast included in a Leipzig hotel, 3 stars.

The price does not include:
- lunches/ dinners;
- entry fees.
Season
all seasons
Destination
Plovdiv - Asen's Fortress - Bachkovo Monastery – Wonderful Bridges – Waterfall Slivodolsko padalo
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