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Belogradchik Fortress (Kaleto)
Belogradchik Fortress (Kaleto)

Belogradchik Fortress (Kaleto)

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Also known as Kaleto, the Belogradchik Fortress is an ancient fortress standing on the northern slopes of the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria. One of the best-preserved fortresses in the country, it dates to Roman times and was expanded over the years by the Byzantines, Bulgarians and Turks. Covering 10,000 square meters and featuring walls over two meters thick and up to 12 meters tall, the fortress was last used for war during the Serbo-Bulgarian War in 1885. Set among spectacular rock formations that served as natural protection, the fortress almost blends in with its surroundings.

Today, the fortress is open to the public as an open-air museum. Visitors can wander through the three fortified courtyards, check out the defensive bunkers and climb up steep ladders to some of the highest rocks around the fortress.

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June-September, 9am-6pm.; October-May, 9am-5pm
ul Tsolo Todorov , Belogradchik
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Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress

Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress

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Visit the town of Belogradchik and its two notable attractions—Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress—on this day trip from Sofia that combines the natural scenery and history of northwestern Bulgaria. Be wowed by the natural formations of sandstone rocks in the Balkan Mountains, and admire the fortress, which dates back to Roman times.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.74
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$73.74
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Belogradchik fortress and Belogradchik rocks tour

Belogradchik fortress and Belogradchik rocks tour

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If you're interested in visiting the centuries-old Belogradchik Fortress from Sofia, you likely need to rent a car, pay for gas, and navigate yourself on the drive. Visit this top Bulgarian cultural sight—without the hassle and expense of renting a car—with this private tour. Along the way, enjoy a stop at the bizarre geologic formation known as the Belogradchik Rocks, spend two hours at the fortress—with entry at your own expense—and admire the landscape as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride from Sofia.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.43
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$92.43
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Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour - 2 Hour Route

Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour - 2 Hour Route

Many tours in and around Belogradchik only appreciate the remarkable Belogradchik Rocks from a distance, taking in these strange formations from the nearby Belogradchik Fortress. Experience the Rocks up close on this detailed tour from the Fortress to the Rocks themselves. Drive around the Rocks in your private 4x4 vehicle and explore the hidden views and lookouts that no tour bus could reach.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.12
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$22.12

Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia

Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia

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Lovers of landscapes will adore this guided, small-group tour to the rocky vistas around Belogradchik town. Travel through the Balkan Mountains to Belogradchik, then admire the spectacular rock formations and ancient fortress. Enjoy the stalagmites and stalactites of Venetsa Cave and—if there’s time—see the towering Vratsata Gorge before your guide returns you to your hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.51
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$72.51
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Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour - 3 Hour Route

Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour - 3 Hour Route

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See views of the Belogradchik Rocks that are only visible from a 4x4 on this safari tour. Explore the western part of the red sandstone rocks with a guide. Admire the rock formations up close. Go on a mild climb to reach an ancient Roman fortress and enjoy the panoramic views.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.04
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$27.04

Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour - 90 Minutes Route

Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour - 90 Minutes Route

Get close-up views of the Beogradchik Rocks that are only possible from a 4x4 on this safari tour. Learn about the strange shapes of the rocks from your guide and spot The Schoolgirl, The Lion, The Bear, The Madonna With The Child, and more. Snap photographs at close angles as you ride past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.44
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$18.44

Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour - Full Day Route

Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour - Full Day Route

Get up close to the red sandstone Belogradchik Rocks with a 4x4. On this private guided full-day tour, see the best views of the distinct rock formations. Drive through the wild landscapes and notice the rocks that most people don’t see. Take a pause for a picnic lunch (own expense).
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.99
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 Belogradchik Rocks, Fortress & Venetsa cave- UNESCO

Belogradchik Rocks, Fortress & Venetsa cave- UNESCO

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- We provide "Experiential tourism" - draws people into local nature, culture and history. - We create meaning through direct experience - Experiential tourism is very personal, unique and individual for each visitor, also as the place we are going to visit. - Experiential tourism engages all five senses. - Experiential tourism opportunities expand personal horizons.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.15
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$107.15
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Balloon Flight over Belogradchik Rocks & a Bicycle Tour around the Fortress

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Balloon Flight over Belogradchik Rocks & a Bicycle Tour around the Fortress

We offer you to embark on an amazing adventure and to get to know the place, ranked for the "New Seven Wonders of the World" - Belogradchik Rocks and the hidden ancient fortress among them! The place with a unique location for observing the starry sky and not only this... The unique natural phenomenon Belogradchik Rocks is a rock complex with a length of about 30 km and a width of 6-7 km. The rocks have been sculpted by nature for more than 200 million years. Their reddish tinge is due to the iron oxide content. They are diverse in form and size of rock art, rising more than 100 meters high!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$162.99
$183.13
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$162.99
$183.13
$20.14 savings
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Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour - 4 Hour Route

Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour - 4 Hour Route

The town of Belogradchik is located in the heart of one of nature's miracles - Belogradchik Rocks. Often underestimated and belittled, these rock formations are unique with their beauty and shapes resembling people, animals, castles and everything else your imagination can see, if you just let it loose. The strange figures have been sculpted in the red sandstone rock for more than 230 million years. The rock area is 30 kilometers long and 4 kilometers wide. This 4 hour tour will give you an insight of the magic of this piece of Heaven.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.04
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$27.04

Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour: The Guardian of the Valley 50-Minute Route

Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour: The Guardian of the Valley 50-Minute Route

Visit the Belogradchik Rocks by 4WD vehicle on a private tour that explores natural rock formations sculpted in red sandstone. With rocks that resemble castles, animals, and more, Belogradchik Rocks are a photographer’s dream. Choosing a private tour means you can stop as often as you want to snap photos and pose with the formations, with a driver/guide to tailor the adventure to your preferences.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.83
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From Sofia: 2 days in Northwest Bulgaria

From Sofia: 2 days in Northwest Bulgaria

Northwest Bulgaria is between the Balkan mountain chain and the Danube river. It is still not discovered well by the tourists. Be the first to discover the fortune of nature and collect historical facts, hidden in the fortresses. Explore one of the Bulgarian realms in the Middle ages and be a part of a new legend!
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$264.73
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$264.73
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First Ladies of Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour: 30-Minute Route

First Ladies of Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour: 30-Minute Route

Join a private guide for a 4WD tour of the Belogradchik Rocks, where you’ll visit key rock formations that many visitors miss. Bring a camera to capture panoramic views from the fortress, then go deeper into the rock maze to see ‘The Madonna,’ ‘The Schoolgirl,’ and other natural landmarks in the dramatic Belogradchik Rocks.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$7.37
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From Sofia: Belogradchick - The Bulgarian Arizona

From Sofia: Belogradchick - The Bulgarian Arizona

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It’s a 4-hour bus ride to Belogradchik, the little mountain town that houses perhaps Bulgaria’s most spectacular rock formations. Get there and back in just one day on this convenient door-to-door tour capped at only five travelers. Exploring with your driver/guide, see the Belogradchik Rocks, an extraordinary series of pinnacles reminiscent of Utah or Arizona, and the Belogradchik Fortress, with a heritage dating back to Roman times.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.07
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$87.07
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Private Day Trip to the Belogradchik Rocks and Fortress

Private Day Trip to the Belogradchik Rocks and Fortress

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Plan a stress-free visit to the Belogradchick Rocks on a private day tour with round-trip transport from Sofia hotels. In addition to navigating, your private guide offers necessary background on the sandstone rock formations and caves that date back 230 million years. Listen to stories about the caves, and then head into the medieval Belogradchick Fortress (admission own expense) for a guided tour and panoramic views of the landscape.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.49
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$147.49
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Belogradchik fort and Magura cave

Belogradchik fort and Magura cave

A surprising discovery about the prehistory of these lands, and an amazing views over to rock formations.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.45
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E-guide for Any Sight, Tour, Trip or Experience in Bulgaria

E-guide for Any Sight, Tour, Trip or Experience in Bulgaria

Fully personalized electronic guide with all info and logistics for you. Live maps and route for you to follow. An unique product which brings you stress-free travel at your own pace all around Bulgaria. Very flexible and easy for the customer.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.44
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$18.44
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11 Days Bulgaria Round Tour - Stunning Big Voyage

11 Days Bulgaria Round Tour - Stunning Big Voyage

Intensive roundtrip where people see many different fragments of the colorful Bulgarian mosaic: past, art, lakes, caves, waterfalls, castles, small authentic towns, beaches. Perfect match for everybody who loves different new discoveries every day and wants to see the most of Bulgaria.
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  • 11 days
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$920.56
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$920.56

Private tour Nature and history

Private tour Nature and history

This tour was designed for people who appreciate outdoors activities and in the same time is manageable for 90% of the travelers. The Belogradchik fort is almost unique for the world and it made it within the top tree New Seven Wonders of the World voted! The Magura cave is where some amazing painitngs have been produced by prehistorical humans, some of them bearing the today's basics for religious principles. There is a lot to think about when you see a calendar, the Sun, the mushrooms etc....
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  • 11 hours
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$234.39
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Belogradchik Fortress Self-Guided

Belogradchik Fortress Self-Guided

Fully personalized electronic and audio guide with all info and logistics for you. Live maps and route for you to follow. An unique product which brings you stress-free travel at your own pace in Belogradchik Fortress and Rocks. Very flexible and easy for the customer.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.21
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$17.21
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Day tour to Belogradchik Rocks & Balkan Mountains from Sofia

Day tour to Belogradchik Rocks & Balkan Mountains from Sofia

On this day trip from Sofia, see the Belogradchik Rocks and sandstone formations spread across the Balkan Mountains. These red and yellow rock formations were nominated for the New 7 wonders of Nature in 2009. You’ll also have a chance to walk in the Veneca Cave, one of the biggest caves in Bulgaria. After that, you’ll explore the nearby Belogradchik Fortress. All entrance fees are included in the price and there will be time to stop for an optional lunch, which is not included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.47
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$104.47
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Belogradchik Fortress (Kaleto) hours of operation: June-September, 9am-6pm.; October-May, 9am-5pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Belogradchik Fortress (Kaleto) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 21 Belogradchik Fortress (Kaleto) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Belogradchik Fortress (Kaleto) costs USD 7.37. Guided Belogradchik Fortress (Kaleto) tours start around USD 7.37 per person. See all 21 Belogradchik Fortress (Kaleto) tickets and tours on Viator.