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Bachkovo Monastery

Bachkovo Monastery

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Founded in 1083, Bachkovo Monastery is one of the largest and most important pilgrimage sites in Bulgaria, and is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument. The historic monastery also boasts a magnificent setting, perched in the hills around Asenovgrad and overlooking the Chepelare River.

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Wonderful Bridges-Bachkovo Monastery-Assen's Fortress - day tour from Plovdiv

Wonderful Bridges-Bachkovo Monastery-Assen's Fortress - day tour from Plovdiv

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Escape the tourist trail and discover Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains on this private guided day tour. Explore the 13th-century castle, Asen’s Fortress, and the 11th-century Bachkovo Monastery with its murals and frescoes, then admire the naturally carved bridges known the Wonderful Bridges. Tour includes door-to-door round-trip transportation and a private guide but excludes the affordable entrance fees.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.76
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$78.76
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Bachkovo Monastery and Asen's Fortress - private day tour from Plovdiv

Bachkovo Monastery and Asen's Fortress - private day tour from Plovdiv

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Get out of the city and explore the notable religious sites around Plovdiv on this private day tour. Travel with a guide towards the Rhodope Mountains and visit King Asen's Fortress in Asenovgrad. Stop at the 11th-century Bachkovo Monastery and learn about its history. Choose to take a walk in the Red Wall Nature Reserve.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.59
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Plovdiv, Bachkovo Monastery, and Red Wall Nature Reserve Hike Tour from Sofia

Plovdiv, Bachkovo Monastery, and Red Wall Nature Reserve Hike Tour from Sofia

Discover the natural wonders of the Red Wall Nature Reserve on this full-day tour from Sofia. Hike through the Rhodope Mountains, enjoy spectacular views of the wild orchid fields and Slivodolsko Padalo waterfall, then visit the magnificent Bachkovo Monastery and admire the ancient monuments of Plovdiv.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.53
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Day-Trip to Bachkovo Monastery and Asen's Fortress from Plovdiv

Day-Trip to Bachkovo Monastery and Asen's Fortress from Plovdiv

A tour that encompasses the rich culture and history of Bulgaria's Rhodopes - a mountain known for its gorgeous scenery and fascinating traditional rural villages. Asen's Fortress (13th century) is located only 25 minutes from Plovdiv and offers a glimpse at Beulgarian history during medieval times. Nearby is the second largest monastery in Bulgaria - Bachkovo Monastery, a stunning work of architecture. It is home of the Miracle Working Icon of the Holy Virgin, an icon that is said to heal ailments and bring good fortune. The road up to the monastery is lined with market stalls selling local herbs, spices, jams and honey, and the restaurants offer some of the best traditional cooking in the country.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$62.95
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$62.95
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Bachkovo Monastery & Wine Cellar Tasting & Lunch

Bachkovo Monastery & Wine Cellar Tasting & Lunch

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Take a break from the city without the hassle of navigating on a private day trip through the Plovdiv countryside. In addition to providing round-trip hotel transport, your guide offers background and historical anecdotes at each stop on the itinerary. Tour a winery and sample their selection, chat over a traditional Bulgarian lunch, and round off the day with a stop at the historic Bachkovo Monastery.
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  • 1 day
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$123.60
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Private Tour with a Local Experiencing With You the Gems around Plovdiv

Private Tour with a Local Experiencing With You the Gems around Plovdiv

Nearby Plovdiv is located Asenovgrad town, better known as the Bulgarian Jerusalem.  It is also called the city of brides, but its symbol is the medieval fortress named after the Bulgarian king Ivan-Asen II. Asen’s fortress still controls the passage through the Rhodope Mountains, leading us to the Bachkovo monastery – the second biggest in Bulgaria and the most impressive with its miraculous stories. Once entered in this area, you’ll definitely hear about Mavrud – man, hero or wine? – Many legends are speaking about one fabulous wine – the Mavrud from Asenovgrad!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.49
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Private Plovdiv Sightseeing Tour from Sofia - City Tour and Local Attractions

Private Plovdiv Sightseeing Tour from Sofia - City Tour and Local Attractions

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You will be accompanied by a private licensed tour guide during the whole day. You can stop for pictures and refreshments any time. Plovdiv isn’t just the oldest city in Bulgaria… it’s one of the oldest cities in the world. Historians agree that this scenic valley in the south of Bulgaria has been inhabited for more than 5,000 years – but some will tell you that Plovdiv’s history goes back further still, for as much as 8,000 years of continuous habitation! So what can you expect on a Plovdiv day excursion or tour? During this day tour to Plovdiv we will visit the Bachkovo monastery, the Asen’s fortress and the must seen places in Plovdiv – the Old town from 19th century; the Ethnographic museum; Balabanov house; the Ancient theater of Philipopolis; the Ancient stadium of Philipopolis, The St St Constantin and Elena church, The Djumaya mosque and square, The building of the Regional Historical museum, the Main walking street, “The Trap” neighborhood; Nebet tepe and more.
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  • 9 hours
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$377.68
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Day Tour from Plovdiv full with History, Nature & Forgotten Village Experiences

Day Tour from Plovdiv full with History, Nature & Forgotten Village Experiences

Discover the ancient history and stunning nature of the Rhodope Mountains within an hour drive from Plovdiv. This tour will not only introduce you to the area's most prominent architecture examples - Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery, but also will lead you deep into the roots and traditions of the local people. You will visit a village which locals refer to as 'the village where time has stopped'. Not visited by many tourists today, this place still preserves the authentic lifestyle and architecture of its dwellers. You will get the chance to taste the most delicious specialities of the region made by our lovely hosts who have prepared a bag of stories for you. Your adventure ends with the magnificent natural phenomena - The Wonder Bridges, which fascinated its visitors with its grandeur beauty and mystical energy.
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  • 8 hours
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$160.52
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Full Day Rhodope Mountains from Plovdiv - Bachkovo, Shiroka Laka and Vacha Dam

Full Day Rhodope Mountains from Plovdiv - Bachkovo, Shiroka Laka and Vacha Dam

Embark on this journey through one of the most picturesque roads in the Rhodopes. Visit the second biggest monastery in the country and hear the incredible stories that are hiding within its confines. This tour will give you a unique opportunity to indulge in the traditional lifestyle of Rhodope people and to experience their food culture. Stopping at Shiroka Laka village, you will be introduced to the authentic architecture of the houses there. Our hosts will welcome you to take a look at the beautiful wood carved ceilings adorning the interiors of these monuments of history. Shiroka Laka is also famous as the birthplace of the unique folklore Rhodope music. After enjoying your specially prepared organic lunch, we will head back to Plovdiv passing through the scenic road of Vacha Dam. There, you will have the time to relax and drink your afternoon cup of tea/coffee while admiring the breathtaking view of the dam in front of you.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.87
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$165.87
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Private Day Trip to the Rhodopi Mountain from Plovdiv

Private Day Trip to the Rhodopi Mountain from Plovdiv

This tour is a great combination of nature and heritage. It starts at 9am when the guide will take you from your hotel and you will head to the nearby Rhodopi mountain. Your first stop will be at the remains of the old medieval Asen`s Fortress and its church. It is situated on a very vivid place from where you can see amazing panoramic views and take astonishing photos. After that, you will continue to the small mountain village of Bachkovo where you will visit the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria- Bachkovo monastery. It is famous for the icon of Virgin Marry, dating back to the 14th century, which is taught to be miraculous and thousands of people each year come to see it. Then you will go for a hike in the mountain. The trails starts just next to the monastery. The hiking is with moderate difficulty and takes about 1-2 hours. Finally, you will also have time for a lunch break in one of the traditional local restaurants.
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  • 5 hours
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$90.88
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Private Full Day Cycling Tour in the Rhodope Mountains from Plovdiv

Private Full Day Cycling Tour in the Rhodope Mountains from Plovdiv

Explore Bulgaria’s rugged wilderness on two wheels on this private full-day cycling tour in the Rhodope Mountains from Plovdiv. Hop onto your bicycle and follow your private guide into the Bulgarian countryside. Head through the Rhodope mountain range, home to plummeting river gorges, soaring peaks and mighty rivers. Discover dense forest and rolling hillsides, and visit top local sites including the Bachkovo Monastery and the village of Shiroka Laka. Finish with a soak in Devin’s wonderful hot springs and soothe aching muscles in style before your transfer back to Plovdiv.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.73
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Private 1-day Trip To Wonderful Bridges-Bachkovo-Asen's Fortress from Plovdiv

Private 1-day Trip To Wonderful Bridges-Bachkovo-Asen's Fortress from Plovdiv

Our private tour brings you to the top spots around Plovdiv at your own pace and starting time from Plovdiv. Your private local guide is also your driver with the comfortable vehicle. All entrance fees are included in the privately-guided option. Wonderful Bridges are a natural phenomenon, which is believed to had formed during the collapse of former cave formed in Proterozoic marbles from the waters of a small river deep gully probably an earthquake. Bachkovo monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno" was founded in 1083 by the Georgian Gregory Bakuriani, who made a donation to the building. Asen's Fortress - one of the most preserved fortresses in Bulgaria. Truly breathtaking scenery, views and history behind it!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.26
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Local Adventures in the Rhodope Mountains

Local Adventures in the Rhodope Mountains

Choose among an extensive amount of activities you want to try while in the Rhodope mountains provided by a professional local guide: herbs collecting, truffles hunting, kayaking, buggy or quad bike riding, local food and drinks tasting, hiking and trekking, meeting with local people, mountain biking, road cycling or just merging with the local culture. Just choose one or some, pay the deposit amount and we shall organize it for you with the flexibility to pay any outstanding amount on spot upon arrival. Great flexibility and the best choice of local activities guided by our professional local guides in the Rhodope mountains.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.14
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$35.14
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The Wonderful Bridges Self-Guided

The Wonderful Bridges 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 the The Wonderful Bridges near Chepelare. Very flexible and easy for the customer.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$10.91
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$10.91
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Bachkovo Town & Monastery Self-Guided

Bachkovo Town & Monastery 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 Bachkovo Town & Monastery. Very flexible and easy for the customer.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.33
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$13.33
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