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Sofia: Lovech, Devetashka Cave, and Krushuna Waterfalls Tour

1. Sofia: Lovech, Devetashka Cave, and Krushuna Waterfalls Tour

Immerse into the nature and history of Bulgaria on a full-day tour from Sofia. First, explore the old city of Lovech and the fortress, and visit the Devetashka cave and those who live there. Lastly, take a walk through the serene nature of the Krushuna waterfalls before heading back to Sofia. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation in Sofia and head towards the city of Lovech. Once there, fist the famous covered bridge, the fortress of the city, and one of the old houses. Learn about the first settlers of the area and hear the history of the Ottoman rule. Next, find yourself at the Devetashka cave, home to hundreds of thousands of bats and many other different species of animals. Look into its depths, and see if you recognize its role in the movie, The Expendables 2. At last, stop at the Krushuna waterfalls and admire their stunning bluish waters, colored by the karst rocks. Take your time to walk around, capture photos, and witness the beauty before heading back to Sofia.

Sofia: Saeva Dupka, Devetashka and Prohodna Cave Day Tour

2. Sofia: Saeva Dupka, Devetashka and Prohodna Cave Day Tour

After pick-up in Sofia around 8:00 AM, head to Saeva Dupka, with 400 meters of corridors and 5 galleries. Explore the Harmana gallery's acoustic, stalactites, stalagmites, sinter lakes, draperies, and the largest stone column found so far in Bulgaria. Move on to Prohodna cave, one of the most famous caves in Bulgaria. See how it is naturally illuminated by two huge openings in the ceiling, inspiring the cave's local name, Eyes of God Cave. Explore the entrances, including a 45-meter entrance, the largest in Bulgaria.  Finally, see Devetaki Cave, northeast of Lovech. A picturesque karst cave, Devetaki stands at 2442 meters long and 60 meters high. It is one of the most beautiful caves in Bulgaria, full of stories from the Cold War to Hollywood productions. The cave is a protected landmark of national and international significance and has been declared a monument of culture. 

From Sofia: Day Tour of Lovech and Krushunski Waterfalls

3. From Sofia: Day Tour of Lovech and Krushunski Waterfalls

Lovech is one of the oldest settled places in Bulgaria. During the Medieval times the town was an important military strategic center. During the 12th century Lovech was spread at the right bank of the Osum River where the quarter of Varosha – the architecture historical reserve is situated now. During the 13th and the 14th century Lovech was one of the biggest towns and fortresses in Northern Bulgaria and had reached a good economic prosperity. Later on, after the country fell under Ottoman Rule, during the years of the national liberation movement Lovech turned into the revolutionary capital of Bulgaria. The most popular Bulgarian hero Vassil Levski established a revolutionary headquarter in the town. Nowadays Lovech has established itself as a big cultural and tourism center, attracting visitors mostly for the monuments and the unique architecture buildings, as well for the unique and beautiful natural wonders of the region. We will visit the Ethnographical Museum– comprised of two mid-19th-century buildings with exhibits attesting to traditional Bulgarian life and customs, plus period furniture. There’s also a cellar full of winemaking equipment; Hisar Fortress- one of Bulgaria’s few remaining Ottoman citadels overlooks Lovech from a steep hill. Extensive ruins of mortar and crushed limestone walls, dating between the 8th and 10th centuries, spread across the 1200-sq-metre site; Vasil Levski Museum- examines the life and trials of one of Bulgaria’s best-known revolutionaries, Vasil Levski, through items from his life (including weapons) and artwork inspired by the dashing freedom fighter; Covered Bridge- the only such structure in the Balkans. Renowned Bulgarian architect Kolyu Ficheto masterminded the bridge, with stone foundations and wooden buildings, between 1874 and 1876. Today this dark wooden bridge is packed with craft and art shops. Afterward we will head toward Krushunski Waterfalls– one of the most attractive landmarks of the country. They are located 35 kilometers northeast of Lovech, in Maarata area. There is an eco-path, built for convenience of tourists. The path includes more than 15 bridges, located in the picturesque area. Return to Sofia – the tour ends at your hotel.

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based on 7 reviews

The caves are all unique and very interesting. If you enjoy nature, then this is a must see. I especially enjoyed the "Eyes of God" under the starry sky. Additionally, the tour guide was very kind and knowledgeable.

Great tour with a very nice guide. I can recommend without restrictions. The caves were a dream.

Best experience, comfortable shuttle bus and knowledgeable guide. Recommend to everyone!

Had a great day and super nice guide. The waterfall and cave is beautiful!