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  1. Bulgaria
  2. Plovdiv Province
  3. Plovdiv
  4. Asen's Fortress

Plovdiv: Private Day Trip to Rhodopi Mountain

Product ID: 279282
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Enjoy a full day trip from Plovdiv to the nearby Rhodopi mountain. Visit the the remains of the Asen Fortress, the old Bachkovo monastery and hike through the beautiful environment of the region.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup from your Plovdiv hotel at approximately 9:00 AM.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the beautiful panoramic views from Asen's fortress hill
  • Explore the Bachkovo monastery, famous for its icon of the Virgin Mary
  • Hike on beautiful Rhodopi mountain
Full description
Combine the beauty of nature and Bulgaria’s cultural heritage on this 6-hour tour of Rhodopi Mountain. Start at 9:00 AM with pickup by your guide from your hotel and head to the mountain. Your first stop will be a visit to the remains of the old medieval Asen’s Fortress and Church, situated at a point where you can see amazing panoramic views and take astonishing photos.

After that, continue to the small village of Bachkovo where you will visit the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria. This place is an important monument of Christian architecture and one of the largest and oldest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Europe. This monastery is famous for the icon of Virgin Mary, dating back to the 14th century, which is thought to be miraculous and receives thousands of pilgrimages per year.

Go for a hike in the mountains on a trail that starts just next to the monastery. Your 1 to 2-hour hike will be of moderate difficulty and take you through beautiful, scenic trails. Finally, have a break for lunch in a traditional local restaurant before returning to Plovdiv at 3:00 PM.
Includes
  • Private driver and guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees (€3 approximately)
  • Food
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Organized by

City Tour Sofia

Product ID: 279282