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

Plovdiv: Bachkovo Monastery, Fortress Asen, & Wonder Bridges

Product ID: 33467
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Enjoy a tour from Plovdiv and discover the "Wonderful Bridges" in the heart of the mystical Rhodope Mountains. Visit the impressive Asen's fortress, and admire the ancient Bachkovo monastery and its remarkable frescoed walls and icon of the Virgin Mary.
About this activity
Duration 6.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English

Pickup included

Any hotel or adress within Plovdiv city.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk around the unique rock bridges situated high in the Rhodope Mountains
  • Explore the Bachkovo monastery and its miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary
  • Enjoy the fantastic panorama from the top of the Asen’s fortress
Full description
Begin the tour at the impressive Asen’s fortress, nearby the charming town of Asenovgrad. Explore the remarkable remains of King Ivan Asen's fortress and discover the nearby ancient 12th-century church painted with authentic pieces of iconography as well as the stone-made inscription carved by King Ivan Asen himself.

Continue the tour with a drive to the picturesque Bachkovo monastery, the second largest in Bulgaria and over a thousand years old. Admire the sacred icon of the Virgin Mary dating back to the 14th century that rests inside, as well as the striking frescoed murals of the monastery's walls

Conclude the trip with a visit to the "Wonderful Bridges". Situated high in the stunning Rhodope Mountains, 1,450 meters above sea level, admire these unique marble bridges formed by the erosive activity of what was once a high-water river. In summer the longest zip line on the Balkan Peninsula (240 meters) stretching between the 2 bridges is available for the more adventurous travelers.
Includes
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Transfers from/to hotel in Plovdiv
  • Parking fee
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee to Asen’s Fortress € 2
  • Entrance fee to Bachkovo Monastery €0.50
  • Entrance fee to Bachkovo Monastery's refectory €3 (optional visit)
  • Food
  • Tips
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 10 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.8/5

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PLOVDIV TRIPS

Product ID: 33467