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  1. Bulgaria
  2. Sofia Province
  3. Sofia
  4. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

From Sofia: Belogradchik Rocks Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 28975
Take a trip to see the Belogradchik Rocks, sandstone formations spread across the Balkan Mountains, on a full-day trip from Sofia. In 2009, these red and yellow conglomerate rock formations were nominated in the campaign for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian

Pickup included

Your hotel in Sofia at 8:30 AM.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Spend your day visiting the rock formations and learning about their formation
  • Learn more about the New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign
  • Walk in Veneca Cave, one of the biggest caves in Bulgaria
  • Explore the nearby Belogradchik Fortress
Full description
Take a day trip to the northwestern corner of Bulgaria to see the Belogradchik rocks, located in the Balkan Mountains. You will drive 2.5 to 3 hours from Sofia until you reach this area. The rocks are grouped in various formations and are made up of primarily sandstone. In 2009, they were nominated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Many rocks have fantastic shapes and are associated with interesting legends. They are often named for people or objects they are thought to resemble, and on your tour, your guide might share some of these stories while pointing out the specific rocks and their names. The Belogradchik Rocks have also been declared a Natural Landmark by the Bulgarian government and are a major tourist attraction in the region.

At the top of a hill near to some of the rocks is also a medieval fortress, known as the Belogradchik Fortress, built when the region was part of the Roman Empire. You will have the opportunity to visit the fortress and behold its well-preserved and menacing facade. Later, you will also be taken to the nearby Veneca cave, an incredibly beautiful cave with modern colorful lights.

All entrance fees are included in the price and there will be time to stop for an optional lunch, which is not included.
Includes
  • Entrance fees for the mentioned places
  • Tour guide during the whole day
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel and parking fees
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
You need comfortable shoes because there is a lot of walking/hiking.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Great ride!

All perfect, booked by the app on the mobile phone, we were two and they took us in front of the b & b where we were staying in Sofia, the place is a bit distant but the wait pays off and on the advice of the guide we also started visiting the caves not far away. The guide spoke English but understandable for those who chew it a little, nice, courteous and prepared.

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June 14, 2018

It was hard to explain really, just very unusual, very peaceful, I enjoyed it alot getting out of the city of Sofia and into nature. Definitely worth the visit Also I loved the caves!! They were amazing millions of years old

October 2, 2019

Both the destinations were excellent. We loved our tour guide. Overall, it was an great day.

April 7, 2019

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V Travel Ltd

Product ID: 28975