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Belogradchik- a journey through the fairytales

Belogradchik- a journey through the fairytales

The Belogradchik Rocks are a group of bizarrely shaped sandstone, limestone and conglomerate rock formations located on the western part of the Balkan Mountains and cover an area of 50 sq. km. They have been declared a Natural Landmark by the Bulgarian government and are a major tourist attraction in the region. Many rocks have fantastic shapes and are associated with interesting legends. This excursion will also take you to some more existing destinations. You will visit the small mountain town of Berkovitsa, explore Sofia-the capital of Bulgaria with UNESCO Boyana Church and National History Museum and climb the ancient Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin.  For relax you could enjoy a boat trip across Danube River.

Day 1

Arrival at Sofia Airport. Panoramic tour of Sofia- Alexander Nevski Cathedral with the crypt- the biggest icon collection in Bulgaria, Alexander Battenberg Monument, the Parliament, Ivan Vazov National Theatre, St Sofia Church, St George Church.An optional visit of Boyana Church. Accommodation at a 5* hotel. In the evening- dinner at a traditional folk style restaurant with wine tasting(optional). Overnight.

Day 2

Breakfast. Departure to Berkovitsa- one of the well-preserved old towns and one of the centres of Bulgarian National Revival.Visit the Holy Virgin Church(1843) painted by Dimitar Zograf, The clock tower-one of the oldest in the country,Ethnographic museum and Ivan Vazon House-Museum, where he lived almost two years(1879-1880).Continue to Varshets-one of the famous Bulgarian spa resorts.En route-a short stop and Klisura Monastery. Accommodation at a 4* hotel. Overnight.

Day 3

Breakfast. Departure to Belogradchik Rocks – one of the wonders of Bulgaria and a candidate for UNESCO New Seven Nature Wonders of the World.Panoramic tour of the rocks with Kaleto Fortress.Continie to Magura Cave- one of the biggest caves(2,5 km) in Bulgaria. Accommodation at a 4* hotel. Overnight.

Day 4

Breakfast.Departure to Vidin- an ancient town and capital of Tsardom of Vidin during the Second Bulgarian Empire. Panoramic Tour of Vidin-St Greatmartyr Dimitar (Dimitrius) Church,Antim I Mausoleum,Vidin Fortress and Baba Vida Castle. A short boat trip across Danube River(optional).Departure to Belogradchik and go back to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 5

Breakfast.An optional visit of Magura Winery and wine tasting. Departure to Sofia Airport and fly back home.

Price:  Upon Request

Included in the price:

-  4 overnights with breakfast
-  Transfers airport-hotel-airport
-  Guide service during the whole tour
-  VAT
-  Travel insurance

Not included in the price:

-  Entrance fees
-  Danube River boat cruise
-  Wine tasting at Magura Winery
-  Personal expenses