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From Sofia: 2 days in Northwest Bulgaria

Northwest Bulgaria is between the Balkan mountain chain and the Danube river. It is still not discovered well by the tourists. Be the first to discover the fortune of nature and collect historical facts, hidden in the fortresses.
Explore one of the Bulgarian realms in the Middle ages and be a part of a new legend!

per adult from

$343

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Entrance ticket for 3 caves
    • Tickets for the museums in Belogradchick,Vidin and Vratsa
    • Accomodation for 1 night in a hotel in city Vidin
    • Guide-driver
    • Entry/Admission - Belogradchik Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - The Magura Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Baba Vida Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Venetsa Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Ledenika Cave
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expanses
    • Gratuities (optional)

  • Day 1: Sofia-Belogradchick-Magura cave-Vidin

    Stop At: Belogradchik, Belogradchik, Vidin Province
    Visit the fortress of Belogradchick and the magnificent rocks. Time for lunch and free time.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Belogradchik Fortress, Ul. Dedo Bozhin 15, Belogradchik 3900 Bulgaria
    The fortress “Kaleto” was used by different nations from the past and one of the Bulgarian kings used it as a tourist attraction and enjoyed the magnificent views.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Belogradchik Rocks, Belogradchik 3900 Bulgaria
    The rocks of Belogradchick are from 2 to 200 meters high. Be with the guide and listen to some of the stories and the fairy tales about the Schoolgirl, The Madonna, the Dervish, the Haidut and others.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Magura Cave, Rabisha Lake, Rabisha 3938 Bulgaria
    The cave is famous for its paintings, dated 20 000 years BC.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vidin, Vidin, Vidin Province
    The city is with the old century history, where Thracians, Romans, Bulgarians, Hungarians, Ottomans left their signs here. For the Romans, this was one of the border cities between the civilization and the outer territories, a part of the Danubian limes. During the XIVth.-XVth. century this was one of the capitals of the Bulgarian kingdoms and survived more than the others. For the ottomans, this was a transit point to Viena and Central Europe. After the liberation, when Vidin became a part of the 3rd Bulgarian kingdom, it took a part in the wars, to protect the inner lands.

    Walking tour of the town of Vidin and visit the fortress Baba Vida, the armory, the museum, neoclassic styles of buildings and some of the temples.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Stop At: Baba Vida Fortress, Vidin Bulgaria
    The fortress Baba Vida in the city of Vidin, Northwest Bulgaria. The construction of that fortress began in the 10th century over the ruins of the roman castel Bononia. Bononia was a part of the Danubian Limes - a defensive line with forts and castels to push the barbarians away from the Roman empire.

    During the middle ages, the fortress served to Eastern Romans, Bulgarians, Hungarians. This stronghold and the near town became the capital of the separated Bulgarian kingdom of Ivan Sratsimir. After the unsuccessful crusade against the Ottomans, Baba Vida fell in their hands. It was a strategic key to the roads in Central Europe.

    Baba Vida took an important role in the Serbian-Bulgarian war (1885), after the result of the Union of Bulgaria.

    Now Baba Vida is a tourist attraction and like a real movie set!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in a hotel, close to the river shore, to enjoy the beautiful Danube.

    Day 2: Vidin- Venetsa cave-God’s bridge-Vratsa-Ledenika cave-Sofia

    Stop At: Venetsa Cave, Belogradchik 3945 Bulgaria
    The cave was discovered in the ’70s of the previous century, but it was open for the public in 2015. You can see inside see ice crystals, stalactites, stalagmites, and more cave formations. Full with color lights you can look at the unique shape of the cave.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vratsa Province, Vratsa Province
    Visit God’s bridge. The place is a natural stone bridge, created by limestones from the Cretaceous period. Over that natural phenomena, you will see remains of a Roman fortress. Walking in the area of God’s bridge
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ledenika Cave, Vratsa Bulgaria
    The name of the cave came from the ice stalactites, stalagmites, and stalactites, formed by the winter. Enjoy the laser show inside the biggest chamber.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vratsa, Vratsa, Vratsa Province
    Visit the city of Vratsa with its museum with the biggest Thracian treasure ever found.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Mezdra, Mezdra, Vratsa Province
    See the fortress in the suburbs of the town of Mezdra

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Dinner in one of the traditional restaurants.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All hotels in Sofia and Sofia airport
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by Bulgarian Fairy Tale

Activity ID: V-91433P26

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