Nature and History

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Tour Number

Activity Level

75922


Categories

Other, Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour can be very pleasant for families as long as the children are OVER the age of 5.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (conversational), Macedonian (conversational), English (fluent), Bulgarian (fluent)

Troyan Monastery, Devetashka Cave and Krushuna waterfalls


A rare but pictouresque one-day trip to the Troyan Monastery, Devetashka Cave and the Krushuna waterfalls - an excellent combination of nature, culture and religion. An easy single-day experience, where travelers will enjoy a day out of Sofia, visiting breathtaking waterfalls, unique mother Earth's cave formation and the third biggest monastery in Bulgaria! Also for lunch a visit to the city of lylacs is planned . . . .

Itinerary

After starting from the agreed pick-up point, we'll take about a 3-hour drive to the area of the Krushuna waterfalls and the Devetashka cave. The waterfalls became particularly popular for a visit for the last 20 years, as around them a beauttiful natural park has been arranged. The waterfalls are a number of cascading limestone formations, really a breathtaking view and feeling when you climb some of the steps taking you in the middle ot the falls!
Devetashka cave was revealed recently to the public as for over 30 years it's been turned into a military secret storage point for fuel and became especially popular after the movie "The Expendables" was shot here.
We will make a stop at Lovech for a lunch break and some souveniers and continue to:
Troyan monastery keeps one unique original icon of Virgin Mary dated 13-14 century. The place is also great with its wonderful location nearby one town of craft masters. Not to speak about the architecture of the monastery and the beautirful frescoes in its church.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel or place of accomodation, or a preliminary pointed address anywhere withing the city of Sofia.
Possible an airport pick-up!

End location: Your hotel or place of accomodation, or a preliminary pointed address anywhere withing the city of Sofia.
Possible an airport transfer!

Duration: 10 hours 30 min.

The tour can be strongly dependant on the weather condition, especially in winter and autumn times (November-March), so please contact me before making a booking.

Transportation

For the one-day tours I use my own vehicle - a comfortable 4-seater, fully airconditioned, a Nissan Almera TINO or a 6-seater Toyota Previa in the same top mint condition.

What’s Included

included is guide/driver service with an English speaking guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 BGN - This amount is for a refference only. You will have the chance to choose from a variety of hand-made souveniers at the covered bridge in Lovech, plus of course the price of a meal - 20-30 BGN (10-15 EUR)/person.

What’s Extra

A visit to the "City of the Lylacs" - Lovech, for a nice lunch break near the attractive 19th-century covered bridge in the city centre.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a great day with Philip seeing more of Bulgaria's natural wonders! Philip is incredibly knowledgeable about Bulgarian history and very open and easy to talk to about current affairs in the country. We loved seeing Krushuna Falls and Devetashka Cave so much that we opted to go instead to Saeva Dupka cave rather than the Troyan Monastery. Philip was also willing to help us arrange an airport taxi for very early in the morning later in the week, which was greatly appreciated & beyond our expectations!
Alexa U.

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