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Founded in 1083, Bachkovo Monastery is one of the largest and most important pilgrimage sites in Bulgaria, and is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument. The historic monastery also boasts a magnificent setting, perched in the hills around Asenovgrad and overlooking the Chepelare River.

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Wonderful Bridges-Bachkovo Monastery-Assen's Fortress - day tour from Plovdiv

Wonderful Bridges-Bachkovo Monastery-Assen's Fortress - day tour from Plovdiv

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Escape the tourist trail and discover Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains on this private guided day tour. Explore the 13th-century castle, Asen’s Fortress, and the 11th-century Bachkovo Monastery with its murals and frescoes, then admire the naturally carved bridges known the Wonderful Bridges. Tour includes door-to-door round-trip transportation and a private guide but excludes the affordable entrance fees.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.19
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$78.19
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Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery tour from Sofia

Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery tour from Sofia

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Visit two of Bulgaria’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a full-day excursion from Sofia to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery. Spend the morning exploring the Roman ruins in Plovdiv Old Town, then see the gorgeous icons in one of Europe’s oldest Eastern Orthodox monasteries. This 9-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at Sofia hotels as well as entrance fees at the Plovdiv Roman Theater, and it’s the perfect introduction to Bulgaria’s rich history and culture.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.99
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$68.99
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Small group tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery

Small group tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery

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Knowing the best spots to experience Bulgaria’s rich and varied cultural heritage can be tricky for visitors on limited time in the capital. Tick off Plovdiv, Asen’s Fortress, and Bachkovo Monastery in just 1 day on a small-group tour from Sofia. Save time with seamless round-trip transfer between landmarks, and learn about their Roman, Ottoman, and modern history from your professional guide.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.84
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$90.84
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Private 1-day Trip To Wonderful Bridges-Bachkovo-Asen's Fortress from Plovdiv

Private 1-day Trip To Wonderful Bridges-Bachkovo-Asen's Fortress from Plovdiv

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Our private tour brings you to the top spots around Plovdiv at your own pace and starting time from Plovdiv. Your private local guide is also your driver with the comfortable vehicle. All entrance fees are included in the privately-guided option. Wonderful Bridges are a natural phenomenon, which is believed to had formed during the collapse of former cave formed in Proterozoic marbles from the waters of a small river deep gully probably an earthquake. Bachkovo monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno" was founded in 1083 by the Georgian Gregory Bakuriani, who made a donation to the building. Asen's Fortress - one of the most preserved fortresses in Bulgaria. Truly breathtaking scenery, views and history behind it!
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  • 8 hours
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$44.84
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Bachkovo Monastery and Asen's Fortress - private day tour from Plovdiv

Bachkovo Monastery and Asen's Fortress - private day tour from Plovdiv

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Get out of the city and explore the notable religious sites around Plovdiv on this private day tour. Travel with a guide towards the Rhodope Mountains and visit King Asen's Fortress in Asenovgrad. Stop at the 11th-century Bachkovo Monastery and learn about its history. Choose to take a walk in the Red Wall Nature Reserve.
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  • 4 hours
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$57.49
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$57.49
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Private Day Trip to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery

Private Day Trip to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery

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Save yourself the self-drive hassles but enjoy the flexibility of independent travel on this door-to-door private guided tour. Discover the historic town of Plovdiv, with its Roman ruins, Christian mosaics, and gorgeous Old Town. Then explore Bachkovo Monastery, first established in the 11th century. Make the most of free Wi-Fi as you travel.
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  • 9 hours
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$126.48
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$126.48
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Bachkovo Monastery & Wine Cellar Tasting & Lunch

Bachkovo Monastery & Wine Cellar Tasting & Lunch

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Take a break from the city without the hassle of navigating on a private day trip through the Plovdiv countryside. In addition to providing round-trip hotel transport, your guide offers background and historical anecdotes at each stop on the itinerary. Tour a winery and sample their selection, chat over a traditional Bulgarian lunch, and round off the day with a stop at the historic Bachkovo Monastery.
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  • 1 day
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$119.01
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$119.01
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5 Days Guided Motorcycle Tour Wine, Nature and Traditions

5 Days Guided Motorcycle Tour Wine, Nature and Traditions

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This tour suggestion is oriented towards riders with limited time, who are crossing Bulgaria or are near it. In these 5 days, you will ride on beautiful scenic roads and mountain passages, during which you will be introduced to our history, archaeology, and culture. Your experience will be guided by our highly professional and educated Biker Guides. To make this tour an experience we are offering you to stay in a guest house, in a village where you will taste the real homemade food, typical for the South part, to hear and learn the local songs and dances. In addition to that during the 5 days, you will ride in the Trigrad Gorge, sleep in a hotel surrounded only by natural beauty and horses, visit the Bulgarian most famous wine region. We hope that you will enjoy it!
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  • 5 days
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$595.85
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$595.85
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The Top 5 Cities in Bulgaria

The Top 5 Cities in Bulgaria

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Gain a comprehensive overview of Bulgaria’s five major cities on this small-group, multi-day tour from Sofia. Travel the distance seamlessly with round-trip transfer by air-conditioned vehicle, leaving more time to explore the best bits of Sofia, Plovdiv, Nessebar, Varna, and Veliko Tarnovo with your professional guide. Avoid hidden costs with overnight hotel stays and breakfasts included as per itinerary.
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  • 5 days
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$861.23
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$861.23
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Full Day Rhodope Mountains from Plovdiv - Bachkovo, Shiroka Laka and Vacha Dam

Full Day Rhodope Mountains from Plovdiv - Bachkovo, Shiroka Laka and Vacha Dam

Embark on this journey through one of the most picturesque roads in the Rhodopes. Visit the second biggest monastery in the country and hear the incredible stories that are hiding within its confines. This tour will give you a unique opportunity to indulge in the traditional lifestyle of Rhodope people and to experience their food culture. Stopping at Shiroka Laka village, you will be introduced to the authentic architecture of the houses there. Our hosts will welcome you to take a look at the beautiful wood carved ceilings adorning the interiors of these monuments of history. Shiroka Laka is also famous as the birthplace of the unique folklore Rhodope music. After enjoying your specially prepared organic lunch, we will head back to Plovdiv passing through the scenic road of Vacha Dam. There, you will have the time to relax and drink your afternoon cup of tea/coffee while admiring the breathtaking view of the dam in front of you.
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  • 8 hours
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$157.40
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$157.40
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Local Adventures in the Rhodope Mountains

Local Adventures in the Rhodope Mountains

Choose among an extensive amount of activities you want to try while in the Rhodope mountains provided by a professional local guide: herbs collecting, truffles hunting, kayaking, buggy or quad bike riding, local food and drinks tasting, hiking and trekking, meeting with local people, mountain biking, road cycling or just merging with the local culture. Just choose one or some, pay the deposit amount and we shall organize it for you with the flexibility to pay any outstanding amount on spot upon arrival. Great flexibility and the best choice of local activities guided by our professional local guides in the Rhodope mountains.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.35
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$33.35

Horse Riding in the Heart of the Rhodope Mountains - Hvoyna

Horse Riding in the Heart of the Rhodope Mountains - Hvoyna

This is an unique product offering you to experience horse riding in the Rhodopean village of Hvoyna - at the heart of the Rhodope mountains. Jump on a horse and get guided for your best trek ever in the area.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
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$33.35
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Dancing adventure - tour the unique folk dances of Bulgaria - 15 days

Dancing adventure - tour the unique folk dances of Bulgaria - 15 days

Magnificent sceneries… fine sand beaches, sea and sun… beautiful mountains and pristine natural places… pure water… delicious food, remarkable wines and spirits… authentic native hospitality… beautiful folk dances, unique in rhythm and sound… lots of fun all the time… This is the tour! Bulgaria is World famous for its folklore and unmatched variety of folk dances. It is quite common on various occasions the Bulgarians to stand up and dance having fun, trying to give the best of themselves, instead of just sitting and watching for fun the dancers to perform. Be part of this adventure! Sure you can! Taaa – Taaa – Ta-ta… Yeehoo! :)
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  • 15 days
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$3,169.45
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$3,169.45

3 Days Best of Plovdiv and the Region

3 Days Best of Plovdiv and the Region

Plovdiv is not only one of Europe’s oldest cities, but a great base for exploring vineyards, monasteries, fortresses, and mountains in the surrounding countryside. Skip the self-drive stress and maximize your time with this guided 3-day package, including hotel or airport transfers, two nights’ B&B accommodation, entrance fees, and a wine tasting. Highlights include Plovdiv Old Town, Bachkovo Monastery, Asen’s Fortress, and the Red Church in Perushtitsa.
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  • 3 days
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$442.69
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$442.69
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Plovdiv, Bachkovo Monastery, and Red Wall Nature Reserve Hike Tour from Sofia

Plovdiv, Bachkovo Monastery, and Red Wall Nature Reserve Hike Tour from Sofia

Discover the natural wonders of the Red Wall Nature Reserve on this full-day tour from Sofia. Hike through the Rhodope Mountains, enjoy spectacular views of the wild orchid fields and Slivodolsko Padalo waterfall, then visit the magnificent Bachkovo Monastery and admire the ancient monuments of Plovdiv.
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  • 1 day
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$51.74
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$51.74

Day-Trip to Bachkovo Monastery and Asen's Fortress from Plovdiv

Day-Trip to Bachkovo Monastery and Asen's Fortress from Plovdiv

A tour that encompasses the rich culture and history of Bulgaria's Rhodopes - a mountain known for its gorgeous scenery and fascinating traditional rural villages. Asen's Fortress (13th century) is located only 25 minutes from Plovdiv and offers a glimpse at Beulgarian history during medieval times. Nearby is the second largest monastery in Bulgaria - Bachkovo Monastery, a stunning work of architecture. It is home of the Miracle Working Icon of the Holy Virgin, an icon that is said to heal ailments and bring good fortune. The road up to the monastery is lined with market stalls selling local herbs, spices, jams and honey, and the restaurants offer some of the best traditional cooking in the country.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.73
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$59.73
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Bulgaria 1 on 1™, GPS & Auto-Guided Tour to Plovdiv and Asenovgrad from Sofia

Bulgaria 1 on 1™, GPS & Auto-Guided Tour to Plovdiv and Asenovgrad from Sofia

A concept, that offers you the best of two worlds where we create your own personalised excursion or choose from recommended routes. We bring your full equipped car personally to your hotel in Sofia, the cultural capital of Bulgaria. With an audio guide, access to unique places, the best restaurants, leisure and outdoor adventures; all-inclusive: kilometrage, maps, GPS coordinates, vouchers and tickets., and our experienced team is 24/7 at your disposal. In this tour, we will offer you a personalised excursion in the intimacy of your own relatives. Your schedule and itinerary will be both online and as a hard copy be made available. This is a self-guided audio tour with all-inclusive car services, device, map, GPS coordinates, audio guides, videos, excess kilometrage, entry tickets, restaurant reservations and vouchers.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.73
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$120.73
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Bulgaria: el mejor tour en 8 días y con Guía de habla española

Bulgaria: el mejor tour en 8 días y con Guía de habla española

Este viaje de 8 días / 7 pernoctas le permitirá conocer lo mejor de Bulgaria, tanto ciudades milenarias como Sofía y Plovdiv, como sus pueblos tradicionales con su exótica arquitectura, su rica gastronomía y una mezcla de culturas eslavas, búlgaras, otomanas, mediterráneas, etc. que es única en Europa. Sin olvidar sus míticos monasterios ortodoxos enclavados entre boscosas montañas... Para su comodidad estarán acompañados de un guía de habla española en las visitas turísticas y en los traslados por carretera.
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  • 8 days
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$1,547.87
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$1,547.87
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The Wonderful Bridges Self-Guided

The Wonderful Bridges Self-Guided

Fully personalized electronic and audio guide with all info and logistics for you. Live maps and route for you to follow. An unique product which brings you stress-free travel at your own pace in the The Wonderful Bridges near Chepelare. Very flexible and easy for the customer.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.35
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$10.35

Dancing adventure - tour the unique folk dances of Bulgaria - 12 days on FB

Dancing adventure - tour the unique folk dances of Bulgaria - 12 days on FB

Magnificent sceneries… fine sand beaches, sea and sun… beautiful mountains and pristine natural places… pure water… delicious food, remarkable wines and spirits… authentic native hospitality… beautiful folk dances, unique in rhythm and sound… lots of fun all the time… This is the tour! Bulgaria is World famous for its folklore and unmatched variety of folk dances. It is quite common on various occasions the Bulgarians to stand up and dance having fun, trying to give the best of themselves, instead of just sitting and watching for fun the dancers to perform. Be part of this adventure!
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  • 12 days
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$3,098.69
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$3,098.69

Bulgaria Round Trip Itinerary - 12 days, 11 overnights on FB

Bulgaria Round Trip Itinerary - 12 days, 11 overnights on FB

During the tour you will see all the most significant historical and archaeological places, most UNESCO sites, present day big cities and small villages, monuments and traces from communist era. You will enjoy delicious traditional food and wine and discover the best kept secret in Europe - Bulgaria!
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  • 12 days
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$2,809.74
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$2,809.74

Private Day Trip to the Rhodopi Mountain from Plovdiv

Private Day Trip to the Rhodopi Mountain from Plovdiv

This tour is a great combination of nature and heritage. It starts at 9am when the guide will take you from your hotel and you will head to the nearby Rhodopi mountain. Your first stop will be at the remains of the old medieval Asen`s Fortress and its church. It is situated on a very vivid place from where you can see amazing panoramic views and take astonishing photos. After that, you will continue to the small mountain village of Bachkovo where you will visit the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria- Bachkovo monastery. It is famous for the icon of Virgin Marry, dating back to the 14th century, which is taught to be miraculous and thousands of people each year come to see it. Then you will go for a hike in the mountain. The trails starts just next to the monastery. The hiking is with moderate difficulty and takes about 1-2 hours. Finally, you will also have time for a lunch break in one of the traditional local restaurants.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.99
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$91.99
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8 Days Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia & Kosovo on a Motorbike

8 Days Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia & Kosovo on a Motorbike

With this tour, you will experience some of the best from Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, and Kosovo. It is very rich in historical, archaeological and natural sites. It will make you understand the complexity and the delicacy of the region. You will learn a lot from all the conflicts and turbulences in this relatively small area, but which is having such an intense and long history. Except for the ancient periods, we will cover one of the most controversial and dramatic modern history periods - the collapse of Yugoslavia. Your adventure will be guided by one of our highly educated and professional guides. You will ride on carefully selected roads and stay in recommended 3* hotels.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,753.51
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$1,753.51
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Private Full Day Cycling Tour in the Rhodope Mountains from Plovdiv

Private Full Day Cycling Tour in the Rhodope Mountains from Plovdiv

Explore Bulgaria’s rugged wilderness on two wheels on this private full-day cycling tour in the Rhodope Mountains from Plovdiv. Hop onto your bicycle and follow your private guide into the Bulgarian countryside. Head through the Rhodope mountain range, home to plummeting river gorges, soaring peaks and mighty rivers. Discover dense forest and rolling hillsides, and visit top local sites including the Bachkovo Monastery and the village of Shiroka Laka. Finish with a soak in Devin’s wonderful hot springs and soothe aching muscles in style before your transfer back to Plovdiv.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.84
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$90.84
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Should I book Bachkovo Monastery tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bachkovo Monastery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Bachkovo Monastery 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bachkovo Monastery costs USD 10.35. Guided Bachkovo Monastery tours start around USD 10.35 per person.
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