Wonderful Bridges, Bachkovo Monastery and Asen’s Fortress


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Discover new places around Plovdiv and spend a lovely few hours in the Bulgarian Rodope mountains and fresh air.

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Highlights

  • Pick up from your accommodation
  • Amazing Chudnite Mostove (The Wonderful Bridges) - 60-75min
  • Bachkovo Monastery 60-90min
  • Visit Asen's Fortress 30-45min
  • Rinse your eyes at The Rodopi mountain and return at your accommodation

Description

Embark on a day trip through Bulgaria's rich history and stunning natural landscapes, visiting three iconic destinations: The Wonderful Bridges, Bachkovo Monastery, and Asen’s Fortress. Morning: The Wonderful Bridges Start your day by immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Rhodope Mountains at The Wonderful Bridges. These natural rock formations, sculpted by the forces of erosion over millions of years, will leave you awe-inspired. Take a leisurely hike through the surrounding forests and along the river, marveling at the towering arches that give this place its name. Don't forget to capture some unforgettable photos of this unique geological wonder. Lunch Break: Local Cuisine After exploring The Wonderful Bridges, enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant, where you can savor traditional Bulgarian cuisine and recharge for the rest of your journey. Afternoon: Bachkovo Monastery Next, delve into Bulgaria's rich cultural heritage with a visit to Bachkovo Monastery, one of the country's oldest and most significant monastic complexes. Founded in the 11th century, this architectural masterpiece boasts stunning frescoes, intricate wood carvings, and serene courtyards. Explore the monastery's historic churches, chapels, and museum, and soak in the peaceful atmosphere as you learn about its centuries-old history. Late Afternoon: Asen’s Fortress Conclude your day trip with a visit to Asen’s Fortress, perched atop a rocky cliff overlooking the picturesque Asenitsa River Valley. Dating back to the medieval period, this ancient stronghold offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and a glimpse into Bulgaria's medieval past. Wander through the fortress ruins, explore its defensive walls and towers, and imagine life within its walls centuries ago. Don't forget to visit the nearby Church of the Holy Mother of God, adorned with stunning frescoes from the 14th century. Evening Return As the day draws to a close, journey back to your starting point, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences and memories you've gathered throughout your day trip. Whether you're captivated by nature's wonders, fascinated by ancient history, or seeking spiritual enlightenment, this day trip offers a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and exploration in the heart of Bulgaria.

Includes

Meet and greet Professional English-speaking driver Hotel pickup and drop-off Transportation in an air-conditioned car Free bottled water Pet friendly Free child seats Road taxes Fuel Passenger insurance

Important Information

  • Take sensible walking shoes and don’t mind heights. Dress code - shoulders and knees must be covered. Men are allowed in shorts above the knees. Sandals and T-shirts are allowed for everybody. The temperature at the Wonderful Bridges is lower about 10 degrees, so take proper clothing for any case. Flip-flops are not advised. Trainers OK.

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