Belogradchik rocks and Vratsa

Price:


140 € – 1 person;     75 €p/p – 2 persons;     50 € p/p – 3 persons;     40 € p/p – 4 persons;


IT IS A PRIVATE TOUR!  You wouldn’t be combined with other people.


Time: 11 h.


INCLUDED: English speaking guide and transport; pick up and drop off

NOT INCLUDED: Personal expenses and museum entrance fees


Transportation by car


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SCHEDULE:

  • 7:00 pick up and transfer to Belogradchik (about 180 km)

  • 10:00-11:00 visiting Belogradchik fortress

  • 11:00 – 12:00 hiking around the rocks

  • 12:00 – 13:00 lunch/rest

  • 13:00 – 14:30 transfer to Vratsa (about 100 km)

  • 14:30 – 15:30 Vratsa history museum

  • 15:30 – 16:00 visiting Vratsa gorge

  • 16:00 – 16:30 transfer to Cherepish monastery (about 30 km)

  • 16:30 – 17:00 visiting Cherepish monastery

  • 17:00 – 18:30 transfer to Sofia and drop off (about 100 km)

HIGLIGHTS:

Belogradchik cliffs

It is a natural rock formation, up to 200 meters high.  Amazing red and gray stone shapes erect into the air and legends emerge behind them. The “Schoolgirl”, the “Bear”, the “Horseman” and many other cliffs meet tourist year after year. Bulgarians say, it is one of the miracles of the country.

Belograchik fortress

Built by Ottomans in the early 19-th century, it is a gunpowder stronghold. Situated between rocks, very well preserved, it is a place which reveals some amazing views.

Vratsa gorge

Out of the tourist tracks, a few kilometers from the Vratsa city center, these 400 meters high white limestones rocks are another amazing place on the way back to Sofia.

Vratsa history museum

Here is the biggest, Thracian treasure, dated at    4-th century BC. The Rogozen silver treasure weights about 20 kg, and consists of almost 200 phiales, jugs and goblets. The rich decorated mythology scenes tell a lot about ancient Thracians.

The live story of Hristo Botev – our national hero, poet, and captain is also described in the museum. His dramatical life, and heroic dead, near the city of Vratsa contributed a lot for our liberation from the Ottomans.

Cherepish Monastery

It was found in 14-th century, few years before the Ottoman rule. A legendary battle took place near by, so the name of the Monastery means “skulls”.  Nowadays it is very quiet place on the bank of Iskar river, with Bulgarian revival architecture and several hundred years old frescoes.