One of Bulgarian miracles
Belogradchik rocks and Vratsa
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
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)
It is a natural conglomerate rock formation, up to 200 meters high, from red to brown in color, with some amazing shapes and legends behind them. The “Schoolgirl”, the “Bear”, the “Horseman” and many other cliffs meet every tourist there, year after year. Bulgarians say, it is one of the miracles in the country.
Built by Ottomans in the early 19-th century, it is a gunpowder stronghold. It is very well preserved, and being located among the Belogradchik rocks give you some amazing views.
Out of the tourist tracks, and a few kilometers from the Vratsa city center, these vertical 400 meters high white limestone rocks are another amazing place on the way back to Sofia.
Vratsa history museum
Here, you will see the biggest, silver, Thracian treasure, dated at 4 th century BC. The treasure from Rogozen weights about 20 kg, and consists of almost 200 phiales, jugs and goblets. The rich decorated mythology scenes reveals a lot about ancient Thracian. In the museum as well you will learn about Hristo Botev – our national hero, poet, captain, and revolutionist, who was killed in a dramatic battle by Ottomans near the city of Vratsa.
It was found in 14-th century, some years before the Ottoman rule. A legendary battle took place near by, so the name of the Monastery means “skulls”. It is very quiet place on the bank of Iskar river, with Bulgarian revival architecture and several hundred years old frescoes.