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From Plovdiv: Day Trip To The Rhodopi Mountain

Enjoy a great day trip to the nearby Rhodopi Mountain. See beautiful panoramic views from the Asen`s fortress hill, visit the old Bachkovo monastery and take a refreshing hike. Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
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This tour is a great combination of nature and heritage. It starts at 9 am 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 (named after the famous Bulgarian king Ivan Asen II) 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 an important monument of Christian architecture and one of the largest and oldest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Europe.

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.

The expected return in Plovdiv is at 3 pm.

- What To Expect

- Go to the remains of the Medieval Asen's fortress and see beautiful panoramic views
- Learn more about the Bulgarian history
- Explore the old Bachkovo monastery and hike in the mountain

- What Is Included

- Private driver- guide
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Transportation
- Visit to the described places
- Hiking

- What Is Not Included

- Entrance fees: 3 euro approximately
- Food and personal expenses
- Gratuities (optional)

- Know Before You Go

- Please wear comfortable walking shoes

- Transfers

Hotel pick up at 9 am in Plovdiv - please indicate your hotel or address when making the reservation. Returns to the hotel at the end of the tour.

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- Duration: 5 hours
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Rhodopi Mountain
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