Belogradchik Day Tour

Belogradchik Tour

Belogradchik overview

The name of the town literally means "small white town," is situated in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains just east of the Serbian border and about 50 km south of the Danube River. It has been known as a settlement since the Roman period and has passed through all the Bulgarian history. As a guard of this heritage stands the medieval fortress. The place is famous for its unique and impressive rock formations, the Belogradchik Rocks, which cover an area of 90 square kilometers and reach up to 200 meters in height. They were also nominated for new Seven Wonders of the World. 

Your day in Belogradchik

Belogradchik is in the North-Western part of Bulgaria, so we usually take a scenic but mountainous 2h 30min drive through Petrohan Balkan range pass (if you don't mind the turns). After a short view point stop right before the town, we arrive at the parking lot in front of Belogradchik Fortress around 11:30 and go for a walk uphill to the top part. On the way we can enjoy the funny-looking forms of the rocks and use our imagination to "see" the figures of the Madonna, the Rabbit, the Turtle, The Ice-Age Squirrel, the Rebel and many more, learn the history of the Fortress during the different periods, hear the frightening legends of prisoners and rebels. The parking lot offers some nice souvenir shops, a good variety of wine and rakia (local strong brandy) from the Magura cave wine cellar. After the visit of the fortress we could stop for a lunch in a local restaurant (optional, not included in the price).

At this point you will have two options: 

A. We drive further north to Magurata Cave, famous for its pre-historic drawings. The visit takes over one hour and is divided in two parts - the main part of the cave with the natural formation and the one with the prehistorical paintings. 

B. We drive to a nearby newly-opened cave Venetsa (The Wreath), smaller in size than Magura cave but more impressive and shorter drive from Belogradchik. It contains only natural formations. 


Please note that the drive to Belogradchik is fairly long and mostly mountainous and with turns on the way to Belogradcik. The return leg is on a straight road. We come back to Sofia around 19:00h.

Recommended period: All year round

Departure time: 8:30h

Return to Sofia: 19:00h

Driving time: 6h 30m approx.

Walking time: 2h00m approx.

Handicap accessible: Not accessible.

Special requirements: Good walking shoes. Some steep steps and climbing uphill. Snack or sandwich recommended.

Prices

1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4-8 persons

      9-18 persons

 

 139 Eur / 272 BGN

 79 Eur per person 155 BGN

 69 Eur per person 135 BGN

 59 Eur per person 115 BGN

49 Eur per person 95 BGN

               The tour price includes: transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia, guide in English, parking fees, entrance fees. Meals and personal expenses not included. Small group tour. Private option +30%. Children (1-16yrs) 20% discount.

 

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