Lovech Day Tour

Lovech Day Tour

Lovech overview

Protected by a huge fortress, home of two Bulgarian emperors, Lovech can be considered as one of the most beautiful towns in the country.  Small of size (only 35,000 citizens) but very old, Lovech will impress you with its cobblestone old quarter, called Varosha and its covered wooden bridge built by the greatest Bulgarian master Kolio Ficheto in the 19th century. 

Inhabited from the late Neolithic period, Lovech is fortified for the first time by the Romans and eventually becdme a home town of two Bulgarian emperors - Ivan Alexander Asen and Ivan Sracimir, Bulgaria's last medieval ruler. Sacked by the Ottomans in 1446, the town changed its cityscape in typical Oriental style, with streets full of craftsmen shops. 

Today Lovech is one of the province centers of Bulgaria with very well preserved old quarter, where the history will overwhelm you from the fortification to the covered wooden bridge above Osam river. Close to the town there are the beautiful Devetashka cave and the Krushuna waterfalls, both impressive nature beauties. On our tour you will be able to choose one of them or to visit Troyan monastery, Bulgaria's third largest monastery in the nearby town of Troyan.


Your Day Tour in Lovech

Our tour starts at 9:00 from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia. After two hours drive on a highway and major road we will reach the town center of Lovech. We will spend two hours visiting the old quarter, the covered wooden bridge, the fortification and the museum of Vassil Levski, Bulgaria's most famous revolutionary hero. In the end of the tour we will seat in lovely restaurant and have some typical Bulgarian meals. As we enter you can choose to have your lunch at the lovely wooden porch or on a table under the pine trees.

At this point you will have three options:

A. We will head towards Devetashka cave. After 30 minutes we will reach this nature beauty, where scenes of "The Expendable" 2 film was shot. The cave itself is amazing karst formation, which will leave you breathless. Two massive holes on the top allow the sunbeams to enter the vast space, oofering Devetaki a very mystical view. Also the cave was home of the local population between Paleolitic and Bronze ages. In communism era it was used as a fuel warehouse especially during the Cold war. Remains of the cisterns are still visible.

B. We head towards Krushuna area where we can make an amazing walk through the beautiful forest and along the stream that has formed beautiful cascade of blue waterfalls.

C. We drive south to Troyan monastery. Currently Bulgaria's third largest, the monastery in the village of Oreshak will open its gates and reveal to you its huge contribution to the Bulgarian revolutionary history. Established somewhere in the beginning of the 1600s, Troyan Monastery has played a huge role in the April Uprising in 1876, as well as many revolutionary heroes have found a shelter behind its stone walls, including Vassil Levski. The church "Dormition of Mary", painted in 19th century is one of the best examples of the art and work of Zacharii Zograf, Bulgaria's most talented artist during the Revival period, who has painted also the Rila Monastery church.  

Around 16:00h we will start heading back Sofia and arrive approximately 18:30 at you hotel.


Start: 9:00h / End : 18:30h

Recommended period: All year round

Driving time: 4h30m approximately

Walking time: 2h30m approximately

Handicap accessible: No

Special requirements: comfortable shoes


Prices

1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4-8 persons

           9-18 persons

 

139 € per person 272 BGN

79 € per person 155 BGN

69 € per person  135 BGN

59 € per person 115 BGN

49 € 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 are not included. Private option +30%.

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