Belogradchik and Venetsa Cave One Day Tour - Travel To Bulgaria


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transport: bus

price: 59 €

Price from 59 euro per person on SIC (seat in coach). Departures every Monday and Friday.

No min number of participants required

  • Visit a place, nominated for new Seven Wonders of the World
  • Scenic drive through the spine of the Balkan Peninsula- Stara Planina Mountain (or Balkan Mountain).
  • Explore a natural wonder, over 50 million years old above ground.
  • Dive into an amazing 10-million-years old cave
  • Easy booking service - pay by PayPal or any Credit Card.
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Free cancellation 5 days before departure.

Belogradchik - the town, that name means "small white town," is situated in the northern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. It is very close to Bulgaria-Serbia border and just 50 km from the Danube River.
  • The most interesing landmarks are the medieval Belogradchik Fortress and beautiful Belogradchik Rocks - a group of strange shaped sandstone and conglomerate rocks, covering an area of 50 km2 and reaching up to 200 m in height. They were also nominated for new Seven Wonders of the World.

Your day in Belogradchik and Venetsa cave

8:30 h Departure from St. Alexander Nevski church square (across La Cathedralle restaurant). Scenic but mountainous 3h drive through Petrohan Balkan range pass (some consecutive turns).

11:30 h Walk uphill to the top part of the Belogradchik fortress. On the way we can enjoy the amazingforms 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.

13:30 h a short drive to a nearby newly-opened cave Venetsa (The Wreath), very well organised and beautifully lit with colorful led lamps. It is rich with natural formations. After the visit a quick lunch may be offered (paid extra) if time permits.

16:00 h Departure to Sofia via straight highway.

18:30-19:00 h return to St. Alexander Nevski square in Sofia.

The itinerary may vary depending on road conditions, weather, traffic or other. 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 motorway.

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

Recommended period
All year round

Start:8:30 - End: 19:00h
Driving time - 6h 30m approx

Prices 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons 9-18 persons

159 Eur 89 Eur per person 79 Eur per person 69 Eur per person 59 Eur per person

Included in the price:
Transfer to/from the departure point in Sofia, guide in English throughout the whole day, parking fees and entrance fees. Small group tour.
Meals, tips and personal expenses are not included.
Children (1-16yrs) receive 20% discount.