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Plovdiv: Bachkovo Monastery, Fortress Asen, & Wonder Bridges

1. Plovdiv: Bachkovo Monastery, Fortress Asen, & Wonder Bridges

Begin the tour at the impressive Asen’s fortress, nearby the charming town of Asenovgrad. Explore the remarkable remains of King Ivan Asen's fortress and discover the nearby ancient 12th-century church painted with authentic pieces of iconography as well as the stone-made inscription carved by King Ivan Asen himself. Continue the tour with a drive to the picturesque Bachkovo monastery, the second largest in Bulgaria and over a thousand years old. Admire the sacred icon of the Virgin Mary dating back to the 14th century that rests inside, as well as the striking frescoed murals of the monastery's walls Conclude the trip with a visit to the "Wonderful Bridges". Situated high in the stunning Rhodope Mountains, 1,450 meters above sea level, admire these unique marble bridges formed by the erosive activity of what was once a high-water river. In summer the longest zip line on the Balkan Peninsula (240 meters) stretching between the 2 bridges is available for the more adventurous travelers.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 10 reviews

beautiful excursion into the Rhodope mountains

We were only two people with our guide Kamen. So it was kind of a private tour. He picked us up at our hotel with his car and took good care of us. He answered all our questions about Plovdiv and surroundings and Bulgaria in general. We had an excellent day in nature with a little bit of hiking to the fortress of Assen and to wonderful stone bridges. We also went to the beautiful monastery Batschkowo. Kamen is a friendly knowledgeable guide. This tour is highly recommendable when you are in Plovdiv.

A great day and a trip highlight

We toured the Wonderful Bridges, Bachkova Monastery, and Asen's Fortress. The Wonderful Bridges were the highlight, but I would happily miss Bachkova Monastery. Our guide Stoyan was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, providing a lot of interesting commentary on the attractions, as well as honest insights in to life in Bulgaria. We would happily use Plovdiv Tours again.

It was a wonderful excursion in a lovely day. My guide and driver, Dimitri was very helpful and friendly and gave me all type of explanations about places, history and culture. I also enjoy his knowledge about music, which, by the way is my favourite subject, and he is an expert driving in those winding roads on the mountains. Thank you.

Our guide, Stoyan (hope that’s spelled right), was amazing. He was so knowledgeable about everything Bulgarian and was patient with all our questions. He knew all the right places to stop and was in no hurry to get us home. It was an amazing day (even with the rain) in the beautiful Rhodope Mountains outside Plovdiv.