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Unforgettable journey through ages

car ride

Unforgettable journey through ages

Duration
8 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English
car ride

Unforgettable journey through ages

car ride

Unforgettable journey through ages

Duration
8 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

After meeting in the morning, we will head to the first stop of our tour, the Monastery of Saint Dimitar of Basarbovo. Dating back to the 12th century, it is surrounded by legends and is the only functioning rock-hewn monastery in Bulgaria. We will spend about 45 minutes there. We will continue to The medieval fortress of Cherven - one of the most important centers in the Second Bulgarian Empire. We will tour the well-preserved fortifications and look over fortress walls. The visit will take us about 90 minutes. Our next stop is Orlova chuka cave the largest cave in Bulgaria open for tourist visits. There we will see some rare rock formations in the beautifully lit galleries and learn about the geology of the region.Then we will stop for a lunch of locally sourced delicious Bulgarian food and refreshments. The cave visit lasts around 45 minutes. Total, including lunch - 2 hours. Next, we will head to the Ivanovo rock-hewn churches. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this complex churches and chapels hewed out of the white rocks above the winding river, is famous for its well-preserved medieval frescoes dating from the 12-13th century. This visit will last about 60 minutes After that, we will go back to our start point.

Your host

Learn more about Georgi

Georgi

A business graduate and native of Ruse, after 20 years in sales and management, I decided to leave the rat race and start a new life close to nature. I moved to the picturesque village of Pepelina in the canyon of the Rusenski Lom river, working in the local administration and developing my ecological beekeeping business. In my free time I enjoy, hiking, climbing, hunting, wild animal watching and fishing. I believe that the region around Pepelina is exceptional in many ways and I want to share its natural wonders and dramatic history with you. Bulgaria is a unique place, where antique culture and history are mixed with breathtaking nature. That is what I would like to show you on this tour.

What's included

Transportation
Comfortable, spacy, AC, 4x4

Where you'll be

We will visit a monastery with a unique atmosphere, medieval fortress, where history lurks around every corner, a cave, where we'll find magnificent proof that nature is the greatest artist and a place showing that faith in God has no limits.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend. This experience is not suitable for people with claustrophobia, who are afraid of heights and bats

More tips

As most of the places we'll visit have an open season from 1st April till 30th October, this is the period the experience is offered.

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Georgi
Unforgettable journey through ages
New experience
From $35/person
New experience
From $35/person