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Day Tour To Bachkovo and Asenovgrad

Day tour to Bachkovo-Asenovgrad allows you to combine visit to one of the oldest cities in Europe, the second largest monastery in Bulgaria, as well as an interesting medieval fortress. Plovdiv is a town with rich history, beautiful scenery and fascinating spirit. Wander through the old streets of the city, enjoy Bulgarian cuisine in local cafes and restaurants, or climb one of the hills and admire the city from above. Near Plovdiv is located the well known Bachkovo Monastery, it is the second lagest monastery in Bulgaria. On the way to Bachkovo on the top of the rock you will notice a fortress – this is Asen’s fortress. This is an interesting medieval fortress  with the fortified church “Blessed Virgin of Petrich”. Moreover the view that opens from above can not be pass.

Pick up: tour can start from any address in Sofia.
Tour Duration: 6 to 8 hours. Depends on the number of stops and time spent at attractions.
Price: from €150 for a group for up to 4 people. Will vary depending on your chosen vehicle type, number of passengers. Price you can check in the table below.
Accepted payment methods: cash.

All our tours are individual. It means you are travelling in your company without other people. Thus, you can independently choose the route, how much time to spend in one place or another, where and when to make a stop to refresh and have lunch.

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Why to book day tour to Bachkovo and Asenovgrad with Iksam:

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Prices for day tour to Plovdiv-Bachkovo-Asenovgrad

Route:Distance:up to 4:up to 6:up to 8:Premium Minibus:
Private day tour to Plovdiv-Bachkovo-Asenovgrad184 km150 €160 €180 €230 €

Price for day tour to Bachkovo-Asenovgrad

includes:

  • Chosen vehicle with a driver
  • Baby seats if required
  • VAT, fuel, paid parking
  • Good mood and a lot of impressions

not include:

  • Entry tickets
  • Food, drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Book tour to Bachkovo-Asenovgrad:

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About Plovdiv, Bachkovo monastery and Asen's Fortress:

Plovdiv

Plovdiv is one of the most beautiful cities in the Balkans. It has an ancient history of almost 3,000 years. Plovdiv is one of the major Bulgarian cities and it is located in the south of the country, on the banks of the Maritsa River, about 150 km south-east of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Plovdiv is a city in which you want to return again and again. No wonder he was chosen the cultural capital of Europe in 2019. With its seven hills and its 3000 years of history, Plovdiv is related with Rome and Athens, but possesses its own charm. City keeps signs of different eras that it experienced: Thracian fortress, Roman amphitheater, mosque from Ottoman times, architectural complex “Old Plovdiv”, Soviet monument to a soldier, medieval narrow streets, as well as modern art museums and exhibitions. 

Bachkovo monastery

Bachkovo monastery is the second largest after Rila monastery. Located in the Rhodope Mountains on the banks of the river Chaya, at 189 km from Sofia and 30 km from Plovdiv. In the monastery you can trace the influence of three cultures: Byzantine, Georgian and Bulgarian. The greatest sacredness of the Bachkovo Monastery is its icon of Virgin Mary. It is kept in a special place in the congregational monastery temple. Because of its miraculousness it is subject to worship by a constant flow of believers. The monastery has its own museum, where you can see a liturgical supplies and samples of the church art of different times. The monastery complex and the surrounding area have become a developed tourist site with many shops, stalls and restaurants surrounding the pedestrian zone the monastery. 

Everything that grows or is produced in the Rhodopes is put up for sale – rare herbs, home-made sweet fruits, goat and buffalo yoghurt and cheese, Rhodope woolen blankets.

Asen’s Fortress

Asen’s Fortress is a medieval fortress located 2 km south of the city of Asenovgrad. The historic fortress stands proudly on a lonely rock, on the threshold of the Rhodope Mountains. The rock on which the fortress is built rises 130 meters above the city level, and 100 meters above the river level. Fortress was built in the ninth century by the Byzantines, existed until 1410, and located an area of 1,2 hectares. Until today the best preserved the church “Blessed Virgin of Petrich”, as well as the outer fortress wall up to 3 m high and up to 2 m thick. From the Asen’s Fortress opens  beautiful view of the Rhodope Mountains and the town of Asenovgrad.