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Wonderful Bridges-Bachkovo Monastery-Assen's Fortress - day tour from Plovdiv

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Escape the tourist trail and discover Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains on this private guided day tour. Explore the 13th-century castle, Asen’s Fortress, and the 11th-century Bachkovo Monastery with its murals and frescoes, then admire the naturally carved bridges known the Wonderful Bridges. Tour includes door-to-door round-trip transportation and a private guide but excludes the affordable entrance fees.
  • Explore the Rhodope Mountains at your own pace on a private guided tour
  • See Asen’s Fortress, Bachkovo Monastery, and the Wonderful Bridges
  • Learn about Bulgarian history and culture from your personal guide
  • Take it easy with door-to-door round-trip transportation

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entrance fees: Assen's Fortress (2 EUR), Bachkovo Monastery refectory (3 EUR) - optional
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

09:00 am

Pickup details

Travelers are collected from any hotel (accommodation) or location within Plovdiv city

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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We had a great time! This...
Sara_P, Mar 2022
We had a great time! This tour is definitely worth it if you're looking for an adventure outside of Plovdiv. We started with the fortress, which was very impressive, then headed to the wonderful bridges, and ended with the monestary. We had a lunch as well which was delicious Bulgarian food at a nice restaurant. Highly recommend!!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thanks for the review Sara!
Wondrous Sites, exceptional guide!
Gordon_T, Sept 2021
All the points of interest were very unique and exciting to visit. Our guide, Dimitar, was extremely personable and delighted us with his experience and knowledge. An amazing day, thanks Dimitar!
Amazing experience
Zaki, Sept 2020
The tour was excellent and Kamen was very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this tour!!
Response from Host, Sept 2020
Thank you for the feedback Zaki!
Must-see tour
Quest02118926797, Oct 2019
Really varied and stunning tour visiting the wonderful bridges (much more spectacular than on the pictures), Bachkova monastery (which was stunning) and the Assens fortress in the beautiful Rhodope mountains. Our guide Christina was friendly and knowledgable and any of these places would be worth a visit on their own so doing 3 in a row was great.
Great day trip from Plovdiv
Rebecca J, Dec 2018
I took this trip on my final day in Plovdiv when staying for a long weekend. The guide Kamen was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I would rrcomrecr this for those wanting to see a bit more of Bulgaria on a short break to Plovdiv.
Took the Wonderful Bridges, Bachkovo...
Amy J, Nov 2017
Took the Wonderful Bridges, Bachkovo Monastery, Assen's Fortress Private Day Tour from Plovdiv on Aug 31, 2017. Had a wonderful day at the sights and enjoyed getting a chance to see the Rhodope Mt's. The guide was very informative and helpful. Would definitely recommend it.
The trip was wonderful. I had a...
Gufus, Oct 2017
The trip was wonderful. I had a careful and competent guide. The duration of the trip is above the estimated one, ie the trip lasts 8-9 hours. This is because of bad roads. Everything I saw was very beautiful. The trip deserves to be done
This trip was amazing. It was nice...
Brian B, Jun 2017
This trip was amazing. It was nice to get out from the town into the mountains. So beautiful and peaceful. What really made this trip special was our excellent guide, Stoyan. You could not have asked for a more friendlier guy with a wealth of knowledge. He took his time with us, never at any time did we feel rushed. I would definitely recommend this trip and hope you are lucky enough to get Stoyan as your guide. One piece of advice, There is a far amount of walking on uneven paths with steps and loose rocks, could be slippery, so be warned.


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