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Private Tour with a Local experiencing with you the Gems around Plovdiv

Nearby Plovdiv is located Asenovgrad town, better known as the Bulgarian Jerusalem.  It is also called the city of brides, but its symbol is the medieval fortress named after the Bulgarian king Ivan-Asen II. Asen’s fortress still controls the passage through the Rhodope Mountains, leading us to the Bachkovo monastery – the second biggest in Bulgaria and the most impressive with its miraculous stories. Once entered in this area, you’ll definitely hear about Mavrud – man, hero or wine? – Many legends are speaking about one fabulous wine – the Mavrud from Asenovgrad!
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Miraculous Water Springs Tour

Water knows how to get on the path of the least resistance. It comes from above and reaches the depths of the Lower World. It connects the elements of the Universe vertically and horizontally and is never lost. It rotates in its cycle to rise up again and carries the collected from Down. And Down are the people with their thoughts, feelings, deeds, with their passions and sins, prayers and abominations. Water remembers and leads to God.In Bulgarian folklore, the water plays an essential role to unite the Universe. It comes from the Heavens and reaches the depths of the Underground world. It is on the border between Life and Death, Order and Chaos. That is why Bulgarian water has many names – alive, holy, sunny, silver, floral, silent, spoken, moon, love, good water… because water has a memory. This tour will follow the local faith of water. Natural springs loaded with miraculous value are waiting to share their unbelievable stories.Get your bottle and come to try its power!
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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BUGGY VINEYARDS TOUR

“Buggy vineyards tour “ is a half-day for an original tour with a guide on board of all-terrain car - between ATV and 4x4. For two hours you will cross the roads and trails in the heart of the Thracian vineyards and the Rhodope mountains. Accessible to all, without clutch pedal, simply accelerate or slow down. There will be fun stops. Emotions, excitement, a sparkling tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Musala Peak Hike - Private Day Tour from Plovdiv

Conquer the highest peak in Bulgaria and on the entire Balkan Peninsula – the mighty Musala Peak located at 2925 m. a. s. l. Walk along this famous hiking route situated within the boundaries of the outstanding national park Rila - largest in Bulgaria.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Ancient Thracian megalithic monuments - Day Trip

In the heart of Bulgaria, nestling in the midst of sloping hills and centuries-old forests, in the foot of Sredna Gora, an ancient Thracian culture center and megalithic sanctuaries are awaiting us. They were used by the ancient Thracians to connect with the Cosmos and get in tune with the Universe.There, the Thracians used to conduct pagan rituals for nature’s revival, the cult towards their God of Son and the Mother Goddess, and also to observe the cosmic events and celebrate the change of Thracian rulers and Tsars.Peace, quiet, delight, astonishment, legends and magic, greatness, miracles, and secrets - these are places covered with thousands of years of mysteries, stories, and many, many questions!Come and immerse yourself in the lost kingdom which antiquity left us!
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Ancient Bulgarian warriors tour

Get ready for a time travel and adventure which you won’t forget! You’ll learn some interesting history, shoot with a bow, ride a horse, fight with swords and taste the ancient Bulgarians’ food.We are going to a place where for a few hours we’ll get to live the life of the ancient Bagaturs. Those were Bulgarian warriors in the antiquity whose name means "heavenly sword". Being similar to the knights and the samurai, the Bagaturs were heavily armed and on a horse. They were extremely well-trained warriors. Some of their contemporaries wrote that a Bagatur can be compared to 100 ordinary soldiers.In order to check all of the above, we’ll embark on a trip to the city of Stara Zagora where Aul Baga-tur is situated. Aul is an old Bulgarian word which means “temporary village/fort” of the proto-Bulgarians. *** IMPORTANT NOTICE: The 2-hour Bagatur program costs an additional 150 euro per group and is not included in the price of the tour. It's payable to our Bagatur hosts on arrival.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
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The Thracian God of Sun - Day Tour

From time immemorial the ancient Thracians which used to inhabit our lands were worshiping the God of Sun. This is one of the reasons they used to settle on a big and high rock with a suitable position from where they could observe the sunrise every morning.In order to get to feel what they were feeling and to touch the magic of this place, we’ll meet the sunrise with a gift to the Gods, just like the ancient Thracians used to do!The rock's name is Perperikon. It is a huge rock massif in eastern Rhodope mountain which is believed to exist since 8000 years ago (the rock). Perperikon is a symbol of one of the most ancient cultures who used to live on these lands.Our next stop will be another magical spot which was also created by the Thracians and served as a place to worship their God of Sun. There, high in the mountain, close to the Sun’s rays is situated the Tatul Thracian sanctuary.Come! Feel the spirit of the God of Sun and the ancient Thracian culture!
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Rhodope narrow gauge adventure

This unusual train, crawling through the mountains, will introduce you to the big stories of the “Little railway”.We’ll embark on a magical journey through one of the most romantic and beautiful railway routes in Europe - the narrow gauge railway which goes from Septemvri to Dobrinishte.A travel in time which will help you immerse in times past and breathtaking scenery while being on board a comfy and warm Little train saloon.An open intersection between the wagons, many stories, and meetups with the locals are just a few of the emotions that are awaiting you in this wonderful trip!The railway is in the rankings for “Most interesting railway routes in Europe” published in the European Railway Guide. It's also passing by the highest train station on the Balkan peninsula - Avramovo, situated at 1267m.Don’t hesitate and give yourself a magical and unforgettable winter day in the Bulgarian countryside filled with beauty, history, warmth, romantics and many positive emotions!
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rock sanctuaries and old rituals tour

A Day Trip for Initiations in Sredna Gora Mountain: Stone Cup, Solar Slab and Egg of the DragonIf you believe in the memory of the stone, then this is your journey. Three places with unique rock configuration tell us for the ancient cult of the Great Goddess Mother. Her emanation in the Universal concept is the Earth. The ancient inhabitants unmistakably have recognized the energy points in Nature. They have shaped them in such a way as to retrieve the information from there and to contribute to the general community welfare.Come and be a part of one magical Bulgarian adventure!
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Plovdiv by bike

Explore Plovdiv on a bike – one of the oldest cities in the world! In Bulgaria, Plovdiv is well-known as “the cyclist’s city”.We’ll be zooming in and out while visiting Plovdiv’s most famous and not so famous places. Together we’ll embark on a bicycles adventure and ride around the city just like the locals do!With our bikes, we’ll be able to reach most neighborhoods. We’ll ride on Maritza’s riverbank, next to the Rowing canal, into the parks. We can go extreme biking or just enjoy the tourist’s area.Our bikes tour will bring you many emotions and uniquely local experience which you’ll remember long after you’ve gone back home!Come! Spend a lovely day of cycling throughout Plovdiv! Lots of sightseeing exploration is waiting for you.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day trip to Belintash

One-day Trip in Central Rhodope Mountain: Belintash rock observatory and picnic in mountain lodge dedicated to Sabazius – a Thracian god who provides eternity through constant renewal and self-improvementIn the mysterious embrace of Rhodope mountain, a long and rocky plateau is rising: Belintash - The white stone of knowledge. It keeps the stories of the Cosmos, stars, the Gods Dionysus and Sabazius, oblations, Philip of Macedon, Alexander of Macedon, Gaius Octavian Augustus and even Alexander the Great!Two millennia before Christ the Thracians - the oldest European civilization have arranged their life on the principle: "What is above, the same is below". Belintash massif reflects the constellations of stars and planets in time, measuring one very important cosmic event. What was the knowledge for the Universe in the past? Why is the secret of this rock projection of the sky map in Belintash so strictly guarded? The answer is: Ask Belintash – The White Stone of Knowledge!
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Seven Rila Lakes Hike - Private Day Tour from Plovdiv

Located above 2000 m. a. s. l. in the Rila Mountains National Park, The Seven Rila Lakes circus is the most popular trekking destination in Bulgaria revealing the outstanding natural beauty of the landscape and the gorgeous glacial lakes all around.
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
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