Begin the tour with a drive from Plovdiv to the spectacular bridges, situated high in the stunning Rhodope Mountains, 1,450 meters above sea level, and admire these unique marble bridges formed by the erosive activity of what was once a high-water river.
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.
The last stop of the day is 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.
6 hours 30 minutes
Included: English speaking guide, parking fee
Not included: Assen's Fortress entrance fee (1,50 EUR), Bachkovo Monastery entrance fee (0,50 EUR), Bachkovo Monastery refectory entrance fee (3 EUR) - optional, food and tips