One day private sightseeing tour from Sofia to Saeva Dupka Cave and Glozhene Monastery near the village of Glozhene in Stara Planina Mountain by car.
Duration: about 7 hours;
Minimum number of attractions to be visited: Saeva Dupka Cave; Glozhene Monastery;
Price: Please send us your enquiry! If you would like us to contact you with a proposal for this tour, please complete the form at the end of the page or use e-mail/phone or other communication channels, providing as much information as possible. We specialize in tailor-made travel to Bulgaria and our travel suggestions are individually designed to suit your personal requirements, so the more detail you can provide us with, the better. One of our specialist Travel Consultants will then contact you in order to provide you with a personalized proposal and quotation;
The tour includes: services of a professionally qualified tour guide; transportation by A/C vehicle, fuel and parking expenses; entry fees for the cave; pickup and drop off from your hotel/accommodation, soft drinks/cup of coffee/tea;
The tour does not include: lunch expenses; any personal expenses;
Tour dates: all year round;
Tour mileage: about 250 km;
Minimum number of travellers: 1
We will pick you up from your accommodation in Sofia. Just an hour and a half driving distance from Sofia, you’ll find one of the most spectacular caves in all of Bulgaria – Saeva Dupka Cave. The cave is filled with massive stalagmites, stalactites, and other fantastic cave formations. The height of the cave varies from 8 meters to 32.5 meters over the various halls, with a total area of about 3,500 square meters. The age of the cave is between 1 and 3.4 million years. Тhe cave is absolutely stunning, and is not accidently called the “underground pearl of Bulgaria”. The cave consists of five halls.
Acoustics in one of the halls is remarkable. Many concerts have been performed here.
We continue to the Glozhene Monastery, where we will have a lunch. The monastery is located about 17 km from the village of Glozhene, from where comes its name. It is believed that in the 13th century the Kiev prince Gloj, who received the region as a gift from Tsar Ivan Asen II, built in the area the monastery of St. Preobrazhenie and a small fortress. The monastery consists of a church and residential buildings. They make a round yard around the church. It is set on a high stone terrace and is surrounded by steep rocks that give it the appearance of a monastery-castle. The monastery offers a unique panoramic view of northern Bulgaria. We will spend some time in the area and then we will set back to Sofia and your accommodation.