Saeva Dupka And Ledenika Caves Day-Tour From Sofia

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please provide the name and the address of your hotel/accommodation.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore two of the most interesting caves in Bulgaria with a one-day tour from Sofia.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Saeva Dupka, Lovech, Lovech Province

Saeva Dupka Caves five halls and 400 metres of corridors offer some of the most beautiful cave formations in the country. The cave has hosted many choral music performances, thanks to the excellent acoustic conditions. Saeva dupka was named after two brothers, Seyu and Sae, who used it as a hiding place during the Ottoman occupation of Bulgaria. Recent excavations have shown the cave was inhabited since Roman times. Saeva dupka is one of the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ledenika Cave, Vratsa, Vratsa Province

Ledenika is a cave in the Northwestern parts of the Balkan Mountains, 16km away from the Bulgarian town of Vratsa, its entrance being at 830m above sea level. It features an abundance of galleries and impressive karst formations including stalactites and stalagmites, dating back a thousand years. The cave is about 300m long and contains ten separate halls. The biggest one is the Concert Hall. The way to it is through the Passage of Sinners. Only those whose heart is pure can pass through it. Once the cave was full of water but now only a small lake has remained - the Lake of Wishes. The legend says that if you dip your hand in the ice-cold water of the lake and make a wish, the wish will come true.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Driver/guide in English

Hotel pickup

Hotel drop off

Entry/Admission - Saeva Dupka

Entry/Admission - Ledenika Cave

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Confirmation received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 11-Aug-2017

    The best tour I had in a while.
    You get to see two interesting caves and the amazing Balkan mountain around Vratsa!
    The first cave was unique and relaxing, and the second one has a really nice laser show.

    My guide Mike, was amazing.
    He is well informed about the place, very polite, and told me a lot about Bulgaria.
    We had a lot of fun talking together.

    Recommended tour if your like caves and mountains.

  • 27-May-2017

    This tour involves visiting two different cave systems, with lunch at Vratsa in-between. The first system is Saeva dupka, which is the lesser-known of the two. The facilities are very rudimentary, but the caves fascinating. In contrast, Ledenika is a professional, well-organised, tourist attraction, backed by substantial EU money. To be honest, I found the first site - Saeva dupka - more authentic and enjoyable, whereas Ledenika had coloured lights and an unnecessary laser show. Lunch was at the Seagull restaurant just outside Vratsa, and was of a high standard it's an upmarket hotel. We had made good time so I asked if we could explore Vratsa for 30 minutes or so and the excellent guide, Georgi, was happy to accommodate. Vratsa is not really a tourist town per se, but has some historical monuments and provides an interesting contrast to Sopia. I think it is a bonus and I would explicitly name and include it as a short stop in this excursion as it deserves to be better known.

  • 05-Oct-2016

    Amazing, better that I expected. Vratsa it such a beautiful town.