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$51.38 Cultural & Theme Tours

Chiprovtsi - symbols and traditions Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Sofia History Museum, Sofia, Sofia RegionOur adventure starts at 9:00 am. We’ll take you from your hotel or the apartment where you stay. Then we leave for Chiprovtsi which is about 2 hours drive from SofiaOnce there, we’ll: - Learn about the history of this fairy town - Go back in time when ore and metal output were the main livelihoods of the locals - Take a look at the result of the mastery of Chiprovtsi’s goldsmiths - Dig deep into the times of spiritual flourishing of Chiprovtsi when the village was an important spiritual center - Enjoy the colors of Chiprovtsi’s carpets, learn how they’re being made and try to decipher the codes and messages weaved into them - See the only still existing collection of plants for carpet coloring in Bulgaria - Visit the Chiprovtsi Monastery of St. Ivan Rilski – established in the 10th century AD and part of Bulgarian cultural heritage monuments - Then we’ll have some spare time to take a walk around the town’s roads, see the beautiful houses, feel the fresh mountain air and drink from the spring water taps. For lunch, we can have some traditional local meat cuisine – tinsels, peppers filled with beans, Chiprovska banitza, krem caramel in pumpkin.Expected arrival back in Sofia – 6:00 pm

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Belogradchik Day Tour from Sofia - Natural Formations, Wine Tasting & Crafts

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Chiprovtsi Historical MuseumOn our way to Belogradchik, we will stop by the charming little town of Chiprovtsi, which is designated as one of the few left regions where the Bulgarian local tradition of carpet making is still preserved. You will meet the masters of the craft – the women behind the loom, whose unique skills combine centuries-old techniques and innate artistry. Learn about the symbolism and meaning behind every thread and indulge into the world of local craftsmanship. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Belogradchik FortressAfter this, we will head to a local winery where you will get introduced to the process of winemaking and the traditions embedded in it. Following such an enchanting experience, it’s time for some local yummies. A short drive will take us to the exuberant gardens of our hosts who will cook an incredible variety of traditional culinary specialties. You will wish to stay there for days! Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Belogradchik Rocks, Belogradchik, Vidin ProvinceWhen we enjoy our lunch break, a specialist will meet us down the road and will lead us through the historical adventures of the Belogradchik region. Our must-stop is the Belogradchik Fortress which astonishes visitors today not only with its rich history but also with the natural rock formations that gave its notorious shape.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The Magura Cave, Rabisha, Vidin ProvinceGoing further back in history, you will embark on a prehistoric journey by visiting the Magura Cave, which came into existence through the geological processes of the earth some 15 million years ago. Your specialist leader will show you the unique wall-paintings in the cave depicting animals, women and hunting men. All 1,301 drawings are dated from Paleolithic times to the beginning of the Bronze Age. You will have the chance to see the earliest discovered solar calendar in Europe and to submerge in the marvelous world of early civilizations.Duration: 1 hour