Welcome to Vratsa

The centre of Vratsa is pl Hristo Botev, named in honour of the 19th-century revolutionary whose giant statue stands here. Cafes and civic buildings congregate around this square, though most of the action is further east along the pedestrian street of bul Nikola Voyvodov, which finishes at the market near the train station.

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$55.53 Day Trips & Excursions

Saeva dupka and Ledenika Caves Day-Tour from Sofia

Caves OverviewSaeva dupka Cave’s five halls and 400 meters (437 yards) 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.Ledenika is a cave in the Northwestern parts of the Balkan Mountains, 16km (10 miles) 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 (328 yards) long and contains ten separate halls. The biggest one is the Concert Hall. The way to it is through the "Passage of Sinners", meaning 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". 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. You will also experience astonishing 3D laser show inside the cave. Your Day In The CavesBrestnica village is located 100 km (62 miles) north-east of Sofia, or about an hour and a half drive across the Balkan range (highway) to the cave. A visit there takes about an hour. Afterward, you'll continue to the town of Vratsa, where you can have lunch in the beautiful canyon called Vratsata (The Door), which is the best place for rock climbing in Bulgaria. After a short drive, you'll continue on to Ledenika Cave, one of the most impressive caves in Bulgaria. Your return trip will be around an hour and 40 minutes.This tour is very suitable for children, as the caves take you into a fairy world of different figures, where children can use their imagination and "see" their heroes and favorite fairy-tale images.

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Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia

Belogradchik is in the North-Western part of Bulgaria, so we usually take a scenic but mountainous 2h 30 min drive through Petrohan Balkan range pass (if you don't mind the turns). After a short view point stop right before the town, we arrive at the parking lot in front of Belogradchik Fortress around 11:30 and go for a walk uphill to the top part. On the way we can enjoy the funny-looking forms of the rocks and use our imagination to "see" the figures of the Madonna, the Rabbit, the Turtle, The Ice-Age Squirrel, the Rebel and many more, learn the history of the Fortress during the different periods, hear the frightening legends of prisoners and rebels. The parking lot offers some nice souvenir shops, a good variety of wine and rakia (local strong brandy) from the Magura cave wine cellar. After the visit of the fortress we could stop for a lunch in a local restaurant (optional, not included in the price).At this point you will have two options: A. We drive further north to Magurata Cave, famous for its pre-historic drawings. The visit takes over one hour and is divided in two parts - the main part of the cave with the natural formation and the one with the prehistorical paintings. B. We drive to a nearby newly-opened cave Venetsa (The Wreath), smaller in size than Magura cave but more impressive and shorter drive from Belogradchik. It contains only natural formations. Please note that the drive to Belogradchik is fairly long and mostly mountainous and with turns on the way to Belogradcik. The return leg is on a straight road. We come back to Sofia around 19:00h.At 3.30pm, depart back to Sofia via the main road. If time allows, make a quick stop close to the town of Vratsa to see and admire Vratsata Gorge, the highest gorge in the Balkan Peninsula.