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Day trips

Can anyone suggest any interesting day trips from Sofia?


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1. Re: Day trips

If you are using a car the following are within 1:30-3:00 (or less) hours drive.


Rila monastery, Bansko, Melnik, Vitosha mountain


Plovdiv, Bachkovo monastery, Koprivshtitsa, Hisarya, Starosel


Magura cave, Belogradchik, Baba Vida forstress (Vidin)


Troyan, Troyan monastery


Kazanlak (Thracian tomb), Shipka peak

I have done even longer day trips but you have to enjoy driving to cover them without feeling the time on the road as a burden.

E.g. driving through the Rodopi mountains is a real pleasure for me even if I am not going anywhere specifically.

Edited: 11:46 am, June 12, 2011
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2. Re: Day trips

Thanks for a really useful post.

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I think you have several options for day trips:

Rila Monastery


Bachkovo Monastery (which can be done with the Plovdiv)


Generally you can visit many other places, but these are the main I think, but are also comfortable for day trip.

If you decide to travel and sleep in different places can combine them.

Also I would recommend Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi and Gabrovo (museum and monument Shipka), but as I said earlier in a matter of choice and planning.

You can also visit this address www.transfers-bg.eu they offer different tours. If nothing else at least you can get information about locations and prices.

I hope I was helpful.

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