Private day to Buzludzha Localite Tour

Introduction

A one day sightseeing and hiking trip from Plovdiv that will reveal a lot of the history and scenic nature sights. Get to know about some of the most dramatic stages of the liberation war against the Ottomans culminating in 1877. Visit the Freedom Monument on Shipka pass and enjoy the 360 degree panorama from the top of the monument. Hike through the pristine beech tree forests towards the amazing Communist monument of “Buzludzha” also known as the spaceship. A beautiful way to enjoy the fantastic natural variety of landscapes, indulge into the historical facts and circumstances that have shaped the present of the country.

Note: Alternatively the hike can be excluded allowing this tour to be combined with a visit to a Thracian tomb or a number of tombs in the valley of the Thracian kings. Visit Hisarya town and even opportunity for SPA.

Buzludzha Monument the Communist Spacecraft

Itinerary

Pick up from the hotel in Plovdiv.

Transfer approximately 110 min to the Freedom monument on Shipka pass visit to the monument and getting to know more about the dramatic events in August 1877. The hiking starts from the monument the duration of this hiking trip is about 2-3 hours easy walking through the pristine forests of the Balkan Mountains. There are panoramas over the mountain and to the final point of the hike the Communist monument “Buzludzha”. An amazing concrete structure that resembles a space ship marks a different part of the history of Bulgaria. A picnic lunch will be organized somewhere on the way.

After having enough time to enjoy the scenery follows a short drive for a visit at a Rose brewery in the Rose valley.

Transfer back to the hotel in Plovdiv.

Tour details

Things to bring: Comfortable walking shoes; Water bottle; Lightweight jacket/raincoat; Sunscreen; Sunglasses;

Hiking info: Total distance: 8km; Elevation: max. 1421m; min. 1166m; Total ascent: 576m; Total descent: 473m; Difficulty: Easy;

Inclusions: Licensed English speaking guide; Driver; Transportation as per itinerary; Entrance fee to the Liberation monument on Shipka pass; Walking poles for the hike;

Exclusions: Entrance fees other mentioned above; Tips; Other personal expenses;

Price

2-3 people 4-5 people 6-7 people
95 € per person 85 € per person 77 € per person
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