Cave "Saeva Dupka"- Glozhene monastery - Teteven - Etropolski Monastery - Ribaritsa

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This tour will reveal to you the unique and diverse landscape of the Balkan Mountains in the regions of Teteven and Ribaritsa.  Visit the cave of Saeva Dupka – considered one of the most beautiful caves in Bulgaria, housing hundreds of diverse rock formations. Visit Glozhene Monastery built in the 13th c. by a Kiev Prince, housing an icon of St. George The Victorious worshiped as a wonder-working. Explore the Teteven area with an option to see the little popular but truly amazing Teteven waterfall “Skoka”. On the way, back to Sofia, you will visit Etropolski Monastery and the charming little village of Ribaritsa.
Day 1 - Sofia - Saeva Dupka - Glozhene Monastery - Teteven
Departure to cave Saeva Dupka, considered one of the most beautiful caves in Bulgaria, abundant with diverse rock formations. The cave consist of several separate halls starting with the antechamber where pottery, animal bones and fireplace were discovered. Next are the halls Kupena, Landslip with the stalactone Big Bertha for its resemblance of a heavy cannon. Hall "Harmanli" has incredible acoustics and is used for live performances. Proceed to Glojene monastery. Situated on a high rocky hill above the Teteven Valley, the monastery is to be seen from a distance. Named after the Kiev Prince George Glozh, who in the 17th century settled nearby and brought with him the icon of St. George Victorious. This icon disappeared several times and was found on the site of the present monastery. The icon is worshiped as wonder-working and can be seen in the monastery church. Besides the church, another point of interest is the room where the national hero Vasil Levski found refuge. Enjoy some free time in the monastery. Create memorable pictures from the terrace of the monastery which reveals exciting views on the surrounding Balkan Mountains. Our next stop is the town of Teteven. Free time to explore the charming mountainous town. Have a peak to towns main church dedicated to All Saints. Overnight.
Day 2 - Teteven - Etropole Monastery - Ribaritsa - Sofia
After breakfast, we foresee a walk on the nature trails in the picturesque gorge of the river Koznitsa and reach the waterfall "Skoka." Free time to explore the area. In the afternoon, departure for the Etropolski Monastery and Ribaritsa.

City Hotel Number of nights
Teteven Hotel 3* or family house  1 night on BB basis
All year round

Dates and prices:
Prices are on request depending on the number of participants and particular program. For more information please contact us.


Price includes:
  • Accommodation on BB basis in a 3* hotel
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by private car / minivan / coach
Price excludes:
  • Admission fees at museums
  • Camera and video fees at the museums
  • Meals, drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Porterage fee in/out at the hotels

Atlantic Tour is a member of BCCCI (Bulgarian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry)