What to Expect:
The city of Lovech is located in northern Bulgaria, approximately 150 km from Sofia. It was continuously inhabited since Thracian times. One of the main sites of Lovech is The Hisarya Fortress, built during the First Bulgarian Empire (681-1018 CE). The city kept its importance during the time of the Second Bulgarian Empire as well. Lovech continued to develop in the period of Ottoman rule and become the most significant commercial center in the country. Highlights from this period are Varosha Quarter- reserve located in the old part of the town. It includes more than 160 restored houses which help create an authentic atmosphere carrying visitors back to those 19th century days.
18 km northeast of Lovech is located Devetashka Cave – a picturesque karst cave. According to archeological research, it sheltered people since the late Paleolithic era. The cave is a protected landmark of national and international significance and has been declared a monument of culture.
Krushuna Waterfalls (approx. 16 km from Devetashka cave) is one of the biggest cascades in the country, dropping at a height of 20m. A narrow eco-path will take you up steps, along several bridges, passing small natural water pools amongst the mossy, limestone rocks.
- Entry or admission fee
- Parking fees
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Food & drinks
- Tip or gratuity
The tour starts with pick up from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia. After approximately 2 hours’ drive, we will reach Lovech. There we will start exploring the old quarter of the city. We will walk through the cobbled small streets and travel back in time, admiring the typical XIX century houses. We will pay attention to Vassil Levski Museum. We will continue our walk to The Hisarya Fortress. The last site in the town to which will pay attention is the famous Covered Bridge – a masterpiece of Bulgarian architecture, built by Master Kolio Ficheto. We will continue our trip to our next stop- Devetashka Cave. The drive will take approx. 20 min. There we will have some time to walk around the stunning cave and we will proceed to Krushuna Waterfalls (20 min drive from Devetashka cave). Before we drive back to Sofia you can add one more stop (optional) to Krushuna waterfalls (a unique natural wonder where we can make an amazing walk through the beautiful forest and along the stream that has formed beautiful cascade of blue waterfalls.), 30 min away from Devetaki cave. The tour ends with drop off at your hotel/accommodation.