Day Trip from Plovdiv to Buzludzha Monument 

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At a Glance

Total Distance: 260 km.
Tour Duration: Full Day
Best period: All year
Price:  Depends on your personal needs and preferences

Highlights

Visit the creepiest communistic monument in Bulgaria, ranks 25th on the list of Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World
Take a look inside the monument
Visit the valley of the roses and Thracian kings
Short walk in Kazanlak after lunch

Detailed Program

09:00 Pick up from your hotel in Plovidv
11:30 Start exploring the Buzludzha monument
13:30 Lunch break in Kazanlak
14:30 Short walk in Kazanlak after lunch
15:00 Transfer back to Plovidv

Good to Know

Wearing comfortable clothes and shoes is necessary
Wear jacket and warm clothes, no matter of the season, because the Buzludzha monument s located up in the mountain and could be very windy
Bring sun protection cream, because the sun is stronger in the mountain.
Wearing hat and sunglasses is recommended
Don’t forget your camera and wide lense

More About the Buzludzha Monument

In the Balkan Range, over Kazanlak, the Buzludzha peak is where the monument commemorating the Bulgarian socialist party first congress was built in 1981. The monument was lavishly decorated within; on the pylon rising over the main body a five-pointed start shone. Inside, the mosaics depicted diverse period of socialist Bulgaria. Frequented by tourists, regularly, it was a famed sight.

After the start of the new period in Bulgaria, after 1989, it was broken into, the windows were broken, and mosaics impaired. But the peak is regularly visited on August 2, when the socialist party members hold gatherings to commemorate the founding of the party.

Two roads lead to the monument. One is a road taken from the Shipka peak, and the other one starts from the Stara Zagora – Rousse highway, just after Kazanlak. The monument’s majestic appearance was recognized by the ranking in the list of most beautiful abandoned places worldwide.

Benefits

This tour is private!
Proffecional tour guide who knows the area
Offering competitive rates and discounts
Breaks and photo stops at your convenience

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Includes

  • Transfer with mini van
  • All transportation costs along the route, fuel, VAT and parking fees
  • Licensed mountain guide
  • Pickup and drop off from your hotel

Excludes

  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses