Saeva dupka and Ledenika Caves Day-Tour from Sofia

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Saeva dupka and Ledenika Caves Day-Tour from Sofia
from USD $96.80
Explore two of the most interesting caves in Bulgaria with a one-day tour from Sofia.
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In Brief

Sofia, Bulgaria
9 hours
Important InfoInfo
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Stop At: Saeva Dupka, Yablanitsa, Lovech 5500 Bulgaria

Saeva Dupka Cave’s five halls and 400 metres of corridors offer some of the most beautiful cave formations in the country. The cave has hosted many choral music performances, thanks to the excellent acoustic conditions. Saeva dupka was named after two brothers, Seyu and Sae, who used it as a hiding place during the Ottoman occupation of Bulgaria. Recent excavations have shown the cave was inhabited since Roman times. Saeva dupka is one of the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ledenika Cave, Vratsa Bulgaria

Ledenika is a cave in the Northwestern parts of the Balkan Mountains, 16km away from the Bulgarian town of Vratsa, its entrance being at 830m above sea level. It features an abundance of galleries and impressive karst formations including stalactites and stalagmites, dating back a thousand years. The cave is about 300m long and contains ten separate halls. The biggest one is the Concert Hall. The way to it is through the Passage of Sinners. Only those whose heart is pure can pass through it. Once the cave was full of water but now only a small lake has remained - the Lake of Wishes. The legend says that if you dip your hand in the ice-cold water of the lake and make a wish, the wish will come true.

Duration: 1 hour


  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide in English
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Saeva Dupka
  • Entry/Admission - Ledenika Cave


  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please provide the name and the address of your hotel/accommodation.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 3 recent reviews

The best tour I had in a while. You get to see two interesting caves and the amazing Balkan mountain around Vratsa! The first cave was unique and relaxing, and the second one has a really nice laser show. My guide Mike, was amazing. He is well informed about the place, very polite, and told me a lot about Bulgaria. We had a lot of fun talking together. Recommended tour if your like caves and mountains.
• Submitted 11 Aug 2017
This tour involves visiting two different cave systems, with lunch at Vratsa in-between. The first system is Saeva dupka, which is the lesser-known of the two. The facilities are very rudimentary, but the caves fascinating. In contrast, Ledenika is a professional, well-organised, tourist attraction, backed by substantial EU money. To be honest, I found the first site - Saeva dupka - more authentic and enjoyable, whereas Ledenika had coloured lights and an unnecessary laser show. Lunch was at the Seagull restaurant just outside Vratsa, and was of a high standard it's an upmarket hotel. We had made good time so I asked if we could explore Vratsa for 30 minutes or so and the excellent guide, Georgi, was happy to accommodate. Vratsa is not really a tourist town per se, but has some historical monuments and provides an interesting contrast to Sopia. I think it is a bonus and I would explicitly name and include it as a short stop in this excursion as it deserves to be better known.
• Submitted 27 May 2017
Amazing, better that I expected. Vratsa it such a beautiful town.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2016

In Brief

Sofia, Bulgaria
9 hours