Day trip to Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo UNESCO Fortress

From

62 EUR

Take a full-day trip from Bucharest to explore the magnificent UNESCO-listed city of Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria, and walk through history itself.

Duration: 12 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • Discover the medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo
  • Explore the Tsarevets fortress
  • Visit the village of Arbanassi

Description

Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning. You’ll drive south to Bulgaria, passing the Danube River, the second-longest River in Europe.

Approximately 100 kilometers from the Romanian border is the charismatic city of Veliko Tarnovo. Once you enter this medieval treasure, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. You’ll find palaces, a fortress, houses with unique architectural styles, museums, and monasteries – all part of the region’s history.

As you walk along the cobbled streets your guide will tell you more about the history of the city, which was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Your trip will begin with a trip to the Tsarevets Fortress, perched on top of a steep cliff and surrounded by thick walls.

We will then head to the market, which consists of two streets bordered by shops, craftsmen’s workshops, and inns. It’s reminiscent of the first decades of the 20th century and a place where you can shop for souvenirs.

On the way back to Bucharest you’ll stop at the nearby village of Arbanassi, known especially for the murals that adorn the walls of its churches. Here, you’ll visit the Nativity Church.

What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transport by modern car/minibus/coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entry fees
  • Bottle of water
  • Lunch (approx. €12 per person)
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Your hotel in Bucharest, or other requested location

From 62 EUR per person

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Tour operated by: Rolandia Travel

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