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Full-day tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Bulgaria from Bucharest

Availability: Every day
Duration: 11 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
INSTANT CONFIRMATION
Do this because
  • Visit Ivanovo Churches (UNESCO heritage since 1979)
  • Admire local craftsmen in Veliko Tarnovo
  • See the impressive fortress with the ruins of the former Tsarevets Palace
What to expect

On your full-day tour from Bucharest to Northern Bulgaria you will drive two hours from Bucharest to cross the border to Bulgaria over Danube river, the second largest river in Europe and then stop at Ivanovo to visit Ivanovo Churches (UNESCO heritage since 1979). Located in the Valley of the Rusenski Lom River, the rock-hewn churches are famous for their impressive XIII-XIVth century frescos.

Your second stop will be in Veliko Tarnovo, one of the most beautiful cities in Bulgaria, located on the banks of Yantra River. Also known as the City of Tsars, Veliko boasts an impressive fortress with the ruins of the former Tsarevets Palace and the patriarchal church, nowdays with modern and intriguing paintings.

The medieval atmosphere is well kept in the city thanks to the old architecture and the narrow streets where you can admire local craftsmen and their work. During your time in Veliko Tarnovo your tour guide will take you to a local restaurant to enjoy the tasty Bulgarian food paired with one of their fine wines.

The Village of Arbanassi will be your final stop, before returing to Bucharest. Arbanassi is a quiet and picturesque village which even today keeps the medieval touch through the old architecture.

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What's included
  • Transport by car/minibus
  • English speaking travel assistant
  • Entrance fees
What's not included
  • Lunch (around 40 leva per person) – there will be a stop on the way to eat together or separately
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  • Children (aged 4-12)
Where

1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest

Meeting point:

Meet your guide in front of the Romanian Athenaeum, the big concert hall with Greek columns located next to Hilton Athenee Palace Hotel.

What to remember
  • Maximum of 16 person per tour group
  • Ivanovo churches are closed between the 1st of December and 31st of March. During this period, you will visit the Roman ruins from Nicopolis Ad Istrum or the Basarbovski Rock Monastery
  • Please remember that you are leaving Romania and entering Bulgaria. Please ensure that your Visa requirements are in order and it is essential that you carry your passport (or ID card for citizens of EU states)
  • TravelMaker is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive
  • The order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather and traffic conditions as well as on the visiting program switch from summer to winter season
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When
  • Daily at 8.00am
  • Arrive at meeting location 15 minutes prior to tours departure
  • Ivanovo churches are closed between the 1st of December and 31st of March. During this period, you will visit the Roman ruins from Nicopolis Ad Istrum or the Basarbovski Rock Monastery
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