Self-guided tour to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi from Sofia
Excursions & day trips

Self-guided tour to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi from Sofia

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 12 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Walk around the medieval hill-fortress of Tsarevets
  • Visit the astonishing Nativity of Jesus Church
  • See the scenic architectural reserve of Arbanassi
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Balkan Mountains and Veliko Tarnovo
  • Experience a self-guided tour for only you, your friends and family
What to expect

Take a walking tour around the medieval hill-fortress of Tsarevets – the capital of Bulgaria from 12th till 14th century. Visit the astonishing Nativity of Jesus Church with an unique frescoes depicting 2000 biblical scenes and over 3500 images of saints. See the scenic architectural reserve of Arbanassi, located on a plateau granting visitors with superb views of the Balkan Mountains and Veliko Tarnovo.

Veliko Tyrnovo will teleport you back in time to the spectacular rise and fall of the mighty capital of the Second Bulgarian kingdom (12-14 century).

By walking on the winding cobble streets, you will learn and feel how its proud population lived under the Turkish oppression, developing fabulous architectural masterpieces and established cohesive and powerful craftsmen’s guild. Hear the legends and stories, the interesting history and see the picturesque location of Arbanassi and Veliko Tyrnovo which gained them numerous fanatical admirers in Bulgaria and abroad, making the region a top tourist attraction on the Balkans.

The tour includes the most important sights: Tsarevets architectural and museum reserve (medieval stronghold), Samovodskata charshia (lively craftmen’s street), Assens’ monument and the museum village of Arbanassi – famous for its 17th and 18th architecture and the unique Church of the Nativity of Christ, with well preserved murals depicting over 2000 Old and New Testiment scenes.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees (Tsarevets Fortress, Nativity Church, Konstantseliev's house-museum)
  • Personalized reading material (PDF)
What's not included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Driver guide
Reduced price
  • Children (age 11-17)
Where

Tsar Asen Square, 5000 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Meeting point:

Begin your self-guided tour at the medieval hill-fortress of Tsarevets.

What to remember
  • Note this is a self-guided tour, you will need to arrange your own transportation to/from the activity location(s)
  • This self-guided tour includes reading material (via PDF) available in English, Bulgarian, Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese
  • Please contact the tour operator to request your preferred language. You will find their information on the voucher after booking
  • The reading material (PDF) will be sent to your email address
  • This reading material will be a customized PDF in your selected language and will include instructions on how to arrive to the starting location, travel tips and detailed explanations about the sights you will visit
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When
  • See calendar for exact available dates and times
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Provider
VIP-Sliven Ltd.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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