Explore Northern Bulgaria Day Trip from Bucharest

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Duration: 12 hours

Departs: Bucharest, Bucharest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Private tour - day trip to Northern Bulgaria, a land full of historical treasures, breath-taking scenery and made whole by the hospitality of its inhabitants. Departure from Bucharest 08.00 and visit to Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanasi Village, and if time allows Basarabov Monastery.

What's Included

Bridge toll

English speaking guide

Fuel surcharge

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Parking Fees

Road toll

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

Entrance tickets about 10 Euro

Food and drinks

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

After crossing the Friendship Bridge over Danube River, we will have the first important stop of the day at Basarabov Monastery. It is here that the relics of St Dimitrie Basarabov, Saint Dimitrie the New-patron saint of Bucharest were found! It`s the only cave monastery in Bulgaria still inhabited by monks and maintained for tourists and the faithful.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Veliko Tarnovo impresses with its location on the hills around the medieval fortress, the story of the four Asan kings, and the fragrance of roses. Asan was an army commander and founder of the Asan dynasty. Together with his brother Petru, acknowledged king by the Pope of Rome, they founded the Kingdom of the Bulgarian Vlachs (12-th century, the Second Bulgarian Empire). Following victories against the Byzantium emperors, with the help received from Romanians north of the Danube, the brothers acquired recognition as emperors.
The Veliko Tarnovo Fortress is famous for its remarkable architectural monuments, miniatures, mural paintings, literature, arts and crafts. It is located on the main road connecting Europe with Asia Minor in the valley of the Yantra river. From its glory days as the king`s capital we can still see a lot even today, but the town is still holding  secrets and legends referring to hidden royal libraries and treasures from the burned monastery. 

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Veliko Tarnovo
Enjoy free time on Samovodene Street with its artisan shops.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The name Arbanassi comes from the Albanian word Arbërës or Arbanas, which means "land worker". Free time for lunch in one of the many traditional restaurants in this  charming village. Then visit Konstantzalieva House, built in the 17th century and belonging to one of the rich merchant families of the place. Complete your tour with the half underground Church of the Nativity, the earliest in Arbanassi. The iconostasis of this church is one of the earliest examples of superb woodcarving work in Bulgaria. Most of the depictions in the gallery represent the Orthodox Calendar from January, February and March. These calendar series comprise stories from The Old Testament - scenes revealing the martyrdom of different saints.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ruse Province
If time allows, on the way back to Bucharest, we will make a short walking tour in Ruse Town, visiting the most important tourist attractions and walking on the main commercial street of  this Bulgarian Harbour. 

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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