From Bucharest: Explore Bulgaria Day Trip

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From $118.96

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Bucharest, Bucharest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Emerge in the rich history of Bulgaria with this full day tour from Bucharest. Travel directly from your accommodation in Bucharest with a air conditioned minibus to St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery, Tsaravets Fortress and Veliko Tarnovo, accompanied by our professional tour guide.

What's Included

Headsets to hear the guide

Pick-up from centrally located hotels/Hostels (selected hotels/hostels only)

Professional English speaking guide

Small-group tour (maximum 8 people per group)

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included

Entrance tickets for: Basarabov Monastery, Veliko Tarnovo Fortress (approx 5 euro/ person)

Lunch and other personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 85

Additional Info

  • A minimum of 2 participants is required to organise the tour
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of the day and traffic conditions
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • A current, valid passport is required
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Please make sure you owe all the necessary documents and permissions for crossing the border.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • 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

Ateneul Roman
Meet with your guide at your accommodation and then start your day trip with a drive towards Bulgaria. Your first stop will be at the St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery, the only monastery in Bulgaria carved into a cliff that is still inhabited today.

• Admission Ticket Free

Pass the border into Bulgaria

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery
After crossing the border into Bulgaria you will be reaching your first stopat the St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery, the only monastery in Bulgaria carved into a cliff that is still inhabited today.

Take an inside tour in this enchanting old monastery and find out it's secrets.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

After Basarabov Monastery continue with your day trip to Veliko Tarnovo. Visit the wonderful Tsaravets Fortress situated on the hills of the city. Enjoy the rich history behind the fortress that is situated at the foothills of the Balkan Mountains.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Veliko Tarnovo
After the Tsarevets fortress head for city center of Veliko Tarnovo where you will have free time for lunch and shopping with the help of our guide.

Conclude your tour with return transport to your hotel in Bucharest.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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