One day private tour to Bulgaria Basarbovo Tsarevets Veliko Tarnovo

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Duration: 12 hours

Departs: Bucharest, Bucharest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Optimize your time in the Balkans on a day tour to Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria. Round-trip transfer from your Bucharest hotel ensures a hassle-free journey, leaving you free to absorb rural vistas, explore historic landmarks, and gain intimate insight into the region’s past and present from your small-group guide.

What's Included

Bottled water

Parking Fees

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • 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.

What To Expect

Basarbovo Monastery (Bulgarian: Басарбовски манастир) – the Monastery of Saint Dimitar Basarbowski – is a Bulgarian-orthodox cave monastery near the city of Ruse in north-eastern Bulgaria. It has the same name as the nearby village of Basarbovo and lies about 35 metres above the river Rusenski Lom, south of the Danube.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Veliko Tarnovo
The city has been inhabited since the 3rd millenium B.C., remains having been found on the now overgrown Trapezitsa hill. Thracian tribes lived on Tsarevets hill in the Bronze and Iron ages but the Romans preferred nearby Nicopolis ad Istrum with its hot springs.

The town's golden age came with the declaration of independence from the Byzantine empire in 1185 by the local Boliar (an aristocratic title) brothers Ivan Assen and Peter in Veliko Tarnovo.

They subsequently conducted a two-year battle with the empire to secure Bulgaria's freedom and in 1187 the Second Bulgarian Kingdom was born, with its capital Turnovgrad (Veliko Tarnovo), and the brothers became Tsars. They are referred to as the 'Assens', together with a third brother, Kaloyan, who took over after their deaths. The fourth 'Assen' is Ivan Assen II, the son of Ivan Assen, who ruled from 1218 to 1241 and brought the Kingdom to new heights, conquering neighbouring lands that gave it access not only to the Black Sea but also to the Aegean and Adriatic seas. An unconquerable fortress from the 12th to 14th centuries, Turnovgrad enjoyed an economic and cultural apogee.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Nicopolis ad Istrum
The ruins of the Roman and Early Byzantine town of Nikopolis ad Istrum are situated at about 20 km north of Veliko Tarnovo, on the road for Ruse, and 3 km southeast of the village of Nikyup. They are situated on a low plateau on the bank of Rositsa river.
The town was established in the 2nd century by the Roman emperor Mark Ulpius Trayan (98 – 117) in honor of his victory against the Dacians (106 AD). Namely because of this reason it was called this way – Nikopolis ad Istrum, which means a Town of the Victory on the Danube river. The town was situated at the crossing point of two of the most important roads in Lower Misia – from Odessos (presently Varna) to the west Roman provinces and from Nove (presently Svishtov) to Byzantium (presently Istanbul).

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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