Private tour to Bulgaria at Veliko Tarnovo from Bucharest, only your group

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Duration: 11 hours

Departs: Bucharest, Bucharest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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This is a private tour from Bucharest to Northern Bulgaria.
You will discover the history and traditions of the North Balkans.
We will start in the morning and drive to the border crossing point to Bulgaria. Here you will have to show your passports.
First visit it will be at the only active church dug into the rock: Basarbovo Monastery.
On the way to Veliko we make a short stop for a snack.
The next stop will be at the massive Tsarevets Fortress, built in the 12th century, which was the captain of the Bulgarian Empire until the 14th century.
We will have a small walking tour to the top of the fortress, at the superbly painted Patriarchal Cathedral.
We'll have lunch in Veliko Tarnovo city center, in a restaurant with a gorgeous view and very tasty traditional bulgarian food.
After we will drive up to Arbanassi Village, an mediterranean architectural UNESCO reserve unique in Bulgaria. Here we will visit the interior of Konstantilieva House, a merchants house from the 17th century.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Hotel Pick-up and drop-off

Private transportation

Professional tour guide in English

What's Not Included

Entrance tickets to the sights - 12€ per adult


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 7 - 99

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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

St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery
It was established by Hesychast monks during the period of the second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396).
The monastery got its name from St. Dimitrii Basarbovski, a hermit that spent his entire life at these rocks. The legend says that after Basarbovski died, his body was brought to Bucharest, and as soon as his remains got there, people stopped dying from the plague.
He got canonised, and his relics can still be found in the Metropolitan Church in Bucharest today.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

is a medieval stronghold located on a hill with the same name in Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria. Tsarevets it served as the Second Bulgarian Empire's primary fortress and strongest bulwark between 1185 and 1393, housing the royal and the patriarchal palaces, and it is also a popular tourist attraction.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Veliko Tarnovo
Often referred as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture.
The old part of the town is situated on three hills, Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora, rising amidst the meanders of the Yantra.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

It is known for the rich history and large number of historical monuments, such as 17th- and 18th-century churches and examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture, which have turned it into a popular tourist destination.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Konstantsalieva House
The Konstantsalieva house, on one of the main roads through the village, originally built in the 17th century, has been beautifully restored in National Revival style. It reflects not only the wealth of the owners but also the attention to detail and the quality craftsmanship of that time. In a style typical for Arbanassi, the two storey house is set in a large yard surrounded by a high stone wall.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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