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Day Trip to Bulgaria

Discover the legendary history of Basarabov, Veliko Tarnavo and Arbanasi, three of northern Bulgaria's most picturesque places to visit. Don't miss the opportunity to see this fascinating area of the world from Bucharest!

Itinerary

Having been picked up from your hotel in Bucharest first thing in the morning, you'll head through rolling hills and across the Danube towards northern Bulgaria. Your first stop will be Basarabov monastery, an active cave monastery, the only one of its kind in modern Bulgarian history. Hear all about the history of this unique religious monument as you admire the ancient cliff-face architecture inside and out.

Next, travel back in time to Veliko Tarnovo. This city was the Medieval capital of Bulgaria and one of the main European centres of culture in the Middle Ages. As you admire the magnificent architecture of the city's historic centre, your guide will entertain you with tales from its fascinating past.

Delve deeper into history visiting Tsaravets Fortress, the medieval stronghold that was once home to the Bulgarian royals. The fortress is steeped in history: as well as exploring the remains of the ancient walls and the palace chambers, you can see important religious buildings like the Ascension Cathedral and admire the panoramic views overlooking Veliko Tarnavo. With new-found knowledge of Bulgarian history, you'll have an hour of free time to have lunch in Veliko Tarnavo (not included).

You'll then head to the nearby village of Arbanasi, the home to a number of different Bulgarian Orthodox monasteries and churches that house excellent examples of religious art work as well as boasting fantastic views over the surrounding countryside.

After an excellent day full of historic architecture and beautiful scenery, you'll return to Bucharest.

Important information

  • This day trip includes pick up and drop off at the main hotels and hostels in downtown Bucharest. If your accommodation is not located in this area, a central meeting point will be arranged. The pick up time may be different from the tour start time.
  • It is mandatory to bring your passport on this tour.
  • Children under 4 years old are not permitted on this tour.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

English language guided tour
Adults Seniors over 65 years old Students between 8 and 25 years old Children between 4 and 7 years old
US$ 97.70
US$ 94.10
US$ 94.10
US$ 54.30

English language guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 97.70
  • Seniors over 65 years old

    US$ 94.10
  • Students between 8 and 25 years old

    US$ 94.10
  • Children between 4 and 7 years old

    US$ 54.30

More Information

Duration

11 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

Pick up and drop off at hotel.

Round trip transport.

English speaking guide.

Not included

Lunch.

Entrance to Basarbovo Monastery and Tsarevets fortress (approx. 5 EUR).

When to book?

You can book up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 97.70
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.