Former Bulgarian capital - Veliko Tarnovo & Tsarevets Fortress, shared max 8 pax

11 hr

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This day-trip to Bulgaria will take you to see the best of Bulgaria in one day. Leave in the morning to the Romanian-Bulgarian border you will arrive at the Basarbovo Rock Churches, a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site with perfectly preserved frescoes.

Next stop will be done in Veliko Turnovo, the capital of the second Bulgarian Empire where you can tour inside the Tsarevets fortress from the 12th century.

Step back in time on the...
This day-trip to Bulgaria will take you to see the best of Bulgaria in one day. Leave in the morning to the Romanian-Bulgarian border you will arrive at the Basarbovo Rock Churches, a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site with perfectly preserved frescoes.

Next stop will be done in Veliko Turnovo, the capital of the second Bulgarian Empire where you can tour inside the Tsarevets fortress from the 12th century.

Step back in time on the Samovodene Artisans Street packed with workshops of locals where you can find a coppersmith, silversmith, icon painter and many more.

Drive up to Arbanassi Village, an architectural reserve unique in Bulgaria. Visit the interior of Konstantilieva House, a merchants house from the 17th century.

*** Please be informed:
This is a shared tour, the tour will be performed only if there are at least FOUR tourists.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
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Stop At: St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery, Basarbovo 7071 Bulgaria

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.
The oldest written mention of the monastery dates to the 15th century in an Ottoman tax register.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tsarevets, Tsar Asen Square, Veliko Tarnovo 5000 Bulgaria

Is a medieval stronghold located on a hill with the same name in Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria.
Tsarevets is 206 metres (676 ft) above sea level. It served as the Second Bulgarian Empire's primary fortress and strongest bulwark from 1185 to 1393, housing the royal and the patriarchal palaces, and is a popular tourist attraction...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery, Basarbovo 7071 Bulgaria

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.
The oldest written mention of the monastery dates to the 15th century in an Ottoman tax register.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tsarevets, Tsar Asen Square, Veliko Tarnovo 5000 Bulgaria

Is a medieval stronghold located on a hill with the same name in Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria.
Tsarevets is 206 metres (676 ft) above sea level. It served as the Second Bulgarian Empire's primary fortress and strongest bulwark from 1185 to 1393, housing the royal and the patriarchal palaces, and is a popular tourist attraction.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Samovodska Charshiya Complex, Veliko Tarnovo Bulgaria

Is a must visit Market Street where people sold there hand-made products in the 19th century.
Nowadays the street is a tourist attraction where one can see renovated old houses, various traditional craft workshops, bakeries, pastry shops and so called Hadji Nikoly Inn build in 1858.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Konstantsalieva House, Ul. Kapitan Pavel Gramadov, Arbanasi 5029 Bulgaria

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. The lower floor is constructed of stone, the upper floor and living quarters are timber construction. Stairs are internal as an extra security precaution. The winter rooms were heated by large built in stoves (known as dzhamal) which were fed and cleaned from a separate service access. There is even an internal toilet (hole in the floor), a luxury many homes in the neighbouring villages do not have to this day. On the ground floor where the store rooms and living quarters for the servants would have been, there is a large souvenir shop.

The Arbanasi village 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.


Duration: 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Profesional tour guide - English
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Konstantsalieva House
  • 30 minutes Free time in handicraft and suvenirs area - Samovodene Artisans Street
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Tsarevets
Not Included
  • Entrance tickets to Monastery, Fortress and Museum - about 8€ per person
  • Lunch
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
  • Baneasa Airport, Bucharest Romania


Ports

  • Giurgiu Nord, Bulevardul Mihai Viteazul, Giurgiu, Romania


Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Passport is required to cross the border into Bulgaria.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The tour will be performed only if there are at least FOUR tourists.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.