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Private Day Trip to Medieval Bulgaria from Bucharest


This private 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 Ivanovo 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. Before leaving Bulgaria take an exclusive visit to the town of Ruse with a short stroll in the central area.

You will start the day by going over the border to Bulgaria, so be sure to have your passport with you. Your first stop will be at the Ivanovo Rock Churches, a UNESCO world heritage site which is actually carved in the rock and has among the best preserved frescoes. Afterwards we visit Veliko Turnovo, once the capital of the second Bulgarian empire and also Tsarevets hill with the remains of the castle and church of the Bulgarian Kings. It dates back to the 12th century. Enjoy a walk on Samovodene Artisans Street packed with workshops of locals were you can find a coppersmith, silversmith, an icon painter and many more. Many of the workshops are there for 3-4 generations already. 
The next stop will be the intriguing village of Arbanassi with an included visit to Konstantsalieva house, so you can discover the interior from a typical local house. Before setting off for Romania, last visit will be in the small town of Ruse that has a beautiful main square and pedestrian area. Together with your local guide you will be immersed in the town's charm and learn more about its history from the Roman times to modernity. 
Arrive back to your hotel in the evening after a wonderful day filled with great sights, history and friends from Bulgaria.


What's included

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Free Wi-fi in all our vehicles
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Transport by modern A/C private vehicle

What's not included

  • Lunch

Important information

  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

From EUR 169 per person


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Opening/operating hours:

7:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Duration:
12 hours

Live guide:
English

Pick-up:
Complimentary pick up and drop off at any chosen place by the customer

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  • Offer type: Private
  • Fitness level: Medium

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Full refund is guaranteed if the cancellation is made 48 hours prior the offer's start date. We don't apply any refund if the cancellation is made less than 48 hours before offer start date.

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Offer ID: 1020

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