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Full-Day Excursion to Bulgaria from Bucharest

by Mr. Tripp Gray Line Romania
per adult Price was $91 Discount price is $77
Duration: 12h+ Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English, Spanish Offered in: English, Spanish

Highlights

  • Cultural treasures during a scenic day tour to Bulgaria

  • Ancient Orthodox monastery carved from a stone cave

  • Veliko Tarnovo at the foothills of the Balkan Mountains

  • Tsarevets Fortress—former seat of medieval tsars

  • Enchanting architecture of age-old Arbanasi village

Highlights

  • Cultural treasures during a scenic day tour to Bulgaria

  • Ancient Orthodox monastery carved from a stone cave

  • Veliko Tarnovo at the foothills of the Balkan Mountains

  • Tsarevets Fortress—former seat of medieval tsars

  • Enchanting architecture of age-old Arbanasi village

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8:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 12h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult Price was $90.14
Discount price is $76.62

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8:30 AM, Tour in Spanish

Duration 12h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in Spanish.

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per adult Price was $99.04
Discount price is $84.18

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Full-Day Excursion to Bulgaria from Bucharest

Activity Location

Veliko Tarnovo

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup for Bucharest Selected Central Hotel

    Bucharest


Description

Take a day trip out from Bucharest to Bulgaria, exploring history and visiting regional highlights. A guide shows you to the St. Dimitri Basarabov Monastery as well as the Tsarevets Fortress in medieval Veliko Tarnovo, and introduces you to heritage at the village of Arbanasi.

Start your day with pickup from your hotel, which takes you out of Bucharest and across the border into Bulgaria. Your first stop is at the St. Dimitri Basarabov Monastery, incredible for its architecture that is carved into a stone cave itself. After marveling at the site, head to Veliko Tarnovo, the historic capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire known as the “City of Tsars.”

In Veliko Tarnovo, your guide takes you to the Tsarevets Fortress, a medieval stronghold that served as the empire's primary bulwark from 1185 to 1393. Learn about the history that took place within its walls and about its strategic location on the top of a hill. Following a break for lunch, move on to the village of Arbanasi, which is rich in historical monuments such as 17th- and 18th-century churches. Head back to Bucharest after exploring the medieval town.


Inclusions

  • Guided day tour to Bulgaria from Bucharest

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Bucharest hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages

  • Admission to St. Dimitri Basarabov Monastery and Tsarevets Fortress


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are not allowed.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • You must present a valid passport with any necessary visas on the day of the activity.

  • Tour stops vary.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Bucharest hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Full-Day Excursion to Bulgaria from Bucharest ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

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4.6 out of 5

5/5 Oct 17, 2019

The tour guide Rodica was fantastic. She was full of knowledge, great stories, and made sure the tour was never boring. Obtaining the Bulgarian money was easy, and were guided where to eat and shop. The scenery and stops were amazing.

5/5 Sep 21, 2019

We enjoyed our trip to Bulgaria. Our guide, Nickoli, was very informative and knew his history well. His english was great and he knew how to read the crowd and catered accordingly. Iwould reccomend this trip. Great exercise also!

5/5 Apr 16, 2019

My sixteen year old daughter and I took this trip. If you like beautiful scenery, old world charm and history, this trip is excellent. The driver and tour guide were the best. FYI though this is a very long trip, expect long drives and at least a twelve hour day! At first the monastery yo go to is small and okay to visit, the guide providing historical information made it better. Then the Abranasi, was nice but not much time spent there, however the best part of the trip is visiting Veliko Tarnovo and the fortress. The views were breathtaking and then a visit to old town for lunch and shopping was great. I enjoyed learning about the region and buying gifts. Overall this was probably my favorite part of our travel to Budapest and Bucharest. Definitely would recommended it. Thanks to our guides!!