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From Bucharest: Full-Day Trip to Bulgaria

Activity provider: Gray Line Romania

From Bucharest: Full-Day Trip to Bulgaria

Activity provider: Gray Line Romania

From US$ 82.68 per person

Visit spectacular Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria, on an excursion from Bucharest. Travel in air-conditioned comfort to the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. Tour the historic Tsaravets Fortress and St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery.

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Duration 12 hours
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Limited to 15 participants


  • Visit the St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery, carved into a cliff and still inhabited today
  • Discover Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria and home to the strongest Bulgarian fortification of that time
  • Admire the medieval architecture of Arbanasi village
  • Discover the Tsarevets Fortress, an inescapable symbol of Veliko Tarnovo
Full description
This 12-hour excursion begins in the early morning with a pickup from your Bucharest accommodation followed by a drive to the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. Spend an enjoyable day discovering the impressive medieval settlement of Veliko Tarnovo. Veliko Tarnovo was the medieval capital of Bulgaria and is home of the Tsaravets Fortress, the strongest Bulgarian fortification of the Middle Ages. Your itinerary includes visits to the St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery, the only monastery in Bulgaria carved into a cliff that is still inhabited today and Arbanasi village, where the medieval architecture will transport you back a few centuries in time.
  • Pickup from your accommodation in Bucharest
  • Small group tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Lunch and other personal expenses
  • Admission tickets for Basarabov Monastery and Veliko Tarnovo Fortress (7 Eur/person)

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  • This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. If this number is not reached, alternatives shall be made
  • Children under 4-year-old cannot attend shared tours. Please contact the local partner for a private tour offer
  • If pick-up is not available from your accommodation you may be asked to go to a convenient meeting point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 115 reviews

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Our trip was in September 19 (Monday) It was the best time for a trip. We passed boarders fast (around 20 minutes for both to Bulgaria way, and about 30 minutes on the way back) We were lucky with the weather also)) Our guide Rodika is absolutely incredible, she knows and tells a lot of interesting information. The group was not big and it was comfortable. For lunch in the good restaurant we spent 23$ (for 2 ladies it was main course, salad, snack and 2beer) i think it’s a good price We really enjoyed. It was amazing trip

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September 20, 2022

The church built in the rock in Basarabovo is very nice and the view from the Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo as well. It was a very hot day, so I recommend travelers to have a lot of water with them. Postcards are too expensive, but there are a lot of cosmetics based on roses that has affordable price.

June 2, 2022

Christy was amazing. He was very patient with all the delays (caused by us travellers) and made sure we still had a very pleasant comfortable journey with ample time at every stops. He was very detailed with his explanations and a fun man to talk to. I would recommend this service for everyone and especially Christy as a guide.

April 20, 2022

Product ID: 58194