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From Bucharest: Day-Trip to Ruse, Bulgaria

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Activity provider: Gray Line Romania

From Bucharest: Day-Trip to Ruse, Bulgaria

Activity provider: Gray Line Romania
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From US$ 58.92 per person

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Visit the most elegant city in Bulgaria, Ruse, known as the Vienna of the east. Take a walking tour of the city and acquaint yourself with some of the city's most spectacular and fascinating historical monuments.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from one of the listed hotels or previously arranged meeting point with the local operator.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Stroll down the main streets of Ruse
  • Visit the Ruse regional Museum of History
  • Marvel at the Holy Trinity Church
  • Witness the Roman Fortress of Sexaginta Prista
  • Go on a promenade near the picturesque Danube Riverbank
Full description
Start the day with pickup from your accommodation in Bucharest. After a short meet and greet, you will head off on your journey and see what this city has to offer.  On your tour, see the lasting effects of the 19th-century, a prosperous time for the city that helped create its nickname - "Little Vienna". Throughout the day you will get to admire the charm of imposing belle epoque architecture, a style totally unique to this part of the country. Your guide will introduce you to the main highlights of the city, starting at Svoboda Square - from here you will spread out throughout the city.  Visit the neo-baroque Profit-Yielding Building. Built in the 19th-century by Viennese architects, it is the home of dramatic theater in Ruse. Nowadays, it also houses a few restaurants, within which, you will get to stop for a typical lunch and dine the way the locals do. During your tour you will get to marvel at dozens of buildings with European heritage. You will get to see how the city combines several architectural styles, whilst making them harmonious at the same time. You will get to stop near the Girdap - the first privately owned bank in the country, the Opera House, School of Music, Hotel Plaza Charlino, Regional Library Building and more. Follow this up with a visit to the oldest church of Ruse - Holy Trinity Church and the Ruse Historical Museum. In the Museum, Bulgaria's rich history and traditions will reveal themselves to you  during your informative visit of the premises.  The tour will end with a relaxing walk near the majestic Danube River. The river not only gives the city its’ romantic look but also defines Ruse as a significant transport, logistics, business and cultural center of Bulgaria. You can enjoy a breathtaking panorama before departing back to Bucharest full of exceptional memories.
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup from your accommodation in Bucharest
  • Small group tour
  • Entrance tickets (cost approx. 12 Lev or 6 Eur person)
  • Lunch expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  •  A minimum of 3 participants is required to organize the tour
  •  The local operator is not responsible for any delays caused by traffic or any other unpredictable conditions
  • Please ensure you are physically capable of walking around 4 to 5 hours
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4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

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An unforgettable day. We couldn't finally go to Ruse, but our guide (Rodica) gave us the opportunity to change the excursion for another one for the same day also to Bulgaria. The tour was great, we visited very interesting and historical places and learned a lot about Bulgaria's past. In addition, our guide let us accompany her to a restaurant where we could eat typical dishes of the country, with exceptional value for money. It was a unique experience, I would repeat it whenever I could. Highly recommended.

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March 20, 2022

Excellent day trip

A relaxing day in Russe for approximately 9 hours, but at the same time a place where history is still written. We were very impressed to find out that the fortress that we have visited, still have things that only a few years ago were discovered. Excellent guide, very knowledgeable, she was with us the entire day and recommended us where to eat and where to go in our free time. We really appreciated how things went, like organizing, pickup. Can’t wait to come back!

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May 8, 2019

I chose this tour since wanted to visit Bulgaria during my stay in Romania and Ruse seemed like the best option due to it's proximity. The driving was quite smooth and fast. The itinerary is designed for a relaxing day in a small group enjoying picturesque Old Town area and Danube view. We also had a chance to try absolutely delicious traditional Bulgarian dishes at reasonable prices. Our guide provided a good insight into Bulgaria's history and culture. Totally recommend this trip to those what want to get a taste of Bulgaria!

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April 24, 2019

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