From Sofia: Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi

From Sofia: Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi

From $70.63 per person

On this full-day tour from Sofia, discover the fascinating medieval city of Veliko Tarnavo (the capital of the second Bulgarian Empire) and the picturesque village of Arbanasi.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from any address in Sofia.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beautiful city of Veliko Tarnavo
  • Explore the picturesque village of Arbanasi
  • Learn about Bulgaria's fascinating history on two guided tours
Full description
Your tour begins with collection from your hotel in Sofia, from where you will be driven first to Arbanasi (around 2.5-3 hours). Here you will enjoy a 1.5 hour tour of this picturesque village, known for its 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 the village into a popular tourist destination. Next there will be a short transfer to the city of Veliko Tarnavo, where you will have lunch before enjoying a 2-hour tour. This picturesque capital of the second Bulgarian Empire is situated on the northern slopes of the Balkan mountain range in the central part of the country, 220 kilometers from Sofia. During your tour of the old town, you will see the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Holy Ascension of God and many other highlights. Afterwards, you will be returned to Sofia.
Includes
  • All tour assistance
  • All transfers
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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    A fascinating guide (Maria), explanations which allow to understand the history of Bulgaria, irreproachable punctuality always listening to us, we had a beautiful day. Small flat, we had 6 hours of driving which is difficult for the guide who must both drive and then give you explanations.

    October 27, 2020

    Maria was so excellent

    It was so nice to have a excellent guide and to trip a exotic beautiful small city.

    September 23, 2017

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