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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
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From US$ 81.05 per person

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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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Small group
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)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

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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

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4.7 /5

based on 101 reviews

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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

We were a family traveling with a 10-year old. Our guide was Monika, she was nice and allowed us enough time to explore and buy souvenirs. The return to Romania at the border was an experience (a lot of cars waiting to pass the border). Monkia and our driver were efficient and knowledgeable and we didn't have a long wait once it was the tour group's turn to pass the borders.

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August 30, 2021

Product ID: 58194