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Day Trip to Medieval Bulgaria- Small group tour provided by Eastern European Experience

Day Trip to Medieval Bulgaria- Small group tour

Day Trip to Medieval Bulgaria- Small group tour
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About
This day-trip to Bulgaria will take you to see the best of Bulgaria in one day. Leave in the morning to the Romanian-Bulgarian border you will arrive at the Ivanovo Rock Churches, a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site with perfectly preserved frescoes. Next stop will be done in Veliko Turnovo, the capital of the second Bulgarian Empire where you can tour inside the Tsarevets fortress from the 12th century. Step back in time on the Samovodene Artisans Street packed with workshops of locals where you can find a coppersmith, silversmith, icon painter and many more. Drive up to Arbanassi Village, an architectural reserve unique in Bulgaria. Visit the interior of Konstantilieva House, a merchants house from the 17th century. Before leaving Bulgaria take an exclusive visit to the town of Ruse with a short stroll in the central area.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16115P40
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Licensed Private Guide
  • Pick-up and Drop-off at your hotel or at any other location of your choice in the city
  • Modern & comfortable A/C car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
  • VIP skip-the-line admission
  • Bottled water
  • Free Wi-fi in all our vehicles
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  • Entry/Admission - Tsarevets
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Photo fees
  • Gratuities
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup possible from centrally located hotels, hostels, or apartments in Bucharest
  • Airports:
  • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Inclusions
  • Licensed Private Guide
  • Pick-up and Drop-off at your hotel or at any other location of your choice in the city
  • Modern & comfortable A/C car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
  • VIP skip-the-line admission
  • Bottled water
  • Free Wi-fi in all our vehicles
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  • Entry/Admission - Tsarevets
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Photo fees
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup possible from centrally located hotels, hostels, or apartments in Bucharest
  • Airports:
  • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Tsarevets
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Arbanassi
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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scadutss
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Excellent experience with tour and guide!
Sorin was an excellent guide! Great driver and very efficient in his times and keeping the group together and engaged with facts and tips about the tour and the country as a whole!! Highly recommend his services.
Written 20 September 2019
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clairegraziano
5 contributions
Full Day with Lots to See!
Aug 2019
If you are looking to see as much of Bulgaria as possible in a single day - this is the trip for you! It is a long day but worth the long drive across the Friendship Bridge between Romania and Bulgaria. Minibus offers a comfortable environment for the long rides (with great views of the Bulgarian landscape!) The tour begins at Ivanovo Monastery - an amazing architectural feat with staircases along the rockface and chapels carved into the mountainside. Moving on to Velika Tarnovo is a massive fortress, one of the most unique art styles I've seen in European churches, and wonderful photo opportunities. This point in the tour also offers a lovely break for lunch at an authentic Bulgarian restaurant with outdoor and indoor seating. Lastly, guests are taken to see the ancient village of Arbanassi. This UNESCO heritage site has a very cross-cultural design and is unlike most other places I've visited (it is also one of the only places visited that offers English information!)
Throughout the day (which was a full 15 hours), our guide made enjoyable conversation, told us about the history of Romania and Bulgaria, showed us maps of the regions, and made sure we were comfortable. The tour was very accommodating and the personal pick-up location worked well with AirBnB reservations.
Written 24 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Customer, Thank you a lot for providing such detailed feedback! It will be a great help to prospective clients. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the work of the guide as well as the landmarks you have visited. We hope to see you again soon! May you enjoy each of your trips! Kindest regards,
Written 6 September 2019
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