approx. 11 hours

A glimpse of Bulgaria
guaranteed departure day-trip to Ruse (Bulgaria) starting in Bucharest

Tour ID: P1079

Day-trip to Veliko Tarnovo, aka the City of the Tsars, one of Bulgaria's most beautiful towns.

-- Giurgiu -- Ruse -- Byala -- Veliko Tarnovo -- Bucharest

Departure to Bulgaria from meeting point
Romanian Athenaeum,
Str. Franklin 1 - 3
(pick-up from your hotel available for a fee)
Travel from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo,
via Giurgiu -- Friendship Bridge overt the Danube River -- Ruse.
Stops/ visits:
~ Ivanovo Churches (UNESCO World Heritage),
known for the impressive XIII-XIVth century frescos,
~ Veliko Tarnovo, one of the oldest settlements in Bulgaria;
its origins can be traced back to the 3rd millennium BC.
During the Midle Ages it became the strongest fortification of the country
and the subsequent political, economical, religious and cultural centre
and the capital of the formerly great Second Bulgarian Empire (1185 and 1396)
until the Ottomans took over.
Highlights: impressive fortress, ruins of the former Tsarevets Palace
and the patriarchal church, nowdays with modern and intriguing paintings.
Most of Veliko Tarnovo attractions are located on and around three hills:
Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora that surround the Yantra river.
~ Arbanassi, a quiet and picturesque village featuring well-preserved medieval architecture,
beautiful Nativity Church and Monastery.
Day in brief:
Distance traveled: 380 km (240 miles)
Travel time: 5 hours and 55 minutes
(normal traffic, without stops plus border crossing wait, in any)
Sight/ Activities: Danube river - Europe's second-largest, Byzantine architecture, medieval towns, rural Bulgaria.
Stop for lunch in Veliko Tarnovo; cost of lunch is not included in tour cost


This tour includes:
~ transportation with (19-seat) mini-bus or private car,
~ English-speaking guide,
~ admission to Ivanovo Churches (UNESCO)
an Tsarevets Palace in Veliko Tarnovo.

Access to some attractions that will be visited during this tours
require walking on un-even pavement/ cobblestone and stair climbing.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
For mobility-challenged visitors we suggest a private tour.

If, before or after the tour, you will need hotel reservations
we will be happy to secure a room for you
in one of the hotels part of Paralela 45 Hotel Collection.

This tour is available on selected dates/ days in 2019, as follows:
June:  13 and every day from June  17  - 30, except June 22.
July:  2,  3,  8 ,  and every day July  14  throughh 31, except July 16 and July 28.
August:  every day except August 9,  24,  29 and 31.
September: every day except September 1.  
October:  every day except October 6,  7,  8  and 9.
November:  every day
December:  every day except December 25, 26 and 31.

At least two participants are required for this tour to depart. 

Trip duration:  approx. 11 hours 

Tour price:
89 Euros / adult 
45 Euros / child 7 - 11 y.o. 

5% off for reservations for three participants,
(booked at the same time for the same tour / travel date)
8% for reservations for four or more participants,
(booked at the same time for the same tour / travel date)

Unfortunately we are cannot to confirm this trip
for families traveling with children younger than 7 y.o. 
Thank you for your understanding!

Price includes:
~ Transportation with 19-seat mini-bus or car
as per itinerary (max. 16 travelers in a mini-bus).
~ English-speaking guide.
~ Admission to Ivanovo Churches (UNESCO) an Tsarevets Palace in Veliko Tarnovo.

Price does not include:
Meals (other than brakfast on day 2) or drinks
Personal Expenses


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