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Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest

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US$ 91.31
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In only a few hours this tour takes you from Bucharest to the foothills of the Balkan Mountains where the impressive medieval settlement of Veliko Tarnovo is located. The tour will start with a visit to St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery, the only monastery in Bulgaria carved into rock and inhabited since its establishment, and will continue with a visit to the remarkable medieval capital of Veliko Tarnovo, built high on the surrounding hilltops, and Arbanasi Village, full of medieval charm.
  • Learn about Bulgaria from a guide
  • Travel comfortably by air-conditioned car or minibus
  • Depart from your central Bucharest hotel in the morning and return after the tour
  • Admire the beautiful Basarabov Monastery and Tsaravets Fortress
What to Expect
Begin your full-day trip to Bulgaria with a departure from select hotels in Bucharest in the morning. Travel by air-conditioned car or minibus to the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. Explore the medieval settlement of Veliko Tarnovo with your guide. Here you can observe the Tsaravets Fortress, a fortification from the Middle Ages. Continue on and visit the St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery, which is carved into a cliff and still inhabited. Go to Arbanasi Village and admire the medieval architecture. At the conclusion of your day trip, travel back to Bucharest in your vehicle and arrive at you Bucharest hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bucharest, Romania

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up from Bucharest selected centrally located hotels & hostels, for the rest of the addresses we establish a convenient meeting point.
Please, contact us at least 24 hours prior to the tour for establishing pick-up/meeting details.
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Bucharest, Romania
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned car/minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected centrally located hotels & hostels
  • Entrance tickets for: Basarabov Monastery, Veliko Tarnovo Fortress (approx 5 euro/ person)
  • Lunch and other personal expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God
  • Entry/Admission - St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Tsarevets
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required to organise the tour
  • A current, valid passport is required
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of the day and traffic conditions
  • Children under 4 years-old cannot join shared tours. Please contact us for a private tour offer
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please, make sure you owe all the necessary documents and permissions for crossing the border.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had Roberto for a guide. Very nice guy. Long day but worth it. Border crossing is a pain. I would recommend this trip

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brian O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our guide Rodica was a delight. Despite the long day and the wait at the border, she was cheerful and helpful at all times. Bulgaria is beautiful and we visited some gorgeous spots, I highly recommend this tour. Be prepared, it could take some time...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank teebee1984
Reviewed 12 August 2019

I really enjoyed this day trip and would highly recommend it. The tour staff were very knowledgeable and helpful and the sites we visited were very photogenic and the recommended restaurant for lunch was superb. Things I learnt however... I not once came across a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kraanvelt
Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

Truly a magnificent tour guide, the guide was very exhaustive, which made the whole experience much more interesting! We had our time to enjoy the places, and of course, try out the local Bulgarian traditional food. Definitely something you should try out, and Mr. Tripp...More

Thank S9588FAvincentm
Reviewed 7 August 2019

This tour was great!! I highly recommend everyone this company! The tour was well organized and interesting. Our guide was very funny, smart, and knowledgeable. He made the tour exciting! Highly recommend to everyone!

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Oneplanetlove
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30 July 2019|
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Response from Ingrid G |
No sorry can't help you, but suggest you contact the tour group online and they should get back to you immediately. If they do not they will suggest an alternative pick up spot usually not too far from where you are... More
6 June 2019|
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Response from bjarturj | Reviewed this property |
Hi we where staying in the Hotel Capitol it was a very nice hotel and close to the old town easy for pick op for the day trip the staff was very helpful. 😁
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