Veliko Tarnovo was the medieval capital of Bulgaria. The town flourished between the 12th and 14th century when the territory of Bulgaria spanned over most of the Balkans. During the 5 century of Ottoman oppression, the town developed as a merchant and craftsmen town with “distribution channels” extending into North Africa and Central Europe. Nowadays, the town has often been ranked by the media as the most beautiful and pleasant Bulgarian city to live in. Veliko Tarnovo and the nearby architectural reserve Arbanassi are included in almost every tour agency’s round trip itinerary, while famous guidebooks define it as a must-see tourist attraction.
Despite the long transfer time from Sofia (3hrs) you will quickly understand why it’s worth doing it. Our tour’s goal is to present to you, in an intriguing and educational way, all of the major tourist highlights in Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi.
Enjoy a full-day tour to Bulgaria’s medieval capital. Admire some of the most spectacular sceneries that north Bulgaria has to offer. Take a walking tour in the iconic hill-fortress Tsarevets. Discover the way of life of 18-th century Bulgarian merchants and craftsmen by exploring the architectural reserve of Arbanassi. Try delicious local cuisine specialties.
Benefit from the small-group tour’s more personal experience.
Wear comfortable shoes for walking on cobbled streets. Sun lotion, sunglasses and a hat. During the summer months it may get very hot! The tour is not suitable for disabled people.
Children under the age of 6 years old will not be permitted on this tour.
Children between 6 years old and 12 years old are entitled to a 5 Euro/person discount.
Meeting point: 07:00 am departure from the backside of Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Duration: 11-12 hours; 5.5-6 hrs spent in transfer time
Live guide: English language (for other languages please enquire)
Drop off: Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Best period: April – November
Prices: 1 pers. – 180 Euro/person; 2 pers. – 99 Euro/person; 3 pers – 80 Euro/person; 4-7 pers. – 65 Euro/person; 8-12 pers. – 60 Euro/person;
What’s included: English-speaking guide throughout the tour, аll transportation and parking costs
What’s not included: Entrance fees, meals and drinks, guides’ gratuity, other personal expenses