Your Day In Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo is located 220km from Sofia and we start our journey at 8:00 from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia. When you arrive in Veliko Tarnovo you will have the opportunity to enjoy a great view of the Fortress and take some great photos before you set on a climb to Baldwin's Tower and the top of the medieval hill - the Patriarchal Church of Tsarevets. On your way back to the vehicle, you will take a glance at the Assen's Dynasty Monument and then take a stroll over Samovodska Charshia Street where you will be able to buy a small handmade souvenir of your exciting trip.

Before we go back to Sofia, we will take a look at the oldest church in Arbanasi - the Nativity of Christ with its beautiful frescoes from 1632 and one of the oldest preserved iconostasis from wood. The mural paintings include the life of St. John the Baptist, patron of the church, and the wheel of life with the 12 zodiac signs.

Veliko Tarnovo overview

Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria. Often referred to as the "City of Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famous as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396), attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. The old part of the city is situated on the three hills Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora, rising amidst the meanders of the Yantra. On Tsarevets are the palaces of the Bulgarian emperors and the Patriarchate, the Patriarchal Cathedral, as well as a number of administrative and residential edifices surrounded by thick walls. Trapezitsa is known for its many churches and as the former main residence of the nobility. In the Middle Ages, the city was among the main European centers of culture and gave its name to the Tarnovo Painting, Artistic and Literature Schools.

Arbanassi is known for its rich history and large number of historical monuments, such as 17th- and 18th-century churches and examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture, which have turned it into a popular tourist destination. It is set on a high terrace above Veliko Tarnovo where you enjoy a scenic overview of the city and the fortress Tsarevets.

Prices 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons 9-18 persons
179 € / 351 BGN per person 99 € / 195 BGN per person 69 € / 135 BGN per person 59 € / 116 BGN per person 49 € / 96 BGN per person

The tour price is based on the number of people in your party and includes: transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia, guide in English, parking fees, entrance fees. Meals and personal expenses not included. Small group tour. Private option +30%. Children (1-16yrs) 20% discount.

      Really good trip in comfortable mini bus. The tour guide was well informed and had very good English. Rila Monastery is impressive (both inside and out) and it's... read more

    VanessaJanes
    10/31/2019

      ThanK You so much for a beautiful trip in RILA e BOYANA, thanks a lot to Gheorghie very helpful guide, see You next time we'll fly to Bulgaria!

    Angelica F
    2/17/2020

      It was a good tour. Very beatiful the monastery. excellent guide!!
    I recommend it as a tour to do!!!

    emamalv
    10/25/2019

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          Scenic drive alongside the Spine of the Balkan Peninsula- Stara Planina Mountain range.

          Ezploring the Medieval Capital of Bulgaria on Tsarevets Hill.

          Learn about crafts, way of life and culture during the revival period of Bulgaria- 18-19th Century.

          Visit of the most richly decorated 16th Century Eastern Orthodox temple.

          Try the local food and learn about habbits and culture.

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