Day Trip To Bulgaria From Bucharest

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up from Bucharest selected centrally located hotels & hostels; if pick-up is not available from your accommodation, we will establish a convenient meeting point.
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  • Return Details :
    Bucharest, Romania
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Small-group tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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This astonishing one-day trip to Bulgaria will start in the morning at around 8 a.m. We will transport you through a stunning landscape into the foothills of the Balkan Mountains, where the adventure begins.
The tours first stop, St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery, is the only Bulgarian example of such a structure carved into a cliff that is still inhabited today, and its atmosphere will fill you with wonder. You will have a little time to explore this beautiful religious monument before we continue to the remarkable medieval settlement of Veliko Tarnovo, which was once the medieval capital of Bulgaria. Prepare to be transported back in time; this gorgeous city has panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valley, as well as ample history for you to explore and absorb, and architecture that will take your breath away. Veliko Tarnovo is home to the magnificent Tsaravets Fortress, the strongest Bulgarian fortification from the Middle Ages. Once home to royalty this ancient stronghold is now a striking tourist attraction standing proudly atop Tsaravets Hill.
Once you have explored Veliko Tarnovo and enjoyed lunch, the tour will continue to its final stop; Arbanasi Village. Nestled on a high plateau between the settlements of Veliko Tarnovo and Gorna Oryahovitsa, Arbanasi Village provides spectacular views and incredible examples of medieval architecture dating back several centuries. This tour is truly one for the enthusiastic history buff, and anybody that appreciates beautiful buildings, stunning scenery, and the opportunity to discover a little more about Bulgaria.


Professional tour guide

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Pick-up from selected central hotels in Bucharest


Entrance tickets for: Basarabov Monastery, Veliko Tarnovo Fortress (approx 5 euro/ person)

Optional Gratuities

Entry/Admission - St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery

Entry/Admission - Tsarevets

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. If this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

Please, make sure you owe all the necessary documents and permissions for crossing the border.

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

Please note that if pick-up is not available from your accommodation you may be asked to go to a convenient meeting point

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Jan-2023

    Cristi was an excellent guide - Very knowledgable and enthusiastic. He shared info about Communism, Romania and Bulgaria which was all new to me.

  • 16-Jan-2023

    Cristi was great! He knew a lot of information about both Romania and Bulgaria. He took us to a phenomenal restaurant with a great view. Overall the tour was superb!

  • 05-Jan-2023

    Eugene was a fantastic guide. He shared many facts and interesting information along the trip. This trip exceded my expectations!

  • 16-Dec-2022

    We had a wonderful day trip to Ruse. Our guide was Christie and he was a great host, full of interesting information, very helpful and an outgoing personality. Ruse was a lovely little City with the Old Town a real Gem. The eight hour day just flew by.

  • 17-Nov-2022

    Had an amazing day with the tour guide, small group and lots of story telling on the way. No regrets joining the tour.

  • 15-Nov-2022

    Great day trip from Bucharest. However it was at least a mile from the center of town back to the fortress.

  • 30-Oct-2022

    This was an amazing trip, we saw such a lot in one day. The 3 hours in Veliko Tarnovo flew by and we didn't manage to see as much as we would have liked. Manage your time there well! The trip was well organized and the guide very knowledgeable and accommodating to those on the trip. There were a couple of places we stopped that had only the 'Turkish toilets' and there were some steep steps at the rock monastery, in case anybody has mobility problems.

  • 29-Oct-2022

    A really amazing day, and a perfect opportunity to see Bulgaria. I recommend this to anyone coming to Bucharest this tour is a MUST!! Long day but so worth it seeing all the beautiful sights and making great friends. Everyone was so nice, guide was patient and the views were unbeatable. Highly recommend this tour do not miss it!!

  • 29-Oct-2022

    We loved our tour guide Christi ( I hope I spelled his name correctly). He took us to a wonderful restaurant and helped us with ordering specialty dishes common to this area in Bulgaria. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. He answered our questions and was a safe driver. The van/bus was comfortable and he made stops for the passengers to have breaks from the long drive. I highly recommend this trip and this tour guide!!

  • 24-Oct-2022

    Excellent and enjoyable day, very informative and interesting Guide (and driver!), thank him very much

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