Full-Day Veliko Tarnovo And Arbanassi Tour From Sofia

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located Sofia accommodation
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take this full-day trip from Sofia and discover why Veliko Tarnovo was named one of the most beautiful cities built on a hill. In a small group of no more than eight, explore the medieval capital and its fortress which, proudly standing on the banks of the Yantra River, dominates the landscape to this day. Also, travel by AC vehicle and soak up the atmosphere and admire the 17th-century frescoes and iconostases of the nearby village of Arbanassi.


  • Small-group tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Your tour begins with at 8:30 am as pickup from your accommodation in Sofia is arranged. Climb aboard the comfortable air-conditioned minivan and settle in for a picturesque 3-hour drive.

Upon arrival in Veliko Tarnovo - the medieval capital of Bulgaria - head for the old fortress to explore the history of its kings, the rulers of Bulgaria in the 13th and 14th centuries. After a 2-hour walk between the mighty walls, which have survived numerous sieges, head toward the city center.

On the way to a local restaurant, make a short stop in one of the old streets of Veliko Tarnovo to learn how people lived there in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Enjoy a traditional Bulgarian lunch at your own expense before continuing to the nearby village of Arbanassi. Visit the church and its 17th-century Nativity of Christ to see preserved wooden iconostases and frescoes, representing the Tarnovo painting school.

In the late afternoon, begin your journey back to Sofia where you will be dropped off back at your accommodation.


Guide in English

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan



Snacks and drinks

Additional Info

Not wheelchair accessible

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately