Full-Day Veliko Tarnovo And Arbanassi Tour From Sofia

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If you do not receive a message from us about a different pick-up time, please be ready in hotel reception or outside your address at the tour beginning hour.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover why Veliko Tarnovo was named one of the most beautiful cities built on a hill on this full-day tour from Sofia. 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, 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


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Dec-2019

    Took the tour to Veliko Tarnovo in mid-December 2019. It's about a 3 hour drive. The city is absolutely beautiful and pictures really do not do it justice. On top of this, the guide was extremely knowledgeable about Bulgaria, especially Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi. Thanks to the guide and the beauty of the area, we really enjoyed our day trip.