Private Veliko Tarnovo Cultural Day Trip From Varna

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Your accommodation in Varna
  • 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.


This is a one-day privatesightseeing tour by car starting from Varna, Bulgaria to Veliko Turnovo (228 km from Varna), one of the oldest towns in the country. You will visit the following places and will stay there enough time to fully enjoy the area: the old town; the medieval fortress Tsarevets; the temple St. Forty Holy Martyrs and some other temples nearby; the Transfiguration Monastery; the architectural reservation Arbanasi. The tour will start and finish at your accommodation in Varna.


Informative, friendly and professional guide

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Small group ensures personal service

Fully narrated tour

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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The tour starts at 8am from your accommodation in Varna. You will arrive in Veliko Turnovo (228 km from Varna) at about 10.30am and will start first with the sightseeing walking tour in the old town.

In architectural terms, the appearance of the old part of the town will take you in the past. Walking along Gurko street or Samovodskata Charshia (the crafts streets), you will have the possibility to see 200 years old houses and to enjoy the really unique atmosphere of the place. The market street is a kind of an ethnographic complex with crafts workshops, souvenir shops and galleries.

Then you will continue to the medieval fortress Tsarevets, situated on the homonymous peak, surrounded on three sides by the river Yantra. Excavations show that Tsarevets was not a closed fortress, but a real medieval town, in the center of which the following objects were rising: the palace, the church St. Petka, multiple residential and public buildings, water reservoirs and battle towers. The Patriarchs residence was on the highest part of Tsarevets, and the Patriarchs church The Ascension of Christ was also in close proximity.

After Tsarevets you will have lunch time in a nice restaurant. Then you will continue with some of Veliko Tarnovos famous temples. One of the most emblematic medieval churches is the temple St. Forty Holy Martyrs, constructed in honor of the triumph of Tsar Ivan Asen II (1218 1241) over the Epir Despot Teodor Komnin (1180 1273).

At the afternoon you will visit the Transfiguration Monastery, one of the most famous and beautiful Eastern Orthodox monasteries, located in the Dervent gorge of the Yantra River, 7 km north of Veliko Tarnovo. It is one of the five stauropegic monasteries of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

You will continue your sightseeing tour with the architectural reservation Arbanasi, known for the rich history and large number of historical monuments, such as 17th- and 18th-century churches and examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture.

At late afternoon you will sett off back to Varna and your accommodation, where you will arrive at about 8.30 PM.


All taxes, fees and handling charges

Professional qualified guide

Transportation by A/C vehicle

Fuel and parking expenses

Pickup and drop off from your hotel/accommodation

Glass of wine/cup of coffee

Entry/Admission - St. Peter and Paul Church

Entry/Admission - Tsarevets

Entry/Admission - Forty Martyrs Church

Entry/Admission - Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God


Lunch expenses

Any personal expenses


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Most travelers can participate

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A maximum of 7 people per booking