Day trips & excursions

Full-day tour to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi from Sofia

Availability: Everyday
Duration: 10 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Walk around the medieval hill-fortress of Tsarevets with a guide
  • Visit the astonishing Nativity of Jesus Church
  • See the scenic architectural reserve of Arbanassi
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Balkan Mountains and Veliko Tarnovo
What to expect

Take a walking tour around the medieval hill-fortress of Tsarevets – the capital of Bulgaria from 12th till 14th century. Visit the astonishing Nativity of Jesus Church with an unique frescoes depicting 2000 biblical scenes and over 3500 images of saints. See the scenic architectural reserve of Arbanassi, located on a plateau granting visitors with superb views of the Balkan Mountains and Veliko Tarnovo.

Veliko Tyrnovo will teleport you back in time to the spectacular rise and fall of the mighty capital of the Second Bulgarian kingdom (12-14 century).

By walking on the winding cobble streets, you will learn and feel how its proud population lived under the Turkish oppression, developing fabulous architectural masterpieces and established cohesive and powerful craftsmen’s guild. Hear the legends and stories, the interesting history and see the picturesque location of Arbanassi and Veliko Tyrnovo which gained them numerous fanatical admirers in Bulgaria and abroad, making the region a top tourist attraction on the Balkans.

The tour includes the most important sights: Tsarevets architectural and museum reserve (medieval stronghold), Samovodskata charshia (lively craftmen’s street), Assens’ monument and the museum village of Arbanassi – famous for its 17th and 18th architecture and the unique Church of the Nativity of Christ, with well preserved murals depicting over 2000 Old and New Testiment scenes.

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What's included
  • English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees (Tsarevets Fortress, Nativity Church, Konstantseliev's house-museum)
  • Transportation costs
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
What's not included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Where
Meeting point:

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking.

What to remember
  • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
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When
  • Daily at 7.30am
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Provider
VIP-Sliven Ltd.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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