Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest

Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest

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.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: University's Square, Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 3, Bucharest 030167 Romania

Pass by and admire the University Square, a symbolic place laden with history.

Pass By: Piaka Unirii, Bucharest Romania

Pass by and admire the Unirii Square one of the largest public squares in Europe.

Pass By: Palace of Parliament, Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucharest 050711 Romania

Pass by and admire the Palace of Parliament - the world’s largest, heaviest and most expensive administrative building

Stop At: St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery, Basarbovo 7071 Bulgaria

Visit the St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery, the only monastery in Bulgaria carved into a cliff that is still inhabited today

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Tsarevets, Tsar Asen Square, Veliko Tarnovo 5000 Bulgaria

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.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Arbanasi, Arbanasi, Veliko Tarnovo Province

Travel back in time while looking at the Arbanasi Village, which dates back to the 14th century.

Informacion Adicional
"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 it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll 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"

Horário de Início: 08:00 AM
Duração: 12 Hours
Ponto de partida: 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.

Please, contact us at least 24 hours prior to the tour for establishing pick-up/meeting details.

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up from selected central hotels in Bucharest

Não Incluído

  • Entrance tickets for: Basarabov Monastery, Veliko Tarnovo Fortress (approx 5 euro/ person)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Tsarevets


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