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From Bucharest: Ruse Day Trip with Transfer and Lunch

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18 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Romania
Day trip

From Bucharest: Ruse Day Trip with Transfer and Lunch

Activity provider: Gray Line Romania
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From US$ 58.51 per person

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Experience Ruse's elegance and charm on a tour of its most spectacular historical monuments, departing from Bucharest. Immerse yourself in Bulgarian cuisine with a delicious traditional lunch.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be ready at your selected location 5 minutes in advance.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Delight your taste buds with the traditional flavors of Bulgarian cuisine
  • Explore Ruse's main streets and visit the Regional Museum of History
  • Admire the architecture of the Holy Trinity Church, the oldest one in Ruse
  • Discover the Roman Fortress of Sexaginta Prista and learn about local history
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Danube River as you take a relaxing stroll
Full description
Start the day with pickup from your accommodation in Bucharest. After a short meet and greet, you will head off on your journey and see what this city has to offer.  On your tour, see the lasting effects of the 19th-century, a prosperous time for the city that helped create its nickname - "Little Vienna". Throughout the day you will get to admire the charm of imposing belle epoque architecture, a style totally unique to this part of the country. Your guide will introduce you to the main highlights of the city, starting at Svoboda Square - from here you will spread out throughout the city.  Visit the neo-baroque Profit-Yielding Building. Built in the 19th-century by Viennese architects, it is the home of dramatic theater in Ruse. Nowadays, it also houses a few restaurants, within which, you will get to stop for a typical lunch and dine the way the locals do. During your tour you will get to marvel at dozens of buildings with European heritage. You will get to see how the city combines several architectural styles, whilst making them harmonious at the same time. You will get to stop near the Girdap - the first privately owned bank in the country, the Opera House, School of Music, Hotel Plaza Charlino, Regional Library Building and more. Follow this up with a visit to the oldest church of Ruse - Holy Trinity Church and the Ruse Historical Museum. In the Museum, Bulgaria's rich history and traditions will reveal themselves to you  during your informative visit of the premises.  The tour will end with a relaxing walk near the majestic Danube River. The river not only gives the city its’ romantic look but also defines Ruse as a significant transport, logistics, business and cultural center of Bulgaria. You can enjoy a breathtaking panorama before departing back to Bucharest full of exceptional memories.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide
  • 2-course lunch
  • Optional attraction entrance tickets
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  •  A minimum of 3 participants is required to organize the tour
  •  The local operator is not responsible for any delays caused by traffic or any other unpredictable conditions
  • Please ensure you are physically capable of walking around 4 to 5 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 18 reviews

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A relaxing day in Russe for approximately 9 hours, but at the same time a place where history is still written. We were very impressed to find out that the fortress that we have visited, still have things that only a few years ago were discovered. Excellent guide, very knowledgeable, she was with us the entire day and recommended us where to eat and where to go in our free time. We really appreciated how things went, like organizing, pickup. Can’t wait to come back!

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March 24, 2023

I chose this tour since wanted to visit Bulgaria during my stay in Romania and Ruse seemed like the best option due to it's proximity. The driving was quite smooth and fast. The itinerary is designed for a relaxing day in a small group enjoying picturesque Old Town area and Danube view. We also had a chance to try absolutely delicious traditional Bulgarian dishes at reasonable prices. Our guide provided a good insight into Bulgaria's history and culture. Totally recommend this trip to those what want to get a taste of Bulgaria!

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March 24, 2023

Un día inolvidable. No pudimos ir finalmente a Ruse, pero nuestra guía (Rodica) nos dio la oportunidad de cambiar la excursión por otra para el mismo día también a Bulgaria. La excursión fue genial, visitamos lugares muy interesantes e históricos, y aprendimos mucho sobre el pasado de Bulgaria. Además, nuestra guía nos dejó acompañarla a un restaurante donde pudimos comer platos típicos del país, con una calidad-precio excepcional. Fue una experiencia única, la volvería a repetir siempre que pudiera. Muy recomendable.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 221238