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  1. Romania
  2. Bucharest
  3. Rock Hewn Churches of Ivanovo

Experience Bulgaria Shared Tour From Bucharest

Product ID: 49989
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This is a small group full-day tour from Bucharest to North Bulgaria. You will cross the border into Bulgaria over the Danube River, the second largest river in Europe.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy Ivanovo Churches (UNESCO heritage since 1979)
  • Discover Veliko Tarnovo (the City of Tsars)
  • Explore The Village of Arbanassi
Full description
After 1 hour driving from Bucharest you will cross the border to Bulgaria over Danube river, the second largest river in Europe and then stop at Ivanovo to visit Ivanovo Churches (UNESCO heritage since 1979). Located in the Valley of the Rusenski Lom River, the rock-hewn churches are famous thanks to their impressive XIII-XIVth century frescos.

The second stop will be in Veliko Tarnovo, one of the most beautiful cities in Bulgaria, located on the banks of Yantra River. Also known as the City of Tsars, Veliko boasts an impressive fortress with the ruins of the former Tsarevets Palace and the patriarchal church, nowdays with modern and intriguing paintings. The medieval atmosphere is well kept in the city thanks to the old architecture and the narrow streets where you can admire local craftsmen and their work.

There are plenty of good restaurants in Veliko Tarnovo and it will be chosen one to enjoy the tasty Bulgarian food together with one of their fine wines.

The Village of Arbanassi is the next place you will visit, being located very close to the city. Arbanassi is a quiet and picturesque village which even today keeps the medieval touch through the old architecture.

The tour ends after returning to Bucharest.
  • Transportation by car/minibus
  • English speaking travel assistant
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (approximately EUR 10 per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Benjamin Franklin Parking, Strada Benjamin Franklin, 010027 Bucharest. Nearby landmarks are Romanian Athenaeum Concert Hall and the Hilton Athenee Palace Hotel.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7 years old
• This tour is not suitable for people with walking disabilities because it involves a lot of walking and climbing stairs
• Please be aware that you will leave Romania and enter Bulgaria on this tour
• Please ensure that your visa requirements are in order
• You must carry your passport, or if you are a citizen of an EU state, your ID card
• From December 1 to March 31 Ivanovo Churches is closed and you will visit either the Roman ruins from Nicopolis Ad Istrum or the Basarbovski Rock Monastery instead
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Product ID: 49989