Private Day Trip to Medieval Bulgaria from Ruse

Private Day Trip to Medieval Bulgaria from Ruse

From US$ 206.19 per person

This private day trip to Bulgaria is taking you to see the best of Bulgaria in one day. Tour the UNESCO Ivanovo Rock Churches, the medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo, Tsarevets fortress from 12th century, Samovodene Artisans Street and Arbanassi Village.

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Duration 9 hours
Starting times 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a private day trip to Medieval Bulgaria from Ruse
  • Visit the Ivanovo Rock Churches
  • Be led by an expert local guide
  • Explore the village of Arbanassi
Full description
You start the day by departing from your ship and start driving on scenic country roads. First stop will be at the Ivanovo Rock Churches, a UNESCO world heritage site which is actually carved in the rock and has among the best preserved frescoes.  Afterwards you visit Veliko Turnovo, once the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire and also Tsarevets hill with the remains of the castle and church of the Bulgarian Kings. It dates back to the 12th century. Enjoy a walk on Samovodene Artisans Street packed with workshops of locals were you can find a copper smith, silversmith, an icon painter and many more. Many of the workshops are there for 3-4 generations already.  Next stop will be the intriguing village of Arbanassi with an included visit to Konstantsalieva House, so you can get the chance to discover a real interior from from a typical local house. Before setting off for your ship, last visit will be in the small town of Ruse that has a beautiful main square and pedestrian area. Together with your local guide be immersed in the town's charm and learn more about it's history from the Roman times to modernity. Arrive back to your ship after a wonderful day filled with great sights, history and friends from Bulgaria.
Includes
  • Ship pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by modern A/C private vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Photo fees
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • If you are a citizen outside of the EU, please make sure your visa is eligible for multiple entries (border crossings) into Romania
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