Veliko Tarnovo Bulgaria

One Day Tour to Bulgaria Tour – Private tour


Discover the most beautiful city of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo known as the City of the Tsars. Located on the banks of the Yantra River, Veliko Tarnovo was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire.

Tour type

private tour by car/minibus

Highlights of the trip

the UNESCO Churches from Ivanovo, short walking tour in the medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo with visit of Tsarevets ruins, the medieval village of Arbanassi


129 Euros per person

Operating Days

Daily on request

Starting time

08:00 am

Departure point

pick-up & drop-off at your hotel (or any address in the city)


around 11-12 hours


English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)


Transport by car/minibus, Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, English speaking travel assistant, Entrance fees at the visited sites mentioned in the program

Not included

Lunch, Travel insurance, Visa procurement (if needed)

Additional benefits for our customers

10% discount at best restaurants in Bucharest including famous locations as Hard Rock Cafe, Caru’ cu bere, Hanu’ lui Manuc, Pescarus, 30% discount at Museum of Senses, 15% discount at Kitsch Museum.


Bucharest – Ivanovo – Veliko Tarnovo – Village of Arbanassi – Bucharest

The tour will start in the morning with pick up from your hotel.

You will cross the border into Bulgaria over Danube River, the second largest river in Europe, and then stop at Ivanovo to visit Ivanovo Churches (UNESCO heritage since 1979).

Being located in the Valley of the Rusenski Lom River, the rock-hewn churches are very famous thanks to their impressive XIII-XIVth century frescoes.

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, nowadays 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.

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.

Know before you book

  • Taking this tour, please remember you are leaving Romania and entering Bulgaria; please ensure that your Visa requirements are in order and it is essential that you carry your passport.
  • Please note Ivanovo churches are closed during the winter season between 1 December and 31 March. During this period, you will be able to visit the Roman ruins from Nicopolis Ad Istrum or the Basarbovski Rock Monastery.
  • Please note that the time table is subjected to change due to heavy city traffic and road works.
  • TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.