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Experience Bulgaria Tour

Book the full-day Experience Bulgaria Tour from Bucharest to explore the northern part of Bulgaria and one of the most beautiful cities in the area – Veliko Tarnovo, known also as the City of the Tsars. Founded on the banks of the Yantra River, Veliko Tarnovo used to be the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire. The tour also includes a visit to the impressive Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo and the picturesque traditional village of Arbanasi.

Tour type

Small group shared tour by car/minibus


69 Euros adult, 49 Euros child 7-11

Groups discounts

5% for 2 people, 8% for 4 or more people traveling together (call us for a discount code)

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.

Departure & Return Location

Departure Time

08:00 am


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

Price Includes

  • Transportation by A/C van/minibus
  • Certified English speaking tour guide
  • Lunch – there will be a stop for lunch and you can eat together or individually
  • Entrance fees

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the activity starts

Tour Highlights
  • Small Group Tour for a more personal and intimate experience. A chance to discover Bulgaria while making new friends.
  • Friendly, Experienced Guide: Feel welcome, relaxed, and able to enjoy the tour to its fullest. Ask your burning questions and learn from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Get a comprehensive introduction to the country of Bulgaria from a historical, architectural and social perspective.
  • Visit Veliko Tarnovo, known also as the City of Tsars, one of the most beautiful cities in Bulgaria
  • Visit Ivanovo Churches: UNESCO world heritage monument, the church on the rock, famous for their impressive XIII-XIVth century frescos
  • Admire Arbanassi - a picturesque traditional village with a medieval touch
Know before you book
  • This tour is not suitable for people with walking (stairs climbing) disabilities. We strongly recommend to book a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case;
  • Ivanovo churches are closed between the 1st of December and the 31st of March. During this period, you will visit the Roman ruins from Nicopolis Ad Istrum or the Basarbovski Rock Monastery.
  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place if the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.​
  • By taking this tour, please remember that you are leaving Romania and entering Bulgaria. Please ensure that your Visa requirements are in order and that you carry your passport (or ID card for citizens of EU states).

This Experience Bulgaria Tour from Bucharest is a small-group full-day tour to Northern Bulgaria.

After one hour of driving from Bucharest, you will cross the border to Bulgaria over the Danube river, the second largest river in Europe, and then stop at Ivanovo to visit Ivanovo Churches (UNESCO heritage since 1979). 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, on the banks of the 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 preserved in the city thanks to the old architecture and the narrow streets where you can admire local artisans and their work.

There are plenty of excellent restaurants in Veliko Tarnovo and we will choose 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, is 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 Experience Bulgaria tour ends after returning to Bucharest.


Can I cancel my booking if I cannot travel because of the restrictions/health concerns for COVID-19?

Of course, you can cancel at least one day before departure.

If I make a booking, is the tour guaranteed to go?

At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

Can I make a booking for a solo traveler?

Of course. The total amount will be blocked on your card and either charged if we can confirm the tour on your date or rejected if we cannot confirm the tour for your date.

Do you offer hotel pick-up/drop-off?

Yes. The extra fee for hotel pick-up & drop-off is €20 for a standard car (1-3 persons), €30 for a minibus (4-8 persons), and €50 for a minibus (9-16 persons) and the pick-up time is 07:30 am. If you want to book this extra service, please contact us.


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