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From Bucharest: Small Group Day Trip to Medieval Bulgaria

1. From Bucharest: Small Group Day Trip to Medieval Bulgaria

Start by meeting your local guide at your hotel, then drive south from Bucharest towards the Romanian and Bulgarian border. After crossing the Danube River and the Friendship Bridge, you will enter Bulgaria. On the way towards Veliko Tarnovo, stop for an exclusive visit of the Rock-Hewn Churches next to the village of Ivanovo. These are Bulgarian Medieval churches, chapels, and monastic cells hewn into the craggy gorge of Roussenski Lom River. Inscriptions, portraits of saints, and other restored items are from the 13th century. Then, discover Veliko Tarnovo, which was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire and has a long tradition in the culture of Bulgaria. The city is rich in museums and historical sites, combined with a vivacious nightlife propelled by the students in one of the largest universities in Bulgaria. Take a walk on the Artisans Street where you have the chance to pass by workshops owned by Bulgarian families for generations, preserving the old traditions. Get the chance to see a fully functional coppersmith workshop to see the production of copper plates and cups used for Turkish coffee.  Hike up the Tsarevets Hill with the remains of the castle and church of Bulgarian kings. Visit the Fortress, the Patriarchal Church, the Royal Palace, and Emperor Balduin’s Tower. Next, journey to Arbanassi and step back in time while wandering the streets lined with houses and churches dating back as far as the 16th century. Take a peek into the life of rich merchants from the 17th century while visiting the Konstantsalieva House, showing the lavish but simple lifestyle of the nobility. Next, stop for lunch in one of the many restaurants serving local food and savor the famous Bulgarian cuisine. Following this, begin the journey back to Bucharest.

Discover Bulgaria Full-Day Guided Tour from Bucharest

2. Discover Bulgaria Full-Day Guided Tour from Bucharest

You’ll depart Bucharest at 08:00 for a drive across the Danube River on this full-day excursion to Bulgaria. The Danube is the second-longest river in Europe, and the King of all Rivers, according to Napoleon. After passing the city of Ruse you’ll come to a remote area that’s home to the Ivanovo churches. Part of the UNESCO since 1979, the rock-hewn churches feature stunning frescos dating to the 13th and 14th centuries. The churches are located in the beautiful valley of the Rusenski Lom River. The tour continues on to Bulgaria’s most beautiful city, Veliko Tarnovo, also known also as the City of the Tsars. Located on the banks of the Yantra River, Veliko Tarnovo was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, and was one of the strongest fortifications in the area. In the old town, the fortress is the most impressive attraction. Walk along the streets of the old town and the alleyways of the Tsarevets Palace. Visit the former patriarchal church, rebuilt in modern times, admire other examples of the period’s architecture, and take in the panoramic views. Arbanassi, quite near Veliko Tarnovo, is a small, quaint village with a medieval atmosphere. Enjoy a stroll along its centuries-old streets and admire the beautiful houses.

Bucharest Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Ruse

3. Bucharest Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Ruse

Pegasus provides great transport links to and from Bucharest Henri Coandă Airport to Ruse Central Bus Station. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey, instead, relax and enjoy the views from the comfort of your seat. All our buses have space for bulky luggage. Board a modern bus to leave your worries behind, and arrive on time at your destination at the airport, or in the city. Staying connected with your friends with free WiFi and power supply in every seat. Be greeted and supported by staff who will help you onboard.

From Bucharest: 1-Way Private Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo

4. From Bucharest: 1-Way Private Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo

Your professional private driver will wait for you, showing a name card for you or for your company at Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria) - hotel, vacation rentals, points of interest . From there, you will get to your destination comfortable, fast and safe to your location (Hotel) in Bucharest.

From Sofia: One-way Private Fast Transfer to Bucharest

5. From Sofia: One-way Private Fast Transfer to Bucharest

Enjoy a convenient private transfer from your accommodation in Sofia to your preferred location in Bucharest. Relax knowing that you are traveling safely in a licensed vehicle. Your driver will be waiting for you at your location in Sofia. Experience a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle. Let your driver navigate you through the traffic smoothly. Travel conveniently without having to worry about pre-booking or last-minute searching.

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What people are saying about Ruse

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 73 reviews

I love how Elena explained everything in our whole trip. She's good at her job. I remember my favorite History Teacher in my country in her since we have 2 students with us today and keep asking questions bout our trip. I am not that much interested in history even before but with Elena I dont feel bored at all. I hope there's more Elena in the future. Dat

Great if you want a taste of Bulgaria. Adrian is a fantastic guide. There’s a lot of travel involved and time at sights is limited, but perfect for seeing Bulgaria with limited time!

A whole lot to see in a day! I had no plans to see Bulgaria, but it was a great opportunity to experience a different culture.

our guid Adrian was excellent, interesting story teller. We could higly recommend him.

Cristty is so informative and we really enjoyed the trip.