Highlights tour of Ruse and Ivanovo Rock Monastery

Tour Number

Activity Level

583018


Categories

Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. We have a 10 minutes walk in a nature reserve, on our way to Ivanovo Rock Monastery. No dangers, but still kids should be careful.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (conversational), Bulgarian (fluent), English (fluent)

Let's explore "The Small Vienna" and the Medieval secrets around it!


Today Ruse is the biggest and most important Bulgarian city on the Danube River. Architecture from the end of 19-the and beginning of 20th century is well preserved and many call Ruse "The Small Vienna".

At present, it is a city full of life. It's my native town and I always feel passionate to show its charm to my guests! There are great places to have a perfect espresso or taste local dishes. We pay a visit to a top quality restaurant with a possibility for wine tasting. Bulgaria is famous for its wines all around the world!

Ivanovo rock monastery is just 25 km away from Ruse and is a monument under the special protection of UNESCO. It is a complex of rock-hewn churches, chapels, and cells. The place was founded by hermits in the Middle Ages and was a powerful spiritual center. It is situated in the beautiful valley of a Rusenski Lom Nature Reserve. Today we also enjoy wide panoramic views and probably many birds songs.

I am available to customize the tour according to travelers' requests!

Itinerary

Tour in Ruse - 2 hours. Walking tour includes visit to the Theatre, Statue of Liberty, main Square "Freedom", St. Trinity Church from 1632, souvenir shop and some free time. Panoramic tour by car.
Ruse - Ivanovo - 30 min
Visit of Ivanovo Rock Churches and short walk in the Nature Reserve - 45 min
Ivanovo - Ruse - 30 min
Lunch and wine tasting- 1, 5 hours

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 5 hours 30 min.

Depending on the weather and if we include wine degustation or not, tour could be little longer or shorter.

Transportation

Air-conditioned modern BMW 320D, year 2007. Passenger capacity : 3 regular seats.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - Lunch plus wine tasting in Ruse

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

Being a fully licenced guide I have no restrictions to work in Bulgaria.

Private tour guide Momchil

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