Explore the picturesque capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom
On the way to the charming Veliko Tarnovo we first visit Shipka Memorial Church which is an outstanding Bulgarian Orthodox temple dedicated to the Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and other soldiers who died for the liberation of Bulgaria in the Russo - Turkish War in 1877-78. The former medieval capital of Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo is amphitheatrically situated above the banks of Yantra River. The historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire attracts many tourists with its unique architecture and beautiful landscapes. We visit the imposing Tsarevets fortress; we go for a walk along the lovely Turnovo main street, the picturesque Gourko Street and the authentic Samovodska Charshiya Street in the Old Town where we see some crafts exhibits, pieces of art and traditional souvenirs. After lunch we discover Arbanasi which is one of Bulgaria's most remarkable historic villages.
Plovdiv - Shipka Memorial Church (1 h 30 min)
Shipka Memorial Church - Veliko Tarnovo (1 h 15 min)
Veliko Tarnovo - Arbanassi (10 min)
Arbanassi - Plovdiv (2 h 45 min)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any hotel or address within Plovdiv city.
End location: Any hotel or address within Plovdiv city.
Duration: 11 hours 30 min.
Air-conditioned station wagon DACIA Logan, year 2008, passenger capacity: 4 regular seats + 2 additional ones on third row of seats (fold-down rear seats). For groups of 5-8 persons a van is hired at an extra cost.
Transportation with an English speaking guide-driver from/to your hotel in Plovdiv, parking fee.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
33 BGN - Tsarevets Fortress ticket (6 BGN), Church of the Nativity of Christ ticket (6 BGN), Konstantsalieva house ticket (optional, 6 BGN), lunch in Veliko Turnovo (15 BGN)
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We had a two day tour with Kamen and we were really pleased the service we received. Kamen is quite knowledgeable and was very economical with the time we had in Bulgaria. We went with Kamen because of his flexibility to do a two day tour that took us from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia and we were very satisfied with the resulting tour.