Let's visit the medieval capital of the Bulgarian Kings
We start in Ruse with a panoramic tour of the city. Scenic drive for an hour and a half will bring us to Veliko Tarnovo - the medieval capital of the second Bulgarian Kingdom. We will visit the castle, where the Bulgarian Kings and aristocracy once lived. Between 12th and 14th century the Bulgarian Kingdom bordered four seas and was an Empire with a great impact on the whole then existing Europe.
Visit to Samovodska Charshia - the oldest merchant street in the town, where in front of your eyes masters pursue their crafts according to old traditions. Instead of ordinary souvenir places, today we choose and buy directly from the craftsmen.
After lunch in the picturesque Veliko Tarnovo, we drive to the nearby village of Arbanassi. Here we will visit a house-museum and see how the very rich Bulgarians lived three hundred years ago. "The Nativity" church, with its 2000 biblical frescoes, is another extraordinary place that we will not miss.
I am available to customize the tour according to travelers' demand!
Panoramic drive in Ruse
Ruse - Veliko Tarnovo - 1, 5hours
Comfort stop and coffee break
Visit and walk in the castle - 40min
Visit of the merchant street - 45min
Drive to Arbanassi - 20min
House-museum - 30 minutes
Short walk and visit to "The Nativity" church - 40min
Drive back to Ruse - 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: 7 hours 30 min.
Depending on the traffic and the weather, tour duration may slightly differ.
Air-conditioned modern BMW 320D, year 2007. Passenger capacity : 3 regular seats.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
17 Euro - Coffee/tea and then lunch in Veliko Tarnovo
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
Being a fully licenced guide I have no restrictions to work in Bulgaria.