Other, Food and Wine, Museums / Culture
Kid Friendly: No. Children must be at the age of at least 6 years old.
Maximum travelers: 6
Russian (conversational), Macedonian (conversational), English (fluent), Bulgarian (fluent)
The Capital of Second Bulgarian Kingdom
Welcome to Bulgaria!
Yes, you have the chance to visit one of very few left in Bulgaria medieval fortresses - Tzarevetz hill in what used to be the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom - Veliko Tarnovo!
Situated on a hill surrounded by the Yantra river, Tzarevetz is possibly one of the best places for you to learn the rich and proud history of the Bulgarian Empire during the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries! Veliko Tarnovo is one of the most spectacular cities in Bulgaria and a visit to the nearby village of Arbanassi is included. What is to be discovered there - just wait!
We will start from yout hotel and hit the main road to Veliko Turnovo. On our route we will drive through small townя and picturescue villages enjoing the landscape and the scenery. At arrival we will enter the late 12th century fortress - Tzarevgrad Turnov - the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. There you will see the throne hall, will enter into the Patriarch's palace church and looking at the modern murals will learn in brief the whole history of Bulgaria, following the sumbolic paintings from 1985. After Tzarevetz we will go to the village of Arbanassi - an ethnographical reserve, with seven Orthodox churches.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet you at your hotel. Please, after booking contact me for the exact time.
End location: Back to your hotel or another Sofia location to your preference.
Duration: 8 hours
The vehicle used is a 4 seater minivan, air-conditioned, very comfortable for up to four passengers. Seats are insured.
Included is the guide and driver services, the car and the fuel.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
80 BGN - The estimated local payments may vary on your desire to by souvenirs, or to have lunch or other costs, that depend on you. Approximate exchange rate - 1.80 BGN for 1 USD, and 1.96 BGN for 1 EUR.
A visit to the Transfiguration monastery - 13th century.