Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi Small-Group Full-Day Tour
back to: Sofia (and vicinity) Bulgaria
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Location: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria | Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Category: Day Trips & Excursio
Medieval fortress of Tsarevets, once Bulgaria's capital
Way of life for 16th–19th century merchants & craftsmen
Distinctive frescoes at the Church of the Nativity of Christ
Superb views of the Balkan Mountains from Arbanassi
Small group of no more than 7 ensures an intimate experience
Guided tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi
Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Sofia hotel
Commentary in English
Often referred to as the “City of Tsars,” Veliko Tarnovo is an important settlement in Bulgarian history, once the capital of the Empire. Explore fortresses, churches, and monuments of the city before heading to the unique village of Arbanassi on a plateau overlooking the mighty Balkan Mountains.
Spend a day on this small-group tour beginning at Veliko Tarnovo. Listen as your guide tells you of the city's history as the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire from the 12th to the 14th centuries. It retained its role as a prosperous craftsman town throughout the entire Ottoman rule, and is now a cherished tourist destination.
Explore the charming Tsarevets architecture and museum reserve and enjoy wandering along the lively city street—Samovodskata charishia—and admire the crafts on sale and being created.
Before the scenic drive back to Sofia, stop at the village of Arbanassi to meander among its charming sites, including the Church of the Nativity of Christ, with its well-preserved frescoes depicting more than 2,000 biblical scenes.
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book:
You may be paired up with other travelers; this is a small-group excursion with a maximum of 7 people on a tour.,
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.,
If you are pregnant you should not take part.,
This tour is not recommended for infants or small children.
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