Bulgaria Day Trip - 10 hours
Private guided tour from Bucharest
See the amazing Rock Monasteries of Bulgaria
Explore the local streets of Veliko Tarnovo on a walking tour
Step back in time on a history tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Bucharest - Basarbovski Rock Monastery - Ivanovo Rock Monastery (UNESCO) - Medieval capital of Veliko Tarnovo - Bucharest
Romania and Bulgaria are neighbor countries with similar relief and climate but with different history, culture, traditions and architecture. See the difference between the two countries by visiting religious and historical sites in Bulgaria. Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famous as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture.
Basarbovski Rock Monastery 'St. Dimitrius Basarbovski' is situated in the valley of Rusenski Lom river, near the village of Basarbovo, 10 km from the town of Ruse. It is the only active rock monastery in Bulgaria.
Two rooms and the cave dining room, built in 1956 are situated in the foot of the rocks. From this point, 48 stairs lead to a rock platform where the niche where St. Dimitrius slept is situated, according to the legend. To the right of it there is a rock church with a wood-carved iconostasis made in 1941, and next to it is the large icon of the saint, pictured in his full-length.
Ivanovo rock monastery 'St. Archangel Michael' (UNESCO) is situated 22 km from Ruse, within the borders of Natural Park 'Rusenski Lom'. A stair system in the rocks provides access for visitors to the various churches and chapels in the region. The monastery joins a number of complexes of rock premises. Wall-paintings which show the specifics of Bulgarian church art in the 13th – 14th century are preserved in six of the temples.
Veliko Tarnovo - Bulgaria's medieval capital and the site of great historical battles occupies a dramatic hillside location with the Yantra river winding through it. The whole town is postcard pretty in any season.
The relatively well preserved medieval Tsarevets fortress is the most visited historical site in the country. There is much more to see than Tsarevets, besides its historical hills, Veliko Tarnovo is also famous for multiple orthodox temples.
*Be prepared to give your feet a good workout and wear sensible shoes as you explore the cobbled alleys and marvel at the houses built into the rocks overhanging the river.
TOUR PRICE / GROUP
Hotel pick-up & drop-off
Transportation by air-conditioned car/van
Private English-speaking guide
Assistance during the entire tour
Entrance fees and photo/video fees