3-Day Tour to Bulgaria from Bucharest

Explore the top highlights of Bulgaria

Highlights

    Ruse - the biggest Bulgarian river port, known as the “Little Vienna”
    Veliko Tarnovo - medieval capital of Bulgaria and home to the strongest Bulgarian fortification of the Middle Ages
    Arbanassi Village will take you back in time to explore the charming medieval architecture
    Plovdiv - the Europen Capital of Culture 2019 and the heart of Thracian valley with the best Bulgarian wines
    Wine tasting in the Thracian valley

What's included?

    2 nights accommodation in 3 or 4-star hotels in Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv - DBL room
    Breakfast
    Professional English speaking tour guide
    Guided walking tours at all the landmarks
    Pick-up/drop-off at Bucharest hotels&hostels
    Transportation by modern air-conditioned vehicle
    Small group tour

What's excluded?

    Entrance tickets
    Lunches&dinners

Trip details

Description

This amazing three-day trip taking you from the Romanian capital to the neighbouring country of Bulgaria is a great way to experience Eastern Europe charm. Early in the morning, our guide will pick you up and begin the journey to the foothills of the Balkan Mountains.

Your first stop in Bulgaria will be close to the border, in Ruse - the city known as the “Small Vienna” with its exquisite belle epoque buildings and charming vibe. Walking tour in Ruse - the biggest Bulgarian river port on the Danube River will be a great start to this trip.
From Ruse, the trip continues with spectacular Veliko Tarnovo – the medieval capital of Bulgaria offering tourists breathtaking panoramic views. Walking tour will take you back in time while exploring this beautiful and unique medieval city.
You will have a chance to visit magnificent Tsaravets Fortress, the strongest Bulgarian fortification from the Middle Ages.

Next day, you depart to Plovdiv.
The city is the European Capital of Culture 2019 located in the heart of the Thracian valley with the best Bulgarian wines. During a walking tour you will pass by some interesting sites from the Roman times: the Roman stadium, the Amphitheatre, the Pharmacy and two of the most prominent houses of Hindliyan and Balabanov, architectural treasures from The Bulgarian Revival period. Overnight will also be in Plovdiv.

After one last look at the gorgeous Plovdiv landscapes, the journey will take you back to Bucharest. On the way, you will stop at Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex - an open-air museum that offers a great presentation to Bulgarian National Revival period.
The last highlight on the route is 15th-century Basarabovo Monastery - the only one active rock monastery in Bulgaria.

You will return to Bucharest in the evening completely amazed by the Bulgarian beauty.

The trip starts early in the morning when our guide will pick you up from the hotel in Bucharest to the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. The first stop will be in Ruse where we will take a short walking tour of this lovely city, known as the “Small Vienna”. From Ruse we will take you straight to Veliko Tarnovo, the impressive settlement that was once the medieval capital of Bulgaria, today a charming city offering spectacular views and attracting tourists from all over the world. You will spend the night in a 4-star hotel and continue your amazing adventure in Bulgaria the next day.

After breakfast, you will set off to Plovdiv. The city is the European Capital of Culture 2019, situated just in the heart of the Thracian valley. During the walking city tour, you will pass near some interesting sights from the Roman times - the Roman stadium, the Amphitheatre, the Pharmacy and 2 of the most prominent houses of Hindliyan and Balabanov, architectural treasures from The Bulgarian Revival period. Since Plovdiv is famous for the wine, we will arrange a lovely wine tasting session to let you get a real taste of the area before you go to rest at the hotel.

In the morning, you will depart to Bucharest visiting two more highlights on the way. The first one is Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex - an open-air museum that exhibits the Bulgarian customs, culture and craftsmanship. It spans over an area of 7 ha and contains a total of 50 objects, including water installations and houses with craftsmen's workshops attached. The complex's goal is to illustrate the architecture, way of life and economy of Gabrovo and the region during the Bulgarian National Revival. Next on the way is Basarbovo Monastery, situated in the picturesque valley of the Roussenski Lom River at a distance of 10 kilometres from the town of Ruse. It is the only one active rock monastery in Bulgaria, which resisted since its foundation in the 15th century. Return to Bucharest in the evening, drop-off at your accommodation.

Additional info

A minimum of 2 people are required to organise the tour
A moderate amount of walking is involved

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