Day Trip to Ruse, Northern Bulgaria

Explore Vienna of the East in a day tour from Bucharest

Highlights

    Old Town - stroll down the main streets of Ruse, created by eminent European architects (Profit Yielding Building, Opera House, Girdap, Library Building etc)
    Ruse Regional Museum of History showcases an extensive collection of artefacts, telling a long and illustrious past of the north Bulgaria region
    Holy Trinity Church - the oldest one in the city, most part of which is located under the ground
    Roman Fortress of Sexaginta Prista - travel back in time to the ancient times and find out how the city was born
    Go on a promenade near the picturesque Danube Riverbank
    Small group tour

What's included?

    Professional English speaking tour guide
    Transportation by modern air-conditioned vehicle
    Pick-up or convenient meeting point

What's excluded?

    Entrance tickets
    Lunch expenses

Trip details

Description

Our guide will introduce you the main highlights of Ruse starting from the Svoboda (Freedom) Square, spreading right in the heart of the city. Dominated by the huge Monument to Freedom, adorned with beautiful little park and fountains, the square still preserves the ambience of the old times.

The most eye-catching monument is neo-baroque Profit-Yielding Building. Built in the 19th century by Viennese architects, it totally suits its purpose - home to the Dramatic Theatre. Nowadays, it also houses a few restaurants, where you will have a chance to take lunch.

There are dozens of buildings which have European heritage label and we will marvel at them during a walking tour. The sights will only convince you that Ruse was called the most European city in Bulgaria for a reason. It manages to combine several architectural styles, yet still giving the feeling of harmony. We will stop near the Girdap - first privately owned bank in the country, Opera House, School of Music, Hotel Plaza Charlino, Regional Library Building and more.

You will lose track of time when visiting the oldest church of Ruse - Holy Trinity Church.
The edifice, constructed during the Ottoman rule and aiming to be as unobtrusive as possible, goes below the ground level and has a 19 metres tall bell tower next to it.

Bulgarian rich history and traditions will be revealed to you during the visit to Ruse Historical Museum. It occupies a former local court building and has an exposition of around 140 000 items, many of which date back to prehistoric times.

Roman Fortress of Sexaginta Prista, overlooking the Danube River, was once a mighty strategic Roman fort. One can still see the remains of walls and columns nowadays. Our guide will walk you through centuries of history to bring the place back to life.

The tour will end in a relaxing walk near the majestic Danube River. It not only gives the city its’ romantic look but also defines Ruse as a significant transport, logistics, business and cultural centre of Bulgaria.

You can enjoy a breathtaking panorama before departing back to Bucharest full of exceptional memories.

Additional info

A minimum of 2 participants is required to organise the tour
The tour includes 4-5 hrs walking tour of the city, please, make sure your physical condition allows longer walking before making the reservation
The company is not responsible for delays caused by traffic or any other unpredictable conditions
Children under the age of 4 cannot join shared tours

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