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Private Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest with Veliko Tarnovo tickets included

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    The tour starts in the morning at the hotel where you will meet with your travel guide. You will drive south, crossing the Danube River which separates Romania from Bulgaria. Not far from the border is the charming medieval city, named Veliko Tarnovo, located on the Yantra River. With a very rich history, the town was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire and it attracts tourists with its eye-catching architecture. You will learn more about this remarkable city from your guide, walking on the cobble streets. Up on the hill, you will discover the fortress of Tsarevets, settled in the 4th century, surrounded by thick walls. On our way back, we will stop at the nearby village of Arbanassi, a World Heritage Site and make a stop at the famous Nativity Church.

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    The fortress of Tsarevets

    Situated at an altitude of 206 meters, it was settled in the 4th century. It became famous after the Second Bulgarian Empire established the capital at Veliko Tarnovo, often being compared to Rome or Constantinople in greatness. 400 residential buildings, over 22 churches and 4 monasteries where discovered on site. The main landmarks of the complex are the Royal Palace located in the center, from where 22 kings ruled the country; Baldwin's Tower- built in 1930 and the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Holy Ascension of God which in the 12th century became the seat of the Bulgarian patriarch. The Royal Palace includes Throne Room, the Palace Church and the Royal Chambers. Actually, the patriarchate on Tsarevets was a fortress of its own, having 2 defensive towers and an entrance on its west wall and the Patriarchal Cathedral was situated in the middle of its courtyard.

    Arbanassi

    The village was founded in the late 15th century by Christians and it’s known for the rich history. Nowadays, there are 7 monasteries and churches dating from the 16th century until the 18th century. The oldest church in Arbanasi is the Nativity church, famous for its mural paintings from inside the chapel, created in 1632, which represent important scenes from St. John the Baptist’s life, the patron of the chapel. The paintings in the nave represent the Feasts, the Passions and the Miracles of Christ.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Our guide Alin was absolutely fantastic. Very friendly well informed guide thy kept us amused in this long but exciting trip. The views from Veliko Tornovo were exceptional. But make sure you can walk quite a bit because the way up the fortress requires some...More

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    Reviewed 26 June 2019 via mobile

    I travelled to Romania on my own and decided on taking the trip to Bulgaria. I was a little apprehensive as I didn’t have a working phone and my hotel was in an odd, difficult to reach place. My worries were instantly relieved with the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    RolandiaTravel, Owner at Rolandia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

    Good day, Thank you very much for your review! We're glad you chose Rolandia and we really hope you return to Romania for a longer stay! Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Warmest regards, Ioana

    Reviewed 18 May 2019

    Really great day trip to visit Bulgaria. I was promptly picked up and headed for Bulgaria. Border crossing was quite easy, and the town/day was really nice. Stefan was a wonderful guide for the day. He was amazing in regards to the history of the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    rolandia, Manager at Rolandia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

    Hi Steve, Thank you for your review! We’re so happy you loved the Day Trip to Bulgaria and can’t wait to have you back next time to explore Romania! Regards, Rolandia Team

    Reviewed 7 May 2019

    Our tour Guide name Dan from Rolandia tours, picked us up at an old town hotel. We felt welcomed by Dan and with such a friendly atmosphere we had a fantastic start! The guide and tour were extremely good, very flexible (appreciate this!) and for...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    rolandia, Manager at Rolandia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

    Good day, Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate every kind word and it means a lot to us! Warmest regards, Ioana

    Reviewed 23 October 2018

    We had a fantastic day in Bulgaria visiting Veliko Tărnovo and 2 churches. Our guide, Cristi was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. The day is long but we enjoyed seeing Bulgaria. Ioana in their office was also very helpful.More

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    Nicu A, Owner at Rolandia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

    Dearest Gavin and David, I hope your stay in Bucharest was as fantastic as your day trip! Thank you very much for your feedback, it was a pleasure working with you and please do not hesitate to contact us if you ever need any information!...More

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