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Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest

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In only a few hours this tour takes you from Bucharest to the foothills of the Balkan Mountains where the impressive medieval settlement of Veliko Tarnovo is located. The tour will start with a visit to St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery, the only monastery in Bulgaria carved into rock and inhabited since its establishment, and will continue with a visit to the remarkable medieval capital of Veliko Tarnovo, built high on the surrounding hilltops, and Arbanasi Village, full of medieval charm.
  • Learn about Bulgaria from a guide
  • Travel comfortably by air-conditioned car or minibus
  • Depart from your central Bucharest hotel in the morning and return after the tour
  • Admire the beautiful Basarabov Monastery and Tsaravets Fortress
What to Expect
Begin your full-day trip to Bulgaria with a departure from select hotels in Bucharest in the morning. Travel by air-conditioned car or minibus to the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. Explore the medieval settlement of Veliko Tarnovo with your guide. Here you can observe the Tsaravets Fortress, a fortification from the Middle Ages. Continue on and visit the St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery, which is carved into a cliff and still inhabited. Go to Arbanasi Village and admire the medieval architecture. At the conclusion of your day trip, travel back to Bucharest in your vehicle and arrive at you Bucharest hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bucharest, Romania

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up from Bucharest selected centrally located hotels & hostels, for the rest of the addresses we establish a convenient meeting point.
Please, contact us at least 24 hours prior to the tour for establishing pick-up/meeting details.
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Bucharest, Romania
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned car/minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected centrally located hotels & hostels
  • Entrance tickets for: Basarabov Monastery, Veliko Tarnovo Fortress (approx 5 euro/ person)
  • Lunch and other personal expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God
  • Entry/Admission - St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Tsarevets
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required to organise the tour
  • A current, valid passport is required
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of the day and traffic conditions
  • Children under 4 years-old cannot join shared tours. Please contact us for a private tour offer
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please, make sure you owe all the necessary documents and permissions for crossing the border.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very long day for not a lot of value. The rock churches were interesting, but did not justify such a long trip.More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Juliemsmi
Anastasiia B, Public Relations Manager at Mr. Tripp, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Julie, Thank you for the feedback. Though, it is not particularly clear to us why did you find the trip too long. I have checked with the driver and guide, who accompanied you on the day and as I found out there was no...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great day with our guide Sebastian on our day trip from Bucharest to Bulgaria. Sebastian made the trip very interesting and fun for us and brought us to a really good Bulgarian restaurant for lunch. Some of the trip is spent in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Elaine O
Anastasiia B, Public Relations Manager at Mr. Tripp, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Elaine, Thank you for the feedback. We are glad to know you have enjoyed the trip and the landmarks. Indeed, on the weekend there could be some queues on the border. Nevertheless, we appreciate your understanding on the matter. We wish many more exciting...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent mini-bus (11 pax) tour from Bucharest to Bulgaria, with interesting stops. But more special was our driver Michael and guide Roberto. Roberto is a knowledgeable, witty and very good leader for this very long tour. He makes the tour that much better. He...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank mikeburlington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful day of sightseeing in northern Bulgaria. Rodica, our guide was experienced and very knowledgeable with the sites. First we stopped at a monastery built into a cliff side dating back to the 12th century and still functioning. We also visited a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank mben066
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had Roberto for a guide. Very nice guy. Long day but worth it. Border crossing is a pain. I would recommend this trip

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brian O
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Tobbie C
26 September 2019|
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Response from teebee1984 | Reviewed this property |
We got back at 9.30 pm. As others have said, it depends on the border crossing.
9 September 2019|
Response from mben066 | Reviewed this property |
The coach we took did not have a toilet. We did stop about an hour into the journey and there are toilets at all of the sites.
31 July 2019|
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Response from mben066 | Reviewed this property |
My pickup point was near Hotel Minerva. There are a handful of spots scattered throughout the city. Mr. Tripp was very good at telling us exactly where and when to be ready for pickup.
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