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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi - Full Day Tour from Sofia

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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi - Full Day Tour from Sofia

  • Tour duration: 10h
  • Upcoming departures:
    • 20.04.2021: 08:00
    • 21.04.2021: 08:00
    • 22.04.2021: 08:00

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  • Languages: English
  • Live Guide
  • Hotel Pick-up Service
  • Suitable for families, young and seniors
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted

Why you should go

Explore and learn about the history and culture of the picturesque capital of the medieval Bulgarian empire, the Veliko Tarnovo. Visit the Arbanasi village, situated just 5 kilometers from the Veliko Trnovo, known for its rich history and large number of historical monuments.


  • Discover the jewels of Bulgarian history
  • Explore the Veliko Tarnovo and its rich history
  • Visit the Arbanasi village
  • See the church of the Nativity of Christ with its magnificent frescoes

What shall I see

Visit some of the jewels of Bulgarian history, architecture and art. After a 2.45 hour transfer we will reach the town of Arbanasi, where an hour and a half tour will take place. Next is short transfer to the city of Veliko Tarnovo and lunch. The tour of the old capital takes two hours.

Veliko Tarnovo, the picturesque capital of the medieval Bulgarian empire, is situated on the northern slopes of the Balkan mountain range in the central part of the country, at 220 kilometers from Sofia. The city had its golden age between XII and XV century, when it was the center of orthodox christianity and the powerful Bulgarian empire. The old city is situated on the three hills, Tsarevets, Trapezitsa and Sveta Gora, raising among the meanders of the Yantra River. Here are the imposing palace of the Bulgarian Emperors and the Patriarchal Cathedral, as well as a number of administrative and residential edifices, all surrounded by thick medieval walls. During the visit of the old town you will be able to see the Baldwin’s Tower, The Patriarchal Cathedral of the Holy Ascension of God, The rock of executions and much more.

Just five kilometers from here is situated one more site: Arbanasi is known for its rich history and large number of historical monuments, such as 17th and 18th century churches and examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture, which have turned the village into a popular tourist destination. With its magnificent frescoes, the church of the Nativity of Christ is an amazing example of the icon painting from XVI century.

Price includes

  • All tour assistance
  • All transfers
  • English speaking driver
  • English speaking licensed guide
  • Entrance fees

Price excludes

  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • GHratuities to the guide and the driver (optional)

Pick-up service

  • Pick up and drop off at any hotel in Sofia
Sofia Pickup Service: This tour offers pickup service from your accommodation. Please select the pickup point "Any hotel in Sofia" and write in the "Additional info" section on the "Checkout page" where is your exact accommodation. We will let you know the exact pickup time when you receive the booking confirmation.


, Canada 09.04.2018

The fortress in Veliko Tarnovo is very nice, we would’ve liked to see more of it. The small house in Arbanassi was a nice exemple of vernacular architecture. Because it is a 3 hour drive maybe the tour should start at 7 to have more time to visit the fortress. Again Mariya was very plesant and knowledgeable.

, France 30.08.2017

The booking process with HappyToVisit was simple and quick. A very good service. The pickup was at our hotel.It was on time and finally it was a private tour by car. Good surprise ! The driver was our guide. Her name was Maria, a nice woman, who knows perfectly Bulgaria, its History and its Geography. She spoke English fluently and her accent was perfect for our french ears. We made everything that was planned and Maria knew how to adapt the schedule regarding the weather (very cloudy and a little rainy) and our tastes. Well done, Maria ! The only small problem of our tour is that Veliko Tarnovo is 3 hours far from Sofia and the second part of the road is not that good. It is a simple road with many trucks on it and the overtakings were a sport !

, Italy 22.08.2017

The bookin process was ok as always on the website. The pick up on time and perfect. The guide and the driver was good and so was the vehicle. The tour schedue was perfectly matched with the description on the website. The tour was nice even if the Arbanassi village was not so amazing. VelikoTarnovo, instead, is really amazing. The only cons of the tour was the time to arrive but this doesn't depend on the organizer but on the Bulgaria's roads that are a little bit old. I recommend the tour anyway.

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