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From Bucharest: Private Day Trip to Bulgaria

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Spend the day exploring Bulgaria on this private day trip from Bucharest. Visit the Basarbovo Cave Monastery, the medieval town of Veliko Tarnovo, and the village of Arbanasi.


  • Visit Bulgaria's only active rock monastery
  • See the fortresses of Veliko Tarnovo
  • Be charmed by Bulgarian National Revival architecture


Cross the border and spend the day in a different country. Explore Bulgaria as you visit the Basarbovo Cave Monastery, the old capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom - Veliko Tarnovo, and the historic village of Arabanasi. Meet your guide in the morning and take a drive to the border. Cross the Danube River and enter Bulgaria. Your first stop is Basarbovo Cave Monastery. A Bulgarian-Orthodox monastery near the city of Ruse, Basarbovo is the only active cave monastery in Bulgaria and has been a historical landmark since 1978. During your visit here learn about the monastery's history dating back to the 15th century and its association with St. Dimitar Basarbovski. After your monastery visit, head to Veliko Tarnovo. Also known as the 'City of Tsars,' Veliko Tarnovo is situated on the three hills of Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora. See the town's old palaces, churches, and fortresses. Then head to the village of Arbanasi. Set on a high plateau, Arbanasi is known for its rich history and monuments. Visit 17th and 18th-century churches and see examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture.


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  • This tour crosses the border into Bulgaria Please be sure to have the necessary visas Please inform the tour provider of your hotel name and address You will be informed of the exact departure time

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