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From Sofia: Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Tour with Transfer

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Visit Veliko Tarnovo and its Tsarevets Fortress, the most impressive in Bulgaria. Take a day trip out of Sofia to explore the highlights of this ancient city, then stop by the village of Arbanasi.


  • Marvel at the monumental architecture and traditional homes of Bulgaria
  • Travel into the city of Veliko Tarnovo to come up close with local heritage
  • Explore the medieval Tsarevets Fortress and climb up the tower for amazing views
  • Stroll through the vibrant Samovodska Charshia and see the Asenevtsi Monument
  • Discover the village of Arbanasi, a great example of recent architecture styles


Embark on a fascinating journey through Bulgarian history with a guided tour to Veliko Tarnovo departing from Sofia. Explore the city's medieval fortress, market street, and historical landmarks. Make a stop in the village of Arbanasi and enjoy a glimpse into the traditional local lifestyle. Get picked up from your hotel in Sofia to travel toward Veliko Tarnovo, the country's capital during the Second Bulgarian State. Located on hills, admire breathtaking views of the town, covered in typical houses looking down at the meandering Yantra River. Arrive at Tsarevets Fortress with remains of the royal palace, more than 400 houses, and 18 churches. Climb up to Baldwin's Tower, where Latin Emperor Baldwin I died after he was captured by Tsar Kaloyan. Gaze at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Holy Ascension of the Lord on top of the hill. Up next, visit the Samovodska Charshia, the old market street with craft and gift shops. Have some free time for yourself and purchase lunch if you wish to. Follow the Stambolov Bridge to the impressive Asenevtsi Monument, erected in memory of the four kings who proclaimed Bulgaria's independence. Before riding back to Sofia, discover Arbanasi, a village that once was home to rich traders and craftsmen. See iconic representations of the monumental architectural style that developed here over the last few centuries.


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