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Small-Group Day Trip to North Bulgaria

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    What to Expect
    This tour starts at 08:00am from Bucharest. After one hour driving you will leave Romania and enter Bulgaria crossing the "friendship" bridge over the Danube. Danube river is the second largest river in Europe.

    The first stop is at Ivanovo to visit Ivanovo Churches (listed by UNESCO since 1979) located in the valley of the Rusenski Lom river. The site is famous for the rock-hewn churches and their impressive XIII-XIVth century frescoes.

    Then you will go to Veliko Tarnovo, one of the most interesting cities in Bulgaria built on the banks of Yantra river. Veliko Tarnovo is also known as the City of Bulgaria's Tsars. The city boasts an impressive fortress with the ruins of the former Tsarevets Palace and the patriarchal church, nowadays with modern and intriguing paintings. The medieval atmosphere is present everywhere in the city due to the old architecture and the narrow streets where you can see local craftsmen displaying their work.

    The guide will recommend a fine local restaurant for a tasty Bulgarian lunch. Bulgarian wines are also known for their full favour.

    The Village of Arbanassi is the last stop around 10 minutes from Veliko Tarnovo. Arbanassi is a quiet picturesque village preserving the medieval atmosphere through the old local architecture.

    At the end of the day you will reach Bucharest after a two and a half drive through the beautiful landscapes of Bulgaria and Romania.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Benjamin Franklin Parking, Strada Benjamin Franklin, București 010027, Romania
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • English speaking travel assistant
    • Entrance Fees according to the program
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
    • By taking this tour, please remember that you are leaving Romania and entering Bulgaria. Please ensure that your Visa requirements are in order and it is essential that you carry your passport (or ID card for citizens of EU states)
    • Please note that Ivanovo churches are closed during the winter season between 1 December and 31 March. During this period, you will be able to visit the Roman ruins from Nicopolis Ad Istrum or the Basarbovski Rock Monastery.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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 October 25, 2018

    Our day trip to Bulgaria guided by Serban was a fantastic experience never to forget. There's no messing around when it comes to customer satisfaction on this tour! Along with the amazing sights to be seen was a day full of laughs thanks to Serbans...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    Dan7750, Manager at TravelMaker, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2019

    Dear Kent, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We highly appreciate the feedback from our guests. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your tour with TravelMaker. We would love to see you back in the future! Kind...More

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