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Private Day Trip to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi

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5 (4)
11 hrs
Suitable for 1-15 Participants
Experience the medieval Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tarnovo on a private day trip that will transport you back in time. Explore the town's well-preserved fortress and ancient churches, and take in the breathtaking panoramic views from its hills. After immersing yourself in the medieval spirit, venture to the charming village of Arbanasi. Admire its old stone houses and indulge in a delicious lunch at one of the village's fantastic eateries. As an added bonus, most trips are eco-friendly, with transportation in cars equipped with CNG engines or electric vehicles, helping to combat air pollution. This full-day adventure promises to be a captivating journey through history and nature, leaving you with unforgettable memories of Bulgaria's rich heritage.


  • Discover the medieval spirit of Veliko Tarnovo
  • Enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Veliko Tarnovo
  • Explore the old merchant streets of Veliko Tarnovo


  • sightseeing tour in Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi
  • hotel pick up and drop off
  • transportation with a comfortable A/C car
  • professional driver- guide

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • entrance tickets (if present)
  • food & personal expenses

About this product

Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.


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More about this product


Experience the enchantment of medieval Bulgaria with a private day trip to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi. As the former capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, Veliko Tarnovo is steeped in history and boasts a stunning fortress that offers breathtaking panoramic views. Immerse yourself in the medieval spirit as you explore the well-preserved churches and wander through the charming old merchant streets. Your journey continues to the picturesque village of Arbanasi, known for its quaint stone houses and delectable dining options. Uncover the architectural wonders of this resort town and indulge in a memorable lunch experience.

What to expect?

During the 660-minute tour, you can expect to delve into the captivating history and culture of Bulgaria. Your adventure begins with a pickup from your Sofia hotel at 8am, and after approximately 3 hours of travel, you will arrive in Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval Bulgarian capital. Explore the majestic Tsarevets fortress and admire the centuries-old churches while enjoying the stunning views of the river Yantra. Then, venture into the ancient streets filled with traditional crafts before heading to Arbanasi. In Arbanasi, you will be captivated by the village's stone houses, adorned with intricate architectural details. Take a leisurely stroll through the charming streets, stopping to savor the local cuisine at one of the excellent restaurants. Immerse yourself in the tranquility and beauty of this architectural resort. Finally, after a day filled with exploration and discovery, you will return to Sofia at approximately 7pm, filled with unforgettable memories of Bulgaria's rich heritage.

Who is this for?

This private day trip is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and anyone with an adventurous spirit. Whether you are an avid traveler, a history buff, or simply looking to immerse yourself in the beauty of Bulgaria, this tour offers an unforgettable experience for all. It caters to those who appreciate medieval architecture, breathtaking landscapes, and local traditions. This trip is ideal for individuals, couples, families, or small groups who wish to uncover the hidden gems of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi.

Why book this?

Book this private day trip to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi for an exclusive journey into Bulgaria's captivating past. With an experienced guide by your side, you will unlock the secrets of the medieval capital, Veliko Tarnovo, and marvel at its well-preserved fortress. The opportunity to explore the ancient merchant streets and witness the panoramic views is an experience like no other. Additionally, Arbanasi offers a unique setting with its charming stone houses and delightful dining options. Indulge in the local cuisine and immerse yourself in the village's architectural wonders. This tour allows you to escape the bustling city and embrace the peaceful ambiance of these historical gems.

Good to know

During the tour, eco-friendly cars, including those with CNG engines or electric vehicles, are typically used to promote sustainable travel and combat air pollution. The total duration of the trip is approximately 11 hours, allowing ample time to explore both Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi. Important landmarks and attractions on the itinerary include Tsarevets fortress in Veliko Tarnovo and the medieval town of Arbanasi. It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a camera to capture the picturesque moments throughout the day.


Travelers who have embarked on this private day trip to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi have been enchanted by the rich historical heritage and captivating landscapes. They praise the knowledgeable guides who bring the medieval spirit to life and provide interesting insights into Bulgaria's past. Visitors appreciate the well-preserved Tsarevets fortress and the opportunity to explore the ancient merchant streets in Veliko Tarnovo. The breathtaking views and tranquil ambiance have left a lasting impression on many. Furthermore, the village of Arbanasi has been highly regarded for its architectural beauty, with travelers expressing admiration for the charming stone houses and the delectable dining experiences offered. The combination of history, culture, and natural beauty has resulted in a memorable journey for those who have experienced this captivating tour.

Your Itinerary


The tour starts at 8am when the guide will take you from your hotel in Sofia.

Veliko Tarnovo

Explore the medieval Bulgarian capital, Veliko Tarnovo, which was the Bulgarian capital during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. Marvel at the well-preserved fortress, visit ancient churches, and enjoy panoramic views of the town.


Visit the small village of Arbanasi, famous for its old stone houses and great places for lunch. Experience the architectural beauty of this resort and immerse yourself in its charming atmosphere.


The expected return to Sofia is about 7pm.

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Safety information

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required To regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay at home policy for staff with symptoms

Additional information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Hand sanitiser available to participants and staff
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.