If you are thinking of going on a more special city break, and you don't want to fly, we recommend Veliko Tarnovo, a destination close to home in Bulgaria.
Tsaravets Fortress, Patriarchal Cathedral, Hadhi Nikoli Gallery, Trapezitsa Fortress and the Transfiguration Monastery are some attractions you must visit.
We are waiting for you to discover Veliko Tarnovo and its surroundings, in a unique way!
Your day by day program
Arrival in Veliko Tărnovo (110 km from Ruse) and accommodation in a charming 3* hotel. In the evening you can start exploring on your own a little the old fortress of the tsars.
To have a complete experience and a special vacation, we start with a hike from Veliko Tarnovo to the Monastery of the Transfiguration, a historical and religious monument dating from the 11th century. We will have lunch here, out in the open. Then we’ll continue to the Hotnitsa Ecotrail (1h). It is located near the village with the same name, about 15 km away from Veliko Tarnovo. It is an ecological route along a river, with waterfalls and a beautiful small canyon.
Hiking duration: 2.5, +/- 250m
On our last day we will visit the Tsarevets Fortress and enjoy a panoramic walk to the historic village of Arbanassi (1.5 hours), where we will visit a painted church - St. Archangel Michael. Arbanassi is known for its rich history and large number of historical monuments, such as 17th and 18th century churches and examples of Bulgarian National Renaissance architecture.
We will return after this to Veliko Tărnovo, from where we start to get back to Bucharest.
Hiking duration: 2.5, +/- 200m
The end of the trip.
- Veliko Tarnovo
- Veliko Tarnovo
- Double rooms with private bathroom
- Minimum of 6 people. Maximum of 12
- Easy level
- Single room supplement : 20€
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3 * hotel
- 1 picnic lunch
- Authorized Bulgarian, English speaking guide from day 2 to day 3
- Local transfers mentioned
- Transport to / from Bulgaria (departure from Bucharest)
- Other meals
- Other expenses not mentioned