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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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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Had a great trip to Ivanovo and Veliko Turnovo accompanied by a great tour guide, Eddie. Not expecting such number of stairs to reach the UNESCO heritage side though! Nonetheless, the view of the surrounding was magnificent!More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Exploration250462
    Dan7750, Manager at TravelMaker, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear customer, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review for the Experience Bulgaria Day Trip from Bucharest. I am pleased to hear that everything went as planned and you have enjoyed the sites and the company of your guide....More

    Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

    I took this day trip from Bucharest to Ivanovo/Veliko Tarnovo on Oct 25, 2018. Our tour guide was Śerban Riga. He is a very experienced guide. Very knowledgeable of the sites and history, not to mention a very good driver. He is also very friendly...More

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    Reviewed 25 October 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
    1  Thank MandyStripp
    Dan7750, Manager at TravelMaker, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 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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