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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Trip
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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Trip

9 / 10
Highly recommended excursion if you are in Sofia for several days, it is very comfortable, with a guide who speaks perfect Spanish, and it is well worth it. They show you all of Tarnovo, then free time to eat and then Arbanasi. I recommend it, very good full day excursion
10 Hector
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 10 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Veliko Tarnovo is one of the most important medieval cities in Bulgaria. Discover its beautiful architecture for yourself when you take our trip from Sofia on which will also visit the historical village of Arbanasi.

Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Trip

We will collect you from your hotel in Sofia early in the morning before heading towards the region of Veliko Tarnovo. After a journey of almost three hours, we will arrive at the tiny medieval village of Arbanasi which is famous for its large number of historical churches and religious monuments.

We will step into the Church of the Nativity of Christ to admire its beautiful interior frescos. The building is a good example of the typical architectural style of religious shrines from the late middle ages in Bulgaria.

After spending around one hour and a half in Arbanasi, we will hit the road once more and drive to the city of Veliko Tarnovo, regarded as the medieval capital of Bulgaria. Immediately upon arriving, we will take a break in a traditional restaurant where you can feast on some delicious local food (not included).

With your appetite whetted, we will then begin our two-hour tour of the municipality during which we will visit all the essential landmarks and important locations. Known as Bulgaria's 'City of Medieval Tsars', Veliko Tarnovo features a huge 12th-century fortress built on Tsarevets hill, on top of which sits the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Holy Ascension of God.

We will visit Baldwin's Tower, one of the fort's defensive turrets, and the Execution Rock, besides historic houses and government buildings.

We will return to Sofia at around 6 pm.

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Adults Children from 2 to 10 years old Children under 2 years old
Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Trip
US$ 70.90
US$ 35.40

Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Trip

  • Adults

    US$ 70.90
  • Children from 2 to 10 years old

    US$ 35.40
  • Children under 2 years old


More Information


10 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.


Not included


When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

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No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 70.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.