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Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest

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Bucharest, Romania
Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the medieval history of Romania’s southerly neighbor on a full-day tour to Bulgaria. Departing from Bucharest, cross the border into the foothills of the Balkan Mountains and Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of Bulgaria during medieval times. Learn about Bulgarian history from your guide while visiting regional highlights including the Tsaravets Fortress, St Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery and Arbanasi Village.
  • Cross the border into Bulgaria on a full-day tour from Bucharest
  • Explore the medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo, nestled in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains
  • Learn about Bulgaria's medieval history from a knowledgeable guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off at centrally located hotels included
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Professional tour guide
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
Pick-up from selected central hotels in Bucharest
Entrance tickets for: Basarabov Monastery, Veliko Tarnovo Fortress (approx 5 euro/ person)
Optional Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up from Bucharest selected centrally located hotels & hostels; if pick-up is not available from your accommodation, we will establish a convenient meeting point.

Please, contact us at least 24 hours prior to the tour for establishing pick-up/meeting details.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. If this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
  • Please, make sure you owe all the necessary documents and permissions for crossing the border.
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of the day and traffic conditions
  • Children under 4 years-old cannot join shared tours. Please contact us for a private tour offer
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that if pick-up is not available from your accommodation you may be asked to go to a convenient meeting point
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Romania
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Things are cheaper in Bulgaria than Romania, so don't exchange too much money." See review
  • "I would recommend tour guides wear name tags or give a name card, travellers are so tired we do forget names sometimes." See review
  • "Be aware that there a lot of steps to climb at both the monastery and at Veliko Tărnovo but the views are outstanding." See review

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star-4
Bulgaria day trip
Mark_B
, Dec 2021
Great tour with Christi. Plenty of time to see the sights. Enjoyed the local knowledge and learnt a lot. Thanks.
star-5
A great introduction to Bulgaria!
Valarie_P
, Dec 2021
Kristi was an amazing guide. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about Bulgaria and the places we visited. He helped us out when we didn’t have cash for the Monastery which was above and beyond! The restaurant selected had a great view and amazing food. Lots of flexibility with the shops we went into. Would highly recommend this excursion. Definitely ask for Kristi!!!!
star-5
I recommend it
Kelley_T
, Sep 2021
Eugene was our guide. He is such a nice guy and very knowledgeable. He drove all day, he narrated on the way when we passed interesting things, he explained everything about the monasteries that we toured, and the town we visited, and he even took pictures for everyone. And the tour itself was really nice. Bulgaria, in my opinion, is very different than the parts of Romania that we saw, so it was a really great experience to see two very different countries on our trip. Also, for all you get to visit, I think the price is very reasonable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Eugene our tour guide was...
Kenneth_S
, Sep 2021
Eugene our tour guide was very pleasant and gave us a good time in Bulgaria. It was a nice experience and I recommend this tour.
star-4
Bulgaria visit
Salvatore_S
, Aug 2021
The tour guide was wonderful. We saw all the sites as promised. The only thing that could be improved is the timing. We left at 8:00am and returned after 10pm. Other then that, it was great. Customs took too long.
star-5
Stunning and wonderful
Anna_K
, Aug 2021
A wonderful and excellent adventure with a fabulous guide (Eugene) who did a fantastic job! We loved this tour a lot!
star-5
Stunning and wonderful
Anna_K
, Aug 2021
Very interesting! An excellent guide (Eugene) who was absolutely making this trip to a wonderful and memoirable experience!
star-5
Treasures of Bulgaria 🇧🇬
Bridgitte_K
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide was excellent very informative and helped of 4 tourist to understand the history and struggles of Bulgaria and how the transition from communist to present day took place.
star-5
Dipping my toe in Bulgaria
Stephen_S
, Feb 2020
Friendly, informative, and helpful tour guide. Beautiful scenery and an overall wonderful experience. A lot of driving time for basically two stops, but I’m my opinion worth it. Be aware that there a lot of steps to climb at both the monastery and at Veliko Tărnovo but the views are outstanding.
star-5
Bulgaria was great
Michaela_T
, Jan 2020
Tour guide recommended that this tour should not be done in winter....so we had low expectations. However we had an awesome day. With great sunny weather. We stopped to change money at the border so dont worry about get Lev before you go. The rock monestary was a good site, bit death defying stairs but really good. The fortress was great, very steep hill or stairs. The church at the top is like nothing I've ever seen before amazing ! Great restaurant suggested by our tour guide, delicious food. Time for shopping and souvenirs in a very nice city. A long day for a couple of sites but a good glimpse of bulgaria in 1 day. Tour guide was good, felt safe and comfortable in his mini van. Would definitely recommend this tour.

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