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1 day Bulgaria: Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi, private trip from Bucharest

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• This tour requires a brief customs control. The travel document, ID / Passport, is mandatory!


Program

Day 1 of 1. The medieval capital of Bulgaria and a special village
Bucharest - Arbanasi - Veliko Tarnovo - Bucharest. 375 km

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Program: visit Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi

Day trip to Bulgaria.
Duration: approx. 13 hours.
Starting time: 8:00 AM (the latest).

We leave Bucharest heading toward the border with Bulgaria. We cross the Danube and begin the experience in this Balkan country, arriving first at Arbanasi, a village of prosperous merchants privileged by the Sultan in the past, which is characterized by a beautiful architectural heritage of the 17th and 18th century. The amazing Nativity Church stands out along with Konstantsalieva House, an original residence with very interesting details. Then we continue to Veliko Tarnovo, just 4 km away, an old medieval capital with a beautiful and surprising architecture that seems to climb the hills. Walking city tour admiring the extensive Tsarevets Fortress and the historic center of the craftsmen called "Samovodska Charshia". Time to have lunch, short free time and return in the afternoon to Bucharest. End of the Santiago Tour’s services. Thank you!



About the attractions

 

Veliko Tarnovo stands out for its beautiful and surprising architecture that seems to climb the hills. It is the old medieval capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, which occupied a much more extensive territory than today’s modern state. Meandering through the city, the Yantra River almost completely surrounds one of its hills, creating the ideal place for a stronghold. It is where the tsars built the fortification of Tsarevets for centuries, unfortunately unable to avoid the conquest of the 15th century by the Ottoman Empire, when the city lost its status. "Samovodska Charshia" is the historic center dotted with craft shops where the wood sculptors, icon painters, tinsmiths, weavers or blacksmiths still create, manufacture, and sell their products.
 

The Nativity Church, original and beautiful. As Turkish rule did not allow a Christian church to be higher than a man on a horse, this church has the floor lower than the street level, to compensate, and a vaulted ceiling that cannot be guessed from the outside. It impresses by the multitude of frescoes and their refinement.

 

 

 

Konstantsalieva house, an original fortified residence, designed to withstand frequent bandit attacks, and characterized by remarkable attention to detail.

 

 

 

€59
from €59 / person

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Your consultant | Cristian Calcisca

Cristian Calcisca

Founder and manager of Travel Selector since 2010. Tour guide in Romania from 2004, specialised in English speaking tourism as well as Spanish. Studies in UAB Barcelona.

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