Full-Day Trip to Veliko Tarnovo and Ruse, Bulgaria from Bucharest

Visit Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria and Ruse, known as "Vienna of the East"

12 hrs. approx
Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
Free Cancellation
Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.


  • Discover Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria and home of the Tsaravets Fortress, the strongest Bulgarian fortification of the Middle Ages
  • Experience the charm of Ruse's Old Town as you wander through its historic streets, crafted by renowned European architects
  • Explore with our small group tour


  • Services of a professional local tour guide
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up from central meeting points locations


  • Entrance tickets (approx. 8 euros)
  • Food, Beverages, and other personal expenses
  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • Ensure you have all the documents for crossing the Bulgarian border.
  • Please be aware of minor delays due to traffic on tour
  • A minimum of 3 participants is required to organize the tour


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Full-Day Trip to Veliko Tarnovo and Ruse, Bulgaria from Bucharest

12 hrs. approx

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This astonishing one-day trip to Bulgaria will start in the early morning in Bucharest taking you through a stunning landscape into the foothills of the Balkan Mountains, where the adventure begins.

The tour’s first stop is the remarkable medieval settlement of Veliko Tarnovo, which was once the medieval capital of Bulgaria. Prepare to be transported back in time; this gorgeous city has panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valley, as well as ample history for you to explore and absorb, and architecture that will take your breath away. Veliko Tarnovo is home to the magnificent Tsaravets Fortress, the strongest Bulgarian fortification from the Middle Ages. Once home to royalty this ancient stronghold is now a striking tourist attraction standing proudly atop Tsaravets Hill.

Once you have explored Veliko Tarnovo and enjoyed lunch, the tour will continue to the city of Ruse, one of Bulgaria's most elegant cities, boasts a touch of Central European grandeur rarely found elsewhere in the country. It's a city adorned with imposing belle époque architecture and meticulously maintained leafy squares, as if a small chunk of Vienna that has drifted down the Danube.
Our guide will showcase the main highlights of Ruse Old Town, after which you'll have the opportunity to explore the city at your own pace.

When visiting Romania don’t miss the amazing opportunity to also discover Bulgaria, another fantastic destination available on guided day trips from Bucharest! We can’t wait to show you a little more of this beautiful part of the world. Join us soon for a wonderful vacation experience.

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Pickup Info

Pick-up and drop-off are available at select central locations. Please be ready 5 minutes early as pick-up time may differ from the scheduled departure. We'll try our best to avoid delays.
Please get in touch with us if you have any further questions at: [email protected]