Explore the main highlights of Bulgaria: Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv, Sofia & Ruse
This amazing four-day trip taking you from the Romanian capital to the neighbouring country of Bulgaria is a great way to experience Eastern Europe's charm. Early in the morning, our guide will pick you up and begin the journey to the foothills of the Balkan Mountains.
Your first stop in Bulgaria will be close to the border, at the 15th-century Basarbovo Monastery - the only one active rock monastery in Bulgaria.
From Basarabovo, the trip continues with spectacular Veliko Tarnovo – the medieval capital of Bulgaria offering tourists breathtaking panoramic views. Walking tour will take you back in time while exploring this beautiful and unique medieval city.
You will have a chance to visit magnificent Tsarevets Fortress, the strongest Bulgarian fortification from the Middle Ages.
Next day, you depart for Plovdiv.
The city is the European Capital of Culture 2019 located in the heart of the Thracian valley with the best Bulgarian wines. During a walking tour you will pass by some interesting sites from the Roman times: the Roman stadium, the Amphitheatre, the Pharmacy and two of the most prominent houses of Hindliyan and Balabanov, architectural treasures from The Bulgarian Revival period. Overnight will also be spent in Plovdiv.
After one last look at the gorgeous Plovdiv landscapes, the journey will take you to Sofia. On the way, you will stop at Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex - an open-air museum that offers a great presentation to the Bulgarian National Revival period.
Sofia is no grand metropolis, nevertheless, it’s an animated city, home to many of Bulgaria's finest museums, galleries, churches, restaurants and clubs. Our guide will show you around the main landmarks of the city.
You will spend the night in a centrally located hotel in Sofia.
After one last look at the gorgeous Sofia, the journey will take you back to Bucharest.
The last highlight on this tour is a visit to Ruse, known as Vienna of the East. Ruse manages to combine several architectural styles, yet still giving the feeling of harmony. There are dozens of buildings which have European heritage labels and we will marvel at them during a walking tour. The sights will only convince you that Ruse was called the most European city in Bulgaria for a reason.
You will return to Bucharest in the evening completely amazed by the Bulgarian beauty.