Veliko Tarnovo Walking Tour


Visit historical Veliko Tarnovo during a 3-hour walking tour. This sightseeing tour will reveal the best of the city's history and contemporary life.

About this activity

Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts
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Experience

Highlights

 
  • Explore the former capital of Bulgaria at Veliko Tarnovo
  • Enjoy views of the hills of Tsarevets, Trapezitsa and Sveta Gora
  • Discover the Patriarchal Church of Tsarevets

Full description

 
Veliko Tarnovo is one of the oldest settlements in Bulgaria, with a history of more than 5 millennia. In the Middle Ages between the 12th and 14th-centuries, the city grew quickly to become the strongest Bulgarian fortification and the most important political, economical, cultural and religious center of the second Bulgarian empire.

The old part of the city is situated on the 3 hills Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora, rising amidst the meanders of the Yantra river. You will visit Tsarevets, where the palaces of the Bulgarian emperors and the patriarchate are situated. On Trapezitsa, which was the former main royal residence, you will see many churches.

Whilst in Veliko Tarnovo you will have the opportunity to enjoy a great view of the fortress and take some photos before setting off on a climb to Baldwin's Tower on the top of the medieval hill. On your way back to the vehicle, you can see the Assen's Dynasty monument, before finally doing a bit of souvenir shopping.

Includes

 
  • Private guide
  • Entrance to Tsarevets castle