Private Day Trip in Bulgaria (12-14h)

If you like medieval towns and you want to take a trip to Romania, but you would also want to visit a little bit of Bulgaria, you can kill two birds with one stone by opting for a one-day tour of Bulgaria with a personal guide comprising 3 of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Bulgaria.

Let’s see the itinerary:

 

1. Bulgaria Day Trip –  IVANOVO Monastery

2. Bulgaria Day Trip – Veliko Tarnovo

3. Bulgaria Day Trip – Arbanasi Village 

Here are some details about these tourist attractions:

 

1. Bulgaria Day Trip – IVANOVO Monastery 

Ivanovo monastery Bulgaria Private Trip

A stone monastery like none other you have ever seen, you absolutely must visit the Ivanovo Monastery, just a few steps past the Bulgarian border.

What makes this place so special is a series of stone carved chapels and cells, 30 meters above the ground. And that is not all. The churches’ interiors used to bear painted frescos, but only a few of them have had their murals survive to this day. 

Find out more about the Ivanovo Monastery

2. Bulgaria Day Trip – Veliko Tarnovo 

Another touristic attraction in Bulgaria is Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of the Bulgarian Empire between 1185-1393, we will make sure you not only get to see UNESCO World Heritage sites, but also have some relaxation, adventure, and traditional Bulgarian food – everything you need for a memorable experience.

Walking along the narrow streets and admiring the rows of houses perched one above the other, you will feel like you belong in this charming city, with its rich culture and unique look. 

Read more about the Veliko Tarnovo >>

3. Bulgaria Day Trip – Arbanasi Village 

We do not know how many open-air museums you have seen, but a private trip to Arbanasi Village in Bulgaria, just past the Romanian border, will definitely make you fall in love with its remarkable architecture even if you do not have a professional eye. 

The moment you step into the village, you will not be able to put your camera down, because every house is like a miniature citadel, each with a unique stone structure, thick walls, and wooden window frames. The entire village has been declared a historical and architectural reserve, and it has made the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

Learn more about the Arbanasi Village >>

Ask Your Friends 

That is why we insist you ask your friends and loved ones if they want to join you on this trip, to escape from the world and recharge their batteries through cultural and sensory enrichment – that is the type of experience you will find with us, at Nicolas Experience Tours.

To enjoy our experiential concept tours, which can be personalized to your preferences, all you have to do is enter the vacation reservation module for Romania, Moldavian Republic and even Bulgaria (in limited areas) and tell us the duration of your trip and number of friends you want to bring along. You can choose between one-day or two-day trips, or more, and a wide array of theme tours, such as:

Historical Tours in Romania

Castles of Romania Tour

Adventure Tours in Romania

Museum Tours in Bucharest/Romania

Moldavian Monasteries Tour, Romania 

Shopping Tours in Romania

Culinary Tours in Romania

Black Sea Tours

Romanian lakes Tour

Romanian waterfalls Tour

Danube Delta Tours

Photo Tours in Romania

Medieval Tours in Romania

Etc.

By visiting Romania, you will discover the last virgin forests in Europe, remarkable nature reserves and find out why Prince Charles has acquired so many properties here and why he spends so much time in Romania. 

You will also learn what great movies stars look for when they come to film in Romania, what restaurants and clubs they like, and where people like Nicolas Cage prefer to lodge.

The Price Does Include
  • Private car (Turism or Minibus) only for you and your friends/family
  • Great flexibility regarding changes to the daily itinerary even after the start of the tour
  • A private, licensed English, Italian and French speaking guide/driver, available throughout the tour
  • Private transportation in air conditioned car
  • Complimentary wireless internet access in the car, so that you can stay in touch with your loved ones even while traveling
  • All car expenses, such as gasoline, parking and road tolls
  • All taxes

 

The Price Does Not Include
  • Photo fees (some sights require the payment of a fee for allowing you to take pictures – they are mostly inexpensive, around 2 or 3 euro/sight)
  • Meals and beverages other than those ofered before you agree the tour or trip
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Gratuities for your guide
Frequently Asked Questions

The questions below are in most cases extracted from our correspondence with our clients. Have a look, maybe the  question forming in your mind right now has been answered already, and you haven’t even had a chance to ask it!

Where do the tours start?

Our tours start in either Sofia (Bulgaria) or Bucharest (Romania). Both cities have well-connected international airports. However, we can also customise the tours to start in a different city, if that better suits your flight arrangements. Alternative airports include Varna or Burgas (in Bulgaria) or Sibiu, Cluj Napoca, Iasi and Targu Mures (in Romania).

What are the departure dates?

We do not have set departure dates. All our tours are private and organised on request. The dates when you start and end the tour are entirely up to you.

I like one of the tours, but I’d like to make some changes to the itinerary. Is it possible?

Of course. All our tours are customisable. We can make changes to one itinerary, join 2 itineraries together, or you can just tell us about the places you want to see, and we’ll make a whole new itinerary just for you! Customising a tour comes at no extra charge.

I would like to change some of the hotels that come with the tour. Can I do that?

Definitely. The hotels are always up to you. We can upgrade the standard selection of hotels, or if you are on a budget, we can also offer cheaper accommodation options.

I see that in most cases, only breakfast is included. Why is that?

Having meals included means that you would have to be at a certain restaurant at a certain time just so that you don’t miss a pre-booked meal. This takes away from one of the great advantages of a private tour: flexibility. Not having a restaurant pre-booked gives you great freedom to set your own pace each day, add or skip some sights as you go, etc.
To ensure maximum flexibility throughout your trip, meals are usually planned as you go. Your guide knows the best restaurants in each area you travel through and will make suggestions based on the kind of meal you’d like to have.
The meals we include are the ones that come with an important cultural element: home-cooked meals where you can interact with locals, lunches at homes of artists where you learn more about a specific form of art, or refreshments such as the ones offered during the home visit with the Gypsy family.

Do your tours include any insurance related services?

No. We recommend to all of our clients to carry a medical insurance that would cover any health-related costs that might incur while on the trip. Insurance for trip interruption and lost/stolen luggage is also recommended.

Do I have to pay for the guide’s meals?

No. The guide will have a meal allowance, which will cover his meals. Furthermore, the guide will only join you for meals if you ask him to – if you’d rather be on your own for lunch and/or dinner, that is perfectly fine.

How about changes of itinerary on the fly? Can we do that?

Changes on the fly can be done to a certain extent. You can always choose to skip a meal or a sight, or swap for a totally different sight altogether. Alterations of itinerary that imply hotel changes are subject to rooms availability. Also, please note that in the case of last minute hotel cancellations, sometimes the hotel may charge late-cancellation penalties which can be up to 100% of the reservation cost. Additional costs generated by on-the-fly changes will be billed separately.

The Tour MAP

This itinerary is indicative and subject to change over time, so please consider the reference which you will receive in the offer, after you have requested tour or excursion that.

We say this because, so the trip to the caves, and walk on Transfagarasan are accessible only certain months of the year.