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Small-Group Day Trip to North Bulgaria
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Small-Group Day Trip to North Bulgaria

By TravelMaker
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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About

Ages 7-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 12h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • English speaking travel assistant
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  • Entry/Admission - Tsarevets


Departure details
  • The Romanian Athenaeum, 1, Strada Benjamin Franklin 1-3, București 030167, Romania in front of the Romanian Athenaeum just in front of the little garden (1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest), next to Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7806P6

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
  • By taking this tour, please remember that you are leaving Romania and entering Bulgaria. Please ensure that your Visa requirements are in order and it is essential that you carry your passport (or ID card for citizens of EU states)
  • Please note that Ivanovo churches are closed during the winter season between 1 December and 31 March. During this period, you will be able to visit the Roman ruins from Nicopolis Ad Istrum or the Basarbovski Rock Monastery.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place if the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
  • This tour is not suitable for people with walking (stairs climbing) disabilities.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7806P6

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Romanian Athenaeum
    1, Strada Benjamin Franklin 1-3, București 030167, Romania
    in front of the Romanian Athenaeum just in front of the little garden (1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest), next to Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Tsarevets
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Arbanasi
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
TravelMaker
1,731
Bucharest, Romania
Joined in March 2011

#39 of 429 Tours & Activities in Bucharest
  • mohamedeR8616NE
    mohamedeR8616NE
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    Best tour in Romania !
    Amazing experience with a well organized punctual tour operator , comfortable transportation and clear instructions about our your and of course the trip wouldn’t have been amazing without the wonderful tour guide Ioana , she’s simply the best !
  • DarthEsculapio
    DarthEsculapio
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    Great
    Great tour, well organized, all on time as best they could considering the people being late but tour guide very knowledgeable on the history and eager to share the information to every detail, precise on time and funny.
  • Lucy D
    Lucy D
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    Excellent Tour of Beautiful Transylvania
    My son and I had the trip of a lifetime as we celebrated his 16th birthday present in Romania this summer. This tour was everything you want in a tour of a country very different from your own. Our group was small and our guide, Narcis, was a knowledgeable, informative, and thoughtful tour guide who took us to all the best places not mentioned in guidebooks. In a short three days, we learned about Romanian culture and history through visiting museums, monasteries, churches, and medieval villages. The van we toured in was great with large windows to view the gorgeous landscape and the hotels we stayed in were very nice with beautiful breakfasts. I am hopeful that I can send many friends and family on this fabulous tour through Romania.
  • 231DianeP
    231DianeP
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    Highly recommended
    Would highly recommend this trip! Long day but so interesting. Transport was comfortable and air conditioned. Excellent driver in Petre and superb guide in Narcis who was so knowledgeable and entertaining. Loved the castles and short stay in Brasov. So nice not to be asked for a tip at the end of the day- needless to say I did leave one. Thank you Aurora for your excellent communication prior to the day.
  • D9442ATdanielleb
    D9442ATdanielleb
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    Great experience!
    I loved this tour! Narcis was a very knowledgeable, kind, and funny guide, and I learned so much. Would do again and recommend to friends!
  • Y4863KEadrianl
    Y4863KEadrianl
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    Excellent
    It is a super good trip, they treated me excellent, from the moment I went to ask the office about the trip to the guide, without a doubt I recommend it 100% and I would do it again, excellent service
  • TaniaP_and_AndyF
    TaniaP_and_AndyF
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    Suprising and Amazing Romania
    With many thanks to Travelmaker who enriched my and my friends first Holiday experience in Romania. Everybody was very friendly and we had a good time on this 2 day trip. Hotel and Food was good and our guide had a lot of patience with us two girls who continued to mixe up the year dates of the Romanias rich and full packed history.
  • alstonville2477
    alstonville2477
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    Highly recommended
    Narcis, our guide was great, and so informative. The tour was very interesting and we had plenty of time to see everything
  • Nadeem_virani
    Nadeem_virani
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    Highly recommend this sightseeing tour
    Me and my wife had a wonderful time on this sightseeing tour. Everything was well planned and organized. A big Thank You to Narcis - our tour guide!! He went above and beyond to accommodate us and explained us everything in polite and respectful manner. Thank you Narcis for the ice cream treat!!!
  • Cindy R
    Cindy R
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    Great Introduction to Bucharest
    We arrived in Bucharest after a long day of travel and this was the perfect evening to introduce us to a Bucharest. Narcis was a great tour guide and dinner companion. He picked us up promptly at the hotel and drove us around the city pointing out important sights even stopping for pictures all the while giving us a history lesson and answering all our questions. Dinner was at the most beautiful restaurant with performers(dancing) and delicious traditional Romanian food. We definitely recommend this tour.
  • Daydream05110314286
    Daydream05110314286
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    Constanta & the Black Sea ...
    The team at Travelmaker were efficient & professional in providing our day tour to Constanta, Tomis & the Black Sea. We visited all the sights we wished to see, experienced local life with interesting walks along the promenade, around the marina and along the beach for a paddle or swim. Enjoyed lunch at an authentic local restaurant and learnt so much about Romania and this local area from our exceptional guide, Narcis. His willingness to share his knowledge and answer any questions was very much appreciated, along with his amiable personality which made this tour one of the best highlights of my many travels. Thank You Travelmaker & Narcis & Aurora for a truly memorable day.
  • Snackybara
    Snackybara
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    A Very Nice Day
    We had a great day on our day trip to the castles. We were picked up on time by our excellent guide - Matthew who is very knowledgeable and professional!
  • YulingYuling
    YulingYuling
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    Life is Beautiful
    I was joint the group with Two Castles in One Day Wednesday, 14 June 2023 for a 12 hour tour. The journey it was completely pleasant with a good driver and our tour guide - Narcis has been giving out of lots informations and good history stories telling during the trip. It could had been nicer if the others passenger keep the volumes down of the conversations or show the respect to others. so we don't had to being forced to hear all others conversation which it was irrelevant like heavy metal music non-stop for a while.. Other than that, this trip and the programme, strong recommend!
  • verenaw233
    verenaw233
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    Great tour, highly recommended!
    This was a great tour! The castles were beautiful and our guide Narcis was amazing and told us a lot of interesting stories about Romania. The bus and the group size were perfect, too. Highly recommended!
  • gabedavies285
    gabedavies285
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    Great Experience, Knowledgable Guide
    The bus picked us up at 7:50 as advertised. The Wi-Fi on the bus was great but the bus seats were a little bit dirty. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke good English. She was also fluent in French and Romanian. We saw the amazing Peles and Bran Castles and also got the opportunity to wander around Brasov old town centre. We got back to our hotel around 20:00. A long day but well worth the experience.
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Dori Y
Shanghai, China2 contributions
This was a last-minute addition to our sisters' and daughters' trip. Our tour guide, Matthew, was warm and friendly and engaged well with the group of us. He kept us entertained during the long drive and made sure we were all taken care of at each stop. There was ample free time to look around, and ample time to tour. It was a great balance.
Written July 17, 2023
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AuroraBurlacu
Hi Dori! Thank you for giving us feedback! We're happy to hear that you have enjoyed our tour to Bulgaria with Matthew. We'd love to welcome you again on our tours. All the best from Romania, Aurora
Written July 18, 2023
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Fanan
Long Beach, NY18 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
It was a really nice tour. Mathew (Matei) our guide was knowledgeable and a really pleasant guy. Explained as well as answered questions. The stops were interesting, some nature and landmarks. Some free time for lunch and shopping as well. A little hike to the church and citadel but easy even for seniors like us. It was a group of 7, the others on the tour were nice Italian youngsters. I'm happy I was able to also experience Bulgaria!
Written April 28, 2023
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AuroraBurlacu
Hello Efrat, We're grateful you took the time to write a review. It's great to hear you enjoyed our One Day Bulgaria Tour led by Matei. We hope you'll join our tours again in the future. All the best from Travelmaker team, Aurora
Written May 25, 2023
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Layne M
Fort Worth, TX67 contributions
I took this day trip from Bucharest to Ivanovo/Veliko Tarnovo on Oct 25, 2018.
Our tour guide was Śerban Riga. He is a very experienced guide. Very knowledgeable of the sites and history, not to mention a very good driver. He is also very friendly and right on time.
I highly recommend this tour and Mr. Śerban.
Written October 27, 2018
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Hello Layne, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a 5-star review for your tour from Bucharest to Bulgaria with TravelMaker. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your journey, the sites, and the company of your guide, Serban. We hope to see you again soon for another fantastic adventure in Romania. Kind regards, Dan P.
Written August 31, 2019
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MandyStripp
Queensland, Australia1 contribution
Oct 2018 • Family
Our day trip to Bulgaria guided by Serban was a fantastic experience never to forget. There's no messing around when it comes to customer satisfaction on this tour! Along with the amazing sights to be seen was a day full of laughs thanks to Serbans grate sense of humor. Would definitely recommend this tour and be sure to ask for Serban, there's a guy that keeps the wheels on the bus going round and round....
Written October 25, 2018
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Dear Kent, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We highly appreciate the feedback from our guests. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your tour with TravelMaker. We would love to see you back in the future! Kind regards, Dan P.
Written June 4, 2019
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giulia
Parma, Italy10 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Narcis, our guide, was amazing! Knowledgeable and very nice. The day was well structured and organised.
Written April 25, 2023
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AuroraBurlacu
Hi and thank you! Your feedback is important to us. We're pleased you had a great tour in Bulgaria with Narcis. We'd love to welcome you on our other tours in the future. Best regards, Aurora
Written May 25, 2023
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sun
Amman, Jordan1 contribution
The trip was not what we want, it was a historical trip, the company didn't say that, but what made the trip good, comfortable and enjoyable 😄 was the driver şerban riga he is a respectful good driver. We were happy thank you!
Written February 15, 2020
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Hello,, Thank you for your time writing to us, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Two Castles in One Day tour from Bucharest to Transylvania. Please be assured that we will copy your message to Serban. We trust it will delight him to know his efforts are appreciated and recognized. Hope we can be of service in the near future. Best wishes from Bucharest!
Written April 25, 2020
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Anette M
Oudtshoorn, South Africa294 contributions
Jun 2019
Our destination was Veliko Tarnovo; A world Heritage site and one of the oldest citiest in Bulgaria. The bus was comfortable, driver good and boarder passing quick. Started with lunch which was excellent. We chose Bulgarian dishes and with fine view over the Jantra river. Thereafter we walked up the hill very steep in 37 degrees to visit the fortress and the church. Veliko Tarnovo is refferd as the City of the Tsars.
Written September 14, 2019
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Dear Anette, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed your tour from Bucharest to Bulgaria with us and we hope to see you again sometimes for another great experience. All the best!
Written September 16, 2019
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Derek Michael
7 contributions
Sep 2019
I was in Bucharest for a few days about a week ago and was excited that you can actually take a day trip and visit a whole other country! After a week and a half of heavy travel this excursion was perfect. A friend and I met up with Valentine, our driver/guide at a spot near to my hotel. Valentine was a perfect combination of being friendly, insightful, helpful, and funny every step of the way.
We saw interesting sights, learned a lot about the local history, and ate some delicious food at the end of the day. I overwhelmingly suggest doing this trip if you have the time.
Written September 10, 2019
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Hello there, Thank you for choosing TravelMaker Tours to help you organize your stay and we really appreciate your feedback and recommendation. We are glad that you had an inspiring experience in Romania with us and hope to have you back soon to explore more. Thank you again on behalf of Valentin and our entire team! With gratitude and best wishes, Roxana Adam
Written May 25, 2020
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Roy W
2 contributions
Sep 2019
My tour guide was Valentine. He is excellent. Very knowledgeable. Very friendly. Answered all our questions, very personable, intimate tour; it was just me and a colleague. He was cool with letting us nap in the van and talk business when we needed, and jumped back in to talk about history etc. See some UNESCO World Heritage sites and other amazing sites. Fantastic day.
Written September 3, 2019
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Hi Roy, Thank you for sharing with us your Indiana Jones adventures with our guide Valentin. It was a great joy to read about the good and valuable time spent by you and your colleague during your trip, discovering precious UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will share your reveiw with Valentin! We hope you will have the opportunity to discover also Romania with us! See you soon! Stefania I.
Written September 4, 2019
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Wasih M
6 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
Had a great trip to Ivanovo and Veliko Turnovo accompanied by a great tour guide, Eddie. Not expecting such number of stairs to reach the UNESCO heritage side though! Nonetheless, the view of the surrounding was magnificent!
Written August 12, 2019
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Dear customer, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review for the Experience Bulgaria Day Trip from Bucharest. I am pleased to hear that everything went as planned and you have enjoyed the sites and the company of your guide. We hope to see you again soon for even more exciting adventures in Romania! Kind regards, Dan P.
Written August 13, 2019
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