RUSE CITY TOUR, IVANOVO ROCK CHURCH, BASSARBOVO MONASTERY

 half day guided tour from Ruse

 Meet our guide at your hotel in Ruse and begin the city tour with exploring the beautiful landmarks and architecture, for which Ruse is known as the “small Vienna”. Continue to the outskirts of the city to visit one of Bulgaria’s UNESCO monuments- the 14th century rock hewn church in the village of Ivanovo. Our half day trip continues to the Rock Monastery of  Bassarbovo- an active monument of Christianity, dated back to the beginning of the 20th century. Transfer back to your hotel in Ruse. Total duration of the tour- 3h15min.

2-3 people- 29 Euro (57 BGN)/person

4-8 people- 19 Euro (37 BGN)/person

2-3 people- 59 Euro (115 BGN)/person

4-8 people- 35 Euro (68 BGN)/person

VELIKO TARNOVO AND ARBANASSI

full day guided tour from Ruse

Begin your one-day adventure with meeting our guide at your hotel in Ruse. The scenic drive through huge agricultural fields takes you to the Medieval Capital of Bulgaria- Veliko Tarnovo. Explore the grounds of the Tsarevets Fortress with our guide and enjoy breath taking views over the Balkan Mountain. A walk through the picturesque cobble stone streets of the Old Town will tell you a beautiful tale of the 18-19th century. Lunch upon your request in the Old Town. In the afternoon continue to the village of Arbanassi to visit one of the most spectacular Bulgarian Churches- the 16th century Nativity Church with over 2000 biblical frescoes inside. Take a stroll in the peaceful streets of Arbanassi to discover the architectural traditions of the 18-19th century. Visit Konstantsaliev house, built in the 17th century, nowadays a museum, presenting the Bulgarian lifestyle during this period. Return to your hotel in Ruse in the late afternoon. Total duration of the tour- 8h.

BOJENTSI AND ETAR OPEN AIR MUSEUM

 full day guided tour from Ruse

 Our trip starts at your hotel and goes south to the Balkan Mountain. Visit Etarthe biggest ethnographical open-air museum in Bulgaria- the village was established in the 60s to present the Bulgarian National Revival Architecture and exhibit traditional Bulgarian hand crafts. Enjoy our guided walking tour through the 19th century and some free time afterwards; lunch upon your request will give you a taste of the unique culinary traditions of the region. In the afternoon transfer to the Sokolski Monastery– established in the beginning of the 19th century, the monastery is nowadays still active. Explore the beautiful grounds of this Bulgarian Orthodox sanctuary and discover its secrets, related to historical events of great significance from the time of the Ottoman domination on the Bulgarian lands. Later on transfer to the village of Bojentsi– one of Bulgaria’s best preserved and most charming architectural reserves from the 17th -19th century- explore the peaceful narrow cobble stone streets and little white houses, giving you a scent of the past; enjoy some free time in Bojentsi before departure for Ruse in the late afternoon. Return to hotel in Ruse in the evening. Total duration of the tour- 9h30min.

2-3 people- 69 Euro (135 BGN)/person

4-8 people- 39 Euro (76 BGN)/person

SBORYANOVO ARCHEOLOGICAL RESERVE AND SVESHTARI THRACIAN TOMB

 half day guided tour from Ruse

 Meet our guide at your hotel in Ruse and transfer to the Archeological Reserve of Sboryanovo– visit the 4th century BC Thracian Tomb, nowadays part of UNESCO world cultural heritage, and learn about the mystic civilization, which inhabited the lands of Bulgaria in the antiquity. Our tour continues to Demir Baba Teke– the Tomb of the Iron father, honored by the ethnic group of Alevii (Aliani). The sanctuary from the 16th century speaks for the miracles done by the Saint Demir Baba and is nowadays still a sacred place for both Christians and Muslims. Total duration of the tour- 4h30min.

2-3 people- 39 Euro (76 BGN)/person

4-8 people- 25 Euro (49 BGN)/person

VARNA CITY TOUR- ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM AND MADARA HORSEMAN- UNSECO MONUMENT

 full day guided tour from Ruse

Our tour starts at your hotel in the morning and goes to the third largest city in Bulgaria- the Black sea pearl- Varna. Visit the Archeological Museum, which stores the oldest golden treasure ever found in the world, dated back to the 5th Millenium BC. Exhibited are jewels and decorations, found 40 years ago in the Eneolithic Necropolis of Varna. Afterwards enjoy a walking tour in the beautiful Sea Garden and, upon your request, try the local restaurants for lunch, offering variety of sea specialties. In the afternoon continue to the Madara Horseman– a rock relief from the 7th century, listed in UNESCO’s world cultural heritage. Return to Ruse in the late afternoon. Total duration of the tour- 9h30min.

2-3 people – 80 Euro (156 BGN)

4-8 people – 45 Euro (88 BGN)