Welcome to Veliko Târnovo & Central Mountains

In the Central Mountains, monasteries at Troyan and Dryanovo triumphed over repeated attempts to destroy them – even sheltering revolutionary fighters between their delicately frescoed walls. Just south in Koprivshtitsa, a town famed for its charming 19th-century mansions, the 1876 April Uprising brewed. Ensuing battles for Bulgaria's independence from Ottoman control unfolded just east, in thickly forested Shipka Pass.

The fortress at Veliko Târnovo, north of the mountain range and once the capital of the Bulgarian tsars, remains the region’s crowning attraction. Just as captivating is Kazanlâk’s Valley of the Roses, aflame with blooms each May and June, and the Thracian tombs in its surrounds. Little-explored intrigues lie east: Shumen’s colossal monuments, Madara’s archaeological reserve and the boulder-strewn hiking terrain around Sliven.

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$25.35 Outdoor Activities

Belogradchik 4x4 Safari Tour - 3 Hour Route

Belogradchik Rocks: Now standing all around the town are 'The Schoolgirl', 'The Lion', 'The Bear', 'The Dervish', 'The Horseman', 'The Madonna with the child', 'The Guardian of the valley', 'Adam and Eve' and many, many more. But the ordinary visitor doesn't see even 5% of the beauty of this natural phenomenon, just because people go to the most popular place - the fortress above town, where there is a panoramic view to the whole rock area and that's it. But you know what they say - the devil is in the details... And the details can be seen only on a private guided tour with the 4x4 Safari that we offer.Take part in this 4x4 tour, a 3 hour adventure including the Western part of the Rocks, some very mild rock climbing to a site of ancient Roman fortress, very beautiful panoramas.

$102.34 Day Trips & Excursions

One-day Birding Along the Southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

The tour starts at 7 a.m. from Burgas or any of the nearby resorts.On this tour we will explore the lakes around the city of Bourgas: it is a complex of extensive wetlands that form one of Europe’s richest bird areas. The greatest lure of the Bourgas wetlands are the huge flocks of resident White and Dalmatian Pelicans. At the shallow saline lagoons of Atanasovsko and Pomorie lakes traditional saltpans are still functioning. They are of major importance for a big number of birds, including the Black-winged Stilt, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpipers, Marsh Sandpiper, Kentish Plover, Slender-billed Gull, Mediterranean Gulls, Little Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Sandwich Terns and Little Tern.During migration the numbers of soaring birds following the Black Sea coastal flyway in autumn can rival  those at the Bosphorus or the Gibraltar – endless flocks of thousands of White Storks, Lesser Spotted Eagles, Common Buzzards (both ssp. buteo and ssp. vulpinus) and European Honey Buzzards and incredible numbers of Black Storks, White Pelicans, Ospreys, Booted Eagles, Short-toed  Eagles, Black Kites, Red-footed Falcons, Western Marsh Harriers, Montagu’s Harriers, Pallid Harriers, Levant Sparrowhawks, etc. pass overhead.For lunch we will stop at a traditional restaurant serving delicious Bulgarian dishes and good local wines. Best time to take this tour: April - October

$57.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day tour to The Eyes of God cave and Glozhene monastery

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Prohodna Cave, Karlukovo, Lovech ProvinceA Natural phenomenon, known as "The Eyes of God", because of the amazing shape of the holes. Prohodna cave is an open cave and there is no risk of claustrophobia. Easy access for people in good physical condition.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Glozhene Monastery (Sveti Georgi Pobedonosets), Ribaritsa, Lovech ProvinceGlozhene Monastery is one of our most interesting monasteries in Balkan Mountains. Situated on a high stone terrace in the mountains, surrounded by steep rocks, offering stunning views over the green hills of the Balkan Mountains. The Glozhene Monastery is different, mysterious and mystical, has an interesting history.Duration: 40 minutes

$57.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day tour from Sofia to Shumen Monument and Madara Horesman (UNESCO site)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Founders of the Bulgarian State MonumentThe Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria, also known as the Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument, is a lhuge monument built on a plateau above the city of Shumen.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Madara HorsemanMadara Horesman is a rock relief carved 23 meters high on a vertical rock. It is dated from 8th cantury AD and is declared as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.Duration: 1 hour

$43.70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Jews' saviour museum and home-town - Day tour from Sofia to Kyustendil

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dimitar Peshev Museum, Kyustendil, Kyustendil ProvinceDimitar Peshev is known as the Jews' saviour, because of his heroic acts in the times of WW2. More than 45 000 Bulgarian Jews were saved with the support of the whole Bulgarian nation, leaded by people as Dimitar Peshev.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Roman Therms, Kyustendil, Kyustendil ProvinceThe second largest Thermae Baths on the territory of BulgariaStop At: Osogovo Fun Park, Kyustendil, Kyustendil ProvinceNo matther of the season, Osogovo Mountain is amazing and one of the most beautiful in Bulgaria. The best news is that is not crowded.Duration: 1 hour

$138.30 Transfers & Ground Transport

Transfer from Burgas to Plovdiv

Passengers will be picked up and driven to a convenient for them location. All we require from our customers is a full name and the arrival time or departure of their flight if picked up from an airport. Our team has a great experience with routes planning that will save you time from unexpected traffic on the way to your destination!  You will travel fast enough, but safety is always a priority! You get the best service balanced between quality and price which you can find in Bulgaria! Our priority is customer satisfaction and loyalty! Our nice and kind drivers will make sure you have the best experience possible during your journey.

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