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Walking Tour Of Veliko Tarnovo

Country: Bulgaria
City: Veliko Tarnovo
Duration: 4 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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Take a walking tour around Veliko Tarnovo and let yourself be enchanted by the medieval atmosphere of the town. Explore one of the oldest settlements in Bulgaria and walk along its fortified walls and cobbled lanes. During your walk around the city, you will get information about the history of Veliko Turnovo. Learn how it once became the most important political, economic, and cultural center of the Second Bulgarian Empire.

Veliko Tarnovo was built on three hills: Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora. Explore the highlight of the city, Tsaravets Fortress. Climb up to the top of the hill to discover the medieval fortress that housed the palaces of the emperor and the patriarch. Learn more about the history of the 12th-century fortress. Also, pay a visit to the Patriarchal Cathedral of Holy Ascension of God and marvel at its modernist murals.

Below the church, you can see the famous Baldwin's Tower. Learn more about the legends that surround this building. Next, you will continue your way to Trapezitsa hill. Visit the Fortress of Trapezitsa and enjoy magnificent views. On your way back to your car, you may want to take a look at the Assen Dynasty Monument. Gaze at the homage to the medieval rulers of Bulgaria.

The Package Includes the Following Services:

Private live guide throughout - English, German, French, Italian, Russian.

Entrance fees;

All local taxes.

The Package Does Not Include:

Personal expenses, tips for driver and guide.

Lunch

Package price is valid for a group of minimum 2 pax

Explore More About Veliko Tarnovo:

Veliko Tarnovo is a town situated in North Bulgaria, an administrative center of Veliko Tarnovo county. The town is situated in the valley of the river Yantra, at a distance of 241 km from the capital – Sofia, 228 km from the city of Varna, and 107 km from the town of Ruse.

The most significant monument of culture in Veliko Tarnovo is the medieval fortress Tsarevets, situated on the homonymous peak, surrounded on three sides by the river Yantra. Excavations show that, although Tsarevets is surrounded by a fortified wall, it was not a closed fortress, but a real medieval town, in the center of which the following objects were rising: the palace, the church “St. Petka”, multiple residential and economic buildings, water reservoirs and battle towers.

The Patriarch’s residence was on the highest part of Tsarevets, and the Patriarch’s church “The Ascension of Christ” was also in close proximity.

There is also another historical hill near Tsarevets – Trapezitsa. Its historical richness is great and has not been completely discovered yet. The archaeological excavations on the hill continue and new interesting finds constantly appear on the surface.

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