Day Tour to Veliko Tarnovo from Plovdiv

The so-called “City of the Tsars” has areas which appear unchanged from the medieval days when this was the capital of Bulgaria. Visit Veliko Tarnovo on a day tour from Plovdiv and you’ll see all of the incredible history of this ancient city!

From the medieval Old Town to the futurist and brutalist architecture of the 20th century and taking in the Shipka Church, Shipka Monument and Shipka Pass, this tour of Veliko Tarnovo is a must for you if you’re interested in Bulgarian history…

Visit The Medieval Capital of Bulgaria, as well as Shipka Church, Shipka Monument and Shipka Pass

  • You’ll be collected from right outside your hotel in Plovdiv and taken back afterwards
  • Enjoy the insight of a local, fully licensed and fluently English-speaking guide
  • Sit back and relax in a roomy, air-conditioned minivan
  • You don’t need to pay in full until after you’ve finished your tour
  • You’re the boss, so we stop for breaks and photos whenever you like!

Your Veliko Tarnovo from Plovdiv day tour – itinerary

Pick up from any location in Plovdiv in the morning (around 9 am).
Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo (approximately 3 hours).
Visit the Shipka church, which we pass on the way.
Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the craft street in Veliko Tarnovo.
Stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant.
Transfer back to Plovdiv (approximately 3 hours).
Drop off at your hotel around 6-7 pm.

The best time to visit Veliko Tarnovo is between March and November.

The Shipka pass can be closed during the winter months because of snow. In this case, our route to Veliko Tarnovo will be via another mountain pass. This does mean, however, that the visit to Shipka monument won’t be possible.

Total duration: 8:00-9:00 hours
Total driving distance: 440 km


– 250 EUR for 1-3 people
– 270 EUR for 4-5 people
– 330 EUR for 6-8 people
*Please send us a quote if your group is bigger than 8 people.


+ Transportation with AC vehicle, fuel, road taxes, parking fees;
+ Taxes and VAT;
+ Local English speaking licensed tour guide/driver;
+ Entrance fee for Tsarevets fortress;
+ Pick up and drop off from/to the hotel.


Food, personal expenses, tips.

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     by Karen on Plovdiv Area Sightseeing

    Every step was prepared. Enjoyed every minute of trip.