Veliko Tarnovo

Sail down the beautiful rivers

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Silvia is our expert in travel to Veliko Tarnovo, and knows the country intimately after living there. Her knowledge of the country is invaluable when planning a trip to Bulgaria. Silvia can maximize your time and plan the best methods of travel within the country. 

The River Yantra cuts through the town of Veliko Tarnovo, picturesquely situated against a backdrop of wooded hills. The erstwhile seat of the Second Bulgarian Empire, Veliko Tarnovo rose to fame when two Boliar brothers freed Bulgaria from the Byzantines. Bulgaria finally fell to the Ottomans, and when it was finally freed in 1877 it was Tarnovo that became the capital, before it ceded its position to Sofia two years later in 1879.

Tsarevets fortress has been beautifully restored to reflect its medieval era origins. Several churches dot the landscape and the city is home to one of Bulgaria’s finest universities. For the young at heart, Veliko Tarnovo is known for its vibrant nightlife. Varosha, the old town quarter, has a quaint charm of its own. Peel back the layers of history in this ancient Bulgarian capital with Exeter International.

For custom luxury travel and tours to Veliko Tarnovo and Bulgaria, please contact one of our travel experts. For more on when to go and how to travel, please see our Bulgaria page.

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