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Summer Festivals in Veliko Tarnovo

Summer Festivals in Veliko Tarnovo

If you’re thinking of visiting Veliko Tarnovo, the old capital of Bulgaria, this summer check out some of these  festivals taking place in and around the city. From live art to music performances and traditional folklore, there’s something to suit Read more…


Try a Trabie with Classic Car Holidays

Classic Car Holidays

Driving through narrow lanes and peering out of the little windscreen, I feel like I can just keep trundling back in time for miles yet. I imagine myself setting off on an adventure with my battered, old suitcase on the Read more…


Visit Tsarevets and Trapezitsa Fortresses in Veliko Tarnovo

Visit Tsarevets and Trapezitsa Fortresses in Veliko Tarnovo

Visit Tsarevets Fortress It’s safe to say that the biggest attraction In Veliko Tarnovo is the Tsarevets Fortress that dominates the landscape of the city. Tourists, from Bulgaria and beyond, flock to visit the ‘castle on the hill’ and wander Read more…


Prebrazhenski Eco-Trail & Kartal Waterfalls

Beyond the small, cobbled hills of Varusha in the old town of Veliko Tarnovo are well worn paths that will take you on various routes out of the city and into the countryside. Hike through gorges, waterfalls and craggy rock Read more…


Museums in Veliko Tarnovo

Museums in Veliko Tarnovo

Considering Veliko Tarnovo has a rich cultural history, it’s not surprising that its museums reflect the historical stories and treasures found in the region; even the buildings themselves have their own contribution to the old capital’s narrative. Here is the Read more…


Preobrazhenski Monastery

Preobrazhenski Monastery & Eco-Trail

Preobrazhenski Monastery, or Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God to give it the full name, is situated 7km out of Veliko Tarnovo off the road to Russe. It’s the biggest in the Veliko Tarnovo area, fourth largest in Bulgaria Read more…


FREE Things to Do in Veliko Tarnovo

Free things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Bulgaria is easy to travel on the cheap but, even better than budget travel is when things are FREE! If you’re thinking of visiting the old capital and are looking for different alternatives to the usual tourist trails, try out Read more…


Emen Gorge

If you’re visiting Veliko Tarnovo, take some time out of the city’s attractions and visit the stunning Emen gorge, cave and waterfall. The Emen Canyon is a picturesque haven of beauty where you can walk some 50+ metres above the Read more…


Free Veliko Turnovo Walking Tour

Free Veliko Turnovo Walking Tours

Whether you’re familiar with the sights of Veliko Tarnovo and know how to navigate yourself around, or if you’re a first time traveller to the city, taking the Free Walking Tour will offer you a unique insight into Bulgarian history Read more…


Trinity Rocks Massiv

Peering upwards to take a photo, a wave of giddiness comes over me and I have to hold on to a nearby rock to steady myself. Despite being surrounded by trees, there is a feeling of precariousness as we walk Read more…