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Rousse on Danube River Region Day Trip from Sofia

Varna, Bulgaria

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Explore the UNESCO-listed landmarks, natural landscapes and historic gems along the Danube River on this full-day tour from Sofia. Visit the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo, the Monastery of Saint Dimitar Basarbowski and enjoy a walking tour of Rousse, including visits to the Rousse Regional Historical Museum, the National Transport Museum and the Danube riverfront.
  • Full-day tour of Rousse, the Ivanovo churches and Basarbowski Monastery from Varna
  • Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo and the Basarbowski rock monastery
  • Visit the Regional Historical Museum and National Transport Museum in Rousse
  • Stroll along the Danube waterfront, on the border of Romania
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, entrance fees and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to seven people ensures a personalized experience
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Departure Time

8:00 AM
Begin your full-day adventure with an 8am pick-up from your central Sofia hotel and soak up the scenery as you head inland through the mountains. After around a 2-hour drive, arrive at your first destination – the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo, a series of monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries, carved into the cliff-side of the Roussenski Lom River valley. Spend time exploring the UNESCO-protected landmark with your guide; marvel at the remarkably preserved 13th- and 14th-century frescos and murals; and admire views over the surrounding Rusenski Lom Nature Park.

Make a short detour to see the Monastery of Saint Dimitar Basarbowski en-route to Rousse and take a tour of the Bulgarian-orthodox monastery, the only active cave monastery in Bulgaria. Then, arrive in Rousse in time for lunch (own expense) and head to a local restaurant to sample some delicious Bulgarian cuisine.

After lunch, follow your guide on a walking tour of the historic city and learn how it earned the nickname ‘Little Vienna’, as you admire the striking Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture. Discover more about the city’s Ottoman, Roman and Thracian history with a visit to the Rousse Regional Historical Museum, where highlights include the Borovo Treasure; then admire the old steam locomotives on display at the National Transport Museum. Finally, stroll along the Danube riverside, stopping to take in the views across to Romania or pose for photos on the Ruse-Giugiu Friendship Bridge.

After a full day exploring the Danube, journey back to Sofia, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Stop At:  
Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
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Stop At:  
St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery
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Stop At:  
Rousse Museum of History
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Stop At:  
Thousand Voyages Ltd
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Thousand Voyages Ltd (Hilyada Pateshestvia)

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Rousse on Danube River Region Day Trip from Sofia?
This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

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