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Veliko Turnovo - Journey Back in Time

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 - 2 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 4 people
Destination(s): Bulgaria  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 10 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 10 Euro (EUR)

You will certainly spend nice and exciting time with your personal guide and fully enjoy your day! Veliko Turnovo is standing in tiers above Yantra River which meanders through the elevations of Turnovo and the three hills - Tsarevets, Trapezitsa and Sveta Gora. The buildings, perching one above the other, overhang rocks and precipices and Yantra River below, standing close to one another along narrow winding streets. The antique part of the town has been declared an architectural and historical reserve. Known under the name of Tsarevgrad Turnov (i.e. King's Town) and Turnovgrad.

In the town and its outskirts traces have been uncovered of life dating back to the late Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, the Bronze and the Iron Ages. It raises to significance during the years of Byzantine rule (9th-12th centuries). After the foundation of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom (1186), the town becomes its capital. A center of medieval Bulgarian coin minting. In the 13th-14th centuries in the town and its outskirts numerous literary schools spring up - centers of educational and literary activity.

In 1393 the town is conquered by the Turks and burned down. During the years of Ottoman rule it is a fortress of the Bulgarian national spirit and one of the centers of the struggle for liberation. In 1879 the Constituent National Assembly has its first session here and adopts the Constitution of Turnovo - the first constitution of the Bulgarian state liberated in 1878.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

My price is 10 Euro per hour + petrol costs (air-conditioned car)

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- Personal tour guide service
- English/Spanish speaking guide
- Driving service
- Travel insurance

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