A fun, unusual for the region and very addictive adventure on the hills of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi is offered by Damyan Stefanov. The young man organises off-road safaris on different routes. But rest assured that all of them take tourists to breathtaking views of the old Bulgarian capital and Arbanasi.
Tsarevets and Trapezitsa are included in the competition for favourite cultural and historical destinations “Wonders of the Decade”. The ranking started on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the largest national campaign for the preservation of cultural heritage and the promotion of historical tourism – Wonders of Bulgaria. It presents 20 sites that have become favourite destinations of tourists. After the vote, the winners in the Top 10 will be determined.
Every last Thursday of the month you can visit Tsarevets and Trapezitsa Fortresses in Veliko Tarnovo for free. If on such days visitors prefer to use the hillside tram to get to Trapezitsa they will have to pay just the price for the ride which is 10 leva (return ticket) or 5 leva for disabled people.
The inclined elevator departs from the base station at 9.00; 9.40; 10.20; 11.00; 11.40; 1.00; 1.40; 2.20; 3.00; 3.40; 4.10 and returns from the top at 9.20; 10.00; 10.40; 11.20; 12.00; 1.20; 2.00; 2.40; 3.20; 4.00; 4.30. The tram operates from Tuesday to Sunday at temperatures between 5 and 35 degrees Celsius. Preventive maintenance will be done every Mondays so the lift won’t be working then. On Mondays visitors will be able to reach Trapezitsa only on foot.
The Regional Historical Museum also offers guided tours but you need to place your request at least a day beforehand on 0885 105 282. Trapezitsa Fortress is open to from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Image: Veliko Tarnovo Municipality