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There are so many beautiful places around Veliko Tarnovo that you will need at least a a week to visit all of them. We will be happy to take you on a daytrip and show you at least some of them.


Check out this article in The Seattle Times about a daytrip we made with a few guests of ours this year


Tsarevets Fortress
Home of the Bulgarian royalty during the late Middle Ages, Tsarevets is one the most interesting sights in the country. It is just a 20-minute walk from Nomads Hostel to the main gate of the magnificent fortress that stands on one of the several hills of Veliko Tarnovo


Emen Gorge
One of the first eco-trails in Bulgaria leads to the spectacular gorge of Emen. The path winds along the foot of beautiful rocks and crosses two wooden bridges high above the river. After a steep descent you arrive at a picturesque little lake under a high waterfall. The gorge of Emen is located 20 km north of Veliko Tarnovo and is a perfect site for a half-day trip


Preobrajenie monastery
Founded in the 14th century this monastery impresses with its masterful decoration carried out by the famous painter from the Revival period Zahari Zograf. The church is also unique for is structure designed by one of the most renowned Bulgarian architects Kolyo Ficheto. There is an ecotrail leading to the monastery from Veliko Tarnovo and it takes about 2 hours to get there.


Set on a high plateau that is visible from Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi is a village with rich history and a large number of historical monuments. There you can visit medieval churches and see many examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture or enjoy the great view that is revealed from the top of the plateau.


Troyan Monastery
The biggest monastery in the Balkan mountains lies next to the old town of Troyan. It is surrounded by beautiful forests and the Cherni Osam river, which gives a particular charm to the place. Troyan monastery is about 2 hours away southwest of Veliko Tarnovo and a perfect site for a daytrip from Nomads Hostel


If you are interested in having a daytrip to one or more of these sights, or if you just want to know more about them, please feel free to contact us here
The view from Nomads Hostel Tsarevets Emen Gorge Preobrajenie Monastery Arbanassi Troyan Monastery Buzludja Etara Kosmatka Shipka - Russian Church
  • Tsarevets Fortress
  • Emen gorge
  • Preobrajenie Monastery
  • Arbanassi
  • Troyan Monastery
  • Buzludja
  • Etara
  • Big Kosmatka
  • Shipka - Russian Church
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