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Tsarevets Fortress
Tsarevets Fortress

Tsarevets Fortress

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Perched on a mountaintop overlooking one of Bulgaria’s oldest towns, Tsarevets Fortress is—both geographically and statistically—the top attraction of Veliko Târnovo. Dating back to the 12th century, the imposing fortress is known for its medieval architecture and royal legacy.

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Tsar Asen Square, Tsarevets, Veliko Tarnovo, 5000
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OFF-ROAD SAFARI - Jeep tours in Veliko Tarnovo

OFF-ROAD SAFARI - Jeep tours in Veliko Tarnovo

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EXPLORE VELIKO TARNOVO FROM ABOVE With us, you will be able to explore Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi from one unique point of view. As well as that, with our off-road safari tour, you will be able to live one unforgettable adventure. The tour can be an exciting adventure full of adrenaline or it can be a relaxing trip in the beautiful nature. The choice is yours, unforgettable moments are guaranteed. This tour offers an off-road trip in the hills around Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi. We will pick you up from your location and we will head up into the woods. There you will enjoy the off-road trip and explore the nature in the meantime. At certain points, we will stop at places with beautiful scenery and you will be able to enjoy the views and take photos. You will see Arbanasi, Tsarevets, Veliko Tarnovo from a different point of view.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.81
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$47.81
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Horseback Riding Holiday Bulgaria - The Magic Caves, Waterfalls and Castles

Horseback Riding Holiday Bulgaria - The Magic Caves, Waterfalls and Castles

8 days riding holiday among the wild nature and the magnificent landmarks of Bulgaria! The best way to explore Bulgaria is the horseback! Our trail will give you another point of view - riding in the open nature, without any fences, you can have kilometers of gallop in the Devetaki plateau, enjoying the beautiful view of the mountain and the Danube plain. Aside of the horse riding, you will visit the greatest landmarks in the aria. All this experience will be supplemented by the fine Bulgarian wines and the delicious traditional dishes, fruits and vegetables from the local farms and our gardens. Accommodation in high quality hotels or in guest houses, in double rooms with WC and shower. Swimming pools, massages and sauna are available in all of the hotels.
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  • 8 days
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$1,594.45
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$1,594.45

Day Trip To Bulgaria From Bucharest

Day Trip To Bulgaria From Bucharest

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This astonishing one-day trip to Bulgaria will start in the morning. We will transport you through a stunning landscape into the foothills of the Balkan Mountains, where the adventure begins. This tour is truly one for the enthusiastic history buff, and anybody that appreciates beautiful buildings, stunning scenery, and the opportunity to discover a little more about Bulgaria.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.53
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$152.53
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Full-Day Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Tour from Sofia

Full-Day Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Tour from Sofia

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With a shared past dating back to the Middle Ages, Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi are widely considered among the most historically significant sites of interest in Bulgaria. With this tour, reach Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with ease from your Sofia hotel, and discover top local landmarks including the 12th-century Tsarevets fortress. Gain insight into life here in the 18th and 19th centuries, and admire 17th-century frescoes and iconostases in the nearby village of Arbanassi.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.05
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$141.05
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Bulgaria: el mejor tour en 8 días y con Guía de habla española

Bulgaria: el mejor tour en 8 días y con Guía de habla española

Este viaje de 8 días / 7 pernoctas le permitirá conocer lo mejor de Bulgaria, tanto ciudades milenarias como Sofía y Plovdiv, como sus pueblos tradicionales con su exótica arquitectura, su rica gastronomía y una mezcla de culturas eslavas, búlgaras, otomanas, mediterráneas, etc. que es única en Europa. Sin olvidar sus míticos monasterios ortodoxos enclavados entre boscosas montañas... Para su comodidad estarán acompañados de un guía de habla española en las visitas turísticas y en los traslados por carretera.
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  • 8 days
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$1,651.07
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$1,651.07
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Self-guided Tour in Tsarevets Fortress

Self-guided Tour in Tsarevets Fortress

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Plan your vacation itinerary in advance with this prepaid ticket to the Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo. Breeze past the ticket-buying lines with your pass already in hand and get started exploring. Learn about the history of the 12th-century fortress by exploring at your leisure. This entry ticket-only option is a great choice for independent travelers.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$8.09
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$8.09
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Private Day Trip to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi

Private Day Trip to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi

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Travel back in time to 12th century Bulgaria on an 11-hour private tour to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi. Round-trip transportation from your hotel allows you to relax and soak in the scenic countryside. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide as you stroll through the medieval streets of Veliko Tarnovo. Then head to the village of Arbanasi, where you can photograph the charming stone houses and break for lunch (at own expense).
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.18
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$147.18
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Private Full Day Tour to Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi from Sofia

Private Full Day Tour to Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi from Sofia

Discover a historical side of Bulgaria on a 12-hour tour to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi. Thanks to all-inclusive transportation from Sofia, there’s no need for you to interpret cyrillic signs or worry over timetables. Begin with a guided visit of the medieval hill fortress, which served as the country's capital for over two centuries. Continue with the area's main attractions including Samovodska Charshia, Assens Monument, and the village of Arbanassi.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.89
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$96.89
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The Ultimate Private Veliko Tarnovo Walking Tour

The Ultimate Private Veliko Tarnovo Walking Tour

Explore Veliko Tarnovo on foot during this half-day guided walking tour. Learn about the area's history and culture through guided commentary as you travel; you'll discover much more about the city than you would simply exploring on your own. Visit local landmarks on the city's three hills: Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora. Traveling on foot lets you get to know the city from the ground up and choose places you may like to return to later.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.83
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$47.83
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The Top 5 Cities in Bulgaria

The Top 5 Cities in Bulgaria

Explore the top 5 cities in Bulgaria. Enjoy the history, culture and food. During the days you wll visit monasteries, fortresses, castles, Roman theatre and stadium, museums and many more. The evenings you will be introduced to the night life - the most popular restaurants, bars and clubs. Every night you will be in different city, exploring Bulgaria's highlights.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$918.65
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$918.65
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Veliko Turnovo and Arbanassi Private Day Tour From Sofia

Veliko Turnovo and Arbanassi Private Day Tour From Sofia

Understanding Bulgaria’s imperial history can be tricky when exploring alone. Learn about the scale and impact of the Bulgarian Empire from a professional guide on a tour of the medieval capital, Veliko Târnovo. Round-trip transport from your Sofia hotel ensures swift and seamless transfer, leaving you more time to admire rural views and explore landmarks including the Tsarevets fortress and village of Arbanasi.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.53
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$141.53
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4 days: Monasteries in Bulgaria

4 days: Monasteries in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria there are more than 120 monasteries! The interest in them we can explain with their role in the historical and cultural evolution of the Bulgarian nation. They survived the cruelty times of the middle ages and the Ottoman period, the vandalism, the natural disasters. They were the source of light in the dark ages of the people, making literally schools for education, science and religion.  Some of them are like open-air museums, still keeping their secrets. Join us to solve some of their mysteries, to see the biggest ones like Rila, Bachkovo, Troyan. Feel the spirit of the orthodox temples and look over the monks and the nuns. See the incredible frescos and icons, made by the different painting schools. Come to understand why these things are little pieces of heaven. 
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  • 4 days 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$858.55
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$858.55
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One Day Cultural Heritage And Sightseeing Tour From Sofia To Veliko Tarnovo

One Day Cultural Heritage And Sightseeing Tour From Sofia To Veliko Tarnovo

This is a one-day slow sightseeing tour by car starting from Sofia, Bulgaria to Veliko Turnovo, one of the oldest towns in the country. You will visit the following places and will stay there enough time to fully enjoy the area: the old town; the medieval fortress Tsarevets; the temple “St. Forty Holy Martyrs” and some other temples nearby; the architectural reservation Arbanasi. The tour will start and finish at your accommodation in Sofia.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.96
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$150.96
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Explore The Best of Bulgaria In 7 Days

Explore The Best of Bulgaria In 7 Days

During this tour of Bulgaria you will have the chance to visit some of the most iconic cultural and historical sites of the country. At the same time you will experience the spirit of the destination in the best way. You will be accompanied by our experienced guide(s) and will be accommodated in highly rated hotels on the way. As we have taken care of all small details, during this all-inclusive tour you just relax and enjoy the trip.
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  • 8 days
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$1,459.54
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$1,459.54
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21 Days Small Group Balkans Tour from Sofia

21 Days Small Group Balkans Tour from Sofia

Enjoy a tour of the Balkans and discover more than 15 Unesco World heritage sites in 9 contries: Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Hungary. You will have the comfort of a small group tour , modern transportation with a air-conditioned minivan and a professional driver/tourleader that will make this experience unforgettable.
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  • 21 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$4,292.76
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$4,292.76
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Pokémon GO Private Tour of Veliko Tarnovo

Pokémon GO Private Tour of Veliko Tarnovo

For a day of exploration with a twist, skip the typical sightseeing tours and see Veliko Tarnovo from a different perspective with this unique Pokémon GO tour. Explore the city and its three hills, Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta while enjoying a thrilling Pokémon hunt led by an expert in Pokémon guiding.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.85
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$20.85
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11 Days Bulgaria Round Tour - Stunning Big Voyage

11 Days Bulgaria Round Tour - Stunning Big Voyage

Intensive roundtrip where people see many different fragments of the colorful Bulgarian mosaic: past, art, lakes, caves, waterfalls, castles, small authentic towns, beaches. Perfect match for everybody who loves different new discoveries every day and wants to see the most of Bulgaria.
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  • 11 days
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$942.21
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$942.21

Private Virtual Tour in Veliko Tarnovo with a Local Guide

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Private Virtual Tour in Veliko Tarnovo with a Local Guide

Be fascinated by the best and expert guide in Veliko Tarnovo to show you around the this superb Bulgarian city with living history. All sights, all stories in a quick and interesting manner with a live discussion between you and the guide. All that from the comfort of your sofa. Flexible starting times and the most affordable virtual tour of Veliko Tarnovo awaits you!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.20
$29.44
$3.24 savings
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$26.20
$29.44
$3.24 savings
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9 days Bulgaria Round Tour - Adventure in Nature and History

9 days Bulgaria Round Tour - Adventure in Nature and History

Intensive roundtrip with a rent-a-car, where tourists see most of the country, change the landscape almost every day, explore soul-stirring sceneries, religious and cultural relics, relax in picturesque old towns and soak up the sea sun. Organization of accommodation in small charming family-owned hotels where you can feel the authentic and unique local atmosphere. With our tailored packages, you can explore on your own not only top-rated spots but also little-known treasure troves.
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  • 9 days
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$778.68
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$778.68

Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God Self-Guided

Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God Self-Guided

Fully personalized electronic and audio guide with all info and logistics for you. Live maps and route for you to follow. An unique product which brings you stress-free travel at your own pace in the Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God near Veliko Tarnovo. Very flexible and easy for the customer.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$11.04
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$11.04
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Self-drive 7-day Bulgaria Classic Tour

Self-drive 7-day Bulgaria Classic Tour

During the 7-day self drive tour you will have the flexibility to choose your own travel place and explore must-see sites in Bulgaria - museum towns and villages, medieval fortresses, nature parks and UNESCO sites.
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  • 7 days
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$1,030.26
per group
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$1,030.26
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Dancing adventure - tour the unique folk dances of Bulgaria - 12 days on FB

Dancing adventure - tour the unique folk dances of Bulgaria - 12 days on FB

Magnificent sceneries… fine sand beaches, sea and sun… beautiful mountains and pristine natural places… pure water… delicious food, remarkable wines and spirits… authentic native hospitality… beautiful folk dances, unique in rhythm and sound… lots of fun all the time… This is the tour! Bulgaria is World famous for its folklore and unmatched variety of folk dances. It is quite common on various occasions the Bulgarians to stand up and dance having fun, trying to give the best of themselves, instead of just sitting and watching for fun the dancers to perform. Be part of this adventure!
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  • 12 days
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$3,305.28
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$3,305.28

10 Days Bulgaria Round Tour - Urban & Sea Experience

10 Days Bulgaria Round Tour - Urban & Sea Experience

Roundtrip with a rent-a-car. Longer stays (2 days) at every location and day trips to close attractions. Ramble around the cobblestoned streets of the old towns, enjoy a refreshing walk in the woods, immerse in the luring waters of the Black Sea.
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  • 10 days
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$904.47
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Tsarevets in Veliko Tarnovo and Etar Ethnographical Complex tour

Tsarevets in Veliko Tarnovo and Etar Ethnographical Complex tour

Veliko Tarnovo is hands down the most beautiful and picturesque city in Bulgaria. Often referred to as the “City of the Tsars”, Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. Tsarevets served as the Second Bulgarian Empire’s primary fortress and strongest bulwark from 1185 to 1393. The Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex is an open-air museum. It presents the Bulgarian customs, culture and craftsmanship. It spans over an area of 7 ha and contains a total of 50 objects, including water installations and houses with craftsmen’s workshops attached. As a whole, the complex’s goal is to illustrate the architecture, way of life and economy of Gabrovo and the region during the Bulgarian National Revival. It is the place every visitor must experience if he wants to go back home saying that he really saw Bulgaria.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.23
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$92.23
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Tsarevets Fortress can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 25 Tsarevets Fortress tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Tsarevets Fortress costs USD 8.09. Guided Tsarevets Fortress tours start around USD 8.09 per person. See all 25 Tsarevets Fortress tickets and tours on Viator.