Extended joint integrated tourist route

Brief information about the route


Length of the tourist route: 743 km

Recommended duration: minimum 6-7 days

Travel sequence option:

  • Starting point: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Intermediate points along the route: Gorna Oryahovitsa, Pleven, Knezha, Belogradchik, Vidin - Bulgaria; Calafat and Craiova - Romania; Turnu Magurele, Romania - Nikopol, Bulgaria (transport intermediate point - ferry) *
  • End point: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria


Each point (city) of the route can be selected as a starting point according to the needs of the user.

Seasonal availability: Year-round

The most convenient option for transport: by car

Accommodation: recommended overnight stay in the regional cities in Bulgaria and the city of Craiova in Romania, as they offer many accommodation options - hotels, guest houses and more.

In order to avoid advertising of private sites, specific accommodation will not be recommended.

Note: In the present proposal for the route "Art and Culture" a point has been chosen for crossing from Romania to Bulgaria the town of Turnu Magurele, Romania - the town of Nikopol, Bulgaria for returning to the starting point the city of Veliko Tarnovo. In connection with the constantly changing transport possibilities in 2020, related to the closure of border checkpoints as a measure to limit the spread of COVID-19, we provide information on other possibilities:

- New Europe Bridge (known as Danube Bridge 2) near Calafat, Romania and Vidin, Bulgaria,

- Ferry between Beckett, Romania and Oryahovo, Bulgaria,

- Danube Bridge near Giurgiu, Romania and Ruse, Bulgaria.

With regard to the spread of COVID-19, please note that the working hours of the sites may change.

Extended joint integrated tourist route "Art and Culture"


We invite you on an exciting journey in search of art and culture on both sides of the Danube River. We will take you to extremely beautiful buildings, palaces from the past with interesting stories, hiding rich collections of works by local and foreign artists, we will immerse ourselves in the world of theatrical art. Get ready for a tour of the regions of Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven and Vidin in Bulgaria and Dolj County in Romania.


More information about the sites:

1. Regional Art Gallery "Boris Denev"
2. Multimedia Visitor Centre "Tsarevgrad Tarnov"
3. Samovodska Charshia
4. Hadji Nikoli Inn
5. Music and Drama Theatre "Konstantin Kisimov"
6. Art Gallery "Nedyalko Karaneshev"
7. Art Gallery Donation "Kolektsiya Svetlin Rusev"
8. Regional Historical Museum – Pleven
9. Art Gallery "Ilya Beshkov"
10. Panorama Pleven Epopee 1877
11. Drama and Puppet Theatre "Ivan Radoev"
12. Municipal Historical Museum - Knezha
13. Belogradchik Historical Museum
14. Art Gallery "Nikola Petrov"
15. Drama Theatre "Vida"
16. Sinfonietta Vidin
17. State Puppet Theatre – Vidin
18. The Marincu Palace
19. The Jean Mihail Palace
20. Baniei House (Casa Baniei)
21. Philharmonic "Oltenia"
22. National Theatre "Marin Sorescu"
23. Theatre for Children and Youth "Kolibri"