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Balchik - The Quiet Nest Palace and Kaliakra Cape

Access from: Varna


Key info

  • Tour ID: 54038
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Pick up point: Varna cruise port
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Balchik
  • Kaliakra Cape
  • Quiet Nest Palace

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 54038
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Pick up point: Varna cruise port
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Balchik
  • Kaliakra Cape
  • Quiet Nest Palace

Itinerary

- Depart from Varna Port - Travel to Balchik, which may take around 40 minutes drive - Visiting the Palace & Garden in Balchik, inside visit for approximately 2.5 hours (Please note: this visit includes many steps and inclines) - Drive to Kaliakra Cape, approximately 30 minutes drive - Visit of Kaliakra Cape, approximatley 1 hour and 20 minutes spent here - Travelling back to Varna Port, the drive may take approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes - Return to Varna Port

You will be met at the port by your Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transportation ready to commence your tour.

The first visit will be the town of Balchik, a small picturesque place, around 45km from Varna situated on the Northern Bulgarian black sea coast.  Balchik is particularly famous for the beautiful palace called 'Quiet Nest Palace'.  The Palace was built in the 20th century between 1926 and 1937, during the Romanian control of the region for Queen Marie of Romania.

The palace complex consists of residential villas, a wine cellar, a power station, a monastery, a holy spring, a chapel and many other buildings but most notibly a park known as the botanical garden.

Your guide will walk you through the most important buildings giving you the history and the insight into Queen Marie.

The tour will continue to Kaliakra Cape, which is situated not far from the Romanian border. It is a site of many dramatic events throughout the years, your guide will be giving you the information during the visit. The main attraction is the fortress and of course the amazing views over the sea, a popular stop for tourists.

At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Varna port in plenty of time for your cruise ships departure.

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 54038
    • Duration: 6 hours
    • Pick up point: Varna cruise port
    • Activity level: Moderate
    • Optional extras available

    Top highlights

    • Balchik
    • Kaliakra Cape
    • Quiet Nest Palace

    Itinerary

    - Depart from Varna Port - Travel to Balchik, which may take around 40 minutes drive - Visiting the Palace & Garden in Balchik, inside visit for approximately 2.5 hours (Please note: this visit includes many steps and inclines) - Drive to Kaliakra Cape, approximately 30 minutes drive - Visit of Kaliakra Cape, approximatley 1 hour and 20 minutes spent here - Travelling back to Varna Port, the drive may take approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes - Return to Varna Port

    You will be met at the port by your Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transportation ready to commence your tour.

    The first visit will be the town of Balchik, a small picturesque place, around 45km from Varna situated on the Northern Bulgarian black sea coast.  Balchik is particularly famous for the beautiful palace called 'Quiet Nest Palace'.  The Palace was built in the 20th century between 1926 and 1937, during the Romanian control of the region for Queen Marie of Romania.

    The palace complex consists of residential villas, a wine cellar, a power station, a monastery, a holy spring, a chapel and many other buildings but most notibly a park known as the botanical garden.

    Your guide will walk you through the most important buildings giving you the history and the insight into Queen Marie.

    The tour will continue to Kaliakra Cape, which is situated not far from the Romanian border. It is a site of many dramatic events throughout the years, your guide will be giving you the information during the visit. The main attraction is the fortress and of course the amazing views over the sea, a popular stop for tourists.

    At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Varna port in plenty of time for your cruise ships departure.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • English speaking guide
    • Palace & Garden, Kaliakra Cape entry fees
    Activity Level Scale: 3
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity

    Included:
    Air-conditioned vehicle
    English speaking guide
    Palace & Garden, Kaliakra Cape entry fees

    Joining instructions

    Clients will be met by a Cruising Excursions representative at the cruise port, the representative will be holding a sign with the Cruising Excursions logo.
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