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Varna and Balchik - The Quiet Nest Palace

Access from: Varna


Key info

  • Tour ID: 54039
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Pick up point: Varna cruise port
  • Activity level: Moderate

Top highlights

  • Varna City
  • Quiet Nest Palace
  • Balchik
  • Central Boulevard Vladislav Varnenchik

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 54039
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Pick up point: Varna cruise port
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Varna City
  • Quiet Nest Palace
  • Balchik
  • Central Boulevard Vladislav Varnenchik

Itinerary

- Depart from Varna Port - Drive to Balchik, approximately 50 minutes drive - Visiting the Palace & Garden in Balchik, visit for 2.5 hours (Please note: this part of the itinerary includes many steps and inclines) - Travelling to the center of Varna, driving time will take approximately 50 minutes - Visiting the Cathedral, guided tour in the Cathedral for 20 minutes - Walking tour in the city center, for approximately 1 hour - Travelling back to Varna Port, driving time 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.

Following on from the Quiet Nest Palace we will then board our transportation to take us back to Varna, the 3rd largest city in Bulgaria.  Here your guide will take you on a wonderful exploration of the city, pointing out the sites of interest such as the Cathedral, the opera, the central boulevard Vladislav Varnenchik and the sea garden.

After the walking tour you will be given some free time to explore the city, or to souvenir shop before returning back to the port in plenty of time for your cruise ships departure.

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 54039
    • Duration: 5 hours
    • Pick up point: Varna cruise port
    • Activity level: Moderate
    • Optional extras available

    Top highlights

    • Varna City
    • Quiet Nest Palace
    • Balchik
    • Central Boulevard Vladislav Varnenchik

    Itinerary

    - Depart from Varna Port - Drive to Balchik, approximately 50 minutes drive - Visiting the Palace & Garden in Balchik, visit for 2.5 hours (Please note: this part of the itinerary includes many steps and inclines) - Travelling to the center of Varna, driving time will take approximately 50 minutes - Visiting the Cathedral, guided tour in the Cathedral for 20 minutes - Walking tour in the city center, for approximately 1 hour - Travelling back to Varna Port, driving time 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.

    Following on from the Quiet Nest Palace we will then board our transportation to take us back to Varna, the 3rd largest city in Bulgaria.  Here your guide will take you on a wonderful exploration of the city, pointing out the sites of interest such as the Cathedral, the opera, the central boulevard Vladislav Varnenchik and the sea garden.

    After the walking tour you will be given some free time to explore the city, or to souvenir shop before returning back to the port in plenty of time for your cruise ships departure.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Private air-conditioned vehicle
    • English speaking guide
    • Palace & Garden, Cathedral 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
    Included:
    Private air-conditioned vehicle
    English speaking guide
    Palace & Garden, Cathedral 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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