Where Should I Travel in Crowded Europe?

August 16, 2023

Where Should I Travel in Crowded Europe?

Traveling in Europe has become an increasingly daunting experience. Overwhelming crowds and overpacked museums overshadow the charm of renowned cities. Yet, amid this bustling new age of European travel, a new destination is quietly capturing the attention of travelers: Bulgaria.

Unveiling itself as a European Union treasure, Bulgaria often escapes the spotlight, concealing its untapped history and rich culture, waiting to be uncovered. What exactly distinguishes Bulgaria as an ideal destination? Read on to see why this EU country deserves a place on your travel itinerary.

Planning Bulgaria: Now is the Time

Beat the crowds. In an era when visiting famous museums in London, Paris, and Rome is overrun with enormous crowds, planning a trip to Bulgaria never looked so appealing. Now more than ever is the best time to plan a trip to one of the oldest places in Europe that is teaming with history.

Nestled at the heart of Bulgaria lies Veliko Tarnovo, a true embodiment of old-world allure that remains one of Europe's best-kept secrets. For those yearning for authentic antiquity away from the usual crowds, VT and Bey House Royal Hotel extend an invitation.

The medieval town of Veliko Tarnovo, centered between Bulgaria's capital and the seaside, is growing in popularity as tourists seek alternatives to European travel.

Discovering the Medieval Town of Veliko Tarnovo

The perfect trip to Bulgaria starts in Sofia and brings you to the ancient seaside town of Varna. The ideal stopping point between both cities is Bey House in VT. Below are some of the best sights to see while staying in this enchanting city.

Perched on a hill overlooking the Yantra River, TSAREVETS FORTRESS (pictured before) was once the heart of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Explore the ancient ruins, walk along the fortified walls, and witness the breathtaking light show that brings the history of the fortress to life in the evening.
Step back in time as you wander through the cobbled streets of SAMOVODSKA MARKET. This lively marketplace showcases the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans.
As night falls, experience the captivating SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW at TSAREVETS. The multimedia presentation narrates the history of the region with spectacular visual effects that surround the entire fortress.
Remarkable medieval churches are a testament to the town's spiritual heritage. Explore intricate frescoes and architectural details of the  HOLY FORTY MARTYRS CHURCH & THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY.
Bulgaria's royal history is enshrined at the MONUMENT TO THE ASSEN DYNASTY. This impressive structure celebrates the medieval rulers who played a crucial role in the country's development. The monument's design and symbolism alongside VT's Art Gallery make for a fascinating visit.
Explore the medieval streets of VT. The map of the Old Town has remained unchanged since medieval times, and there are always new places to explore as your wander throughout.

The People's Museum: Bey House Royal Hotel

Our exploration of Veliko Tarnovo's attractions is a small sample of what this town offers, yet one particular jewel stands out: Bey House. Originally constructed in 1864, Bey House emerges as a truly exceptional destination.

Reopened by the Bulgarian Royal Family in 2022 as a boutique hotel, restaurant, and hammam, the property encompasses a curated collection of memorabilia. The decor illuminates the illustrious history of Veliko Tarnovo and the Royal Family. Each regal bedroom chamber and corridor within Bey House pays homage to the past while also extending a sanctuary to all who step foot within its walls.

BEY HOUSE ROYAL HOTEL has become its own unique destination in Veliko Tarnovo.

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As we close the summer, there has never been a better time to think about your next European adventure. If Bulgaria has never been on your list, why not now?

We hope to see you soon.

With Love,
The Bey House Team