How to get to Veliko Tarnovo

Situated in Central Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo is within easy reach of the main cities in the country. You can choose to travel by bus or train from Sofia, Varna, Burgas or Plovdiv. Unfortunately, the town has no airport and the nearest one in Gorna Oryahovitsa is not open for passenger traffic. It is possible to fly to Sofia or Varna and then take the bus or train to Veliko Tarnovo. More information is available at:

By bus

The easiest (and probably fastest) way to reach Veliko Tarnovo is by bus. The buses from Sofia run almost every hour at the price of 18 Bulgarian levs (approximately 9 Euro). It takes about 3 hours to travel from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo. The bus service from Varna is the same. There are buses running from Plovdiv and Burgas but they are not as frequent as those from Sofia or Varna.

By train

Veliko Tarnovo's railway station is quite small. The train to and from Plovdiv can be caught from there. If you want to go to Sofia or Varna, it is better to go to the station in Gorna Oryahovitsa and take the train from there. It can be reached by bus, minibus or taxi.

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Hotels in Veliko Tarnovo:

HOTEL  Boliari ***

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Hotel Boliari is located in the centre of the old town of Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of Bulgaria.  It is located 10 minutes walk from the center of Veliko Tarnovo and 1 minutes walk from the conference venue. It is located 10 minutes drive from Veliko Tarnovo Bus station. It is situated right next to the Archeological museum, the church st. Spass from the 16th c., and the building of the first parliament of Bulgaria, which is now turned into a museum named The Renaissance and the Constituent Assembly. It is on the main tourist road toward Gurko street, only 20 m away from the main street of the city connecting the centre with the famous fortress on Tzarevetz hill. Being at the heart of old Veliko Tarnovo 150 m from the Tzarevetz fortress, the hotel is with an easy access and offers a great ambience to its guests. The great view toward the old town, Yantra river and Konnicite, the SPA centre and the Lobby Bar make the quiet and cosy hotel Boliari a preferable destination for tourists for both business and pleasure.
The cosy interior of the rooms is underlined by every detail and predisposes to an adequate relax. Quality damasks in light tones of colours and airily curtains create the desired warmth and complete the great view toward the old town. To every customer of the hotel is offered a wide variety of services. At the disposal of all guests are a two-floor Lobby Bar, SPA centre, safety-deposit box at the reception desk, currency exchange, laundry services, taxi and other transportation services. Taking care for your complete satisfaction and a fully enjoyable stay in our hotel we offer you detailed information for Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi and the region, the cultural and night life of the city.


HOTEL Silvestur***

( is  a hotel in Veliko Tarnovo  located  15 minutes walk from the center of Veliko Tarnovoand 5 minutes walk from the conference venue.  It is located 10 minutes drive from Veliko TarnovoBus station. It is located on 18 Silvestar Penov Street, in the unique atmosphere of the old Tarnovgrad  and only 100 meters away from the Architectural and Museum Reserve Tsarevets.


HOTEL Luki*** (


Accomodation DATA

hotel roomshave been reserved for the DiPP2015 participants in Veliko Tarnovo. All hotels are located within short walking distance from the Conference venue.

To make hotel reservation please contact to G.Bogdanova (the local organizer) by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to DiPP2015 secretaries (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before 20 August 2015.
The participants could also make their reservation by      +359 62 606002 +359 888 378206                                                      
The organizers will assist the travel to Veliko Tarnovo and the hotel reservation in Sofia, if needed.