Programme for a three-day travel package with a youth tourist route near Ruse - Giurgiu

The tourist package with a route „Danube Bridge“ is oriented towards youth tourism with an emphasis on local landmarks, historical places, outside activities and forms of cultural heritage.

Three days of activities, two overnight stays

The package can be used during the period March - November

Geography, municipalities, region
Ruse – Giurgiu

Target group
The package is aimed at Bulgarian, Romanian and foreign guests – youths, in group or individually, with an interest towards cultural heritage

Terms of conduction
Suitable for a group of youths, as well as for individual tourists. No special equipment or skills are required of the participants. It would be nice to have comfortable shoes. Attractions along the Danube River, visits to museums and discussions on historical topics are subject to prior arrangement. Given the seasonal nature of the events from the cultural calendar, the package is limited to March - November.


Hotel „Riga“,22 „Pridunavski“ blvd., tel. 00359 82 824 853, www.hotel-riga.com

Hotel „Kristal“, 1 „Nikolaevska“ str., tel. 00359 82 824 333, www.kristal-ruse.com

Hotel „Plaza“, 15 „Bolyrska“ str., tel. 00359 878 892 567, www.hotelplaza-bg.com

Vacation house at tourist information center, village Brashlen, 40 beds, pool, tel. 00359 884 572 445


Restaurant „Ostankino“, Ruse, 76 „Aleksandrovska“ str, tel. 00359 082 834 146.

Pizzeria „Roma“, Ruse, 16 „Tsarkovna Nezavisimost“ str, tel. 00359 82 879 999, www.pizza-roma.eu

Restaurant „Pristan“, 46 “Gen. Skobelev“ 46, tel. 00359 876 629 309

Giurgiu, Romania – Restaurant Casa cu Flori, 36 „Nicolae Bălănescu“ str., tel. 0040 769 510 501

Giurgiu, Romania – restaurant Perla Dunării 1 „Șoseaua Portului“ str., tel. 0040 724 510 391

Service – the group, or part of it, may use electric bicycles (e-bike net)

Ruse – Giurgiu – 14 km
Ruse – Seven Generations, village Mechka - 29 km
Ruse – forest park „Lipnik“ – 16 km
Ruse – „Prista“ cabin - 8 km
Ruse – Leventa, TV Tower, restaurant, winery – 5 km

Charging stations operator:
Ruse – Tourist information center, 61 „Aleksandrovska““ str., tel. 00359 82 824 704, www.visitruse.info

Places to visit

With payment

Museum „Teohari Antonescu“.
Visiting time – 60 min. Archeological and historical exhibitions, evidence of life in Giurgiu, temporary exhibitions. Working hours 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM, tel. 0040 246 216 801

Historical museum - Ruse. Working hours – 09.00 AM – 06.00 PM, without a day off, tel. 00359 82 830 996, 3 „Alexander Batenberg“ sq.
The museum presents the Ruse settlement mound from 8,000 years ago, Thracian treasures and armaments, the Danube Roman limes - the border of the empire, the beginning of medieval Bulgaria. Temporary exhibitions include a variety of artifacts - own and foreign.
Ecomuseum with aquarium. Working hours – 09.30 AM – 6.00 PM, without a day off, tel. 00359 82 821 915, 3 „Aleksandrovska“ str.
In a 19th-century building, interactions between Man and Nature are presented with interactive methods on four floors. Fossil collections are presented, life in the Ice Age is shown. The aquarium with Danube fish is the biggest in the country. Visiting time – 2 hours.
Roman fortress „Sexaginta Prista“. Working hours – 9.00 AM – 5.30 PM, without a day off, Visiting time – 50 min. Tel. 00359 82 280 004, 2A „Tsar Kaloyan“ str.
The outdoor exposition presents parts of the Roman fortress - the square-shaped tower, the northern fortress wall. A German bunker has been converted into an exposition with a sanctuary of god Mitra. Exposition with 3D printed models of artifacts presents the Danube limes - the northern border of the Roman Empire.
Museum „Baba Tonka“. Working hours – 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM, without a day off, tel. 00359 82 831 913, 38 „Baba Tonka“ str.
Visiting time – 40 min. The museum presents the maturation of the Bulgarian nation with the example of family Obretenovi, the development of the revolutionary movement, the Russo-Turkish war and the establishment of the Bulgarian state. The expositions are spread over three floors and there is an elevator.

Without payment

Giurgiu, Clock Tower from the 18th century, place of remembrance, cafe.

Youth park

The park has many attractions – rock garden, vase, rosary, dining places and cafes. Here is the city pool and the oldest monument in Ruse - Tsarev Kamak.
The Ruse architecture entices the senses and is an invaluable resource to the city. It is a surprise for the guests, because the buildings are in a unique ensemble.
Forest park „Lipnik“, recreation area, outdoor games, restaurants, fishing, 10 km east of Ruse.
Western park „Prista“, recreation area, outdoor games, fishing, 7 km west of Ruse.


Ruse Ice fest, an international festival of ice sculptures, December – February, exposition, ice rink, ice bar, concerts.
March Music Days, international festival, classic, jazz, opera, ballet, takes place during March.
Folklore festival „The Golden Gadulka“, first Sunday of June, Youth Park, Ruse.
Ruse Carniaval and Retro Parade, June 24th.
Fish Fest „Brashlen“, village of Brashlen, municipality Slivo pole – festival of fish soup and baked Danube fish, last Sunday of August.
Ruse Sand Fest, international festival of sand sculptures, exposition, June - October, concerts.
Giurgiu Days – around April 23rd, Saint George's Day, cultural and artistic events, musical concerts, theater and dance performances in Nicolae Bălănescu Athenaeum


Ruse – Tourist information center

61 „Aleksandrovska“ str., tel. 00359 82 824 704, www.visitruse.info

Bus station South - 156 „Tsar Osvoboditel“ str., tel. 00359 82 828 151
Central Railway Station – 1 „Alexander Stamboliyski“ sq., tel. 00359 885 397 727

Project “MEMOFISH - memory and future. Stories about the Danube Civilization” is cofinanced by the European Union through European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg V-A Romania-BulgariaProgramme.
Amount of EU contribution:  423 921, 71 Euro





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