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Bulgaria mountains and monasteries Tour

Bulgaria mountains and monasteries Tour

Discover the history, culture and landscapes of Bulgaria
From £1,149 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 16 May, 19 Sep
2021: 15 May, 18 Sep
Bulgaria walking vacations

Bulgaria walking vacations

Exciting walking in the undiscovered Balkans
From £598 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Bulgaria vacation by train

Bulgaria vacation by train

Self-guided trip by slow-ride train through best of Bulgaria
From €485 to €585 12 days ex flights
Small group travel
Bulgaria self-guided hiking and spa vacation

Bulgaria self-guided hiking and spa vacation

Luxury and relaxed self guided walking holiday in Bulgaria.
From £550 to £580 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Brown bear watching vacation in Bulgaria

Brown bear watching vacation in Bulgaria

Superb wildlife of Canada with colourful and musical history
From US $1,779 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 6 Jun, 12 Sep
Rodopi mountains hiking vacation in Bulgaria

Rodopi mountains hiking vacation in Bulgaria

Visit this hauntingly beautiful and mysterious region
From US $1,399 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 16 May, 30 May, 13 Jun, 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 8 Aug, 5 Sep
Bulgaria walking vacation

Bulgaria walking vacation

Trek across glacial moraines and high passes
From US $1,499 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 15 Aug, 12 Sep
Balkans vacation, two week explorer

Balkans vacation, two week explorer

Start and end your Balkan adventure in Dubrovnik
From US $2,419US $1,766 to US $2,499US $2,459 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 19 Apr, 3 May, 17 May, 31 May, 14 Jun, 28 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 6 Sep, 20 Sep, 4 Oct
Up to US $670 off selected dates.
Late availability on upcoming trips
Eastern Europe cultural tour

Eastern Europe cultural tour

Descend to the dark ages on this tour of Dracula's country.
From US $2,259US $1,559 to US $2,389US $2,349 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 27 Oct
2020: 12 Apr, 26 Apr, 10 May, 24 May, 7 Jun, 21 Jun, 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 16 Aug, 30 Aug, 13 Sep, 27 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct
Up to US $700 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 27 Oct
Bulgaria self guided hiking vacation

Bulgaria self guided hiking vacation

Explore the hidden delights of Bulgaria's Rodopi Mountains
From US $804 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Bulgaria horse riding vacation, Orpheus Trail

Bulgaria horse riding vacation, Orpheus Trail

Holiday on horseback: the Orpheus trail, Bulgaria
From £1,298 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Walking short break in Bulgaria

Walking short break in Bulgaria

Experience the very best of Bulgaria's highest mountains
From €460 4 days ex flights
Small group travel
Bulgaria walking vacation, Rila Mountains

Bulgaria walking vacation, Rila Mountains

The ultimate self-guided experience in the Rila mountain.
From €465 to €690 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Walking in Bulgaria holiday

Walking in Bulgaria holiday

Discover the landscapes of Bulgaria on a cultural adventure
From £1,295 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 9 Jul, 17 Sep
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If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
Ancient Macedonia tour

Ancient Macedonia tour

Explore eastern Bulgaria, northern Greece and Macedonia.
From US $1,890 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 3 May, 10 May, 7 Jun, 21 Jun, 26 Jul, 9 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep
Rhodope Mountains hiking vacation in Bulgaria

Rhodope Mountains hiking vacation in Bulgaria

Self guided walking tour in the Rhodope Mountains
From £510 to £550 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Bulgaria trekking vacation, guided

Bulgaria trekking vacation, guided

Experience the best of the highest mountains in Bulgaria!
From €595 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep
Bulgaria self-guided hiking vacation

Bulgaria self-guided hiking vacation

Explore Bulgaria's highest mountains at your own pace
From €560 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Bulgaria snowshoeing vacation

Bulgaria snowshoeing vacation

Discover the beauty of Vitosha, Rila & Pirin
From €690 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 1 Feb, 22 Feb, 7 Mar
Bulgaria mountains hiking and culture vacation

Bulgaria mountains hiking and culture vacation

Combine moderate and short hikes with sightseeing Bulgaria
From €690 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 13 Jun, 5 Sep, 19 Sep
Self-guided hiking Bulgaria, Rhodopes

Self-guided hiking Bulgaria, Rhodopes

Explore hidden Bulgaria & the Rhodopes
From €525 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Bulgaria, Macedonia and Kosovo tour in the Balkans

Bulgaria, Macedonia and Kosovo tour in the Balkans

Macedonia tour, with side trips to Bulgaria and Kosovo
From US $2,149 to US $2,179 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 21 May, 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 13 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep
Western Balkans tour

Western Balkans tour

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From US $2,520 to US $2,885 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 17 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 2 Sep, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep
2021: 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 16 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 1 Sep, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep
Bulgaria horse riding vacation

Bulgaria horse riding vacation

Horse riding holiday in Bulgaria; 1 week
From £930 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 20 Oct
Family adventure vacation in Bulgaria

Family adventure vacation in Bulgaria

Soft adventure holiday in the wild Rhodope Mountains
From €695 to €795 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor madefrom April to October to suit your requirements
Yoga and hiking vacation in Bulgaria

Yoga and hiking vacation in Bulgaria

Relaxing hiking vacation in the beautiful Balkan Mountains
From £510 to £964 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Snowshoeing vacation in Bulgaria, Rila mountain

Snowshoeing vacation in Bulgaria, Rila mountain

Center-based snowshoeing holiday in Rila National Park
From €690 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 18 Jan, 15 Feb, 14 Mar
Multi activity vacation in Bulgaria

Multi activity vacation in Bulgaria

Multi-activity adventure holiday in Bulgaria
From €770 to €890 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Bulgaria traditional crafts vacation

Bulgaria traditional crafts vacation

Visit Bulgaria, land of culture, crafts and traditions
From €870 to €1,360 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Bucharest to Sofia tour

Bucharest to Sofia tour

Travel in romantic Eastern Europe
From US $1,330 to US $1,495 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 11 Sep, 14 Sep, 18 Sep, 21 Sep, 25 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct
2021: 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 10 Sep, 13 Sep, 17 Sep, 20 Sep ...
    Bulgaria mountains and monasteries Tour
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    £1,149
    excluding flights
    The most memorable part of the vacation was the wonderful food and hospitality given to us by 'the three Babas' (Grandmothers) in a remote village house. (more)Fenella Williams
    The most exciting part of the trip was seeing Plodiv. (more)Marilyn Gould
    Overall, this was an exciting and enjoyable trip with numerous highlights. The most outstanding things for me were the: frescoed monasteries and churches, the mountain scenary including the gorges and caves, the historical and attractive city of Plovdiv and the interesting heritage villages with their traditional architecture. (more)Stuart Bates
    Bulgaria vacation by train
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    €485
    excluding flights
    Attending an opera in Plovdiv’s Roman amphitheatre was also very memorable. (more)Janet Galloway
    Everything was very good. The genuine welcome from every host hotel or guesthouse was excellent. Staying in guesthouses and eating their normal local food. Highlights were Veliko Tarnovo (especially Hotel Gurko), Plovdiv, and the hosts at Boyana Guest House (Vratsa) & Guest House Deshka (Gorno Draglishte) were great fun. (more)Tim Morgan
    Both Plovdiv and Rile were interesting and enjoyable and despite communication problems the two homestays were interesting if challenging and the hosts we very friendly and kind. (more)Rodney Mount
    Bulgaria walking vacations
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    £598
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? Variations of the walks from the rivers forest snow and rock boulders. Tips? Not to book in June as thunderstorms and lighting was against you every day and wet clothes and boots. Local benefits? Just been there on vacations bought in money Overall rating? Quite challenging for all 6 of us. All so altitude took a while to get used to. (more)Paul Molony
    Balkans vacation, two week explorer
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    US $1,766
    excluding flights
    Responsible Travel: Five Stars The operator: One star for honest business practices, but four stars for the actual trip. (more)Reid Kincaid
    Seeing all these places I had been reading about! I can't pick one memory. Amazing! (more)Sara Detmer
    Bulgaria self guided hiking vacation
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    US $804
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? Seeing all the beautiful wildflowers. May was a wonderful time of year to be there. Also the very warm welcome we received from local people in the smaller villages. Tips? You need to be aware that the trekking company in Bulgaria promotes the opportunity for solo travelers to save costs by traveling with a couple who've already booked. As you are mainly staying in very small places if someone else books the same dates you are likely to end up spending every evening... (more)Ruth Bradshaw
    Eastern Europe cultural tour
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    US $1,559
    excluding flights
    Seeing a mother bear come to feed and bringing her cub out with her was the perfect end to the Romanian part of the trip. (more)Joyce Ell
    Excellent trip with small group size as promised by the company. Unspoilt, beautiful countryside and towns with people who have not caught up with the greed of tourism. (more)Anne Higgins
    Brown bear watching vacation in Bulgaria
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    US $1,779
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? Spending time in the bear hides and being able to watch mother and cubs for over an hour. Tips? Be realistic about what wildlife you are going to see; i.e. walking in largish group (12 + guide) and wariness of local wildlife. Definitely take binoculars for watching bears / other wildlife from hide. Local benefits? Use of small village hotel, local driver and nature reserve guides benefitted local people. Because more and more people are visiting the area with... (more)Simon Knock
    Rhodope Mountains hiking vacation in Bulgaria
    From
    £510
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? The totally stunning views, the wild flower meadows and the lovely people. We stayed in some beautiful hotels, only one was a little too corporate for us (Mountain Lake Hotel - we were the only visitors and it was very lonely after all the bustle of the smaller family hotels), - our most favourite ones were the family owned and run hotels that were simply charming and the people could not do enough for us and made us feel really welcome despite the language barrier. Particularly... (more)Ruth Kinsella
    Bulgaria trekking vacation, guided
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    €595
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? I hate this question! The whole week was wonderful, and when the group was asked which walk they had enjoyed the most, everyone had the same trouble picking one! This was a walking trip geared towards fit experienced mountain walkers (warning for anyone thinking it is easy hiking in these Bulgarian mountains, read the blurb with care!), so the days were hard with steep climbs and long descents. The rewards were huge, amazing views, great biodiversity and a country that values... (more)Olive O
    Rodopi mountains hiking vacation in Bulgaria
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    US $1,399
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? I enjoyed the whole vacation, we were particularly lucky with the weather and although August is getting a little late there were still some flowers to see. The caves were particularly interesting. Still quite a few flowers to see Tips? Possibly to take a travel plug for the wash basin. Local benefits? Presumably as we stayed in a family run hotel which employed local people then it did benefit the local people. Overall rating? I thoroughly enjoyed... (more)Caroyl Mead
    Bulgaria mountains hiking and culture vacation
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    €690
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? Everything. The vacation was the perfect balance between fabulous (but quite hard at times) walking and a real insight into the history and culture of Bulgaria. Tips? Just go! - with some good comfy walking boots and a camera to capture those picturesque mountains and glacial lakes. Local benefits? We stayed in small renovated, family owned accommodation. Spotlessly clean. Very tasty, home cooked breakfasts and evening meals using local produce. Tourism... (more)Anon
    Bulgaria self-guided hiking and spa vacation
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    £550
    excluding flights
    It was very relaxing, with beautiful scenic mountains and forests. (more)Prue Mitchell
    The most memorable part of the trip was... walking from Yagodina to Trigrad - the path was easy to follow and the scenery was absolutely breathtaking. To be so high up in the mountains with nature and eventually descend to overlook Trigrad on the way down was amazing. (more)Morven Jenkins
    Walking in the mountains through unspoilt meadows where the only sounds were birdcalls and an occasional sheep bell was balm to the soul. (more)Jo Cohen Jones
    Bulgaria walking vacation
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    US $1,499
    excluding flights
    Hiking (and) meeting fellow travelers was the highlight of the vacation. (more)Niall Murtagh
    I learnt a lot about Bulgaria, about the wild life in the Rodope mountains and how this is being preserved. The people working in the hotel were very helpful and friendly and our guide and driver were excellent in every way. (more)Mary Bolton
    Western Balkans tour
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    US $2,520
    excluding flights
    The most memorable and exciting part of the vacation was climbing and walking in Valbonne (more)Hava Feary
    The most memorable part of the vacation was the hike in Valbona valley (more)Hava Feary
    Bulgaria traditional crafts vacation
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    €870
    excluding flights
    There were so many highlights of the trip but we all agree that sitting around the dinner table sharing conversation and learning about this beautiful part of the world and making new friends was an unforgettable experience. (more)Susan Chortyk
    Excellent!!! (more)Haruyo and Neil Abramson
    The enormous warmth and helpfulness of the people we met surmounted the language barrier. (more)Rachel Ganz
    Family adventure vacation in Bulgaria
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    €695
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? The children absolutely loved the water rafting and finding minerals along the River Ardar. Staying at the Wild Farm was very memorable in itself as the place gave the children the opportunity to play with their pets and play outdoors when we were not doing activities. Betty, our host, was lovely and included our children in family games. Tips? You need to bring insect repellent if you are going in the summer! Local benefits? Yes! It was all organised by... (more)Alicia Moreno
    Bulgaria self-guided hiking vacation
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    €560
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? Climbing Mount Vidran, the wildflowers in the Pirin and Rila Mountains, city tour of Sofia. Evening strolls in the village Govedartsi to soak up the atmosphere. Watching the cows being herded each evening into the village. Friendly Bulgarians. Good Bulgarian food and wine. Tips? Don't underestimate the fitness needed for the walks. Previous vacations, walks have been easier than grading suggested. Not here the grading is more accurate so the strenuous walks are... (more)Mike Wilkinson
    Snowshoeing vacation in Bulgaria, Rila mountain
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    €690
    excluding flights
    The most memorable was the variety of terrain walking through the Seven Rila Lakes; forests, mountains, frozen lakes, granite, ice and snow, and the warm welcome from everyone I met along the way. (more)Nicola Farrington
    The most exciting part was to be able to see & enjoy the country in the snow which would not have been possible without snow shoes. (more)Alan Reimer
    Bulgaria snowshoeing vacation
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    €690
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? I enjoyed visiting the mountains and countryside of Bulgaria with a guide. A trip to a Cultural center for dinner and entertainment on the same day as a trip to Local Outdoor springs was certainly memorable. Tips? This adventure in the mountains requires a high level of fitness as in order to enjoy it you must keep up with the guide and the pace is fast. I have been on 2 snowshoeing vacations before and didn't expect the daily distance and ascent to be completed... (more)Una campbell
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