Immerse yourself in the mystique and beauty of the Balkan countries with a privately dedicated tour custom-built for your travel style.

Customize tour itinerary at no extra charge so you can travel at your own pace, seeing only the sights you want to see, when you want to see them…

Get your own exclusive, licensed, local tour guide with private transportation who speaks fluent English and will show you what Bulgaria and Romania really have to offer…

Gain increased flexibility with the ability to change your schedule “on the fly”, at no extra charge, even after the tour has started…

Feel safe and confident knowing that our customers praise us for our speed in communication, personable service, flexibility in planning, and great tour guides…
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Over the last 20 years, we have helped many travelers discover our part of the world: the Balkan Countries. These days, a large percentage of our new bookings come from referrals from former clients  – a solid testimony to the quality of our services. This is what some of our past customers have to say about their travel experience in the Balkans with us:

Valerie Kleindienst (Australia)

I am totally satisfied with everything we did, I think you put such a lot of thought into it all that you did not leave much to improve upon. The ...

Valerie Kleindienst (Australia)

Starla Suttles (United States)

The tour far surpassed my expectations. I chose to work with Balkan Trails because of the flexibility in creating an itinerary to fit my schedule. Al...

Starla Suttles (United States)

Jack and Varsha Shah (United States)

Your tour company took us to six countries from Bulgaria to Macedonia, Albania, Romania, Republic of Moldova and Serbia. Thi...

Jack and Varsha Shah (United States)

Jeff & Joan Jacobson (United States)

What an unforgettable experience!  Our 3 weeks in Bulgaria and Romania was fabulous, from your outstanding tour guides (Toma and Catalin), fantastic ...

Jeff & Joan Jacobson (United States)

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We are Vlad and Zoe Trestian – the owners and managers of Balkan Trails. Vlad is Romanian, Zoe is Bulgarian – we have first hand, local knowledge of the countries our tours explore.

We have been working in the travel industry in Eastern Europe since the late 1990s. In 2009, we decided to set up Balkan Trails as a family-owned and managed tour operator company. When trusting us with your travel experience, you will be dealing directly with one of us. Zoe or Vlad will be your single point of contact, so you’re always talking to an expert who has an overview of all details related to your tour.

We understand traveling is personal and individual, and no two travelers are alike. That is why the majority of our Bulgaria and Romania tours are based on customized itineraries. Your tour is exactly that: YOURS. Just let us know when you’d like to arrive and depart, what your interests are, the type of hotels you prefer, and we’ll take care of the rest.

We work with a small number of hand-picked, licensed guides. They all have solid experience and speak excellent English. During your time with them, you will get an insider’s perspective on the country, its people, and its culture. They are also the ones who will help you interact with locals – meeting locals is key to truly understanding a country.

Being a small, family-run business and working with a small number of carefully selected guides, also means we are only able to manage a limited number of Balkan tours each year. And that’s OK. Our focus is not organizing lots of “just OK” tours. We are here to create memorable travel experiences. And those do come in limited numbers.

Get in touch today. We’re really looking forward to showing you our part of the world.

Vlad and Zoe Trestian

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