Balkan Trails

Custom Travel to The Balkans:
Bulgaria & Romania Tours

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

Customized Tour Itinerary

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.

Licensed Local Tour

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

Increased Flexibility

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

Safety And Confidence

Feel safe and confident knowing that our customers praise us for our speed in communication, personable service, flexibility in planning, and great tour guides.
Our Tours

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Balkan Trails

Why Choose Us?

We offer fully customizable private tours in Romania and Bulgaria. We build the whole tour around you and your travel companions.
Enjoy the personable service of a knowledgeable private guide and private air conditioned transportation.
Visit only the sights you are interested in, spend as much time as you want to visit them, and enjoy the flexibility only a private tour can offer you.
We have 15+ years of activity and over 30 years of experience in the travel industry.
We are a licensed tour operator, we have the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and we boast 5-star reviews from hundreds of customers.
Years of Activity for Balkan Trails
Years of Travel Industry Experience
Happy Customers
Positive Reviews
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Who Are We

Boutique Travel Agency

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


What Our Clients Say

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:

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