We were very happy with all aspects of the tour. I’ve just posted about it on Trustpilot. We were especially happy with Catalin and Stoyan and how helpful and friendly they were throughout. We would definitely recommend the trip to others.
The only change I might suggest are to incorporate a visit to see the Buzludzha site into the Bulgaria itinerary, because it is a striking place and not a big detour. Otherwise it is a great tour!
Peter and Tania Caporaso (Italy)
Can’t begin to express my thanks to you, your firm and both my guides. Stoyan and I happened upon a Festival of St. Marko Day in Momina Kliabura with the women attired in their village culture. Truly this was a highlight of the trip and totally out of the blue (a large group would have never done this, but Stoyan did). It was a pleasure to have traveled under your auspices. It was a treat and one I shall never forget.
Linda Brolly Hathaway (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. Also, Vlad was quick to respond to any question or concern. Catalin was a wonderful guide with just enough facts without sounding like the encyclopaedia. Stoyan was also very accomodating even going so far as to arrive 30 mins early for our departure from the hotel just to be sure he got there on time!! The food and accomodations were all good. I would definitely recommend Balkan Trails for future travellers.
Starla Suttles (United States)
Our trip was really great in every way. Catalin could not have been more accommodating – he added little gems that all five of us really enjoyed. He even tried to work in the salt mines for us and did take us to the airport on Saturday! He’s a keeper for your company. Would have enjoyed meeting you or your wife but he was an outstanding substitute. Please check out our remarks on Trip Advisor. Thanks again for your help in facilitating this.
Leslie Snyder and friends (United States)
Your tour company took us to six countries from Bulgaria to Macedonia, Albania, Romania, Republic of Moldova and Serbia. This required lots of planning on your part and it worked out very well. Going through immigration and customs, driving through roads and providing hotels and guide facilities, all were perfect. Only an experienced tour company could plan so well. We must have seen countless beautiful churches, museums, Unesco sights, gardens and cities. Indeed these countries are like heaven. Cultural shows and visit to Gypsy family was great.
We are back from long Balkan tour of 28 days, treasuring memories of Balkan people, customs, way of living and nature. These countries have unique culture and very long history of war and peace. Now that all things are politically stable, it is fascinating to visit and discover Balkan. We think it is very opportune time to visit for anyone.
Among all, I like to thank you for having great team of guides and drivers. They were not only excellent and defensive drivers but with great knowledge of each location visited and they provided us with in depth history. Having access to internet in the cars was very useful. Stoyan , Catalin as well as Zlatan were very helpful and accommodative on all aspect of the trip. For such a long trip, they became like our family friends.
It was also indeed nice of you and your wife to stop by and meet us and take us out for lunch. Wine and chocolates, you left in the hotel shows your generosity and it represents how much you care for each and every client. This only happens when you love what you do and indeed you both do.
Now that we are spoiled by your services, we will only take private tours of the other countries. With tour company like yours it is so easy.
Jack and Varsha Shah (United States)