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Bulgaria Private Guide

#61 of 196 Tours in Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria
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About Bulgaria Private Guide
Private tours of Bulgaria by private driver-guide since 1993. Exclusive private tours for solo Travellers and small groups up to 4 people.
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Charles W wrote a review Mar 2020
Tampa, Florida, United States6 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent a week with Patrick exploring a bit of Bulgaria. First, communication with him is easy, quick, and informative. Second, his knowledge of Bulgaria is extensive, yet delivered interestingly and in as much detail as you want. Third, his choice of accommodations provides you with a taste of local culture with comfort and reasonable prices. Fourth, his recommendations of restaurants introduces you to the great local cuisine. Fifth, he is a very safe driver. Sixth, Patrick is flexible in his planning - able to make suggestions and changes on the fly. Seventh....do I need to say more? He is the best!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jan McCoy wrote a review Jul 2019
Salem, Oregon8 contributions
My wife, 17-year-old daughter and I have just completed our second trip with Patrick de Bulgaria. Patrick has proved both a quality guide and a delightful traveling companion. He has an unmatched knowledge of Bulgarian history and culture and contacts who make everything very personal rather than merely accessible. We had dinner with two of his contacts at their small hotel, we visited natural areas including Eagles Eye and the Devil's Throat Cave, we walked in the steps of a 2500-year-old culture at Perpericon, all with the support of an expert guide and translator. I do not hesitate to give Patrick my highest recommendation. It is certain we will take advantage of his services again in the future as we plan our third trip with him in the next couple of years.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Patti H wrote a review Jul 2019
Alameda, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
I’m not often inspired to write reviews despite traveling a fair amount but felt compelled to write about our recent trip to Bulgaria. Judging from the chatter on this and other forums, Patrick inspires that kind of passion! My husband and I were booked on a group tour of the Balkans and decided that we wanted to take a deeper dive into Bulgaria after the tour. My husband and I are greedy tourists and want to see everything we possibly can. Patrick worked with my husband, via email, to skinny the plan back to something achievable without sacrificing any “must see’s”. When we met Patrick after lunch in Ruse, we were instantly put at ease. The first day visiting rock monasteries set the tone for the rest of the trip. It was amazing! The sites were awesome, Patrick’s knowledge was comprehensive and our rapport was established. What followed was 5 days of sight seeing, learning, eating, drinking, great conversations and endless laughter! Everything a great vacation should be! Patrick is competent, knowledgeable, friendly, funny, has great wine knowledge, recommends great restaurants and hotels, flexible and always ready to make a recommendation or provide an option based on his read of you and your likes. We were lucky to find him and grateful that he was available. We highly recommend Patrick for your travel needs in Bulgaria!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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David Shukla wrote a review Apr 2019
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Recently travelled around the Balkans countries with Patrick as our guide. This was our third trip with Patrick; we also visited Bulgaria twice with him. With Patrick we were able to visit most of the Balkan countries - something that would have been difficult on our own. He is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, a very good and safe driver, and an excellent travel companion. His English was very good and it is easy to communicate with him. On all three trips the itinerary he created and the accommodations were perfect. He even paid extra on one night so that we could have a room upgrade to the best room in the hotel! If anyone wishes to visit Bulgaria or any of the Balkan countries I would wholeheartedly recommend using Patrick. We have travelled extensively and have never had as good a guide as Patrick.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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cab68 wrote a review Apr 2019
Adelaide137 contributions80 helpful votes
In 2016 my husband and I spent 7 days extensively travelling around Bulgaria to see some of the well-known and more off-track sites. I plan the itinerary and we like to travel solo with an experienced guide. After a great deal of research we decided travel with Patrick who was not only a guide but also drove his own vehicle. In many countries it is difficult to find a driver/guide. He is a professional small tour guide, notable for his historical knowledge, contacts in the hospitality scene, personable nature, extensive command of English and safe driving. He has the ability to ‘read’ the needs of his clients and suggest adjustments to the itinerary that suit their interests, resulting in a richer tourist experience. I commend him to any potential clients and he will be honest in his capacity to suit their interests.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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