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Balkan Trails

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Licensed Romanian tour operator company, offering private day trips and tours in Romania and Bulgaria. All our tours are customisable, allowing you to discover only the sights you are interested in, at your own pace.
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29 Mihail Sebastian St. Ent. A, Apt. 37, Bucharest 050784, Romania
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Instead of taking the extension offered by the river cruise company at a higher price for fewer sights, we booked a four day trip with Balkan Trails and we couldn’t have been happier! Zoe was a joy to work with and very patiently answered all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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VladTrestian, Manager at Balkan Trails, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time for such a detailed review! Indeed, such a private tour can go much more in depth than a group tour at the end of a cruise, which only scratches the surface of what Transylvania really has to...More

Reviewed November 21, 2018

During the planning stages of this trip, Zoe, who co-owns this business with her husband, was very engaging and prompt in reaching out to me. She saw that I had a customized trip that peaked my interests. The pricing was very fair. As a history...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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VladTrestian, Manager at Balkan Trails, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Thank you so much for such detailed review! We're happy the itinerary we planned for you matched your interest in history and Vlad the Impaler. And indeed, once one takes a private tour, it's difficult to go back to group tours and one-size-fits-all itineraries. If...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018

We booked a day-tour to four separate sites in southern Transylvania; Vlad Castle, Bresov town, Peles Castle and Sinaia Monastery. The transportation was modern and we were supplies plenty of water and snacks for the long ride. The problem is that it is a long...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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VladTrestian, Manager at Balkan Trails, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Thank you for your review! Indeed, this is a tour where the drive is long, and the always busy traffic doesn't help either. I am happy you had an overall enjoyable experience and was able to cover all the sights we had planned for.

Reviewed October 15, 2018

I took an 11 day tour of Bulgaria and Romania with Balkan Trails in mid-September, and it definitely exceeded my expectations. First of all, the guides (Marina in Bulgaria, and Stefan in Romania) were excellent, as they were able to not only show us the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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VladTrestian, Manager at Balkan Trails, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers! We're happy you enjoyed the tour and company of our guides!

Reviewed September 29, 2018

We toured Romania with Balkan Trails in late June, 2018. My mother is in her 70's and has some mobility issues due to a bad knee, but has always wanted to see Transylvania. While planning our itinerary a year before the trip, Zoe was very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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VladTrestian, Manager at Balkan Trails, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Thank you for the review, Jennifer! We look forward to planning another tour for you in the near future!

Reviewed September 24, 2018

We started in Sofia and finished in Bucharest 12 days later.We had a fairly tight schedule due to time constraints but did not ever feel rushed and thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour. Our accommodation was varied and interesting, good quality (some had their little quirks)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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VladTrestian, Manager at Balkan Trails, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers! We are happy you enjoyed the tour with us, the company of our guides and the sights and scenery you discovered!

Reviewed September 23, 2018

My wife and I (traveling with another couple) booked a 15 day private tour with Balkan Trails to Bulgaria and Romania. We traveled in early September, 2018. In every respect the trip was wonderful! Zoe and Vlad put together a terrific itinerary for us, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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VladTrestian, Manager at Balkan Trails, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Thank you very much for the review, Paul! We're happy to see you were able to add a few features to your tour as you went along - such flexibility is always nice to have. We'll pass your kind words to your guides as well.

Reviewed August 17, 2018

We had 9 days on a private tour of Romania. It was great. Our driver, R?azvan, was very competent, caring, and really friendly. We saw everything we wanted to and Razvan even added some sights we did not even know about. You will not be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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VladTrestian, Manager at Balkan Trails, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Thank you for the review! If you decide to further explore our part of the world in the future, do not hesitate to get in touch, we'd be happy to offer you our services again!

Reviewed August 14, 2018

Recently returned from a private 17 day tour of Romania booked from Australia with Balkan Trails. From my first contact with Zoe over the internet to being dropped off at the airport to come home everything was perfect. Zoe was very helpful with changes to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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VladTrestian, Manager at Balkan Trails, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time for such a detailed review! It's always nice to see the positive results of customising a tour, and we're happy you enjoyed Stefan and his stories. Let us know if you'd like to do some additional exploring in our...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018

First time in Bulgaria, with special interests in Thracian and Roman antiquities, monasteries and painted churches. Zoe was very responsive and responsible in her comments and suggestions. The trip was for 10 days and took us on a wide circuit of sites. We were in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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VladTrestian, Manager at Balkan Trails, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thank you for the review! We're happy to see the 10 days you spent in Bulgaria were fun for you and your friends. We were able to pack in quite a few sights and features for what turned out to be quite an extensive tour...More

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