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“Fantastic walking holiday”

Traventuria - Day Tours
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The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery
Ranked #3 of 50 Outdoor Activities in Sofia
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Owner description: Traventuria Ltd is a fully bonded Bulgarian tour operator, possessing a management with experience of over 10 years in the field of the incoming tourism in Bulgaria and the Balkans. The company offers cultural and active holidays, private transfers, ski and snow board packages. Flexibility, local knowledge and perfection in all our services are our distinctive feature!
Reviewed June 27, 2016

We went as group of 8 friends on the 'In the footsteps of Orpheus' walking tour in the Rhodope mountains. It was the first visit to Bulgaria for most of us and after this trip we are already looking forward to the next one! The arrangements all worked perfectly, transport was always where it was expected and the drivers were all very friendly. We realise that seatbelts are not compulsory in the back of vehicles in Bulgaria, but on the winding mountain roads would have felt much more comfortable if these had been working. The walks were all superb, through absolutely gorgeous scenery. The directions, backed up by Google Earth printouts, mainly worked well, but we got completely lost on our last day, which was quite worrying for a good hour or so. Accommodation ranged from good to superb. Our first night in Devin was fine, though the dinner was average at best. On the first night in Trigrad the dinner was not good, but the quality improved each night - the rooms were nice and the welcome as warm as could be wished. Our one night stay with Rumen was unforgettable - a mountain of delicious food, music, singing and dancing and an overwhelmingly warm welcome. The final night in Kosovo was luxurious, and just what we needed after our very tiring 5 days walking. All in all this was a memorable trip for all the right reasons, and one we plan to repeat.

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"rila monastery and boyana church"
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"rila lakes"
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

Fabulous country, people, scenery. Wonderful hospitality. Perfect organisation by Traventuria. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I did this the tour of Plodiv and Koprivshtitsa with George, we were a group of 4 people. George told us a lot of interesting history and stories and it was a great day out. I enjoyed Plodiv the most.

Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

We used this travel agency to take a trip from Sofia to Rila (to see the Rila Monastry and Buyana Church) and found it to be really great!! Our guide (Martin), was a very friendly guy, happy to answer questions and spoke great english. I also appreciated that we were offered "choices" at every point, unlike the usual tours and Martin was sensitive about the needs of all the different passengers.

Highly recommended!

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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Did the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church tour. My friend kept raving about how fantastic the tour guide Vicky from the same company was the day before- how she explained so much not just about the specific sites then say but Bulgarian history and life and even worked in an additional unscheduled stop . Vicky gives this tour also but a few days later and we would no longer be in Sofia by then.
Instead we had a different guide and received the Minimum! Absolutely no explanation about anything on the 2 hours plus drives and very little when at Rila.
Worse: only because Boyana Church refuses to have more than 8 people in the church at one time for not more than 10 minutes, did our guide not succeed in having all 16-18 of us crammed at one time into the tiny space where not only it would have been difficult to view the frescos because of so many people but would have caused damage to the art. His explanation was minimal and I doubt we had the entire 10 minutes as he rushed us through for the next group.

Thank ladybegood
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TraventuriaAdmin, Manager at Traventuria - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2016

Dear Lady,
Thank you for the written review on TripAdvisor. I believe there is some kind of mistake, since we do not have a guide named Vicky or with a name similar to this. Probably you have traveled with another company.
Be well and all the best from me and my team,

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