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Reviewed September 27, 2018

I did this tour with a group of 5 other travelers on a beautiful warm day in September. Vasco was our guide and he was very friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic about sharing his love of nature and Bulgaria. We began the tour in Sofia and drove up towards the mountains, where we left the van and rode a chairlift to a hut. We began the hike with a moderate climb up to a ridge, which provided sweeping views of the mountains below. Vasco made sure everyone was able to walk at their own pace, but stayed generally together as a group. After several hours of hiking and enjoying the many lakes, we returned to the chairlift and the van. Our group had been asking about Bulgarian foods, so Vasco asked if we would like to stop for a snack on the way to the monastery. The group agreed and we stopped at a small local shop to taste a few typical foods. Then we continued on to the Monastery were we did a tour and had a little free time to explore before returning to Sofia. It was a long day, but absolutely one of the highlights of my time in Bulgaria. I highly recommend this tour!

Date of experience: September 2018
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AmeliyaIlieva, Guest Relations Manager at Traventuria - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Hello!

Thanks so much for writing this review - we love hearing about the experiences that our guests have had, especially when they're so positive, it lets us know we're doing something right!
We hope to host you on another one of our tours in the future.

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Ameliya

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Reviewed September 26, 2018

I had an amazing time with this tour; the tour guide was extremely nice, spoke good English and even shared some of his food with me. There was information provided throughout the whole visit and the time spent in the van was less then advertised, which was great! My only request is that there would be more and longer breaks for pictures (around 1 hour more worth of tour), but I understand that for most people that's negligible.

Date of experience: September 2018
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AmeliyaIlieva, Guest Relations Manager at Traventuria - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Hello!

Thanks so much for writing this review - we love hearing about the experiences that our guests have had, especially when they're so positive, it lets us know we're doing something right!
We hope to host you on another one of our tours in the future.

Kind regards,
Ameliya

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Reviewed September 24, 2018

We chose this tour because we wanted to see both the Boyana Church and the Rila Monastery, and we were not disappointed. Our guide, Marina, was friendly, knowledgeable, and provided interesting details to go with the historical facts. Her command of English is excellent. The bus was full—about 30 people. At the very small, old Boyana Church, we needed to pay 10 lev (Bulgarian currency only, but at the kiosk next door, we were able to buy a bottle of water with Euros and get change in Leva). The drive into the mountains goes through rural landscape and some villages. At the monastery, Marina gave us a tour and then gave us time to eat lunch and explore on our own. It is important to know that when boarding the tour bus, one must pay cash in either Leva or Euros. Dollars and credit cards are not accepted. The monastery is beautiful; the frescoes are stunning. Walking on uneven cobblestones is not easy. It is not handicap-accessible. Also, the public toilets in the monastery are squats.

Date of experience: September 2018
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AmeliyaIlieva, Guest Relations Manager at Traventuria - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Hello!

Thanks so much for writing this review - we love hearing about the experiences that our guests have had, especially when they're so positive, it lets us know we're doing something right!
We hope to host you on another one of our tours in the future.

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Ameliya

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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Our family of, ages 17 to 53, went on a great 4 day hiking tour of the Rila mountains. Everything worked like clockwork-pick ups, drop offs, accommodations, meals, maps, communication. Hikes were challenging but fun, the nature is stunning. Would highly recommend. Prices are fair and well worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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AmeliyaIlieva, Guest Relations Manager at Traventuria - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Hello!

Thanks so much for writing this review - we love hearing about the experiences that our guests have had, especially when they're so positive, it lets us know we're doing something right!
We hope to host you on another one of our tours in the future.

Kind regards,
Ameliya

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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

On arrival at the Airport in Sofia we were picked up and brought to our hotel by coach with very helpful driver then we had a 3 hour walking tour of Sofia with our excellent tour guide Vasco he was just brilliant brought us to all the main attractions as we were a camera club it was great to see all the fabulous places that we could go back to in our own time to photograph we also did the day trip to Plovdiv and we had our favourite guide Vasco after requesting him...and again what a wonderful day got do the old town which was amazing... Vasco told us all about the sights brought us to all the beautiful places and allowed us time to explore everyone was happy
Could highly recommend Traventuira...

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AmeliyaIlieva, Guest Relations Manager at Traventuria - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Hello!

Thanks so much for writing this review - we love hearing about the experiences that our guests have had, especially when they're so positive, it lets us know we're doing something right!
We hope to host you on another one of our tours in the future.

Kind regards,
Ameliya

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