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We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarah@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

Four tours to Bulgaria
 
2019
Experiences and Encounters in Bulgaria April 20 - May 2, 2019
Wild Europe to the East (Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo & Montenegro) September 29 - October 11, 2019
2020
Bulgaria for Easter April 11 - 23, 2020
Wild Europe to the East (Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo & Montenegro) September 2 - 14, 2020
   
 

A delightful and enriching cultural experience!

About our Bulgaria tours

Travel can focus on places or on people - or on both. 

Forget the big coach tour where visitors are herded onto vehicles only to pass by virtual pictures outside the window, with some quick stops and a lecture or two along the way.

Another way to travel is on your own, which is not a bad idea at all. The gregarious and outgoing person can find interesting people everywhere. Stopping to visit with whoever crosses your path is a good thing too.

However, for a full, rich and memorable experience, please, come with us!  Our tours are carefully organized so you will come home having seen the top sites AND having learned about, met and interacted with those who absolutely personify the culture. We encourage you to make friends with those who you share the adventure and with those you meet.

The reason we are able to do this is because we have the most knowledgeable, personable, and caring guide in all of Bulgaria. Don’t miss the opportunity to travel with Lyuba or one of her carefully trained team. Lyuba’s vast network of friends and associates allow you to connect with the people who are either unique or best examples of characteristics that make Bulgaria a rich, but mostly undiscovered treasure.  The places we visit are not only the most famous, but also some of the most exquisite and little known places; I dare you to find them on your own. The explanations of what you see, hear, smell and taste will make these places come alive.

Lyuba knows the traditions, both cultural and historical. She will introduce you to the traditions, art, religion, music, dance, crafts, cuisine and more. Yes, we will stop to smell the roses, the lavender, and the pastries too. These tours are a feast for the senses and the soul.

Gwen Erwood

President, Travel Concepts International

Bulgaria is so interesting as it's not spoiled by tourists - real relations, wonderful small hotels, and most important - an incredible heritage, still authentic and not yet touched by human hands.

So far we are a big hidden treasure, which should be discovered soon.

--Our guide, Lyuba Boyanin
(1956-2016)

 

 

 

THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarah@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Greece and Macedonia

The Balkans - Touches of Five Countries
Serbia: Belgrade • Oplenac • Cacak • Novi Pazar
Kosovo: Kosovska Mitrovica • Prishtina • Gracanica • Prizren
Albania: Koman Lake • Tirana • Albanian Riviera • Gjirokaster • Korce
Macedonia: Ohrid • Krushevo • Tetovo • Skopje
Plus lunch in the Greek border town of Melissopetra

September 29 - October 11, 2019
13 Days • $5210 per person single or double occupancy*
beginning Belgrade, Serbia and ending in Skopje, Macedonia
Airfare Additional
*Discount of $400 per person for double occupancy

Led by our guide and friend, Dr. Yuri Boyanin

(All photos this page by Yuri Boyanin)

Dear World Traveler,

Our excellent guide, Dr. Yuri Boyanin has planned our Wild Europe tour to be even wilder - touching five countries! This exiting itinerary begins in Belgrade, Serbia and concludes in Skopje, Macedonia. Plus, cross into Greece for lunch in a sleepy border town.

This tour will open many windows: to how people live and dream, how they’ve organized their life, how they relate to their neighbors from across the border, across the village or even from across their garden fence. History, culture and nature are vital to understanding this region, and both feature strongly in this tour.

We focus on areas off-the-beaten-trail: beautiful Korce in Albania; Krushevo in Macedonia; Novi Pazar in Serbia. We take back roads. We use little known border crossings where only local people cross.

Every stop is a memorable experience. Even the restroom breaks.

The accommodations we use are superb: the Townhouse 27, Solun and Plaza hotels are world-class. The Montana Palace is a bit bizarre, but memorable. Vrbak hotel is a socialist-era dinosaur you will not forget; Tito is still alive in that place. Gracenica, Argjiro and Life Gallery are charming little hotels/guesthouses with tons of character.

There’s too much to mention here from the exquisite architecture, captivating frescoes and impressive monuments to the seaside views, river gorges and rolling hills. You’ll have to come and experience it with our excellent guide, Yur! He’s traveled to 116 countries on this planet and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club, New York.

We can operate this alluring adventure with a minimum of two participants and will waive the single supplement! Call today to reserve your space and let us show you the wild side of Europe.

Sincerely,

Gwen Erwood
President, Travel Concepts International



 

 

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Discovery Highlights

  • Relax in carefully selected hotels in Belgrade, Novi Pazar, Gracanica, Tirana, Gjirokaster, Korce, Krushevo and Skopje
  • Enjoy many meals according to the program: 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • Transportation with an air-conditioned minibus, with all border, toll taxes and parking fees included
  • Expand your knowledge with our extraordinary English speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Gain insight with local tour guides in Belgrade, Tirana, Korce and Skopje
  • Have a leisurely walk along the banks of the Sava River as it meets the Danube in Belgrade
  • Taste local wines in historic town of Topola at the Aleksandrovic winery
  • Stroll the narrow Ottoman streets in Novi Pazar
  • Cross the famous bridge in the Serbian-Albanian Town of Kosovska Mitrovica where guards from both sides maintain the peace
  • Enjoy a unique ferry ride with the locals riding from Fierza to Koman Dam
  • Marvel at the dramatic vistas of the Adriatic coastline in Albania
  • Delight in the charm of the Greek village of Melissopetra for lunch
  • Use unique border crossings that provide spectacular scenery like along Prespa Lakes into Macedonia
  • Stop in the ethnic Albanian town of Tetovo with perhaps the most beautiful mosque Yuri has ever seen


 

 

THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarah@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

 

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