Bulgaria to Greece, Discover the Unknown Europe

This exceptional and unique journey will see you hiking in the wild areas of Rila and Central Balkans National Parks and exploring the amazingly beautiful Sacred Seven Rila Glacial Lakes. Bulgaria’s mountains cover a third of the nation’s territory, a well-developed network of eco-trails allow visitors the opportunity to appreciate their remarkable beauty. On this varied and unique journey you will visit Monasteries and painted Churches, experience the local culture, village life and taste the Balkan’s culinary traditions and cuisine. This amazing journey will continue onto Meteora and Thessaloniki City in Greece, both of which are great historical places and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

This tour begins in Sofia (Bulgaria) and concludes in Thessaloniki (Greece)

Activity Level Duration Departure Date Price
moderate 15 days 11th June 2020 $3,950

The tour price is based on twin share accommodation. If you are willing to share with another  female traveller on this tour and there is availability in a twin share room then no single supplement is charged. If you would like to have your own room for the duration of the trip, there is an additional charge of $440.


“What I love most about your tours is hard to describe, but it’s being able to visit potters and rug makers and not be led into the “sales” rooms. It’s being guided by people passionate about their country, it’s having time to discover a foreign land and let it unfold. It’s laughing with the locals as we dressed up and danced in the street. ( Deshka guesthouse). The balance between long hikes and shorter walks was excellent, the diversity of culture and nature was great. I really feel like I have seen a good cross section of Bulgaria.” – Louise

“Bulgaria amazed me and I loved the tour. I loved meeting our fellow travellers & sharing laughs, tears, triumphs & songs ( even if we only knew a couple of lines..) ….my word ! We knew a LOT of choruses.” – Christine

“It was a terrific tour. Thanks to you, and a big thanks to our guide Annie. She’s worth her weight in gold, though she’s too skinny for all that work.” – Laila

“This was my first ever fully escorted tour and I had a fabulous adventure which far exceeded my expectations. Our small group was greatly spoiled by the enthusiastic,delightful ,knowledgeable guide,  Ani , and expertly driven by the calm and safe Misho. I think you already know how good Ani is , and together with Misho this was a perfect team. What I liked best was the variety it terms of geography, food, accommodation  and “touristical”sites. The itinerary was tweaked according to the weather forecasts but there were some fantastic walks up and down mountains, alpine lakes, beech and coniferous forests, limestone caves, river canyons, alpine meadows ,monasteries , villages and cities.
I would easily recommend this tour to any walkers and good eaters! Bulgarian and Greek food is delicious and the quality of the summer fruits and vegetables is so far ahead of Australia in terms of flavour and price .” – Robyn
“Loved every minute with lots of variety but certainly having such a wonderful Annie was special. Food itinerary and accomodation was varied and interesting.
I think a lot of thought has gone into making this trip so enjoyable. Thank you so much.” – Helen