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Welcome to Balkania Travel

Balkania Travel

Dear Friends,

We are here to bring closer to you the best of Bulgaria and the Balkans – an exciting part of the world with centuries old history, diverse culture and varied traditions. Beautiful mountain scenery, long beaches, abundant mineral water springs, rich vegetation and wildlife await you.

Enjoy the exquisite cuisine, fine wines, love of life, enchanting folklore, our major contribution to World Music, lively festivals. We'll take you to unknown places off the beaten track and show you unique things listed in world culture heritage lists, you didn't know about.

We promise you a surprising journey of discovery. Find out more about our main destination Bulgaria, from the official Bulgarian tourist office website »

And for further insights into Bulgaria's history, culture, flora and fauna, we'll present you with a copy of the third edition of Bradt's travel guide for every booking to also show our appreciation of your custom. We are committed to providing you with a high quality service, a comfortable tour and the best value for money.

Covid

Like you, we are watching with concern the latest negative developments with the pandemic both in the UK and in our destinations. We are longing to head overseas again, when conditions are right, hopefully next Spring. We are determined that B-BS and Balkania will again be running top quality trips which you like and have supported in the past as soon as we believe this is sensible and safe. With this hope, we have prepared our initial programme for 2022
It is important for us to be able to deliver your holiday and for you to enjoy it  without having to be concerned about the possible restrictions for entry and exit in terms of quarantine on return and testing that may be necessary.

Apart from constant contacts with our agents and suppliers we also follow these official and professional sources of information, regularly updated which we recommend that you check as well:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bulgaria
http://bulgarianembassy-london.org/covid-19/covid-19_prevencia/
https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/country/36/bulgaria#COVID-19

We have discussed with our agents the need for absolutely safe travel in Bulgaria and our other destinations, including rules for sanitising and safe accommodation at hotels, attending restaurants, travelling in buses, minibuses and other vehicles.

Your continued support will give us the opportunity to help our partner agents, family hotels, overseas guides and leaders, colleagues we rely on to make your holiday a great success as well as continue to make our charitable donations to cultural and conservation causes we support. 

Should we need to cancel your holiday due to:

1. An FCO travel advice against all but essential travel relating to Covid (or any other reason)
2. The country for which you are booked to travel to being put on the red list or barring entry to UK Nationals

We will offer you a full refund or the option to rebook your holiday with us.

We appreciate your understanding and hope that you, your family and friends remain safe and well during this challenging period. Together we will get through this and soon we will be able to once again visit the wonderful nature of Bulgaria and the Balkans we all love and enjoy.

About Us

Balkania Travel Limited
Balkania Travel Limited is an over 27-year old British company, founded in London in 1994, Our Air Travel Organiser's License, ATOL, is No. 4465 and we are IATA accredited agents No. 91-2 7839.

Our directors and staff combine both long experience and in-depth knowledge of our destinations, as well as up to date IT and communication skills. We have the full A to Z range of exciting tour themes, from Archaeology to Zarezan Wine Festival.

We have a long list of escorted fixed departure tours, air travel included and can also put together a bespoke journey, tailored to your interest and requirements, regardless of party size.

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Tour Itineries

Tour Start Date End Date Price PDF
Winter Wildfowl Tour February 2022 TBA - -
Bulgarian Mountains & Greek Wetlands April 2022 TBA - -
Spring Butterfly and Moth Tour 23rd April 2022 2nd May 2022 £1,300 Download
Migrants and Mountain Specialities 4th May 2022 14th May 2022 £1,350 Download
Wanderlust and Serendipity 29th May 2022 5th June 2022 £1,200 Download
Early Summer Butterflies and Flowers June 2022 TBA - -
Midsummer Butterflies and Moths 3rd July 2022 15th July 2022 £1,550 Download
Autumn Migration along the Via Pontica 4th Sept 2022 11th September 2022 £1,200 Download
A Taste of Bulgaria Tour Sept 2022 TBA - -
The Ancient Treasures of Bulgaria Tour Sept 2022 TBA - -
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British-Bulgarian Society Tours

We have been privileged to run the special interest Tours of the society since 1996. The British-Bulgarian Society (B-BS), a charitable British organisation, has initiated tours to Bulgaria for over 40 years as one of its means to promote friendship, understanding and cultural relations between the peoples of Britain and Bulgaria. The society uses income from these tours to support a variety of educational and conservation projects in both countries. We fully share these goals and by contributing to the joint product, we aim to give you an added satisfaction.

Every year the focus of the tours is on the less known features of Bulgaria, its flora and fauna, bird life, butterflies, festivals, music, embroidery, village life, wine tours, archaeology, monasteries and pilgrimages.

B-BS Wanderlust and Serendipity Walking Tour Gallery

Photographs by Assen Ignatov and Mike Hillman

Bulgaria is undergoing an amazing transformation and nobody is better placed than us together to follow developments. Lately, we increasingly cross borders into the neighbouring countries of Greece, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia on various integrated tour themes, such as the rich natural history and cultural heritage of this fascinating South-eastern cradle of civilization of Europe and the world.

Contact

ADDRESS
Balkania Travel Ltd,
Conex House,
148 Field End Road,
Eastcote,
Middlesex,
HA5 1RJ

Company Reg England & Wales No: 2949098
VAT No: 649 1693 02


Booking Forms and deposits to Balkania Travel Ltd c/o Ognian Avgarski (currently working from home) 63 Alphabet Square, London E3 3RT. Tel: 020 7536 9400

Payments: Best made by credit/debit card over the phone, or electronically to Balkania Travel, Sort Code: 20-29-37, Acc.No: 23118185

TELEPHONE AND EMAIL ADDRESSES
Ognian Avgarski - Tours Incoming & Outgoing, inc. B-BS Tours:
T: 0207 536 9400 Email: ognian@balkaniatravel.com

Valery Ivanov - Director Flights:
T: 0208 515 1140 Email: valery@balkaniatravel.com

Vishal Patel - Managing Director & CEO Trade Wings Travel Long haul holidays and flights:
T: 0208 515 1144


 

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