Exploring and Experiencing Bulgaria

Exploring Bulgaria has never been easier. There is literally a tour to suit everyone’s interests. Fancy a horse riding tour?   Want to hike with a group of friends? Or maybe you are interested in Bulgaria’s ancient history? No problem! With summer on its way, now is the time to organise a private tour.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s history is colourful. Its culture is rich in tradition and its scenery is breath-taking in every season. The Bulgarian people are warm and friendly AND very proud of their country’s history, tradition and natural beauty. So it makes sense to book a tour with someone who knows this enchanting country so well.


Irina and Paul
Slow Tours Bulgaria

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Paul and Irina at work

Irina is a native Plovdivian and offers many types of tours in and around Plovdiv. So why not kick start your mountain holiday by stopping off in Plovdiv and choosing from one of Irina’s relaxed tours celebrating this beautiful city, which boasts being the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe? Her Food, Heritage and Cultural Tour, is a leisurely 5 kilometre (3.7 miles) walk.  Take in the rich culture and the delicious cuisine of Plovdiv. On the Walking Tour, which takes about 2-3 hours, Irina will


Ancient Roman Stadium

tell you about all of the most important cultural and historical sites in Plovdiv. The Hills Tour (5 kilometres) introduces you to the significance of the Seven Hills on which Plovdiv is built. Irina and Paul also organize day tours from Plovdiv to The Rhodope Mountains as well. Their Panoramic Tour and Tour of Traditional Rhodope Villages will captivate you as it did Paul, a native Texan.  They also do tours of Bachovo Monastery/Asen’s Fortress, Wonderful Bridges, Red Wall Nature Reserve and The Valley of Tracian Kings. If you would like to see something else, let Irina and Paul know and discover what they can do for you.  While you’re visiting their website, check out Irina’s blogs!


Stoikite House, Stoykite, Bulgaria

Stoikite House, sitting high in the village of Stoykite, is close to all of these attractions. It is the perfect base from which to explore the rich natural beauty, culture and history of the region.



Plovdiv Trips

Private Tours

Kamen at Plovdiv Trips

Private Tours

The Wonderful Bridges

Kamen and his team of tour professionals would love to show you around the Rhodope Mountain region. Kamen knows this wild and wonderful, part of Bulgaria inside and out. He has lived in the cultural and colourful city of Plovdiv almost all his life.  They have a number of day tours from Plovdiv to tempt you from general sightseeing to wine tasting or hiking to historic/cultural/spa tours. Their best selling tour is The Wonderful Bridges, Bachkovo Monastery and Asen’s Fortress. They will happily organise transfers to and from Plovdiv and Sofia Airports and more.  We at Stoikite House, think that there is so much to offer right here on our doorstep. May we suggest that you organise a few (or more) day trips with Kamen?


Touring the Rhodopes


Tams House, Plovdiv

Stoikite House’s Top Tip:  Tams House. Beautiful food. Romantic location. A ‘must do’ in Beautiful Plovdiv!


Private Guide Bulgaria

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Adriana at Private Guide Bulgaria

Adriana at Private Guide Bulgaria offers custom tours. Adriana is passionate about Bulgaria. She has extensive knowledge and years of experience as a tour guide. Whether you are organising a large group tour or a romantic holiday for two, Adriana can show you around this beautiful country. Adriana offers horse riding, cultural, and hiking tours. You can even book a women only or a wine tour! You can choose a day trip from Plovdiv or Sofia. Maybe you’re

Hiking Rhodopis

Hiking with Adriana and Team

interested in a multi-day tour? Not sure what you want to do? Adriana has some suggestions! Don’t take my word for it; check out her website (and in particular, her blog page). The success is in the planning and Adriana will help you to get the most out of your holiday.

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Patrick at Bulgaria Private Guide

Tour Rhodopi Mountains

Bachkovo Monastery

Bulgaria Private Guide has been operating since 1993 and Patrick has been showing people around his beloved Bulgaria for over 20 years! You can choose from cultural or historical tours or poke around the ancient monasteries. Maybe a “foodie holiday” is what you are looking for. (The food and wine is amazing, by the way.) OR if all things out-of-doors is your thing, plan a fishing, camping or snorkelling tour! Better yet, why not custom design one to suite your interests?  Patrick offers day trips as well. If you are looking for ideas, then check out his extensive website.  Patrick’s blog is crammed full of inspiration.


Plovdiv City Centre

Discover what Plovdiv and the Rhodope Mountain region has to offer. You won’t be disappointed! (We can recommend a great place to stay!)