All of the testimonials below are real reviews, left by our happy customers on our TripAdvisor page.

*Please note, that Balkan Tales has started under the name Private Guide Bulgaria.

We were planning a visit to Romania, Bulgaria and N. Macedonia when I first heard of "Adriana Private Guide" through TripAdvisor. We had planned to rent 2 cars and drive around. My friend and I enjoy driving so it's never been an issue but the cost and hassle of the car rental (diff. pickup/dropoff location, insurance, navigation etc.) was too much and we decided to rent a van + guide instead.

- SummerMagic89Romania + Bulgaria

My wife and I booked a customized tour with Adriana Private Guides that took in 5 nights in Bulgaria a one-day transit across Serbia with only one worthwhile visit that they added in for us, four nights in Bosnia and two nights in Croatia (Dubrovnik). They met everything we asked for and our driver/guide added in some really nice extra stops on the way which allowed us to see more than we had asked for...

- Ian AA woderuful 12 days with the BEST Guide

I did two separate tours with guides Hristo and Kiril. They were both extremely knowledgeable, funny, and generous with their time. I learned a lot from both of them about Bulgarian history and had a lot of fun on the way. Since I was traveling by myself through Bulgaria, having very personable and gregarious guides made the experience much more enjoyable.

- BriCZPlovdiv, Skopje, and Buzludzha

The thing that first attracted me to Balkan Tales, was the fact that your holiday is tailored to fit your requirements, and at very reasonable prices. We were looking for a 5-6 day guided hiking tour in the Balkan Mountains but we were not sure which would be the best area to go for a weeks hiking, in such a vast mountain range. We left that up to Adriana, and our brilliant guide Nadya to plan, and they came up trumps.

- Brian TBalkan Mountain hike

Our experience with BALKAN TALES started during the tour planning stage when Adriana proposed a wonderful itinerary that maximized the number of countries we could visit in the time we had available, whilst not travelling for too long between tour stops. We also asked her to recommend and eventually book our hotel accommodation, for which she used her knowledge of the areas we were going to visit to arrange stays in lovely hotels...

- SylvieWestwoodPrivate Balkan Tour

DH and I hired Adriana and Balkan Tales to put together a 6 day tour around Bulgaria with a stop in Macedonia and Serbia, and we highly recommend this company! Our guide was Hristo, who is both knowledgeable and fun, and he insured that every day he showed us the best in local food, wine and sites. He really went out of his way to make our trip a full and interesting one. We would like to return to this area of the world...

- Nomad803448A woderuful 6 days


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